A Remix Artist and Advocate

Authored by: Desiree D’Alessandro

The Routledge Companion to Remix Studies

Print publication date:  December  2014
Online publication date:  November  2014

Print ISBN: 9780415716253
eBook ISBN: 9781315879994
Adobe ISBN: 9781134748747

10.4324/9781315879994.ch35

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Abstract

Remix is everywhere. Examples are published on YouTube, televised programming, and songs topping our radio charts. When Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” aired, I immediately recognized the reminiscent undertones of Marvin Gaye’s 1970s hit “Got to Give It Up.” 1 My inner-geek rejoiced when Kickstarter fan pledges helped launch OverClocked (OC) Remix’s Balance and Ruin, an album inspired by the music of Final Fantasy VI. 2 I laughed while watching the 2013 San Diego Comic-Con International panel for AMC’s The Walking Dead, where producers and cast members joked about character romance fan-fiction in front of a cheering audience. 3 I have attended Metrocon and witnessed cosplayers create costumes that hybridize characters from different series and celebrate user-created Anime Music Videos (AMV) and self-circulated doujinshi. 4 All of these exemplify the inherent inclusivity of remix; a quality that I have always embraced and advocated.

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