Are these terms for the same definition or is there some nuance in it? Always wondered this, why are they using so many names for the same thing (If I'm correct)?
You forgot repimp and respray lol
They all mean the same far as I know, some guy has come in and had a hand in altering the track. To what degree might be construed by a different term. I.e. respray as compared to remix.
Difference between remix, remake, rework, trackfix, rebuild, repaint, reconstruction?
Mix: an artists own version of his/her track
Remix: rip a track apart and put your own touch to it
Remake: often used when some is "re-done" or "updated"
Rework: light edition of the remix term (faster tempo and a different bassline for example)
Trackfix, rebuild, repaint, resray: bollocks!!
Reconstruction: sometimes used when someone re-creates an intro/outro of a tune from a rip. Markus Schulz also uses it when he adds a few touches to some of the tunes he play.
Lol. A trackfix is done when the original file uploaded to a downloadshop was incorrect. They upload a proper song; hopla, trackfix.
The re-thingies are usually smaller edits.
A remix is when you get the seperate parts of a track (there's lots of that on beatport) and rebuild that into something different. Often it's a good idea to keep the idea of the original track somewhat intact. Blueman's remix of Tuvan almost wasn't accepted by Armada because he had changed it too much
There's also the Bootleg/Bootleg Remix, which means that the version was made without the seperate parts. Instead, it was made by working with the complete song.
A good example of the use of 'mix' is Fucking Society by Ellrich & Plaice. The track has 3 versions, all called 'mix' because the the original 2 artists of the track (and don't start about that it's from the Reloop-track) made these mixes.
The rest was properly explained I guess.
I made a VOCAL TRANCE mix, oh my god!
Listen to it here!
Lemon8, Motorcycle, Rui Da Silva, Deadmau5,
Andy Moor, Myon & Shane54, Kirsty Hawkshaw,
Michael Cassette, Allende, Imogen Heap, TiŽsto,
Kaskade, Arnej, Vadim Soloviev, Genix,
remix: a different producer than the original producer gets the midi file (and maybe some samples, but nothing more) and uses his own sounds to create a new track. it's up to the remixer how much of the original midi file and samples he wishes to use, some remixes may be very similar to the original track, other remixes may be totally different and may be hard to recognize as a remix.
remake: usually done by the same artist as the original track, but years later using new sounds/technology.
rework: light version of a remix, usually only something like the producer's own bassline.
repaint, respray, repimp: "fancy" aliases of remix.
edit: usually just a short version of the track/remix ("radio edit"), or otherwise some other kind of "reduced" version. sometimes can also mean an "extension" to a regular mix/remix, such as in intro edit.
dub: usually a mix/remix with less or no vocals (sometimes equivalent to an instrumental mix), but sometimes means just less melodic parts or more emphasis on percussion etc.
instrumental: usually exactly the same as the regular mix/remix, but without the vocals.
trackfix: an illegal scene release group screwed up some release and (also illegally) releases a fixed version.
reconstruction: usually some producer recreating an unreleased version of a mashup/bootleg/edit of some other producer. for some other cases (e.g. "markus schulz big room reconstruction") i have no idea WTF it's supposed to mean.
club mix vs original/regular mix/remix: up to the producer what he thinks is more fit for a club. sometimes club mix is just longer, sometimes it's more upbeat or has a harder bass kick, in other cases club mix is a shorter version for whatever reason.
extended mix: usually a longer version of the regular mix/remix, but in some cases it's actually shorter. again it's up to the producer.
There are no limits, just plateaus to overcome.
mix = short for remix in 99% of cases.
otherwise good summaries..
it's not rocket science, everyone calls it what he wants
Guys, I'm not just pulling this out of my arse... There was a pretty good thread about this subject on t.nu too a few years ago where all terms were defined.
It makes perfect sense if you think about it "re-mix".
Of course doesn't change that the term "mix" is used instead of "remix" very very often. Most often on physical or more mainstream releases for some reason.
this is a great thread, people is constantly with this kind of terms and many times don't realize they are totally wrong of their thoughts or guesses
I have a little doubt, "meets" is the same thing as "featuring" ???
Kirsty Hawkshaw meets Tenishia - Outsiders (Jose Amnesia Remix)
Tenishia featuring Tiff Lacey - Burning From The Inside (Original Mix)
Last edited by Cesar Schulz; 01-26-2010 at 12:38 PM.
I've noticed that today some artists write their mashups like "rework".
Strange kind of trend.
Hope you like my uploads.