2018 Wrap-Up: Top 100 Remixes of 2018

2018 Wrap-Up: Top 100 Remixes of 2018

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It may seem like a fool’s errand to countdown the top remixes of the year. The potential number of remixes to listen to in a given year is nearly infinite and there is not a chance that I’ve listened to them all. However, it is fun cataloging the reworkings I listened to most annually and usually leads to me finding a slew of great productions I missed earlier in the year. Below is a rundown of the top 5 and a Spotify link to stream most of the top 100. Enjoy and Happy New Year!

1.Halsey-Alone feat. Stefflon Don (Calvin Harris Remix)

Considering Halsey’s Hopeless Fountain Kingdom album came out in mid-2017, I did not expect a major remix to drop in April 2018. Arguably the most popular dance music producer alive cranked the big room synth, sped up the tempo, and flipped Halsey’s hit into a dancefloor jam. Halsey’s airy vocals still hover around the top remix of 2018 (according to my ears), but the remix also got an added boost with a feature from London rapper Stefflon Don who serves as minister of energy on the buoyant track.

2.SG Lewis-Coming Up (Alex Virgo Remix)

SG Lewis seemed to be very “remix-able” throughout 2018 with his excellent cut “Aura” also making this list. Alex Virgo’s uptempo take on “Coming Up” rose to the top of my list though with its reworked spectral synth and drums. The chorus is easily relatable with the phrase “like when you started dancing like nobody was watching” that floats throughout the remix and likely your brain after one listen.

3.&4.Janelle Monae-Make Me Feel (EDX Dubai Skyline & DJ Strobe Ultimix)

Okay, I may have cheated here a bit. My love for Janelle Monae’s “Make Me Feel” has been well documented, but Dirty Computer also inspired a slew of quality remixes (see the list below which includes 4 total). EDX and DJ Strobe’s individual remixes of “Make Me Feel” were so head-nod inducing that my favorite of the 2 changed daily. Both remixes were frequently part of workout playlists of my own and my gym’s (Hat tip to The Fit Park) for good reason. Choose your own adventure with either remix and you won’t be disappointed.

5.The Knocks-Goodbyes (Dannic Remix)

The original version of “Goodbyes” already had energy to spare between The Knocks’ production and Method Man’s smile-inducing feature. Dannic kicked up the synth and firepower to about a 15 though on the remix. I don’t see this remix leaving my workout playlists until 2020.

JayeL Audio’s Top Remixes of 2018 – STREAM (Spotify)

1.Halsey-Alone feat. Stefflon Don (Calvin Harris Remix)
2.SG Lewis-Coming Up (Alex Virgo Remix)
3.Janelle Monae-Make Me Feel (EDX Dubai Skyline Remix)
4.Janelle Monae-Make Me Feel (Ultimix By DJ Strobe)
5.The Knocks-Goodbyes (feat. Method Man) (Dannic Remix)
6.Clairo-Pretty Girl (Whethan Bootleg)
7.The Chainsmokers-Side Effects feat. Emily Warren (The Magician Remix)
8.Friendly Fires-Love Like Waves (Alex Metric Remix)
9.Lily Allen-Lost My Mind (Michael Calfan Respect Remix)
10.Gorillaz-Humility (DJ Koze Remix)
11.Zhu X Tame Impala-My Life (Kyle Watson Remix)
12.Angelo Ferreri vs. The Knocks – Talking At The House Party (Its The Kue Bootleg)
13.Ella Mai-Boo’d Up feat. DJ Mustard (Mr. Collipark Remix)
14.Janelle Monae-Pynk (feat. Grimes) (King Arthur Remix)
15.Robyn-Missing U (Weiss Remix Edit)
16.Silk City-Electricity feat. Dua Lipa (MK Remix)
17.Rhye-Song For You (Mansionair Remix)
18.Bruno Mars-Finesse (CANCREJO Mix)
19.The Internet-Roll (Burbank Funk) [KAYTRANADA Remix]
20.The Avalanches-Because I’m Me (Bondax Remix)
21.LCD Soundsystem-i used to (dixon retouch)
22.Nightmares On Wax-Deep Shadows (DJ E.A.S.E Club Mix)
23.Olly Murs-Moves feat. Snoop Dogg (Wideboys Remix)
24.SG Lewis-Aura (Mele? Remix) [feat. J Warner]
25.Michael Calfan-On You (TCTS Remix)
26.David Guetta & Sia-Flames (Two Can Remix)
27.Khruangbin-Evan Finds the Third Room [Wissai Dance Edit]
28.Beck-Colors (Picard Brothers Remix)
29.Maroon 5-Wait (Chromeo Remix)
30.Kygo & Miguel-Remind Me To Forget (Syn Cole Remix)
31.Kylie Minogue-Stop Me from Falling (Joe Stone Remix)
32.Kacey Musgraves-High Horse (Kue Remix)
33.KOWL & Anjulie-Just Words (Lifelike Remix)
34.The Magician-Las Vegas feat. Ebenezer (Vladimir Cauchemar Remix)
35.Duke Dumont-Inhale (TCTS Remix)
36.Louis La Roche & Mylo-Lovers (Treasure Fingers Remix)
37.Robosonic, Ferreck Dawn-In Arms (A-Trak Remix)
38.Michael Calfan-Its Wrong (The Magician remix)
39.Moon Boots-Keep The Faith ft. Nic Hanson (Lifelike Remix)
40.Janelle Monae-I Like That (Fabich Remix)
41.Calvin Harris-One Kiss feat. Dua Lipa (Jauz Remix)
42.Krystal Klear-Neutron Dance (Gerd Janson Birkenstock Remix)
43.Sylvan Esso-Radio (Cut Copy Remix)
44.The Knocks-Ride Or Die (feat. Foster The People) (Big Gigantic Remix)
45.Spada-With You (feat. fiction.) [Roisto Remix]
46.Moon Rocket-Situationship ft. Bel Ami (DAN.K Remix)
47.Foster The People-Sit Next To You (Stereotypes Remix)
48.Louis the Child-Better Not (feat. Wafia) [Justin Jay Remix]
49.David Guetta & Anne-Marie Don’t Leave Me Alone (EDX’s Indian Summer Remix)
50.Marshmello-FRIENDS (R3hab Remix)
51.David Guetta, Afrojack, Charli Xcx, French Montana-Dirty Sexy Money (feat. Charli XCX & French Montana) (Joe Stone Remix)
52.Louisa Johnson-YES feat. 2 Chainz (Steady130 Remix)
53.Cardi B-I Like It feat. Bad Bunny & J Balvin (MDB Remix)
54.Pat Lok-Stay Together (Fabich Remix)
55.Childish Gambino-Summertime Magic (Zikomo Remix)
56.Migos-Stir Fry (Mr. Collipark Remix) (Dirty) (Extended)
57.Drake-In My Feelings (Mr. Collipark Remix) (Clean Extended)
58.Ebo Taylor-Mumudey Mumudey (Natureboy Flako Remix)
59.Paul Simon-Graceland (MK & KC Lights Remix)
60.Billy Ocean-Dance With Me (Yacine & Zimmer Edit)
61.Kali Uchis-After The Storm (Kartell Edit)
62.DJ Snake-A Different Way (DEVAULT Remix)
63.JR JR-Control (Secretly Sorry) – Holy Ghost Remix
64.Vance Joy-Lay It On Me (Portugal. The Man Remix)
65.ODESZA-It’s Only (feat. Zyra) [ODESZA VIP Remix]
66.Marlon Percy-The Pain I Feel feat. Loframes (Vegas Gold Remix)
67.The Knocks-Ride Or Die (feat. Foster The People) (Purple Disco Machine Remix)
68.Usai-Get Enough (Michael Prado Remix)
69.Funkerman & Jack York-Lifted Feat. Berry James & Lovetho (Roisto Remix)
70.Me & My Toothbrush-A Kid With a Dream (Fort Arkansas Remix)
71.Weiss-Feel My Needs (Purple Disco Machine Extended Mix)
72.Calvin Harris-Promises feat. Sam Smith (Mousse T.’s Extended Disco Shizzle Remix)
73.Chromeo-Must’ve Been (feat. DRAM) (Mercer Remix)
74.Sylvan Esso-PARAD(wme) (Rostam Remix)
75.Chromeo-Don’t Sleep (Feat. French Montana & Stefflon Don) [EDX’s Miami Sunset Remix]
76.Bob Moses-Back Down (Hayden James Remix (Edit))
77.CHVRCHES-Get Out (Roosevelt Remix)
78.The Aston Shuffle-Alpha Love feat. Alex Mills (Prov Remix)
79.Karma Fields-Colorblind ft. Tove Lo (Motez Remix)
80.Maggie Rogers-Give A Little (Mokita & GOLDHOUSE Remix)
81.Will Eastman-Tell Me feat. Patrick Baker (Eau Claire Remix)
82.Carly Rae Jepsen-Party For One (More Giraffes Remix)
83.Lemaitre-Rocket Girl (RAC Mix) [feat. Betty Who]
84.The Knocks-Shades (Viceroy Remix)
85.Vance Joy-Saturday Sun (Ryan Riback Remix)
86.Moullinex-Painting By Numbers (Art Of Tones Remix)
87.Franc Moody-Dance Moves (Bondax Remix )
88.Poolside-Feel Alright (Yuksek Remix)
89.Synapson-Hide Away (feat. Holly) [Fred Falke Remix]
90.Robert Burian-You Got Me (Me & My Toothbrush Remix Edit)
91.Sneaky Sound System-Can’t Help the Way That I Feel (David Penn Remix)
92.Goody Goody-It Looks Like Love (KOWL Remix)
93.Malu Cachu-Shackled (Kevin McKay Remix)
94.POOLCLVB-Freefall (Feat. Doolie) [ZDS Remix]
95.N.E.R.D.-Lemon feat. Rihanna (Kaelin Ellis Dance Remix)
96.Talk Time-Year of Self (EOTY Remix)
97.Moon Taxi-Two High (Sofi Tukker Remix)
98.Interpol-The Rover (DJDS Remix)
99.Lil Pump-Gucci Gang (Flamingosis Remix)
100.Anemone-Party Theme (Bout De Toi Remix)

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