The art of the remix is an interesting one — depending on context, it can be a fascinating reinterpretation of an existing track or a throwaway four-to-the-floor cash cow. There have been some great remixes over the years, of course — indeed, some have ended up being more definitive than the original (we looked at some such tracks here). And then there’s the remix album, which is a whole different beast. Like, for instance, the fantastic Philip Glass remix album, which has been on high rotation at Flavorpill central of late — since it’s soundtracking our countdown to the apocalypse, we thought we’d take a look at it and some of the other great remix albums from throughout the history of music. As ever, let us know (nicely) if you reckon we’ve missed any.
Philip Glass — Rework_Philip Glass Remixed
This is one of the more fascinating projects of the year, and having had time to digest it, we’re happy to report that it’s great. Our favorite reinterpretation comes from Beck, of all people, but the whole thing’s worth listening to — sadly, the full album stream that has was up at NPR a couple of weeks back has been taken down, but you can hear still here the aforementioned Beck remix here.