Once again, Goldroom has shaken the ground of the music world with some news this morning. However, this time, it’s not directly about the release of one of his tunes. While he does mention that his latest single “Til Sunrise” featuring the vocals of Mammals is coming out on August 11th, the idea he is presenting is marvelous, innovative and very few, if any of the labels and artists out there today employ this as a viable way to introduce remixes to the world. He is dubbing it ‘The Premix”.
Here is Josh’s full post:
“On August 11th I’ll be releasing my new song, Till Sunrise, which features vocals by Mammals. For this release I’ve decided to try something I’m calling “The Premix”, and I’m really excited about it. Basically, you can download the vocal stem on Soundcloud and make your own remix before the song is even out.
The premix is an experiment. Remixes are a big part of the creative world I live in, and it has always been important to me to give up-and-coming producers the chance to work with my songs unencumbered. One thing that I’ve struggled with, though, is that when crafting a remix, you’re bound in one way or another by the original track. Inevitably the song, its arrangement, and its instrumentation influence the remix. What I’m interested in here is seeing what happens when people remix a song without having actually heard that song.
Today, I’m releasing the vocal stem to my new song “Till Sunrise”, which I wrote with Mammals. The song comes out on August 11th, but what I can’t wait to find out is how people choose to interpret these vocals having never heard the original song. This isn’t a remix contest and there’s no end goal. This is a musical experiment and hopefully a jumping off point for people to create a remix in a brand new way.
If you or a friend decides to give this a go, that’s great. I want to hear the results! Be sure to send them my way. Just tag your work with #thepremix and I’ll post anything cool that comes my way. I’m sure I’ll end up figuring out something cool to do with the most innovative interpretations, but for now I’m just excited to hear what happens!
Till August 11th.
The biggest challenge for remixers, including Goldroom, is that when in the creative process of crafting said remix, there are usually heavy influences you can’t break away from in the original piece and what Goldroom is trying to do is keep the remixer as unimpeded as possible. Everyone should keep an eye on this experiment as it could very well change the whole remixing process; from the remixers chosen to the style and arrangement of each interpretation. Goldroom himself seems very excited and optimistic about this new musical experiment and how it could possible impact the industry as we know it.