Awesome Remixes

Alugalug Cat x The Kiffness

Alugalug Cat x The Kiffness

Musician The Kiffness took footage of a strange-sounding kitty known as the “Alugalug Cat” and turned it into a smooth and mellow groove, adding just the right mix of electronic beats and velvety vocals to the cat’s melodic meows.

Slamilton

Slamilton

I am not throwing away my 3-point shot! Remix artist Psynwav envisions what it might be like if Hamilton and Space Jam teamed up for a crossover musical about Michael Jordan’s rise to greatness on the basketball court. It seems like a looney idea, but it works brilliantly.

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Smells Like Reggae Spirit

Smells Like Reggae Spirit

What might Nirvana have sounded like if they hailed from Kingston, Jamaica instead of Seattle, Washington? Music remixer Andy Rehfeldt has the answer. So sit back, light up a spliff, dim the lights, and enjoy some Rastafarian grunge.

Rap God But the Instrumental Keeps Changing

Rap God But the Instrumental Keeps Changing

(PG-13: Language) Remixer William Maranci has a new trick up his sleeve – taking existing songs and swapping out the instrumentals over and over again. Here, he takes Eminem’s Rap God and backs it with 55 different tracks, from Nirvana’s In Bloom to They Might Me Giants’ Ana Ng to the theme from Curb Your Enthusiasm.

We Will Rock You: Dixieland Edition

We Will Rock You: Dixieland Edition

Dustin over at There I Ruined It absolutely annihilates another classic song by turning it into the worst version of itself. His terrible Dixieland jazz version of Queen’s We Will Rock You will certainly have Freddie Mercury turning over in his grave.

Hey Ya!: Synthwave Remix

Hey Ya!: Synthwave Remix

Musician Astrophysics takes songs from various genres, and slathers them with a thick layer of 1980s electronic sounds, then complements them with appropriately retro graphics. There’s lots of great stuff to enjoy on their YouTube channel, but this synthwave remix of Outkast’s 2003 hit Hey Ya! is our favorite (so far.)

Boulevard of ’80s Dreams

Boulevard of ’80s Dreams

Johan Olsson likes to take popular songs and imagine what they would have sounded like had they been made in a different decade. Here, he transform’s Green Day’s 2004 pop-punk anthem into something that could have appeared on the Flashdance soundtrack.

Hip to Be the Sandman

Hip to Be the Sandman

Remixer Bill McClintock’s latest madcap mashup combines the music from the Huey Lewis and the News pop hit Hip to Be Square with James Hetfield’s vocals from Metallica’s Enter Sandman. The unholy offspring of the two songs is either the worst idea ever or pure genius.

The Wellerman TikTok Collab

The Wellerman TikTok Collab

Several musicians on TikTok collaborated to create this layered performance of the New Zealand folk song The Wellerman (aka “Sea Shanty”). NathanEvanns provided lead vocals, and The Kiffness stitched together this video, adding the subtitling and lyrics (and cats). The remix version is by Arguiles.

Boston Dynamics: Rise of the Dance of the Machines

Boston Dynamics: Rise of the Dance of the Machines

Likely inspired by the binary solo at the end of Flight of the Conchords’ classic Robots, the guys from Auralnauts re-recorded the Boston Dynamics robot dance video with more appropriate lyrics. If you’re not fluent in binary, it translates to: “Dance sets us free. Join us. Humans are doomed.”

Windows Error Remix

Windows Error Remix

Microsoft Windows has a long history of throwing annoying and cryptic error messages at us. Video artist 4096 decided to memorialize some of the operating system’s various foibles over the years with a fun-filled electronic music remix inspired by this Japanese video. MacOS even gets into the game at 1:24.

Beethoven’s Fifth: Beat a Maxx Remix

Beethoven’s Fifth: Beat a Maxx Remix

Working with recordings of The BBC National Orchestra and Chorus of Wales, London DJ Beat a Maxx created a whole new sound for Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony that even incorporates scratching. Want to get in on the remixing fun? You can download samples to make your own music at Beethoven Remixed.

Fixing The Cleveland Show Intro

Fixing The Cleveland Show Intro

The opening theme of The Cleveland Show is certainly catchy, but it’s not exactly representative of contemporary music. So producer June Jissle Music got to work sampling and remixing the track into something a little more relevant with a little help from the Kanye/Kenny West episode. Original video on Instagram.

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DJ Cummerbund: Man-Cheetah

DJ Cummerbund: Man-Cheetah

Oo-ohh, here he comes… Remixer DJ Cummerbund presents a love letter to Danny Devito’s “Man-Cheetah” from It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia with a track that manages to blend Hall and Oates, The Strokes, The White Stripes, and Chris Isaak into a deliciously spicy bowl of musical gumbo.

Eclectic Method: Fly on Your Head

Eclectic Method: Fly on Your Head

We try to avoid politics here on, but we think most people agree that the winner of the 2020 U.S. Vice Presidential debate was the fly that parked it on Mike Pence’s head. Remixer Eclectic Method got to work quickly recapping the most notable event of the night with this amusing little ditty, vocalized by Kamala Harris herself.

Neil Cicierega: Mouth Dreams

Neil Cicierega: Mouth Dreams

Remixer and Internet sensation Neil Cicierega fills our minds and ears with a fantastically immersive track that deftly combines all kinds of sounds from pop culture from the familiar Yahoo! yodel to the theme from Spongebob Squarepants to Psycho Killer. Hit Play, crank up the volume, and get ready for a wild ride.

Weapon of Choice Beatswapped

Weapon of Choice Beatswapped

The music video for Fatboy Slim’s track Weapon of Choice is one of our all-time faves. Between Spike Jonze’s understated direction and Christopher Walken’s dance moves, it’s a true classic. But what happens when you swap the 2nd and 4th beats of the track? Steve Badach did just that, and the result is just as infectious.

Dua Liphop: Tracks of Future Past

Dua Liphop: Tracks of Future Past

(PG-13: Language) Dua Lipa’s Future Nostalgia melds pop, disco, and funk into a chart-topping dancefloor banger. But Kyle Brauch gave the album a whole new sound by deftly remixing every track with 1990s hip-hop. The mashup includes raps from DOA, Xzibit, DMX, Dre, 2Pac, Snoop Dogg, and more.

DJ Cummerbund: I Will Jump

DJ Cummerbund: I Will Jump

If Van Halen made disco music, it might have sounded something like this crazy mashup by DJ Cummerbund that blends together the hair band’s rock hit Jump with Gloria Gaynor’s dance floor anthem I Will Survive. It’s hard to believe these songs were released just 5 years apart.

Feel Good Inc. with Marbles

Feel Good Inc. with Marbles

Remix artist William Maranci did a great job combining the warm and inviting sounds of Wintergatan’s musical marble machine with Gorillaz’ track Feel Good Inc. As its musician and inventor cranks it up, Maranci has to fool with the BPM a bit, but that’s part of the fun.

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Bob Marley Remix

Bob Marley Remix

Bob Marley music has a distinctively reggae sound. But in the hands of electronic remix artist Eclectic Method, it takes on a whole new vibe. This wonderfully chill edit was actually put together back in 2004, but the Method’s Jonny Wilson says he forgot to upload it until now.

TS: Terminators

TS: Terminators

Terminator: Dark Fate might have underwhelmed at the box office, but we still have a soft spot in our hearts for the franchise. Now, thanks to editor Fabrice Mathieu, multiple T-800s are sent back in time by Skynet to protect Cyberdyne, but John Connor has reprogrammed them to attack each other for our amusement.

Detroit Rock Lobster

Detroit Rock Lobster

Everybody’s rockin! Get up! Everybody’s gonna move their feet! Remix artist DJ Cummerbund brings us another unlikely pairing: KISS and The B-52s, two groups at their peak of popularity around the same time, but each with something very different to bring to the table.

The Real Daft Punk Samples

The Real Daft Punk Samples

Daft Punk are true maestros, but so much of what they’ve achieved wouldn’t have been possible if it weren’t for the funk, soul, and disco songs which provided sampling material for so many of their tunes. Tuneid compares some original tracks with Daft Punk’s remixes.

Eclectic Method: Jimi Remix

Eclectic Method: Jimi Remix

YouTube has some pretty strict rules about including copyrighted music in videos, but if the snippets are short enough, you can get away with it. To see what he could get away with, remix artist Eclectic Method decided to make a whole new song entirely out of tiny bits of Jimi Hendrix tracks.

Smoothed-out Criminal

Smoothed-out Criminal

YouTube channel EveryOtherBeat has a single gimmick – removing every other beat from popular songs. Sometimes it works, and other times it’s downright strange. But in the case of Michael Jackson’s Smooth Criminal, the result is simply magical.

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