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Best of 2014: Remixes

There is just something about the remix that is so enjoyable, maybe it is the familiarness that comes as we may have previously enjoyed the piece as an original. The remix is a powerful tool for artists today as they are able to take a track and put their own twist on something that people can only enjoy more in many cases. It is also a chance to breathe fresh air into songs of the past that may have escaped our generation for one reason or another. This list spans a range of genres from the likes of deep house to future bass to nu-disco and more. Classic artists like Diplo and Big G continue to make this list while they are joined by the young guns Kygo, Hotel Garuda and SNBRN. This is a super fun playlist with a little bit of something for everyone so be sure to check out all the goods below and we cannot wait to see wait 2015 will bring us!

Mr. Propz – Nothing Really Matters [Kav Verhouzer Remix]

Dutch producer Kav Verhouzer has exploded onto the deep house scene in the past few months, topping charts with his melodic remixes and style. Today Kav has released his newest rework, an acoustic heart-felt remix of the Mr Propz original Nothing Really MattersGreat use of strings and acoustics bring this track to life and a plethora of sounds give the listener an experience comparable to that of a symphony. Leaving the vocals intact Verhouzer works his magic by building a truly original foundation beneath the track, essentially remixing from the ground up. Be sure to grab the track below and then head of to Verhouzer’s Soundcloud for all sorts of free music and some great mix-tapes.

Kid Astray – Back To The Ordinary (Option4 Remix)

Option4 is back on the remix decks, and this time he has brought the bounce to the Kid Astray single Back To The OrdinaryI don’t know if I can say I was really a fan of this track before it got the Option4 treatment. Utilizing the clean and crisp vocals of the indie-pop hit Option4 injects the track with a super fun breakdown and a bass line that is sure to make dance floors across the nation move. Well-placed samples, undermined vocal filters, additional snares, and a great piano hook keep this track moving from start to finish. Option4 truly breathed life into this track with his remix, go check it out now on HypeM and show the Denver ringleader some love!

The Griswolds – Beware The Dog (Autograf Remix)

Today I was pleasantly surprised to find that one of my favorite indie-dance tracks, the Griswolds single Beware The Dog, had gotten the Autograf remix treatment. Keeping the vibes future tropical and bringing some really awesome vocal filters and effects to the table really make this remix a must have. The additional flute riff and well-chosen vocal hooks only add to the message of the original track, unfortunately, this one will cost you a couple bucks on iTunes but stream away below!

Mary Mary – Shackles (Praise You) [Dennis Kruissen]

Budding dutch house producer Dennis Kruissen has been on a roll lately with fun and beautifully composed house remixes.  Kruissen‘s newest remix utilizes the lovely vocals from the Mary Mary single Shackles (Praise You). With the addition of a super fun and bouncy bass line this track is 100 percent dance floor ready. Soulful vocals complement well placed snares and hi-hats while the big room sounds keep the track cruising from start to finish. Be sure to grab the free download below and if you aren’t familiar with Dennis Kruissen head over to his Soundcloud page for a mass of free tunes!

Bassnectar – Noise (PANTyRAiD Remix)

Fresh off the lot is a remix of Bassnectars “Noise” by the one and only PANTyRAiD. Yesterday the NVSB (Noise Vs Beauty) Remix album came out featuring 22 tracks, including new Bassnectar remixes and bonus goodies. Featuring artists like Craz, Run DMT, Stylust Beats, Champaign Drip and many more, this remix package is as well-tailored and produced as the original NVSB album that hit shelves about 5 months ago.

Bassnectar is known for taking his time and releasing high quality and cheese free tunes, so it is no surprise to me that when it comes to putting his name behind something, he was going to make sure he had the crème de la crème in bass music behind his remix package, PANTyRAiD being one of them.

The NVSB album was a massive hit and if you’re lucky you may be able to catch Bassnectar at a venue near you, as he is currently on tour. In the mean time check out this remix of my favorite track on NVSB “Noise”. It is absolutely dripping in guttural bass lines and deep dark melodics, while still keeping true to the original tune.

You can grab the Remix bundle AND the NVSB album right here. 

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