The Chemical Brothers’ 3-second, 15,000bpm Formula 1 remix is ‘the fastest of all time’

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We’re used to hearing extended remixes, but shortened ones? Not so much. However, The Chemical Brothers have bucked convention and released a Formula 1 flavoured remix of We’ve Got To Try, which clocks in at a mere three seconds long.

The track, known as the WGTT15000BPM F1 NEEEUM MIX, will now be used as the F1 ‘sonic identity’, and clocks in at a staggering 15,000bpm. This number was chosen to mirror the 15,000 revs that today’s F1 cars are capable of hitting, says the official F1 website.

In order to hit this figure, the original song was broken down, re-engineered and accelerated, the result being a super-fast audio sting that resembles the sound of a Formula 1 car.  

Discussing the project, Chemical Brother Tom Rowlands said: “The engineering challenge of creating the fastest remix intrigued us as F1 fans and musicians. It’s exciting to hear our music in the context of F1. The speed and intensity of F1 is a nice reflection of our music and live shows.”

The original version of We’ve Got To Try will appear on The Chemical Brothers’ forthcoming album No Geography. You can check out the remix in the video below.

Ben Rogerson
Deputy Editor

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it.