Today’s edition of Exfiltration Radio looks at making songs from other songs. I started making it just as an exercise in a certain type of 1980s dance music, but realized that what drew me into these songs were the bits of other songs and sounds that popped their heads up in the mix. And why not? The 1980s were when sampling came into its own—whether the cut and paste techniques of Steinski or the early digital sampling exercises of Art of Noise. Even some kinds of remixes fall into the pattern, where a song is deconstructed to its component pieces and augmented with other sounds to make something new. And weird, don’t forget weird.
Do not attempt to adjust your set, there is nothing wrong.
- Jazz – Steinski (What Does It All Mean?: 1983-2006 Retrospective)
- Close (To the Edit) – Art of Noise ((Who’s Afraid Of) The Art of Noise?)
- Regiment – Brian Eno & David Byrne (My Life in the Bush of Ghosts)
- Megamix – Herbie Hancock (Megamix)
- Love Missile F1-11 (Ultraviolence Mix) – Sigue Sigue Sputnik (The Remixes)
- Push It (Remix) – Salt-n-Pepa (Hot, Cool and Vicious)
- Pump Up the Volume (USA 12) – Colourbox (Best of Colourbox: 1982-1987)
- Wise Up Sucker (12″ Youth Remix) – Pop Will Eat Itself (This Is the Day…)
- Beef – Gary Clail & On-U Sound System (End Of The Century Party)
- God O.D., Pt.1 – Meat Beat Manifesto (Storm The Studio (Remastered))
- Justified & Ancient (Stand By The Jams) – The KLF (Justified & Ancient)
- Paranoimia – The Art of Noise with Max Headroom (Paranoimia (12″))