Barring the classic dubplates we all want etc, there are sooo many killer tunes floating around these days unsigned. I dont really understand the next part, ‘cant put out for whatever reason’? He can sign shitty tunes and sell them easily, look at the forthcoming Truth and most other Truth releases for example hehe. There are other much smaller labels pushing quality music and selling records. Its not like Medi is somehow exempt from signing new talent. (and tbh there is clearly something wrong with the way its being run if artists are unwilling to work with them now; if thats the case) (I also know first hand that Medi has a problem with signing tunes and then sitting on them for years and years at a time, sometimes canceling the release behind the scenes after ages of waiting for the artists)
Saying Mala doesnt have enough time to run Medi might be true, but if so, why and how. He’s one of the few in the entire scene that survives purely on income made from playing live and selling music. I.e Its his job. Take for example ZamZam, they put out a record nearly every month, one of the owners is a middle school teacher and the other does design and screenprinting. But, Mala (as if he runs Medi solo, which he 100% doesnt) doesn’t have time/money etc? No way. I really dont understand it, and since Medi has always been fairly cryptic about the way they release music etc I don’t think we ever will.
I agree though, we really don’t know why Medi has been ‘holding back’ on releases, hard to say, and its the same with DMZ. I do think we should not make excuses for a label’s poor output though. And their releases should certainly not be seen as some sort of kickstarter campaign to get the releases we want in the future. If they keep putting out boring records I’m not going to buy them personally. The people who spend $100’s on Truth merchandise will though and that’s probably the main reason why they keep putting Truth records out. Truth has many many fans outside of the truhed realm and are a massive brand name for dubstep.
Cutting Medi slack is a disservice to the scene tbh; they are on top while pushing mediocre stuff, also their graphic artist should be shackled and put on display in the public square for that Truth album art lol looks like it was taken from deviantart