Grammy®-nominated rock legend, noted horror film director and Halloween theme park designer Rob Zombie is no stranger to repurposing his work, cross-fertilizing his fan base and generally pushing the limits of modern-day art. Zombie’s been licensing his music for a variety of outlets and working with outside DJs, remixers and producers since allowing groundbreaking industrial group KFMDM to do their thing on his band White Zombie’s first-ever, MTV-fueled hit, “Thunder Kiss ’65.” From the very start of his career, Rob Zombie’s outsized theatrical music and stage persona proved to have much in common with similar larger-than-life DJs as Skrillex and Deadmau5.
Since then, Zombie has released two remix albums, including 1996’s Supersexy Swingin Sounds, which featured songs from White Zombie’s previous albums as re-envisioned by the Dust Brothers, John Fryer, P.M. Dawn, Mike “Hitman” Wilson and Praga Khan, among others. Another collaborator on that album, Charlie Clouser, evolved into the band’s producer. American Made Music to Strip By came out in 1999, featuring remixes of songs from the previous year’s Hellbilly Deluxe by Rammstein, Oliver Adams, DJ Lethal, Nine Inch Nails’ Chris Vrenna and Clouser.