You know 30 Seconds to Mars can rock — but can they dance? For their first foray into the clurb, the group didn’t outsource “Night of the Hunter” to a top DJ. Instead, 30 Seconds to Mars drummer Shannon Leto himself remixed the track. “I really wanted to reinvent it, to shed a different light on it by bringing a dance element to it,” he explained. And that’s precisely what happened.
Listen to 30 Seconds to Mars’ “Night Of The Hunter” remix after the jump.
“Night of the Hunter” originally appeared on the band’s groundbreaking, record-breakingThis Is War album, where Leto gave it a pummeling groove to go with his brother Jared’s soaring vocals. The new version opens as a more downbeat effort, all twitchy synth bleeps and four-on-the-floor drum hits. Instead of leaping into a chorus, the track boldly dips into a dubstep-y break chunkier than a jar of Skippy, before 30STM unleash the hook.
Leto warmed up for the band’s electro adventure by hosting late-night parties all over Europe over the last two years, a practice that seems to have paid off. No word yet if the ramped-up track signals a new direction for the group, but the band is back in the studio – so maybe this is a clue that they’re heading in a more wub-friendly direction.
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