The Netlabel is stoked to announce our next project, which will become the labels 58th release!
This time, we are moving into the future by going back into our musical past and exploring……house music!
Yes it’s four on the floor time ladies and gents. A genre that started in the 80s and not only still exists but thrives today in a myriad of styles from deep to tribal to tech to electro-swing and witch house and beyond. There are truly a lot of options available for the curious composer. Just keep it true to the roots and you can’t go wrong.
We at the Netlabel are not ones for same-old fare, and that means we are always looking for ways to spice up these compilations for you all and this time around we brewed up some serious secret sauce:
We are pleased and honored to inform you that Spiffy Man will be our @GuestJudge, casting the final vote on what makes it onto the release!
- Submissions should be House music genres.
- Submissions must be entered by June 30th.
- Our guest judge will decide which tracks make the album this time. There will not be a community vote on this one.
- The number of tracks for the final release will be 10. Order will be decided by the Netlabel team after Spiffy Man makes his picks
- A separate thread for community cover-art submissions with community voting will follow shortly.
- One submission per forum member only. If you want to collab, that’s fine, but that is you and your partners’ one submission.
Where to Submit Songs: See Submission Guidelines
About The Guest Judge
Spiffy Man is making his mark in the house music world and beyond with 4 full length albums with a 5th on the way, and several film soundtrack credits to his name. He was kind enough to take a few minutes to answer some questions from the Netlabel team to help you all get to know who will be casting final judgement on your Nu Disco-y, witchy, progressively deep and techy masterpieces:
IDMF: What would you say your biggest musical inspiration is?
SPIFFY MAN: It’s hard to say what my biggest musical inspiration is simply because not one single thing keeps me inspired. All my albums tell stories that tie into one another. I suppose you could say what keeps me going is simply my family and the thought of people truly enjoying what I create.
ID: How would you classify your music?
SM: I would classify my music as Theatrical Progressive House. As I said, each album tells its own story and the way I’ve done this is to imagine I’m writing music that would accompany a film. I create the films in my mind’s eye and write accordingly.
ID: What interests you most in music?
SM: The most interesting aspect of music, to me, is the connections that can be made between people through music. Many of my friends are fellow musicians and producers who I’ve met through the desire to collaborate and critique.
ID: In your opinion, what makes some music “miss the mark”; what do you try to avoid in your music?
SM: What I believe causes some people to miss the mark is mainstream expectations. Many people want to become noticed for their music and sometimes will attempt to emulate a more popular artist’s musical style and that will cause labels and blogs to sometimes glaze over the material. So I’m careful to not try to follow the mainstream flow of music and rather create something a tad bit out of the ordinary.
ID: A lot of EDM artists are their own engineers. When this is true for yourself, how do you juggle engineering and song writing at the same time?
SM: When it comes to song writing vs. engineering, they both come hand in hand to me. It’s odd to say and hard for many to understand but I master as I create. I guess you could call it a pre-master. This is not the same as mixing however, and I do one final overall master at the end of each work to buff out any little bugs. But I want the music to sound as clean as possible and I feel more comfortable writing my music with it being congruently mastered.
ID: Where can folks go to discover more about you and your music?
SM: If you’re looking to find more of my music simply google Spiffy Man. Links to Spotify, Pandora, Apple Music, Soundcloud and many more sites will appear. It’s very easy to come across my music and I truly hope you enjoy what you hear when you do!
To get to know our guest judge a little better, check him out on the interwebs:
-Your Netlabel Team