K Theory Remixes Nelly Furtado’s 2001 Hit “Turn Off The Light”: Idolator Premiere

Mike Wass | January 13, 2015 11:00 am
Nelly Furtado Has "No Regrets"
Nelly Furtado has been rather quiet of late, so this gorgeous unreleased track is a special treat.

Rising electronic hip-hop trio K Theory recently started their own label (New Trinity Music) and are giving away a new remix — or an original — every Tuesday in 2015 to celebrate! The latest track to be overhauled by the guys is Nelly Furtado‘s “Turn off The Light.” A top five hit in 2001, the moody jam turns out to be the perfect candidate for an update. The synth-overhaul breathes new life into the song and the end-result wouldn’t sound out of place on radio today.

But why Nelly’s retro smash? “Nelly Furtado was a staple of my youth in the early 2000’s and I genuinely missed her presence in the music industry,” K Theory’s Dylan Lewman says. “‘Turn off the light’ has been a must-have on our remix list for sometime, she just really owned that era, and [we] wanted to incorporate her into our live show.” It’s hard to disagree with that assessment. Listen to the trio’s killer update of the retro pop anthem after the jump.

Check out K Theory’s SoundCloud here (their remix of Lana Del Rey‘s “Serial Killer” is genius) and let us know what you think of their latest handiwork in the comments below.

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