Pied Piper’s reworking of Marvin Gaye’s immortal “Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)” is one of the deepest, most respectful remix I’ve ever heard anywhere.
The progressive house remix of Yeah Yeah Yeahs breakout hit, “Maps” by Tommie Sunshine, CID, and Modern Machines is no longer only in the hands of the world’s most overpaid entertainers.
Producer Stint has taken Lana Del Rey’s tempo-changing track “West Coast” into chilled-out electro territory with an uplifting chorus (at least as uplifting as Lana Del Rey can get).
Sometimes you hear a super sexy remix of a song and you’re so into it that you’ve listened to it for over 30 times in one sitting. The Snakehips remix of BANKS’ “Warm Water” is that song.
The quintessential soul survivor Bobby Womack gets a nice, thumping tribute from a-list dance floor funk producer Jayl Funk.
Here’s another Motown remix I’ve been playing that really does it for me: DJ Twister does a classy remix of Otis Redding’s soul classic “Sittin’ On The Dock Of The Bay.”
Idris Muhammed’s Loft classic, “Could Heaven Ever Be Like This?” is here edited with a light touch by Leftside Wobble.
The Black Eyed Peas started out as a respectable rap group, turning out albums of inventive alternative hip-hop. The throwback vibe of the “Joints & Jam” single from their 1998 debut album Behind the Front gets an updating from Navy Shade, bringing the song right up to the present day.
The amazing championship-winning turntablist team turned producers, C2C have done a wonderful remix of Stevie Wonder’s “Superstition”. They’ve managed to bring something fresh and worthy to the table.
DJ Stylus and DJ Meistro of The Sol Power All-Stars kicked off The Vinyl District’s all vinyl monthly at Den Of Thieves with a night of deep, tropical wax. Check out the uptempo second half below. Head over to the good old Soundcloud for the first half with the sweet reggae opening.