David Bowie Songs Remixed: Listen to 5 of the Best
A look back at some of the best reinterpretations of the late legend's work.
It's no easy task to remix an icon like David Bowie.
Regardless, the shape-shifting artist's diverse body of work touched fellow artists across the musical spectrum, so it's no surprise to see a wide range of Bowie remixes bouncing around the web following his passing. To honor his legacy, here are some of the best remixes of David Bowie songs that managed to do the Thin White Duke justice.
Love Is Lost (Hello Steve Reich Mix By James Murphy For The DFA)
Fritz von Runte's Bowie2001
The British artist reinvented Bowie's back catalog as a space-age journey with analog synths and samples from 2001: A Space Odyssey. Listen to a sample mix of the compilation and his glitchy take on "Easy" below. The full release can be purchased at bowie2001.com.
Rebel Rebel (Soulwax Club Remix)
This extended edit of Bowie's 1974 smash comes from Radio Soulwax's far-reaching audio-visual Dave tribute, which can be viewed in full here.
Let's Dance (InFiction Remix)
Featured in a 2014 Kia car commercial, this remix of Bowie's 1983 hit builds from cinematic strings and lurking synth melodies to a chugging bass-driven climax.
Space Oddity (SUNDANCE Remix)
The French duo somehow manages to transmute Bowie's ode to interstellar alienation into something surprisingly quirky and cheery.