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MethLab Launches Interactive Virtual Reality Music Player

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Drum & bass management kingpins, MethLab, have launched a brand new downloadable player that aims to push the way we consume music forward another step via interactivity and striking visual design.

Created in partnership with Memory Of A Broken Dimension designer, XRA, the player sees clips of tracks from all three MethLab-affliated label projects – Bad Taste, BNKR and MethLab Recordings – placed into a dark, pulsating visual landscape. Users must navigate the space using a keyboard’s directional buttons and mouse, discovering new music by floating into visually active areas.

Initially the environment has been populated with tracks from MethLab’s upcoming collaboration with Bad Taste (home of Bad Company), which features tech-centric work from Signs, MachineCode, Allied and veteran producer, Silent Witness. Titled MethLab // 1, the EP is set to drop November 6th via Beatport, with a worldwide release planned for November 20th.

The MethLab Player brings to mind the way the internet is commonly represented in future-set films and Japanese anime, as a virtual reality that users can disappear into. Not only does it prove an absorbing experience, but it raises interesting questions about where streaming will go next. The program is available to download now for Mac or PC.

Watch footage from the player below and don’t forget to check out our Debut Transmission of ‘Mastication’ by MethLab staple, Current Value.

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