Thanks for the reply, but none of those albums are DJ “remix” albums (a remix is a song that is modified by a producer or DJ, not one that simply mixes another song on an album). These Fabric releases are a DJ mixing Various other artists work, normally without any other modification.
But thanks for the clarification, it looks like I having any DJ mix release in my collection with standard musicbrainz tag will always pollute the main artist list too much.
I’ve fixed by adding the various artists ID to the Music_Brainz_Release_Artist_ID like here:
So I finally found a way to fix this for my whole collection which is a good 2000 Various Artist mixes.
It’s a real shame MusicBrainz simply records the artist wrong on DJ Mix releases and doesn’t use the tag DJMixer instead! But for now there is a fix:
Load up MP3Tag software >> File >> Change Directory >> Select the root of your Various Artists folder (This will take some time to load probably)
Once loaded select a single track and click crtl + A (this will select all tracks)
Right click on the highlighted tracks somewhere and click “Extended Tags”
ALBUMARTIST >> Various Artists
ALBUMARTISTSORT >> Various Artists
MUSICBRAINZALBUMARTISTID >> 89ad4ac3-39f7-470e-963a-56509c546377
You can now save all the files (again this takes a bit of time)
And now you should only see the Various artist node in your Artist list and not all the individual DJ’s.
It works, but its a shame I have to edit default tags.