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Thursday, August 27, 2015

The top 5 remixes by Toronto DJs from summer 2015

toronto remixesToronto DJs had a busy summer remixing original tunes into compelling new creations. In the past year, there's been an explosion in the popularity of Tropical House, which turned an act like KYGO into a household name overnight. Meanwhile, Future House bubbled up from down unda', while classic Deep House returned as a fan favourite. See what our local talent did with these trends.

Here are my picks for the top 5 remixes by Toronto DJs for summer 2015.

The Weeknd - Can't Feel My Face (Rainer + Grimm Remix)
These guys were quick to act. Just a day after the original dropped Rainer + Grimm released their jiggy version that turns the Weeknd ballad into a tropical dance hit. It quickly topped HypeM's popular charts and accumulated over 4 million plays within three weeks before being taken down from their SoundCloud. You can still check it on YouTube.

Rihanna - B*tch Better Have My Money (Grandtheft & Diplo Remix)
Yet again, Toronto's own Grandtheft has teamed up with international sensation Diplo to deliver another soul crushing remix of a single that already dripped with ego and attitude to begin with.

Calvin Harris - I Need Your Love ft. Ellie Goulding (Autoérotique Remix)
This one was voted as fan favourite when it aired on an episode of Steve Aoki's Remix Rewind on Siruis XM BPM. Autoérotique flipped pop God Calvin Harris' tune "I Need Your Love" into a dance tune featuring a sprinkle of some trendy future house elements.

Haute - U Should Know (Shagabond Remix)
Shagabond took this original on a slow walk through a serene park and came out with a new best friend. The smoothness of this version got the nod of approval from taste-making YouTube channel Majestic Casual, where it's racked up almost 200,000 plays in less than a month.

Kill Them With Colour x Notorious BIG - Roll Wit Em
Last but definitely not least, Kill Them With Colour delivered a modern age birthday present to the late great B.I.G. in the form of a remix for his song "Sky's The Limit." He chopped up some of the lyrics to create a new chorus and dubbed the song Roll Wit Em.

What did I miss? Add your favourite summer remixes from Toronto DJs/producers in the comments.

Photo of the Weeknd by Brian Morton

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