Monday, July 26, 2010

Make It Funky: DJ Spooky Talks About Remix Culture

When sampling first exploded in the late 80s and early 90s, the law was behind the evolution. But it didn't take long to catch up.
High profile cases such as Roy Orbison vs 2 Live Crew and Gilbert O'Sullivan vs Biz Markie soon put a stop to the 'open season' of sampling - putting lawyers at the centre of what would become a multi-million dollar copyright industry.

But the practice of sampling, remixing and mashing has not been stemmed by this tightening of the law - in fact it has mushroomed and as the tools became more widely available and affordable, anyone can now take parts of films, music and photography and reinterpret them to make something new.

This week in 'Make It Funky' we've got a talk by DJ Spooky, exploring the evolution of remix culture and looking to the future of the art form.

1 comment:

  1. Listen to DJ Tom Hopkins top charting remixes Destiny - Original Mix, Destiny - Unplugged Mix at the Dance Music Hub.