extended mixes

Early pop remixes were fairly simple; in the 1980s, “extended mixes” of songs were released to clubs and commercial outlets on vinyl 12-inch singles. These typically had a duration of six to seven minutes, and often consisted of the original song with 8 or 16 bars of instruments inserted, often after the second chorus; some were as simplistic as two copies of the song stitched end to end. As the cost and availability of new technologies allowed, many of the bands who were involved in their own production (such as Depeche Mode and Duran Duran) experimented with more intricate versions of the extended mix. Madonna began her career writing music for dance clubs and used remixes extensively to propel her career; one of her early boyfriends was noted DJ John Jellybean Benitez, who created several memorable mixes of her work.

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  1. Vesa July 15, 2007 at 6:36 pm #

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    town that’s right for me
    Town to keep me movin’
    Keep me gvoovin’ with some
    energy.

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    Talk about it,
    Talk about it,
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