We start the list with TRU_FIX‘s remix of “Like a Hobo”. Tru_Fix took a good track and made it great by added some deep bass and smooth dub beats.
The Original track can be found on the 2009 release, named “Rules”. The Whitest Boy Alive (aka Erlend Oye and friends) gets the remix treatment from the very talented Morgan Geist (one half of Metro Area). Morgan takes a striped down approach on this track with a minimal arrangement and warm bassline throughout. Erlend’s voice always seem to sit nicely within a bed of electronics, too bad his group decided to put away the synths, but alas we can always depend on a good remixers to fill the void.
Pet Shop Boys doing what they do best, that is sweet synthpop music.
Linus Loves has taken a very straight up top 40 pop track and given it some edge with his remix. Has a little bit of that late 90’s UK garage sound on the track.
Skream lays it down on this track with build that first showcases La Roux’s vocals and builds to a full on Drum n’ Bass slammer.
I personally always lean toward the electronic side of thinigs… well electronics with some sort of beat. So this remix of Lykke Li covering a King of Leon’s track “Knocked Up” is right up my alley by Death To The Throne.
This is somewhat self serving, but what the heck it’s my blog and my list so there : P. I created this remix for a competition under my Odd Year moniker. To this day, the competition has not yet been resolved (should have been decided back in May). O-well, I think it’s the best remix out there since it doesn’t detract from the sheer beauty of Imogen’s vocals and builds nicely till the end.
So how do you know a good remix from a bad one? Well, a mark of a great remix is when you prefer it too the original, which is the case with this wonderfully crafted remix by Aeroplane. They even replaced the main vocals from Friendly Fires lead vocalist, Ed Macfarlane with Au Revoir Simone.
Excellent remix by the talented hands of The XX. Takes the original and adds a garage 2-step to it with a sweet sub bassline through out. I think I’ve listened to this every day since I first found it. Incredible remix The XX!