Over the past few weeks, we've released three massive remixes of classic tracks from Nic Fancuilli, Damian Lazarus and Chloé Caillet. To celebrate, we're running a takeover of our Best House & Club tracks with some of the greatest remixes of all time - chosen by you!
Many remixes simply accompany the originals, providing a different perspective to an already well established release. However, certain remixes stand alone as examples of excellence in the world of production. Read on for a deep dive into ten essential remixes for any house head in the know.
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A'Studio featuring Polina – 'S.O.S’ (Skylark Remix) [Nic Fanciulli Edit]
Originally released in the mid 2000s, Nic Fanciulli has come a long way since remixing 'SOS' under his Skylark alias. The international DJ, Grammy nominated producer and Saved Records boss is arguably one of the biggest names in electronic music, and he recently revisited the remix with a new edit for 2023 dancefloors. Maintaining the bouncy, rolling feel of the original and glistening vocal melody, this time with an amped up, chugging bassline and squelching synth-work, there's no doubt this reincarnation of 'SOS' is one of our top dancefloor anthems.
Nina Simone – ‘Sinnerman’ (Felix Da Housecat's Heavenly House Mix)
Widely regarded as an underrated electronic masterpiece, this heavenly remix of Nina Simone’s ‘Sinnerman’ is a perfect example of electroclash; fusing disparate elements from across multiple decades with 90s techno and EDM. Simone’s 1965 original is arguably the most famous version of the traditional African-American spiritual song, whose roots in music history go back to the turn of the century, but Felix Da Housecat’s loop based mix modernises the up-tempo classic, adding a haunting sense of insistence and immediacy.
Tensnake – ‘Coma Cat’ (Chloé Caillet Remix)
Parisian DJ and producer Chloé Caillet brought her busy French touch and disco-inspired sound to Tensnake’s iconic ‘Coma Cat’ earlier this year. The original dominated dancefloors following its 2010 release, but this energetic remix takes the instantly recognisable hook and ups the ante considerably - with playful electronic percussion, driving loops, and retro sound effects all contributing to the colourful explosion of sound. As a BBC Radio 1 Dance Future Star, and one of DJ Mag’s artists to watch for 2023, Chloé is all-set for a meteoric rise to success.
Sia - 'Little Man' (Exemen Works)
Before her ascent to worldwide stardom, Sia was a prolific soul vocalist who honed her distinct talent as part of the noughties group Zero 7. Having had success as a soloist too, her song ‘Little Man’ became a UK garage hit after Wookie (under his alias of Exemen) updated the track to keep up with the underground sound that pervaded contemporary nightclubs. Frequently appearing on top old-school garage lists, this is an example of a stellar remix that has built its own reputation, completely separated from the original.
Jamie Jones – ‘My Paradise’ (Damian Lazarus Re-Shape)
One of summer 2022’s Ibiza anthems, Jamie Jones’ ‘My Paradise’ was a standout record from Defected last year, and it wasn’t long before the Crosstown Rebels, Day Zero and Get Lost founder Damian Lazarus remixed the record, continuing its clubland ascent. Teased by Damian and Jamie at 2023’s Day Zero Tulum, a pilgrimage for house and techno fans across the globe, this otherworldly mix plays on the joyous disco feel of the original, while distorted synth lines and playful glitches offer a new edge to the club weapon.
Foals – 'Late Night' (Solomun Remix)
The third single, 'Late Night', from the Mercury nominated 2013 album Holy Fire is an underrated favourite for Foals fans around the world. Solomun, the Ibiza fan favourite hailing from Luxembourg, saw the potential as lead-singer Yannis Philippakis's signature vocals synergises all too well with the dark, expansive world of deep house; this atmospheric remix of the band’s single reaches ethereal heights.
Roach Motel – ‘Movin’ On’ (Darius Syrossian Edit)
Another alias of Pete Heller and editor of Faith Magazine Terry Farley, Roach Motel's long-standing roots in the 90s nightclub scene is evident in the sheer quality of their timeless productions, defining the sound of British house for many years to come. 'Movin' On', originally released on London-based label Junior Boy's Own 30 years ago, is still an underground favourite of ours today. But when the house aficionado and Moxy Musik founder Darius Syrossian approached to the 90s staple it was a match made in heaven - removing excess sound in favour of a deep, chugging remix drenched in influences of the original's era.
The Adventures Of Stevie V - 'Dirty Cash (Money Talks)' (Todd Terry Radio Mix)
Various iterations of this instantly recognisable tune have topped the UK charts over the decades, however the 'Godfather Of House' Todd Terry mixes this top tier track in a way that perfectly captures the sound of the 90s house scene. In the years to come, Todd Terry would go on to become one of the most important names in electronic music - skilfully balancing commercial remix work with purely artistic projects, all while developing the generally deeper house momentum of his labels InHouse and Freeze.
The Stone Roses - 'Fools Gold' (Grooverider Mix)
The Stone Roses often blended elements of psychadelia and acid house into their pioneering music, defining the 'Madchester' scene of the late 80s. It is these disparate genres coming together that makes Grooverider's remix of 'Fool's Gold' all the more sweet; breaks and loops come together to create a truly unique experience that would define the future of electronic, drum and bass music back in '99.
The Streets - 'Weak Become Heroes' (Ashley Beedle's Love Bug Vocal)
House music was born out of the underground electronic scene, providing solace for outcasts of the world. So it’s no surprise that The Street’s signature sound, one that speaks to the real people of the world with offbeat and rhythmically free vocal lines, would go perfectly with this inclusive genre. For the people, Ashley Beedle’s 2001 remix of ‘Weak Become Heroes’ offers an audio snapshot into an entire generation of young house heads seeking their place at the turn of the century.
Listen to our Best House & Club Remixes playlist here, available on all major streaming services