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Nine awesome David Bowie remixes

RIP to one of the best the world has ever seen

  • Patrick Hinton
  • 11 January 2016

David Bowie is one of the most influential artists of all time.

Throughout his half-a-century-spanning career Bowie pioneered constant innovation and reinvention, impacting developments across a near-universal range of genres, changing the course of musical and world history in his wake, with the German Foreign office today thanking him for helping bring down the Berlin wall.

From Radiohead to Lady Gaga to Kanye West to Marilyn Manson, Bowie was an enduring source of inspiration to cultural icons with his fearless boundary breaking across the spectrum of music, style and performance. He was a truly singular artist, and it is unlikely we will see his like again

Dance music is just one of many areas that Bowie's lasting footprint can be felt, reflected in the outpouring of grief from artists such as a Sven Väth, Goldie, Moby, Laurent Garnier, Disclosure, Laurel Halo and Kerri Chandler today.

Carl Craig highlighted his influence, writing on Twitter: "RIP David Bowie. He inspired Kraftwerk, so he also inspired Techno music."

In honour of his impact on our corner of the musical world, we have compiled nine of the best David Bowie remixes below. RIP.

'Heroes' (Aphex Twin remix)

A meeting of minds of three genius artists. This remix sees Aphex Twin expertly weave Philip Glass' 'Heroes'-inspired orchestral composition with vocal samples from Bowie's original to breathtaking effect.

'The Hearts Filthy Lesson' (Trent Reznor remix)

Trent Reznor takes one of Bowie's darker works and plunges it further into the abyss with crunching guitars, distortion-soaked synthesizers and relentless percussion.

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