The Top 20 Remixes of 2016, as provided by DJ Mag.
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Låpsley – ‘Operator (DJ Koze’s Extended Disco Version)’
The Pampa remix master turned the cutesy disco-pop of Låpsley into a stomping dancefloor epic earlier this year, and in turn our summer’s were all the better off for it. Heard on any glitter-clad soundsystem worth its salt during the festival season, it’s secured the coveted title of Remix Of The Year from DJ Mag HQ. Killer!
Isaac Tichauer – ‘Higher Level (Bicep Remix)’
Bicep’s trademarked 125bpm breakbeat returned when they reinvented Isaac Tichauer’s ‘Higher Level’ earlier this year. Turning the original into an ecstatic concoction of spiralling lunar-squeee synths and alien planet frequencies, it’s been the landmark of many-a-decent house set.
Todd Terje – ‘Snooze 4 Love (Dixon Remix)’
Despite this tune’s slightly misleading title, there’s nothing sleepy about this cut. The Terje original was already brilliant, with the Norwegian’s musicianship only further amplified by Dixon’s re-rub. Loopy, hypnotic, gorgeous.
Lee Walker – ‘Freak Like Me (DJ Deeon vs Lee Walker Remix)’
Another twist to the ‘Freak Like Me’ story, Lee Walker here jumping in the studio with Chicago ghetto house DJ/producer Deeon to add more of an urban flava to the popular house cut.
Christopher Cross – ‘Ride Like The Wind (Joey Negro Extended Disco Mix)’
The genius Joey Negro takes this fairly naff 1979 MOR cut and turns it into disco dynamite. Foregrounding the strings and making them epic, he crafts the previously nondescript Pearl & Dean “Pa-pa-pas” into a thing — extending and bending. A guaranteed floor-filler.
Full Top 20 Remixes 2016 listed here: https://djmag.com/music/top-20-remixes-2016