2011 Remixed


In 2011, ‘indie’ music listeners were blessed with an overwhelming amount of deliciously catchy, user friendly songs that not only found their way onto our iPods and into our hearts, but also seemed to never leave our heads.  “Pumped Up Kicks” followed us around as if it were our very own shadow and “Go Outside” could be heard blasting out of every hipster coffee shop from NYC to SF.  In 2011 we may have overdosed on Bon Iver, Lana Del Ray and M83’s originals, but that doesn’t mean we still don’t have a place in our heart for these songs.  That’s why remixes are the answer to our musical dilemmas – a good remix not only lets us listen to our favorite tracks again, but they allow us to hear the song in a new and refreshing light….some of them more powerful than the original (Balam Acabs version of “Video Games”).  The list below are some of my favorite remixes of 2011.  I tried to keep them all songs released in 2011.  Most of them are available for a free download but if you can’t find them on Soundcloud, I know you can find them elsewhere.  Please share with me any of your favorite remixes in the comments below and I’ll be sure to add them to the list.  Enjoy. Oh and of course….Music Is Love.

Bon Iver – “Perth (Polish Ambassador Remix)”

 Gang Gang Dance – “Chinese High (gG Remix)”

James Vincent McMorrow – “We Don’t Eat (Adventure Club Remix)”

Lana Del Ray – Video Games (Balam Acab Remix)

The Big Pink feat. Danny Brown – “Stay Gold (Araabmusik Remix)”

Beastie Boys feat Santigold – “Don’t Play No Game I Can’t Win (KRADDY Remix)”

The Bee’s – Winter Rose (Nicolas Jaar Remix)

Daedelus Feat. Bilal – “Overwhelmed (Star Slinger Remix)”

Radiohead – “Bloom (Jamie XX Remix)”

When Saints Go Machine – “Kelly (Sholohmo Remix)”

John Legend feat. Kenton Dunston – “Rolling In The Deep (Kentron Dunston Remix)”

Big K.R.I.T. – “Moon & Stars (Clams Casino Remix)

Coldplay – “Paradise (lanborg Remix)”

Cults – “Go Outside (2 Bears Remix)”

Foster The People – “Pumped Up Kicks (RLYNK Remix)”

STS9 – Scheme (Polish Ambassador Remix)

Mr. Mothafuckin’ eXquire – “Huzzah (Remix feat. Danny Brown, Das Racist, Despot & El-P)

Tycho – “Hours (Teen Daze Remix)”

M83 – “Midnight City (Trentemoller Remix)”

Toro Y Moi – “Still Sound (Xinobi Remix)”

Justice – “On’n’On (Brodinski Remix)

Feist – “How Come You Never Go There (Beck Remix)

Yuck – “Rubber (Mogwai Remix)”

Givers – “Meantime (RAC Remix)”

Kanye West & M83 – “Midnight Life (White Panda Mash Up)”

James Blake – “Wilhelm Scream (Poindexter Remix)”

Death Cab For Cutie – “You Are A Tourist (2 Bears Remix)”

Holy Ghost! – “Hold My Breath (Cosmic Kids Remix)”

Gigamesh – “Red Light (Goldroom Remix)”

Amadou & Mariam – “Sabali (Miike Snow Remix)”

Washed Out – “New Theory (RAC Remix)”

Cut Copy – “Need You Now (Architecture & Helsinki Remix)”

Mayer Hawthorne – “A Long Time (Chromeo Remix)”

Peter Wolf Crier – “Settling It Off (Rap Remix)”

Florance & The Machine – “Shake It Out (The Weeknd Remix)”

Noah & The Whale – “Waiting For My Chance To Come (Bibio Remix)”

The Rapture – “How Deep Is Your Love (A-Trak Remix)”

Matt & Kim – “Block After Block (Teen Daze 80’s Teen Gang Movie Remix)”

The Drums – “Money (Chad Vally Remix)”

TV On The Radio – “Will Do (Mylo Remix)”

GROUPLOVE – “Colours (Captain Cuts Remix)”

Radiohead – “Little By Little (Caribou Remix)”

Alexander – “Truth (White Arrows Remix)”

Lykke Li – “Sadness Is A Blessing (Gold Panda Remix)”