It’s a good day for BOTR (Best of the Remix). Why not. If you’d like to check out past volumes just click here.
mp3 : Calvin Harris – I’m Not Alone (Tom Molloy Remix)
I received an advance copy of Calvin Harris’ debut album awhile back and I didn’t really like anything on it. This beat heavy remix goes a long way to salvaging my mental image of him.
mp3 : Chris Brown Annie Designer Drugs – Kiss Anthonio (White Panda Remix)
I’m not sure what to call these remixes by White Panda. They come from the website mochibeats.com and I’m not sure how White Panda becomes involved, but who cares because they’re sick mashups.
mp3 : Crystal Castles – Vietnam (LightsoverLA Remix)
At one point in my life I was fortunate to spend two months wandering the beaches of Thailand. Remixes like this take me back to nights by the ocean watching fire dancers. Pure class.
mp3 : Drake & Coldplay – The Fly Scientist ft. Page & Silver Medallion (“October’s Very Cold” Chi Duly Remix)
As I’ve said before in other BOTR volumes I’m a sucker for hip hop vocals laid over the top of a modern pop song. There is something captivating about spitting venom over a gorgeous Coldplay backdrop.
mp3 : Fatboy Slim vs Outkast – Praise Outkast (White Panda Remix)
I will never grow tired of hip hop and pop (or any other modern musical genre) mixed together in an inventive and seamless way. Never.
mp3 : Felix Cartal – Skeleton (BbopNRokstedy Remix)
I’m not sure how I feel about this remix. I am sure that BbopNRokstedy is a great name.
mp3 : Fol Chen – In Ruins (Bath Remix)
I”ve never listend to Fol Chen and if I can recall correctly I’ve never listened to any other remix by Bath. This combination, however, has me interested enough to do some searching.
mp3 : Lady Gaga – Bad Romance (The Kids are Radioactive Remix)
I’m not sure where I stand on the entire Lady Gaga situation. I can’t tell if she’s a flash in the pan diva or if she’ll end up being the next version of Madonna. I’m sure I don’t really care though.
mp3 : Lady Gaga vs Sigur Ros – Just Dance (CJ Milli Remix)
Judging by this remix/mashup if Lady Gaga teamed up with Sigur Ros for her next album it could be absolute genius.
mp3 : Phoenix – 1901 (BbobNRokstedy Remix)
Just when you thought Phoenix fever from last summer was finally gone the cleverly named BbopNRokstedy throw down a loop heavy remix that keeps it fresh.
mp3 : Smashing Pumpkins – 1979 (Spin.Kidd Remix)
Smashing Pumpkins, at one point in time, were my favorite band. Then they broke up, then Billy Corgan went weird, then they sorta kinda formed another band under the same name. Regardless 1979 remains one of their greatest songs and this remix does a good job of destroying it.
mp3 : Snoop Dogg and Kid CuDi – That Tree (Vim Cortez Remix)
This is Snoop Dogg and CuDi if their song That Tree existed in the middle of the upcoming Daft Punk scored soundtrack to Tron Legacy.
mp3 : Snoop Dogg – That Tree (Star Guitar Remix)
I cannot get over the opening thirty seconds of this remix. I simply cannot force my brain to move beyond the dirty bass line that permeates this track. If you only listen to one remix from this BOTR this should be your choice.
Keep listening to good music.