|The Top Ten Remixes Of 1998|
Run DMC 'It's Like That' (Jason Nevins mix) (Profile) Nevins got paid $2,000 for this remix. Run DMC, who only had to start wearing those pork pie hats again, got four squillion billion pounds.
Scott Grooves 'Mothership Reconnection' (Daft Punk mix) (Soma) The only Daft Punk production work this year was a funk rollercoaster of EQ squiggles and bumping basslines. Can't wait for their album.
Cornershop 'Brimful Of Asha' (Fatboy Slim mix) (Wiiija) Norman Cook initially knocked this remix up to drop into his DJ sets. Imagine his surprise, when it topped the charts.
Stetsasonic 'Talkin' All That Jazz' (Dimitri from Paris mix) (Tommy Boy) Dimitri pulls off the hardest remix imaginable: turning a classic hip hop tune into a deep, jazzy, house tune.
Spiritualized 'I Think I'm In Love' (Chemicals remix) (Dedicated) Tom and Ed create a swirling, psychedelic epic that builds for ages, and ends up sounding like an alien landing.
Jungle Brothers 'Jungle Brother' (Aphrodite mix) (VC) "I'm a jungle brother... wikki wikki wikki! Barp!" is how this truly fantastic record goes. You've heard it hundreds of times, and it still rocks.
Wildchild 'Renegade Master' (Fatboy Slim mix) (Polydor) Norman remixed this in tribute to the late Roger MacKenzie and gave a fresh twist to a record that had already been released 5,000 times. Boom!
Madonna 'Ray Of Light' (Sasha mix) (WEA) The Lord of all things epic completes Madonna's cool '98 dance make-over with a piece of surging trance madness.
Beastie Boys 'Intergalactic' (Prisoners Of Technology mix) (Capitol) Three New York men shout a lot over a vocoder. OK, it's dead cool, but it took POT to get everyone dancing. A roller.
Luniz 'I Got 5 On It' (Aphrodite mix) (Virgin) Once again, genius Aphrodite turns something very chilled into something very mental.
|Hidden Gems of 1998|