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DJ Mike D Does it Again!

I’ve said this before, but it bears repeating: DJ Mike D is awesome.  Out of my extensive music listening career, I have to say he is one of the only people who can take great songs and make them better.  For instance, he just put out this remix of Ed Sheeran’s “Thinking Out Loud,” a great song originally, but the remix has a great beat and pop to it.

This remix presents a drum beat and an organ that the original lacks, and fills out the song nicely.  The thing about the original is that it’s meant, obviously, to be a slow, passion ballad.  However, I think DJ Mike D captures the same effect but in a  more upbeat way, and in someway the song feels happier.  Again, the original song is beautiful, but DJ Mike D’s remix takes listeners on a different spin of Sheeran’s adventure.

Here’s the original version:

Since my last post about this hit maker, I got a shoutout from the one and only DJ Mike D via Twitter:

Naturally, I tweeted back to him to thank him and suggest he remake Vance Joy’s song “Riptide,” to which he said he would “take a listen.”  So, if you hear a DJ Mike D Remix of “Riptide,” you’re welcome.

I kind of want to challenge DJ Mike D to remake “Sledgehammer” by Fifth Harmony because I think that song’s production is pretty tight. But I thought that about other songs, and then he remade them and blew my mind.  Here’s a list of other songs that I think he should consider working with (I’m writing this as though he’s going to read it…hey, it happened once, could happen again):

  1. “Sledgehammer” – Fifth Harmony
  2. “Riptide” – Vance Joy
  3. “Before He Cheats” – Carrie Underwood
  4. “Girls Chase Boys” – Ingrid Michaelson
  5. “All About That Bass” – Meghan Trainor

If you want to check out more of DJ Mike D’s magic, visit his sound cloud page here.

 

DJ Mike D

I remember last year I kept hearing a remix on the radio of Gotye’s song “Somebody I Used to Know,” and I was obsessed with it.  After extensive googling, I found that it was DJ Mike D who was behind the amazing remake.  Since then, I’ve heard his remakes of Demi Lovato’s “Give Your Heart a Break” and Hozier’s “Take Me to Church” on the radio.

I decided to check out DJ Mike D’s soundcloud, and my God, I think I found heaven.  This person is so talented in keeping the original integrity of the song, but enhancing them or making them more interesting to listen to.  In fact, I think his remake of “All of Me” by John Legend is better than the dance remix that they play on the radio:

And I don’t know why Jennifer Lawrence says she can’t sing (actually, she says she’s a tone-deaf Amy Winehouse who has bronchitis), because I think her voice is great in “The Hanging Tree.”  Listen to DJ Mike D’s remix, it’s phenomenal:

I’m going to leave you with a couple more remakes done by the talented DJ Mike D… At the moment I’m feeling a bit overwhelmed by how much remixes I need to listen to…

P.S. I think he really improved T. Swift’s song “22;” the faster tempo really translate better to celebratory nature of the song. I must warn you though, once you listen to this version, you will not enjoy the original as much: