5. Black Eyed Peas – I Gotta Feeling (Ben H Dubstep Remix)
Have you ever been on holidays and at a hotel and you open the cupboard where the TV is and inside there’s some mysterious video game console that you’ve never seen before and probably cost eight dollars to manufacture. It comes with a funky controller and has a selection of in built games like Tetrix and Muper Sario Sisters. This is what I imagine that system sounds like when it overheats and spazzes out after five minutes of use. Still, better than the original.
4. Oasis – Wonderwall (Bongo Junkies Dubstep Remix)
Oasis’ Gallagher brothers seem like genuine tossers not even they deserve such a drubbing with this interminable and tuneless dubstep makeover.
3. Limp Bizkit – Rollin’ (Mirrored Thoery Dubstep Remix) tied with Shaggy – It Wasn’t Me (JBeatz Dubstep Remix)
You know what? This mix is actually quite accomplished. It’s decently produced, the bass is pretty fierce and it’s actually in time! Praise the dubstep gods! But still, it’s just completely laughable that Mirrored Theory could spend so much time perfecting a Limp Bizkit bootleg. That has to be the definition of polishing a turd.
Is Shaggy better or worse than Limp Bizkit? Tough to say, but this remix of It Wasn’t Me was a startlingly bad idea that somehow survived the editing process to become an absolute embarrassment of amateur remixing. A legit abomination.
2. Bob Dylan – Ballad Of A Thin Man (Dubstep Remix By Kayo)
We think the YouTube commenter put it best when they described this as like “sharting into a microphone". Jesus.
1. James Blake – Limit To Your Love (Benny Benassi Dubstep Remix)
This was a no brainer. This is Benny Benassi, after all, the same guy who brought us boob-jiggling power tool video for Satisfaction. Not exactly the gold standard in sophistication and subtlety now is he? And so appropriately Benassi goes mental on a far-out brostep remix of Limit To Your Love, James Blake’s hushed and brittle single which has been so loved over the last 12 months. This is actually great to punk people with as it starts out semi-normal like the original before Benassi cuts in, loops Blake’s vocals and then backs up a Mac truck full of shirtless lads fist pumping in a pile and dumps them out onto the track, pummeling the original into weak, cowering submission. You can literally hear a chorus of palms slapping foreheads around you, it’s that obnoxious.
And yes, it’s even better/worse with the live footage of Benny playing it to a few thousand people in Miami. Bless him.
We can only survive so many half time bass breakdowns so there’s every chance we might’ve missed a stinker out there in the heap of horrible dubstep remixes. If you’ve got one you’ve got one you want to name and shame enter it below in our comments section.