Help:Add a new mix page

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Intro

You have a new mix to add? Basically adding your first mix with the help section works like this:

  1. Click Add a new mix in the sidebar. You need to enter the mix page title as described here below.
  2. Add a template form from the Templates list and fill in the file details (duration, MB, kbps).
  3. To fill the category fields, read the Categories help.
  4. To fill the rest, read the File Details Help.
  5. After entering your mix, come back later and check the history page for possible fixes being made afterwards.

Please note: We delete poorly added mix pages when we don't see any effort put into understanding the basic rules.

A new mix?

Consider this:

  • We only add mixes of which files do exist(ed) online (doesn't count for radio show episodes).
  • Recordings from live gigs or radio shows must be 20 minutes or longer.
  • You can also add your homemade mixes / mixes by unknown DJ's. But they must come with full tracklisting and be added to [[Category:Promo Mix]].
  • Search the database before if the mix is not in already under a different date / name.

When you have another version of the existing mix entry, you can add a new version. But be sure your mix is an addition in:

  • Duration: If your version is longer, add yours as primary version and the existing one as secondary version.
  • Sound Quality: If it's the same content (duration) but in better quality, replace the exsiting version as Secondary Version and yours as Primary Version.
    Note: Better quality doesn't have to be higher bitrate only. An 128 kbps MP3 can still sound better than 160 kbps.

Add a new mix

To add a new mix, click the "Add a new mix" link on the left sidebar.

The "words" follow a certain formatting as shown below, so don't just copy the name from the filename or from a forum.

Some characters like # are not allowed in page titles, also underscores are interpreted as blank (e.g. change M_nus to M-nus).

After hitting the [Add a new Mix] button, you'll be taken to an empty article page. It needs to be filled with a template form. Select the one fitting template for your needs from Help: Templates.

Date - Artist @ Event / Venue / Radio Show / Radio Station
YYYY-MM-DD
YYYY-MM
YYYY or YYYX
the "-" is forced DJ not Dj   >>   in this order (when applicable)
use @ for venues, events and live acts, for radio mixes read this

So possible examples could look like this:

  • 1998-11-23 - Luke Vibert @ Sonar Festival, Barcelona: Standard case. We all know Barcelona is in Spain, so no need to make it Barcelona, Spain.
  • 2005-05 - Underground Resistance (Live PA) @ Fuse-In Detroit: Live acts always with "(Live PA)". PA stands for performance act.
  • 2008-12-31 - ANA, Johnny D (Live PA), DJ Koze @ Somewhere
  • 2004-08-28 - Carl Craig & Derrick May @ TDK Cross Central Festival at Kings Cross, (Breezeblock, 2004-08-31)
  • 1999-09-27 - Thorsten Mesrine & DJ Lexington - Fluffy Ambient Garden, Evosonic
  • 1997 - Massive Attack - Novamix, 02-12-1997
  • 2002 - Mouse On Mars (Live PA) @ Unknown Gig, Berlin: Unknown gig, only the city is known.

Dates

The date is always formatted YYYY-MM-DD, this way the mix pages are sorted by date in the categories. The last example from above applies when you're unsure about the order of month and day, as used differently in US and in Europe, e.g. when you have a mix only titled as "DJ @ Club, 03-07-2004". That's the safest way to name the Mix page correctly without entering wrong info. See also Help:International dates.

No exact date given

Some website sources don't read a certain upload or adding date, but e.g. "added X days ago". Solutions:

  • Some websites read the info when you hold the mouse over the text (example).
  • You can calculate the date by subtracting the "X days" from today's date by using this date calculator. Since the exact date could stil ±1 day you should use the month only, E.g. 2017-07.
  • Mixcloud: In your address bar replace www. with api. and look for the "created_time"-field.
Midnight problem

If a mix was recorded after midnight it might be hard to decide which date is used. We want to use official dates but don't want to confuse the user.

  • Live recordings: Use the date of the event which is printed on the flyer (usually the day before midnight). On multiply day events like festivals use the scheduled line-up day.
  • Radio show dates: Use the "official date" which is posted on the homepage of the show.

A general rule is: Ignore the dates under which mixes are spread and check back every date.

DJ & DJ

Use & only when the DJs together played a so called "ping pong set" or "b2b" (back to back). If they only play after each other use "DJ, DJ".

Anniversaries

To keep titles consistent and short we use "5 Years Whatever", instead of "Whatever (5th Anniversary / Birthday etc.)".

Exceptions:

Joiners: Live / @ / -

If you haven't yet, please read the FAQ entry: Why do the titles sometimes use "Live", "@" or "-"?

Radio

One thing most people don't understand is that most radio shows broadcast pre-recorded sets (promo mixes or club recordings).

There are only a few exceptions of live radio shows with DJ's in the studio like old Clubnight or Dance Under The Blue Moon shows. If that's the case we add an @ to the filename, if not it's just Artist - Radio Show. Example: 1999-06-26 - Pierre @ Clubnight but 2007-05-27 - Carl Cox - Essential Mix

Venue

All this might sound like nitty-gritty but it comes from the fact that the DJ is not live in the venue and if, we wouldn't use Live @ as for venues since that is used for Live Acts. So Artist @ Club already means it's (recorded) live.

If you're unsure if it's a DJ set or a Live Performance, just use @ so it's not wrong at all.

If it's an artist's Live PA aired on a radio show we use Artist (Live PA) - Radio Show.

Joiners: , / & / b2b / vs

, means they play one after each other
& means they play together
b2b = "back to back" and means they play together, but switching regulary, e.g. after each record or every 15 minutes
vs = "versus" and means they play against each other. It is used on flyers to make it look like an exciting battle. We use it, although it is not different to b2b.

City and country info

Add the city name behind the venue or event.

Add the country behind the city: e.g. "@ Rocker 33, Stuttgart, Germany" There is no need to mention the city if it is internationally known: e.g. "@ Tresor, Berlin": Everybody knows Berlin is in Germany, so don't add "Germany". Decide yourself if a city is famous enough tho.

If a city has a well known abbreviation it should be used, e.g. "NYC" instead of "New York City". Less known abbreviations like "S.F." should not be used.

If the page title is very long we don't add the city info.

Resident advisor venue info

Resident Advisor events are a good ressource to find out about dates and venues. But be careful with the city of a venue!

Every country is seperated into regions. These are big cities and areas. If a city is not big enough to be an own region, the next near big city or area will be credited on the event page.

For France the following capitol city and regions are used: "French Riviera", "Paris", "The North" and "The South".

For Germany (and other countries) only big cities are used. This means that e.g. an event in a venue in a small city or village near Munich will be creditd as Munich event. This can be misleading for mix page titles since you should use the city or village name where the venue is located.

Example: residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?108340 - Italoboyz @ Suxul

RA region Ingolstadt Munich.png

Ingolstadt is small city near Munich. It has no own RA region, so Munich is credited as region. It's misleading because "Munich" jumps into your eye and "Ingolstadt" is hidden in the venue address.

Advanced

Add Mix Templates

Regular mixes like radio shows and podcasts can easily be added using templates. See Help:AddMix Templates.