In the context of a remix....? I feel like I ought to know this. I guess I first came across it in dnb, old Moving Shadow stuff, and now grime and dubstep tracks have VIP mixes? What does it mean/stand for, and what was the origin of the term?
I thought it just meant Very Important Person - IE: a bigshot like Randall is/was very important and therefore got given exclusive mixes which folks of minimal import (IE: the rest of us) could only drool over until a year or two later when, if we were lucky, we might get a chance to buy it ourselves and feel, for a moment, just a little bit more important than usual.
If I ever release anything (seems less likely every year) I'm going to put "VIP" after every track name - spread the love.
I seem to remember reading on one of the more academically inclined dance music blogs that it stood for "Viper in Pants", which is apparently originates in the blues/gospel world of the american deep south. I guess probably the more ecstatic churches with their snake charming/blessing and whatnot. Crazy, eh?