A good remix takes the soul of an original tune and shines a light on something completely different. It takes the familiar, flips it upside down and reinvigorates the dance floor with surprise. It's a '70s disco vibe turned into an acid electro sniper. It's a high-energy alt-rock jam reinterpreted in introspective beauty. It's a mainstream radio smash brought to life in a totally different way.
In 2017, we saw a lot of great remixes, but 10 stood out to us in particular. We've got an electrified K-pop American invasion, a strong woman's rallying anthem, a left-field take on conscious rap and more. If you're looking to go up, down, left, right or into a different dimension entirely, one of these remixes is the move for you.
Check out Billboard Dance's picks for 10 best remixes of 2017, in alphabetical order, below.