November 2, 2009
New Spins: Notorious + Miley, MJ, Chromeo, Shwayze & MORE
Only the best remixes, mashups and reimaginings of other tracks. Remixes are basically the hipster excuse to listen to pop music without having to fully admit to likely the underlying pop song.
Notorious B.I.G & Miley Cyrus - Party And Bullshit In the USA (Hathbanger Mash-up Remix) - This is the best mashup I have heard this side of Girl Talk and old-school Danger Mouse. It has been blowing up all over the blogsphere and for good reason. Miley Cyrus' "Party in the USA" is absolute pop candy and it serves as a perfect backdrop to Biggie's flow. A must on any party mix of the moment. LINK
Michael Jackson - Thriller (Discotech Remix) - Anytime you hear "Discotech" at the beginning of a remix you know you are in good hands. He has been the most consistent producer of party remixes as of late and this is no exception. Outside of adding some jamming synths in the beginning, it is pretty true to MJ. For the most part any remix of MJ should mainly just let him be MJ. LINK (You can peruse a bunch of other interesting Thriller remixes here as well)
Chromeo - Night By Night - This one is the original version and its on here because it is by far the best mix out there and these guys are DJ / producers so I think they deserve a shot to make the best mix of their own song. This song could be a lost track from Daft Punk's Discovery (in other words it is amazing). LINK
Shwayze - Get U Home (Alan Wilkis Remix) - Alan already put out my favorite Phoenix remix of the year (his spin on the great "1901"). His take on Shwayze is blowing up right now and is just an all-out banger. Great track...love the chorus - just epic. LINK
Ellie Goulding - Starry Eyed (Jakwob Remix) - It seems like a new electro-pop golden girl comes out of Britain every week (see: Little Boots, La Roux, etc. in my previous New Spins post: HERE) and they are all so damn good. Layered vocals, breakbeats...need I say more LINK