Madlib Treats His Sam Herring Collaboration "Streetsweeper" To A Gritty New Remix
A few weeks back, Trouble Knows Me was thought to be the title-track of the almighty Madlib and Future Islands ambassador Sam Herring‘s debut collaborative EP. We now know that to be the unconventional duo’s operative moniker as they officially drop pressings of their first-time-out on Lib’s Rappcats imprint. Today they’ve dropped a celebratory remix of one of the album’s cuts, taking “Streetsweeper” to the shop and reworking Herring’s vocal to suit a minimal, penetrating new concoction that’s anchored by flutes, slightly-swung drums and Herring’s grip of tuff wordplay. Clocking in at just a minute and sixteen seconds, the cut may be considered criminally short to you die-hards, yet it offers a heaping dose of the alchemy these two have cooked up in the bomb shelter. Madlib & Sam Herrings’ Trouble Knows Me is out today and can be copped via Rappcats featuring one of the 15-20 handprinted covers with artwork helmed by Stone Throw great Jeff Jank and Gustavo Eandi. Madlib’s gritty new remix of “Streetweeper” below and catch your boy on the other side of the pond as he spins tomorrow night at Fort Punta Christo in Croatia or Friday night at London’s XOYO.