Here's the next installment of Pretty Much Amazing's year-end list extravaganza. All of these remixes are top quality, hot-as-fuck, bad ass mixes that deserve to be heard again and again — even if they were whored by the Hype Machine enough. I wanted to get this list up before NYE so you can get your freak on proper. Don't forget to leave your favorite remixes of 2008 in the comments!
Without further adieu, the best remixes of 2008 (in no particular order).
I was surprised at how underplayed and undermined this remix went. Simian Mobile Disco kill this one.
I'm pretty sure a "Paper Planes" remix mention was obligatory, but give me props for not posting the DFA remix. It's good sure, but this one is so much better.
Flying Lotus completely reimagines Bangladesh's "A Milli" beat and transforms it into a chill fantasy.
Listen to this! It's a beast. Bangers are making a comeback.
This is the only Blind remix that has topped the original. "Blind" is so damn fantastic that improving it is a huge feat.
I know having back-to-back(to-back) MGMT remixes is kind of annoying, but MGMT had a good year. When Justice, Soulwax, and the Pet Shop Boys (as well as dozens of other DJs) want to remix your stuff, you know you've made it.
MGMT - Kids (Soulwax 'Nite Version' Remix) / (Pet Shop Boys Synthpop Remix)
These two remixes are tied, only because I didn't want two remixes of "Kids" on separate spots on this list. I still think that the Pet Shop Boys' remix puts Soulwax's remix to shame, but Soulwax's remix is still too good to not be mentioned.
Off the record: this is probably my favorite remix of 2008.
The Kaiser Chief's have been absent from my year-end coverage so far (and this is probably their only appearance), I have my reasons for that... but Cut Copy's remix of their very likable "Never Miss A Beat" is infectious.
Remember a while back when I said Boys Noize's remix of "Lights and Music" was my favorite of 2008? Yeah, I completely forgot about this remix.