A relative of mine recently picked up a December issue of Knowledge the magazine for me and there was an article about some group I had never heard of called "Swarm". I sware these guys looked like they used to be in some death metal band or something. Then I noticed the lead singer type... the guy that looks like he needs to go to Sam Ash to get the latest triangle shaped black electric guitar so he can get is mosh on.... I noticed this guy is the Mr. Mason who sent me a mix tape in the mail 4 years ago and made that nice "this is what we came for" song. Also come to think of it, Dylan often looks like a heavy metal guy, except he can't do much in the way of moshing. Is this the latest thing? To dress like a death metal guy? Are the people who release on the Dylan labels taking the whole "lets sample metalica" thing too seriously or is the next wave going to be Pantara and Danzig dubs getting played by Grooverider. I'm only half joking when I write this because just over the weekend I visited Sonic Groove before going to the Nasa reunion party (which was awesome btw) and I noticed there was hardly no one in that store. I also noticed that the Sonic Groove label itself has been releasing records from old Industrial bands that used to release on Wax Trax ! ! ! ! So if thats whats going on in the number one techno shop.... what does that mean for DnB (a music who copies techno as a means of new material)? I have nothing against death heavy metal. I think that stuff is really cool and I often wish I was more knowlegable on that stuff. I just don't think I want to see DnB get more like a scene that has nothing to do with dance music.