From Sweden’s Eric Prydz taking on a track from CHVRCHES, to Norwegian maestro Kygo re-working a classic song from A-Ha, 2015 has been a stellar year for remixes!
Edits and remixes of existing tracks have been as popular as ever this year, allowing artists to put their own unique stamp on a previously made record and add a whole new dimension to a song that we already know well.
2015 has been a particularly rich year for the art of remixing – some tracks have stayed close to home throughout the process, take Norwegians Kygo and Matoma remixing the likes of A-Ha and Astrid S for example, or Sweden’s Ghassemi transforming previous Nordic Playlist curators Icona Pop‘s single ‘Emergency’.
Other remix relations have spanned continents, with Broiler having a stab at re-working ‘Shots’ by the US’s Imagine Dragons and Jonas Rathsman creating an unmissable version of UK artists Disclosure and Sam Smith‘s ‘Omen’.
As we reflect on the year in music that was 2015, we’ve compiled a list of some of the biggest hitting remixes of the year, taking a look at track transformations by the hands of Nordic artists, as well as international remixes of some of our favourite Nordic artists.
Like what you hear? Then tune in to more top Nordic tunes by checking out our playlist Trenda’s Top 50 Pop Tracks of 2015, or read more about our Nordic Newcomers To Watch in 2016 selection while listening to a tailor made playlist featuring all of the selected artists!
Celebrating the best in fresh, new Nordic pop, Trenda is a celebration of the best chart tunes coming from the Nordic countries! On a weekly basis, we compile the top 10 most sold and streamed tracks from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden into one mega-mix for your listening pleasure, so that you can be the first to find out who’s topping the charts…
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