With the emergence of the successful music platform that is Soundcloud, musicians and DJ’s, may they be professional or newbies, have the opportunity to upload each day their own personal take on disco classics, commercial hits, hip-hop bangers and many more styles. Unlike commercial remixes (like David Guetta’s insulting version of the beautiful “Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)” by Nancy Sinatra), many of these sounds actually have a personality and give a new (and good) definition of the original piece. If you are a Soundcloud digger just like I am, you must have discovered multiple gems that defined a part of your year. This list gathers the most refreshing, addictive and original remixes of 2014. Most of these sounds are downloadable for free, so get your music libraries ready!
Headphones or good speakers are, of course, recommended for this listening session.
Freddie Gibbs & Madlib – Shame (Badbadnotgood Remix)
Amy Winehouse – Stronger Than Me (Lobo Bootleg Remix)
Bob Marley – Jammin’ (Kungs Remix)
Gregory Porter – Liquid Spirit (20syl Remix)
Brigitte Bardot – La Madrague (Antis Remix)
The Alexanders ft. Anna Lunoe – Don’t Miss (Jean Tonique Remix)
MNEK – Wrote A Song About You (Kaytranada Edition)
Rebecca & Fiona – Letters (HNNY Remix)
alt-J – Left Hand Free (Lido Remix)
Vic Mensa – Feel That (Swish Remix)
The Jackson 5 – I Want You Back (Shaparder & LRX Remix)
Freddie Gibbs & Madlib – Knicks Remix ft. Action Bronson, Joey Bada$$, Ransom
Lido – Money (Para One Remix)
Phoenix – Bankrupt! (Gesaffelstein Remix)
Pharrell Williams – Happy (Woodkid Sad Remix)
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