15 Outstanding EDM Remixes Which Will Take You Back In Time

Dance music has had its fair share of some absolutely brilliant tracks over the years, but it’s the remixes that have sometimes stolen the limelight from the original productions. As 2012 ushered in a new era for electronic music, we saw some path breaking remixes which have cemented their position as some of the finest pieces of work in commercial dance music.

Join us as we take you down to memory lane to revisit some of the greatest remixes EDM has ever seen (in no particular order).

 

Ivan Gough & Feenixpawl ft. Georgi Kay – In My Mind (Axwell Mix)

No list of dance music remixes can be complete without a mention of the ‘In My Mind‘ remix by Axwell. Released back in 2012, the remix became one of the biggest track in the coming years, practically being a part of almost every festival mainstage set, while receiving support from some of the biggest names in dance music. 5 years down the line, the remix still holds its own, and continues receiving support with the likes of Alesso, Steve Angello, Diplo and many others having played it in their recent sets.

 

Alesso Vs OneRepublic – If I Lose Myself (Alesso Remix)

Yet another classic from the much touted “greatest era of EDM”, Alesso‘s remix of OneRepublic‘s ‘If I Lose Myself‘ catapulted the Swede into a whole new league. Nominated for a Grammy for the Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical, the remix was pretty much everywhere, making it one of the biggest tracks of 2013. While many remixes for ‘If I Lose Myself’ followed, none of them matched the sheer brilliance of Alesso’s remix.

Armin van Buuren feat. Trevor Guthrie – This Is What It Feels Like (W&W Remix)

Yet another massive remix from 2013, Dutch big room experts W&W took Armin van Buuren‘s radio friendly hit ‘This Is What It Feels Like‘, and gave it a full blown arena makeover. Widely supported by Armin himself, the remix is quite well known for launching massive sing alongs and sit downs whenever it is played.

 

Benny Benassi – Cinema (Skrillex Remix)

A slightly dated remix, Skrillex‘s rework of Benny Benassi‘s ‘Cinema‘ is considered to be one of the most iconic productions in the American DJ/producer’s vast catalogue. Taking an electro house track, and giving it his signature touch of dubstep, something only Skrillex is capable of .

Lorde – Tennis Court (Flume Remix)

Where do I even begin from for this remix? Flume‘s take on Lorde‘s ‘Tennis Court‘ was essential in making him the household name that he is today. Taking the original and giving it an atmospheric, bouncy future bass rework, Flume announced his arrival in quite some style and how.

 

Lana Del Rey – Summertime Sadness (Cedric Gervais Remix)

Another remix from the glorious year of 2013, Cedric Gervais‘ remix of Lana Del Rey‘s timeless ‘Summertime Sadness‘ was yet another runaway hit. Couple Lana Del Rey’s evocative vocals with Gervais’ production dexterity, and you have a hit on your hands.

 

Gareth Emery feat. Christina Novelli – Concrete Angel (John O’Callaghan Remix)

One for the Trance Family, John O’Callaghan‘s exceptional remix of Gareth Emery and Christina Novelli’sConcrete Angel‘ was one of the biggest trance tunes in 2012. Euphoric, uplifting and everything else in between, the remix was one of the peaking moments during Trance’s domination era a couple of years back.

 

The Weeknd – Often (Kygo Remix)

Kygo‘s stunning remix of The Weeknd‘s ‘Often‘ was one of the defining productions of the young Norwegian star’s career, and definitely helped propel tropical house into the dominating genre is it today.

 

Major Lazer – Original Don (Flosstradamus Remix)

One of the first few remixes that acted as the catalyst for the uprising of Trap music, Flosstradamus‘ remix of Major Lazer‘s ‘Original Don‘ continues to serve as the crown jewel of the genre. Released in 2013, the remix was supported by some of the biggest names in the bass music circuit back then.

 

Eric Prydz vs Pink Floyd – ‘Proper Education’

How can you have a list of the best productions and not have Eric Prydz in it? The Swedish maestro is known for his transcendent music, and such is his talent, that his remix of Pink Floyd‘s iconic ‘Another Brick In The Wall, Part II‘ was approved by the legendary band themselves. That means Mr. Prydz is the only artist with an official remix for Pink Floyd. Let that sink in! Having released a decade ago, the remix still holds its own when it comes to comparison with other remixes.

 

London Grammar – Hey Now (Arty Remix)

Arty‘s remix of London Grammar‘s ‘Hey Now‘ might have come in 2014, but that won’t affect the fact that it has embedded itself as one of the finest remixes to grace dance music. Giving the original a mellow rework with his signature synth hooks, Arty’s remix led other producers to give ‘Hey Now’ their own spin, which also included the legendary Sasha.

 

Kid Cudi – Pursuit of Happiness (Steve Aoki Remix)

You might have heard it during Project X, but Steve Aoki‘s remix of Kid Cudi‘s ‘Pursuit of Happiness‘ was absolutely huge! The remix made its way to countless festival sets, as well as practically every party playlist. Doesn’t get better than that, does it?

 

Adrian Lux – Teenage Crime (Axwell & Henrik B Remode)

Yet another Axwell remix on the list, Adrian Lux‘s ‘Teenage Crime‘ gained a lot of popularity post its release in 2010. Axwell teamed up with fellow Swedish producer Henrik B to do one of his famed Remodes, and the rest was history. Wide support from leading DJs as well as a part of Swedish House Mafia‘s 2010 compilation, ‘Until One‘, confirmed the remix’s status as one of the best.

 

Fatboy Slim, Riva Starr & Beardyman – Eat Sleep Rave Repeat (Calvin Harris Remix)

Fatboy Slim and Riva Starr’s 2013 hit ‘Eat Sleep Rave Repeat‘ became one of most used terms by ravers after its release. However, the single’s biggest remix came from Calvin Harris, who gave it an acid synth laden rework with massive hooks. Very different from the Scot’s latest line of work.

 

The Temper Trap – Sweet Disposition (Axwell & Dirty South Remix)

We started the list with an Axwell remix, and end one with an Axwell remix. Australian indie rock band The Temper Trap’s 2008 hit ‘Sweet Disposition‘  was already a huge success, having featured in the soundtrack for 500 Days of Summer, as well as Pro Evolution Soccer 2011. However, Axwell teamed up with fellow DJ/producer Dirty South to deliver an exquisite remix of the track, and boy did they deliver! The remix is still played by DJs across the world, and is usually a staple in Axwell /\ Ingrosso‘s sets.

 

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