The 10 Best Dua Lipa Remixes: Critic's Picks
At 22 years old, Dua Lipa has become one of the fastest-rising stars on the pop scene. She got her start at 14 covering other artist's work on YouTube and by the time the English singer was 20 she was signed to Warner Music Group. Her self-titled debut album begat her a Hot 100 chart-topper with "New Rules" and her future looks bright.
She's also a dance-pop crossover machine, having worked with Martin Garrix on the Hot 100 No. 3 hit "Scared to Be Lonely." She has teamed with some of the top producers in the dance game on killer remixes of her original material, running the gamut of styles from trap to drum'n'bass and more.
Celebrate the diverse range of Dua Lipa's rebellious, girl-power style with these 10 remixes.
Dua Lipa - "New Rules" (Alison Wonderland Remix)
The kickin' hook that drew fans in to Lipa's self-empowered, ex-be-gone anthem gets turned out by another bad girl. Alison Wonderland brings a mean edge to the pop hit, beefing the drop with wonky bass and lean-back trap style. If you ever find yourself drifting toward that phone, put this one on and feel your spine regrow to ten times its original resilience.
Slow it down and get close to your lover when Medasin throws this future groove on the decks. It might be scary to be lonely, but it feels so good when you curl up next to these shimmering, dreamscape synths and pitter-patter keys. If your heart explodes, don't worry, it's just the after-effects of true love.
Amp that energy from a sexy six to an electrical 11. Brooks' version of "Scared to Be Lonely" keeps Lipa's rich vocals center stage, but all around that spotlight blasts a rush of neon confetti. This is the big room, festival house anthem your smiling, jumping buddies demand.
Who says drum'n'bass can't be romantic? This bumpin' beat will save your ass if your lover is vexed. It pulls you in with the daydream vibes and seals the deal with a killer rhythm. Get inside their head and keep them coming back for more.
Stick a pineapple wedge on the edge of your cocktail glass and turn the volume up to a reasonable level, whether or not your neighbors agree with your reasonability. This is a summer-vibe, poolside jam perfect for lazy afternoons. Lipa's vocals are gonna melt the ice in your drink, so you're better off with a blended beverage anyway. Turn your living room into a tropical paradise and put this on replay.
Before Lipa was trying to warn off bad-news dudes, she was making it hard for the dudes to turn her away. She's got a devilish streak when the door closes, and this disco bedroom groove from Miike Snow is exactly what you need to turn your own mischievous midnights into all-night affairs.
Another sultry take on "Hotter Than Hell," But Matoma's version comes with a shot of tropical flavor. This is for taking that platonic friendship to the next level. It's for beach days in the burning sun and long drives in top-down convertibles. Feel the warmth slide over your skin and let Lipa take control.
Heroless' version of "Hotter Than Hell" is downright smoldering. It's a slowed-down heat trap designed to be the perfect rhythm for hip gyrating - on the dance floor, of course. Where you take it when the club shuts down is entirely up to you.
Now we take things one deeper with a seriously swanky house remix of Lipa's "Be The One." It may be the dopest transformation on our list, turning the upbeat, heartfelt scenescape into a dark club heater. This is for the sweaty, dim-lit rooms that wanna bounce until the sun comes up.
Alright, we've had fun with d'n'b, future pop, and soulful house grooves. Let's inject this list with a little double-breaded, disco-fried funk. Throttle's take on "Lost In Your Light" has the get-up to make your night go. It's like putting rainbow-tinted space goggles on. It just changes the whole mood. Plus, a Miguel feature never did nothing but set the night on fire.