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
Miami Horror – Sometimes (G.L.O.V.E.S. 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.
ok. So there’s this guy called Burns. He’s a London based DJ who’s been remixing a fair bit lately. And they’re bloody good remixes too! Probably the most prominent out there in the land of the internet is the Walking On A Dream remix, which you can check out on iTunes here. There’s also a killer remix of Passion Pit’s The Reeling going around too. And that is a definate fave.
But yeah, I think the track I’ll leave you with is his remix of Extraball by Yuksek
Yuksek – Extraball (Burns Remix)
Second for this remix that post is none other than Fred Falke. Mr Falke seems to be popping up wherever I look with killer remixes of awesome tracks. There’s the remix of U2’s newy Magnificant which i popped up a few weeks ago. That is really good. There’s also a great remix of one of my favourite songs Kelly by Van She that he did with Alan Braxe. There’s also the Grizzly Bear Two Weeks remix, the awesome reworking of Golden Cage by Whitest Boy Alive, and the two great remixes of Back of The Van by Ladyhawke. You can check out all of those on Beatport. But the track I’m going to leave you with is probably the track when I realised how good this dude can be. It’s the remix of New In Town by Little Boots
Little Boots – New In Town (Fred Falke Remix)
K. That’ll do the ramble for now.