What are the best tracks in the EDM category
Original or remix? Usually nothing beats the original version, but sometimes a DJ gives the track the final kick with his revised version. We have put together a list of the ten greatest techno / electro remixes of well-known songs for you. The sales figures or chart placements serve as the basis, but one or the other “secret pearl” is also included.
1. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - "Heads Will Roll (A-Trak Remix)"
Alain Maklovitch aka A-Trak created a true remix classic with his version of the Yeah-Yeah-Yeahs song “Heads Will Roll” - not least because of the disaster party film “Project X”. The Canadian converted the synth chord cascades, which seem rather restrained in the original, into the track's concise hook. A-Trak then had a mainstream hit with the DJ duo Duck Sauce: the one-hit wonder “Barbra Streisand”.🛒 Order “Head Will Roll” in the A-Trak Remix now on Amazon
2. Kid Cudi - "Pursuit Of Happiness (Steve Aoki Remix)"
The other big mix from “Project X”: Steve Aoki's version of Kid Cudi's “Pursuit Of Happiness”. At least as popular as the original, the hit regularly finds its way into the star DJ's live repertoire. The muted beat pulsates in the verse to pre-glow, then in the chorus it comes to an explosive full intoxication.
3. Justice Vs Simian - "We Are Your Friends"
“We Are Your Friends” is not automatically located as a remix, but Justice was already working on the single “Never Be Alone”, which originally comes from the British indie rock band Simian, in 2006. The French electro duo around Xavier de Rosnay and Gaspard Augé turned the original into a classic Justice track with deep thumping bass, shimmering highs, lots of heavy beats and breaks. Only the vocals of Simians Simon Lords remained in the remix of the French.
4. Florence And The Machine - "Spectrum (Say My Name) (Calvin Harris Remix)"
Florence And The Machine songs are good food for Calvin Harris. The symphonic sound spectrum, the rhythmic variations and, of course, Florence Welch's operatic drama singing - everything is already laid out in the original. Harris turns “Spectrum (Say My Name)” into the perfect club mix.
5. Beastie Boys - "Body Movin‘ (Fatboy Slim Remix) "
Norman Cook, better known as Fatboy Slim, took on "Body Movin‘ "from the Beastie Boys - an ambitious task. But Slim's remix has it all: jazz drums, jumping synth parts and a nice The Byrds sample are in no way inferior to the HELLO-NASTY single. MCA, Ad-Rock and Mike D were so enthusiastic about Fatboy Slim's interpretation that they used it for the "Body Movin‘ "music video.
6. Black Eyed Peas - "Rock That Body (Skrillex Remix)"
The Black Eyed Peas gave the American with their cyborg song from 2010 the best working conditions for a textbook Skrillex track. The DJ dubbed his way through “Rock That Body” as if it were his swan song.
7. Charles & Eddie - “Would I Lie To You? (David Guetta Remix) "
Together with French DJ and producer Cedric Gervais, Guetta polished Charles & Eddie's number one hit from the nineties. The original song is of course a catchy tune, but David Guetta simply conjures up a listener out of it.🛒 Order "Would I Lie To You" by David Guetta now
8. Ivan Gough & Feenixpawl ft. Georgi Kay - "In My Mind (Axwell Remix)"
Australian indie musician Georgi Kay's version wasn't nearly as successful as her remix. “In My Mind” is actually a mashup from Gigi D’Agostino’s “L’amour toujours” and the vocals from “In My Mind” by Ivan Gough, Feenixpawl, Georgi Kay and Axwell. The newly produced track with its characteristic deephouse beat became the anthem of the Tomorrowland Festival 2012.
9. Disclosure - "You & Me (Flume Remix)"
Similar to “In My Mind”, the cover of “You & Me” was the version that made it into the charts. Eliza Doolittle's vocals threaten to get lost in it, but Flume creates a true halftime track that seems to be much more than just a remix - namely a completely new song.
10. The Chemical Brothers - "Setting Sun" (Oasis - "Coming On Strong" / The Beatles - "Tomorrow Never Knows")
After the huge success of (WHAT'S THE STORY?) MORNING GLORY, Noel Gallagher's Manchester colleagues The Chemical Brothers knocked on the door to borrow his vocals for “Setting Sun”. The early Oasis demo “Coming On Strong” provided the melody, the driving drums are a sample of those from Lennon's “Tomorrow Never Knows” - a rhythm that Beatles disciple Noel Gallagher uses for his Oasis song “Falling Down “Served.
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