Last week as MMIBTY sat down as a team to discuss our picks for the best tracks of 2012 we had a massive list of remixes to sort through. In discussing what makes a good remix we came to a couple of conclusions that we based our 2012 selections on. The first being we wanted remixes that were truly a re-invention of the original track and contained some well thought out production. The second being that the remix was in many ways an improvement on the original track, and in fact made an older or played out track enjoyable again. A great example of this would be No Big Deal’s remix on the Eric Clapton classic Cocaine. While maintaining a few great samples from the original No Big Deal was able to build an epic dance track that has been engaging dance floors everywhere during 2012.
Remixes are an essential part of the EDM scene, they promote a constant state of growth and creativity between the artists as they push each others tracks to be the best that they can possibly be. Not only do remixes advance the EDM scene but they advance the music industry as a whole. Tapping into just about every genre out there, todays remix masters are sampling anything they can get their hands on. Artist’s that may not consider themselves dance music specific such as Adele, Ellie Goulding and Miike Snow have exploded onto the scene and are seemingly stoked on their acceptance to this growing community. EDM as a parent genre of sorts is so amazing because of the all inclusive nature it has maintained during its growth. From remixes on classic tracks such as Clapton’s aforementioned Cocaine, to 2012’s biggest mistake, Call Me Maybe the list below has a fresh take on it all. Listen as Usher and J-Cole break it down with a little help from Diplo and Overwerk, while Dada Life and Reidiculous bring Bieber and Carly Rae up to speed. Remixes will always be at the core of the EDM community and 2012 was no exception, we hope you enjoy these 15 tracks as much as we have and may 2013 bring more progression!
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