Saturday, December 8, 2012

Top 5 Remixes of 2012

Let the year-end madness begin! While I'm happy to say that 2012 was a big year for the blog, no one is having a bigger/better year than the Electronic genre. The lazy title of Electronic Dance Music (EDM) seemed to be everywhere, including for the first time, on a Grammy ballot. There's some serious talent on this list. Here we go...

#5. Bingo Players - Rattle (Luminox Remix)
If this is your first introduction to Trap Style, you are missing out. A hybrid that keeps the bass heavy, the beat punishing and the tone dirty; it was unavoidable. Key players like Flosstradamus and Baauer are killing it right now, but Luminox's remix for Rattle is the best I heard all year. Originally from Chicago, now in Phoenix, this guy is putting out quality stuff.

#4. Passion Pit - Constant Conversation (St. Lucia Remix) [FREE DOWNLOAD]
Passion Pit released their second album this year and immediately I was hooked on Constant Conversations. The R&B vibe gets kicked up a few notches, courtesy of New York's St. Lucia. Part hazy dream, part slow jam, if this is number 4, what's next?

#3. Justice - On'n'On (Brodinski Remix)
Improving on a Justice track is no easy task, unless you're Brodinski. His work with the vocals alone merit a spot on this list. Chopped, Screwed, Looped; he did it all and dance floors ate it up. Sadly, this track is still a Beatport exclusive, so don't go searching iTunes.

#2. Classixx - Stranger Love (RAC Remix)
What would a year-end list be without RAC? They are at it again with this mesmerizing remix that ends way too soon. This remix of Stranger Love can be found on Chapter One, a compilation of RAC's best work featuring: Phoenix, Chromeo, Temper Trap and more.

#1. Hot Chip - How Do You Do (Todd Terje Remix)
When A-Trak calls you a "fucking genius", you've done your job. Somehow Todd Terje found just the right amount of simplicity and flare with those cascading notes to make a classic. It doesn't get any better than this.

Up Next: The Top 25 Songs of 2012.

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