Andrew Wyatt says he couldn't 'stop smiling' when he heard El P and Killer Mike's take on his band's track
Run The Jewels have remixed a new track by Miike Snow.
The rap duo have put their twist on ‘Heart Is Full’, the first single from Snow’s forthcoming third album ‘III’. You can listen to the track below.
Miike Snow’s frontman Andrew Wyatt told FADER: “When we heard that RTJ were fans and down to get on this beat I was super excited… but cautiously so. I knew this was the type of beat that they could just eat for breakfast; but I was hoping that the whole thing wouldn’t come off sounding too retro.
“I was at [producer] Emile Haynie’s house when the email with the mix came through and so we stopped what we were doing to throw it up on the speakers. The moment Killer Mike launched into his verse, Emile and I couldn’t stop smiling; he had found that flow, the rhythm to his lines that was undeniable, the flow which was so huge as to transcend any trendiness in music and just be monolithically awesome. El-P continued riding that same vein – and it’s like a sledgehammer.”
Earlier this month, a short documentary for ‘Meow The Jewels’, the charity remix Run The Jewels album created with cat sounds, was shared online.
The crowdfunded album originally aimed to raise $40,000 (£26,000), which was to be donated to the families of Eric Garner and Michael Brown, two American victims of police brutality.
It eventually raised around $65,000 (£42,000). As the funds have now surpassed the original targets, further money has also now been assigned, and will be donated to the National Lawyer’s Guild Mass Defence Committee.