Remix vs re-mix (different mix) for release groups

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There is a release group remix relationship which allows two release groups to be linked together. Should this only be used for remixes, or is it also appropriate to be used for re-mixes?

For example, these two releases belong to different release groups:


They have parallel tracklists where each track is a different “mix” - one has the vocal track, and the other does not. For example, https://funkydl.bandcamp.com/track/pieces-of-a-thesis-instrumental is the karaoke version of https://funkydl.bandcamp.com/track/pieces-of-a-thesis-ft-abioseh because the vocal track was muted/silenced/deleted/removed.

I think these two release groups are sufficiently related that they should be linked with a relationship. Is https://musicbrainz.org/relationship/04e0449b-6fb0-48f6-8b9d-0bd41d9b8d76 appropriate, or is the appropriate relationship type missing?

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A similar case would be replacement vocal subtracks for different localizations of the same soundtrack:



These three releases are stored in separate release groups per the guidelines, but there is currently no link between them.

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@yindesu , the “mix” isn’t different on the two albums is question. One has vocals and the other doesn’t. That’s all. They should be in different release groups since they are different. The instrumental version is not a “Remix”. It’s just an instrumental release.

Here are some examples. Original track first.

Now, the remix version…

There’s clearly a more significant difference between the two recordings. On the remix, vocals are totally different. The mix of the music is different. Additional artists appear. On the DL projects the only difference is that one does NOT have vocals. Does that make it a remix? I think not. It’s just instrumental…

@yindesu, it’s not the “karaoke version”. Not sure why you would even make that analogy! It’s just an instrumental version of the same album. Here’s another example. This is the original…

THIS is a remix…

Now, let’s use the DL projects in question as examples. Here’s a track with vocals…

Now, the instrumental version…

The ONLY difference is the absence of vocals on one…