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Disco Revisits the Re-edit

 A re-edit is an altered version of a recorded song created by repeating, reordering, or removing sections of the original recording – for example, making a chorus repeat several times in a row, or extending the length of a break section. Like remix, re-edits are especially common in dance music.  Re edits have long been a favoured tool for DJ’s as they are often stretched out for longer, dubbier grooves that can blend easily over other tracks or acapellas. One such DJ who favoured the medium was DJ Greg Wilson. In 1983, Wilson was invited to start a residency at the newly opened The Hacienda Club in Manchester, starting the club’s first weekly dance night. The night helped the club develop its later reputation as the home of cutting edge new music. Other firsts for Greg include being the first DJ to mix live on British TV (The Tube on Channel Four in February 1983), putting together the first UK re-edit (Paul Haig ‘Heaven Sent’ 1983) Nowadays people know him primarily for his prowess at the editing desk. Ever since he …