Run The Jewels and Royal Blood have shared a startling new collaboration.
Out now, 'The Ground Below (Royal Jewels Mix)' finds the two groups uniting, with El-P and Killer Mike spraying over some gnarly riffs from the UK duo.
The single has been a long time coming, with a mutual friendship existing for some time now.
"We’re big fans of each other’s bands”, explains El-P of Run The Jewels. "A while back, we hung out and played each other songs we love - one of mine was Gang Of Four’s 'Ether', which I later sampled for 'the ground below'. Mike and I thought it would be cool to get Royal Blood’s take on the ground below - we sent it off to them and they f*cking killed it."
It's a punishing experience, but still thrilling - the needle rarely (if ever) dips below the red, turning this into a transformative rock-rap meeting.
Royal Blood add: "Royal Jewels is the ultimate dream come true scenario. It's an alliance we wish long continues.”
Tune in now.
Photo Credit: Jonathan Mannion
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