What does “feat.”, “vs.” and “pres.” means
Hi Daniel, I have a question from listener’s perspective. What’s the difference between “versus, &, feat” and other weird things in the track’s name? I mean, if I listening to something like “A vs. B & C feat. D (E Remix)”, and I would like to find similar tracks, which artist should I look into — A, B, C, D, or E?
To give a sense of context, here is what I’m talking about: Liquid Soul vs Zyce ft Solar Kid – We Come In Peace (Talpa Remix). I hope my questions is not too awkward for your blog :)
No worries Laura, there is nothing to be ashamed of, I’m sure many listeners around have the same question. Let’s clarify those things:
|&||“And” is a collaboration between two or more artists with equal rights and contribution, i.e. they are co-producers. In other words, these artists made it together.|
|Vs.||Pretty much the same as above, expect that versus also might be used for some sort of DJ battles where one DJ compete with another one.|
|Feat.||“Feat.” stands for featuring, and usually it means a short or guest appearance. Most common example — a vocalist.|
|Pres.||Often used when artists present his new alias to public, usually less known. For example, Sander van Doorn pres. Purple Haze – “Bliksem”, where both of these are projects of Sander.|
|Rmx||A “remix” is a track altered by another artist, hence the name. That artist called a remixer.|
|ID||Sometimes you may see “ID” instead of a track title in DJs tracklistings. If you curious what does it mean and what it happens, I recommend to read detailed Max Graham’s explanation.|
Now to the second part of your question.
If you like “Liquid Soul & Zyce ft. Solar Kid – We Come In Peace (Talpa Remix)”, then I’d suggest to check out more of Talpa. In general, remixer defines the mood of the track, so it’s Talpa in this case.
I hope it makes things easier.