LISTEN: Run the Jewels Remix Miike Snow’s “Heart is Full”
Killer Mike and El-P take on the lead single from iii, which drops sometime next year.
We still don’t know when exactly Miike Snow will release the followup to 2012’s Happy to You—or very much about the album itself—but for now, we can at least fantasize about a world in which the Swedish trio devote themselves full time to jewel running.
Last week, the group dropped “Heart is Full,” the lead single from their new record iii (the video is below), whose bright and brassy chorus was practically begging for a hip-hop remix. And today we got it. In their remix of “Heart is Full,” Killer Mike and El-P ride the original track’s big-bomping soul beat with a vengeance.
If it seems unlikely, it shouldn’t be: Christian Karlsson and Pontus Winnburg know a thing or two about beat-making, having produced Britney Spears’ ineffable “Toxic,” while singer Andrew Wyatt’s croon serves as a buttery contrast to Mike and El’s bombast. Wyatt had this to say about the track to 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.
You can give the track a listen—and watch the video for the original version—below.
III is out sometime in 2016.