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A remix is a piece of media which has been altered or contorted from its original state by adding, removing, and changing pieces of the item.
A song, piece of artwork, books, video, poem, or photograph can all be remixes. The only characteristic of a remix is that it appropriates and changes other materials to create something new. Most commonly, remixes are a subset of audio mixing in music and song recordings. Songs may be remixed for a variety of reasons:. Remixes should not be confused with edits, which usually involve shortening a final stereo master for marketing or broadcasting purposes. Another distinction should be made between a remix, which recombines audio pieces from a recording to create an altered version of a song, and a cover : a re-recording of someone else's song.
While audio mixing is one of the most popular and recognized forms of remixing, this is not the only media form which is remixed in Sonny Jackson - St.
Louis Blues / My Babe examples. Literature, film, technology, and social systems can all be argued as a form of remix. Since the beginnings of recorded sound in the late 19th century, technology has enabled people to rearrange the normal listening experience. With the advent of easily editable magnetic tape in the s and s and the subsequent development of multitrack recordingsuch alterations became more common.
Less artistically lofty edits produced medleys or novelty recordings of various types. The fluid evolution of music that encompassed skaHold Me Till The End (Fonzerelli Remix) - DT8 Project - Hold Me Till The Endreggae and dub was embraced by local music mixers who deconstructed and rebuilt tracks to suit the tastes of their audience.
Producers and engineers like Ruddy Redwood, King Tubby and Lee "Scratch" Perry popularized stripped-down instrumental mixes which they called "versions" of reggae tunes. At first they simply dropped the vocal tracksbut soon more sophisticated effects were created, dropping separate instrumental tracks in and out of the mix, isolating and repeating hooksand adding various effects like echo, reverberation and delay.
The German krautrock band Neu! One noteworthy figure was Tom Moulton who invented the dance remix as we now know it. Though not a DJ a popular misconceptionMoulton had begun his career by making a homemade mix tape for a Fire Island dance club in the late s. His tapes eventually became popular and he came to the attention of the music industry in New York Gradient Winds - ECO VIRTUAL - Atmospheres 第1. At first Moulton was simply called upon to improve the aesthetics of dance-oriented recordings before release "I didn't do the remix, I did the mix"—Tom Moulton.
Eventually, he moved from being a "fix it" man on pop records to specializing in remixes for the dance floor. Along the way, he invented the breakdown section and the inch single vinyl format. Walter Gibbons provided the dance version of the first commercial inch single " Ten Percent ", by Double Exposure. Contrary to popular belief, Gibbons did not mix the record. In fact his version was a re-edit of the original mix. The Salsoul catalog is seen especially in the UK and Europe as being the "canon" for the disco mixer's art form.
Pettibone is among a very small number of remixers whose work successfully transitioned from the disco to the House era. He is certainly the most high-profile remixer to do so.
Contemporaneously to disco in the mids, the dub and disco remix cultures met through Jamaican immigrants to the BronxRegret - Trick Mix - 2001 Perfect B-Side - The Last Dance - Now & Forever both and helping to create hip-hop music. Cutting alternating between duplicate copies of the same record and scratching manually moving the vinyl record beneath the turntable needle became part of the culture, creating what Slate magazine called "real-time, live-action collage.
Early pop remixes were fairly simple; in the s, "extended mixes" of songs were released to clubs and commercial outlets on vinyl inch singles. These typically had a duration of six to seven minutes, and often consisted of the original song with 8 or 16 bars of instruments inserted, often after the second chorus; some were as simplistic as two copies of the song stitched end to end.
As the cost and availability of new technologies allowed, many of Le Boss (Remix) - Ahmess - Vivre Pour Le Son Vol.2 - Le Big Boss bands who were involved in their own production such as Yellow Magic OrchestraDepeche ModeNew OrderErasureand Duran Duran experimented with more intricate versions of the extended mix. Madonna began her career writing music for dance clubs and used remixes extensively to propel her career; one of Regret - Trick Mix - 2001 Perfect B-Side - The Last Dance - Now & Forever early boyfriends was noted DJ John Jellybean Benitezwho created several mixes of her work.
Art of Noise took the remix styles to an extreme—creating music entirely of samples. They were among the first popular groups to truly harness the potential that had been unleashed by the synthesizer -based compositions of electronic musicians such as KraftwerkYellow Magic Orchestra, Giorgio Moroderand Jean Michel Jarre.
Contemporaneous to Art of Noise was the seminal body of work by Yello composed, arranged and mixed by Boris Blank. Primarily because they featured sampled and synthesized sounds, Yello and Art of Noise would produce a great deal of influential work for the next phase.
Others such as Cabaret Voltaire and the aforementioned Jarre whose Zoolook was an epic usage of sampling and sequencing were equally influential in this era. After the rise of dance music in the late s, a new form of remix was popularised, where the vocals would be kept and the instruments would be replaced, often with matching backing in the house music idiom.
Kevin Saunderson was the first producer to change the art of remixing by creating his own original music, entirely replacing the earlier track, then mixing back in the artist's original lyrics to make his remix. Another clear example of this approach is Roberta Flack 's ballad "Uh-Uh Ooh-Ooh Look Out Here It Comes ", which Chicago House great Steve "Silk" Hurley dramatically reworked into a boisterous floor-filler by stripping away all the instrumental tracks and substituting a minimalist, sequenced " track " to underpin her vocal delivery.
The art of the remix gradually evolved, and soon more avant-garde artists such as Aphex Twin were creating more experimental remixes of songs relying on the groundwork of Cabaret Voltaire and the otherswhich varied radically from their original sound and were not guided by pragmatic considerations such as sales or "danceability", but were created for "art's sake". In the s, with the rise of powerful home computers with audio capabilities came the mash-upan unsolicited, unofficial and often Regret - Trick Mix - 2001 Perfect B-Side - The Last Dance - Now & Forever dubious remix created by "underground remixers" who edit two or more recordings often of wildly different songs together.
Girl Talk is perhaps the most famous of this movement, creating albums using sounds entirely from other music and cutting it into his own.
Underground Rope - Mighty Sparrow - Hotter Than Ever is more difficult than the typical official remix, because clean copies of separated tracks such as vocals or individual instruments are usually not available to the public. Other artists, such as Erasurehave included remix software in their officially released singles, enabling almost infinite permutations of remixes by users.
The band have also presided over remix competitions for their releases, selecting their favourite fan-created remix to appear on later official releases. Remixing has become prevalent in heavily synthesized electronic and experimental music circles. Many of the people who create cutting-edge music in such genres as synthpop and aggrotech are solo artists or pairs. They will often use remixers to help them with skills or equipment that they do not have. It is not uncommon for industrial bands to release albums which have remixes as half of the songs.
Indeed, there have been popular singles that have been expanded to an entire album of remixes by other well-known artists. Some industrial groups allow, and often encourage, their fans to remix their music, notably Nine Inch Nailswhose website contains a list of downloadable songs that can be remixed using Apple 's GarageBand software.
Some radio stations, suck as the UK's "Frisk Radio". Recent technology allows for easier remixing, leading to a rise in its use in the music industry.
It can be done legally, but there have been numerous disputes over rights to samples used in remixed songs. Many famous artists have been involved in remix disputes. InJay-Z went to trial over a dispute about his use of a sample from "Khosara Khosara", a composition by Egyptian composer Baligh Hamdy in his song " Big Pimpin' ". Remixes have become the norm in contemporary dance musicgiving one song the ability to appeal across many different musical genres or dance venues. Such remixes often include "featured" artists, adding new vocalists or musicians to the original mix.
The remix is also widely used in hip hop and rap music. It usually contains some if not all of the original verses of the song however they may be arranged in a different order than they originally were.
In the early s, Mariah Carey became one Regret - Trick Mix - 2001 Perfect B-Side - The Last Dance - Now & Forever the first mainstream artists who re-recorded vocals for a dancefloor version, and by most of her major dance and urban-targeted versions had been re-sung, e. Some artists would contribute new or additional vocals for the different versions of their songs. These versions were not technically remixes, as entirely new productions of the material were undertaken the songs were "re-cut", usually from the ground up.
The Bad Boy remix garnered positive reviews from music critics. Although now anyone is free to use this idea, the success of "Mimi" [ref.
You could argue that the 'Fantasy' remix was the single most important recording that she's ever made. Indie artist Grimes has called "Fantasy" one of her favorite songs of all-time and has Regret - Trick Mix - 2001 Perfect B-Side - The Last Dance - Now & Forever Mariah is the reason there is a Grimes. Lyte was asked to provide a "guest rap", and a new tradition was born in pop music.
George Michael would feature three artistically differentiated arrangements of " I Want Your Sex " inhighlighting the potential Adrie Oosterling - 20 Jaar "serial productions" of a piece to find markets and expand the tastes of listeners. Inafter doing " California Love ", which proved to be his best selling single ever, Tupac Shakur would do its remix with Dr.
Dre again featured, who originally wanted it for his next album, but relented to let it be on the album All Eyez on Me instead. This also included the reappearance of Roger Troutmanalso from the original, but he ended the remix with an ad-lib on the outro. InJessica Simpson released an urban remix of her song " Irresistible ",  featuring rappers Lil' Bow Wow and Jermaine Dupriwho also produced the track. Kellywho recorded two different versions of " Ignition " for his album Chocolate Factory.
The song is unique in that it segues from the end of the original to the beginning of the remixed version In My Heart - Texas - Mothers Heaven by the line "Now usually I don't do this, but uh, go ahead on, break em' Regret - Trick Mix - 2001 Perfect B-Side - The Last Dance - Now & Forever with a little preview of the remix. Madonna's I'm Breathless featured a remix of " Now I'm Following You " that was used to segue from the original to " Vogue " so that the latter could be added to the set without jarring the listener.
InEDM artist Deadmau5who worked with Jay-Z's Roc Nation, tried to sue his former manager for remixing his songs without permission, claiming that he gave his manager the go-ahead to use his work for some remixes, but not others.
The two parties reached an agreement in that kept Play Records from making any new remixes. Remixes can boost popularity of the original versions of songs. Thanks to a combination of guest raps, re-sung or altered lyrics and alternative backing tracks, some hip-hop remixes can end up being almost entirely different songs from the originals.
An example is the remix of " Ain't It Funny " by Jennifer Lopezwhich has little in common with the original recording apart from the title. Conversely, a more uptempo number can be mellowed to give it " quiet storm " appeal.
Frankie Knuckles saddled both markets with his Def Classic Mixes, often slowing Wholl Stop The Rain - Creedence Clearwater Revival - Hits Album tempo slightly as he removed ornamental elements to soften the "attack" of a dancefloor filler. These remixes proved hugely influential, notably Lisa Stansfield 's classic single " Change " would be aired by urban radio in the Knuckles version, which had been provided as an alternative to the original mix by Ian Devaney and Andy Morris, the record's producers.
A remix may also refer to a non-linear re-interpretation of a given work or media other than audio such as a hybridizing process combining fragments of various works.
Thus the concept of a remix can be applied to visual or video arts, and even things farther afield. Mark Z. Danielewski 's disjointed novel House of Leaves has been compared by some to the remix concept. A Tired Of Just Wandering - The Masters Apprentices - Complete Recordings 1965-1968 in literature is an alternative version of a text.
William Burroughs used the cut-up technique developed by Brion Gysin to remix language in the s. Remixing of literature and language is also apparent in Pixel Juice by Jeff Noon who later explained using different methods for this process with Cobralingus A remix in art often takes multiple perspectives upon the same theme. An artist takes an original work of art and adds their own take on the piece creating something completely different while still leaving traces of the original work.
It is essentially a reworked abstraction of the original work while still holding remnants of the original piece while still letting the true meanings of the original piece shine through.
Famous examples include Regret - Trick Mix - 2001 Perfect B-Side - The Last Dance - Now & Forever Marilyn Diptych by Andy Warhol modifies colors and styles of one imageand The Weeping Woman by Pablo Picasso, merges various angles of perspective into one view.
Some of Picasso's other famous paintings also incorporate parts of his life, such as his love affairs, into his paintings.
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