There are tons of mainstream music out there these days that are being remixed or given the permission to get remixed into awesome fresh versions that somehow make you tolerate certain tunes better. Artists that I follow on Youtube like Demi Lovato and Selena Gomez are known to post remixed versions of their songs right after they release the songs off their new album. And I appreciate that creative freedom they’re giving to other artists out there.
So, without much ado, here is a soundtrack of familiar songs transformed into their heavy bass alter egos. And it begins with …
… the song that inspired this entire soundtrack. indabamusic recently held a contest for artists to remix “Pom Poms” by the Jonas Brothers with the grand prize being a $1000, autographed gear and to be featured by the band itself. This was not the winner of the contest, but recently, thanks to public exposure as background music of many Youtubers’ videos this remix has been gaining some attention. I instantly heard it on AndreasChoice‘s latest video and knew that it was not one of the originals, but was definitely catchy and an improvement on the original.
Once again, I heard this track from a Youtuber, this time it was iHasCupquake. She publicised this song as one of her monthly favourites. After listening to this song too many times while waiting for my movie to start in the cinemas (’cause it is apparently on The Great Gatsby soundtrack), this song has definitely grown weary to my ears. But this new beat definitely puts a fresh perspective to it.
This one’s an oldy but a goody. I remember I used to always listen to this version of Naturally instead of the original ’cause I loved the running hook … I don’t know the exact terminology here (help!). But this is always fun to listen to, on loop, in the background, while I was doing other things – like writing this blog post. I’ve tried other remixes of this song, but this one has definitely sold itself as my favourite one.
Goulding’s songs are honestly a remix dream. The part right after the chorus each time is just a match made in heaven with her rifts and the beat together. If you’ve listened to the original or the cover done by Fifth Harmony – well either way – just check this remix out. It doesn’t butcher the song or the melody. It just makes it a lot more badass. Oh, and you should check out more of the remixes on the UNITEDubstep channel. Their choices are pretty solid.
Who would have thought that a song about a break-up by Christina Perri could make an awesome dance beat? Well, this version of the song definitely proves that it is possible. And I think some props needs to be given to Christina Novelli who actually provides the voice for this version of the song. I kind of prefer it. Christina Perri’s voice is more suited for the slow emotional ballads ’cause of the rustiness to her tone. Novelli’s voice here is smoother and makes for this remix to be more of ear candy.
And on the same channel, Proximity, I stumble across this gem. I’ve been looking for an awesome Clarity remix for a while now. A lot of them really just cover the entire track with beats and makes it sound like a hammer is killing cats. This one is just beautiful. I love the beats that sound like their from old school Mario video games. This one is a choice example of it. I love the hook to this one (I’m just going to keep calling them hooks till someone corrects me)! Damn, one of the best finds of tonight.
I don’t know why I was so adamant to find a good One Direction remix … but here it is! And I really do love it. The chorus has a lot more bite here than in the original. I could dance to this one.
Till next time!