The IDMf Netlabel returns with a new Open Genre Various Artist Compilation Competition…
Competition Type: Open Genre
Deadline: October 31st, 2022
Exact timing isn’t important as submissions can be accepted late upon request and date extension can be considered.
Restrictions: Must Source samples from the IDMf Netlabel Catalog. External effect’s, samples & synths, VST’s can be used to supplement the track, however the main body of material must come from a pre-existing track from any of the previous 64 IDMf Netlabel Releases.
Description: The IDMf Netlabel contains a rich history of releases dating back to 2009’s IDMf001: In Depth Melodics. The IDMf Netlabel and IDMforums have been inextricably linked since inception. Over the last several years the forum along with the internet and member base have changed. In an effort to reintroduce the IDMf Netlabel Catalog to the current membership of the IDMforums the administrators of the forum have decided to run a competition using the back catalog as sample fodder for something new.
Think of the previous netlabel releases as one giant crate, for digging.
To clarify, this is not a remix competition nor do we want the original tracks destroyed. The intention is to honor the original work by making it your own but not in a way that loses the spirit of the original track. You might be saying - “That sounds like a remix competition.” All we can say is…
Yes and no.
Multiple tracks can be used / combined / taken from but only one source from the catalog is required. In addition to your track a brief description of the track you chose, why you chose it and what you did with it will be required with submission and posted here in this thread. Winners will receive a fully mastered track, a coveted spot spot on an official IDMf Netlabel Release, and the promo campaign that follows.
Please leave -3 to -6dbfs peak on your clean (no fx) master channel.
It is also ideal if you send it in at 24 bit 44.1 Khz. (Sending at greater than 24 is not a problem, and less than this can be managed, but your quality will suffer, so please do attempt this standard).
Please send a streaming/downloadable link, no attachments. Please include artist name and forum name if they are different.
Release Date & Title: TBD
Should you find any of the above unclear please feel free to post any questions related to this comp here in this thread. Additionally, should you find any aspects of your search through the catalog inspiring, or if you come across something you like but have never heard, post it here as well. It is the intention of this compilation to get the forum talking about the label again so, please…don’t be shy.
The IDMf Netlabel Catalog is linked throughout this post but can also be found here -