This Remix Phase that seems to be happening

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  1. Conrad

    Conrad Member

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    Anybody else getting a bit annoyed at all these charty tunes being remixed in such a simple way, then gettin played all over radio 1 and shiiit?

    For so long it seems like , lets see who can do the best remix? Artists must be struggling to make ends meat with 'underground' tunes so maybe they thought fuck it and are just TRYING to sell out!

    MAKE SOMETHING ORIGINAL!!!
     
  2. $marty

    $marty Dexcell Staff Member

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    It's commercial appeal
     
  3. jmzmaloney

    jmzmaloney ENTHUSED WITH ETHNOGRAPHIC PLUNDERPHONICS Staff Member

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  4. motion audio

    motion audio Active Member

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    Know what you mean, some of them do work well, but it seems to be getting to the point where every last cheesy pop/"rnb"/gay disco tune needs a dnb remix. Some of them are cringeworthy.
     
  5. D BREAKNECK

    D BREAKNECK 7 years on top

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    It's not new. Just Radio 1 etc are much more open to playing them now. DnB rmxs of pop / chart tunes have been done for years.

    From the artists point of view, I guess they'll prolly get paid as much (if not more) for a major label rmx as they will for an original track, and get a lot more exposure for it in most cases.

    I agree it gets dull, but can't blame them for taking the money, most been struggling bedroom DJ/producers for years before getting their break.

    & it help them get there own tunes played on the Radio, HC, Blame, Skream etc. I'd rather have more DnB on the radio (and less pop) even if they are just decent quality pop rmxs and not original trx.
     
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  6. ali1212

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    some of em are amazing though.
     
  7. D BREAKNECK

    D BREAKNECK 7 years on top

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    Like yr gif. Fella shoulda worn white gloves tho...
     
  8. Dj Shitme

    Dj Shitme My Dj Name is Shit

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    I'm quite a big fan of High Contrasts remix of MGMT's Time to Pretend.

    Its like it was supposed to be a drum and bass song.
     
  9. richie_stix

    richie_stix gomby plz

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    i thought this was going to be a post about the amount of remixes OS are doing at the moment... pisses me right off!

    why try and remix a top tune, my list of fails include

    Ra remix
    Download remix (orginal was shit anyway)
    t-ten (massive, massive fail!)
    rusty sherif badge
     
  10. DJ Oblivion

    DJ Oblivion Beast from the East!

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    the thing is tho these guys need to make money to earn a living so that they can carry on making sick tunes!! people always go on about artists selling out if they make something commercial or if they get really big ie pendulum, c&s.. but at the end of the day if they didn't make records that got airplay and appealed to a wider market then they would have to get a job in a bakery making donuts or something.. its not really selling out its making a living!
     
  11. inderjitfarm

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    the other day i was lisenin to kiss fm during the day and dey dropped a dj fresh tune, apologies cos i cant member the track name but more importantly its all about keeping the scene underground. das why the music has always bin the best.
     
  12. D BREAKNECK

    D BREAKNECK 7 years on top

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    This...
     
  13. DJ Wizz

    DJ Wizz Bless, Union, Force FM

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    probs hypercaine... ive been hearing that loads on the airwaves.

    and to respond to ur point... ur a twat...

    its not about keeping the scene underground, its about the music.

    i care for the scene just as much as anyone and hate to see mainstream ruin things. but if a decent and well composed/produced track gets recognized by the media and mainstream then that can only do the scene good. yer u get 13 yr olds singing pendulum and chase and status which pisses everyone off but it cant be helped and is what comes with success. it isn' t successes fault that happens its because the tune is catchy or woteva and gets loads of airplay and attention, so its the producers fault for compromising artistic style and integrety for airtime. however, if you actively trying to suppress the popularity of the scene then ur a twat, plain and simple.

    about remixes everywhere these days... it is gash to seek mainstream attention and compromising your quality or style of music because of it. but there are some good remixes around at the mo... i spose thats wot u get when an idea does well (u get 100 people trying top mimic the ideas but failing)
     
  14. DjTiesticles

    DjTiesticles Well-Known Member

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    I see they have a poll on DNBA about this very subject. Here are their thoughts, most of which I agree with:

    Recent weeks have seen a whole spate of pop/commercial tunes getting remixed by drum & bass producers. Acts ranging from Deadmau5, Dizzee Rascal, The Prodigy, Calvin Harris through to Kid Cudi, Empire of the Sun, Alesha Dixon and Eric Prydz have all been given the D&B remix treatment by the likes of Sub Focus, Blame, Nero, Spor, and High Contrast - and there seems to be no shortage of tracks upcoming.

    I guess a lot of this is driven by the fact that D&B is getting a lot of love from specialist Radio 1 - and shrewd A&R people are realising that a D&B mix will get played by Annie Mac, Zane Lowe, etc and might even make the daytime radio playlist.

    Question, is this good or bad thing for D&B? On one hand, we're hearing more D&B tunes on the radio than ever before, but are all the top producers being tied up from making new original tunes because of all this remix work? High Contrast recently told me that he was staggered he won "Best Producer" at the Drum&BassArena despite having not made an original tune in ages. Suffice to say, he's not taking on any more remix projects for now to focus on his own material.

    From our perspective, D&B remixes have been positive, helping drive sales and revenue for us and the labels involved, and helping us build relationships with major record labels - but not necessarily creating any extra value for pure D&B labels. Also, some people seem to think that some producers are running out of steam when it comes to these remixes..
     
  15. Labrat

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    you can only hope all the little noobs that get into dnb via these remixs actually discover the real good dnb.
     
  16. dnbkingz

    dnbkingz bollocks

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    All about making £££'s atm it seems.
    Nevermind.
    There's still a lot of good stuff going around as well..
     
  17. dafo93

    dafo93 SWITCH FUSION

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    Yeah, I prefer making my own tracks than remixing
     
  18. Labrat

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    the thing i hate the most is the generic sounding drums, just that hospital or sub focus full, wall of sound drums. nothing against hospital or subfocus though.
     
  19. djrowney

    djrowney G13 RECORDS/SMOKESCREEN

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    the amount of dubstep remixes floating about is doing my head in..majority of em shite and pointless
     
  20. Radius

    Radius Give me back my passport u slags

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    Reggae artists remix other stuff all the time. People like to hear familiar stuff. Britney Spears raped by a huge amen. Seems fitting