Experimental electronic duo 100 gecs have remixed Linkin Park’s “One Step Closer,” as part of the continuing 20th anniversary celebrations of the nu metal band’s debut album Hybrid Theory.
Laura Les and Dylan Brady’s remix of “One Step Closer,” dubbed a “reanimation,” maintains the song’s visceral tone whilst managing to invert the track into a genre mash of industrial beats, needling synths and affected vocals. The rework is paired with a curious visual starring a member of 100 gecs, dressed as the Marvel villain Thanos, building a card tower.
Days before 100 gecs’ remix dropped, Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda streamed himself on Twitch remixing the band’s song “Ringtone”—specifically the version featuring Rico Nasty, Charli XCX and Kero Kero Bonito. Revisit that below:
“Part of the spirit of Reanimation was to take the Hybrid Theory songs that people knew so well, and let innovative artists flip them in ways nobody expected,” Shinoda shared in a statement. “I think 100 gecs did exactly that.”
Linkin Park marked the 20th anniversary of Hybrid Theory last year with an anniversary reissue featuring B-Sides, rarities, demos, remixes and live performances. The 100 gecs remix kicks off a new wave of anniversary remixes celebrating the landmark album.
Listen to 100 gecs’ remix of “One Step Closer” here: