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Whiney – Waystone – Med School Music

Following his incredible debut album ‘Talisman’, Whiney has stepped back into the lab to cook all manner of big, beefy dancefloor beasts. The ‘Waystone’ LP boasts his most widespread set of influences yet with drum & bass fusions of trip-hop, grime, UK hip hop and ambient across 14 outstanding tracks.

Album highlights include a tumbling jungle rumbler ‘The Capital’ that scatters down with snappy amens in a perfect storm. Plus the unmissable ‘Triple Duppy Demon’, a menacing tribal stalker rearing its head in a display of raw beats and bars from Manchester’s own Levelz crew member Truthos Mufasa, alongside a production pairing with Hugh Hardie.

‘Waystone’ also sees the triumphant return of the dream-team-supreme! Hospital’s wordsmith Inja joins forces with Whiney on ‘Mission’. This certified heater is a grisly tirade of dancefloor chaos, a worthy successor to fan favourites ‘Flashlight’ and ‘She Just Wanna Dance’.

Of course Whiney’s second long-player is also packed with showstopping solo productions such as ‘Dismissed’, ‘Slingshot’ and the half-time triphop switch up ‘Darkest Night’.

Whiney’s had widespread support from leading names in drum & bass with the likes of S.P.Y, Danny Byrd, Noisia, Rene LaVice, Randall, Serum, Friction and more spinning his tracks across raves and airwaves. Since his debut LP he’s dealt out the damage with DJ sets at UK festival stages and abroad. This Autumn/Winter season he’s set to cause ruckus-on-ruckus across the UK, Germany, The Netherlands, Czech Republic, Portugal, Austria and more.

Whiney, aka Will Hine, is an electronic music producer signed to the sister label of London based Hospital Records, Med School Music. With over twelve years spent in choirs and orchestras during his youth and not to mention his grade eight achievements in both violin and piano, it was inevitable that music was going to play a prominent part in Will’s future. At the age of eleven he discovered his love for drum & bass through Pendulum’s ‘Slam’ and with his eyes and ears opened to wider musical possibilities, he became inspired to create the music he’d become surrounded by.

Fast forward to 2017 and Will has firmly established his name in Drum & Bass with the game changing debut album ‘Talisman’. Picking up three Drum & Bass Arena Award nominations (Best Album, Best Newcomer and Best Track), a Beatport #1 spot with the modern D&B anthem ‘Flashlight’ and widespread radio/DJ support from the likes of Noisia, Randall, Friction (BBC Radio 1, 1xtra) and Charlie Tee (KISS FM), Will managed to build on this with a resulting debut solo tour to Australia in March 2018.

Having worked with and remixed the likes of Inja, Keeno, Urbandawn, Unglued and Hugh Hardie at the mere age of 23, the future is looking bright as Will now has finished his sophomore album. And it is an absolute beast.