Bringing the conference to an exciting finale, our last panel will address the hottest topic in D&B right now: The effect of radio air-play and commercial success on the wider scene. The commercial vs underground debate is not new but has reached new heights in recent years as the scene has experienced more chat hits than ever before. This discussion will address the many issues regarding the genre’s commercial exposure.Has commercial success benefited or hindered the industry and the foundations it’s built upon? Can an act make both commercial records and underground sounds? And how can we help fans understand the real meaning of the cringeworthy term ‘selling out’?A divisive topic with a lot of opinions; this is a fitting way to bring our first conference to a memorable end!
Moderator: Dave Jenkins – Editor of UKF, Drum&BassArena and iDJ