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The 29 Best Remixes of 2009

I don’t know about you but 2009 was the year I fell in live with remixes. Starting TBE opened up my world to so many amazing reinterpretations of both great and not so great songs. Having always been more of a cover song guy this was new territory for me but I dove in headfirst and have been enjoying the ride so far. Good music is a personal thing and messing with great music is even more so. This is very much a subjective list and is based on nothing besides how much I love and respect the work done. Oh, and the numbering system is pretty much bullshit but I had to put them in some kind of order. Anyway, enjoy. I certainly have.

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Remix Roundup /// Vol. 8 – Reflect & Unwind

I can’t believe it’s August already. I can’t believe TBE is almost 6 months old. I can’t believe this is the 8th roundup of remixes. I can’t believe you are still reading this. OK, now I really can’t believe it. I cant. Seriously, nothing you say can make me believe you are still reading this. It’s called belief dude, it’s personal, I don’t have to explain or justify it. I mean, yeah, I guess if I saw you reading it I would ‘believe’ but that’s not even the point. The point is that there are so many fresh remixes down there and you are still reading this garbage. Some people, man, some people.

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Remix Roundup /// Vol. 7 – The Beast

Holy shit. I just finished putting together this Roundup and it’s a beast! Fantastic remixes of Miike Snow, La Roux, Lykke Li, Phoenix, MSTRKRFT, Daniel Merriweather, and oh so many more. I won’t waste much time here cause you people have work to do after the jump. Oh, and regular readers will notice a few new features. I hope they make your Roundup experience just that much more buttery smooth.

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MSTRKRFT and John Legend are a bunch of Heartbreakers

Heartbreaker

i can’t look at you and you know why

MSTRKRFT – Heartbreaker (feat. John Legend)

I really don’t like MSTRKRFT. OK, I really don’t like MSTRKRFT on their own. Their remixes are usually super on point but their own tunes are usually borderline unlistenable. They have always been obsessed with their own image and when I saw them play live they seemed more interested in their cigarettes and Crown Royal then in playing any decent music (no remixes?!). Well, recently they recruited John Legend to do vocals on a track off of their new LP. The whole thing screams “cheap gimmick,” especially because “Heartbreaker” doesn’t sound like a MSTRKRFT song at all. It’s not self indulgent, it’s listenable, and by golly, I think I like it. It took a few few listens to get over myself my disdain for MSTRKRAP but I am sold. This song is a jam. And so is that artwork! (Waaay better than the album artwork.)

Bury your face in MySpace /// Johnny Legend too!