Top Ten Horror Anthems: The Halloween EDM Remix
It's finally Halloween, and we here at Crossfade are getting very spooky indeed. We wanted some appropriately killer jams for tonight, but we're so sick of our old scary sounds CD. And frankly, we can do better.
As it turns out, some of EDM's top producers are right there with us. They've concocted quite a number of horrifying bangers perfect for All Hollows' Eve, and we've done the digging to bring nothing but the best to you. Just be happy we're in a treat-giving mood today.
Pretty Lights' "Halloween Funtime REMIXMONSTRousMASHup"
Colorado's glitch-hop pioneer got into the Halloween spirit and put together this totally rad five-minute mashup, featuring lots of familiar horror movie sounds and spooky effects. Who doesn't want cackling witches backed by a dope beat?
This dubstep producer is, like, the king of Halloween. Every year, he creates a new evil tune to give away to his fans, just because he loves all things spooky. Last year, he released this awesome remix of everyone's favorite creeper anthem. Bang out to this, but don't say his name three times. It's not worth it.
Craze and Bro Safari's "Spooked"
Just yesterday, Miami's own DJ Craze and his buddy Bro Safari released this trapped-out spooktacular. This track is like a ghoulish gang bang. Get ready to bend corners with the trick-or-treaters.
ETC!ETC!'s "Child's Play Theme"
Another terrifying monster from Halloween past gets a reimagining in an evil bootleg from this LA-based producer. Like "Spooked," it's got a serious hip-hop bump, plus a bunch of angry samples from the scariest doll on the planet. Maybe not suitable for all children, but still a banger.
Aphex Twin's "Come to Daddy"
OK, as far as non-traditional Halloween songs go, this one is kind of a given. But we just had to throw it up here. Because nothing says "AHHHHHHHHH" like "I will eat your soul." Plus, the video is one of the weirdest and most terrifying things we've ever seen. Classic.
Speaking of non-traditional, here's another song not actually put together for the horror holiday. But don't leave it off your Halloween playlist ever again. This classic Justice track works perfectly as a soundtrack to any horror movie climax and definitely for your trick-or-treating.
Richie Beretta's "Zombie Prom Night"
This fun electro jam might not sound very scary, but that's because the flesh-eaters are all busy getting dressed up in terrible pastel and dancing their undead hearts out. There has to be room for some funk in your Halloween. 'Cause zombies need fun too.
Oh shit! It's a gnarly dubstep remix of that nightmarish thing from the Saw series! The bass is bone-crushing, making this totally in-theme track perfect for bloody mayhem. Extra points for some of the most wicked samples possible.
Skrillex's "Kill Everybody"
We're getting close to the end, and things are getting hyper-violent. Skrillex's had enough of you making fun of his haircut and his brosteppy synths. Thanks Skrill, your anger sounds the best.
Le Castle Vania's "Nobody Gets Out Alive"
Ahahaha! That's right puny humans, there is no fucking escape. All your hope is useless. But at least you can die to the sounds of Atlanta's Le Castle Vania rip-shitting through this classic electro anthem. You're one of the lucky ones.
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