2017 Wrap-Up: Top 100 Remixes of 2017

2017 Wrap-Up: Top 100 Remixes of 2017

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2017 would not be complete without a recap of the best remixes of the year (at least for my ears). Remixes seemed to be everywhere this year as Spotify’s grip on the streaming music game expanding and reworkings being more important to new music promotion. New interpretations of some of pop’s biggest acts weren’t much of a surprise (see Bruno Mars, Katy Perry, Ed Sheeran, Shawn Mendes), but indie remixes seemed to be more prevalent (see Local Natives, Minke, Portugal. the Man, Maggie Rogers). Ed Sheeran even landed 2 spots with “Shape of You” remixes because I was equally addicted to both the Major Lazer and NOTD versions. Whether there were more actual remixes or not, they did feel like they were more accessible than ever (a good thing), which is another reason my list expanded to 100 tracks this year (though Spotify did not have the entire 100). Below are profiles of the top 5:

1. M83-Go! feat. Mai Lan (KC Lights Remix)
“Go!” landed at #51 of my top tracks in 2016, but there was not a remix I adored more than the KC Lights edition of the addictive M83 track in 2017. KC Lights’ remix graced my ears in early 2017 and was easily my most played throughout the year. The countdown featuring Mai Lan seemed ready for some crafty producer to amplify the energy and KC Lights pushed the tempo and synth to new levels.

2. The xx-On Hold (Jamie xx Remix)
I enjoyed the xx’s 3rd album I See You so much that it seemed impossible that I could love a remix more than the original material. Of course, when the producer whom cooked up the original track and is most familiar with the source material, there is a good shot a remix can end up better than the original. Over 6 minutes Jamie xx ratches up the dizzing synth, playfully weaves Oliver’s vocals, and manages to make the Hall & Oates sample an instrument of its own.

3. Michael Mayer & Joe Goddard-For You (DJ Koze Mbira Mix)
DJ Koze lands at #3 for the second year in a row thanks to his take on 2016’s “For You”. Koze employs a flurry of percussion and expertly utilizes Joe Goddard’s memorable vocals for a remix that is blissfully repeat-ready. The tempo is urgent and reaches nearly euphoric heights paired with Goddard’s pleading lyrics.

4. Minke-Gold Angel (Zach Nicita Remix)
“Gold Angel” initially grabbed my ear thanks to Minke’s angelic vocals and addictive melody. That framework only furthered my adoration of the track with Zach Nicita’s slinky remix that is one of the most sneaky danceable songs (remix or not) of 2017.

5. Bruno Mars-24K Magic (R3hab Remix)

R3hab had a huge year for remixes and became a go-to producer on more pop remix EP’s that I can count, but “24K Magic” was my favorite. Number 1 hits, particularly one of Bruno Mars’ biggest seem like a tough task, but R3hab was sure to keep Bruno’s vocals at the forefront while toying with the pace and adding more West Coast-inspired synth.

As a new bonus this year, I cooked up a continuous DJ mix featuring the majority of the songs in one nearly 2 hour set. If that is your thing, DOWNLOAD (.zip) or STREAM (Mixcloud) at the corresponding links.

JayeL Audio’s Top Remixes of 2017 Mixtape – STREAM (Spotify)
1. M83-Go! feat. Mai Lan (KC Lights Remix)
2. The xx-On Hold (Jamie xx Remix)
3. Michael Mayer & Joe Goddard-For You (DJ Koze Mbira Mix)
4. Minke-Gold Angel (Zach Nicita Remix)
5. Bruno Mars-24K Magic (R3hab Remix)
6. Maggie Rogers-Alaska (Sofi Tukker Remix)
7. Katy Perry-Bon Appe?tit (3LAU Remix) [feat. Migos]
8. Phebe Starr-Feel My Love (Manatee Commune Remix)
9. Chance The Rapper-ALL NIGHT FEAT. KNOX FORTUNE (KAYTRANADA EXTENDED JOINT)
10. SZA – The Weekend (Zikomo Remix)
11.BINK -Do You (Joe Kold Remix)
12. Gorillaz-Ascension feat. Vince Staples (Nic Fanciulli Remix)
13. Joe Goddard-Ordinary Madness (RAC Mix)
14. Steve Monite-Only You (Frankie Francis Disco Jam Edit)
15. Benny Camaro-Hold Me Down (Nicola Fasano Remix)
16. Lil Uzi Vert-XO TOUR Llif3 (DJ MUSTARD REMIX)
17. Future-Mask Off (Marshmello Remix)
18. Niall Horan-Slow Hands (Basic Tape Remix)
19. WALE-My Love feat. Major Lazer, Dua Lipa (Major Lazer VIP Remix)
20. Post Malone-Congratulations ft. Quavo (Dzeko Remix)
21. Justine Skye-U Dont Know (Salva Remix)
22. RAC-I Still Wanna Know ft. Rivers Cuomo (Goldroom Remix)
23. Tove Lo-Disco Tits (Lenno Remix)
24. LCAW-Man In The Moon (KDA Remix)
25. ROMES-In The Wild (Rey Pila Remix)
26. PNAU-Chameleon (L D R U Remix)
27. Ed Sheeran-Shape of You (Major Lazer Remix ft. Kranium & Nyla)
28. Ed Sheeran-Shape Of You (NOTD Remix)
29. Gorillaz-Andromeda (Purple Disco Machine)
30. The Knocks & Captain Cuts-House Party (Oliver Disco Mixx)
31. Miley Cyrus-Malibu (Tie?sto_Remix)
32. Rihanna-Desperado (3LAU Remix)
33. Chromeo-Juice (Chris Lake Remix)
34. Local Natives-Dark Days (Sofi Tukker Remix)
35. Joe Goddard-Home (Crooked Man Remix 1)
36. Dua Lipa-New Rules (Initial Talk Remix)
37. AlunaGeorge-Not Above Love (DEVAULT Remix)
38. Soul II Soul-Back To Life (Zikomo Remix)
39. Captain Cuts-Love Like We Used To (Young Bombs Remix)
40. Billie Eilish-Six Feet Under (BLU J Remix)
41. The Chainsmokers-Paris (LOUDPVCK Remix)
42. Clean Bandit-Rockabye feat. Sean Paul & Anne-Marie (Ryan Riback Remix)
43. Major Lazer-Run Up (feat. PARTYNEXTDOOR & Nicki Minaj) [Big Fish Remix]
44. Zedd-Stay feat. Alessia Cera (Jonas Blue Remix)
45. French Montana-Unforgettable ft Swae Lee (Tie?sto_Dzekos_AFTR_HRS_Remix)
46. Noah Cyrus-Make Me (Cry) ft. Labrinth (Marshmello Remix)
47. The xx-A Violent Noise (Four Tet Remix)
48. Starley-Touch Me (Kideko Remix)
49. Bakermat-Dont Want You Back feat. Kiesza (Fred V & Grafix Remix)
50. Mr Sanka-Gallon (The Knocks Remix)
51. Motez-The Future feat. Antony & Cleopatra (KC Lights Remix)
52. The Knocks-TROUBLE (feat. Absofacto) (Treasure Fingers Party Mix)
53. Drake-Passion Fruit (Junior Sanchez Passionate Remix)
54. RAC-This Song feat. Rostam (Gramercy Remix)
55. Childish Gambino-Redbone (DJ MUSTARD REMIX)
56. Matoma-Girl At Coachella feat. MAGIC & D.R.A.M.(Bad Royale Remix)
57. M0-Final Song (Jauz X Diplo Remix)
58. Pretty Sister-West Coast (Lenno Remix)
59. Weezer-Happy Hour (Lefti Remix)
60. Coleman Hell-Devotion (SMLE Remix)
61. Flume-Like Water feat. MNDR (Jacquer Greene Remix)
62. Peking Duk-Stranger feat. Ellipant (Y2K Remix)
63. Ruby Haunt-Freeway Crush (Nutrition Remix)
64. SAINT WKND-Golden feat. Hoodlem (TCTS Remix)
65. Katy Perry-Chained To The Rhythm (Oliver Heldens Remix)
66. CID-Secrets ft. Conrad Sewell (Kaskade Remix)
67. Vice-Steady 1234 (Justice Skolnik Remix)
68. Xylo-Get Closer (Joe Mason Remix)
69. Flume-Numb & Getting Colder (feat. Kucka) [Baauer Remix]
70. Fleetwood Mac-Dreams (Funk LeBlanc Remix)
71. Lizzy Land-Sweet Melodies (Schier Remix)
72. HAIM-Little of Your Love (BloodPop Remix)
73. LCAW-Desires feat. WhoMadeWho (RAC Remix)
74. Isaiah-Its Gotta Be You (Tungevaag_Raaban_Remix)
75. A-Trak-Believe feat. Quavo & Lil Yachty (Ninetoes Remix)
76. Jessie Ware-Alone (R3hab Remix)
77. Galantis-Too Good At Goodbyes (Galantis Remix)
78. Whilk & Misky-My Love (Whilk Re-Work)
79. Shawn Mendes-There’s Nothing Holding Me Back (NOTD Remix)
80. 50 Cent-Disco Inferno (Viceroy Jet Life Remix)
81. Frank Ocean-Solo (Louis Futon Remix)
82. DJ Khaled-Wild Thoughts feat. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller (Medasin Remix)
83. Katy Perry-Swish Swish feat. Nicki Minaj (Blonde Remix)
84. AlunaGeorge-Turn Up The Love (Fono Remix)
85. The Magician & Julian Perreta-Tied Up (Kideko Bootleg)
86. Peking Duk-Fake Magic feat. AlunaGeorge (Gigamesh Remix)
87. Patrick Alavi-Come 2 Me (BeatLoaf Remix)
88. NoMBe-Wait (James Carter Remix)
89. The Chainsmokers-The One (LA Riots Remix) Radio Edit
90. Marian Hill-Down (Franky Rizardo Remix)
91. VHS Collection-Fire (Viceroy Remix)
92. David Guetta-2 U feat. Justin Bieber (FRNDS Remix)
93. Childish Gambino-Telegraph Ave. (Louis Futon & Louis The Child Flip)
94. Portugal. The Man-Feel It Still (ZHU Remix)
95. Sylvan Esso-Radio (Demo Taped Remix)
96. MisterWives-Coloring Outside The Lines (RAC Mix)
97. Moon Taxi-Two High (Ashworth Remix)
98. Latrelle-House Party (KAYTRANADA EDIT)
99. Bruno Mars-Versace On The Floor (David Guetta Remix)
100. RAC-Unusual (Feat. MNDR) [Manatee Commune Remix]

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