You knew this moment was coming. Pendulum promised new music in 2018, and it’s only right that Knife Party be the duo to remix new material. That’s because Knife Party is Rob Swire and Gareth McGrillen, two of the founding members of drum’n’bass band Pendulum. That’s synergy.
Anyone who remembers the Pendulum heyday knows the song “Blood Sugar.” Even if you don’t know it by name, the moment its gritty, high-pitched melody snakes through your ears, you’ll be transported to a mid-2000s rave, heavy fog and all. Knife Party take a decidedly less-dubstep approach to the 2018 reinvention. It celebrates the original with all its psy-style and slows the tempo into something groovy, almost house-like with hardstyle edge.
The remix comes ahead of Pendulum’s forthcoming LP Reworks as well as a complete box set compilation of the band’s catalog. Keep your eyes peeled for new music from Pendulum coming soon, and new Knife Party as well, but go ahead and listen to this Knife Party remix of “Blood Sugar” below.