5 Times the Remix Was Better Than The Original

| October 01, 2016

In our modern music age, we have countless of access to classics and burgeoning songs just waiting to be remixed. It doesn't happen all the time but when it does, a remix surpassing the original makes for a great hit. Now this isn't to say that the underlying song was horrible. It only means that the original song, which is classic and good in its own right, was upgraded to a danceable, amazing tune. 

Here's a list of some of the best remixed songs. Often times these surpassed the popularity of the original or gave it a new life on top of an extra kick to get it bumping. Check out these genre-crossing classic remixes that are better than the original. 

5. Sexual Healing (Kygo Remix) - Marvin Gaye 

Decades gone by, eras of dance in between until we finally got this gem of a song. These classic vocals and signature Kygo beach, xylo-vibe were the perfect combination to make this remix stand out from its predecessor. 

This remix does what every good rendition should do. It keeps an intact basis of the original song, while adding a new appeal to it. It was always a slow danceable jam, but now retains two distinct styles that go together perfectly. Gaye's vocals sound like he could have been right in the studio with Kygo

4. Cinema (Skrillex Remix) - Benny Benassi

*You are a cinema! Drop the bass!* Skrillex's Cinema Remix, believe it or not, is akin to being a classic today. It was one of his first songs that put him on to become the Dubstep superstar he is today. 

Skrillex's signature hard hitting bass hits influenced scores of producers to try and find that same quality he had in this song. Cinema was a hit and still stands the test of time in terms of production quality, and just being a great song. 

3. Summertime Sadness (Cedric Gervais Remix) - Lana Del Rey  

It's a strange mix at first, if you think about it. Lana Del Rey's waning sardonic vocals cast over an upbeat dance song. But it worked perfectly and was a boost to both Lana and Cedric's careers. 

Summertime Sadness's original beat drags onto a slow tempo that is relaxing. The remixed version gives us a beat that pumped up the crowds and dance floors every time it came on. 

2. HyperParadise (Flume Remix) - Hermitude 

The Hermitude Duo made a great find early on in their career when they worked with Flume. The two of them told me about sending the song into Flume and having him send it back in a few weeks time.

It was arguably this song that set Flume off to become what he is today. The mixture of his signature sound on Hermitude's song made for an amazing jam.

1. Pompeii (Audien Remix) - Bastille 

*Hey ayy ooh ay ooh.* Bastille has one of the most unique voices in the alternative rock arena. They like to experiment a lot with different instruments and sound. Even in their usual works Bastille has an EDM-tinge to them. 

This cross-genre mix made its way through dance clubs and festivals all around. It's got that perfect mix of the original vocals based around some amazing synths.


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