Getting Involved in Mashups

This is part 3 (?) of my little series explaining all the background stuff that I went through in making MashupCiti.

In 2007 I had my mashup site launch and had a lot of work ahead of me. Back then I felt I had a decent start in presenting the mashup music I liked, but of course with 5 – 10 people visiting a day, I wasn’t ‘collecting’ the mashup music I had hoped for. So, back into the wilds of the internets I went with some objectives in mind;

  1. Find more mashups I like.
  2. Participate in mashup communities.
  3. Extend a hand to various mashup DJs and invite them to send me their mashups.

So I would dedicate a few hours in the evenings and weekends to set out and start doing this. I hadn’t met my wife yet so I had time on my hands. :P

Of course at the time, the main big place to interact with DJs, Bedroom producers and mashup artists would be going straight to MashupTown. However, I decided not to do this, well, not aggressively at least. In some ways I viewed this as trespassing and I didn’t want to burn any bridges. I was the unknown person and viewed myself as an outsider still. I still visited MashupTown and had some involvement in the community there. Mostly providing feed back where request on mashup songs I enjoyed.

I was also accumulating a massive bookmark list of mashup sites I frequented in searching for mashup music. I began to realize this ‘underground’ music scene wasn’t so hidden. In fact it was all over the place, which made things easier but also more complicated in some ways.

So I began lots of commenting and emailing and my first focused effort in ‘social media’ which has been an extremely frustrating and rewarding experience so far.

 

Revy started MashupCiti in 2007 out of pure greed and laziness in an attempt to acquire as many mashups as possible. Lover of all things bizarre and silly, Revy may be a genius or just a regular guy. It's sometimes hard to tell.