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6 Remixes to Get You Through the Last Week Before Spring Break

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Winthrop chapter.

Spring break–it’s so close we can almost taste it. But before we can enjoy our well-earned freedom, we all have to make it through one last week: a week filled with midterms, quizzes, and projects assigned by teachers who are dying to have the last word.

It’s often hard to stay motivated when you’re tired from weeks of work and your mind is already on vacation, but sometimes you just need to switch things up.  Try a new workout routine in the gym, find a new study spot, or even switch up your iTunes library with some new remixes! After all, collegiettes, time flies when you’re having fun, and these tracks make it impossible not to. 

Scroll on for remixes that will get you out of your slump and on to spring break!


Selena Gomez – Come & Get It (Jump Smokers Extended Remix)

Coming in at 4:13, this remix falls a bit on the longer side and feels even lengthier, but the time is well worth it. DJs Jump Smokers give Selena’s perfect pop track a tribal feel that’s almost impossible not to dance to.

Listen When: you need a quick pick-me-up.  I even had this set as my alarm for a while! I don’t think I’ve ever jumped out of bed faster.


ODESZA feat. Zyra – Say My Name (Hermitude Remix)

Hip hop duo Hermitude turned a regularly cacophonous song into an impossibly catchy track-–how often do you hear steel drums used in a drop like this?

Listen When: you’ve finished all your last-minute projects and can finally think about vacation! This is the kind of song that makes a good mood even better.


The Magician feat. Years & Years – Sunlight (Elephante Remix)

In just a few minutes, Michigan-born DJ Elephante transforms an otherwise monotonous EDM song into an irresistible dance track. Try to sit still, I dare you.

Listen When: you’re hitting the gym for a stress-relief workout.  The beat is perfect for exercising, whether you’re using a machine or just running.


Years & Years – King (MACE Remix)

Sensing a theme here? I’ve been obsessed with the BRIT-nominated group Years & Years and their infectious electropop lately, but this remix turns their single “King” into something else entirely: an almost-five-minute trap masterpiece. I can’t get enough.

Listen When: you’re tired of studying and just need to move. It also works very well for dancing at your desk and annoying your roommate. (Sorry girl!)


Halsey – Gasoline (Oscar’s Remix)

If you like your remixes a little on the spare side, this one’s for you. Working with only one verse of the original, this track leans more towards a boosted instrumental. There are a few odd sound effects in the beginning, but those are probably just there for a bit of ambience.

Listen When: you want a study song that won’t distract you with lyrics. And if your taste in study music is a bit different, this track is also great for the gym!


Bastille – Pompeii (Russ Trap Remix)

While waiting for the release of their second album, I’ve listened to many Bastille remixes, but none have caught my attention quite like this one. Bastille and trap music is never something I would have thought to put together, but when it’s done as well as this, the result is incredible. Stick around for the third beat drop–it’s the best part of the song.

Listen When: again, this is a song I often dance to when I’m procrastinating at my desk, but I can’t think of a situation when this song wouldn’t be good.  I love it.

Good luck on midterms and have a safe spring break!

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