Beastie Boys' rapper Mike D has stepped in to remix Portugal. The Man.
A true collective, the death of MCA left enormous questions for the remaining members of the Beastie Boys. Taking time out of music, Mike D recently told Rolling Stone that he was excited to get back into the studio, with the rapper taking part in a number of remixes.
Recently re-working Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band, Mike D has now agreed to take part in something a little more low key. Becoming friends with Portugal. The Man, the rapper agreed to remix new cut 'Modern Jesus'.
Speaking about the project, Mike D said: "I was talking to a friend who happened to work at the bands label about stuff I was listening to. I mean we do this often, and I mention the 'Evil Friends' album. He hit me back right away asking if I would do a mix, so it was no doubt. I knew I wanted to do the song and push it, make it bump more, trap that shit out."
For their part, Portugal.The Man were clearly overwhelmed at the prospect of working with Mike D. The group's John Gourlay said: "Mike D, he gets respect. The Beasties introduced us to the world that existed outside of Alaska, and we lived by it. We have referenced Beastie Boys on every album we have made. The dude is a Beatle, in our book, and to get to work with a guy like Mike D is and always has been at the top of our list since we were kids."
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