I’m a big fan of the “remix.” I think it’s fantastic that a remix can give new life, a different vibe, and, of course, a fresh sound to an existing song old or new. With some songs the possibilities are endless, especially in this digital age where producers around the world put their own spin on a song and can be shared globally in a very short time. Of course, there is always the notion that a remix can destroy the essence of the song, but there are definitely instances where I prefer a remix of a song to the original! My journey into music started off with rock and has progressed into electronica, so it’s nice to come across remixes that bridge that gap.

In no particular order, here are that Top 10 Rock Remixes that I enjoy:

Wild Cherry – “Play That Funky Music (Frederik Olufsen Remix)”

Bass heavy and funked up- complete with a grooving, growling bass line.

Pilot – “Magic (Spook En De Klopgeesten Remix)”

One hit wonders come back to life with a bubbly, glitched out version that is well…magic, you know?

Led Zeppelin – “Stairway To Hip Hop Heaven (Gramatik Remix)”

Gramatik lays down a head nodding beat to this classic rock anthem.

The Disco Boys Feat. Toto – “Hold The Line”

Sometimes all you need to do is add a 4/4 beat and dance floors here we come.

The Pixies – “Where Is My Mind (Bassnectar Remix)”

Bassnectar lets the original breath before building up to a huge bass. Listen here.

The Killers – “Human (Ferry Corsten Radio Remix)”

Put your hands up in the air to this euphoric remix.

White Zombie – “Thunder Kiss 65 (JDevil Number of the Beast Remix)”

Dirty and driving, this version definitely has a bit more swagger.

Steve Miller Band – “Fly Like An Eagle (Psymbionic Remix)”

Bump those subwoofers, get groovy and let loose.

The Lovin’ Spoonful – “Summer In The City (Team Banzai Remix)”

Mid-intensity electro remix with a steady beat – can’t help but move along.

Radiohead – “Creep (LoBounce Remix)”

LoBounce takes this song to the next level, turning it into a bass/dubstep beast.

Some of these remixes would work well in core programs like Kinetic and Strobe, as well as any custom programs that may include fresh, bass-tinged tunes – especially those who appreciate a good throwback!

– Submitted by Jesse Nathason, Music Design