The Art of the Remix
Journalist Jo Youle explores the art of remixing records with the help of a stellar cast of producers and DJs . Since their emergence from the disco scene in the 1970s, remixes have dominated the world of dance music, often helping break records which wouldn't otherwise have been hits. Over the last few years remixes of old tracks by Elton John and Simian have become chart toppers, whilst Skream's remix of La Roux's 'In For The Kill' is widely recognised as the tune which broke dubstep into the mainstream. In this programme, James Murphy from LCD Soundsystem, Armand Van Helden, 2ManyDJs, Fatboy Slim and more spill the beans about why they think remixes play such an important part in dance music, what the secret to a good remix is and how they go about remixing records for other artists. There's also a chance to hear some of the DJs favourite remixes from the past two decades including Fatboy Slim's take on Cornershop, Tiga's take on LCD Soundsystem and Leftfield versus John Lydon.