In the next few days/weeks you might experience something unusual when you stream or download my music from the countless stores and streaming services out there. It could happen that my releases appear as double entries, and it’s possible that you recognize missing songs and changed song order of album releases.
That’s all because of the transition between 2 distribution companies. I transfer all my music from one to another, and they do not work in sync. One is faster then the other — with taking down and upping content — which is only one reason why I change partners. I’m quite unhappy with my former distributor, and the new setting is also better for you, as a fan.
That’s it. Nothing that should concern you at all, I just wanted to let you know, just in case something seems odd to you. I’m pretty confident that things are much better for you and me after the transition has been done.
Enjoy my music everywhere as always, everything will be accessible all the time. Thanks for your ongoing support!
I decided to offer all my music for which I own the copyrights* for free, now and in the future. “Free” means all music I have on my own label (L2 Music) can be downloaded for as low as zero (all currencies, smiles preferred) or for whatever amount you think is right, in the best possible quality! There are no hooks, eyelets or hidden conditions. There is just music.
You can either stream my music for free via Spotify or stream and/or download at Bandcamp.
*Digital downloads, not physical products, of course. I have no influence on the price of my music that I have signed with other labels, hence I can not offer this for free. But all of my albums are on my own label, and most of my non-dance-music productions.
Of course, I will still do paid remixes (and receive royalties for those), and sign my music to other labels, mostly dance music productions. But music on my own label (my albums etc.) will be free from now on.
Why am I doing this?
It’s simple, really. There is no point in asking you to pay for the download of music files anymore when you can stream it for free already. Those who like to listen to music in top quality (the audiophiles among you), there are the free or pay-what-you-want downloads at Bandcamp.
Nevertheless, I would like to ask each one of you to support me by becoming my patron:
Thank you, no matter if you’re just a listener or paying subscriber/downloader. You’re all equally valuable to me.
As a DJ in the electronic music scene you have a hard time creating tracklists unless you’re playing exclusively with vinyl, because then it’s even worse: you have to write everything down manually. I’m talking about correct (meta) tags in audio files.
I do not want to go into detail about the horror that most DJs know anyway, but talk more about the correct way of tagging. And actually, that’s no rocket science, there’s not much to explain.
That’s the minimum amount of information that should be included in tags:
Artist in the artist field
Title in the title field
Label in the publisher field
In the (free!) software “MP3 Tag” (highly recommended, oh, and don’t mind the name, it works with all taggable file formats) the correct string would look exactly like this:
%artist% - %title% '['%publisher%']'
(The square brackets won’t work without the ‘ around them).
so that the filename can look like this when you convert tags to file names (example):
OceanLab – Breaking Ties (Flow Mix) [Anjunabeats].mp3
Another really great (and basically free!) software I’d recommend is ReNamer. I use this — in combination with MP3 Tag — for many years.
If you have any questions, I will be happy to help in the comments below.
L2 Musics 003 EP “Far From Here” offers a powerful pair of tracks by talented South African producer Ryan Sullivan. The title track features well-rounded layers of sound that cover multiple levels of space, creating a full yet intricate soundscape that is finely pieced together. The elements of tech give a bit of edge to the seamlessly flowing rhythm, creating a finished, balanced result. “Open Your Mind” is another balanced and beautifully produced track that begins with a dark intro, taking you under from the very start. Deep and funky highlights are added slowly, pulling the track up from the depths and into a rolling groove. Its easy flowing energy evolves softly, taking the listener on an all encompassing journey that combines light and dark into one.
Tired of “Café Del Mar Vol. 1729″ or “Buddha Bar Your Mother”? What about some real deep and innovative Ambient, Psychill and Electronica from your label of trust (that would be us)? We think that’s a great idea, and that’s why we plan to release amazing compilations under the label’s new “Blue” flag.
We’d love you, the advanced producer, to send us your demos! As soon as we collected enough ass-kicking material we’re going to release the first one.
Also, “Blue” will be our new general color for all releases in that genre, meaning: we’ll release EP’s, singles, albums and whatnot under this. Again: send us your stuff!
As some of you know, I’m already working on my next album (which was due in 2013, sorry, I got “distracted” 😀 ), to be released in 2014, alongside my latest album THE GREAT ESCAPE. The new album shall be called “WHEREVER YOU ARE”, and I want to have great music videos and a stunning 3D artwork for it, too.
I have lots of material and sketches/ideas already, so I’d have a lot to choose from, but I’m a bit unsure about the general direction for the album. This is why I ask you about your opinion/feeling.
Be a part of the creation process! What would you like to hear most? 🙂