The Chemical Brothers are taking remixes to a whole other level with their new releases. Listen to their new Formula 1 anthem, and the fastest remix in music history, before getting tickets to see The Chemical Brothers live here at AXS.
The English EDM duo recorded the single "We've Got To Try" as a promotional anthem for Formula 1; there's an accompanying music video, too, which you can watch now by playing the video above. Not only does the video feature Formula 1 race cars on the track, but it also includes shots of Stonehenge and an adorable dog who goes into outer space. It's absolutely nothing like the traditional sports song.
This isn't the first time that The Chemical Brothers have gotten involved with racing; they also provided multiple songs for the "Need For Speed: Most Wanted" video game soundtrack, and lent their single "Star Guitar" to another racing game called "WRC II Extreme."
What makes this different is what they've done with the single after releasing it. As Musically reports, the duo also dropped a remix of "We've Got To Fly" that is literally three seconds long. With the incredibly complicated title "WGTT15000BPM F1 NEEEUM MIX" it's supposed to be the fastest remix ever, clocked at 15,000 beats per second and meant to sound like the revving engine of a Formula 1 racer. According to the report, Formula 1 will use this soundbite in its promotion, as part of a partnership between the motorsports league and Universal Music Publishing, which represents The Chemical Brothers.
Lots of sports enlist musical artists to come up with songs or use their hit singles, but The Chemical Brothers have certainly come up with one of the most unique ways to tie their music into the product. With the shortness of their remix, though, it's unlikely that it will make it onto the set list for any of their upcoming live performances.
The duo are headlining the All Points East festival in London on May 24 (Tickets), while the Grammy-winning duo has two concerts planned in the United States, both in Los Angeles: at Shrine Expo Hall on May 15 (Tickets) and at The Greek Theatre on May 16 (Tickets). Of course, their live shows will last much longer than three seconds, but they'll be just as creative and entertaining.
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