[PLAYLIST] The Best REMIXES of 2012 – Part 2 (July-Dec)



Man oh man. Could we be in a better world for fun remixes of great songs? Some of the old guard has been slacking in quality lately (RAC, where you at?) but new talent is cropping up in droves. Cyril Hahn practically made his name from that Destiny’s Child remix. Noah Hyde is on the map with amazing work. Manu el Chino nabs his second spot of 2012. Too many great tracks. Get on it for the weekend and check out all the bands and remixers you may have missed through the years. And especially listen to that Years & Years remix. What a genre flip. Mmmm…..

Be sure to catch all the 2012 “BEST OF” lists!

[Artwork by Jacob Youngblood Ziegler]

[REMIX] Years & Years – “I Wish I Knew” (James Fox remix)

i long to give yourself in nightly

7 minutes may seem like a long time but if you understand the monumental beauty of the original (& haven’t been cut from the friend team) then you will you find the pleasure of this jazz/deep house rework. Boom-tiss, boom-tiss, boom-tiss never sounded so good! Oh wait, then it breaks and it sounds even better! Suddenly 7 minutes isn’t a chore, its a ride! An experience! A reason to close your eyes, move your body, and feel something inside yourself. How do you spell “ooh oo oooh ooooh ooh oh ohhh“?

Besides being Jesse Pinkman approved, Years and Years have a B-side to “I Wish I Knew” called “The Whale.” It is much more melancholy, still gorgeous, and is streaming here.