With the emergence and booming success of the likes of RAC and Starslinger, Indie remixes are becoming increasingly popular on the music scene. These most likely aren’t the kind of remixes you’ll hear at a party or at a rave. Typically, they’re the instances of a musician or a band adding their own colors and flair to another artist’s work. They usually don’t meddle with the song to the point where it’s something completely different. RAC for instance, has a knack for taking an already original and hooky track and embellishing it without disemboweling it. A lot of times I think these reworked songs are better than the original. Plus it’s always cool to see how one artist envisions another’s song.
From the recesses of my iTunes I bring you another compilation of these remixes. Some of the following are rather old, others are more recent. Some are obvious remixes, others could be mistaken for an original if you weren’t already familiar with the song. What they have in common though is undeniable catchiness. Enjoy yo’self.
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1. 1996 (Lenno Remix) by The Wombats
2. Wait and See (Flight Facilities Remix) by Holy Ghost!
3. Take Me Over (Flight Facilities Remix) by Cut Copy
4. Going Nowhere (Digitalism Remix) by Cut Copy
5. Too Dramatic (The Morning Benders Remix) by Ra Ra Riot
6. Antillas (Architecture In Helsinki Remix) by El Guincho
7. Life On The Nickel (Mansions On The Moon Remix) by Foster the People
8. You’re A Animal (Fishing Remix) by Jonathan Boulet
9. Ready For The World (Star Slinger Remix) by How To Dress Well
10. I Follow Rivers (the Oos & Ahhs Remix) by Lykke Li
11. Everything To Me (Adventure Club Dubstep Remix) by Lips
12. Something Good Can Work (RAC Remix) by Two Door Cinema Club