Remixes for DJs

This is part one in a three-part series.

As DJs, we know that music has the remarkable power to evolve and transform, and there are times when the remix of a song actually outshines the original version. Remixes for DJs are especially important as they help breathe new life into tracks, lengthening their shelf life and sometimes pushing them beyond the genres and cultures originally intended.

With this in mind, we started thinking of all the official remixes (remixes released by artists and record labels) that are better than the originals. We based our selects on their overall impact, lasting ability, and performance on the dance floor for DJs.

Looking through our Beatsource crates, we kept uncovering more and more bangers, so we decided to break out our findings into multiple articles across all our genres.

Preview the first batch of tracks below and click “Save” to add your favorite remixes to your Beatsource library. You can also click the track titles to see the exclusive DJ edits we offer to Beatsource members. Not a subscriber? Sign up for a free trial here.

Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee feat. Justin Bieber – Despacito (Remix)

Beenie Man, Mya – Girls Dem Sugar (Remix)

Dru Hill feat. Jermaine Dupri – In My Bed (So So Def Mix)

Jodeci – Come & Talk to Me (Remix)

Black Moon – I Got Cha Opin’ (Remix)

Ahmad – Back In The Day (Remix)

Ice Cube, Das Efx – Check Yo Self (Remix)

Big Pun – Still Not a Player (Remix)

Eazy-E – Boyz-N-The-Hood (Remix)

Ini Kamoze – Here Comes The Hotstepper (Heartical Mix)

Chief Keef feat. Pusha T, Jadakiss, Kanye West, Big Sean – Don’t Like.1

M.O.P. feat. Busta Rhymes, Teflon, Remi Martin – Ante Up (Remix)

Migos feat. Drake – Versace (Remix)

Fat Joe feat. Eminem, Lil Jon, Mase, Remy Ma – Lean Back (Remix)

SAINt JHN – Roses (Imanbek Remix)

Yng Lvcas, Peso Pluma – La Bebe (Remix)

Cookin’ On 3 Burners, Kungs – This Girl (Kungs Vs Cookin’ On 3 Burners)

OMI – Cheerleader (Felix Jaehn Remix)

Suzanne Vega, DNA – Tom’s Diner

Los Del Rio – Macarena (Bayside Boys Remix)

SWV – Right Here (Human Nature Mix)

Nightcrawlers – Push The Feeling On (MK Mix 95)

Tori Amos – Professional Widow (Armand’s Star Trunk Funkin’ Mix)

Lizzo – Juice (Breakbot Mix)

Moloko – Sing It Back (Boris Dlugosch Dubmeloko)

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