Ostgut Ton to Release 'Berghain' and 'Panorama Bar' Mix Series as Free Downloads
- Words: James Eaton
Last week, Berlin label Ostgut Ton announced that the next installment in its Panorama Bar mix series would come from Berghain and Panorama Bar resident Ryan Elliot, while also hinting that the label would "move away from the CD format" when the new session arrived in July. Now, Ostgut Ton has revealed plans to issue all further mixes as free downloads, beginning with Elliot's forthcoming effort.
Revealed as part of Resident Advisor's The Life and Death of the Mix CD article, the Berlin outpost has explained that it plans to release a few online mixes from both the Berghain and Panorama Bar series throughout the year which the label promises to keep "heavy on exclusives and released infrequently enough to keep them special." The forthcoming mixes will be available to download for free, which will allow the label to use a more flexible licensing policy for the tracks included in the various mixes. In the course of the article, the label goes on to further explain that the free downloads will provide "a clever solution that also takes the money out of the equation entirely, making the product a labor of love (and a handy promotional item) rather than something to make a buck from." Ryan Elliot's Panorama Bar 06 will launch the free digital series when it sees a release sometime in July.
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