Dutch electronica trio Noisia managed to get Amon Tobin to remix a single from their forthcoming album, and it’s available for free download through March 8.
The song is titled “Machine Gun,” the album Split the Atom. Tobin, true to form, extracts spare elements from the original and refashions them into his own piece — in the process, he takes the original and makes it considerably more abstract, largely ditching the club-friendly beat, and along with it various pop flourishes. His revision is also about half a minute longer that the song from which it’s derived.
Noisia’s “Machine Gun” sounds a bit like if Daft Punk did the theme song for a James Bond movie. I can’t link to streaming audio of Tobin’s expert reassembly, because you have to go through this whole registration rigmarole to get the MP3, but it’s worth it (in part because the registration process allows you to opt out of future emails). The track’s online through March 8 at noisia.nl/free-download.
The original version can be heard in this video:
Noisia are Nik Roos, Martijn van Sonderen, and Thijs de Vlieger; more on them and the free MP3 at noisia.nl. More on Tobin at amontobin.com.