alt-J have dropped a new video for ‘Last Year (feat. GoldLink) (Terrace Martin Version)’.
It’s taken from their forthcoming collection ‘REDUXER’, which sees various hip-hop artists and producers offering their takes on tracks from the trio’s most recent full-length, ‘RELAXER‘.
“We are very excited to share the video for the Alchemist x Trooko version of “Deadcrush” featuring Danny Brown with you,” say alt-J. “Jeron Braxton did an incredible job with the video and we appreciate the work everyone has done to make this one happen!”
“After listening to the Deadcrush remix I wanted to create something that complemented the dark tones of the song,” explains Braxton. “Visually the video tells the story of how the CIA introduced old guns and cocaine into the black community in order to raise funds for the Nicaraguan contras.
“The introduction of weapons and cocaine in the black community gave power to the War-on-Drugs and the amount of Black men incarcerated creating this violent cycle of destruction that plagues the black community today. The blue flames represent the violent cycles of destruction. The demons creating the fire symbolize how drug addiction and gun violence are like demons that posses its victims to keep the cycle going. Slavery never really ended but just evolved into mass incarceration.”
Other contributors to the record include Parisian rapper Lomepal, Berlin hip hop artist Kontra K, Irish rapper Rejjie Snow, Australian artist Tuka, Puerto Rican rapper PJ Sin Suela, and London’s Little Simz.
‘REDUXER’ is released on 28th September.