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:  Here are his picks from the year that was.




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


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2) MGMT – Kids (Soulwax Remix)


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


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


Justice drops it in their sets so it must be good


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


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


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5)    Sigur Ros – Saeglópur (Crash Overdrive Remix)


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


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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.


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


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


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


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


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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.


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10) Sia – Buttons (CSS Remix)


I dare you to keep from singing along


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