reMixes! Our first proper award of the night. The winner of this year’s Best reMix just nipped in at the last minute, being a recent release. But it was hard to deny that it was going to take the prize as soon as we heard it.
There’s so much talent in this list. It was pretty hard to stand out this year, with so many big album releases going on, reMixes seemed to fall by the wayside sometimes. Also the proliferation of the dreaded ‘reMix context’ meant listeners ears were assailed with so much junk the word ‘reMix’ began to strike fear in their hearts. Still, the cream always rises to the top, and this list really does represent the cream.
British producer Ikonika began life making melodic and intricate tunes for Hyperdub but in recent times has turned her attention to something a little more funky, and a little more retro. Her reMix of Glaswegian SynthPop saviours Chvrches’ début track, Lies, for the recently re-released reMix package is pretty much everything we want in a track. Severely focused on Boogie, the tune is all B-boy beats, orchestral stabs, squealing synth riffs and the best of 80s electronic Soul and Pop loaded up in a groove cannon and aimed squarely at contemporary dancefloors. The past month and a half have been all about this track here at electronic rumors HQ.
♫ Chvrches – Lies (Ikonika reMix)
…and the rest of the list:
♫ Grum – The Theme (Russ Chimes reMix)
♫ Charli XCX – You (Ha Ha Ha) (Goldroom reMix)
♫ The Other Tribe – My Girl (Grum reMix)
♫ Reflex – Together (Punks Jump Up reMix)
♫ Bryan Ferry – Don’t Stop The Dance (Todd Terje reMix)
♫ Keljet (Feat. X Ambassadors) – Love Of A Life (MiGHty mOUse reMix)
♫ Donna Summer – Bad Girls (Gigamesh reMix)
♫ Paulie – Spread Love (Holmes Price reMix)
♫ Chrome Canyon – Memories Of A Scientist (ATTAR! reMix)
♫ A-Trak (Feat. Tommy Trash) – Tuna Melt (Les Rythmes Digitales reMix)
♫ Bastille – Pompeii (Monsieur Adi reMix)
♫ Röyksopp & Susanne Sundfør – Running To The Sea (Late Nite Tuff Guy reMix)
♫ Rex The Dog (Feat. Jamie McDermott) – Do You Feel What I Feel? (Kim Ann Foxman reMix)
♫ Cyclist (Feat. Maiko Watson) – Shine (Rogue Vogue reMix)
♫ Owl Eyes – Jewels & Sapphires (Goldroom reMix)
♫ Owlle – Disorder (Moonlight Matters reMix)
As always, you should definitely pick up some of this music, it all comes highly recommended and most can be purchased here: