Day one of TAjTs odyssey thru the music we danced to during 2009. And we are so exicted! During four days we will bring you our best remixes and best original tracks from the year that has passed. Picking out only ten tracks from such a great music year as 2009 proved to be more dificult than we thought. There were moments when we couldn’t decied and there were moments when memories, both good and bad, filled us up and wouldn’t let us move on. But here it is. The first out of four lists. The best remixes of 2009 according to me, Surikaten.
10. Uffie – Pop The Glock (Felix Da Housecats Pink Enemy Remix)
A late arrival on this list you can call it. Ed Banger queen Uffies track Pop The Glock was originally released in 2006 and has been heard on many dancefloors ever since. Actually I never really liked it, until now. Felix Da Housecat has turned this track into what I wanted it to be from the beginning. More house, less electro. And therefore it made it into my list.
9. Burns – First Move (Fred Falke Remix)
To not feature Fred Falke on this list would be a mistake. Some said that there has been to many remixes from Fred this year. Well, doesn’t matter really when he does things like this remix on Burns First Move. Fred Falke remains a brilliant remix artist.
8. Heads We Dance – Take My Picture (Justin Faust Remix)
German Justin Faust released his EP Revenge in February and showed that his house music in the border land between disco, house and synth is something for the big clubs. With this remix of happy pop song Take My Picture he caught my appriciation as remix artist. This is a track which will make indiepop kids and club kids dance togheter in harmony (or more likely in a more sinful way).
7. Yuksek – Tonight (Kris Menace Remix)
Yuksek-track Tonight is of course a really good song from the start so one might say that Kris Menace had an easy job. Or one can say that he added another dimension to a good song and made it great. If we were to single out one artist that has managed to be productive and still releasing quality stuff, that artist would be Kris Menace. With his 3CD (!) debut album Idiosyncrasies he got me totally hooked.
6. Munk – No Milk (Mercury Remix)
Munk is one of the artists recording with German nudisco label Gomma. No Milk is a rather slow disco track produced by Milk featuring vocalist Asia Argento. The Mercury remix makes this list because of the beautiful way the Swiss producer has turned this slow nice track into a more dance floor friendly house track.
5. Fever Ray – Seven (The Twelves Remix)
Swedish Fever Ray a k a Karin Dreijer (The Knife) released her debut album 18 March on Rabid Records. The album featured among many great tracks, this song called Seven. Seven months later the track was remixed by a lot of great producers and released as a single. Remixes from CSS and Crookers made it onto the release but this remix by Brazilian duo The Twelves didn’t. But that doesn’t really matter, this is a great track with a lovely funky guitar that tickles our dance nerv.
4. Chromeo – Night By Night (Siriusmo Remix)
Chromeo has ever since their release of Bonafied Lovin’ back in 2007 been two artists to rely on when it comes to funky electro. Coming year they are about to release new own material and we can’t really wait. So we weren’t exactly sorry when the sneek peak Night By Night was released. When a Chromeo track is released you can almost be sure there will be a lot of great remixes to follow. No disapointment there either. This remix by Siriusmo is just banging its way into fourth place. Put on those dancing shoes everybody!
This is a track to die for! Not only is the original track by Bag Raiders one of the most beatifully composed tracks of 2009, this Kris Menace remix makes it perfect. Australian duo Bag Raiders has amazed me since their release of Turbo Love in October 2008. With killing remixes on Cut Copys Far Away and Sneaky Sound Systems I Love It they’ve also gained a lot of succes as remix artists. This is definitely a duo that I hope to hear a lot from over the years to come. Regarding the remixer Kris Menace, well what is there to say, he is just great (and the only artist with two songs on this list). Also check out the Siriusmo remix of this song.
Calvin Harris makes it to second place on my best of remixes list with this remix on David Guetta track One Love. First of all he’s a fantastic producer. I mean just look at the people he worked with. His greatness as producer and remix artist, I think, he really shows of in this remix. When I heard One Love for the first time I thought it was kind of boring. This remix is NOT boring! It’s everything else but boring actually. I just simply love it!
We have reached the top of my list with the best remixes of 2009. This is it! A-Trak‘s done it. Again. Yeah Yeah Yeahs made a song that even I can’t help to like. This song went thru the magic mind of A-Trak and out came such a beatiful house track that I just can’t belive it. The song took a huge step from being a song I might’ve played a few times to becoming a song that I don’t stop listening to. I think that makes it a great remix. And therefore it makes the top of my list.
Upcoming ”What we danced to 2009″-lists:
29 december: Best of remixes – by hajen
30 december: Best of 2009 – by surikaten
31 december: Best of 2009 – by hajen