This week Beatport launched their very own remix platform ‘play’ for budding DJs and music producers in the US.
Although Beatport have serviced remix contests before this will be the first time the site has offered the stems free without requiring registration – although later parts may require sign up and this offers a ‘first taste’ sort of deal.
The first artists loaded up for play are Chuckie, Steve Aoki, Bingo Players, Christen Smith and more.
Do we think this is a good idea?
Yes and no… a chance for budding producers to get their hands on decent stems will only help the overall quality out there. On the flip-side, this can only mean a huge increase in bedroom producers and possibly oversaturate the market.
Also will this de-value paid remixes? If anyone can have a go, why pay legit artists to get on the remix..
Time will tell.