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Go West (Direct Hit Mix)

#1 Post by retrofuturist » Thu 22 Apr 2010, 12:18 pm

Greetings,

Remix Service mixes often suck, but Direct Hit did a good mix of Go West back in the day. I can even remember specifically hearing this mix on the radio a few times and wondering where the hell it came from. Eventually I found out it was from this Direct Hit compilation, which now seems to be released on iTunes.

http://itunes.apple.com/au/album/direct ... d310824818

You can hear a bit of a preview of the mix on the site... it's quite good, quite percussion heavy and maintains the structural integrity of the song and doesn't sound like a jumbled mess (unless many remix service mixes)... it's also got the odd surprise 'sample' that adds to the experience.

Anyone else familiar with this mix... Enjoy? Don't enjoy? Personally I prefer it to all the Go West remixes other than those done by Brothers In Rhythm, and probably on par with the mixes from Mark Stent.

(Whilst not on the iTunes version, the original CD issue also contained a mix of FGTH's Relax 93 which IMO was better than any of the Relax 93 mixes).

Retro. :)

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#2 Post by grantwww » Thu 22 Apr 2010, 1:54 pm

I hadn't heard it before so splashed out and bought it on iTunes. Not a bad remix at all in that the song is still recognisable.

There is also a good remix of Absolutely Fabulous on volume 9 of the same series.

http://itunes.apple.com/au/album/direct ... d342620355

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#3 Post by York Minster » Thu 22 Apr 2010, 2:17 pm

The Relax 93 mixes were god awful.
And tryin' to figure out what happened to 'Germaine Propaine'
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#4 Post by DJAMIX » Thu 22 Apr 2010, 4:53 pm

I wonder how they are dealing with copyright issues. Maybe an agreement with the Boys?
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#5 Post by VinnyM227 » Thu 22 Apr 2010, 6:09 pm

grantwww wrote:I hadn't heard it before so splashed out and bought it on iTunes. Not a bad remix at all in that the song is still recognisable.

There is also a good remix of Absolutely Fabulous on volume 9 of the same series.

http://itunes.apple.com/au/album/direct ... d342620355
Which is what I hate about most modern remixes! If the original is good, don't obliterate it! Honestly, when did that trend start? It's obviously about the DJ being the star and remaking the song, but it doesn't work for me.

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#6 Post by Ramzy » Thu 22 Apr 2010, 10:00 pm

[insert libraries' worth of spiel about the calling-into-question of authorship that electronic dance music culture has shiftingly driven and reflected]
I must disengage your recreational music.

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#7 Post by retrofuturist » Fri 23 Apr 2010, 12:06 am

Greetings DJAMIX,
DJAMIX wrote:I wonder how they are dealing with copyright issues. Maybe an agreement with the Boys?
On the booklet of the original CD it says against the track, (c) 1993 Parlophone Records

So presumably ownership resides with Parlophone?

Retro. :)

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#8 Post by Sandy Shaw » Sat 24 Apr 2010, 12:20 am

retrofuturist wrote:Greetings DJAMIX,
DJAMIX wrote:I wonder how they are dealing with copyright issues. Maybe an agreement with the Boys?
On the booklet of the original CD it says against the track, (c) 1993 Parlophone Records

So presumably ownership resides with Parlophone?

Retro. :)
Was that then just before Pet Shop Boys Partnership took control of the catalogue?

EDIT:

24th April. I think these versions have been removed
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#9 Post by Ramzy » Sun 25 Apr 2010, 5:14 pm

The PSBP was definitely set up prior to the release of the 1993 material. I think it took place between Introspective and Behaviour, judging by the various copyright details on the album artwork. It coincided with the termination of their relationship with Tom Watkins, didn't it? Which makes it 1988 or 1989. I think.
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#10 Post by Sandy Shaw » Mon 26 Apr 2010, 5:57 pm

Ramzy wrote:The PSBP was definitely set up prior to the release of the 1993 material. I think it took place between Introspective and Behaviour, judging by the various copyright details on the album artwork. It coincided with the termination of their relationship with Tom Watkins, didn't it? Which makes it 1988 or 1989. I think.
You must be right. Well researched!

The Ab Fab mix is on Youtube btw. It seems to be a dancefloor friendly mash up of some of the official mixes!
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