DJ Olmec’s Top 10 Remixes of 2008

DJ Olmec (a.k.a. Nick I.) is VKR’s RPM director and does a wicked show called “The Hidden Temple”.  Check out his blog for playlists, mixes and musings: http://djolmec.blogspot.com/.  Here are his picks from the year that was.

 

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1) Mariah Carey – I’ll Be Lovin’ U Long Time (Designer Drugs Remix)
Everything about this is perfect.

 

Get it here: http://soquitcherbitchen.blogspot.com/2008/11/ultimate-designer-drugs-post.html

 

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2) MGMT – Kids (Soulwax Remix)

 

Highly anticipated, Soulwax came through big with the heaviest “Kids” mix out there.

 

Get it here: http://batteryinyourleg.com/blog/2008/12/31/top-remixes-of-2008/

 

3) Chemical Brothers – Hey Boy, Hey Girl (Soulwax Remix)

 

Justice drops it in their sets so it must be good

 

Get it here: http://soquitcherbitchen.blogspot.com/2009/01/so-thats-what-ive-been-missing.html

 

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4) Hercules & Love Affair – Blind (Frankie Knuckles Vocal)

 

Vocal house gone wild in this classy big-room beat trip

 

Get it here: http://prettymuchamazing.com/mp3/pretty-much-amazings-best-remixes-of-2008/

 

5)    Sigur Ros – Saeglópur (Crash Overdrive Remix)

 

How to improve on one of Sigur’s most epic tracks?  Sidechain, sidechain, sidechain.

 

Get it here: http://www.sundtrak.com/2008/08/tokyo-fantasy.html

 

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6) Justice – Waters of Nazareth (Erol Alkan’s Durrr Durrr Durrrrrr Re-Edit)

 

Erol proves he’s not just for candy-flipping Brit ravers.

 

Get it here: http://julioenriquez.blogspot.com/2008/12/justice-cross-universe-even-though.html

 

7) Kanye West – Love Lockdown (Chew Fu Small Room Fix)

 

Chew Fu hits the balance between growly bass and glowy treble.

 

Get it here: http://palmsout.blogspot.com/2008/09/love-lockdown-remixes.html

 

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8) Lil’ Wayne – A Milli (Flying Lotus Remix)

 

Sheets of crackle-pop-grit coat this Madlib-esque grinder

 

Get it here: http://prettymuchamazing.com/mp3/pretty-much-amazings-best-remixes-of-2008/

 

9)    Leona Lewis – Every Bleeding Breath (Divide & Kreate Mash)

 

Ask my hall-mates how often they hear this one being belted out from the shower.  Incredible melody here.

 

Get it here: http://www.amfmpm.org/2008/07/also-no-more-inviting-divide-kreate.html

 

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10) Sia – Buttons (CSS Remix)

 

I dare you to keep from singing along

 

Get it here: http://www.chromemusic.de/music/sia-buttons-css-remix/

 

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