Gesaffelstein – Hellifornia (Rezz Revision)
Who better to remix Gesaffelstein’s iconic Aleph track “Hellifornia” than techno’s favorite new disciple, Rezz? Hot off the success of her latest EP, The Silence is Deafening, the mau5trap star has emerged from her cave of darkness to grace the brooding track with her signature touch of industrial grind.
Rezz’s productions sound like they’d fit nicely between Skinny Puppy and Front 242 tracks in a grimy underground warehouse party and this rework is no exception. The grating synths build with masterful pace, tunneling full speed ahead into pitch blackness. Sound effects likely recorded during an actual alien encounter are interspersed between weighty bass drums. By the time the original melody kicks in, the vibe is nice and queasy.