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Five Hardstyle Remixes That Are Better
Five Hardstyle Remixes That Are Better

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Five Hardstyle Remixes That Are Better Than the Original

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Just for transparency's sake, I'm extremely partial to hardstyle. That being said, I want to spread my love for the genre to all. For some, hardstyle might be intimidating; it's abrasive, fast, and relentless. While that's certainly true for some of the rawer sides, there is a lighter, pop side that can ease any new listener into the harder styles. What better way to ease one in than sharing songs they might be familiar with? So I present 5 popular songs that hardstyle makes better.

 

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Hardwell – Spaceman (Headhunterz remix)

This is probably the most well-known hardstyle remix out. This track starts out at electro house's usual 128 BPM range to ease you into the eventual harder, more rapid 150 BPM kicks. This is a textbook track which sheds light on hardstyle-specific composition. Hardwell himself played this on the mainstage to close his EDC set.

 

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DVBBS x Borgeous – Tsunami (Jay Cosmic remix)

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If you're tired of your favorite track becoming overplayed, as I'm sure many of you have with this festival banger, then there's no better way to revitalize a track than with a harder remix. The genre-defying Jay Cosmic offers an energetic remix that even makes DVBBS and Carnage go hard.

 

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Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike – Wakanda (Zatox remix)

This is among my most favorite of hardstyle remixes. After the intro, Zatox merely aligns a standard hardstyle kick with the original drop, warming the listener up to the impending harder interpretation of Wakanda's melodically descending Synth. Although I'm a complete Zatox fanboy, it's hard for anyone to deny that anything he touches turns to gold.

 

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D.O.D. – Bananas (Kutski x Audiofreq remix)

Subground godfather Kutski and Audiofreq remixed D.O.D.'s ‘Bananas' to create a hard take on a track that probably should have been more popular than it was. Like Wakanda, they reel you in with the song's unabridged drop, then a harder, sharper version blares that completely dwarfs the original.

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W&W x Blasterjaxx – Rocket (Jay Cosmic remix)

Another Jay Cosmic track, I know. But what can I say? You can't deny when music is good — and this remix is good. This is also a prime example of what this post it about: Mr. Cosmic offers a version better than the original. I've always felt the original was rather uninspiring; the wailing, dominating synth always seemed out of place. It's much more fitting with the intensity of hardstyle.

 

Went through this list and don't agree? Well, I at least got you listening to some hardstyle.

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