RIP to my SoundCloud, “Render Radio”, which was terminated a few days ago due to excessive copyright infringement. I’m not trippin’ though. That call was made fair & square after multiple warnings, and I certainly can’t argue. I always used it like a game in which I was trying to rack up points, and in four years, I’d gotten pretty good at it. After accumulating 750,000 plays (¾ of a million!) with some certified mashup gold: 300,000, 200,000, and 80,000 plays on my three most popular tracks, they finally decided to pull the plug. Ironically, this came at the same time that I was given a nod of approval from an artist whose track I had made four or five bootleg remixes of: @thechainsmokers … I had always considered the mashup game to be a stepping stone in the path from mere DJing to full-on original production, so with that in mind, I’m launching a new Cloud account focussed on remixes that might make use of the vocal from another track, but with original instrumental compositions of my own. This will not only be far less susceptible to copyright breaches, but will allow me to flex my creativity as a fledgling producer in my own right. Kicking it off with a dark and lugubrious version of Lana Del Rey’s Summertime Sadness to mourn my old SC and celebrate a new horizon. Summer really does make me sad, cuz it’s so damn hot!