The netlabel is called GameChops, and I'm searching for people who have an interest in a particular game's music from the 8 or 16 bit era, and flipping it to a dance / house / electro / dubstep style to feed the growing audience of NERDS WHO LIKE TO DANCE, and equality important NERDS WHO LIKE TO DJ. Finished pieces can be sample or synth-based, but a "DJ Friendly" format is preferred.
Here's how GameChops works:
- Artist submits tracks
- If accepted, lossless files are sent to me for mastering (this is usually a collaborative process, so you must be attentive to your email!)
- Mastered tracks are sent back to the artist, and held until a scheduled release date.
- The album is released via GameChops.com, linking to the artist bandcamp/soundcloud/website (GameChops can also provide hosting for releases).
- A free, permanent copy is uploaded to the GameChops netlabel page on archive.org
- Everyone dances
GameChops is a not-for-profit entity, Mastering is offered free-of-charge for accepted albums. If you want to sell your album on your Bandcamp, that is fine with me! If you want it to be a free or pay-what-you-want release, that's cool too.
BUT CUTMAN, Y U DO THIS?
I've loved game music since I was a baby-chan, and I've been a listener of OCRemix since (almost) the beginning. As I've begun DJ more events, festivals and conventions, I've noticed a real demand for VGM EDM (that is, video game dance music), and while the big boys have all done one or two VGM tracks, there's a wealth of talent right here that I would like to be playing out. So I started GameChops as a hub for DJable video game music.
So that's the lowdown. If you're interested, you can submit demos on my Soundcloud Dropbox or post links right here on this thread. In the interest of full disclosure, forums kind of scare me, but I will be diligent in checking back on this thread. I hope GameChops is of interest, and feel free to ask any questions you may have!