Announcing an all new community collaboration event!
IDMf Versus Series provides a unique opportunity to team up with other forum members in a collaborative remix-based production. The concept behind this series is to produce dueling remixes derived from two original tracks, in the way of a 4-track EP (see Rules).
I will preface this by saying any finished material produced by members with the intent of becoming an official release have no guarantee of acceptance by the team, and will still need to undergo an approval process to ensure the release is aligned with the Netlabel’s vision and quality standards. Currently the mod team is open to the potential for making these official releases, so let’s make sure we are on our top production game!
The Versus series releases will be based around the structure of a 4 track EP, unless there is a desire to do a 3-way split, or 4-way. The idea is to provide your versus partner with one unreleased song (full stems), and vice versa. You will both remix each others original track, resulting in two original singles, and two remixes.
Mastering is open to be executed by either contributing artist, or a third party if requested. Contact @White_Noise for inquiries. Anyone else open to providing mastering services is appreciated, chime in and I can add you to the chart. All the same submission standards of providing a -6db zero compressor/limiter high quality wav file to the mastering technician hold true.
You can provide your own artwork, which must be at minimum 1400x1400 resolution. Currently I am the only member offering design services, and if you would like me to conceptualize some artwork PM me and I’m happy to help. Any other members offering this service, chime in and I can tag update this with your tag.
The remix track titles are to be in the format of “Artist vs Artist - [track name Remix]” - but this is flexible. Let me know if you guys have a better idea.
As each release will have to undergo a judging process, a release schedule isn’t really quantifiable. As of now, I am currently spearheading this event and will act as the middle man between submissions and the moderators.
I consider this event page to be an open forum to talk about plans, pitches, and collaboration chat. If you are currently working on any versus release, do not post them for feedback. These tracks should remain private between the artists until it has been submitted to the label for consideration.
Here’s how to get started:
Once you and your versus partner agree to work together and have a concept to pitch, message me and I will add you to the chart. Provide the following information:
- Estimated time frame of completion. This will be pivotal in knowing how we might be able to submit these to the label and fit them in some sort of unknown release window if it gets approved. I know IRL shit happens all the time and collabs drop off, so try to not extend your production window longer than 3 months after confirmation.
- What genre and concept you are shooting for, so we can track what the style and scope of music is being worked on.
- If you want artwork or mastering services or if you will be providing your own.
This event is only drafted at the moment and in the early stages itself, so everyone drop some feedback and ideas for how this can evolve, and I’ll keep updating this as it moves along.
I will also be updating this page with a full list of ongoing releases, as well as members offering mastering and artwork services.
Let’s get to it!