There’s always a moment when you have a disc/files/tracks collection and you say : “man, I should organize it…”. When it comes to EDM, the genres and subgenres classification is the most efficient thing, but also a fucking nightmare :
So… The question is… How can we manage/handle this?
There’s no perfect way, but here’s what I do :
I massively tag the files using a combination of three tags from the samurai.fm classification (she’s not perfect, I often had another genre, like “krautrock” genre, or the infamous “Nu” style… but it works most of the time…).
Here are the tags I use day by day :
I start with a genre tag (one per track) :
|Disco||Funk||Soul||R & B|
|Breaks||Dubstep||Broken||Drum & Bass|
And I had styles tag (2 tags per track)…
This means you can tag a track as a Deep/House/Anthem or Dub/Techno or even Dirty/Noise/Garage… Or any combination that suits you… The advantage is that you can search only one of those terms and see what your player shows you ;). Of course, if only one tag is needed, like a rooted house track, or a techno standard, I tag the file only one time…
Hope it helps.
And you, how do you do you tag your tracks ?