It's been fun, but it's come to an end, and here's an explaination as to why it happened. This might hurt a few of you, but fuck it. This whole thing was about the increase in MP3 "labels" and why they are a detriment to drum & bass. In the past few years, the ratio of producers to consumers, has shifted massively in favour of producers, everyone is a producer these days or so it seems. Now this isn't a bad thing, but you never get anywhere instantly, and you've either got what it takes, or you haven't. Here's where the parody started. This wasn't against any specific type of drum & bass, and wasn't especially against this death metal drum & bass, it just so happened that there were a lot of threads bumped at the time, promoting this form. The whole parody was about the massive influx of "net labels" in the past 2 years. Now some of you may argue that digital downloads are the future, and I'm not going to disagree or agree with this, but surely there has to be quality control right? The fact of the matter is, the music isn't good enough. That is the bottom line. If it is, prove the whole scene wrong, and get your music signed to a proper label, that releases actual products you can hold in your hand and don't have to play on your computer. It is also of no surprise that the rise of net "labels" coincides with the rise of everyone becoming a producer in a very similar time frame. Again, I have nothing against people who want to write music, and try and get somewhere, and do their own thing, whether it be liquid funk, or death and bass or whatever you want to name it. The fact is, when you get nowhere, it seems another net "label" (and I used the term label lightly, because you are nothing more than website with free downloads) pops up and starts spamming the shit out of forums and getting their crew and mates to bump their threads almost forcing it down peoples throats. Zardonic, I have nothing against you, and in fact, I haven't even heard your music, but you've dug yourself into many graves on DOA over the last few weeks, with constant whining about avatars, gay people, the whole IR thing getting to you, bumping all the net "labels" threads etc. Lastly Zardonic, if you've got the talent, you will end up on big labels and on vinyl. Work towards that. Anyway, it's all over now, so flame away... or even discuss it like mature adults? This will be the last post from IR, so don't expect any replies seeen.