The Crystal Method
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The Crystal Method—a glitchy American act that pulls from the dustier reaches of The Chemical Brothers’ big-beat breaks—joined the ranks of LCD Soundsystem in 2006 by releasing Drive, part of a Nike-commissioned Original Run series. The shoe company no doubt picked the Method on the basis of albums like 1997’s Vegas, a disc that helped define the ’90s electronica boom. More recently, the duo remixed its first single, the civil rights-themed “Now Is The Time,” replacing samples from a Jesse Jackson speech with others by Barack Obama, released Divided By Night in 2009, and contributed to the soundtrack for X Games 3D: The Movie. In 2011, the duo delved deeper into the world of soundtracks by remixing songs off of Daft Punk’s Tron: Legacy score, as well as supplying its own track, “Make Some Noise” (feat. Yelawolf), for Real Steel.