I received this question from some of our readers and decided to post about why DJs prefer remixed tracks for performance.
Constant beat and its continuation is an essential part of mixing and therefore needed for smooth and effective transitions between tracks.
Think about classic songs, I mean unforgettables. Some of them are never too old to play, everybody loves them.
The problem is that those songs might not be suitable for DJs, cause there are no beats in them.
At this point, a remixed version of that song is required for a DJ to play and mix on stage.
A new musical structure containing beats, sound effects, loops and other variations gives those oldies a total new feel and energy without compromising the original sound.
It counts for every single track, not only oldies, as long as it needs a DJ modification in terms of beats.
This is one of the reasons we DJs prefer a remixed version.
Let me give you a perfect example. We all know Frank Sinatra’s “New York, New York” classic. Who doesn’t like it ?
Is it possible to mix it as the original version ? no. So, take a preview of the remixed version of New York New York. Full of energy, still the same tune.
Another answer to this question is the intros and outros of the original music track.
There may already be beats in it, but not long enough. In a remixed version, intro and outro are always extended with enough groups of beat measures for DJs to complete a successful transition.
In a previous post, I explained about how you can count the beats and bars in a song for perfect mixing. Please read that article explaining why DJs would need special remixes of original songs.
Besides all of above, a remixed track has better and stronger sound, enriched with sound effects, riffs, loops and beat variations which pump the energy level in that song.