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Remixer #51 Addictive TV: “Images have their own sense of rhythm”

The “Remixer” series features interviews with people involved in remix practices and culture, asking them about their experiences and approaches towards remix. This time: Addictive TV.

logo-addictive-tvGraham and Mark are the remix and mash-up artists behind Addictive TV. They are sampling all kinds of video and audio footage into new works.

Could you introduce yourself and give some background on your artistic work?

Graham: We’re Addictive TV, there’s two of us, I’m Graham and he’s Mark! We’re audio/video remixers and mash-up artists and we create music by sampling sounds you can see. We’ve been doing this a long time and were part of the early pioneering days of this scene 15 to 20 years ago. We sample movies, TV, concert footage, music videos, even football and create new tracks or mash-ups from those samples, keeping the audio and video together. A good example is our track Beam Up The Bass, remixing classic Star Trek – all those fantastic 1960’s electronic sounds of phasers, communicators, people beaming up, even the Enterprise sliding doors, we created a track using all those sounds, but kept the pictures in sync – so when you hear the music, you can also see the sounds.

Mark: Yeah, in that same style of ours we’ve actually created a lot of alternative trailers over the years for Hollywood studios like Paramount and 20th Century Fox for films such as Fast & Furious and Slumdog Millionaire, and back in the day we were involved in the development of DVD turntables with Pioneer. In fact, my own background is as a mash-up DJ and producer since the early 2000’s, my other name is Go Home Productions and I’ve produced remixes for artists such as David Bowie, Alicia Keys, Gang Of Four and Kasabian and I actually made the first officially cleared mash-up album “Mashed” for EMI Records about 10 years ago, so remixing is in my blood!

From your point of view, what makes a great remix?

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Remixer #46 Morgan Crozier (Dontsample.me): “A huge pain”

The “Remixer” series features interviews with people involved in remix practices and culture, asking them about their experiences and ap, proaches towards remix. This time: Morgan Crozier, founder of dontsample.me.

Morgan Crozier

Morgan Crozier

Morgan Crozier is a 23 year old musician currently living in Austin, TX. He has been involved with music in one way or another for his whole life, starting with playing on a Yamaha keyboard and moving into every other facet from studio to live production. For the past several years, he has produced, performed and released music under the name “Galvanix”.

From your point of view, what makes a great remix?

My favorite remixes are reworked to sound completely different than before such as changing the song to a new genre or tempo. I think it’s really great when a remix of a song can be musically relevant on its own but makes use of the original melody, whether it’s a vocal clip or riff in a new way, breathing life into a song you might not have heard or even thought about in a while. It’s also awesome when someone can take a commercial pop song, for example, and transform it into something recognizable but completely different and geared towards a new audience that wouldn’t have been receptive to the original work.

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