Beastie Boys’ Ad-Rock remixes Ratking – listen

Remix for New York rap trio follows recent Tune-Yards work

Beastie Boys rapper Ad-Rock has remixed ‘Canal’ by New York rap trio Ratking.

Taken from Ratking’s album ‘So It Goes’, Ad-Rock has transformed the strings from the original song into harsh drums to concentrate more on rappers Hak and Wiki’s vocals. It can be heard below.

It follows Ad-Rock’s recent remix of tUnE-yArDs’ ‘Gangsta’. He has also remixed for the likes of MIA, Rammstein and Beck.

In June, Beastie Boys rapper Mike D confirmed that he and Ad-Rock wouldn’t make any more Beastie Boys music following the death of MCA from cancer in 2012. “We haven’t been able to tour since MCA, Adam Yauch, died,” Mike D told New York Daily News. “We can’t make any new music.”

Artist Danielle Mastrion recently began work on a mural on the wall of New York sandwich shop Wolfnights, which features on the cover of Beastie Boys’ album ‘Paul’s Boutique’, to mark its 25th anniversary. Mural organiser LeRoy McCarthy had his appeal to name the area Beastie Boys Square rejected by local officials.

Meanwhile, Ad-Rock has announced that he’s become an unlikely fan of Australian boyband 5 Seconds Of Summer after he was introduced to them by his cousin, Mae Zaleski. Ad-Rock tweeted: “I need to publicly announce that my little cousin Mae Zaleski was up on 5 Seconds Of Summer a while ago. I’d never heard of them and now I have. Thanks? But Mae has never heard of The Slits, Misfits, Bad Brains, Prince Jazzbo or Funky 4+1 more. #OldPeopleComplainingAboutKidsToday.”