Hey, just wanted to address a few things that have been going on around here. I call this the PMA Low-Down.
First of all, a congratulations and a thousand thank-you's are in order here — PMA just got it's 1,000th fan, or "watcher" on the Hype Machine (the first ever music-blog social networking site, sort of). What do the cool kids say? 1,000 fans can't be wrong? Ha, maybe I'm gettin ahead of myself. Anywho, if you have an account @ HypeM, you should "watch" us too! And if you don't have an account, you should get one!
Second of all, I want to explain to all of the remixers that entered PMA's first ever remix contest something: winning the Gifted remix contest doesn't get you your own show on PMA just like that — I plan on hosting more remix contests in the future, and if you want to win the title of being PMA's Resident DJ, you have to enter in all of them, and WIN! Basically, the first DJ to win 3 remix contests gets the title. Look out for future remix contests for the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and DiscoTech.
I also want to thank all of the people who have signed up to the newly premiered pmaBLAST. The first blast will be found in your inboxes this Saturday, so keep an eye out! I'm completely stoked that this first issue will reach over 1,000 people! I have big plans for this, but we can't do it alone. The pmaBLAST is looking for sponsors (for cool giveaways) and artists to work with (for cooler exclusives) — contact me for more info. A wise man once told me that we are one big musical community and we need to work together to achieve greatness.
The last thing I wanted to address is a bit more serious. I wanted to talk about leaked tracks. More often than not, I will not be offering high-profile leaked tracks available for download. It's as hard for me to announce this as it is for you to hear it, trust me. Sometime's I get so excited about a song, that I have this almost uncontrolable urge to share it. It doesn't even have to be on the blog, I am constantly forwarding music to my friends and family. But I understand that while PMA gets bigger and bigger, my urge to share the music I love becomes less and less innocent. I will try my best, however, you let you guys listen to the songs via streaming alternatives to downloading like IMEEM or YouTube.
I don't want to leave this post ending on a sour note, so here is an *exclusive* track from Gigamesh (my favorite member of the fantastic DiscoTech), just for you, loyal readers. It's called "Creepy Fingers." It's sticky and dirty, and I like it. This guy has given me nothing but great music in the past. PMA has also exclusively premiered Gigamesh's remixes of Animal Collective's "My Girls" and Radiohead's "Everything In Its Right Place." Look out for more greatness by this dude.