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[PLAYLIST] The Best REMIXES of 2012 – Part 1 (Jan-June)

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So far, this year has been one of the best for remixes, making this list no easy feat. Speaking of feet, you should warm them up because they will moving in a second…

(Artwork pattern drawn by a Lego Turntable robot)

25. Toby Keith – Red Solo Cup (It’s The DJ Kue Remix!) / And suddenly Toby Keith is not only palatable but highly listenable.

24. Y Luv – Never Touch The Ground (Gazzo Remix) / It’s pretty impossible to improve on the original so taking it in a different direction was a wise move. Get pumped!

23. St Lucia – Closer Than This (Viceroy Remix) / How do you make tropical more tropical? Give it to Viceroy.

22. Jupiter – One O Six (ANDY Rmx) / All the best parts of the original turned up to 11. Plus a dash or weirdo freak beats to keep thing interesting.

21. Theme Park – Two Hours (RAC Mix) / Collaboration from heaven. Laid back groove heaven.

20. Carly Rae Jepsen – Call Me Maybe (Manu El Chino Remix) / Bold moves to chill things out pay off big time. Plus the palpable tension he creates is a perfect metaphor for blah blah blah.

19. Mr Fogg – A Little Letting Go (Maribou State Remix) / Had to listen to this one a handful of times before it sunk in. Then had to listen a handful more. That guitar!

18. Meiko – Leave The Lights On (The Crystal Method Remix) / Crystal Method do a peanut butter and get crunchy!

17. The Tempter Trap – Need Your Love (RAC Mix) / (Thanks to RAC) The Temper Trap is back!!

16. Bravestation – Signs of the Civilized (Polarsets Remix) / If palm trees and cocktail umbrellas went to ninja school they would end up like this.

15. Tyga – Rack City (DWNTWN REMIX) / The original may have been a big thing to some but this is the only version that will ever matter to me.

14. Of Monsters and Men – King and Lionheart (Dzeko + Torres Streesh Bootleg) / Not too big. Not too small. This remix nails exactly what it needed too and gave me a whole new respect fro the source material. But I’ll always love this version a bit more.

13. Drake – Crew Love (STAR SLINGER’S JERSEY REFIX) / Dunno what this has to do with Jersey except my arms be fist bumping the whole 5 minutes. So I guess I do know…

12. Fixers – Iron Deer Dream (RAC Mix) / A living example of when its worth shelling out the big bucks to get RAC to remix your jam. Now I know who Fixers are.

11. SBTRKT – Hold On (Joneses Remix) / If I thought it was good before then that breakdown at 3:18 karate kicks it to the next level. It’s dubsteppy but doesn’t make me suicidal!

10. Radiohead – Codex (Hannes Fischer Edit) / No vocals until over 2:30 into this jam! Talk about aural foreplay.

9. Imagine Dragons – It’s Time (Penguin Prison Remix) / I hear the original is kind of a big thing. Actually, all I hear is this bendy-bass PP remix. #swaggerpop

8. Usher – Climax (Billy Webber Remix) / There is an international mega DJ named Kaskade. This remix is mega better than his.

7. Example – Changed The Way You Kiss Me (It’s The DJ Kue Remix!) / Leave it up to Kue to smooth out all the rough edges (read: breakdown bullshit) and turn this jam into the bangernator it was born to be.

6. Strange Talk – Eskimo Boy (Draper Remix) / I just hope that the eskimo boy this song was written about has a proper sound-system to get wild to this jam.

5. Van She – Idea Of Happiness (SebastiAn Remix) / I know I used the #swaggerpop tag earlier but I’d like to bring it back for this jammernaut.

4. Electric Guest – American Daydream (Herr Vogel Remix) / Every time I hear the original I forget how much less good it is that this remix. Electric Guest owes my interest in them to this remix.

3. Housse De Racket – Chateau (Gemini Club Remix) / The longest jam on this list never feels it. Instead, it feels like slapping your lazy ass around for not jumping and dancing!

2. T-Pain – 5 O’Clock ft. Wiz Khalifa, Lily Allen (DWNTWN Remix) / The Mike Tyson clip that intros this track speaks to everything this remix is about.

1. Ambassadors – Unconsolable (NoteOn [Samsa] remix) / Ambassadors deserve more love then they get. But really, this remix is the most love any band could get. A song that was once great becomes otherworldly. Start this one laying down with your eyes closed and let me know where you end up.

Get on that ZIP tip.

Brandon is obsessed with popcorn, sandwiches, and new music.

  • DJManuElChino

    Thanks for the support !
    Nice list, my favourites are : St Lucia – Closer Than This (Viceroy Remix), The Tempter Trap – Need Your Love (RAC Mix), Tyga – Rack City (DWNTWN REMIX) & Van She – Idea Of Happiness (SebastiAn Remix) !

  • anonette

    thanks for compiling a list.
    a couple of my faves on here, too.
    btw, draper’s remix of eskimo boy is from the first half of last year.

  • http://www.TheBurningEar.com/ Brandon @ TBE

    Thanks for the remix! Keep doing what you do, man!

  • http://www.TheBurningEar.com/ Brandon @ TBE

    My pleasure!
    If I heard it this year then its from this year. Thems the rules!

  • bla211

    you should listen to the vaski remix of imagine dragons…better than the penguin prison imo

  • Brandon

    Drake – crew love isnt by Drake. its by The Weeknd

  • http://www.TheBurningEar.com/ Brandon @ TBE

    It features The Weeknd but it is track 4 on Drake’s Take Care album. I wouldn’t steer you wrong on Drake.

  • http://www.theburningear.com/ Brandon

    Haha. I’ve never been to a club playing jams these good.

  • JK

    out of all the music blogs i follow, these “Best of” posts on burning ear are what i look forward to all year

  • http://www.TheBurningEar.com/ Brandon @ TBE

    Cheers JK! Always good to have something to look forward to.

  • Illadelph

    Hey Im From India,
    great stuff man….keep it going

  • http://www.TheBurningEar.com/ Brandon @ TBE

    Thanks from Los Angeles! Cheers!

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