first episode of a 3 part series by kirby ferguson. its pretty fun and gives good insight to remixing as a type of art. i was writing a manifesto before correlating hip hop culture to collaging and cubism and i think this doc definitely picks up on the same ideas i was trying to put down. in this short 7 min episode he takes us through chic's legendary 'good times' bassline, some william burroghs, and goes through a couple of old blues songs that led zepplin ripped off. nice
Remixing is a folk art but the techniques involved — collecting material, combining it, transforming it — are the same ones used at any level of creation. You could even say that everything is a remix.