i think electronic music would be not nearly as big when people wouldnt release their music.
also i think it has nothing to do with what you said pure_evil why they dont release more.
producing tracks as an artist and dont even consider releasing them, is like beeing a DJ but you only want to play in front of very few people.
i think it has more to do with, not finding labels, or thinking that its worth a release.
like blizt said the market for this kind of music is kind of small and it gets smaller compared to 2 years ago for example.
still an artist not thriving to release their music, is like an writer not selling books ..
Do you mean its not worth quality wise, as in they do not think the tracks are good enough or ?
You make it sound like there is actually thousands of people buying the arpiar releases, where in fact it's just (me included) a small bunch of electronic music nerds. I'm pretty sure Jamie Jones and his hot natured whatever labels triple (at least) the sales figures from the arpiar releases. Really, the world is not collapsing if the guys put out more music. How many people in the club spend the day after searching for the music they heard last night? How many people go to the club to hear again that mental track that is still not released? 5%? I'm being generous...
Well i didn't mean to make it sound that way, so my bad. And i agree that they should release more music, no doubt. But its also obvious why they don't do it right? If you like both labels you gave as example Hot creations and arpiar - the news of a release from which would hype you up more ? arpiar right ? Would that be the same if they were putting out 10 releases a year ? The actual rarity (other than quality) of the release makes it more valuable no? Or at least in the eyes of electronic music nerds
And i know what you mean, everyone has tried finding tracks in the morning after. Im not saying that this 1 mental track, as you said, would make people go back to the club, but a set with 5-6-7 of these tracks surely would make you go see the same Dj again ? not purely for those particular tracks but out of curiosity wouldn't it ? Whats it going to be like this time ?