The Best REMIXES of 2011 – Pt. 2 (July-Dec)

Ahem! Excuse me. If you thought you were taking a break because last weekend was New Years Eve then forget it. This is the first weekend of 2012 and it’s time to kick things off right. Below is a list of the best remixes of the past 6 months and they are quite restless so please let them out this weekend. Walks and feeding are optional.

Any glaring errors in judgement? Any additions you would make? Any good pizza in L.A.?

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25. ♫ Humans – Avec Mes Mecs (Joseph Martin Remix) / Epic song. Turned up to 11. Who knew that all we had to was party?

24. ♫ The Static Jacks – Into The Sun (RAC Maury Mix) / I like my bass (guitar) down low.

23. ♫ Kings of Leon – Sex On Fire (Al Fingers’ Juicy Remix) / Nope. It wasn’t all a dream. It really happened and it was good.

22. ♫ Beethoven – Moonlight Sonata (Sound Remedy Remix) / Don’t fuck with a classic unless you are going to do it justice. That goes double for my dog Beethoven. Good thing justice was served! Plus: wobbles I can stand.

21. ♫ Enrique Iglesias – I Like How It Feels (DWNTWN remixxx) / The original was on in every clothing store in the world for a while there. Making it massively enjoyable again is a huge feat.

20. ♫ Jeremy Glen – New Life (Amtrac Remix) / Soulful pipes strapped on express Amtrac headed for Danceville. Two tickets please.

19. ♫ Jessie and The Toy Boys – Push It (Doctor Rosen Rosen Remix) / It’s all about the chopped up “ohh” beat. Ride it.

18. ♫ Body Language – Holiday (RAC Mix) / Honey baked happiness! Candy coated danceability! Sugar roasted rhythms!

17. ♫ M83 – Midnight City (Alcala Remix) / One of the top remixed songs of the year had stiff competition but Alcala’s slow build explodes the original into the stratospheric massiveness that it always hinted at.

16. ♫ Grouplove – Colours (Foster the People Remix) / Grouplove and Foster The People? It’s like multiplying rainbows together. Of course it’s gonna be awesome.

15. ♫ EverythingEverything – Final Form (Cats Hero Remix) / One of the most spastic bands around stay exactly that way. And all is good in the world.

14. ♫ Gotye – Somebody That I Used to Know (feat. Kimbra) (The 14th Minute Remix) / Piano! There were exactly 427 remixes of this song last year. Only The 14th Minute’s makes this list. (Although some others actually were pretty good)

13. ♫ Unouomedude – Frequency (The Soundmen Remix) / The Soundmen, man. The mutha-freakin Soundmen. Get some.

12. ♫ Angus and Julia Stone – Big Jet Plane (Stern* Disco Remix) / I almost scared to hear the original for fear of ruining the wide-legged elastic swagger of this hot buttered groover. So sexy.

11. ♫ Rihanna – We Found Love (Viceroy Remix) / Don’t hate. Dance. And make weird noises to the beat. No better or more refreshing take on this saturated jam.

10. ♫ Theophilus London – Why Even Try (RAC Remix) / A thousand fantastic RAC mixes ago there was this one. The soundtrack to an indie carnival fun house. Classic.

9. ♫ We Barbarians – Headspace (Grouplove + Captain Cuts Remix) / Remix tag team! This one goes off the high ropes at 0:40 for a full mat slam that keeps me pumped and robot dancing for like forever.

8. ♫ Citizens! – True Romance (Gigamesh Remix) / From the moment Gigamesh drops that beat it’s all over. The windows are down and I’m practically climbing out the window to get the whipping wind on my face. Thank goodness for seat belts.

7. ♫ Kelly Clarkson – Mr Know It All (It’s The DJ Kue Remix!) / DJ Kue absolutely crushed it this year. Radio pop has never had such a generous friend. You tell ’em Kelly! DJ Kue got your back!

6. ♫ Donnis feat. Dev – Ring My Bell (DJ Hotsauce remix) / THE remix of the summer.

5. ♫ M83 – Midnight City (remixé par Who Killed JR) / The piano intro. The faraway creep of the familiar song. The tweaked out grooves. The way all that goes bonkers fireworks style when it drops. A late entry to the “Midnight City” remix game but an absolute crusher in my book.

4. ♫ KAMP! – Cairo (Moullinex Remix) / This one gets stuck in your head and then lays little dancing critters that bust synchronized dance routines every time you poorly sing along.

3. ♫ Lana Del Rey – Video Games (Hannes Fischer Video Remix) / The best slow-build payoff ever. Turn it up loud. Goose bumps. Every time.

2. ♫ Tim & Jean – I Can Show You (Jump Jump Dance Dance Remix) / Just try to hold back the sunshine blazing from every pore of this jam. I will dance every time I hear this remix. Guaranteed.

1. ♫ The Notorious B.I.G – Everyday Struggle (Frogs in Socks BiG Bootleg) / Just as you get your head around the odd and minimal beat you realize that Biggie sounds clearly than ever and everything fits in such an awkwardly perfect way you wonder how such a thing could exist. Then you understand that the world is full of all sorts of miracles that nobody can explain.

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Artwork by Jacob Youngblood Ziegler

Be sure to catch all the 2011 “BEST OF” lists!

  • dave

    m83 – midnight city (trentemoller remix) don’t know if you already posted this one, but it’s hands down my favorite remix of this track. Cheers

  • Jimmie Larsson

    Great work. Best best of 2011 by far.

  • NN

    Thank you, thank you so much!

  • NN

    Great list. I’d add:
    Niki & The Dove – Mother Protect (Goldroom Remix) Disco Ruido – Go Twisters (Bufi Remix)
    Little Boots – Shake (Azari &III Remix)
    The Rapture – How Deep Is Your Love (Wax Motif Remix)
    Metronomy – Heartbreaker (Disjokke Remix)
    Sebastian – Embody (Kavinsky Remix)
    Foster the People – Call it what you want (treasure fingers pre-party remix) Death Cab for Cutie – Doors unlocked and open (Cut Copy Remix)

  • NN

    Just a little correction,  Little Boots- Shake´s remix is from Crazy P ;)

  • Who Killed JR?

    Great list brother man (I’m honoured to be included in it!)

  • Vlad

    not seeing the zip file?

  • Brandon @ TBE

    Oh man, sorry. Don’t know how that slipped through the cracks. Its up now.

  • Vlad


  • Brandon @ TBE

    I don’t think I caught that one. May not be any more room for another Midnight City remix in my brain though!

  • Brandon @ TBE

    Haha, thanks Jimmie!

  • Brandon @ TBE

    Haha, no prob. Its what I do!

  • Brandon @ TBE

    Woah, cool. I haven’t heard any of these. Thanks!

  • Brandon @ TBE

    Thanks for the great mix! Someday I’ll be honored to have you in a TBE tee!

  • Jm

    Fantastic, thank-you for mentioning my remix :) Nice company to be included with!

  • Brandon @ TBE

    Thanks for remixing your remix!

  • Maestrobilly

    Hi !
    I’ve just made a mashup for Rihanna’s We Found Love using Anita Ward’s Ring My Bell.
    Your opinion will be highly appreciated on this!!
    Best regards

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  • JJ Schway

    Brandon, your top remix of 2011 compilation is on.point. Don’t know how it took me this long to listen to them all, but my head’s been boppin and my toes tappin all afternoon. Well done. Hopefully we’ll see you at SXSW…

  • Brandon @ TBE

    Sweet! TBE is putting on a huge showcase at SXSW so come by!

  • ashleyjetjaden

    Yes, I’d like to add something… I love you.

  • Brandon @ TBE

    I love you too! Stay awesome.

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  • Laith

    aw man the love thing’s already been said . well LUV IT ALL 

  • Brandon @ TBE

    Can never say enough LOVE! Thanks Laith!

  • ALB

    This is pure aaaaaaawesomeness Brandon. Thank you :)

  • Brandon @ TBE

    Wooooo! Glad you are digging it!

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  • Cats Hero

    Only just discovered this… Thanks so much for including my EE remix! Great list to be part of. Cats Hero x

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