Dixon has been on top of the Resident Advisor Top 100 DJ poll every year since 2013. He has been making his fans dance to sets which last an entire night. He has been successfully running one of the top most labels in the Techno circuit - Innervisions along with Ame. It is safe to say that there are a very few things that Dixon cannot do. Making stellar remixes is definitely not one of them.
Time and again Dixon has rendered his trademark flair to a track and made an absolutely amazing remix out of it. His track selection hasn't been formulaic and he has more than often dared to remix a track which no one would expect him to work on. The man always gives attention to detail and enduring quality and has an obsession with making personal edits, tweaking tracks until they fit just right. The result has been quite stunning each time. With only a couple of weeks to go before his maiden India gig, we at the CME HQ have made a list of our favourite remixes from Dixon.
The xx - Tides (Dixon Remix)
The xx enlisted Innervisions to remix tracks from their album Coexist which by itself was a piece of art. Heavily infused with melancholic soundcapes, Coexist received a stellar remix treatment from Innervisions heavyweights like Maya Jane Coles, Ame and Marcus Worgull. But the best product from this exchange was Dixon's remix of Tides. Dixon managed to bring out the emotions of the track while wrapping it in his signature Techno beats. Keeping the track's chorus in place, Dixon gave a completely new avatar to the track.
Todd Terje - Snooze 4 Love (Dixon Retouch)
Norwegian producer Todd Terje is known for making tracks which entice packed dancefloors and with Snooze 4 Love he created a 8 minute journey which got picked up by almost every artist around the world in 2011. In 2016 the track got a remix treament from Dixon and Luke Abbott. With this one, Dixon ripped the baseline from Depeche Mode’s ‘Behind The Wheel’ and infused it with that perfect loopy rythymic house beat and turned it into a mighty dancefloor hit.
Chloé - The Dawn (Dixon Remix)
Chloe's The Dawn is a 10 minute journey through the plains of atmospheric expressive house music. With chilling vocals from her mother, the track was the first physical release on her new found label, Lumière Noire. Dixon's remix takes the raw elements of the track and makes it a proper dancefloor busting club anthem. With growling basslines and an airy synth magic, the remix has been an integral part of his sets since it was released as a Side-B to the original.
Joy Wellboy - Before The Sunrise (Dixon Remix)
Joy Adegoke and Wim Janssens aka Joy Wellboy are an integral part of the BPitch Control family. Over the last couple of years the duo have contributed some majestic tunes to the label. The Dixon remix of Before The Sunrise is considered to be one of the best tracks of 2014. The remix itself is hauntingly beatiful, maintaining the melodic notes of the original but showcases the signature Dixon sound that seperates his sets from other DJs.
Manoo & Raoul K feat Ahmed Sosso - Toukan (Dixon Rework)
Innervisions’s ‘Toukan EP’ made waves across the dancefloor in 2017 and is arguably one of the top most hits of the year. The original itself is not held down by any boundaries, the synths and the drum beats along with the enchanting vocals collectively increase the pace of the whole track gathering a sense of urgency to lead to the perfect drop. The Dixon Rework manages to build anticipation for the listeners with every element falling in line with the track's pace. The rework focuses on the musical atmosphere of the track without completely drowning the vocals. The rework managed to give the original track a proper dancefloor friendly twist.
We hope you enjoy these remixes and get to hear a couple of them when Dixon takes over Razzberry Rhinoceros on the 20th of January. We also have our very own Ankytrixx on support duties for the night. This promises to be one for the books.
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