the rise of dance music

After the rise of dance music in the late 1980s, a new form of remix was popularised, where the vocals would be kept and the instruments would be replaced, often with matching backing in the house music idiom. A clear example of this approach is Roberta Flack’s 1989 ballad “Uh Oh Look Out”, which Chicago House great Steve “Silk” Hurley dramatically reworked into a boisterous floor-filler by stripping away all the instrumental tracks and substituting a minimalist, sequenced “track” to underpin her vocal delivery. The art of the remix gradually evolved, and soon avant-garde artists such as Aphex Twin were creating more experimental remixes of songs (relying on the groundwork of Cabaret Voltaire and the others), which varied radically from their original sound and were not guided by pragmatic considerations such as sales or danceability, but were created for “art’s sake”.

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  1. Vesa July 15, 2007 at 6:34 pm #

    Remixed by: Oddsprite
    Download: Doctor Who – Doctor Who Forever.mp3 (160 kbps, 2:40)
    Rating: (rate it)
    Website: leisurehive.cjb.net
    E-mail: Oddsprite
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    its really cool, and is da best eva, 80s disco

    After several enquiries about the ‘Rave’ remix of the Who theme that was available for download on Oddsprite’s website a while back, I have decided to produce a new version. I feel that the original ‘Rave’ remix doesn’t quite sufficiently demonstrate my music ability (ie I find it embarassing to listen to!). This new version called ‘Doctor Who Forever’ is designed to be a dance remix with emotion. I hit on a fusion of Derbishire and McCulloch. Using a McCulloch style bassline gave the remix more pace and the Derbishire melody adds plenty of atmosphere. I also added a howell style sound to the main melody line and the harmony line from Cold Blood makes a return with a phasor filter on it, however this time it plays the harmonies from my epic remix throughout rather than just bridge sections. Also this element has a stereo echo added to give depth. The drum track was added and ‘stereo split’. I recorded all the tracks using cubasis. Feedback appreciated. Oddsprite

  2. Vesa July 15, 2007 at 6:35 pm #

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    Now did you really miss me
    I guess you did by the look in your eyes (look in your eyes, look in your eyes)
    Well lay back and relax while I put away the dishes (put away the dishes)
    Then you and me can rock-a-bye

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    The night is young and full of possibilities
    Well come on and let yourself be free
    My love for you, so long than I’ve been savin’
    Tonight was made for me and you

    You can ring my be-e-ell, ring my bell
    You can ring my be-e-ell, ring my bell
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    you can ring my bell, you can ring my bell
    (ding, dong, ding, do-ong)
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    (ding, dong, ding, do-ong, ring it!)
    you can ring my bell, anytime, anyway
    (ring it, ring it, ring it, ring it oww!)
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    (ding, dong, ding, do-ong)

    you can ring my bell, you can ring my bell
    (ding, dong, ding, do-ong)
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    (ding, dong, ding, do-ong, ring it!)
    you can ring my bell, anytime, anyway
    (ring it, ring it, ring it, ring it oww!)
    you can ring my bell, anytime, anyway
    (ding, dong, ding, do-ong)

    Anita Ward – Ring My Bell

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