While in most cases its raison d’être remains dancefloor functionality, the remix has, over the last 30 years or so, transcended its utilitarian origins to become a veritable artform.
Much has been written about pioneers such as Larry Levan and Tom Moulton, not to mention those alchemists who evolved the idea of what a remix could be over the course of the 80s and 90s, from Ron Hardy, Martin Rushent and Greg Wilson through to Coldcut, Aphex Twin and Andrew Weatherall. Today we want to pay tribute to 15 contemporary remixers of note – among them both irreverent young bucks and well-established performers. It’s time to give credit to the edit, 2012-style.
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