Best Friend Forever Login

To participate, register for Best Friend Forever access or login below:

Latest Release

Brad Sucks: Guess Who's a Mess album cover

Guess Who's a Mess, my third album. 10 tracks, instant downloads.

Not into albums?


Email Signup

Get the latest Brad Sucks updates:

Upcoming Shows


In this article Ernest Miller suggests that remix construction sets (such as the Jay-Z Construction Set) are the future of music. He compares it to gaming mods, which is an interesting comparison.

This sort of thing has actually been going on for a while now, specifically in the Acid community where artists like Madonna and Beck have been offering up the source files for some of their songs in remix competitions for years now (there are even prizes).

When I originally started doing this net music thing I started offering my own full bloated source tracks on CD for $5. I thought it’d be a neat way to get people involved and engage listeners and also get across that I don’t care too much about copyright (for the nerd cred). But hardly anybody ever bothers with those things and when I eventually revise my FAQ I’ll probably take the offer out because it doesn’t seem to accomplish anything.

I’ve been giving some thought to chopping up my album into loops so that it’s smaller and easier to distribute without having to mail actual CDs around but I’m not sure if it’s really worth the hassle. Are there really a ton of would-be remixers out there?

Posted on - March 11, 2004 [at] 8:16 pm by Brad
Tagged in -

5 Comments on this post

victor on Remixin
March 12, 2004 at 10:39 am

In my observations: When producers and dj’s remix rock & roll (especially the singer-songerwriter variety) it tends to be a novelty, . R&B (old and new) are much more likely to be used.

my suggestion: just post the a cappellas.

JB on Remixin
March 12, 2004 at 2:20 pm

I think sampled-cut-up-put-back-together stuff is on the wane, personally. It’s never been my cup of tea, and I was glad when rap artists started moving back to using original tracks to back their rhymes. I don’t find much interest in hearing little bits of old recordings all mashed together or played over each other. I think part of the fascination with that stuff is “hey wow, you can play this over that and it works!”, which I find completely uninteresting. I mean, of course some stuff fits over other stuff. It’s a bunch of pop songs– they use a lot of the same structures and melodies and stuff.

Like, doing a mix of Sheryl Crow’s “Leaving Las Vegas” with Steve Miller’s “Gangster of Love”… they fit on top of each other almost perfectly, but snoooooooore

I kind of like that one Daft Punk record, and I like Fatboy Slim’s “Weapon of Choice”, but that does it for me. I’m full.

victor on Remixin
March 12, 2004 at 5:52 pm

(fyi jb: not all remixes are mash-ups)

JB on Remixin
March 12, 2004 at 7:19 pm

(thanks victor)

jack on Remixin
March 14, 2004 at 2:56 am

get on over and remix yourself up some brody…

mash us up!

Comments are closed on this post.