T-FREE is an inactive
for technoid Drum & Bass; Techno-DNB and Neurofunk (some of the 3-EPs were more experimental).
It started out in August 2005 as a joint sub-project of Trio-Music and
then with January 2006 it turned into a sister label to Tilt-Recordings with its own website (final version: 2011-07) and was active as such until July 2011.
Overall 219 tunes were put out as free mp3 downloads on 116 releases in those 7 years.
There never was an official T-FREE logo
(although the Tilt-Recordings logo was used for promotional purposes a few times)
and no artwork for the releases, except for the label collaborations and T-FREE-LP002;
the major effort was always put into the music selection and information structure.
More on the label's history and context: here
Label related articles and interviews with further details and background info: here
Label related social network profiles:
Label contact: here
All T-FREE releases in one convenient zip file (3 GB):
All T-FREE releases in one podcast RSS feed:
File browsing: main folder,
mirror 2 (all older mirrors are dead)
T-FREE database entries:
Phlow (netlabels catalog)
Links to some other free 320 mp3 Drum & Bass netlabels: here
All tunes released on T-FREE have been published under a Creative Common License.
Everybody can legally up- and download, copy, burn and share them in many ways,
play them on parties, on radio shows, in mixes and podcasts (CD/tape/mp3/etc),
use them in videos, video games, apps, widgets, theatre plays and whatever...
it is legally possible even in Germany to play them publically without paying royalties,
because they are free from the claims of GEMA, other copyright collectives and the content mafia in general.
In this respect "T-FREE" associates not just with "cost-free" but also with "freedom!"
and in this freedom it associates with respect; true respect for culture and music.
Just two things are not cool: to sell the tunes (commercial exploitation)
and to change them without properly crediting the original names and changes (crippling of information).
More detailed information on the legal aspects can be found
Mad respect goes to the artist and people whose contributions made this project possible!
And, needless to say, the peers involved in the two label collabo releases.
A big thank you to sonicSQUIRREL.net who have been friendly providing mirrors to the netlabel community (including T-FREE) for many years,
and further thanks to Ron Wechselberger, Mocks, Polarity, the Dangerous Minds, Massl and xplizit for having provided mirrors at various points in the T-FREE history.
And finally BIGUP to David Badger... few follow.
If you were willing to help paying the monthly bills for the ongoing server hosting, you could send money via paypal to:
"puts some more established labels to shame"
(crystl_lake @ www.freak-recordings.com/community 2008-06)
"96% of the shit you put out is garbage"
(djc @ www.techno-dnb.com/forum 2008-06)