What does it take to make a remix? Read to find out!
The concept of ‘remixing’ has been around since decades. A musical piece is modified and transformed, usually in a significant way, to create an independent piece of music. It might sound like an easy thing to do, but modern dance music remixing demands a certain level of expertise and musical knowledge. However, the skills needed to perform a musical transformation and those needed for creating music are poles apart. Because of this, the most talented producers can be a victim of bad remixes.
A large chunk of music released these days is followed by a wide assortment of remixes. Multiple remixes of a single track cater to different audiences along with maximizing airplay and sales. Spawning something new from a pre-existing idea isn’t the only thing that makes a remix. It’s also about melding the distinctive features of the original producer with those of the artist who’s remixing.
India is in no way behind when it comes to remixes. There are several talented producers and DJs in India who have remixed tracks by well-known international artists. Here are some of the best ones you should hear:
BT – The Emergency (Lost Stories Remix)
Lange & Andy Moor – Stadium Four (Lost Stories Remix)
Diddy, Depeche Mode, Eric Prydz, Dirty South – Personal Jesus Is Coming Home (Anish Sood Edit)
Red Hot Chili Peppers vs. Swanky Tunes – By The Edge On The Other Side (Anish Sood Mashup)
Roger Martinez – Moment (Praveen Achary Remix)
Denis Horvat – She Never Reach Climax (Arjun Vagale Remix)