Man, have I been annoyed when last weeks post was taken down by blogger on thursday. Why did that happen? First I thought that I must have overdone it with my self promotion. Pointing out how good all my recent releases and remixes were and will be, would not have pleased the gods of the internet. I realized though that boasting and bragging are not a crime yet, not in blogs anyway. It must have been my re-edit. But why was I not allowed to post this mp3?
I am a vergetarian, so beef is not what I aim for (well, I eat fish). There's more than one good reason that made me confident that my post would not be an offense to either artist, remixer or record company. I did not see any possible harm and had my reasons for that.
For one I got the original "Flah Gordon (Per QX Remix)" by Revolte from another blog. You might smile, but it gets better: I downloaded the file over a year ago! Back then I even tried to contact the ominous Revolte project from France to license one of their tracks for my officially released 2CD "WHOW" (CD1 DJ-Mix / CD2 best Malente Remixes till 2007). This would have made them some cents, but they did not answer my request. After I played my "Flash Gordon Re-Edit" out for some months I also wrote a myspace message to the original remixer Per QX, letting him know that I loved his work and played it out everywhere. No reply.
By telling you this I just wanna let you know, that most of times I am not only posting something, but by posting an exclusive Malente Re-Edit I wanna be supportive, wanna help create an awereness for the artist/remixer, wanna try to generate sales (I am an idealist, am I not?). To re-edit sonething aims to show my respect for the artist/remixer. If I spend precious time on editing a track, I consider it to be (at least potentially) outstanding. You should realize that re-editing, only gives me a chance to make tracks better that are kinda good already. This is a bit of a difference to the process of remixing, where you can turn night into day.
Which brings me to another thing I wanna add here. Please think twice before re-posting my re-edits on your sites. In my humble optinion one does not deserve as much credit for edits as for remixes. With the re-edits the focus should remain on the original artsits/remixers. By re-editing I'm just spicing things up. If you're a frequent reader you'll know that I post a proper remix though from time to time. If I do and you dig it, feel free to re-post it. Then I will be the honoured one.
Late Of The Pier - Bathroom Gurgle (Tronik Youth RMX / MALENTE RE-EDIT)