Electro remixes of indie/pop music?
October 18, 2009 1:54 PM   Subscribe

Can you recommend good electro remixes of indie / pop music?

One of my favorite examples is the Twelve's remix of the Black Kid's I'm Not Gonna Teach your Boyfriend.

Also, I really like this version of Katy Perry's I Kissed a Girl.

Any other good remixes you've heard, or artists that regularly do this kind of thing?
posted by mikeweeney to Media & Arts (20 answers total) 32 users marked this as a favorite
Eclectic Method does a lot of this, with the bonus of having videos remixed in as well! It's a little more frantic, but their mixes are a lot of fun.
posted by still at 2:07 PM on October 18, 2009

Best answer: I think you might be into fred falke, alan braxe and kris menace. Good french electro/house remixers. They're a great place to start when you're exploring electronic music.

Fred Falke-Whitest Boy Alive


Kris Menace-Bag Raiders

Braxe & Falke-Van She
posted by mattsweaters at 2:08 PM on October 18, 2009

DJ /Rupture did a great remix of that Milkshake song on the first installation of the Shotgun Wedding series of mixes.
posted by mannequito at 2:10 PM on October 18, 2009

Oh and as for new remixers, my favorite right now is Classixx. They're good friends of mine, but I swear they're doing some of the best stuff out there right now.


posted by mattsweaters at 2:13 PM on October 18, 2009

hey also if you're into mash-ups keep an eye on the BootieUSA site, as they always seem to have downloads up for grabs
posted by mannequito at 2:19 PM on October 18, 2009

Beth Orton issued the album Other Side of Daybreak which is mainly remixes of her Daybreaker.

Touch of Class Sucks is a terrific collection of remixes.
posted by shothotbot at 2:44 PM on October 18, 2009

Best answer: I really like Morgan Page's "Cease and Desist" album. I think you can listen to most or all of it on grooveshark.

Tegan and Sara - Walking With a Ghost (Morgan Page Bootleg Remix)

Imogen Heap - Hide and Seek (Morgan Page Micro-House Mix)
posted by rxrfrx at 2:48 PM on October 18, 2009

I have also heard that some people like this remix of Christina Aguilera's Beautiful and may even put it on their running mix which means that some people listen to it several times a week. Some people.
posted by shothotbot at 2:48 PM on October 18, 2009

Ghost Under Rocks by Ra Ra Riot remixed by Passion Pit is an absolute gem.
posted by clearly at 2:57 PM on October 18, 2009 [1 favorite]

The remix of MGMT's Electric Feel by Justice absolutely eclipses the original song.
posted by clearly at 3:00 PM on October 18, 2009 [2 favorites]

I don't have any single mp3s uploaded, but if you want any of these, mefi mail me and i'll try and dig them up.

Pretty much anthing by the 12's. Check out the Kylie Minogue remix at the beginning of this mix i did a while ago.

Also the Girl Talk remix of Peter Bjorn and John at the beginning of this one.

Gwen Stefani - Whatcha Waiting For (Jacque Le Cont remix) at the end of this one.

Grizzly Bear - Two Weeks (Fred Falke Remix) towards the end of this one.

Usually keep an eye on your mp3 release sites for white label singles of bands you like, they usually are just some bootleg remixes but you can find some neat stuff.
posted by CharlesV42 at 3:07 PM on October 18, 2009

Ministry of Sound does some great remixes. The Mash Up Mixes have pop/rap electro remixes (though they have put out some really good chilled remixes too--if you're into that and some more heavy on the bass cds also come highly recommended).
posted by brambory at 3:27 PM on October 18, 2009

Maybe I'm being captain obvious here (so my apologies in advance), but isn't that primarily what a lot of the stuff that pops up on The Hype Machine is?
posted by june made him a gemini at 5:17 PM on October 18, 2009 [1 favorite]

( That said, check out The Hood Internet // their Official Site )
posted by june made him a gemini at 5:23 PM on October 18, 2009

You'd probably like AudioPorn Central. It's a MP3 blog that specializes in mashups and remixes, usually electro or similar.
posted by ripley_ at 5:27 PM on October 18, 2009 [1 favorite]

Best answer: Hands down, it is wallpaper.'s remix of Passion Pit's Sleepyhead.

Huge electro sax.

Huge beat.

Better than the original.
posted by StrangerInAStrainedLand at 11:31 PM on October 18, 2009

Response by poster: I've only gotten a chance to listen to a couple of these, but already I know I'm going to have a ton of new favorites.

StrangerInaStrainedLand, you've shown me not one but two awesome songs (the remix and the original).

This is the best thread ever. Thanks everyone, and keep them coming!
posted by mikeweeney at 3:33 AM on October 19, 2009

Best answer: Soulwax pretty much specialise in this - they released an album of their various remixes last year (love that album cover BTW). They did a fantastic remix of Kids by MGMT and a great one of Standing In The Way Of Control by Gossip. Simian Mobile Disco have probably done a few electro remixes of indie records too but I can't think of any off the top of my head.

Bloc Party have released remix albums (mostly electro-inclined) of their albums - Silent Alarm Remixed and Intimacy Remixed. The Phones Disco edit of Banquet is pretty good.
posted by curiousorange at 5:36 AM on October 19, 2009

get the hood internet mixtapes.
posted by anthropomorphic at 11:34 AM on October 19, 2009

I really like this Ratatat remix of "The Comeback" by the Shout Out Louds.
posted by penduluum at 2:34 PM on October 19, 2009

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