GRAMMYS - 4 Remixes That Should Have Been Nominated Instead
3) Bruno Mars - Mark Ronson - "Uptown Funk"
Current Remix Nom: Dave Audé
Should Have Gone To: Fucking nobody.
I don’t care if you’re a metalhead, hip-hop head, pothead, or Phishead; nobody can deny what an unbelievably catchy smash hit ‘Uptown Funk’ was. That’s why it’s so shocking that there isn’t one decent remix of it out there. When trying to find one for this article the playing field is filled with producers capitalizing on popular EDM trends, or just turned it into completely forgettable club tracks. (If anyone knows of a decent remix, I would LOVE to hear what you’ve got… seriously I’ve got nothing.) Looking at the official remix EP is a paint-by-numbers EDM playbook. You have the generic Melbourne bounce Will Sparks mix that sounds like a TJR rip-off, the generic future house Wideboys VIP mix that sounds like a Tchami rip-off, and then you have this Grammy-nominated Dave Aude mix. Pulling heavily from Oliver’s fat electro house bass sounds, this track is nearly a carbon copy of Oliver’s ‘MYB.’ Seriously, go listen to the Oliver track and then listen to this one, I’ll wait.
See what I mean?
Honorable Mention: Big Data – "Dangerous" (Oliver Remix)
If you want to nominate a remix that celebrates the sounds of Oliver, then the Academy should have recognized the boys themselves for their stellar contribution to Big Data’s hit.