“The concept of remixing hit a mainstream high (and an underground low) back in 2002 when P.Diddy had the chutzpah to release a remix album titles, We Invented the Remix. We’re not sure who the “we” is that he’s referring to in the title, but we know it isn’t the Bad Boy honcho.
For an accurate view into the artists who truly invented the remix, one needs to travel back in time to the days of Shep Pettibone, Larry Levan, Tom Moulton and labels like the Salsoul and West End Records. These influential names laid the groundwork for remixxing and influenced the next generation of remixers, including Def Mix’s David Morales and Frankie Knuckles and ID Productions members Steve “Silk” Hurley, Maurice Joshua and Eric “E-Smoove” Miller.”
In this article, Maurice Joshua talks about his nearly 20-year journey in remixing from “This Is Acid” to “Crazy In Love.”