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D&B scene joins forces for new streaming vision: I Luv Drum & Bass

Drum and Bass | Thursday 26th October 2017 | Arren

In a huge display of unity, d&b labels across the board have come together and present Spotify an incredible playlist, I Luv Drum & Bass.

It’ll be continually updated by hundreds of artists and labels, creating a definitive view of drum & bass and representing the genre’s diversity. This vision was sparked earlier in October. A message board originally celebrating Grooverider’s birthday grew into deep conversation. It involved Fresh suggesting d&b should adapt and embrace streaming platforms before Bassline Smith proposed a definitive playlist of drum & bass.

The idea was born, and wheels set in motion to make it happen. Label heads from across the entire spectrum of the scene, lead by Fresh, Bassline Smith, Micky Finn, Grooverider, Futurebound and DJ SS worked together to bring this to life. Self-organised by the scene itself, it bears no commercial interest to anyone - only to provide drum & bass fans a space to explore all corners of the genre without needing to dig.

Hundreds of artists and labels have committed to this concept, where the latest music is added daily. Contributors includes the institutions of the scene alongside the fresher and more niche imprints. Bringing a new unity and energy to the scene, the I Luv Drum & Bass playlist represents the evolving attitude that have defined the genre since day one. The playlist launched today on Spotify, you can access it here. Peace and love to all the drum & bass community who made this happen!

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