In the hour I spent talking to Ant (Ant TC1) and Alex (Onset) a few things became apparent. Firstly, these two must be the hardest working men in music: secondly, they really, really, like their vinyl: and thirdly, running a label involves cutting out a LOT of stickers.
Ant and Alex together run Dispatch Recordings; one of the most well respected and proliferate drum and bass labels, and Momentum; a DnB night in Leeds which is soon to see its 10th birthday. They are also heavily involved with Outlook festival and Dimensions festival, which are held in Croatia every summer.
Read on to hear what it’s like working as event organisers and label heads, how you can get noticed by a large label, what isn’t right about Huddersfield, and why it’s not good to be a DnB diva.