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10 Tropical Edits of Epic '80s Classics

The 80's, what an awesome decade! How I remember those first 5 months of my life spent in this exciting atmosphere... Or wait I don't. But does it really matter? Music is forever and so music from the '80s carries the spirit of the '80s. 35 years later many tropical and melodic house producers have tried their hand at remixing one of these epic '80s classics. Some failed, some succeeded. Ten of them succeeded so much that they turned a famous classic into a very up to date and sunny house tune.

In this list we find two artists from the same city: both Gianni Kosta and the duo Diezeo are Parisians, while LeMarquis is the third Frenchman. He took on the disco tune Last Night a DJ Saved My Life in his own unique style and gathered already over a million plays with it. That number was also reached by Swiss producer Nicolas Haelg in a much shorter period, remixing Men at Work and their famous song Down Under. Moving north from Switzerland we arrive in Germany, where Munich-based duo MYNGA had their biggest hit so far by remixing Journey's anthem Don't Stop Believing and adding a catchy house touch to it. Their countryman Felix Jaehn might be the most famous producer selected, as he remixed Jasmine Thompson's cover of Chaka Kahn's dancefloor filler. Yes I did permit myself the liberty of inserting a cover version.

Not too many Italian DJ's try out tropical or melodic house, but there is one who knows how to do it very well: Deep Chills from Milan gave The Police's recognisable bass riff in Every Breath You Take a much bigger part in his remix and added a very fitting saxophone. The last European-made remix in the selection is by Swedes Oliver Lindbergh and Milwin. Even though being from the cold north, they added a summery feeling to Phil Collin's Another Day In Paradise, making the song tone a bit less sad. Phil turns up twice, since Americans Panski and John Skyfield edited his In The Air Tonight into a tropical deep house gem. The other American featured is Bobby Brush, who you might remember from our country & deep house blog. Any additions? What do you think should be next, '70s or '90s?

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