Remix Radar returns on the back of the 23rd edition and what is a Double Feature of the last two weeks to make up for my brief hiatus for ADE. This week we feature Jack Back, Mark Knight, and Agoria plus many more. I have yet to fully recover so this week’s track vignettes are on the shorter side…I do apologize. Next week we’ll be back to the standard kookiness!
Idris Elba – On Life (Jack Back Remix)
We kick-off our return with David Guetta’s Jack Back and his reimagining of “On Life”. Those fortunate enough to catch the Beatport ADE event with Jack Back were in for a treat. For those less fortunate, here’s the live stream.
Karen Harding & Wh0 – I Don’t Need Love (Mark Knight & Michael Gray Remix)
Karen Harding & Wh0 receive a sexy nu-disco reimaging from veterans, Mark Knight and Michael Gray.
David Guetta & Martin Solveig – Thing For You (Agoria Remix)
Two French legends undergo a spiritual treatment from rising French artist, Agoria.
NGHTMRE & A$AP Ferg – REDLIGHT (Justin Jay Remix)
The most unexpected remix of the year. Justin Jay puts a grin on my face for his take on NGHTMRE and A$AP Ferg’s “REDLIGHT”.
Pat Lok – Corazón Remixes
Pat Lok scores major applause for a dazzling remix pack that features Matveï, Sheki, Midas Hutch and Golf Clap. The depth of quality is insane.
Whethan & The Knocks Ft. Crystal Fighters – Summer Luv (Chrome Sparks Remix)
Chrome Sparks spins a magical, unique, and unexpected indie dance tune from “Summer Luv”. I think I prefer it to the original.
PNAU Ft. Ollie Gabriel – All Of Us (The Goods & Wongo Remixes)
In two weeks, PNAU unveils two fantastic remixes of “All Of Us”. The Goods and Wongo bring a new sizzle and jam to the mix.
MOTi x AERO5 – Lost In Space (Timo Romme Remix)
Timo Romme makes you wonder no more and brings listeners to outer space. You’ll get lost as the title suggests.
Bolier & C.O.N.S.O.L.E – Play (BLR Remix)
BLR provides a thunderous and brooding remix of “Play”. He peels back the cuteness to shine a light on hidden darkness.
Crooked Colours – Just Breathe (Running Touch & Adult Art Club Remix)
Running Touch and Adult Art Club send acid-like waves through Crooked Colours’ “Just Breathe”. The remix is a bit naughty and a bit playful.
Walker & Royce – Fetish (Queer on Acid Remix)
Walker & Royce’s 2016 tune “Fetish” receives a mystical reimaging by Queer On Acid. This is definitely not intended to be shown to your mother.
Todd Terry – Samba (Agent Orange DJ & Alexander Technique Remix)
Fresh from the 80s, “Samba” gets a new modern finish from Agent Orange DJ and Alexander Technique. There’s no other way to say this.. it’s tight.
Todd Terry Ft. Ami Carmine – Love Is Gone (CJ Jeff Remix)
Another Todd Terry remix. This time from CJ Jeff whose rendition of “Love Is Gone” conjures the spirit of the 90s dance scene.
Armand Van Helden – Witch Doktor (Illyus & Barrientos Remix)
Excellent sample use leads to a joyous remix from Illyus & Barrientos. Watch out, the “Witch Doktor” will make you groove.
RAYE & Jess Glynne – Love Me Again (Redfield Remix)
Quality vocals make the world of difference. Redfield has two exquisite muses to rework and the final is an excellent addition to piano-drenched house.
RITUAL With Robinson – Hard Times (Michael Calfan Remix)
Michael Calfan creates an ultra infectious groove from RITUAL and Robinson’s “Hard Times”. It spins and rattles in all the right ways.
Robin M Ft. Dantae The Kid – Choosy (Sammy Porter Remix)
Sammy Porter creates a roaring banger from Robin M and Dantae The Kid’s “Choosy”. Easily in contention for best remix of the last two weeks.
Robbie Rivera & The Cabas – Everything That You Want (Game Over DJs Remix)
The name may make you chuckle, but they sure know how to make a dance groove.. Game Over DJS bring an extra layer of flair to “Everything That You Want”.
Steve Aoki Ft. Backstreet Boys – Let It Be (Sondr Remix)
Sondr creates a bouncy and whimsical track from Steve Aoki and Backstreet Boys hit, “Let It Be”.
GOLDHOUSE – Cardio (Zookëper Remix)
Zookëper spins GOLDHOUSE’s “Cardio” into a tickling bass-laced tune. It’ll make you enjoy some cardio.
ONE FROM THE VAULT
Caribou Ft. Luke Lalonde, Adem, & One Little Plane – Melody Day (Four Tet Remix)
In honor of Caribou’s newest release and one of the coolest tunes in a while, “Home”, I bring forth the beautifully haunting “Melody Day” remix from the genius maestro, Four Tet. Sit back and just listen.