Bandcamp Fridays is an initiative created by Bandcamp after the pandemic hit the music community to support independent artists and labels by waiving 100% of the sales without taking their share.
Since March, the fans have bought more than $75 million in this platform. Also, each Bandcamp Friday sells around $1 million in music and merchandising that goes directly to the artists and labels without any cuts.
The good news, they will continue doing their Bandcamp Fridays until the end of the year taking place the first Friday of the month. That’s why we invite you to be part of the next Bandcamp Friday.
We launched Intaresu Community, a private social network to share, talk, discover and connect with people that love minimal music from all around the world. Our developers and moderators have been involved with electronic music since a young age. We are DJs, music producers and vinyl collectors. The goal of this community is to keep the like-minded people close since we come from small cities with limited music options and know the importance of it.
In Intaresu Community you have groups and forums where you can:
Share your latest digital or vinyl-only release.
Send your promos.
Ask for feedback on your track.
Collaborate on projects.
Request a remix for your track.
Talk about music production and mastering.
Discuss music instruments and hardware.
Offer your services in the music industry.
Also, you can add members of the community as friends to send messages and see their latest posts.
Pros of using Intaresu Community
A private community for people that love minimal music.
Connect with like-minded people from abroad.
Forget about paying to boost your posts.
There is no algorithm that changes your feed.
You feed will consist of posts made by your connections, as well as, groups and forums that you are part of.
Club der Visionäre and Hoppetosse needs help to survive during this time with strong restrictions. You might have visit or heard about them, we and many others consider them the best clubs in Berlin. If you love them as we do, visit their fundraiser campaign and help them by buying their goods or sharing the news.
Why they need help?
Well, everything started with the unexpected fire last year and now because the restrictions imposed after the Coronavirus lockdown in Germany. In short, they are having a really bad time with their finances, putting both clubs at great risk of shutting down forever. As a result, the management of Club der Visionäre began a campaign in Startnext offering merchandising, tickets, a cutting from it’s well know willow and private parties.
How can I help?
Just buy your favorite item from CDV to support them here.
Since Hoppetosse is closed and CDV is opening just a few days they have been streaming DJ sets. If you haven’t been yet to these clubs, now is the time to take a look inside and listen to the music they regularly play there. Have fun listening to some qualities DJ livestreans:
Against The Clock is a video series on YouTube where you can see music producers developing the main idea of a track in just 10 minutes. This series is produced by FACT Magazine since 2013 and has over 250 episodes. After watching all the episodes we decided to write this post with the videos that we liked the most to create our first Intaresu’s Pick. The videos are listed from the latest episodes to the oldest one.
Brandt Brauer Frick – Against The Clock
The classical-electronic ensemble Brandt Brauer Frick take the helm on Against The Clock and utilize instruments we don’t see much on the series, including a grand piano and a trombone. Watch how the Berlin-based five-piece recorded and produced the finished track in just 10 minutes.
DJ Windows XP – Against The Clock Lab (Live from ADE 2018)
DJ Windows XP from the Netherlands made this deep house track in 10 minutes in an Against The Clock sessions during ADE back in 2018.
Jordan GCZ – Against The Clock Lab (Live from ADE 2018)
Now it is the turn for the performance of Jordan GCZ consisting of dub sounds in a minimal approach setup recorded live from ADE in 2018.
DJ Haus – Against The Clock
DJ Haus set himself the challenge of making a dancefloor track in 10 minutes using his modular synth with no cables patched, to begin with, let the music speak for itself.
DJ Boring – Against The Clock
The Australian lo-fi house don goes Against The Clock using his Ableton Push and TR8 as main instruments.
Ferro – Against The Clock
Look inside Ferro’s studio and watch him in action, using synths, drum machines, and effects to build a loose, dusty minimal house track in just 10 minutes. Listen out for the Michael Jackson sample.
London Modular Alliance – Against The Clock
Two-thirds of London Modular Alliance, Phil Ventre and Gavin Pykerman, make a track in just 10 minutes using the array of hardware available in their store showroom. It’s an in-store demo like you’ve never seen before.
Jacob Korn – Against The Clock
German house and techno producer Jacob Korn shows his studio magic by laying down a peak time house track in under 10 minutes that blends the best of the old and new.
Primitive World – Against The Clock
Primitive World went Against the Clock at his home studio in East London, producing a minimal house track with the majority of it built on his SP-1200.
Dexter – Against The Clock
Holland’s Dexter walks the line between raw electro and high-res house and techno like few others and didn’t even need 10 minutes to make his track, he was finished in eight.
M. Geddes Gengras – Against The Clock
M. Geddes Gengras has released wide-ranging, synth-focused music over the last decade and decided to perform a 10 minutes jam in his modular synth.
Ossie – Against The Clock
Ossie decided to go with a minimal setup using his laptop and a Native Instruments Maschine to make a deep house track.
Save to favorites all the videos selected in this post in our YouTube playlist down below and let us know in the comments which one is your favorite.
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