Written by David Esquivel • Photography by Colleen Callahan, Live Nation • December 19, 2016
Who doesn’t love a good remix? Originals are great and all but a remix can truly transform a song from average to a chart-topping hit--just look at what Seeb did for Mike Posner’s “I Took A Pill in Ibiza”!
We’ve gathered our favorite remixes of 2016 so you can play out the year with a bang! Enjoy.
Tinashe – "Player" (Jai Wolf Remix)
Emerging producer/DJ/artist Jai Wolf flips Tinashe’s “Player” into a complete vibe-fest, it’s nothing short of amazing.
Ry X – "Only" (Kaskade x Lipless Remix)
The Him take you on a journey with their remix for this super-collaboration, one listen to the drop and you’ll feel all of the feels.
Rihanna Ft. Drake – "Work" (Anders Young Remix)
Swedish producer Anders Young turns Rihanna and Drake’s bonafide hit into a feel-good D&B pop banger, this is what you call a reinvention!
Ellie Goulding – "Still Falling For You" (Laibert Remix)
This bootleg mix was so good the label signed it and gave it an official release. Laibert’s take on the Goulding hit delivers gorgeous house vibes for an irresistibly good time.
Flume Ft. Tove Lo – "Say It" (Illenium Remix)
Flume isn’t the kind of artist who needs a remix but Illenium’s take on the Tove Lo-assisted “Say It” is absolutely stunning in every sense of the word.
Lana Del Rey – "Summertime Sadness" (Tobimorrow Remix)
Keljet delivers nu-disco energy to this indie-pop bop. We promise you won’t be able to NOT dance along when this plays.
BORNS – "American Money" (AWAY Remix)
This brooding remix of BORNS “American Money” is a future-bass masterpiece, certain to please the hipsters and the pop fans alike.
Jack Garratt – "Surprise Yourself" (Gryffin X Manila Killa Remix)
Jack Garrat’s “Surprise Yourself” receives an uplifting future-POP remix from Gryffin and Manila Killa, transforming the chill-folk original into an absolute dance floor anthem!
Katy Perry – "California Girls" (Hellberg Remix)
Swedish producer Hellberg takes the classic 2010 Katy Perry hit and updates it for a 2016 party playlist, this is one wild flip that we’ve had on repeat since its release.