The affection that Run The Jewels feel for Mexico is nothing new. Just a few months ago, the duo collaborated with the collective Mercadorama to hold an exhibition called Art The Jewels, where several national artists recreated to El-P and Killer Mike through your own perspective.
Well, now the pair gets hot with a new installment, this time musical by the hand of nothing more and nothing less than Camilo Lara (Mexican Institute of Sound), who remixed the song “Ooh La La” with various elements of traditional Mexican music and some verses by Santa Fe Klan.
Run The Jewels and “Ooh La La”
2020 was a good year for Run The Jewels. Despite the complications that the music industry had to endure from the pandemic – delayed releases, cancellation of tours, festivals and more – the rappers overcame it all and delivered in the middle of the year. RTJ4, his fourth studio album.
Without a doubt, the material was a success since it began to be nominated as one of the best materials of the genre in the year and appeared in various lists as one of the most raffled productions of the year that just ended. And we must say it: rolitas como “Walking in th Snow”, “Just”, “Pulling The Pin” and “Ooh La La” they raised the expectation to the fullest … and they did not disappoint.
Precisely, this last song mentioned, originally recorded with a Greg Nice from Nice & Smooth and the legendary DJ Premier, has just received a new version ‘a la mexicana’ that you cannot miss by any means.
You can also read: RUN THE JEWELS BECOME TOYS AND LEAD A REBELLION IN THE VIDEO FOR “WALKING IN THE SNOW”
IMS and Santa Fe Klan raffle off the remix
If it’s about making incredible remixes to artists of the stature of Run The Jewels, Camilo Lara and the IMS they paint themselves. The producer knows what it is like to put a national touch on the work of other artists and this time he is no exception.
The good Camilo did his thing and put textures of mariachi, cumbia and a lot of Mexican flow to the song of El-P and Killer Mike. To do this, he recruited Angel Quezada. aka Santa Fe Klan, who with only 21 years is breaking the panorama of national rap today.
“Making the global dance floor a united, inclusive and thunderous space where everyone is welcome is the mission that connects me with Run The Jewels. To invite Santa Fe Klan to this adventure was crucial: in his voice are mixed Guanajuato, Brooklyn, Mexico City and AtlantaLara says in a press release.
“At first the rhythm inspired me without even understanding the lyrics, in music, there are no races and respect is the key. As soon as Camilo showed me the remix, I started writing and recording on the track and I am extremely grateful to those people who bring different languages and cultures together, ”said Quezada.
We do not entertain you anymore. Then you can listen “Ooh La La” with the spicy and extravagant remix of IMS and Santa Fe Klan.
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