In this post, I will give away some of my favorite remixes. I know approximately nothing about DiscoTech, aside from that I think they're from Brooklyn, and I get really excited when I see their name on something. Attempts to search for more information have come up dry.
I love remixes, it's no secret. I like hearing a familiar song in a new way, different people's takes on the same material, and in general I just have an affinity for things that have been modified. But as a dj, though a remix often makes for a better mix and a bit of the unexpected can infuse some energy into the crowd, it can be problematic as well. A lot of people have carefully planned their dance moves and sing-alongs according to the original, and when you mess with that, well, you get nasty notes written on soggy napkins thrown at you calling you a "bad dj" by passive-aggressive dancers who clearly don't understand the concept. Some people just won't ever like it, but I've noticed it's a lot easier for them to swallow if the lyrics are intact. DiscoTech does this well; they create an updated and energetic backdrop to a familiar classic in a way that doesn't leave people bewildered trying to sing along.
P.S. They also did
I made a quick mix this afternoon, loosely based on my sets at our costume contest Thursday night. Have a great Halloween!
Human League: Darkness
Anne Clark: Sleeper In Metropolis
Cabaret Voltaire: Yashar [John Robie Mix]
Ministry: Everyday is Halloween
Duran Duran: Wild Boys
Depeche Mode: Personal Jesus [Pump Mix]
Michael Jackson: Thriller [DiscoTech Remix]
Front 242: Welcome To Paradise
Posted: October 31st, 2009
at 4:02pm by qbot
Tagged with 2009, american, animotion, anne clark, belgian, british, cabaret voltaire, darkness, depeche mode, discotech, duran duran, everyday is halloween, front 242, halloween, human league, industrial, michael jackson, ministry, mix, new wave, obsession, personal jesus, pop, remix, synthpop, thriller, wax trax, welcome to paradise, wild boys, yashar
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