TUNE Alt-J - ’Last Year' (featuring Goldlink) (Terrace Martin version)
alt-J today debut a new track in collaboration with Grammy-nominated hip-hop high-flyer GoldLink and producer and saxophonist Terrace Martin, as well as an accompanying video created by artist, filmmaker and “your favorite rapper's favorite artist” Jay Fury (AKA Jay Kzapa). Last Year (feat. GoldLink) (Terrace Martin Version) is lifted from alt-J’s forthcoming REDUXER project, out 28 September.
“alt-J and Terrace Martin are two artists I respect immensely, so I was honoured to tell a story with them on this new album of RELAXER reworks,” says GoldLink of the track.
“This record is special to me because it truly reflects freedom and what it means to have no boundaries,” explains Terrace Martin. “I actually produced this record in Poland fueled by nothing but a cup full of espresso.”
“The point of the video is for the viewer to set the story. Just listen to the music, enjoy, and let the art take you on a trip.” adds Jay Fury.
Watch Last Year (feat. GoldLink) (Terrace Martin Version): https://alt-j.lnk.to/LYGoldLinkVidPR
REDUXER is a set of 11 genre-straddling reinterpretations of songs from alt-J’s award winning third album RELAXER, reimagined by a host of fans, friends and peers, including a globe-straddling cross-section of some of the world’s most influential and prolific hip hop artists and producers. The project also features Deadcrush (feat. Danny Brown) (The Alchemist x Trooko Version), 3WW (feat. Little Simz) (OTG Version) and In Cold Blood (feat. PushaT) (Twin Shadow Version). All songs are available as instant grats.
REDUXER out 28th September 2018
11 new reinterpretations of songs from the award winning RELAXER featuring Danny Brown, GoldLink, Little Simz, Pusha T, Twin Shadow, Rejjie Snow & more
UK & Ireland tour announced for October, inc Royal Albert Hall Show
alt-J have announced REDUXER, a set of 11 incredible reinterpretations of songs from their award winning third album RELAXER, reimagined by a host of fans, friends and peers, including a globe-straddling cross-section of some of the world’s most influential and prolific hip hop artists and producers.
Putting their own indelible vocals on the songs are, amongst others, Grammy-nominated US hip hop high flyer GoldLink, platinum-certified Parisian rapper Lomepal, Berlin powerhouse Kontra K, Dublin-born breakthrough rapper Rejjie Snow, Australian auteur Tuka, Puerto Rican rapper PJ Sin Suela and London’s acclaimed Little Simz.
The project was first hinted in July when Virginia Beach hip hop superstar Pusha T and LA synth pop polymath Twin Shadow both joined alt-J for a surprise performance of In Cold Blood on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, before swiftly releasing the studio version of the collaboration. “It's no secret that we love and are influenced by hip-hop, and it's always been a dream of ours to work with hip-hop artists in reimagining our music,” the band explained. “With REDUXER that dream has come true. We couldn't be happier with the results. This album is truly global, featuring rappers and producers from all over the world. After a very long time in the making, we are stoked to share it with you all.”
alt-J - REDUXER tracklisting
1. 3WW (feat. Little Simz) (OTG Version)
2. In Cold Blood (feat. Pusha T) (Twin Shadow Version)
3. House Of The Rising Sun (feat. Tuka) (Tuka Version)
4. Hit Me Like That Snare (Jimi Charles Moody Version)
5. Deadcrush (feat. Danny Brown) (Alchemist x Trooko Version)
6. Adeline (feat. Paigey Cakey and Hex) (ADP Version)
7. Last Year (feat. GoldLink) (Terrace Martin Version)
8. Pleader (feat. PJ Sin Suela) (Trooko Version)
9. 3WW (feat. Lomepal) (Lomepal Version)
10. In Cold Blood (feat. Kontra K) (Kontra K Version)
11. Hit Me Like That Snare (feat. Rejjie Snow) (Rejjie Snow Version)
alt-J - one of the most successful British bands of the millennium - are Joe Newman, Gus Unger-Hamilton and Thom Green. Released last year, RELAXER flew straight into the top 10 of the UK album chart ahead of a summer of major international shows, including a headline show at London’s O2 Arena; and headline performances at numerous festivals. RELAXER is the follow up to their number one, GRAMMY and BRIT Award-nominated album This Is All Yours, and their 2012 Mercury Prize and Ivor Novello Award-winning debut An Awesome Wave. Between them, the records have sold in excess of two million copies and their songs have been streamed more than one billion times. RELAXER is available now via Infectious Music in heavyweight vinyl, CD, cassette and digital formats.
alt-J live – UK autumn tour 2018
21st October - Glasgow, UK - SEC Armadillo
23rd October - Leeds, UK - Leeds Town Hall
24th October - Leicester, UK - De Montfort Hall
25th October - Gateshead, UK - The Sage
28th October - Manchester, UK - Bridgewater Hall
29th October - London, UK - Royal Albert Hall
30th October - London, UK – Royal Albert Hall