The Five Best Miguel Remixes So Far


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Last week, rising R&B star Miguel released his sophomore set Kaleidoscope Dream, an impressive collection of of distorted soul set atop hazy rhythms. It’s a festive and contemplative affair on which the Los Angeles-born singer ponders a range of topics like hallucinogens (“Do you like drugs?” he asks on “Do You…”) and the amount of drinks it takes to commit to a one-night stand. The sound is part-soul/part-dance, and one of the year’s more refreshing projects. It appears we’re not the only ones digging Miguel’s music; over the last few years, producers far and wide have remixed his work. Here are the best Miguel remixes we could find that cull from both Kaleidoscope Dream and his 2010 debut, All I Want Is You.

1“Adorn (Ted Smooth Remix)”

If you were born before 1990, you’re probably familiar with this beat, its Biggie one-liners, and the first rapper you hear on this track. Featuring an appearance from Diddy — the Remix King, himself — the reconfigured version of “Adorn” is an unofficial ode to the Notorious B.I.G., from its scratchy sample of “Get Money” to its splice of the rapper’s gritty “Kick in the Door” song. “Ain’t nothin’ like a Bad Boy remix,” Diddy proclaims on the song. Can’t argue that.

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