We Didn't Invent the Remix

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We Didn't Invent the Remix
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Remix album by Example
Released 2006
Recorded 2006
Genre Hip hop
Label All the Chats (U.K.)
Producer Rusher
Example chronology
We Didn't Invent the Remix
What We Made
(2007)What We Made2007

We Didn't Invent the Remix is a remix album by London-born recording artist Example. After many setbacks and promises, Example released a 13-track limited-edition mixtape available through the Internet or at concerts during his spring 2007 tour supporting Plan B, The Rifles, and Just Jack). Underneath the track listing there is an advert for What We Made which is said to come out June 2007. Like this mixtape, it was set back for some time, eventually being released in September due to legal issues.

We Didn't Invent the Remix (a reference to the P. Diddy album We Invented the Remix) features 11 tracks sampling a variety of notable artists, including Britney Spears, The Rolling Stones, the most publicity coming from his Lily Allen parody that received some airplay. While the tracks aren't straight covers of the original songs, they do use the themes of the songs, or perhaps a few lines from the chorus, as their subject matter. There are also two bonus tracks, which are original compositions by Example and Rusher, that had previously been featured as B-sides on the vinyl release of his singles "What We Made"[1] and "You Can't Rap";[2] his first single, the original release for "I Don't Want To", featured track 2, "Loneliness Costs", as its B-side.[3]

We Didn't Invent the Remix was followed by two other mixtapes: What We Almost Made and Credit Munch.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Eyeballs Painted Black" (featuring The Rolling Stones) ("Paint It, Black")
  2. "Loneliness Costs" (featuring Harry Nilsson) ("One")
  3. "One Night" (featuring José González) ("Heartbeats")
  4. "Dead Famous" (featuring The Streets) ("When You Wasn't Famous")
  5. "Vile" (featuring Lily Allen) ("Smile")
  6. "Diamond Bay" (featuring Vashti Bunyan) ("Diamond Day")
  7. "Toxic Breath" (featuring Britney Spears) ("Toxic")
  8. "Get Off" (featuring Prince) ("Gett Off")
  9. "I Need A Fast Car" (featuring Tracy Chapman) ("Fast Car")
  10. "Bikini Woman" (featuring Brenda Russell)
  11. "Alone With The TV" (featuring The Mitchell Brothers) ("Alone With The TV")
  12. "The Sell-Out" [Bonus Track]
  13. "Yes Please!" [Bonus Track]