I had the privilege of seeing Nine Inch Nails for the first time this past December. It was at Houston's Day For Night festival in the pouring rain, and by all accounts, it was one of the most incredible shows I have ever seen. Today I have the privilege of bringing you a truly dark and twisted remix of one of their biggest hits. Nick Evol has stepped up to rework ‘Closer' and has turned the masochistic tune into a dark, driving bombshell.
The original track had no shortage of intensity but the way Nick Evol has added in a raw and distorted bassline has elevated it to a truly darker state. The beat is pounding and grinding and feels like it should have always been present in the originals. The warping of Trent Reznor's vocals gives this remix a haunting quality which only adds to the overall ambiance that is set forth in the first few notes.
The production style is immediately relatable to that of Rezz who also shared the stage with NIN in Houston. Immediately similarities can be drawn between her and Nick's work. Which makes things all the more exciting as the dark industrial sounds continue to expand throughout all the electronic music subgenres.
A Bright Future For A Dark Sound
Nick Evol's remix of this track beautifully showcases the producer's innate ability to mix in elements to a certifiable classic. It is not easy to take on a song that is dearly admired by millions, but Nick has been able to maintain the integrity of the original while simultaneously injecting his own signature style. We cannot wait to see what is next for him as 2018 pushes forward. Check out the track below. And find more of Nick's stuff via his Soundcloud and his Facebook.