Death Grips' 'Firestarter' Remix Somehow More Frenzied Than Original

Sacramento psych-rap duo take on the Prodigy's '97 track

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Death Grips' Stefan Burnett / Photo by Getty Images
Daniel Kreps

We don't know what motivated Death Grips to suddenly remix the Prodigy's 1997 hit "Firestarter." In fact, we don't know what motivates most of SPIN's Artist of the Year 2012's actions, from their NSFW cover art to their label-taunting 50 Best Albums of 2012-endorsed NO LOVE DEEP WEB leak. But what we do understand, and appreciate, is the way the Sacramento psych-rap duo of Zach Hill and Stefan "MC Ride" Burnett twisted the Fat of the Land track into something grimy and even more frenetic than the original. Hear both below.


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