Galantis has been doing nothing but leaving dance music fans in pure awe of their talent by making amazingly powerful and memorable progressive house records ever since ‘Smile‘. Industry veteran Kaskade, who is widely respected in the dance community, decided to remix Galantis’ beautiful song ‘Runaway’ and undoubtedly excited his fan base. From his recently well-recieved Redux EP to his legendary Fire & Ice double album, he has proved time and time again that he has a gift. So naturally, Kaskade doing a remix for Galantis would be nothing short of a match made in heaven, right?
Well…not exactly. Unfortunately, while you can certainly almost always bet on Kaskade putting out a quality production, this one misses the bullseye. The American producer’s remix of ‘Runaway’ is a song that seems to be somewhat of a hiccup in his portfolio. Although the breakdown causes no harm, it is the drop that is victim to his lackluster approach. The chord progression is stiff, sharp and is almost flung back and forth to contrast the murky bass line. The lack of unity and lifeless atmosphere in the motif results in a remix that is surprisingly one-dimensional and truly uncharacteristic of Kaskade’s work. Creating sonic climaxes that uniquely release a built tension the same way a person would release a long-held breath to ease their nerves is what brought him into the rank of legends. This cold-blooded Galantis remix is tight and rushed at its seams, but if you’re somehow just getting acquainted with the legendary artist, consider this an inaccurate representation of his true ingeniousness.