Homage/Tribute Remix

Remixes may sometimes pay homage/tribute to artists who have had remarkable contribution to the development of the music scene, e.g. The FON Mixes album (1991) of artwork by electronic music pioneers Art of Noise[i], the Hands on Yello album (1995), celebrating the contribution of Swiss band Yello to electronic music, the For the Masses tribute album (1998) by various artists featuring remixes of some of Depeche Mode’s best known tracks etc. The tribute remix does not necessarily have to be studio-recorded, and a suitable example here is the The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert for AIDS Awareness of 20 April 1992, featuring performances by bands that were influenced by the music of Queen, including Metallica, Def Lepard and Guns’n’Roses, and performances given by the three remaining Queen members along with guest singers and guitarists, including Elton John, David Bowie, George Michael, Seal, Annie Lennox, Lisa Stansfield, Liza Minnelli and many others.


[i] The Art of Noise created music entirely from samples of pre-existing music and sounds, taking remix practices to extreme.