The Differences Between Bootlegs, Remixes and Mashups

 

 

The terms bootlegs, remix and mashups are very familiar to DJs. But not everyone understands the slight differences between them. In this post, we are going to attempt to distinguish between these terms.

 

Bootleg

In simple terms, a bootleg is an unofficial mashup or remix. The original copyright owners do not authorize it. It could be a teaser or a full song mixed from the original.

There are different types of bootlegs. It could involve taking vocals of a song and playing on top of an instrumental from another song. It may also include playing two sounds together to produce a new song. Of course, it takes a fantastic pair of ears to create something spectacular from mixing two different songs.

It is important to note that most bootlegs lack real production qualities. Most bootlegs are not put together in studios. Sometimes the artist can use their laptop to create something quick and different. They are then distributed online for promo or as a teaser.

Remix

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A remix is a piece of media. In our case, music or song that has been changed from the original version. This change could be by adding, removing or changing specific items of the song such as vocal, beats, verses, chorus etc. The unique thing about remixes is that something has been changed from the original version. Of course, there are several reasons why an artist may want to remix a song. Here are a few:

    To create a unique version of the song for a particular event or audience such as clubs, parties, weddings.

    A producer may create a mix to improve the fidelity of an old song, especially if the master is lost or damaged.

    Sometimes it could just be to create another artistic vision of the song. It could be the case for a hit song.

The truth is there are so many reasons why an artist might want to create remixes from simply experimenting to improving the original version. However, do not confuse a remix to edit, which is a change in the music, no matter how small or insignificant. But usually, it is a shorter fine stereo master that could be used for marketing or podcasting.

Mashups

Mashups are blends from two or more songs. It usually involves placing vocals of one of the songs over the instrumentals of another to create a unique sound.

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It is a trend that has been around for a very long time and is only gaining popularity. Artists like Niki Romero, who is massive in the EDM arena as well as others like White Panda, Hardwell have seen incredible success in mashups and bootlegs.

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I’m not a legal professional, but you might want to tread carefully when it comes to creating bootlegs, remixes, and Mashups. There could be copyright issues to deal with. Hence, always make sure you have permission from the copyright owners before using their materials. It is better safe than sorry – as they say.

 

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The DJ duo is made up of Kerol Garcia and Rodrigo Tancredi, already successful solo DJs in their own right in the vibrant Musical centre of London since 2011. With Passion for House Music, a lot of dedication, hard work and determination the duo is frequent in the London Scene Line UP since 2015; and providing the highest level of entertainment and bring the best of their unique talents to all audiences. The DJ Duo fell in Love with House Music during a trip to Ibiza in 2011, raving at the Space Club where they discovered the power of Carl Cox set! Since that time, they have never stopped learning about the House Music Culture, Mixing techniques and DJ new trends. Rodrigo is a percussionist and DJ. Music runs in his family, and he formed his first band at the tender age of twelve. He's now a key figure in the house music scene, who has previously performed sets at Ministry of Sound, Egg Club, Es Paradise, Ibiza Rocks and Pacha. Kerol left Brazil and moved to London in 2007 to study at the London School of Sound a give a better life to her son. In these days Kerol Garcia is a highly sought after DJ playing sets to thousands of club goers at respected venues: Ministry of Sound, Egg Club, Heaven and Lightbox. She is an accomplished DJ. In June 2017, with author and brand strategist Rhonda Swan, they started to develop a network platform to come up in 2019: The Musician’s League. A movement of music and digital marketing. With a mission to touch millions of talents around the world and to offer the chance to benefit from their experiences as DJs and brand creators. In October 2018, with the legendary Roger Sanchez and Danny Savage, they started a mentoring course at Get Booked Academy and are ready to go to the next level on their DJ career and becoming music producers and social media experts. "We can’t wait to share our love of House, beats, and marketing with our colleagues, fans, followers and new audiences. We both have a real passion for the music, people, and network we create. We will share a valuable experience to all." R&K Rodrigo Tancredi and Kerol Garcia R&K Rodrigo Tancredi and Kerol Garcia https://soundcloud.com/rodrigo-kerol https://www.instagram.com/rk_housemusic/ https://www.facebook.com/rkhousemusic/

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