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When dj’s and producers discovered they could use two turntables or a reel-to-reel tape machine to extend and manipulate a 7-inch mix, a new musical landscape was discovered. Whether it was the 1950’s / 60’s experimentalists, bronx hip-hop dj’s or the disco pioneer producers of the 70’s. The only limitation to their imagination was the burgeoning technology, cost, time, and practicality. Now with the advent of digital technology, the only limitation is the imagination, the possibilities are endless, but this now puts a greater importance on the choice of the track to re-edit.
Mischief Brew have a formula of singling out tracks to re-edit, not just on their individual qualities such as a prominent break, riff or vocal which enables them to extend and re-arrange to fit the mould of the modern dancefloor, but also on the value and recognition they think the track deserves. Their catalogue is a broad church; showcasing soul, reggae, jazz, rock, country, alternative-pop and disco.
The art of re-editing has been around for some time, there has been and still are some great craftsmen, Mischief Brew are certainly up there with the masters.