Here are 11 EDM remixes of Lana del Rey that don’t suck, from Kaskade, Datsik, Cedric Gervais, Gesaffelstein and several more.
In a perfect world Lana del Rey would release a dance album or at least choose more EDM remixers for her singles. But she’s too busy playing real instruments and performing live music. We have assembled 11 of the best EDM remixes of Del Rey in one place, and created a YouTube playlist in case you want to hear them all in a row. Get out your heart shaped sunglasses and prepare to listen to the music of Del Rey as reinterpreted by these EDM producers.
“Video Games” (Grandtheft Remix)
Originally released as a single in June 2011, “Video Games” was later part of her major label debut and second studio length album Born to Die (2012). At the time everyone was obsessed with it. Aaron “Grandtheft” Waisglass and dozens of other EDM producers remixed the track.
“Born to Die” (Gemini Remix)
It was late 2011. Dubstep was still cool but barely hanging on by a thread. English bass producer Thomas “Gemini” Slinger did a remix of “Born to Die” for UKF Dubstep. It’s still one of their top videos. Del Rey went on the release Born to Die in January 2012, including the title track.
“Blue Jeans” (Gesaffelstein Remix)
In 2012 the up and coming Gesaffelstein, aka Mike Lévy, did a remix of “Blue Jeans” via Bromance Records. He later went on to collaborate with the Weeknd on My Dear Melancholy and “Lost in the Fire” in 2018. And Del Rey partnered with the Weeknd on “Lust for Life” in 2017.
“Ride” (Barretso Remix)
“Ride” was released in September 2012 on Del Rey’s third EP Paradise. It’s the infamous release containing “Cola” where she claims, “My pussy tastes like Pepsi Cola,” which offended Coca Cola fans. “Ride” is obviously a good driving track. And the Barresto remix gives it an 80’s synth vibe.
“Summertime Sadness” (Cedric Gervais Remix)
In 2013 Cedric Gervais did an official remix of “Summertime Sadness” for Universal Music. It was turned down by Interscope and Polydor before it found a home at Spinnin’ Records. It was number one on Beatport and Pete Tong played it on BBC Radio 1. Eventually Interscope released it.
“Young & Beautiful” (Kaskade Remix)
In 2013, Del Rey contributed “Young and Beautiful” to The Great Gatsby soundtrack. Ryan “Kaskade” Raddon remixed it in April around the same time of the film’s premier, but it was an unofficial bootleg. It is one of his more progressive house remixes suitable for stadium play.
“West Coast” (Zhu Remix)
“West Coast” was the lead single from Ultraviolence (2014). Steven “Zhu” Zhu did a remix for Interscope Records that was released in January 2014. There were actually two remix albums for West Coast The Remixes and Remix EP. Zhu was on the latter with MK, Ten Ven and the Grades.
“Ultraviolence” (Datsik Remix)
In September 2014 Troy “Datsik” Beetles did a remix of “Ultraviolence” that Del Rey posted onto her official SoundCloud. It was the title track of her third studio length album, released the previous summer on UMG Records. It was an epic combination of singer-songwriter and bass.
“Black Beauty” (Dinnerdate Remix)
“Black Beauty” was a bonus track on the deluxe edition of Ultraviolence (2014). They did a remix album featuring reworks by LEEX, Dinnerdate and Lakechild. It was the fifth and last single from the album. Dinnerdate is a music producer from Germany that worked with Del Rey in 2014.
“High by the Beach” (MBNN Remix)
“High by the Beach” was the lead single from Del Rey’s fourth studio length album Honeymoon (2015). Tommy “MBNN” Norta is a musical artist. His biggest track on Beatport is “So Good” via Housesession Records. They also made this unofficial music video about going to the beach.
“Lust for Life” (BloodPop Remix)
Lust for Life was Del Rey’s fifth studio length album released in July 2017. The title track “Lust for Life” was a duet with the Weeknd. Michael Tucker, aka BloodPop, produced an official remix released around the same time. And in 1977 Iggy Pop released an album called Lust for Life.
These EDM remixes of Lana Del Rey vary from dubstep to house and even indie dance pop. Many kinds of people enjoy her music, so a well executed dance remix is sure to get the crowd on the dance floor going. To hear them all in a row check out the Lana Del Rey (EDM Remixes) playlist.