Grammy-nominated producer, DJ and mixing engineer Cassian today unveiled a rework of his latest single “Imagination ft. Tora,” from Finnish DJ and producer Yotto.
The original track was recently released to massive praise on Cassian’s debut album Laps. Yotto retools the emotive single into a driving melodic soundscape with his climactic atmospheric tones and signature ethereal spin.
Cassian on the remix origins: “Yotto and I first met years ago at an afterparty in Denver. For some reason, I was rolling around the party on an office chair while brandishing a baseball bat. I don’t remember much from that night but I can only presume that I used the baseball bat to pressure Yotto into agreeing to do a remix for me at some point in the future because I can’t think of any other reason why he would have done it. However it came to be, I’m so happy with the incredible remix he’s done and so happy for there to be another chapter in our book as collaborators. Don’t tell anyone but we’re already working on the next chapter (shhh emoji)”
The duo shares a musical history with each other, both in the studio and on the stage. Last year, Cassian took to Yotto’s tech-directed single “Nova,” with a palatable cinematic remix. Later in the fall, Cassian opened for Yotto on his Odd One Out tour across notable sold-out shows like LA’s Fonda and NY’s Avant Gardner.
Yotto added: “I met Cassian about five years ago at an afterparty in Denver. We immediately hated each other and created a rivalry in pinball, kick drum loudness and gym scores. He’s a mad scientist in the studio and that shows on his new album. I was able to blackmail him to join me on my tour last year and to do a remix for me – now I’m trying to return the favour by destroying a beautiful song from his album called ’Imagination’. I guess what I’m trying to say is he’s a legend and I’m always happy to work with the man.”