Remixes are alive and well. Mashups may be fucked.
Posted by Zechmann in CompilationsJun 12th, 2014
Remixes are more subjective than their original. What I mean is not only is the sound important, but the sound relative to the original as well. How good, how different.
So not everyone is going to like every one of these. Sometimes we’re all just too wrapped up in the original to enjoy it at a new angle and sometimes they’re just not perfectly mastered. Most of these producers haven’t hit big enough to have the resources for that, but it doesn’t mean they don’t know how to put sounds together.
In only two months we’re on our second best of remixes for 2014 (vol 1) and there are too many good ones to count (21). It’s mostly on the electro-house | disco-soul spectrums, but when is it not on here (we love our disco-soul). We also threw in some Ghetto Funk to bring it back.
One thing we’re finding with these 2014 remix lists are the mashups are lacking. I don’t know if my ear is getting uptight or what, but I still can’t find a single damn good mashup in 2014. Well, one of these are technically a mashup, but I bet you can’t spot it.
Tracklist of 2014 Remixes (Part 2)
Beastie Boys – Root Down (Cyclist Disco Mix)
The Beatles – Eleanor Rigby (Nior Remix) (feat. Grant Lazlo)
Pharrell ft. Jay Z – Frontin’ (Disclosure Re-Work)
Lana Del Rey – West Coast (Zhu Remix)
Amy Winehouse – You Don’t Know What Love Is (Wilfred Giroux Remix)
Depeche Mode – Should Be Higher (Amtrac Remix)
Bell Biv DeVoe – Poison (Roman Kouder Remix)
Indeep – Last Night A DJ Saved My Life (LeMarquis Remix)
Tracie Spencer – Tender Kisses (SevnthWonder Remix)
Brandy – Right Here (Deepjack & Room4Space Remix)
Tove Lo – Habits (Oliver Nelson Remix)
Sam Smith – Stay With Me (Wilfred Giroux Remix)
Michael Jackson – The Lady In My Life (DJ DLG Lazor Mix)
Birdee – The Way It Is (Louis La Roche Remix)
Uncle Louie – Full Tilt Boogie (Slynk & Stickybuds Remix)
Diana Ross – Upside Down (Bobby C Sound TV Remix)
The Captain – H2H (Bass Mix)
Aretha Franklin – Jump To It (Ghosts Of Venice Midnight Dub)
Redman & Method Man – How High (Mikos Remix)
Phantogram – Fall In Love (Figgy Remix)
Chela – Romanticise (Gold Fields Remix)