Midnight City (Eric Prydz Private Remix) - M83 (self-released, 2012)
If you are one of those people who hate dance remixes for ruining fantastic originals, this may distress you a bit at first, but don’t look away now. Yes, Eric Prydz has vastly reconfigured M83’s 2011 hit Midnight City, to create a club-ready trance/progressive house track. But he is one of the most respected remixers and producers out there, who can count to his name achievements such as being the only dance producer ever officially allowed to remix a Pink Floyd song. So no, it’s not the original. It’s far more intense, and aspects such as the lyrics have been vastly pruned back. But if you’re in a big-room club somewhere past midnight, I can promise you there isn’t a version you’d prefer. And tough luck if there is, as you likely won’t hear another either.