My favorite thing about the internet is our ability to share and create like never before. One “artform” that has definitely become much more popular and much more possible because of the internet is remixing. Remixes are fast becoming one of my favorite forms of muscial expression because I think the blending of different styles of music and the ability of one artist to play with the style of another yields amazing results.
I recently read about the effect that working with a British rock producer had on the sound and the popularity of Bob Marley’s music. This blending of rock and reggae styles not only helped to make marley’s music popular outside of Jamaica, but made Marley an enduring icon of rebellion, freedom and sheer coolness. This speaks to the power of blending different sounds, different styles and different cultures to create ground breaking music that touches our souls and moves us in a way we haven’t experienced before. And, if Marley proves anything it’s that we love it.
So, whether you’re making music, writing, taking photos, making a film or doing anything creative, I think it’s well worth it to take a look at what other people in other cultures are doing in your field. Try incorporating their styles into your art and the results could be something brand new for which we’ll simply go mad!
Here’s the remix that inspired this thought tangent: (Talk about blending styles. And, in this case, making a crap song sound pretty damn good.)
Thanks to http://generationbass.com for sharing this mix and inspiring some thought.
About Jason Teitelman
I am a the model of a walking contradiction. The exception to the rule upon which we base the definition. A random tangent within a set of natural patterns; staying true while all others scatter. The form found in emptiness, the emptiness in form. The something that from the nothingness was born.