Remixing is an essential part of electronic music culture. Often great tracks are polished and recreated by great artists in order to be able to play these tracks in sets. What a starter of the list. Great techno or tech-house remix. Very disco-style remix from the track Destination Breakdown by Digitalism, very clear, warm and nice remix by Gerd Janson. An end 90s track has been put into a techno sauce by Malbetrieb. Best thing, the track is free available for download. Looking for a long, relaxing, chilling remix for in your mix or party? This is your track. The original is more than 11 minutes long and has an amazing buildup, making it a great deep-house remix.
Jimmy Somerville, “Comment Te Dire Adieu (Kevin Saunderson Remix)” (London 1989)
The best cover versions can truly reinvent a song — sometimes so much so that they become the definitive recordings. One of the greatest modern-day soul ballads, as written by… Black Sabbath? Sure enough, the Ozzy ballad proved the perfect vehicle for the soul singer Charles Bradley to eulogise his mother and generally pour his heart out. It would later be used to convey a different kind of change, on the animated TV series about puberty, Big Mouth.
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Hip-hop and house. Two genres that often play well together music production wise, but not necessarily in sharing fan bases. We are, however, seeing more collaborations across genres and solid remixes from a variety of EDM subgenres contributing to building that bridge. When done well, the integrity of the vocals, feel, and sometimes even beat elements of the track are maintained while house elements like builds, drops, and a four-on-the-floor beat structure gives it that extra something. Deep house, bass house, and tech house tend to mix most congruently with a lot of the darker, slower hip-hop that is currently in style.
When it broke big, the major record labels began to search for ways to use it—and its remixers, DJs and producers—to add a dash of street cred to what would have otherwise been commercial club and pop music. And as it was with disco, house music was used as the framework to reformat pop songs as floor-friendly remixes with updated beats and grooves and more creatively adventurous b-side dubs that sometimes utilized very little from the original tune. Here are some outstanding examples of what happened when pop met house.