15 Oct 2004
Change the record 
"The remix - a radical and creative act of musical subversion, or an excuse to ruin a perfectly good song for cash?"

It all depends on who's twiddling the knobs, says Dorian Lynskey in the Guardian Review's entertaining article on the history of the remix to coincide with the imminent release of Depeche Mode's Remixes 81-04.

The paper also compiles its Top Ten Mixes which features New Order's Bizarre Love Triangle (Shep Pettibone Extended Dance mix) ["The go-to guy of the 1980s remix scene (Madonna, Pet Shop Boys, Run-DMC) gave New Order one of their biggest US hits."]

Other choice entries include Paid In Full (Coldcut's Seven Minutes of Madness mix) from 1988 and My Bloody Valentine's Soon (Andrew Weatherall mix) from 1990.

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