Subtronics Transforms Phantogram’s Modern Classic “Black Out Days” Into Arena-Sized Drum & Bass Banger

Phantogram “Black Out Days (Subtronics Remix)” is out today, June 16 Via Republic/UMe

LOS ANGELES – June 16, 2023 – Philadelphia producer and DJ, Subtronics, has teamed up with LA-based electro-pop duo, Phantogram, to transform their modern classic “Black Out Days” into a genre-bending drum & bass hit. The remix infuses skittering, rapid-fire beats, pulsing electronics, and a thumping low end into the dark-hued original while preserving Sarah Barthel’s aching vocals and Josh Carter’s atmospheric guitar. “Black Out Days (Subtronics Remix)” will be available to stream everywhere today, via Republic Records/UMe.

While on tour in 2022, Subtronics posted a bootleg version on TikTok, which amassed a staggering 800,000 views and 150,000 likes. Since then, the track has been a staple of his live performances on the sold-out ANTIFRACTAL Tour, and more recently, his viral back-to-back set with John Summit at EDC Las Vegas.

Subtronics previewed the track at Decadence New Year’s Eve festival in Phoenix, Ariz., playing as the clock struck midnight and ushering in, what would be, a monumental 2023 for him. A month later, Phantogram joined Subtronics at his headline-sold-out concert at the Kia Forum in Los Angeles, where they performed the breakneck version together live.

The remix arrives with an eye-popping visualizer starring a psychedelic army of Subtronics’ trademark Cyclops characters.

Watch the visualizer and stream “Black Out Days” (Subtronics Remix) here:

“After flying 18+ hours to Australia for my tour, I sat down in my hotel room and deliriously started working on this remix as a fun little experiment,” said Subtronics. “It ended with me dancing around like a silly goofball. So beyond grateful and honored to have the privilege to finally release this as an official remix for y’all ❤️”

Phantogram offers, “This song is so special to us, and even after 10 years, it has truly taken on a life of its own finding new light in so many ways through its various versions and remixes, and your continued love of it on TikTok. When we first heard Subtronics’ take on the track, we were immediately hooked. We have loved getting to see all the footage of you all headbanging to this and could not be more excited to share this with you as an official remix 🖤”

Originally released a decade ago on Phantogram’s 2013 self-titled EP, “Black Out Days” has become one of the duo’s best loved songs and continues to find new fans daily. As it celebrates its 10th anniversary, the track is more popular than ever, having amassed more than one billion streams worldwide and more than five billion views on TikTok where it’s been embraced by a new generation and used on nearly one million creates. Phantogram has been tapped to open the much-talked-about new LA venue The Bellwether on July 11th as the inaugural act.

About Subtronics:

A love for SUBwoofers and elecTRONICS has brought us Subtronics. Growing up in Philadelphia, PA, Jesse Kardon aka Subtronics, had a passion for his drum set and Radiohead. While in high school, he discovered dubstep and was inspired to jump into the world of production. Fusing his unique blend of cutting-edge sound design with hard-hitting bass, Subtronics seeks to push the envelope. On the live front, he has built a rabid following with his high-energy sets and advanced mixing skills.

He has released on Ultra Music, Never Say Die, SubCarbon, Deadbeats, and more, in addition to his own label, Cyclops Recordings.

Notable touring headlines include the Kia Forum, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, The Brooklyn Mirage, Phoenix Raceway, The Armory Minneapolis, to name a few. Subtronics has headlined Ultra Music Festival, Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, Lost Lands, Electric Forest, and more.

When not producing “angry robot noises,” you can find Subtronics playing kendama and leading his devoted ever-growing band of followers in the ‘Cyclops Army.’

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About Phantogram:

Lauded as an experimental and alternative band and one that’s never been married to a particular genre, Phantogram – comprised of lifelong friends Josh Carter and Sarah Barthel – have continued to change the zeitgeist for almost a decade by consistently challenging it with their signature blend of hard-hitting beats, guitar driven dark psychedelia and electronic pop. Since the arrival of 2010’s debut release, Eyelid Movies, the duo has amassed over a billion streams, achieved one platinum-certified single, two gold-certified singles, collaborated with legends such as Tom Morello, Billy Corgan, The Flaming Lips and Miley Cyrus, partnered with Big Boi of Outkast to form supergroup Big Grams, headlined sold out shows worldwide, become a festival staple and toured with artists including Arcade Fire, The xx, Muse, M83, alt-J and more. With major campaigns for Apple TV+, Peloton and Apple Watch, and additional placement in multiple TV shows, the band’s reach has never been so wide.

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