CHAPTER 7 Anatomy of a Remix



In this chapter we look at two well-known remixes and go through the technical and creative aspects of them that, to me at least, make them standout remixes. I encourage you to listen to both the original and the remix versions as you study each section. (I have included YouTube links for all the tracks mentioned here but obviously I can’t guarantee that those links will still be active when you are reading this. If not, you should be able to easily find the tracks elsewhere, if you don’t already have them in your MP3 collection.)

I have chosen remixes that I think represent the different extremes remixing can achieve. The first is the Freemasons remix of “Déjà Vu” by Beyoncé (from 2006). I chose this because ...

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