You either get 100 Gecs, or you don’t.
Since their debut in 2015, the duo of Dylan Brady and Laura Les have been delivering maybe the most demented take on pop music to date, mixing and matching genres in very bizarre ways. In one song, it won’t be unreasonable to hear references to crunkcore, Papa Roach, third-wave ska, EDM or mall emo. Now, they’ve taken their out-there approach to the world of nu-metal.
The genre-defining hyperpop duo, recently debuted their interpretation of the System of a Down hit “Toxicity” during their set at Los Angeles’ Boiler Room.
The project of Laura Les and Dylan Brady made their fair share of changes to the original version of the song, bringing the guitars way down guitars to highlight their own breakneck, glitched out instrumental tracks and dropping enough heavy bass to kill a herd of elephants.
Of course, this is far from the first time these two have lended their touch to an alternative rock hit.
Back in 2021, 100 gecs notably gave the hyperpop treatment to Linkin Park’s mainstream breakthrough single “One Step Closer.” House of Pain’s “Jump Around,” Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ “Heads Will Roll,” Harry Belafonte’s “Jump in the Line,” Smash Mouth’s “Walkin’ on the Sun,” Skrillex’s “Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites” mashed up with Vince Staples’ “Yeah Right,” and a wide variety of other interpretations of hits from yesterday and today were part of the duo’s bombastic set.
You can watch their performance at the Boiler Room in the video below.
100 gecs are about to hit the road in support of their new album 10,000 gecs with an extensive headlining run this spring. The tour kicks off in San Jose, California, next week. If you want to check out their catchy and chaotic twist on your favorite nü-metal hits, make sure to grab your tickets here.
— crazy ass moments in nu metal history (@numetal_moment) March 28, 2023