I was grooving to the Verve remixed series on the way in today. Damn good bunch of records those. And it struck me somewhere near allied carpets, that's in essence what I do; take a product, add / move / remove the original to come up with a new product, based around the original. There are limits to the analogy, but go with me.
Everybody Loves the Sunshine. Roy Ayres. Remixed into rolling critical motion by 9th Wonder. What I love most about this track is the digital click left in at the point at which the music is cut to be looped. Exposing the craft is traditionally seen as bad craft. Make it as smooth as possible, that's what you're taught - if the audience doesn't notice what you've done, you've succeeded. So we go and put in the dusty crackle of a stylus to make a track sound like it's taken from vinyl, or add a film grain to hide the clean lines of digital video.
Well next time, I'm going to leave in the idiosyncracies of our digital world (or at lease use it as a conceit) - the clicks, the drop out. Who knows, maybe we'll come to love them as much as we do the peculiarities of the analog world. We can already pretend we've
scribbled something out made a mistake.
Image from mrcam's flickr stream. Thanks.