They also dropped an adorable video for "We've Got to Try" starring a dog.
To break the sound barrier, a vehicle must travel 767 m.p.h. But to break the record for fastest remix, you'd have to smash at least 15,001 beats into a minute - one beat faster than the three-second remix The Chemical Brothers just dropped in honor of the Formula 1 race teams the duo so admires.
“I'm a big fan of F1," Chem Brothers' Tom Rowlands tells Billboard Dance. "To me, it represents people operating at the very edge of control, a place where the smallest detail cannot be missed. The driver is the star but it takes the work of the team to bring it all together."
The absurd concept has an equally absurd name, the unpronounceable amalgamation "WGTT15000BPM F1 NEEEUM MIX." It would take longer to speak its name than actually play it, but the tune is a real feat of sonic engineering. It's a remix of the duo's "We’ve Got To Try," the fourth single from its forthcoming album, No Geography. F1 challenged the duo to re-engineer the tune at 15,000 bpm, a number representative of F1's 15,000 revs per minute. The result is a quick noise that sounds quite like the "NEEEUM" of a car whizzing through the air.