Our editorial content is not influenced by any commissions we receive. In case you haven't noticed, DAD is all about the remix; we're so about the remix that we have a weekly feature dedicated to them. While we love showing you the fully-realized robots of today, there's always something about someone who can get under the outer layers and really rearrange the nuts and bolts of an existing thing and turn it into something more, digging into the mainframe, finding the lines of code that work the best, then add new lines and layers to the project. Remixes can come in all shapes and sizes, though. While some producers like taking the main jist of a track and taking it up or down to their respective tempos, others will reconstruct the source material, turning it into an entirely new animal. Whole melodies or lines can remain in tact, or they can be chopped and turned into entirely new mantras. There are no limits to how you craft a great remix, and in , we saw our fair share of top notch efforts on the remix front.
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It's not uncommon for artists to breathe new life into songs with a remix — both to refresh album tracks or extend a single's chart run. A recent evolution of the trend has seen relatively minor hits from recent years find global success thanks to a nifty re-swizz. The Guyanese-American rapper and producer - real name Carlos St. John - first released the song in , but a remix by relatively unknown in the UK, at least Kazakh producer Imanbek last September has seen it find huge success across the globe. Here are a more songs that reached their full potential on the charts thanks to some behind-the-scenes tinkering. Few could've guessed that Run DMC's debut single It's Like That from would, years later, end up becoming not only one of the biggest bangers ever, but one of the best selling singles of all time. But that's what happened, thanks to Jason Nevins. The new version of It's Like That spent six weeks at Number 1 and has since gone on to be the best selling remix in UK chart history. German DJ Robin Schulz was busy in , remixing two tracks and helping both go straight in at Number 1.
These are some of them. The challenge to round-up the best remixes of is on. We're passed the half-way point in and this year's remixes have already been amazing, with some of the biggest and hottest names in dance music dropping some essential new tunes - from EDM bangers to drum and bass classics in the making.
EDM News Featured. Even though pop music is starting to transition towards dance music in general, EDM music producers have been known to remix their favorite pop songs. Don't believe us that pop music has been transitioning to EDM? Over time, the internet has reacted favorably when dance music producers would remix some of their favorite Top 40 songs that can be heard on the radio.