10 Of The Best EDM Remixes Of Iconic Rock Songs
From hip-hop to rock to country, EDM has proven time and time again that it has the power to instill new energy into any style of music. Today, there are hundreds of classic rock edits that are still in circulation, and each of them brings new life to the original.
We've collected ten of the best EDM remixes, bootlegs and edits of classic rock songs from the last decade and listed them in alphabetical order below:
1. Another Brick In The Wall (Vinicius Limma Bootleg) - Pink Floyd
Pink Floyd gets a gritty deep house fix with this edit by Vinicius Limma. The bassline is thumpin', the cowbell is ever-present, and the rhythm is a surefire roller all the way through.
2. Stairway to Heaven (Gramatik Remix) - Led Zeppelin
In this throwback edit, Gramatik delivered a hip-hop influenced instrumental remix of the classic rock song. The funky kick pattern perfectly suits the hypnotizing chord melody of the original and provides the perfect platform for a Led Zeppelin-based freestyle or rap cypher.
3. Gimme Shelter (Zeds Dead Remix) - The Rolling Stones
Another oldie, this Zeds Dead remix is arguably one of their best to date, even if it was released in 2010. The Rolling Stones got themselves a nasty dubstep refix from the Canadian duo, and it effectively put them on the map for having a knack for high quality remixes.
4. Dreams (Gigamesh Remix) - Fleetwood Mac
Fleetwood Mac + Gigamesh = One hell of a groovy situation, and that's exactly what came out of this edit. This song is perfect for jamming out on a sunny summer day and brings a Fleetwood Mac classic to the present.
5. Cocaine (No Big Deal Remix) - Eric Clapton
Eric Clapton's hit "Cocaine" was one of the biggest songs of the late 70s, and No Big Deal resurrected its dirty attitude in 2012 with an electro-driven remix. Potentially a bit outdated in the scene today, it's still near impossible to escape the nostalgia found within this remix.
6. Dream On (GRiZ Remix) - Aerosmith
GRiZ has always been known for providing outside-the-box remixes of hit rock classics, and it can be argued that his edit of "Dream On" by Aerosmith was his best to date. He showcased his true potential in this remix, and it helped pave the path for him to become one of the biggest acts in "future-funk."
7. Fly Like An Eagle (Pretty Lights Remix) - Steve Miller Band
Similar to GRiZ, Pretty Lights also has a particular taste in remixing old classics, one of which being the iconic single "Fly Like An Eagle" by Steve Miller Band. It was a tough choice deciding between this remix and his remix of Pink Floyd's "Time," but this track truly has all the elements of a timeless remix.
8. Seek And Destroy (Bassnectar Remix) - Metallica
Bassnectar took Metallica to the next level with his remix of "Seek & Destroy." The dubstep overlord injected his signature melt-your-face style of dubstep into the already-heavy original tune, and the result was something so massive that it is still heard in sets today.
9. Message in A Bottle (Kayliox Remix) - The Police
Up-and-coming Canadian duo Kayliox brings The Police into an entirely new realm of sound with their future house remix. We can't imagine that Sting would've been entirely open to the idea back when it was released, but today it is making its way through festival sets all over.
10. Snow (Jondai Remix) - Red Hot Chili Peppers
The Red Hot Chili Peppers always incorporated different genres into their sound, but none of their tracks really delivered a "tropical house feel." That's where Jondai steps in, as his slow-moving edit keeps the softness of the original in tact while still adding richness with a variety of violins, horns and other instruments.