We already have two incredible versions of “Turn It Down” in our iTunes libraries – Fire and Ice, naturally – but we’ve been excited for the release of its official remixes. Rebecca & Fiona‘s breathy vocals glide over Kaskade’s smooth synths, but both elements are malleable enough that we expected great things from the remixes. Let’s just say we weren’t disappointed. Click past the break to check out remixes from Deniz Koyu, Carli, Le Castle Vania, and Nause.
Kaskade ft. Rebecca & Fiona – Turn It Down (Deniz Koyu Remix)
Sometimes a small detail can make all the difference. Deniz Koyu’s addition of a stronger downbeat – in the form of electronically-enhanced claps in the track’s intro and throughout – gives his “Turn It Down” rework an energy the original lacked. In terms of the rest of the track, Koyu uses what was already there, flipping Kaskade’s synths into a party-ready melody.
Kaskade ft. Rebecca & Fiona – Turn It Down (Carli Remix)
The Carli remix takes a different tack than Deniz Koyu’s, constructing a mostly new sound out of a vocal sample and using spacey, whistling synths to build up to a spectacular drop. From there, the beat bores in like a drill for a much more aggressive sound than Kaskade’s original.
Kaskade ft. Rebecca & Fiona – Turn It Down (Le Castle Vania Remix)
Kaskade’s Identity tourmates Le Castle Vania deliver a largely unsurprising remix, leaving the beginning of the track pretty much intact. LCV toyed with some pitch-bending and added a few glitchy, Wolfgang Gartner-esque elements. We’d prefer the original to this one.
Kaskade ft. Rebecca & Fiona – Turn It Down (Nause Remix)
Nause’s remix of “Turn It Down” begins in a way that’s more evocative of the track’s Ice version: the vocals come in unaccompanied and are then joined by a slowed-down, dubstep-paced backbeat. But after the drop is where the fun begins, as Nause crafts a disco-synthy rhythm that’s utterly different from the original but yet perfectly suited to the vocals. This remix is by far the most creative of the bunch, as the others mostly rest on Kaskade’s excellent original. Nause’s remix takes off in a new direction.