FWIW, I was the one who most recently floated the idea last month and we’ve been tossing out ideas when we have time since. I don’t want to divulge too much about what’s been said yet (because it’s not just me running the show and I don’t want to commit other people to anything), but I know this discussion has been had to some extent before and those ideas that I heard brought up and remembered after all these months, I did toss into the ring.
Most of what’s been thrown out isn’t really anything worth sharing and we have a lot on our plates over the summer (I see as many as 6 releases possible in the coming months). For my part, I have enough trouble keeping up with a handful of dudes who it’s like 3rd priority for, I’m not ready to have this discussion with the whole passionate community yet.
At the end of the day, I don’t think we’re planning on doing anything the mods aren’t OK with, or that the community isn’t largely on board with. At the same time though, I do have some opinions on the matter.
IDM is here to stay. We can change what 3 letters stand for in a couple of logos and tweak our image/message slightly to match, but we can’t go change 56 albums, all our social accounts, bandcamp, soundcloud, domain name, and forum name.
Intelligent Dance Music was at best a pretentious misnomer. Don’t be pretentious.
If we could actually have the name reflect what’s happening here, then swell. IMO, Intelligent Dance Music isn’t a big deal as I’ve literally listened to one IDM album ever and I’m now a leader here.
Try not to piss off too many denizens (though if we don’t piss off anyone something is probably wrong).
Emphasize the community aspect of this place if possible, because that IS how I rose up, and how I’ve seen others do it too.
And sorry, but that’s all I plan to have time for on this subject for a while. I’m just too busy with all the other stuff to give this more of my love right now and I had a seizure making breakfast last week, so my life is barely on the rails before you add in this stuff.