what do you think about remixes?

category: general [glöplog]
i noticed a feeling about remixes while listening to some new music yesterday.
when i know the original track i almost never like the remixes no matter how good they are in technical aspects. the music just feels wrong. the remixes that i really enjoy are those where i did not know the original track before listening for the first time.
there are not that many remixed demos, but i feel similar about them.

added on the 2009-04-01 16:08:07 by cp_ cp_
i'm a huuuuuge fan of remixes - it more often than not adds versatility to the original track, and it just shows how varied music can be.

i especially love remixes that are totally out there, e.g. Noisia's remix of Fade to Gray, or to take a recent example, SynSUN's remix of The Prodigy - Omen
added on the 2009-04-01 16:17:07 by Gargaj Gargaj
ok, maybe SynSUN's Omen remix isnt THAT weird, but then there's e.g. Katy Perry - I Kissed A Girl (Tatanka Rmx)
added on the 2009-04-01 16:26:19 by Gargaj Gargaj
Tepr - Minuit Jacuzzi (datA Remix)

And demo-wise. Lucy in the Sky with Deities is a gazillion times better than Deities.

Close thread.
added on the 2009-04-01 16:31:45 by okkie okkie
gargaj damn that "i kissed a girl" remix is crap. i mean, seriously wtf?!
added on the 2009-04-01 16:50:27 by uncle-x uncle-x
24 mixes for cash
added on the 2009-04-01 16:52:47 by xernobyl xernobyl
sometimes remixes/edits are better than the original, sometimes they aren't! HOLY SCHEISSE
I think making a good remix (not a "generic crap") is a really hard work (at least as difficult than making a good track).
Because you have to bring some originality (not repeating the original track), showing a different side of the track, while keeping the original "spirit" of the track.

So, I think a remix can be "as good as" the original but most of the time, it's just not the case.

Daft Punk - The Prime Time Of Your Life (Para One Remix)
added on the 2009-04-01 17:15:01 by wullon wullon
24 mixes for cash

Most of those are shit.
added on the 2009-04-01 17:17:33 by okkie okkie
That is if you mean Aphex Twin's "26 Remixes for cash" cd.
added on the 2009-04-01 17:22:13 by okkie okkie
uncle-x i think it was what we call "irony". the track he pointed out doesnt seem any different from the original one, or, wait. at least for the 15 first seconds of it. i admit i can't listen to it for more than 15 seconds. ;s

btw, as for remixes, i'm a big fan of this one:
Dennis Sheperd & Cold Blue-Not Too Late (Dennis Sheperd Mix)
added on the 2009-04-01 17:28:36 by nystep nystep
most of the remixes by the freemasons are better than the originals.
added on the 2009-04-01 17:30:16 by reed reed
added on the 2009-04-01 18:07:43 by v4nl4me v4nl4me
Calling Daft Punk original doesn't quite fit this thread:

Where Daft Punk got their samples from
added on the 2009-04-01 18:10:52 by Kodoichi Kodoichi
yea not the best exemple :D
added on the 2009-04-01 18:19:02 by wullon wullon
kb: I agree with you even tho sometimes you can find a mix that really is new and fresh, like for instance http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=edtun2odUyc
added on the 2009-04-01 18:21:14 by thec thec
kb didn't post in this thread.
added on the 2009-04-01 18:38:10 by okkie okkie
right, kaivalya.. I was confused by the avatar and the leading k...
added on the 2009-04-01 18:38:54 by thec thec
Fair enough.
added on the 2009-04-01 18:55:30 by okkie okkie
I think that this remix is the dogs bollox
added on the 2009-04-01 19:07:52 by NoahR NoahR
yes, sorry.
added on the 2009-04-01 19:41:38 by xernobyl xernobyl
remixes can be quite nice, but most of the times I'm always very biased and like the version I heard first more.
Most of the time I prefer new interpretations instead of remixes. Although I admit the work that is put into a good remix, for me it's quite often just an added bassline and some punchy rythm.

If I think of it again, than reinterpretations are mostly common in jazz while every other genre calls it remix. I honestly don't know the point through wich I should draw the line between them both.
added on the 2009-04-01 22:49:06 by bod bod
very funny april's fool!
added on the 2009-04-01 23:04:48 by doh doh