(this post was originally in reply to the Nitrus remix thread but my reply was so interesting I felt it needed its own dedicated thread. I don't know where this is going, I simply need to vent this, I've been thinking about bringing this up for quite a long time. This might not be the most eloquent way to write about it. Infact its not, its a stream of thought from me right to this message board) I'd say the majority of DnB music has stayed the same since 1997. Theres still going to be those like Digital and Total Science who will try to take the scene back to its roots, but no matter what the scene is changed forever. No longer is it open to anyone who buys $4,000 thousand dollars + of records and talks about how cool they think those records are, No! That was in 1992, its not that year anymore sadly, its now 2002! In 2002 only a select few can enjoy the bounties of drum and bass! Such a scene is just not ment for me nor will it ever be. God dammit I'm pissed off and jaded hardcore, let me tell you! I feel like a broken record talking about this, like the broken Seba & Lotek "So Long" record on my wall because I haven't found a replacement. Whats the point of collecting these expensive records if people won't recognise valuable talent? Such immoral scene politics have changed my thinking through and through. I now see why some people either choose to stay away from this scene or simply download bootleg mp3s all day long, it all makes perfect sense to me now. I used to be content with just buying records so that I can mix them for my own enjoyment but no longer. I now realize that I have a valuable talent that not too many people have and that fact that all the doors are shut to any job opportunaties in this field really gets my goat!!!! If theres a "glass ceiling" in DnB I believe it is becoming a good bedroom DJ and going nowhere from there. That would explain why so many people sell their record collections every day. Perhaps its just about time for me to say "So Long" as well. I don't mean to hijack the thread here, I just got off on a wild tangent and rode it out. Perhaps thats why I became so unpopular on the DOA, because people in this scene don't like to hear the "left" side? It would be very nice to see some reforms in this scene but the fact is that not to many people care. Those who are negativly effected by it simply leave to enjoy some other past time which I'm very close to myself. Well if I ever write a research paper in my Sociology studies where I can choose my own topic perhaps I would choose "The Sociology of politics in the electronic dance music industry"....(or something). I think I could do an excellent job on such a paper. Then again perhaps I'll be too upset about such a topic to be bothered with it.