The art of the remix can be a tricky business - does the artist rip the track apart to drive the track in a whole new direction, or do they tweak the parts to give it a new dimension on the dance floor?

Discussing the secrets of remixing with Pulse, Alan Fitzpatrick explained, "I think the essence of a great remix is the attitude you adopt during the creative process."

This got us thinking about the remixes we've heard so far this year and what transformations have really grabbed our attention. As we're halfway through 2015, we've put together a selection of 10 of our favourites, from murky techno reworks to 16-minute world music epics, we've got it covered.

Sven Väth - Ritual Of Life (Adam Port Remix)

AKASE - Rust (Midland dub)

Insanlar - Kime Ne (Ricardo Villalobos Mix 1)

Howling - Signs (Rødhåd Remix)

Barnt - Cherry Red (Tale Of Us & Recondite Remix)

Stole The Night (Âme Remix)

Scuba - Black On Black (Len Faki Remix)

Joris Voorn feat. Matthew Dear - Homeland (&Me Remix)

Leftfield - Bilocation (Alan Fitzpatrick Remix)

Caribou - Mars (Head High's Core Remix)

Pietro Licini @pietrolicini and Emma Robertson @littlecitybot contributed to this article.