For whatever reason I was a little skeptical of a remix of Nine Inch Nails‘ “Survivalism.” Masked DJ deadmau5, however, has shattered that skepticism. On this revamped version of the Year Zero track, the dance floor commander builds off Trent Reznor’s heavy whisper-styled vocals by complimenting them with a simple, trudging bass line.
It crawls and peaks with chunky guitars and a truly menacing quality, giving the song a darkness we’re not used to hearing from deadmau5. Nevertheless, he does it really well here, and you should check it out below. You can listen to NIN’s original after for reference, too. [Hypetrak]