Remix politics

CDNow talks to Paul van Dyk, remix master.

On remixing ‘Elevation’: For me, it’s much more interesting to work on a track that isn’t dance music rather than a dance track. [ … ] To actually approach something like “Elevation” is a bigger challenge for an artist.

[ … ] The other thing is that a lot of those bands like U2 realize that the biggest development within the music industry within the music actually came from electronic music, from the whole wide genre of electronic music over the last 10 or 15 years. They’re just losing it if they’re not trying to get into that section as well. I think this is the reason why a lot of these bands actually do so. U2 has been doing this for years.