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Remixed Right 2014, Vol. 4

When a remix is not just an edit

I had a good talk with a few of my coworkers yesterday about remixing and they brought up a good point. A lot of remixers just don’t add enough to the original to warrant credit.

So many of the remixes I favorite on SoundCloud turn out to be not all that different from its original. Often times this is because dj’s are adding in simple edits, something as simple as a synth, to make the music more danceable.

The point of a remix is to take something from a song, whether it be a vocal or other memorable part, and update it into a more modern sound or flip it into a completely different style, among others I’m sure.

I actually had to get rid of a few that were originally on here because of that very problem. They brought something new to the song, but it’s really the same tune, just an edit. And maybe producers should start labeling it as such.

Tracklist of 2014 Remixes

MJ – Love Never Felt So Good (Dennis Kruissen Remix)
The Weeknd – Often (Kygo Remix)
ZHU – Faded (Big Gigantic Remix)

Jade – Dont Walk Away (Faces Bootleg)
Box of Wolves – Boy feat. Christa Vi (Cyclist Remix)
Snakehips – After I Met U
Destiny’s Child – Lose My Breath (IAMNOBODI Remix)
NERD – Provider (Roman Kouder Remix)

Little Dragon – Pretty Girls (Gold Fields Remix)
RÜFÜS – SARAH (Touch Sensitive Remix)
Sisqo – Thong Song (Penthouse Penthouse Remix)

D’Angelo + Timbaland = Brown Sugar
Alicia Keys + The Trackmasters = You Don’t Know My Name
Tweet feat. Missy Elliott – Oops (Oh My) (Linden Jay x Fabienne Rework)

Stevie Wonder – Superstition (C2C Remix)
Missy Elliot – Lose control | Sh?m Bootleg Remix
Wildchild – Renegade Master (Father Funk Remix)

Original artwork by David Lloyd Glover