We like music. We also like chocolate-covered toffee, drinking beer on Saturday and watching dogs sniff each other in the butt-hole area.
But we hate Mondays. And of course, terrorism.
Which is precisely why we’ve made this vertical ranking for you guys. To fight terrorism, and make your Monday less sucky. You’re welcome, America.
Establishing the criteria for the most timeless EDM remixes was pretty simple. We asked ourselves one simple question, which remixes are better than the original?
After all, most remixes simply don’t cut it. Some renditions give the original track a catchy new spin, but don’t quite live up to the authentic version.
A rare few, however, take it one further. These remixes are so spectacular, that they managed to outshine their predecessor. While many of the tracks below come from (now) big-name artists, it’s not a coincidence.
Big-time electronic artists produce big-time electronic sounds. It’s not math, it just music.
And remember, we like music. Below are those nine songs, in our opinion.
And they’re ranked, in our opinion.
9 EDM Remixes That Are Better Than The Original:
“Pressure” by Nadia Ali (Alesso Remix)
Roses are red, violets are blue. This song is awesome, but we don’t feel like rhyming.
“Original Don” by Major Lazer (Flosstradamus Remix)
You know you’re doing things right when you out-produce Switch and Diplo (aka Major Lazer).
“Numb” by Usher (Throttle Remix)
We all know Usher can dance. But did you know he can sing? Probably – since it’s how he got his start. The original hit single “Numb” was good, but it wasn’t great. It took a young, talented musician like Throttle to take it from good to great to outstanding, and that’s exactly what this remix is: Outstanding.
That’s it. Nothing more to say there.
“In the Air” by Morgan Page (Mord Fustang Remix)
While he may not be producing the quantity of music one would like, Mord Fustang produces the quality of music all artists aspire to create. And his remix of “In the Air” by Morgan Page is no different. One of the better EDM remixes you’ll ever hear, Mord takes the listener on a wild, complextro roller-coaster ride that leaves you wanting more and more Mord.
“Sexual Healing” by Marvin Gaye (Kygo Remix)
Deadmau5 says his music is meant for an elevator – we disagree. Kygo has blown up over the past summer in the U.S., and his rise to fame does not go unnoticed. We’ve loved anything and everything Kygo remixes, but it’s his rendition of “Sexual Healing” by Marvin Gaye that stuck with us. I wonder why…
“Hold On” by Rusko (Sub Focus Remix)
From what we’ve heard over the years, most people think this is the actual Rusko version. So yah, that should pretty much sum it up.
“You & Me” by Disclosure (Flume Remix)
We have mad respect for Disclosure. But just like it did for the artist in the No. 1 spot, this remix (of an already spectacular song) put Flume on the map.
“Bastille” by Pompeii (Audien Remix)
Audien’s dance-club revision of “Bastille” completely blew the radio smash-hit out of the water. We’re big fans of Pompeii, but this remix got the royal treatment.
Benny Benassi – Cinema (Skrillex Remix)
It almost seems like Benny Benassi produced this track just for Skrillex. Slam dunk or unlikely alley-oop, this remix is simply ground-breaking.
Not to mention, it introduced most of the world to Sonny Moore.