A$AP Rocky samples Tame Impala on new instrumental album – listen

New track 'Unicorn' samples Australian band's track 'Feels Like We Only Go Backwards'

A$AP Rocky has sampled Tame Impala's 'Feels Like We Only Go Backwards' on a track set to feature on a new instrumental album he is releasing.

'Beauty and the Beast – Slowed Down Sessions Ch. 1' was originally due to be released in 2013 but will now come out at some point later this year with the Harlem MC previewing two new songs from the record overnight. The first, 'Unicorn', features a slowed down version of the Tame Impala song, which featured on the band's 2012 album 'Lonerism.' See above to hear the song now.

In addition to 'Unicorn', A$AP Rocky also shared new song 'Riot Rave', a collaboration with 'Harlem Shake' producer Baauer. The song is accompanied by an "art video" which shows footage of riots in the five boroughs of New York as well as footage of the rapper and the rest of the A$AP Mob and can be seen below.

A$AP Rocky is the second rapper to work with Tame Impala's 'Feels Like We Only Go Backwards' so far this year with Kendrick Lamar also set to use the beat on the soundtrack for the new film Divergence, due for release later this year.

The rapper will team up with the Australian psych-rock band for a reworked take on their track on a soundtrack which will also include tracks by Ellie Goulding, Skrillex and M83. The dystopian teen film will be released in March 2014 and is based on the novel of the same name by author Veronica Roth.

In December last year, Kevin Parker revealed that he is currently working on Tame Impala's next album. Commenting on its progress, he said: "The way I do it is there's never recording 'sessions.' One finishes, the next one starts. It's just continuous. I write songs everyday, but I don't necessarily get to record them. I just record whenever I can, whenever I'm home, whenever I have access to something that can make music."

Tame Impala are set to play this summer's Latitude festival. They will join headliners Two Door Cinema Club and Damon Albarn on the bill, with Agnes Obel, Jungle, Damien Jurado, Julia Holter, Valerie June, Koreless, East India Youth, Kwabs, Eagulls and Fat White Family also included on the line-up.


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