10 Remixes That are Better Than the Original

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What's the science behind asking for a remix? Do artists ever hope that the remix doesn't get more exposure than their original? That has to be an awkward phone conversation, right? "Say, fam, thanks for knocking out that remix, but why you have to do me like that?!"

Remixes can make you appreciate the original more, but there are times where that remix totally overshadows the original - sometimes to the point where you think the remix IS the original. From drum & bass to house, here are 10 examples of the remix being better than the original.

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  • plops

    my picks:
    • Skrillex – Breakin a Sweat (Zedd Remix)
    • Tommie Sunshine – Cool Without You (Audien Remix)
    • Armin van Buuren – This Is What It Feels Like (W&W Remix)
    • Spencer & Hill – Let Out Da Freak (dBerrie Remix)
    • Nadia Ali – Pressure (Alesso Remix)
    • Swedish House Mafia – Save The World (Knife Party Remix)
    • Porter Robinson – Unison (Knife Party Remix)
    • Nadia Ali – Pressure (Alesso Remix)
    • Martin Solveig – The Night Out (Madeon Remix)
    • Burns – Lies (Otto Knows Remix)
    • Zaa – Timebomb (Audien Remix)
    • Velvetine – The Great Divide (Myon & Shane 54 Summer of Love Mix)
    • Benny Bennassi – Cinema (Skrillex Remix)

    • Jake

      Some great choices right there.

      Can’t believe we let the Cinema remix go. Quite an oversight on our part!

  • Eric Sharp

    Kid Cudi – At Night (Crookers Remix) honorable mention too.

    It’s awesome getting remixes of your own stuff. By the time it’s ready for release you’ve heard every part of the original 7 billion times. Great to hear a fresh take.

  • SteezyJay

    Black Hippy- UOENO Remix should be on here.

    • SteezyJay

      Just realized this is techno music and stuff ahaha… The Steve Aoki Pursuit of Happiness with Kid Cudi, remix was awesome.

  • Mattmcc

    That crave you dubstep remix is truly quite terrible.

  • chubby fats

    might be going back a while with a couple of these but…

    Royksopp – 49 Percent (Angello & Ingrosso
    Ian Pooley – Chord Memory (Daft Punk Remix)
    Deftones You’ve Seen The Butcher (Mustard Pimp
    Foreign Beggars & Noisia – No Holds Barred
    (Excision Remix)
    Pendulum – Propane Nightmares [Celldweller
    Cut Copy – Take me over ( Mylo remix)
    LCD Soundsystem – Tribulation – (Tiga mix)
    The Hacker – Shockwave (Gesaffelstein Remix)
    Cicada – beautiful (mr. miyagi remix)

  • charlie marshall

    Personally the original of ‘Hold On’ does it for me. Dat garage is just toooooo good! :) Still love the Sub Focus remix though!

  • discoordie

    Zedd – Follow You Down (Keys N Krates remix)

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  • Roger Rabbit

    Marina and the Diamonds – Lies (Zeds Dead Remix)
    Whether you like her music or not, she has an incredibly unique vocal style, and reworked with melodic wubs from this old-school style duo, it’s sex to your ears.

    What So Not – High You Are (Branchez Remix)
    Branchez kept the good parts of the original and completely made it his own style. I could play it all day and never tire of it.