|Song by Linkin Park from the album Reanimation|
|Released||July 30, 2002|
Pokemon: The First Movie [Movie] - Stock sounds|
Pitch Black [Movie] - Stock sounds
|Live debut||February 23, 2003|
|Last played||August 15, 2006|
|Writer||Brad Delson, Chester Bennington, Johnathon Davis, Joseph Hahn, Ken "Hiwatt" Marshall, Mike Shinoda, Rob Bourdon, Traz Damji|
The remix was created by The Humble Brothers and features guest vocals by Jonathan Davis of Korn and uncredited guitar work by Saki Kaskas. Some of the stock sounds used in the remix can also be heard during the films "Pokemon: The First Movie" and "Pitch Black".
Speaking to MTV about the remix, Brad Delson said, "[The Humble Brothers] are from Canada, and they’re these amazing guys. We heard a remix they did of a Deftones song and we were like, ‘This is the sickest thing we’ve ever heard.’ They’re just one of those groups people haven’t found out about yet."
Jonathan Davis has said "One Step Closer" is his favorite Linkin Park song, "One Step Closer has always been my favorite. Same thing, it introduced me to the band. I got to sing on it in Reanimation. When I heard it, it's like "Ohh this is cool. Finally a band that does something cool. It's not the same old stuff. I was stoked."
Mike Shinoda added, "And as if the original version of “One Step Closer” wasn’t disturbed enough, bolstered with a new verse by Korn’s Davis, “1STP KLOSR” has an even darker, more morose vibe to it."
The original version of the remix was created in 2001 and didn't have Davis' vocals. This version was released in November 20, 2001 as an easter egg on Frat Party At The Pankake Festival, but a promo CD from March 2001 containing it indicates the remix was created very early that year. In 2010, a copy of the CD sent to The Humble Brothers containing the "One Step Closer" multitracks, named "One Step Closer" Parts, was sold on eBay for $6,500. The description of the product was:
"CD-Reference: *Warner Brothers Rec., February 7th, 2001 from DA-88 source, individual tracks, without timecode; not all DA-88 tapes had time code & none had a sync pop at the top, so all tracks are "wild",without accompanying time code.
Total time: 42 min & 42 seconds (TRT/43:42)"
In June 2020, Ken Marshall from The Humble Brothers posted a seventeen minute YouTube video about the song with the description, "In this session, Ken 'hiwatt' Marshall breaks down The Humble Brothers remix of '1stp Klosr' by Linkin Park, from their 2002 PLATINUM album Reanimation!" He gave the song a brand new mix from the original multitracks as well.
The music video for "1stp Klosr" was directed by Shaun Smith for MTV2's "MTV:Playback".
MTV: Playback was originally aired on July 27, 2002 at 2:00pm, with a rerun on July 28, 2002 at 8:00pm.
One Step Closer Humble Brothers Remixes
|1||One Step Closer (Humble Brothers Remix) (Extended)||Bennington Chester Charles, Bourdon Robert G, Damji Traz, Delson Brad, Hahn Joseph, Marshall Ken "Hiwatt", Shinoda Mike||6:17|
|2||One Step Closer (Humble Brothers Remix) (FM Radio)||Bennington, Bourdon, Damji, Delson, Hahn, Marshall, Shinoda||3:10|
|3||One Step Closer (LP)||Bennington, Bourdon, Damji, Delson, Hahn, Marshall, Shinoda||2:36|
One Step Closer Parts
|1||Sample Snare/Kick||Bennington Chester Charles, Bourdon Robert G, Delson Brad, Hahn Joseph, Shinoda Mike||2:26|
|2||Snare /Hat||Bennington, Bourdon, Delson, Hahn, Shinoda||2:31|
|3||Toms L&R||Bennington, Bourdon, Delson, Hahn, Shinoda||2:06|
|4||Overheads L&R||Bennington, Bourdon, Delson, Hahn, Shinoda||2:32|
|5||Room Mics L&R||Bennington, Bourdon, Delson, Hahn, Shinoda||3:00|
|6||Bass DI/Bass Amp||Bennington, Bourdon, Delson, Hahn, Shinoda||2:55|
|7||Guitar Main||Bennington, Bourdon, Delson, Hahn, Shinoda||3:07|
|8||Guitar DBL L&R||Bennington, Bourdon, Delson, Hahn, Shinoda||2:26|
|9||Intro, Chorus, Bride Guitar/ Chester Lead Vocal||Bennington, Bourdon, Delson, Hahn, Shinoda||3:05|
|10||Chester Voc. Delay & Chorus (One Step Closer)/ Vocal Double||Bennington, Bourdon, Delson, Hahn, Shinoda||2:40|
|11||Chester Chorus 1 (Ever You Say To Me) Chester Double||Bennington, Bourdon, Delson, Hahn, Shinoda||1:50|
|12||Boops / Keys (Intro,br.)||Bennington, Bourdon, Delson, Hahn, Shinoda||1:52|
|13||Dist. Beat/ Turntable Joe||Bennington, Bourdon, Delson, Hahn, Shinoda||2:12|
|14||Hat / Screech||Bennington, Bourdon, Delson, Hahn, Shinoda||2:27|
|15||Hi Beep L&R||Bennington, Bourdon, Delson, Hahn, Shinoda||2:29|
|16||Click 95bpm||Bennington, Bourdon, Delson, Hahn, Shinoda||2:29|
Note: Only the date of the very first release of each version is listed.
|1stp Klosr||Reanimation||5:46||2001||July 30, 2002||
|One Step Closer (Humble Brothers Remix)||Frat Party At The Pankake Festival
"One Step Closer" Humble Brothers Remixes
"Reanimation" Internal Demo
|6:13||2001||November 20, 2001||
|One Step Closer (Humble Brothers Remix) (FM Radio)||"One Step Closer" Humble Brothers Remixes
"Reanimation" Internal Demo
|One Step Closer (Ken Marshall Remix)||5:46||2020||
|1stp Klosr||Reanimation - Instrumentals||5:46||2001||
"1stp Klosr" has never been performed live in its entirety. However, during performances of "One Step Closer" on the Meteora touring cycle, the band would feature the bridge of this song over the extended bridge of "One Step Closer". On Projekt Revolution 2004, Jonathan Davis from Korn would even come out to sing his part of the remix over the bridge live.
- Ken "hiwatt" Marshall - interpretation
- Traz Damji - interpretation
- Jonathan Davis - vocals
- Mike Shinoda - producer
- Mark "Spike" Stent - mixing
- David Treahearn - mixing assistant
- Paul "P-Dub" Walton - ProTools enginer
- Brian "Big Bass" Gardner - mastering, digital editing
- Nancie Stern - sample clearance
|Humble Bros Remix (Extended)|
I need a little room to breathe
|Humble Bros Remix (FM Radio)|
One Step Closer remix screen from Frat Party At The Pankake Festival
1stp Klosr screen from Reanimation
- Saki Kaskas Interview: From Greek Folk Music to Metal and Need for Speed (Oktober 2006), October 2006
- Linkin Park Master Reanimation But Kant Spell - MTV, June 20, 2002
- LinkinPark.ru - Всё о Linkin Park по-русски! | linkinparkru.com, May 12, 2008
- One Step Closer Multitracks = $6,500 - Newswire - Linkin Park Live, July 02, 2010
- YouTube: Remixing Linkin Park - Music Production and Engineering, June 5, 2020
- General Reanimation Video Info
- Linkin Park: Reanimation - Latest News, July 14, 2002