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Hear Zombie Nation’s Brain-Scrambling Remix of Etienne de Crecy’s ‘BeatCrush’

French touch meets German nihilism in acid showdown

As French-touch pioneer Etienne de Crecy gets ready to release the single for “BeatCrush,” a tightly wound electro-house cut originally featured on his 2012 anthology, My Contribution to the Global Warming, he offers up an absolutely stonking remix from Zombie Nation. The German producer wisely chooses not to futz too much with the original’s jackhammer of a synth lead; instead, he dirties de Crecy’s crisply starched beat and runs it through the mud, piling on the static and soaking it in dissonant synth squeal. If that’s not enough to make your head spin, just wait for the breakdown: an explosion of drums as exhilarating as it is bewildering.

The BeatCrush EP, which also includes reworks from Boris Dlugosh and Modek, is out April 2 on Pixadelic. Listen to Zombie Nation’s remix in full below.