Rock Meets Electronica

Big Beat Conspiracy 1 is the first major stateside compilation of the latest

cleverly named techno offshoot genre, big beat. The collection, due April 7 on

Pagan Records, features high-energy rock-meets-electronica remixes by the

Chemical Brothers (retooling the Charlatans UK's "Nine Acre

Dust"), Underworld ("Rez") and Death in Vegas (tackling

St. Etienne's "People Get Ready"), as well as tracks by Fatboy

Slim and U.S. debuts by Sniper, J Knights,

Environmental Science and Hardnox.