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  1. Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend (Swing Cats Mix) by Marilyn Monroe


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    Ok this is actually a really, really good remix of the Marilyn Monroe classic song. This remix for Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend by Swing Cats is from the remixed versions of Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend single that was released in 2000 and also this remix was featured on the 2005 Greatest Hits Remixed CD of Marilyn Monroe hits. The Swing Cats have taken the very mellow easy listening original of Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend song and have given it the updated, swing dance remix treatment that I really, really dig. It’s fun, lively and quite update with Marilyn’s very sexy vocals. It’s the perfect upbeat song for a nice party or if you want to surprise your friends throw it into a nice mix and catch them totally off guard and surprise them.

    Enjoy!

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    Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend by Marilyn Monroe
    Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend (Swing Cats Mix) by Marilyn Monroe

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    Posted in 2000, Single.

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  2. Top Three Christmas Song Remixes Of All Time!!!


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    It’s Christmas time and you want to listen to some Christmas songs to get you in the mood. Then what more can you ask for? Listen to these 3 Christmas song remixes of all time and play them for your family, friends and guests and they’ll surely be asking for who and what they are.

    These are three classic Christmas songs from time gone by but they’ve been given the remix treatment so they sound very new. They have that vintage sound though with the modern music remix production values to boot. They are they best in my book and if you like remixes you will surely love these three. I guarantee it! Check them out below and download and play until you are full of Christmas food and opened up your gifts you want to exchange!

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    1. Sleigh Ride (Ralph Myerz Remix) by Ferrante & Teicher
    2. Zat You, Santa Claus? (The Heavy Remix) by Louis Armstrong
    3. I’ve Got My Love To Keep Me Warm (Stuhr Remix) by Kay Starr

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  3. I’ve Got My Love To Keep Me Warm (Stuhr Remix) by Kay Star


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    Kay Starr’s version of I’ve Got My Love To Keep Me Warm is my favorite of that song. When I heard of the remix I even loved it more. It’s been given the upbeat treatment and it’s quite fun. The original is more mellow and slightly sexy with Kay’s beautiful vocals. The remixer on this track is STUHR who I know very little about but damn he did a great job at remixing this track and bringing it to the sound of now. Well the remix is about 5 years old now but still it sounds fresh and it’s one of my all time favorite Christmas songs remixed. From the album Christmas Remixed from Six Degrees Records. Volume 2 available as well and both albums are highly recommended if you are tired of the traditional Christmas music and want something a little more unique to impress your friends and family during the holidays.

    Enjoy both the original and STUHR remix of I’ve Got My Love To Keep Me Warm by Kay Starr below.
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    I’ve Got My Love To Keep Me Warm by Kay Star
    I’ve Got My Love To Keep Me Warm (Stuhr Remix) by Kay Star

    For more Christmas Remixes:

    Zat You, Santa Claus? (The Heavy Remix) by Louis Armstrong
    Sleigh Ride (Ralph Myerz Remix) by Ferrante & Teicher

    Posted in 2005, Compilation.

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  4. Italian Secret Service Cover Nirvana’s Smells Like Teen Spirit


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    I think every song should be remixed, remade, sampled even such a classic song like Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana. I love the idea of taking a song that’s recognized in a genre and switching it on everyone and rerecording it in a complete different style. And here it’s done quite well by Italian Secret Service from Irma Records out of Italy. This remake takes me back to the early 60s, innocent jazzy easy listening music. It’s fun and this really works just grab yourself a mai tai and enjoy.

    You should be the judge and listen to both versions below. And if you like Italian Secret Services style then download the rest of their album from Amazon by clicking on the album artwork below.

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    Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana
    Smells Like Teen Spirit by Italian Secret Service


    Posted in 2009, Album.

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  5. I Can’t Go For That by The Bird And The Bee


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    I like this remake of the classic Hall & Oates song I Can’t Go For That by The Bird And The Bee. This is taken from the Bird And The Bee album called Interpreting The Masters – A Tribute To Darryl Hall And John Oates. The album is full of Hall & Oates covers with the Bird And The Bee frontwomans trademark vocals. Cute and mellow tracks with a 70s radio feel you can chill to at home or relax to on your way to work.

    Here’s the list of songs on the album:
    I Can’t Go For That
    Rich Girl
    Sara Smile
    Kiss On My List
    Maneater
    She’s Gone
    Private Eyes
    One on One
    Heard It On The Radio (A New Song)

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    I Can’t Go For That by Hall & Oates
    I Can’t Go For That by The Bird And The Bee

    Posted in 2010, Album.

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  6. Sleigh Ride (Ralph Myerz Remix) by Ferrante & Teicher


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    I figured since we are now in December a holiday themed post is in order!

    This Sleigh Ride, the Ferrante & Teicher popular Christmas track remixed by Ralph Myerz is one of my favorite tracks to play around the holidays. It’s fun, lively somewhat quirky and one of the standout cuts off of the fun Christmas CD called Merry Mixmas. Wait I take that back it’s not on the CD Merry Mixmas it’s a bonus download for that CD release. When I first bought Merry Mixmas this cut was not on there so I went and downloaded it and I wish they had actually included this track on the disc. Oh well stupid major label marketing crap. If you can get your hands on this (well you are able to get your hands on it here) then I would and you’ll know what I’m talking about. It’s so much FUN!

    Check out both below!

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    Sleigh Ride/Santa Claus’ Party by Ferrante Teicher/Les Baxter
    Sleigh Ride (Ralph Myerz Remix) by Ferrante & Teicher

    Do check out more remixed Christmas Classics listen to Merry Mixmas by clicking on the album cover below.

    For more Xmas music and remixes check out Zat You, Santa Claus? (The Heavy Remix) by Louis Armstrong here. The Heavy remix Louis Armstrong. A great remix!!!

    Posted in 2004, Album.

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  7. Wild Oscar Remix Shirley Bassey Song Big Spender


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    Hey Big Spender! This remix is off of Shirley Bassey’s remix greatest hits CD that came out in 2000. It’s a great collection of her greatest hits remixed. I think they got the idea after she did that song History Repeating with The Propellerheads which actually became a pretty big hit and was licensed to numerous films and commercials then you know the rest. So this remixed hits set is pretty awesome and I still listen to it now and then! It’s got a who’s who of guest remixers and the remixes are top notch with Big Spender being the standout remix. It’s fast very lively and energetic. Pretty much like a Fatboy Slim track circa 1998 but slightly better. I don’t know much about Wild Oscar … I looked them up on Discogs but they don’t have much credit. Either way they have done a pretty darn good remix. Check both original and remixed version of Big Spender out below.

    The entire track list is below

    Where Do I Begin (awayTEAM Mix)
    Goldfinger (Propellerheads Mix)
    Light My Fire (Kenny Dope Remix)
    Diamonds Are Forever (Mantronik 007 Mix)
    Easy Thing To Do (Nightmares On Wax)
    Never Never Never (Groove Armada Mix)
    Big Spender (Wild Oscar Mix)
    Spinning Wheel (DJ Spinna Remix)
    Light My Fire (Twelftree’s Lady Mix)
    If You Go Away (DJ Skymoo Mix)

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    Big Spender by Shirley Bassey
    Big Spender (Wild Oscar Mix) by Shirley Bassey

    Buy the whole remix album here at Amazon! It’s cheap!!

    Posted in 2000, Album.

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  8. Ocean Beach (Cybophobia Cinematic Remix) by Black Might Orchestra Samples Lujon by Henry Mancini


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    I love Ocean Beach by Black Might Orchestra. It’s a cover of the late great Henry Mancini’s Lujon track. Lujon is actually one of my favorite tracks from Henry Mancini … it’s a beautiful and sexy downtempo jazzy cinematic masterpiece and Black Mighty Orchestra have taken parts from Lujon and sampled it to an electronic chillout hit. You’ve probably heard Ocean Beach on countless chillout compilations and it’s still great to have as background music for a dinner party or to relax to at home.

    Check out both versions below and write a comment about it!

    You can find these songs and a bunch of other great tracks off of both albums pictured above.

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    Lujon by Henry Mancini
    Ocean Beach (Cybophobia Cinematic Remix) by Black Might Orchestra

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    Posted in 2000, Album.

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  9. Slip Into Something More Comfortable by Kinobe


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    This is awesome … Kinobe have sampled From Here To Eternity by Engelbert Humperdink in their very popular appropriately titiled chillout track Slip Into Something More Comfortable. I love the sample very much here and it works 1000%! The Engelbert Humperdink track From Here To Eternity is basically the main parf of the track with some additional bass added here and there and some vocals.

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    From Here To Eternity by Engelbert Humperdink
    Slip Into Something More Comfortable by Kinobe

    Posted in 2001, Single.

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  10. The Windmills Of Your Mind by Orange Factory


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    I just love this remake of the classic Noel Harrison track from the film The Thomas Crown Affair. This is a nice midtempo piece by Orange Factory a downtempo chillout act. They are not very well known as I can’t find much information about them but they are from the Irma Music label in Bologna Italy. One of my favorite labels and this remake is pretty darn good. It’s all instrumental just like it should be. Nice background music you can chill too. Although I love the Dusty Springfield version which I have below for you all to compare to. What do you think? In the film The Thomas Crown Affair (the original version with Steve McQueen and Faye Dunaway) was an instrumental piece. Later Dusty Springfield had sung it which became a pretty nice hit for her.

    The Windmills Of Your Mind was written by Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman and Michel LeGrand with the French title being Les moulins de mon cœur.

    BTW Sting did a cover version of The Windmills Of Your Mind for the 1999 remake of The Thomas Crown Affair.

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    The Windmills Of Your Mind by Dusty Springfield

    The Windmills Of Your Mind by Orange Factory

    Here’s the Noel Harrison version that won the Academy Award for Best Song in 1968.

    And the original Thomas Crown Affair open with the song.

    Best of all you can use this DJAY DJ app and mix these tracks in your playlist of cool songs with your iPad!

    Posted in 2004, Album.

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  11. Just One Of Those Things (Brazilian Girls Remix) by Blossom Dearie


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    Just One Of Those Things (Brazilian Girls Remix) by Blossom Dearie is off of the Verve Remixed 3 release. The series basically takes old jazz recordings and updates them with current musicians mostly producing electronic music. I love the series myself very much and all 4 albums now (there’s been 4 releases so far – the last came out last year) and 1 bonus album have some really great updates on them so they are certainly worth checking out if you haven’t. I have all four definitely and will continue as long as they continue – which is what I’m hoping for.

    This remix by Brazilian Girls is pretty intense – the original has the light jazz intensity but Brazilian Girls have taken the track and really sped it up. Which I really do like because you have a jazz track on SPEED. Love it. I’ve been a fan of Blossom Dearie since I first heard this track so I’ve been really enjoying her regular jazz music. But this is the track that got me introduced to her cute little jazzy voice.

    Check it out – see what you think of the two versions. Let me know what you think.

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    Just One Of Those Things by Blossom Dearie
    Just One Of Those Things (Brazilian Girls Remix) by Blossom Dearie

    Best of all you can use this DJAY DJ app and mix these tracks in your playlist of cool songs with your iPad!

    Posted in 2005, Album.

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