Topic: Festive Mix Swap
Right then, with a huge nod to another forum for providing the idea, I hereby propose the Bedrock Board's first Festive Mix Swap. Who's in?!
In anticipation of some perfectly reasonable questions;
Q: How will it work?
A: Put your name down here (suggested deadline 8pm GMT on Sunday 15th) and start giving some thought to your mix. I will then organise a draw of all names into pairs and publish them in this thread on Monday 16th. It is then up to each pair to make contact, finish and swap their respective mixes. Easy.
Q: How should we swap mixes?
A: As suits each of you - uploading your mix is going to be most popular but CDs could also be burnt and posted.
Q: When should we swap mixes by?
A: Nothing hard and fast but try and get it done by the end of the year.
Q: How long should my mix be?
A: Entirely up to you - somewhere between 1 and 2 hours will be most common.
Q: Does my 'mix' have to be beat matched?
A: No, not at all. If you want to send a 'mix-tape' type selection then that's perfectly acceptable.
Q: How should I do my mix?
A: Any way you want. Anything from a recorded Windows Media Player playlist to hiring a studio and engineer is acceptable.
Q: Do I have to supply a tracklist?
A: No - but they're generally appreciated.
Q: I'm really pleased with my mix - can I also upload it elsewhere after sharing it?
A: In an ideal world you're doing this mix for the individual you're paired with - it's a much their mix as it is yours - neither party should share their mixes onward without agreement - if the pair of you agree though then yeah share away!
Q: Does my mix have to be a new one done specifically for this swap?
A: Ideally yes but let your conscience be your guide - ultimately it's the thought behind the gift that counts!
Q: Does my mix have to be 'themed' in some way?
A: No. Play whatever you like - with some thought given to your recipient maybe. Given the nature of the Bedrock Board it's entirely possible that your recipient will already have heard lots of The Year's Biggest Tunes so feel free to step off the beaten track and play whatever you want, old/new, dance/pop, hip-hop/classical, minimal techno/good - or knockout a mix of this month's Beatport Top Ten if that's what you're feeling.
Q: What will happen if there's an odd number of names who enter?!
A: The last group drawn will be a group of three who will simply have to send their mixes to two people and receive two in return.
Q: It's January 2014 and I've still not received my mix, can I shame my selfish 'other half' on the board?!
A: Yes, shaming in such circumstances is obligatory!
If any other (sensible) questions arise that need addressing I'll edit to include them above but, for now, that's it - over to you - who's in for the inaugural Bedrock Board Festive Mix Swap?!
*pint drinking smiley*