Don’t write us off yet, there have been discussions. I personally would love to try a different approach, less community-driven and more “top-down” so I might organise a “Curated by” series, where each mod picks the artists/genre based on his preferences and releases an EP, curated by him but with feedback from the rest of the team to keep our perceived level in place.
In my case it would be about very dark beats.
And we already green-lighted another release, to come before 'Date Night" I think.
To be honest, I feel we"as the admin/mods) are a bit tired of doing this (RFJ and Relic correct me if I’m wrong) and @RFJ is the man running most of the label, and doing a great job at it, just listen to Manton’s release.
BUT, what I keep saying is that it is time for the IDMf community to be more proactive.
I would really like to hear someone say:
“I’m arranging this project in the forum (For example a sample pack curated by the community [wink wink nudge nudge]) are you guys interested?”
“I collected a best of BB, here it is, how about we put it out on the label?”
“I read about the new distribution changes in soundcloud, have you guys seen them? I think they might be a great idea…”
And so on.
IDM: I always hated the name, both as genre description (most of that shit is undanceable) and as a label on the forum, but frankly I’m leaning towards keeping it, but with a new meaning. Long ago I asked on the old forum what IDM meant to people and @Relic 's reply stuck with me since then, Intelligent Design Music (Or Designer, something like that). We might have a future release under that name, try to keep theme and change the meaning, for both forum and label.
Power sharing aka giving control to the community: As you now, I’m all in favour of having more community involved in the releases, but I will stand against the floodgate effect, as in “let’s release everything”. Benwaa, Fid, us and all other previous team member tried to raise the bar for the quality of the label, it meant saying no sometimes. I personally had plenty of tracks rejected and had to reject tracks by members I personally like.
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I’ve always saw this forum as an informational/critical resource for general music production of all genres
[/quote] this was what draw me to the forum, unfortunately all was lost in the fire and at the moment there isn’t much sharing of techniques, but I can say that personally I have not done much about it.
Ok rant over, time to get to work.