Glad to see some interest in Season 2! The overall purpose of the ladder was to provide the BTF audience with some fresh music/beats to jam to during the summer, hear some creative work from up & coming mixers, and basically provide something to look forward to during the bhangra "off season" (ideally the beginning of June through the beginning of October).
As vox stated though, Season 1 of the ladder required A LOT of manual management from the mixing ladder mods including Swi & myself. It also caused a lot of frustration for many us running the ladder when we had mixers not doing their part or not even responding.
At the end of Season 1 of the mixing ladder, we did brainstorm a few ways to make this a more streamline process in the future (Season 2 onward). We definitely do hope to bring back a Season 2 of the ladder, because I know many people enjoyed it (mixers actually received some helpful feedback, the BTF audience got to hear mixes that they probably would never hear elsewhere, and overall it displayed how much talent is out there from DJ's/mixers you might or might not be familiar with).
I also received some PM's/e-mails with suggestions, promotional opportunities, and asking if we would bring it back (some new people wanted to participate). Once again, we would love to deliver Season 2 of BTF's Mixing Ladder, but it will most likely next year during the off season - hopefully we come up with some ways to automate this further.
So sad to hear this news about Bhangra at the Bell. Truly one of the best competitions we had in the circuit.
As other mentioned earlier, a big thank you to Rahul and to your entire organizing team for all the hard work you guys did to put this event on for the teams, the Philly crowd, and for the bhangra fans around the world at large.
All the best in your future endeavors & we all hope that you can contribute to the bhangra world in some other way down the road.
First all, welcome to BTF MyHenna and I'm happy to hear that you're on the journey to start a new all girls bhanga team. We can definitely use a lot more!
Pretty much everything you've mentioned in your post has been discussed here, not just once, but numerous times. No offense, have you tried searching on the forum? There is a wealth of knowledge on BTF, especially for newer teams.
It's gonna require a bit of effort on your part to find the answers, but as a captain/leader on your new team, you better get used to that. After you've spent a good amount of time searching BTF & the web, if you still have any questions, I'm sure many will be more than willing to help.
Again, please don't take my post the wrong way, it just seems by your first post that you haven't really researched these questions and just want to be spoon fed everything.
^^ That's very impressive. The team & alumni are working VERY HARD to spread the word and get people to vote.
For those that haven't done so already, simply go to http://today.com/AGT and cast your vote. Voting requires registration (which takes less than 30 seconds) for verification purposes. Please spread the word if you have a chance. There is only 2 days left to vote!!
Hope you guys make it to the finals. You have our full support!
if u guys dont like the mix dont be commenting bullsh*t on it
Why are you even posting it on BTF if you don't want to hear feedback on it? Just leave it on soundcloud next time rather then telling people to "check it out" and get mad if they express their opinions.
This is a bhangra forum - not DJ Nitrone's "I'm sharing my shit and you better love it" website.
By the way, I noticed in your other recent "mixes," all you're doing is taking other people's work and combining them. Almost anyone can do that in a matter of minutes. How are you a mixer if you can't take an original song and mix it to sound different/give it your own twist?
I slightly modified your topic's title to provide more information to readers. If, in the future, you create any customized designs for bhangra team t-shirts, it would be great if you could post a picture in this topic of your work. You could even get the team to post a testimonial of working with you/your company.
Don't do it Saleem! Media Center is one of the best things of BTF!
I sometimes want a digitial copy of the of a song or a mix and having to go elsewhere to look for that will be a major disappointment.
I think having the ability to embed Soundcloud, Mixcloud, Youtube, Vimeo, etc links has it's own place on a forum. I mainly check out those links out when I'm on a PC. We still need a place to share mp3's so people can have music to jam to in their cars, at the gym, at work, while on the toilet, etc etc.