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8 Essential Rockin’ Remixes

Pharrell “Happy” (Woodkid Sad Remix)

While it’s the lighter rewerk of the bunch, it’s a true masterpiece with its epically beautiful piano. It’s also a fuck of a lot shorter than the original.

Lorde “Royals” (Lazerdisk remix)

Let’s get one thing straight, Lorde kind of bugs me. However, this rewire grips me more than the original…dolphins and sunshine all day.

Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes “Home” (RAC remix)

RAC has had their hand in every music corner lately, and this remix is testament why. A beautiful lullaby.

Foster The People – “Best Friend” (Rafal Michal remix)

Out of what has seemed like a hundred remixes of Foster’s track, Rafal Michal’s is my favorite. In fact, it’s been on repeat more than the actual original.

Mike Snow “Silvia” (Roboberget Remix)

A little faster than the original, a little more meat on its bones, this version will always be the definitive.

Yeah Yeah Yeahs “Heads Will Roll”(A-trak remix)

Heard over and over again in every club. The song so old yet still so fresh with A-trak’s production. This IS the definitive version. Hear it in a club near you.

Deadmau5 “Raise Your Weapon” (Madeon Extended)

This is one of my all-time favorite remixes of a track. It’s in the drops, the energy, the punch, the beauty in soft synth. I may have even deleted the original version because this is the one that always gets played.

Fatboy Slim “Praise You”(Maribou State Remix)

My buddy turned me on to Maribou. Blew my mind with hollowness, the air between, the tropical beats, and the dark mood. Especially epic coming from such simple production in the original. That being said, it didn’t REALLY hit me until the bass came in…

Sneaker Pimps “6 Underground” (The Umbrellas Of Ladywell Mix #2)

It was a late night and I was over at an after-party (those situations you find your twenty-two yearold self in), and this song came on…and I just took it all in. The strings, the horns, and the journey it took me on. The song is high class and yet still just as sinful and trashy as ever. This was the sound of London, the sound of city nightlife after-hours in the high rises.

 

 

 

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