2011 In Review: Top 20 Best Remixes

What’s so special about remixes? Well, everything. As music connoisseurs, there is nothing more interesting than hearing a song that you already know being taken to new heights. As musicians, remixing another’s song is one of the highest forms of respect you can pay to a fellow artist. Remixes give producers the chance to take what they liked about a song and make it better, change what they didn’t like about it, or completely throw away most of the original to only to make it their own. Some remixes crash and burn as they remain outshined by the original (i.e. almost every “Levels” remix) and others replace the original as the definitive mix to know (i.e. any of the songs below).  No matter how you look at it, remixes are some of the most popular to produce and tend to be the most sought after amongst the EDM community.

This category is a list of the remixes that made the biggest impact to us over the past year as music bloggers, as music lovers, as show junkies and as mix masters. These are not just good songs that happen to be remixes. These songs were chosen because they happen to be an amazing interpretation that improved or made different the original. Most of these remixes exemplify everything a good remix should be: they include just enough of the original to make you know what you’re listening to but contributes a whole new dimension of awesomeness.  You should recognize a couple…

  1. Deadmau5 – Raise Your Weapon (Madeon Remix)
  2. Flight Facilities – Crave You (Adventure Club Dubstep Remix)
  3. Daft Punk – Aerodynamic (Specimen A & James D’ley Re-fix)
  4. Skrillex – Drop Dead (Blende Remix)
  5. Bingo Players – Cry (Just a Little) [Kids at the Bar Bootleg]
  6. Marvin Gaye – Grapevine (Voodoo Farm Remix)
  7. Grant Smillie ft. Zoe Badwi – Carry Me Home (Tommy Trash Remix)
  8. Kaskade – Eyes (Mistermike Remix)
  9. Steve Aoki – Earthquakey People (Dillon Francis Remix)
  10. Deadmau5 – Strobe (Special Features Remix)
  11. Katy Perry – E.T. (Black Matter Remix)
  12. Chase & Status – Time (Karetus Remix)
  13. The Heavy – How You Like Me Now (Wick-it Moombahton Remix)
  14. Zedd – Shave It (Kaskade Remix)
  15. Green Velvet – Flash (Nicky Romero Remix)
  16. Lucky Date – Hos and Discos (Space Laces Remix)
  17. Nero – Guilt (DallasK Remix)
  18. Swedish House Mafia – Save the Word (Zedd Remix)
  19. Fatboy Slim – Ya Mama (Push the Tempo) (Moguai Remix)
  20. Wynter Gordon – Dirty Talk (Laidback Luke Remix)

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