Today, a team-up we'd never even dreamed of came into fruition by way of producer duo SUPER CRUEL (Jesse Porsches and Tigerilla) collaborating with Melbourne hardcore punk band Ocean Grove for the song 21 Devils.
The result is a groovy and bangin' nu-metal track that we haven't heard since the days Linkin Park, Limp Bizkit and Korn ruled the charts but you know what? It's innovative in this day and age and we're into it.
It made us think about the other times producers in the electronic world teamed up with rock or alternative bands, so here are our fave cross-genre collabs!
SUPER CRUEL x Ocean Grove - 21 Devils
Obviously, we weren't gonna leave this out since it's just dropped. SUPER CRUEL have collaborated with varied artists like CXLOE, Lisa Mitchell and Hazlett in the past but this is the first time they've stepped into the world of hardcore and the result slaps.
Ocean Grove, however, have flirted with the electronic world before - 2017's The Rhapsody Tapes featured a song with Aussie producer Running Touch called Thunderdome.
Steve Aoki x blink-182 - Why Are We So Broken
The veteran DJ and the pop punk icons have worked together quite a few times actually, from an official remix by Aoki of blink-182's Bored To Death to blink-182 playing in Aoki's living room for his 40th birthday. This reggae-influenced song first dropped last year but just a week ago the two acts released this music video.
Zedd x Hayley Wlliams - Stay The Night
This is the earliest collab of the sort in this list, so these two were definitely ahead of the curve. The Paramore singer's topline suited Zedd's productions perfectly and Stay The Night went on to become an inescapable hit with over 200 million views on YouTube, making both acts household names.
The Chainsmokers x 5 Seconds Of Summer - Who Do You Love Now
This huge team-up dropped earlier this year and it was a massive collab for the Sydney boys in 5SOS. The Chainsmokers brought their future bass flavour to what is basically a pop rock song and it's already a big hit. We're also digging the Scott Pilgrim Vs The World-esque battle of the bands scenario in the music video.
Tom Morello x Portugal. The Man x Whethan - Every Step That I Take
We left the triple team-up for last! In this one, Rage Against The Machine's amazing Tom Morello ushered in a new era of rock with Portugal. The Man and a new era of EDM with Whethan on this grungey, industrial cut. It's not a collaboration you'd expect but we're all for musicians stepping outside their comfort zones and trying new things - that's how you make gold, after all.