The day after Thanksgiving means two things – Black Friday sales and the start of the perpetual playing of Christmas music. If you’re looking for some music to energize you as you wait in the long queues or to have a change of pass from the umpteenth version of “Silent Night”, we have some music that fits the bill. On this week’s episode of Rendition, find five cool remixes that will enliven your days and get you ready for what is to come.

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Bloodhounds On My Trail – “Jolly” (Ummagma Remix)

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What happens when you get a band known for creating atmospheric shoegaze to remix another shoegaze band’s track? If it’s Ummagma, who released a terrific new album recently, putting their own accents on Bloodhounds On My Trail‘s scintillating “Jolly”, which wowed us two weeks ago, you get something really special. The remix takes the original and launches it into the skies with its lush, ambient tones while retaining the brilliant shoegaze that made the original stunning.

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Introverted Dancefloor – “Giving Up On Summer” (Boycrush Remix)

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Two New Zealand, under-the-radar artists team up for the next remix. Adding dark, house textures and beats, Auckland-based producer Boycrush has taken electro-pop outfit Introverted Dancefloor‘s “Giving Up On Summer” a hypnotic feel. It’s a significant deviation from the original, which is an upbeat, experimental pop track that builds from an electronic, downbeat song into a delirious dance number. The remix, though, is still excellent, basically being the flip side of the coin – one side that is trippy and the other side that leaves on in a trance.

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BØRNS – “Electric Love” (Oliver Remix)

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Most people by now have heard of BØRNS, the emerging indie-pop artist from Los Angeles. His song, “Electric Love”, already an exuberant pop tune, is given an extra boost by producers Oliver. Dance beats are added, the bass is dialed up a notch, and the pace is quickened slightly to create an energetic, club-friendly track. It’s also a tune that would fit perfectly on any workout playlist, especially for those involved in aerobic activities. Just before not to be hollering the chorus out loud.

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Delaire – “Belief” (DELOREAN Remix)

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Two former Weekend Showcase alumni team up for this remix. Nearly three months ago, UK singer-songwriter Delaire caught our attention with her brilliant and breathtaking “Belief”. Spanish quartet, DELOREAN, meanwhile, wowed us with the gorgeous “Bena” back in July. DELOREAN returns with doing one of their loves, which is remixing great tracks. On “Belief”, they’ve made it into a stunning combination of ambient and house music without losing the atmospheric sound of the original. It’s a sensational rendition.

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The Kooks – “Westside” (Frank De Wulf Remix)

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It’s not like The Kooks needed any more help to have their music heard, but they’ve asked a number of producers and DJs to remix some of their tracks. One of the standouts is by Belgium producer Frank De Wulf. His rendition of “Westside” is fun and lively. He’s taken this terrific track and made into not just another dance song but a club anthem. Get up and get moving as you spin this track.

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