Remixing the Classics. New Spin, or Sacrilege?

| Monday, March 22nd, 2010 | 1 Comment »

Remixing the Classics. New Spin, or Sacrilege?

We really noticed this trend start to gather steam in 2008. Artists, inspired by past floor-fillers, take it upon themselves to update and modernize old classics. Sometimes it’s the original artists who revisit their past hits (M.I.K.E.’s continual reworks of Strange World and Universal Nation come to mind), sometimes reworks are done by up-and-comers looking to gain some momentum, and other times it’s done by artists who are looking to cross genres or revive their old favourites.

Check out the list of reworks compiled by myself and M2J after the jump!

Technotronic – Pump Up The Jam [1989]

NAPT ft. Louise Marshall – Make My Day [2009]

Black Box – Right On Time [1989]

Black Box – Right On Time (2009 Bass Weazal Tribal Mix)

Josh Wink – Higher State of Conciousness [1995]

Josh Wink – Higher State of Conciousness (Dirty South & TV Rock Remix) [2007]

BT – Flaming June [1997]

BT – Flaming June (Jaytech & James Grant Mix)

CeCe Peniston – Finally [1997]

Ce Ce Peniston – Finally 2008 (The Kam Denny & Paul Zala Remix)

Wamdue Project – King of My Castle [1997]

Wamdue Project – King of My Castle (Rowald Steyn Club Mix) [2009]

Alice Deejay – Better Off Alone [1998]

Alice Deejay – Better Off Alone (Electrodirt Remix) [2008]

Paul van Dyk – For An Angel [1998]

Paul van Dyk – For An Angel (Spencer & Hill Remix) [2009]

Fragma – Toca Me [1999]

Fragma-Toca Me (Inpetto 2008 remix)

Basement Jaxx – Where’s Your Head At [2001]

Jean Elan – Where’s Your Head At (Klaas Remix)

Fatboy Slim – Weapon of Choice [2001]

Starkillers – Bitch Ass Trick [2009]

Coburn – We Interrupt This Programme [2005]

Coburn – We Re-Interrupt This Programme (Tai & Brave Remix) [2009]

Now it seems you can’t hit the dancefloor without hearing a classic mixed, remixed, or refixed. What do you think – new hotness, or abomination? What other awesome/terrible reworks have missed the list?

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