The Qual remix

John Griffiths
Planning Above and Beyond
Siamack Salari
Everyday Lives
Greg Rowland
Semiotics for Brand
John Beasley-Murray
University of Manchester


The process known as re-mixing is has become a staple of popular music over the last twenty years. The remix has arisen from advances in recording technology, it is now possible to edit, augment and re-process original recordings in any way imaginable. Sometimes a re-mixed tune will scarcely resemble the original track as producers and DJs incorporate radical new elements and effects into the mix. The remix process does not recognise the original artist's intentions or authority as paramount, but instead uses the track as inspiration for hybridisation, experiment and improvisation.