Optiv is our AOTW


I know we have already had the legendary Cause 4 Concern in the spotlight, but with the launch of the new “Optiv Stories” project, as well as his own solo ventures, I wanted to take another step back to give tribute to one of the best to ever do it that has unfortunately left us too soon. Its hard to really put into words the exact era he represents, as the tunes were always forward thinking in the past, yet in the ladder years of his career they pulled from the past while still simultaneously still upgrading and updating. He walked that fine line that I love so much between the classic sound with the modern processing, while also pushing that through his labels Red Light & C4C. On top of that, every person I personally know that has worked with him or been around him talks highly of what an amazing person he is. His music and legacy will lie on through us all, and I constantly feel inspired by what he does. This weeks to you Optiv!

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I have been promoting / involving myself with Drum and Bass in some way shape or form since about 1999. I recently started a solo project for production / DJing called Bad Syntax. I am the H.N.I.C. of Abducted LTD. I threw one of the longest running Drum and Bass weeklies in Florida called Protocol in the early/mid 2000's and really have never stopped pushing artists and sounds in the dnb community.

I live, breathe, eat and sleep Drum & Bass. I hope we can help expose the world to some amazing music through this awesome new site! Make sure to check out my weekly podcast on itunes: by Clicking Here