Remixes are some of the best ways for artists to collaborate and cross their own music with another artist. But sometimes, music is amplified by a remix and that track becomes even better than the original.
Ready to expand your horizons and find your new favorite song? Here are 6 Remixes Better than the Original.
“If I Lose Myself” – OneRepublic, Alesso
Possibly one of the biggest remixes of 2013, Alesso’s remix of OneRepublic’s “If I Lose Myself” is danceable and an essential track on any pump-up playlist. The track has more than a hundred million views on a static YouTube video The slow build leads to a climactic build just before the chorus which gives readers the chance to dance away their fears, worries and anxieties. The band has now adapted the version to their live show, breaking the remix into a danceable track with live instrumentation.
“Clearest Blue” – CHVRCHES, Gryffin
Known for electronic music, CHVRCHES has produced quite a few hits in the last year. One of their most popular tracks, “Clearest Blue” has been featured in the Netflix television show “The Politician” and continues to gain traction. The 2016 remix by Gryffin builds the melodic verses into a slow build that keeps singer Lauren Mayberry’s voice ethereal and at the top of the track while still keeping the essence of the track.
“MIC Drop” – BTS, Steve Aoki
Most definitely the biggest band of the 21st century, BTS has exploded onto the music scene and quite literally, taken over. Between their performance on SNL, collaborating with Halsey and more, the kpop group has created a massive, global fanbase attracting the attention of the biggest names in music, including producer and DJ Steve Aoki. Aoki’s remix of “MIC Drop,” a track that already has more than 4 million views on Youtube creates a badass feeling, danceable track that appealed to existing fans of both the group and the single.
“I Was Wrong” – A R I Z O N A, Robin Schulz
Possibly one of the biggest breakouts of 2019, A R I Z O N A’s original track, “I Was Wrong,” is a lo-fi, instrumental indie track that is perfect for a lowkey night with friends or making your favorite dinner. When Robin Schulz grabbed hold of the track, the remix gained a steady backing rhythm that makes the track danceable and dramatic.
“Wrong” – MAX, Taylor Bennett, Ryan Siegel
Past Beyond The Stage cover star, MAX has created everything from slow, romantic tracks like “Lights Down Low” to chart-topping tracks like “Love Me Less (feat. QUINN XCII”. In 2015, the singer released “Wrong” a track that exploded onto playlists as an alternative type of music to what MAX had released in the past. In 2016, we saw the track get remixed by MAX’s side-project, Party Pupils. Not only was the track completely changed, but the unexpected build made the track perfect for live performances and a perfect accompaniment to every playlist.
“O” – Coldplay, Janduny
Sometimes, remixes have the power to completely change a track and give it a brand new meaning. Coldplay’s closing track from Ghost Stories “O (Fly On)” is already ethereal and whimsical. In Janduny’s remix of the track, the sense of wandering explodes into the readers mind, filling sound with slow chords. With a speech from Chris Martin and bits of other Coldplay tracks like “Midnight,” the track is imaginary. The track leaves the listener with goosebumps, a feeling of daydreaming and a sense of wonder as they listen.
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