Abel Tesfaye, better known as The Weeknd, may have gotten his name into the mainstream by collaborating with fellow Canadian, Drake on songs like “Crew Love,” “The Zone” “Trust Issues” and “The Ride.”
However, the now Grammy Award-winning singer has proven he can rise to the top as solo artist in his own right, thanks to his catchy hits like “I Can’t Feel My Face,” “The Hills,” and “In The Night.” He’s also got plenty of new songs on the way (including his recent sexy “Wild Love” collab with Cashmere Cat).
Can’t wait for the next album? Billboard Dance rounded up the 8 best remixes of The Weeknd’s songs below for your listening pleasure in the meantime.
I Can’t Feel My Face – Martin Garrix?
Hot 100 Fest headliner Martin Garrix brought his signature big room house sounds to The Weeknd’s most famous song by transforming the synthesized-R&B-meets-pop track with a mega nightclub vibe.
Often – Kygo
When he’s not performing at the Olympics or designing his new clothing line, you can count on Norwegian DJ/producer Kygo to turn The Weeknd’s dark and edgy hit, “Often” into a smooth dance track perfect for a late night drive.
The Hills – RL Grime
Love Me Harder – Gryffin?
While this is an Ariana Grande song featuring The Weeknd, Abel’s second verse and chorus are made dramatically more upbeat by Gryffin’s uptempo remix. The USC graduate and recent Hot 100 Fest performer’s take on “Love Me Harder” includes the use of synths, keyboard, and guitar, all staples during his live sets.
Earned It – Steve James’ Jasmine Thompson Cover
At 17-years-old, Steve James has collaborated on Justin Bieber‘s Purpose album, and the rising dance star completely switches up entire tone of “Earned It” from the 50 Shades of Grey soundtrack by using female vocals and jacking up the original’s BPM.
Valerie – Vladish Edit
Vladish’s take on Abel’s slow jam keeps the smooth R&B essence of The Weeknd’s original song, but slows it down and turns it into a sexier and hypnotic version.
In The Night – Jasper Dietze ft. Aaron Richards
Dutch DJ-producer Jasper Dietze turns The Weeknd’s Michael Jackson-esque sound into a chill collaboration by swapping out Abel’s vocals for New York-based singer Aaron Richards’ high pitch voice. The result is slightly similar to the melody of “Cooler Than Me” by Mike Posner, but still fresh.
The Hills – Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike
Brothers Dimitri Thivaios and Michael Thivaios of Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike turn up the fire with “The Hills” by turning the slower paced song into a big room track to keep you in the summer festival state of mind.