Saturday, November 21, 2009

The roots of the remix...

I may be wrong but I think I've discovered the root of all mashup/remix culture. Dutchman Jaap Eggermont  may have started the entire scene back in 1981. Using a fixed tempo and studio reproduced recordings of famous 60's hits he produced a single called stars on 45 medley. The idea behind is was to get a more disco friendly version of classic well known hits. Which pretty much sums up about 80% of todays remixes (smells like teen spirit?). The medley samples mostly Beetles songs but has a few other gems in there.

Stars On 45 - Medley 

This is a much more recent track released in 97. It features a bunch of 80/90s housey/trancey/black female vocally stuff which you will recognize.

Stars On 45  - Club Hits 

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