With the release of Beyoncé‘s seventh album, Renaissance, the queen is making a statement about the next phase of her sound. Chock-full of house music influences from producers like Skrillex, Pharrell Williams, Honey Dijon, and more, Renaissance breathes an entirely new perspective into Beyoncé–and dance music. Renaissance is a three-part album, with this most recent release being Act I.
To celebrate this new wave of commercial house music, we’ve compiled a list of the best remixes you most likely haven’t heard from Beyoncé over the years.
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Beyoncé – 7/11 (DJ Mustard Remix)
DJ Mustard’s flip on “7/11” is an infectious trap take on the original. It’s flooded with snappy percussion, deep kicks, and rumbling basses that blaze on with a stark comparison amongst the sinister and sharp synths during the drop. DJ Mustard is an American producer and DJ who is recognized for his infectious originals and remixes.
Beyoncé – Yoncé Electric (Bodega Trap Remix)
This fiery trap remix of a Beyoncé track that is filled with attitude, character, and energy is the perfect club anthem. Pitched kicks and sharp percussion run rampant alongside a screaming synth. The second drop towards the end ups the ante by dropping in with a snappy percussive click. Bodega Trap’s remix of “Yoncé” is packed full of “ear candy” surprises from start to finish.
Beyoncé – Break My Soul (Mentol Remix)
Mentol’s take on “Break My Soul” breathes a warming summer anthem feel to it. While maintaining a similar energy and structure to the track, this remix keeps the spotlight on Beyoncé without allowing for deviations. Mentol keeps the energy flourishing throughout this entire track.
Beyoncé – Ghost (Flume Edit)
I personally love Flume’s sound and style. I didn’t know this edit existed and it fulfilled everything I expected from the “Never Be Like You” producer. This edit immediately gets started with a dark atmosphere, swaying percussion, and filtered vocals. As soon as Beyoncé’s vocals jump in, Flume transitions into a soothing pad that gets a slow, out of kilter drum loop. This probably my favorite track on this list.
Beyoncé – Drunk in Love (Sikdope Remix)
Dubstep DJ and producer Sikdope wraps up this list with Beyoncé’s classic high-energy “Drunk in Love.” Flooded with trap percussion and a ravaging drop, Sikdope knows exactly what path to take to maximize a sonic journey. The “Snakes” producer leverages an empowering mixture of sliced vocals, effects, and deep basses.
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