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25.Â Toby Keith – Red Solo Cup (It’s The DJ Kue Remix!)Â / And suddenly Toby Keith is not only palatable butÂ highlyÂ listenable.
24.Â Y Luv – Never Touch The Ground (Gazzo Remix)Â / It’s pretty impossible to improve on the original so taking it in a different direction was a wise move. Get pumped!
23.Â St Lucia – Closer Than This (Viceroy Remix)Â / How do you make tropical more tropical? Give it to Viceroy.
22.Â Jupiter – One O Six (ANDY Rmx)Â / All the best parts of the original turned up to 11. Plus a dash or weirdo freak beats to keep thing interesting.
21.Â Theme Park – Two Hours (RAC Mix)Â / Collaboration from heaven. Laid back groove heaven.
20.Â Carly Rae Jepsen – Call Me Maybe (Manu El Chino Remix)Â / Bold moves to chill things out pay off big time. Plus theÂ palpableÂ tension he creates is a perfect metaphor for blah blah blah.
19.Â Mr Fogg – A Little Letting Go (Maribou State Remix)Â / Had to listen to this one a handful of times before it sunk in. Then had to listen a handful more. That guitar!
18.Â Meiko – Leave The Lights On (The Crystal Method Remix)Â / Crystal Method do a peanut butter and get crunchy!
17.Â The Tempter Trap – Need Your Love (RAC Mix)Â / (Thanks to RAC) The Temper Trap is back!!
16.Â Bravestation – Signs of the Civilized (Polarsets Remix)Â / If palm trees and cocktail umbrellas went to ninja school they would end up like this.
15.Â Tyga – Rack City (DWNTWN REMIX)Â / The original may have been a big thing to some but this is the only version that will ever matter to me.
14.Â Of Monsters and Men – King and Lionheart (Dzeko + Torres Streesh Bootleg)Â / 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.Â Drake – Crew Love (STAR SLINGER’S JERSEY REFIX)Â / 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.Â Fixers – Iron Deer Dream (RAC Mix)Â / 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.Â SBTRKT – Hold On (Joneses Remix)Â / 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.Â Radiohead – Codex (Hannes Fischer Edit)Â / No vocals until over 2:30 into this jam! Talk about aural foreplay.
9.Â Imagine Dragons – It’s Time (Penguin Prison Remix)Â / I hear the original is kind of a big thing. Actually, all I hear is this bendy-bass PP remix. #swaggerpop
7.Â Example – Changed The Way You Kiss Me (It’s The DJ Kue Remix!)Â / 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.Â Strange Talk – Eskimo Boy (Draper Remix)Â / I just hope that the eskimo boy this song was written about has a proper sound-system to get wild to this jam.
5.Â Van She – Idea Of Happiness (SebastiAn Remix)Â / I know I used the #swaggerpop tag earlier but I’d like to bring it back for this jammernaut.
4.Â Electric Guest – American Daydream (Herr Vogel Remix)Â / 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.Â Housse De Racket – Chateau (Gemini Club Remix)Â / The longest jam on this list never feels it. Instead, it feels like slapping your lazy ass around for not jumping and dancing!
2.Â T-Pain – 5 O’Clock ft. Wiz Khalifa, Lily Allen (DWNTWN Remix)Â / The Mike Tyson clip that intros this track speaks to everything this remix is about.
1.Â Ambassadors – Unconsolable (NoteOn [Samsa] remix)Â / 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.