The 5 Best Remixes of Dua Lipa's 'New Rules': Critic's Picks

Dua Lipa
Markus Pritzi

Dua Lipa

From 14-year-old YouTube cover singer to 22-year-old Billboard Hot 100 top 10 artist, Dua Lipa is a powerful force to be reckoned with. Her vocals are strong and her queendom is uncompromising, especially on her biggest hit "New Rules," an empowering anthem that teaches anyone, male or female, how to walk away from bad love.

"New Rules" sits squarely at No. 8 on the Hot 100, and it doesn't show signs of stopping. It's catchy and poppy, but it's full of fierce attitude. It's everything a solo breakout hit should be. It's also a great beat on which to do your own thing, as showcased by these five fine remixes listed below. Which one is your favorite?

Dua Lipa - "New Rules" (Alison Wonderland Remix)

From one strong woman to another, Alison Wonderland gives her version of "New Rules" a hip rhythm and a big boost of bass. We love this remix so much, we named it one of the best remixes of 2017. The trap breakdown bangs hard enough to dead any last remnants of sympathy for your own lost puppy. Put it on when you find yourself slipping, and let its punchy power remind you of your own.

Dua Lipa - "New Rules" (RMND Remix)

This is the one you put on when you're ready to give someone the low side-eye. A moody, haunting intro lures the listener in like those baddy dudes you just can't shake, only this one has a way better ending. A slow trap beat helps the build come on strong, and the release is sweet with some funked-up vocal chops and pitch work. It's pretty sexy, all things told. 

Dua Lipa - "New Rules" (Suprafive Remix)

Continuing in the pattern of slowing things down and turning down the lights, this remix from Suprafive sets a very noir vibe with '80s-style sleekness and classic house bumps. You won't find any cheap tricks or jarring drops here. This version of "New Rules" is steady and sensual from beginning to end.

Dua Lipa - "New Rules" (Vicetone Remix)

There's something darkly tropical about this rework from Vicetone, but it's decidedly fresh with electro house synth work that blends a few different styles. This one feels like a bit of a party starter, both playful and alluring to have you coming back for more.

Dua Lipa - "New Rules" (Initial Talk '80s Rules Remix)

Crappy boy toys are a tale as old as time, and Initial Talk proves Dua Lipa's relatability by taking its "New Rules" remix back in time. This could easily fit into some '80s nightclub, sparking new romances on the dance floor or deading the loser harsher than a can of Aquanet kills Ozone. This has just the right amount of cheese, so pour yourself a glass of wine and let it take the night.


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