Over TobyMac’s impressive solo career spanning over an 18-year time frame, he’s recorded seven studio albums, five remix albums, two Christmas projects and two live projects totaling 16 in all. With his latest project titled The St. Nemele Collab Sessions, we here at NRT thought it would be fun to run down his top five remix tracks from his discography.
There may have been a few remix tracks included on the deluxe version of This Is Not A Test, however, it’s the one studio project that never received the full remix treatment. Listed below will be the top five remixes I’ve chosen from all of the projects and a brief description as to why they were selected:
"Extreme Days (Shoc Remix)"
A turn of form in aggression sonically executed perfectly as this track has a revived feel sparking a smile.
"Burn for You (Cat Paw Remix)"
The difference from the original is minimal but adds a unique touch turning this into a favorite.
"Tonight (Capital Kings Remix)"
That classic EDM sound Capital Kings is known for elevated this track into something to move all body parts collectively.
"Unstoppable (Phenomenon Remix)"
Solomon Olds creates art regardless of its form. His touch on this track transforms it beautifully.
"Horizon (A New Day) (Stereovision Remix)"
Aaron Cole’s added verse compliments this track quite well.
When it comes to a remix, a few criteria come to mind. For me, it cannot just be the lyrics over a new beat. The remix must impact the track in some shape or form. Whether it’s an added verse, a new feature, a change in the beat makeup–something needs to be completely different for me to vibe with the remix version. Too many times, artists call a “remix” a different version of a track when it’s just the same song on a new beat with little to no change.
This is one of the main reasons that TobyMac’s latest offering The St. Nemele Collab Sessions is my favorite of the five remix projects. Toby infused a mixture of collaborations from other artists to add something to tracks from the 2018 studio project The Elements. Because of such, fans are able to fall in love all over again with the original songs in their new, refreshed formats.