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Remix Quotes

We’ve collected the best Remix Quotes from the greatest minds of the world: Jim James, Dev Hynes, Bhushan Kumar, Mike Posner, Jessie Reyez. Use them as an inspiration.

‘It Still Moves‘ is really the only record in our catalog that I’ve always felt I wanted to remix. Part of the fun of that record was that we recorded it all to tape, and it was all super-duper organic.
I like to blur the line between remix and cover version and new song.
It’s a cycle, 20 years down the line, they will remix today‘s songs for the youth to listen to at that time.
I believe in the ethos of the remix, like Andy Warhol making a painting of a Campbell‘s soup label.
If you‘re serious about your music, there’s this thing called The Remix Project in Toronto, and it’s an art incubator, and it’s basically like free school. If you don’t got money for studio, you don’t have the networks, they help you.
I’ve remixed lots of other people‘s songs, from Adele to Electric Light Orchestra to Beyonce, so when my record label said, ‘Why don’t you give ‘Ibiza’ to someone to remix?’ I said, ‘Sure,’ because I like the idea of people reimagining art and making something new out of it.
‘Despacito’ is phenomenal; you can’t really chase that type of success. I’m a huge fan of the record, the original, and then when the remix came out, I said, ‘Oh my God, it just got greater!’
The Nike jointClassic‘ with Kanye, Nas, KRS-One, that was a remix – Rick Rubin did the original, and his was a double-time tempo; mine was a regular boom-bap tempo, and they liked it so much that we ended up doing the video to it.
I actually admire the Indian artisteLost Stories.’ He made a remix of my song ‘Faded.’ That is really good and cool because it actually represented Indian music. I just loved the song; it so unique.
I remixed a remix, it was back to normal.
A recreation is not the same as a remix. A recreation has a new element added to it. There are new lyrics added to it. A new composition is introduced within the existing one and I feel that’s tougher to do.
When Florida Georgia Line and Nelly put out the ‘Cruise‘ remix, it brought so many more people to country music.
Any composer will not completely enjoy the process of creating a remix. Even if one adds their own elements, the song ultimately belongs to the original composer.
Mani Sharma
After the ‘Grey Album,’ everyone thought of me as the hip-hop guy, the remix maestro. I didn’t know how to show them otherwise.
Danger Mouse
My opinion is that music is music. As long as you approach doing a remix with truth, I don’t see the dance remixes being any different than an hip-hop remix- it’s really a different version of the song.
I really enjoy doing remixes, but I don’t want to be known as just a ‘remix artist’ for the rest of my career.
My wife cooks. I can’t cook. I can remix leftovers pretty good, though.
I’m not gone remix a record I don’t got no love for.
When ‘Ahora Me Llama’ was out, I was looking for someone to do the remix. Among those people I was looking at was Anuel, who was in jail. We tried, but it was impossible to record it because of his situation.
Some people remaster their records six, seven times, remix it three, four times, spend a million hours, then they always go back and hear a demo of it and they’ll say, ‘Aw that sounds so much better than the final mix.’
I doubt I’ll ever pay someone to do a remix again, because there’s some amazing stuff just coming out of bedrooms.
I actually did a remix for Katy Perry, and her management didn’t respond.
Sometimes, a remix is good because it reaches a whole new generation. But when it gets too much, it’s irritating. Also, the original composer needs to be credited properly.
With this CD technology, you can just remix a record right there on the spot.
Jam Master Jay
Basically, a lot of people have asked to jump on ‘Shutdown’ remix, I’m not gonna front. But ’cause of quality control, we wanted to make it really big: it’s all about spreading the British sound and culture.
I’m not going to lie; I’m not a huge remix person.
My whole thing, to keep myself interested – and, you know, I’m a huge hip-hop head – I have tons and tons of a cappellas. So I do these live remix mash-ups with my tracks and just throw them in there.
Puffy‘s contribution to hip-hop culture was the remix. He offered us the music that his mom played in front of him, with newer drums and younger artists. That worked, and will consistently be there. The remix comes right after the original record, that’s something Puffy did to influence the culture.
I do not do a remix without crediting the original makers. For me, that is what is most important.
I trade musical favours like cattle. I can’t remember the last time I did a remix for actual money. For me, I try and get a good swap.