Frugal Grips #7: Major Label Remixes
Janet Jackson, Eurthymics, Bette Midler & Depeche Mode Enter the Underground
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Jimmy Castor voice: What we’re gonna do right here is go back, way back, back into time… when the (extremely small font) record biz was the Record Industry. When major labels threw millions into artist development, production and promotion. When Hip Hop & RnB had yet to slay House in the battle for ‘urban’ radio format primacy. When labels, like all self-respecting corporations, bet on all the horses so they could never lose. When 34 mixes of a single track were commissioned to hit every conceivable demographic from Drum & Bass to New Jack Swing.
Yes, it’s major label remix time. Janet gets a steppin’ re-rub, Eurythmics don the white gloves and drop an E, Better Midler delivers an all time vocal heater and we find out that IDM actually stand for ‘Imitating Depeche Mode’. All the goods below the paywall.