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The Riff

25 Iconic Alt 80s Remixes

[Pet Shop] Boys and their electronic toys/credit: Hanne Jordan/Alamy

I suspect the 80s were the golden age of remixes because of timing and luck as much as anything. Studio 54 disco sensibility and jam session musicianship from the 70s converged with synth sampling technology and avant-garde music pioneering.

The technology to create these extended layered cuts ramped up at the turn of the decade. Producers and…



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Bonnie Barton

Queen of mixtapes. Lover of music, travel, and fashion. Authentic sharer of life lessons and dating foibles.