Remixes that transcend the original into something even better and entirely different…a few classics come to mind, but I’m sure there are loads out there, so let’s hear em…
A few classics to start the dance …
Telex - Raised By Snakes (Maurice Fulton Remix) - Maurice turns the electropop original into some mad tribal broken beat monster
Chaka Khan - Ain’t Nobody (Hallucinogenic Version) - Frankie stretches Chaka Khan to the limits!
LCD Soundsystem - All My Friends (Harvey’s Mix) - I love the original but this definitely takes it somewhere different…
Could’ve picked any one of the Guv’s remixes, but this early one is a particular favourite…turning James’ bland indie anthem into a dubbed out Balearic dancefloor moment
Another classic Maurice remix
Pretty much any of Patrick Cowley’s epic synth overdubbed disco ones, for example:
Beamed in from some alternate Pan-African dimension where Sun Ra rules the world and white European guys never discovered trance. (Disclaimer; I’m a white european guy)
Yes! That’s gotta up there as one Carl Craig’s best for sure
Me too, no surprise!
‘post must be 15 characters’ is a bug, sometimes i only have one word…
Osunlade, for me, is up there in terms of consistently lifting anything he touches
this… is a PROPER remix…
Nice, didn’t realise he’d done that
I haven’t heard every remix ever made (although I love a lot of the ones on this page), BUT I’m going to go out on a limb and call the Frankie Knuckles / Chaka Khan one as the greatest of all time
Chosen Brothers X Rhythm & Sound
The whole No Protection LP is amazing but I think is my favourite.
S/O to Justin Vandervolgen for the best record I never made
Mad Professor rules!
Speaking of which, and slightly off topic, although guess it’s a remix of a remix…heard this version of Mad Professor’s Bengali Dub of Sister Audrey that Sotofett has just done…hoping it sees the light of day. First track on this from the other week
Sotofett’s radio shows are amazing. Top notch music (of course) and he’s a really entertaining host.
Totally with you, even though you didn’t mention which… I’ll go… ‘The Pressure’?
this… took a tune that had been well and truly “rinsed” to a whole other place, thus meeting the “transcend the original” brief
Carl Craig already well represented but I think his best remix is the one he did for Incognito - Out of the Storm.
I actually meant ‘Ain’t Nobody’!