I’ve talked for a while now about the potentiality for IDMf to make more releases, and feature more artists and users. I was honored to be on IDMF “Beyond the Listening Booth Vol.1” and “This is Good Tea”. There was an eventual official release of “Beyond the Listening Booth” as Vol.2, and I think there is room to innovate and create a new series of releases in the interim of single artist releases.
We should do cross artist EP remixes. After doing my release with metaside, it kind of hit me… and especially after digging into Agent Slimepunk’s stems.
It would be really cool to do “versus” releases. Such as (examples only using names, anything goes)
Metaside vs city at worlds end - (4 track EP)
city at worlds end vs IDMforums (LP where I remix a ton of artists)
IDMforums vs the world (compilation of remixes we do of other users) .
the EPs could feature two remixes and the two originals, a simple release that could be done without too much overhead or dedication from anyone. Maybe set an annual quarter where we all have an event to remix like crazy from stems we all cough up and designate someone to master and put it together.
It’d give a lot of opportunity to everyone in terms of working within the community to all collaborate like a real label. We ARE a label after all, right?!
These releases could include original singles alongside the remixes, or have a longer release similar to that of an open genre comp, but remix-based. I think that might get a lot of new users engaged as well, because they can dive right in and get some of our stems and start tearing it up.
What do you guys think? I’m all in for this. I think it’s a step in the right direction into maybe recruiting enough bandwidth to start getting out monthly releases (as I’ve always rooted for).