Dutch duo Firebeatz release their newest installment, a remix to the biggest hit out right now, Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z’s ‘Suit & Tie’. With their recent release of ‘Gangster’ and huge hit ‘Dear New York’, Firebeatz production skills lead to big-room anthem tracks. Their remix to ‘Suit & Tie’ is no exception, keeping the vocals of Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z and adding an Electro breakdown that will be one of those tracks every club/venue and party with will be playing throughout the Summer. Will JT ever team up with an EDM producer such as Calvin Harris, Afrojack, Etc. ? That would certainly flip the game upside down.
Top 40 Remixes
The chart topping mega hit ‘Rest Of My Life’ gets its dance music remixes from three big producers. Easily one of the biggest hits of 2013, combining the production of David Guetta with Usher’s vocals can only lead to success. The duo already had combined to make the hit track ‘Without You’ early last year, and took their production team to the next level for ‘Rest Of My Life’. Just grab some big name dance producers, and you will have a few remixes that will sure gather up competition on the dance floor.
Nicky Romero Remix – Coming off a huge 2012, Dutchman Nicky Romero puts his Progressive House beats into the remix to give it that uptempo dance floor feeling. With nice happy synths and a huge buildup, the track leads to a heavy grinding bassline. Definitely makes the original a lot more fun.
Hard Rock Sofa Remix – At this point , you know what you are getting with a Hard Rock Sofa Remix ; a dance floor anthem. The last time they remixed a David Guetta track was ‘Just One Last Time’, which flew up to Beatport’s Top 10. The Russian duo always takes their production to the next level to deliver hard tracks, and give ‘Rest Of My Life’ a groovy acid line which will take your ears places they have never been.
Daddy’s Groove Remix – The Italian trio releases arguably the best remix to ‘Rest of My Life’. With a big room sound, and a high energy drop, there is no doubt this will be playing global through any DJ set in the next few months. Its a tough pick between the three remixes, but we think Daddy’s Groove might have got the competition beat.
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After just celebrating his 44th birthday last week, the big dog Tiësto is back with a new release and video for Passion Pit, a favorite amongst remixers these days. The track “Carried Away” is laced with trademark Tijs big-room progressive synths with the hands-in-the-air euphoria we’ve come to expect as of late from the Dutch kingpin. After taking on remix projects for The Naked & The Famous and Youngblood Hawke last year, it’s evident that Tiësto has mastered the ability to preserve the important vocal elements of indie dance while blowing up the basslines for the main stage.
And if we can learn anything from the video, it’s that if you eat colored sand and ingest a match, you’ll explode into five doppleganger versions of yourself. Take notes kids.
Veteran producer Paul Oakenfold has released his long awaited remix of Bruno Mars radio hit, ‘Locked Out Of Heaven’ as part of a remix compilation. Wait is this a Paul Oakenfold remix? Take a listen and its obvious that the London native takes a break from his usual trance/progressive style, and makes a massive remix complete with the catchy vocals of the original song, accompanied by a hard hitting acid house line. This production is sure to ignite a dancefloor whenever it is dropped. Also check out the Cazzette and the Sultan & Ned Shepard remixes!
Bruno Mars – Locked Out Of Heaven (Paul Oakenfold Remix)
Legendary producer Paul Oakenfold remixes Bruno Mars’ hit track, ‘Locked out of heaven’. This track has been on the Top 10 charts all across the world, and adding an electronic remix is nothing short of spectacular. Oakenfold is one of the true veteran DJs in the world, doing his thing for almost three decades. The original song was already a groovy reggae rock party song, with Oakenfold adding an acid line that you can’t help but dance to. There is no doubt this track will be a dance floor hit all across the world and don’t be surprised if you hear many other A-list producers remix their own flavor into this track. ‘Locked Out Of Heaven’ will be available on Beatport on January 15th.
Creating banging beats is just another day in the life for bass loving producer Maor Levi. For his official remix of Usher’s ‘Numb’ Levi elevates the R&B pop bubblegum with euphoric rifts and thumping bass on the chorus. Along with wreaking havoc on the pop world with his massive remixes, Levi recently launched a radio show ‘#Moarbass‘ in the style of TATW (RIP) and will be lending guest mixing duties this weekend on Arty’s ‘Together We Are’ podcast airing on Sirius.
Usher – Numb (Maor Levi Remix)
Like manna from heaven, a brand new premier from TheFatRat landed in our trusty inbox to save us from the doldrums of a waning Friday afternoon. You should know TheFatRat from his distinctive style, easily recognizable from the flood of big room progressive out there. Breaking and chopping his way through his hot remix of Chris Brown’s ‘Dont Wake Me Up,’ resulted in a sound unlike the other remixes of this same tune.
The unbearably catchy vocals blend perfectly into the boings and grinds that TheFatRat employs to give some life to the poppy original. Let’s just say this is like the Comic Sans of remixes – delightfully playful and eternally pleasing.
Chris Brown – Don’t Wake Me Up (TheFatRat Remix)
Thank you A-Trak for pointing the world towards Kim Kamillion’s trap house edit of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Heads Will Roll. Any good house fan knows that the masterful A-Trak remixed the track back in the day and it still stands as one of the best remixes of an indie rock song, like, ever. A-Trak has also revealed that the remix was almost dead, but in a stoke of luck was revived and brought to the world’s eyes.
Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Heads Will Roll (A-Trak Remix)
Kid Kamillion’s trap house version is pretty dope as well, and as we’ve noticed that trap house has become a greater force in the dance music world. Crank this up and get dirty for your weekend dance party in a jiffy.
Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Heads Will Roll (Kid Kamillion Edit)
This one is well hidden on Beatport.
Perhaps Disfunktion put some shrubbery over it so no one realized they remixed Flo Rida. Maybe the simple fact that Flo Rida is on Beatport irks the house music Gods. Or, maybe, they just need to get some bugs out of their search.
In any event, Disfunktion’s shot hits dead on. Yeah, top 40 house remixes can be cheesy, but they are a guilty pleasure.
Except ‘Good Feeling.’ No more ‘Good Feeling.’
Out yesterday on Poe Boy/Atlantic/Warner Music.
It’s interesting how just adding vocals to an instrumental can breath new life into it.
TiÃ«sto took notice of Dr Pihl’s vocal transplant.