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Listen to a new punk-trap mix by Beastie Boys’ Mike D

on July 10, 2013, 5:15pm

mike d kenzo Listen to a new punk trap mix by Beastie Boys Mike D

Back in April, surviving Beastie Boys members Michael Diamond (Mike D) and Adam Horovitz (Ad-Rock) announced plans for a forthcoming memoir, taking their first steps back into the spotlight following the death of bandmate Adam Yauch (MCA) last year. Now, Mike D continues that journey by releasing a mix of new music.

“Humberto Vs The New Reactionaries: Christine and The Queens Remixx” was created for fashion label Kenzo’s Spring/Summer 2014 show. In a Q&A with the design house, Diamond described the mix’s creation, adding, “Talking to Humberto, I wanted to honor what he was inspired by: American hardcore like Black Flag, Bad Brains, Circle Jerks but then I wanted to update it, or maybe couldn’t help but to update it.”

And update it he has: the beat takes every grimy punk riff to date, distills them to their very essence, spins it with a little dance floor glitter and bits of reverb, and, voilà, disco-core in all its shimmery, dissonant glory. Listen in below (via The Daily Swarm).