The top 5 remixes by Toronto DJs from winter 2015
The top remixes from Toronto this weekend had people dancing - either in crowded, steamy clubs or safe at home hiding from the weather. Winter ended off with a hectic month in March. Now that SXSW and Miami Music Week are in the rearview, here are some tracks you loved, and some you might have missed.
If you need more, with this series we've now wrapped up a years' worth of seasons for Toronto remixes: take a look back at spring, summer, fall.
Here are my picks for the top remixes by Toronto DJs this winter.
Steve Aoki ft. Flux Pavilion - Get Me Outta Here (Shaun Frank Remix)
Strong percussive elements and a great club vibe make this the year's best remixes so far, period. After crushing Miami Music Week Shaun Frank has on one seemingly deft trajectory: up.
Secret Sun - Feather (Deebs Remix)
This one was premiered on Ryan Hemsworth's Secret Friends mix for BBC Radio 1's Diplo & Friends. Deebs has been pumping out some of the coolest original tracks and remixes of the past year. Characterized by a left of centre take with minimal but accessible accents, this Deebs flip has been a highlight of this season.
Grimes - Go (Muneshine X Khamsin Flip)
With hard percussive elements and fresh off his 'In Transit' release, Muneshine's official Grimes flip is something to write home about. Partnered with French DJ/Producer Khamsin, their dynamic rendition of Go leaves very little to be desired. Hopefully, this will lead to future collabs down the road in 2015.
MS MR - Dark Doo Wop (Birthday Boy Version)
Birthday Boy perfectly captures the melodic hooks of MS MR with deep house elements, creating a dynamic and refreshing complement to an already solid original. This laid-back take should get heavy rotation on anyone driving down winding roads.
Usher - You Make Me Wanna (Rainer + Grimm Remake)
With monster remixes last year, it's not surprising that Rainer + Grimm have made their way back onto the top remixes list. This is the duo's refreshing take on a classic 90s r&b banger. Pitched shifted vocals and classic R+G tones make this a definite dance floor favourite.
What did I miss? Leave your remixes by Toronto DJs from winter 2015 in the comments.
Photo of Grimes by Brian Morton
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