Remix//Recut//MashUp//Etc

Share your favorite remixes, mashups, recuts, and other forms of appropriation below. You can either edit this page or post your links in the comments section below.

8 responses to “Remix//Recut//MashUp//Etc

  1. “Rebirth of a Nation,” multimedia artist DJ Spooky’s re-edit of D.W. Griffith’s “Birth of a Nation,” which deconstructs and subverts the original film’s use of visual aesthetics meant to subliminally align viewers with its racist agenda. Unfortunately i could not find any untouched excerpts from the film online, but this clip featuring some fan commentary is a good intro: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nSx5–cqpBo
    -Ray

  2. Also, the remix documentary tonight briefly mentioned ‘plunderphonics,’ which for those unfamiliar is the process of altering and reassembling samples of already-recorded music to make new compositions — oftentimes, re-editing popular or recognizable songs to the point of making them unrecognizable (though there are other facets to it as well). The composer John Oswald coined plunderphonics, which has a more ‘avant-garde’ aesthetic to it than the type of sampling typically found in most styles of hip hop or mash-up music, and he was facing controversy for appropriating copyrighted music decades before mash-up artists like Girl Talk brought a lot of widespread attention to the copyright issue.

    Some examples of John Oswald’s music –
    Michael Jackson: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8xIWLG-F0Ag
    Dolly Parton: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=siITwIQ38TE
    Somewhere over the rainbow: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RohlysEYj5I

    also Oswald’s short essay-manifesto on plunderphonics (from 1985):
    http://www.plunderphonics.com/xhtml/xplunder.html

    -Ray

  3. There is a place where all fictional characters meet. Outside of time, Outside of all logic, This place is known as HELL’S CLUB, But this club is not safe.

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