Remix-A-Day: The Killers - Spaceman (Steve Aoki & The Bloody Beetroots Remix)


A remix a day keeps the doctor away, and the doctor lalala-LOVES this remix


Because we are focusing more on upcoming musical releases around here, new remixes get the short end of the PMA stick, sadly. I am determined to devote one post a day on new remixes, instead of bunching 10+ remixes in bulk. That has become somewhat tacky. Click here to read all of our Remix-A-Day remixes.

I always thought that "Spaceman" was a fantastically danceable second single. Sure, it was Killers danceable, but danceable nonetheless. As enjoyable it was to rock out to "Spaceman," what Steve Aoki and The Bloody Beetroots have done with it is nothing short of a godsend.

This wonderboy team didn't transform the song into an unrecognizable ode to electro-rock with a Brandon Flowers acapella sprinkled on top — they left what made "Spaceman" so good in the first place well alone. It's great to see remixers that keep the organic goal of making a song dancefloor-friendly alive. It shouldn't always be about recreation or re-imagination.