Top Ten Downloads @ MadonnaTribe in 2003
MadonnaTribe is slightly older than half a year now and has already established itself as a reference point for up to date news, top quality downloads and top quantity downloads.
Quite a few remixers presented their work exclusively through MadonnaTribe in 2003. Looking back, these tracks were downloaded the most:
1. Mother And Father – A!O’s Psychedelic 60s Dub
A!O used a very simple and slow beat, but pumped up the volume to earbleed level and used the rap one time too many. Arguably the least appealing mix in the top 10, the timing of its release was perfect and filled fans’ need for a remix of this song.
2. Love Profusion – A!O’s Underneath Possession Dub Edit
Used by djmeistr in his first mix cd, A!O’s mix was also the first Love Profusion remix to surface. He mainly used the whispered vocals and also threw some chorus vocals in to maximum effect.
3. Nobody’s Perfect – Versus’s Whispered Vocals Club Mix
It’s a bit of a surprise that Versus’s mix ends up near the top spot. A longer version of this mix has been on WinMX for ages (falsely labelled as a dj Tiesto mix). Versus was unhappy with the longer version and therefore decided to release the original shorter version – to great success. It’s an excellent trance mix.
4. Love Profusion – DJ Ornique’s Retro 83 Remix
2003 was Ornique’s year. His mixes of Nothing Fails, Intervention, Nobody Knows Me and this Love Profusion brought him fan remixer superstar status. For Love Profusion, Ornique made a new 80s sounding arrangement, hinting at new wave and italo (the kind of music played in acclaimed European clubs today).
5. American Life – Dens54 Musette Remix
Dens54 totally abandoned the acid sound of Madonna’s album version and turned it into a dreamy French sounding song.
6. You Thrill Me/Erotica (A!O’s Ultimix 2003)
A!O blended the original Erotica vocals with some unreleased ones and created this beautiful midtempo dance mix, hinting at the 1992 Masters At Work Kenlou mixes. Sp!nOnline hosted two alternate versions with either Thrill Me only or Erotica only vocals.
7. Die Another Day – Mike Danavan & Idaho’s Icecube Radio Edit
The highly prolific Mike Danavan and Idaho jumped on the electroclash/eurotrash wagon and joined forces for this retro mix with sped up vocals. Lots of different edits were released on their websites, but this radio edit was exclusive to MadonnaTribe. Their new mix of Me Against The Music is the second one to be hosted here.
8. Secret 2003 – A!O alternate vocals house mix
Only released a few weeks ago, A!O’s house mix already occupies a spot in this chart. No melody, beats only. Lots of emphasis on Madonna’s harmonies and backing vocals – some of them previously unheard. A dancefloor hit.
9. The Power Of Good-Bye – Dens54 Vascoteel Remix
Dens54 composed all music included in this version himself. It’s a beautiful ethereal ambient track with a surprise at the end. Out of this world. An edit can be found on the Dens54 website.
10. What It Feels Like For A Girl – A!O’s Downtempo Sexy Mix
Here it is : the mix you all hated – God knows why. Arguably one of his best mixes ever, A!O sampled the Above&Beyond Mix, slowed it down, added a slow teasingly sexy beat and Madonna’s slowed down vocal. You can dance if you want to !
Once again, this chart only relates to the number of times a track was downloaded – on MadonnaTribe. We try indeed to offer quality mixes, but of course we don’t present this chart as “The Best of 2003”.
E.g., The Power Of Good-Bye (Superstar Peace Out Vocal) didn’t make the top10 despite its potential to become a dancefloor anthem. (In this case, circumstances prevented us from promoting the mix as well as we should have.)
However, the chart does reflect the kind of thing that is happening on MadonnaTribe. We sincerely hope you enjoy it.