The 10 Best Remixes of 2009

ok. So I know I said that these things are hard (For those new readers, I wrote last week that compiling my albums list was pretty freakin difficult), but man. I never thought that there would be so many remixes to dwindle down. It’s been a bloody good year for remixes I reckon. Hype bands like Phoenix, Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Miike Snow have had the shit remixed out of them (I counted 34 remixes in my iTunes for Phoenix alone and I’m sure that’s only about half of them available out there). There has also been a few new dudes/dudettes to come on the scene who have produced some great remixes (Alan Wilkis is an awesome example of this).

Anyway, here it is though. (No order…too hard to do that too!)

The MAAMF Top 10 Remixes of 2009

Miike Snow – Animal (Mark Ronson Remix)

The Scare – Could Be Bad (G.L.O.V.E.S. 12″ Megamix)

Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Heads Will Roll (Passion Pit Remix)

Phoenix – Lisztomania (Yuksek Remix)

Little Boots – New In Town (Fred Falke Remix)

Ladyhawke – Paris is Burning (Alex Metric Remix)

Miami Horror – Sometimes (G.L.O.V.E.S. Remix)

The Temper Trap – Sweet Disposition (Alan Wilkis Remix)

Lost Valentinos – Thief (Shinichi Osawa Remix)

Van She – Talkin’ (Van She Tech Remix)

What do you think? Good list? I think it covers a bit. I originally had close to 40 remixes that were all in serious contention…so I’m sure I’ve left something out etc. A few standouts for me were the Alan Wilkis remix of TTT. Changed the song completely, and it worked bloody well. He had a few remixes in contention actually – check his remixes out on Hype Machine. Another standout of the year would definitely be G.L.O.V.E.S. He’s put forward some awesome remixes this year – so good, I had to include 2 in my list! There were other obvious inlusions like Fred Falke (it wouldn’t be a MAAMF best of list without some of the Falkemeister) and his French pal Yuksek. All of them were standouts though…you know…that’s what a best of list is kinda all about and shit.

Anyway, comment away.

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3 responses

  1. I never really listened to remixes until this year, mainly because I’m more of a rock fan and my mum would have a fit if she heard anything vaguely electronic.
    I only know a couple of these, so I’ll check the rest out.
    And I know what you mean about these things being hard. I’m compling my lists at the moment. It’s impossible!

    December 30, 2009 at 4:52 AM

  2. love your work.. what a great list!

    December 31, 2009 at 8:55 PM

  3. HIItrakt

    badass list, nice job

    January 1, 2010 at 8:42 AM

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