ALT-J have announced the forthcoming release of REDUXER, a set of eleven 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 flier GOLDLINK; platinum-certified Parisian rapper LOMEPAL; Berlin powerhouse KONTRA K; Dublin-born breakthrough rapper REJJIE SNOW; Australian auteur TUKA; London’s acclaimed LITTLE SIMZ; and Puerto Rican rapper PJ SIN SUELA.
The project was first hinted at when Virginia Beach hip hop legend 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 explain. “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.”
A second track has now been debuted; a new version of DEADCRUSH reworked by legendary producer THE ALCHEMIST and Latin American production powerhouse TROOKO and featuring the unmistakable vocals of hip hop iconoclast DANNY BROWN.
REDUXER is released on 28 September via Infectious Music and can be pre-ordered now on limited white vinyl and CD BELOW:
ALT-J recently headlined Latitude Festival for the second time and will continue to headline festivals throughout Europe over the summer. The band have also announced an autumn tour of the UK and Ireland, taking in seven shows that will culminate in a very special performance at the legendary Royal Albert Hall in London. Dates as follows:
ALT-J are JOE NEWMAN, GUS UNGER-HAMILTON and THOM GREEN, one of the most successful British bands of the millennium. 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 at London O2 Arena and headline performances at numerous worldwide festivals.
RELAXER itself was the follow up to the band’s UK #1 and GRAMMY and BRIT nominated album THIS IS ALL YOURS and their 2012 Mercury Prize and Ivor Novello Award-winning debut album 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.