Editors’ Notes For more than a decade, the Crystal Method has been making dance-floor dynamite that appeals to diehard techno heads, as well as adrenaline-chasing music lovers. The American duo has conquered raves, radio, and remixes, collaborating with everyone from Rage Against the Machine’s Tom Morello to the Roots-affiliated rapper Rahzel. On Divided By Night the party starts with the title track, a mid-tempo composition with shades of electro funk, and then we’re treated to “Dirty Thirty,” a dramatic, New Wave-influenced instrumental featuring New Order bassist Peter Hook. Metric’s ice-cold vocalist Emily Haines adds pop bliss to utopia-kissed “Come Back Clean,” while a similar, almost-ethereal vibe is evoked by Stefanie King Warfield on “Black Rainbow.” Hasidic rapper Matisyahu sparkles brightest on the synth-spiked tsunami “Drown In the Now” and proves musical collaborations can be greater than the some of it parts. Divided By Night illustrates Crystal Method’s willingness to continue challenging preconceived notions.