So Merriam-Webster says "austerity" is the word of the year for 2010, but we think "extravagance" is the word of the year for the remix scene--2010 was a lush and fertile breeding ground for juicy, delicious remixes, edits, re-rubs, and everything in-between. Nope, folks, no austerity here!
I was expecting some heated discussions here at Analog Giant about who'd take the #1 remix of the year--but it turns out it was unanimous--I Crave Paris was the best remix of the year. Gorgeous synth lines, electro-lushous beats, and sweet, longing vocals combine seamlessly to make this an untouchable remix.
I think it'd be pretty hard to make a bad remix of a Robyn track--she's simply amazing--but these remixes from A-Trak and Fred Falke are both arguably even better than the originals. It was hard choosing between the two, but we ultimately went with A-Trak's dancey take on Indestructible for our #2 remix of the year.
Fare Soldi was unstoppable this year, serving up a continuous stream of brilliant remixes. They definitely had more popular remixes this year than their take on Duran Duran's classic "Rio", but I think this is absolutely their finest. It's a track that I've come back to again and again.
That covers our top three, but I have to give some special mentions to some of the producers and DJs that made this year so hot for remixes. Go Go Bizkitt! banged out what seems like an impossible number of jaw-dropping remixes--he will a major force in 2011. A few artists were so prolific and brilliant this year, it was hard to boil down their 2010 creativity into just one track. We also saw some mighty remixes from Analog Giant favorites like Ghosts of Venice, Bit Funk, Alan Braxe, Rayko, and Seattle's own 10.4 Rog.
Don't miss any of these remixes!
- Aeroplane vs Friendly Fires vs Flight Facilities - I Crave Paris by future classic
- Indestructible (A-Trak radio edit) by robyn
- Duran Duran - Rio (Fare Soldi "Sposerò Simon Le Bon" rmx) by FARE SOLDI
- Cassius - "1999" (Tim Green Remix)
- Sam Sparrow - "Black and Gold" (Russ Chimes Remix)
- Robyn - "Dancing On My Own" (Fred Falke Remix)
- Booka Shade - "Regenerate" (Russ Chimes Remix)
- Homboi - "Shrimps" (Nautic Remix)
- Penguin Prison - "Worse It Gets" (RAC Remix)
- Miami Horror - I look to you (Go Go Bizkitt! Remix)
- Daft Punk - "Something About Us" (Laberge Remix)
- Talking Heads - "Girlfriend is Better" (Bit Funk Remix)
- Pacific! - "Narcissus" (Alan Braxe Remix)
- Active Child - "When Your Love Is Safe" (Classixx Remix)
- Grum - "Can't Shake This Feeling" (Ghost Venice Remix)
- Helladope - "Just So You Know" (10.4 Rog Dub Puddlestepper Remix)
- Mystery Jets - "Dreaming of Another World" (Lindstrom and Prins Thomas Remix)
- Rayko - "Broadway" (Rayko Edit)
- Daft Punk - "Burnin'" (Les Loups' Bruit Infernal Mix)
- Mark Ronson & The Business INTL - Bang Bang Bang (U-Tern's Disco Dub)
- La Roux - Bulletproof (Nacey Remix ft. Matthew Hemerlein)
- Reset! - If We Try (Kry Wolf's Space Disco Remix) by Kry Wolf
- Caribou - "Jamelia" (Gold Panda Remix)
- Robyn - "Hang With Me" (Starsmith Remix)
- The XX - "Shelter" (C.R.S.T. Remix)