DJ Olmec (a.k.a. Nick I.) is VKR’s RPM director and does a wicked show called “The Hidden Temple”. Check out his blog for playlists, mixes and musings: http://djolmec.blogspot.com/. Here are his picks from the year that was.
1) Mariah Carey – I’ll Be Lovin’ U Long Time (Designer Drugs Remix)
Everything about this is perfect.
2) MGMT – Kids (Soulwax Remix)
Highly anticipated, Soulwax came through big with the heaviest “Kids” mix out there.
3) Chemical Brothers – Hey Boy, Hey Girl (Soulwax Remix)
Justice drops it in their sets so it must be good
4) Hercules & Love Affair – Blind (Frankie Knuckles Vocal)
Vocal house gone wild in this classy big-room beat trip
5) Sigur Ros – Saeglópur (Crash Overdrive Remix)
How to improve on one of Sigur’s most epic tracks? Sidechain, sidechain, sidechain.
Get it here: http://www.sundtrak.com/2008/08/tokyo-fantasy.html
6) Justice – Waters of Nazareth (Erol Alkan’s Durrr Durrr Durrrrrr Re-Edit)
Erol proves he’s not just for candy-flipping Brit ravers.
7) Kanye West – Love Lockdown (Chew Fu Small Room Fix)
Chew Fu hits the balance between growly bass and glowy treble.
8) Lil’ Wayne – A Milli (Flying Lotus Remix)
Sheets of crackle-pop-grit coat this Madlib-esque grinder
9) Leona Lewis – Every Bleeding Breath (Divide & Kreate Mash)
Ask my hall-mates how often they hear this one being belted out from the shower. Incredible melody here.
10) Sia – Buttons (CSS Remix)
I dare you to keep from singing along