There's been plenty of talk about mental health and wellness in the music industry, especially in the dance business in the wake of Avicii's death. It's about time artists, insiders and fans alike spoke out about the harsh realities of nonstop touring, high social expectations and the constant chase for more. Still it takes action to make real change, and Ben Verse, former MC of drum'n'bass band Pendulum, put his friends to the task.
He's proud to introduce MIND STAT Vol. 1, a drum'n'bass compilation album that features 18 exclusive tracks from a host of genre legends and up-and-comers. The Prodigy, Chase & Status, Sub Focus and more threw in monster tunes for the betterment of the scene.
“This whole album happened insanely quickly," Verse says in an emailed statement. "I wrote a list of people I know who might be into the idea. I called people up, met them at studios, and it happened organically. Some people wanted to be involved but couldn’t be due to release plans, but when guys like The Prodigy are up for it, it really blasts the door open, and it snowballed from there. Sub Focus, Chase & Status and so many more amazing names. We’re so honoured and really happy with it.”