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Top 25 remixes of 2017

Some of the best tracks this year have, in fact, been fresh takes on old material. Not only offering a whole new way to enjoy a tune, plus that kinky little nostalgia hit from an instantly recognisable synth or vocal, remixes and edits bring the dance music scene closer together through collaboration, appreciation and breaking genre boundaries…

25. Noisia ‘Tentacles (Ivy Lab Remix)’
Vision Recordings

24. Mr. C ‘Stand Up (Jay Tripwire Remix)’
Superfreq

23. Pastaboys feat. Osunlade ‘Deep Musique (Rampa Remix)’
Rebirth

22. Herbert  ‘Brand New Love (Special Request Remix)’
Hypercolour

21. Shield, Robytek, Sal P, Dennis Young ‘Now (Paranoid London Remix)’
Rebirth

20. Roger Taylor ‘Two Sharp Pencils (Anna Wall & Corbi Mix)’
Music For Freaks

19. Sully ‘Helios (Philip D Kick Remix)’
Astrophonica

18. VEDIT03 ‘Side A’
VEDIT

17. J. Majik ‘Your Sound (SB81 Remix)’
Razors Edge

16. It’s a Fine Line ‘Cardiogram (Dollkraut remix)’
Kill The DJ

15. Mumdance & Logos ‘Move Your Body (Perc & Truss Remix)’
Tectonic

14. Joe Goddards‘Home (Morgan Geist Remix)’
Domino

13. Trance Wax ‘Trance 5’
Trance Wax

12. Daft Punk ‘Drive (Slam Modular Interpretation)’
Soma Records

11. Soul Clap feat. Nona Hendryx ‘(This Is it) (Hot Toddy Marimba Message Vocal Mix)’
Classic Music Company

10. Shai Spooner & Jordan Dessar ‘Balanced Diversity (Fabe Remix)’
Entity London

09. Mathew Jonson ‘Decompression (dB’s Raw Edit)’
Freedom Engine

08. Will Clarke & Bot ‘Techno (Not Techno) (Solardo Remix)’
Food Music

07. Mandingo ‘Universe II (Melchior Productions Ltd Remix)’
REKIDS

06. Unknown Artist ‘A Scene From The Future (Manfredas Edit)’
Les Disques De La Mort

05. Reform ‘Checkmate (Amelie Lens Remix)’
Etruria Beat

04. Sam Binga & Warrior Queen ‘Wasted Days (Sully Remix)’
SBSLS

03. ‘Adrift (Avalon Emerson’s Furiously Awake Version)’
Honey Soundsystem Records

02. Cassegrain ‘Trappist (The Mover remix)’
Arcing Seas

01. KH ‘Question’

By speeding up and scuffing up a break from Bobby Powell’s 1971 soul classic ‘The Question’ and adding a four-four and a killer drop, Kieran Hebden (aka Four Tet) delivered his most piping-hot house potato in recent memory. After remaining a mystery throughout the summer while it got heavy rotation at festivals from Jackmaster et al, it eventually got a limited vinyl-only release under Hebden’s more elusive KH alias, and immediately sent the Discogs community ballistic. While the ‘Question’ (of who it’s by) got answered, what’s mattered most since is the track’s fun, unpretentious, party-starting simplicity. ‘Question’ proves Hebden can cook up a bootleg DJ tool sensibility as impeccably as he does the emotive electronics and esoteric, boundary-teasing techno of Four Tet.

Want more? Check out our top 50 tracks of 2017.

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