Mix-explanation (remix, mashup, bootleg etc.)

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Post by Petter » Mon May 12, 2008 5:09 pm

Hey,
I was thinking of making a little list with the explanation of all the different editions of songs. Please add more to the list if i've forgot something, and I will keep it updated ;)

Mix = A version made by the artist(s) of the original.

Remix = Is an alternative version of a song, different from the original version, by a 3rd party.

Edit = A 3rd party or the maker of the original makes small adjustments to the song. Normally it keeps the same struckture and sounds, but just organized a little differently.

Dub = Reduced the vocal or removed completely. Sometimes dub is an instrumental mix. The same song as the original, but without vocals. The dub version is more focused on the rythm.

Remake = An artist re-creates the song. The artist produces the whole song over again, without using any samples from the original song.

Rework, Reconstruction, Revision, Remode, Remodeled, Re-Harsh = I'm not 100% sure about this one, but I would say it's something between edit and remix. Often used as a little more "fancy" release of a "remix"

Outro Mix, Intro Mix = Speaks for it self. A mix made by the producer with a version that suits well for intros or outros in for example a mixtape.

Instrumental = A song where the vocals are removed, without any other changes.

Acapella = Only vocals

Original Mix = The original version

Radio Edit = A short version for the radio. Radio stations are not interested in a 8 minute long song, with a long intro and outro.

12" Club Mix = Same as club mix, but released as a vinyl?

Vocal Mix/Vox = A mix with extra/more vocal

Mashup = A mix of 2 or more songs. Mashed/mixed together to 1 song.

Bootleg = A bootleg can be a mashup of 2 or more songs, without the permission of the artists to release it.

It's not a complete list, and please correct me if I'm wrong :)
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Post by philinho » Mon May 12, 2008 7:01 pm

Pretty accurate descriptions i'd say.

Not entirely sure how true this is, but I think the 12" vinyl mix may include more sub-bass than original mix - reason for this is due to the grooves in vinyl records allowing more accurate frequencies below 100hz.

I could be wrong though.
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Post by Tim » Mon May 12, 2008 10:35 pm

that is good. thank you very much Petter for these definitions ;)
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Post by Kuisma » Wed May 14, 2008 10:31 pm

Isn't White Label the term used for unreleased or unsigned (to a label) tracks? I've mainly been wondering where the term comes from..

And a bootleg doesn't have to be a mash-up, does it? Laidback Luke for example makes loads of remixes of known tracks and they're always labeled bootlegs...
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Post by axfast » Sun May 18, 2008 12:27 pm

ah, thanks! been looking for this! :)
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Post by ANDREA » Sun May 18, 2008 12:37 pm

thanks! I now everything is clearer ;)
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Post by paulanthony » Sun May 18, 2008 1:27 pm

Does anyone know what CDR actually means???
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Post by Petter » Sun May 18, 2008 2:52 pm

If you mean CDR as in Compact Disc (CD) it means compact disc recordable...
In other words: the name of the discs you burn and play so the crowd goes crazy!
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Post by paulanthony » Sun May 18, 2008 6:11 pm

oh, damn could have figured that out myself ;)

i was just wondering cause often i see it in charts instead of the label... /CDR
So i guess it's something like a whitelabel vinyl only digital?
sorry, but that's just been buggin' me...
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Post by Mutu » Mon May 26, 2008 8:36 pm

i think thats a brilliant explenation!
good job and thanks pete`
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