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2016 Wrap-Up: Top Remixes of 2016 MIXTAPE

2016 brought on a lot of changes in remix-land that were not necessarily great, depending on your stake in the game. Soundcloud Go’s launch meant labels, acts, and producers could finally monetize the millions of listens on the service. However, that meant a massive amount of producers had their accounts disabled for copyright reasons, mash-ups went nearly extinct, and even hampered Hype Machine’s ability to have the freshest new music on the planet. My own remix listening experience was particularly hampered with 30 second previews (instead of full tracks) proliferating Hype Machine and the need for a Soundcloud premium account to utilize Hype on Sonos.

That being said, new avenues opened up for artists to build their name from remixes. Aside from Soundcloud Go, labels realized the importance of remixes and Spotify started showcasing more reworkings and allowing DJ mixes. Acts that initially rose to fame from remixes, like Gryffin, Kaytranada, Justin Jay, and The Hood Internet, transitioned into creating quality originals that brought their sounds to new audiences. Remixes will remain to be a path for new producers to garner attention and hopefully labels, artists and music services will work to find away to balance copyright issues with fan demand.

Just like my top tracks list, I had to expand my favorite remixes list to 70. These tracks soundtracked every part of my year, from Costa Rica and Seattle, to Scotland and Portgual, and primarily backyard parties in Ferndale + beach weekends in Caseville. No surprise, but Kaytranada’s huge year with originals album 99.9% also included quality remixes. The Montreal producer’s excellent takes on Rihanna’s “Kiss It Better” and Solange’s “Cranes In The Sky” were in heavy rotation, but Kay’s reinterpretation of a Janet Jackson track was once again my most played of the year. The Kaytranada flip of “Alright” balanced nostalgic energy with infectious tempo and a sample of Burnier E Cartier’s “Mirandolina”. Aside from numerous weekend listens, the track also ended up as my morning alarm clock for the majority of the year. Read more about the top twenty remixes in these posts and stream the full mix below.

JayeL Audio’s Top Remixes of 2016 – #1-35 from jayelaudio on 8tracks Radio.

JayeL Audio’s Top Remixes of 2016: #1-35 – STREAM (8tracks, Soundcloud)
01-Janet Jackson-Alright (Kaytranda Remix)
02-Starley-Call On Me (Ryan Riback Remix)
03-Lapsley-Operator (DJ Koze Extended Disco Edit)
04-Jack Garratt-Surprise Yourself (Gryffin x Manila Killa Remix)
05-The Chainsmokers-Closer ft Halsey (Viceroy Remix)
06-Rihanna-Work ft Drake (Lost Kings Remix)
07-Justin Beiber – Love Yourself (Vanic Remix)
08-Childish Gambino-Sober (Oliver Nelson Remix)
09-Maggie Rogers-Alaska (SAXITY Remix)
10-Alessia Cara x G-Eazy-Wild Things (Young Bombs Remix)
11-Justin Timberlake-Can’t Stop The Feeling (Loud Luxury Edit)
12-Jamie xx-Seasaw ft Romy (Seesaw Remix)
13-AlunaGeorge ft Popcaan-I’m in Control (The Magician Remix)
14-Rihanna – Kiss It Better (Kaytranada edition)
15-Era Istrefi-Bonbon (Marshmello Remix)
16-Henri Texier-Les La-Bas (Bonobo Remix)
17-Major Lazer-Cold Water ft Justin Bieber & M0 (Delirious & Alex K Remix)
18-CHVRCHES-Empty Threat (Big Wild Remix)
19-Jai Wolf-Drive ft The Chain Gang of 1974 (RAC Mix)
20-The Knocks-Love Me Like That ft Carly Rae Jepsen (55.5 VIP Mix)
21-Bob Moses – Tearing Me Up (A-Trak Remix)
22-Billy Kenny-Work Me (Justin Jay Remix)
23-Sofi Tukker-Awoo (Adam Aesalon & Murat Salman Remix)
24-AlunaGeorge-Mean What I Mean (Todd Edwards Remix)
25-Bastille-Good Grief (Don Diablo Remix)
26-Motez-Down Like This ft Tkay Maidza (Dom Dolla Remix)
27-Benny Benassi-Cinema Oui (Benzi x Skrillex x BryceM88 Edit)
28-Phoebe Ryan-Chronic (The Knocks High In Harajuku Remix)
29-Matoma-False Alarm (Justice Skolnik remix)
30-Sunset Sons-Remember (Tobtok Remix)
31-The Weeknd – Tell Your Friends (Just Kiddin Edit)
32-Alex Newell, Jess Glynne, DJ Cassidy-Kill The Lights (Audien Remix)
33-Flume-Never Be Like You ft Kai (Disclosure Remix)
34-Jocelyn Alice-Feels Right (Galloway Remix)
35-ZHU-Generationwhy (Louis Futon Remix)

JayeL Audio’s Top Remixes of 2016 – #36-70 from jayelaudio on 8tracks Radio.

JayeL Audio’s Top Remixes of 2016: #1-35 – STREAM (8tracks, Soundcloud)
36-Story Of The Running Wolf-Electric (Funk Leblanc Remix)
37-Polographia-Feel Alright (Viceroy Remix)
38-PNAU-Chameleon (Filterkat Remix)
39-Galantis-No Money (Two Friends Remix)
40-Troye Sivan x Alessia Cara-Wild (Young Bombs Remix)
41-Dj Zinc Ft Boy Matthews – This Time – Bingo Bass
42-Coleman Hell-Fireproof (Embody Remix)
43-Daft Punk-Digital Love (Gyrotron Short Remix)
44-Mura Masa-Lovesick Fuck ft A$AP Rocky (Four Tet Remix)
45-Solange-Cranes In The Sky (Kaytranada Edit)
46-Moi Je-Profite (Kazy Lambist Remix)
47-Lianne La Havas-Lost and Found (Matthew Herbert Remix)
48-CHRVCHES-Clearest Blue (Gryffin Remix)
49-Mr Sanka-Flight Mode (Jengie Beats Remix)
50-Coldplay-Hymn For The Weekend ft Beyonce (SeeB Remix)
51-Martin Garrix-In The Name Of Love ft Bebe Rexha (The Him Remix)
52-DJ Snake-Let Me Love You ft Justin Bieber (Don Diablo Remix)
53-Bingo Players-Cry (Just A Little) (A-Trak & Discotech Remix)
54-Tove Lo-Cool Girl (Two Friends Remix)
55-Infinite High (Bee’s Knees Remix)
56-Flume-Say It ft Tove Lo (Illenium Remix)
57-R3HAB & QUINTO-Freak (VIP Remix)
58-Gorgon City-Smile (The Magician Remix)
59-Flight Facilities-Sunshine ft Reggie Watts (Motez Remix)
60-RU?FU?S-You Were Right (Nora En Pure Remix)
61-Midnight Faces-Heavenly Bodies (Fred Falke Remix)
62-Kaskade & CID-Us (Ardalan Remix)
63-King Arthur-Right Now ft TRM (Sam Feldt Edit)
64-Marian Hill-One Time (Louis Futon Remix)
65-Miike Snow-Genghis Khan (Factuel Remix)
66-Autograf-Heartbeat (Solidisco Remix)
67-Klingande-Somewhere New (Tobtok Remix)
68-Betty Who-I Love You Always Forever (Pink Panda Remix)
69-Basic Tape-So Good (Hight Remix)
70-The Hood Internet-0 To 100 Things (Stranger Things x Drake)

By jayelaudio!/jayelaudio