The Grammy for Remixed Recordings (Non-Classical) is a notoriously unpredictable category, where lesser-known names among the nominees annually rub shoulders with giants of the touring DJ world.
But the space has become increasingly important in recent years, as remixes like Imanbek’s rendition of SAINt JHN’s “Roses” can now generate billions of streams worldwide. The Kazakh DJ-producer won the Grammy for the remix recording for Roses two years ago, and he may be nominated again in 2023 for his powerful reinterpretation of Dua Lipa’s Love Again.
So which DJs could be emerging as contenders in February? Look for the name of buzzing DJ John Summit who might be in the proverbial mix for his hypnotic remix of Kx5’s “Escape,” or maybe he’ll be artist nominated via SOFI TUKKER & John Summit’s “Sun Came Up (Claptone Remix)”. .
Other possibilities: Purple Disco Machine’s upbeat remix of Lizzo’s “About Damn Time,” or one of the new remixes from Madonna’s remix album (more than 20 tracks from her “Finally Enough Love” album, released in August, were officially released first time or celebrated their commercial/digital debut this summer).
Sickick’s version of Madonna’s “Frozen” was submitted for the category. Along with Acraze’s “Do It o It,” it was among several popular remixes to hit massive numbers on social media and streaming services. But the jury is still divided on TikTok hits, which in Recording Academy’s case means a committee, unlike all Grammy members, will have the final vote.
Still, there are many surprises in this area. In 2021, Linkin Park co-founder Mike Shinoda won for his remix of the Deftones’ “Passenger.” The rock pairing proved to be unexpected winners in what is usually a dance-heavy race.
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