Shortly after the July 2011 release of Pusha T’s debut EP, Fear of God II: Let Us Pray, a group of up and coming producers, most notably Rustie, Hudson Mohawke, and Machinedrum, got together to collaborate on a collection of remixes. While that project never came to fruition, Rustie’s now shared his rework of the Tyler, the Creator-featuring standout “Trouble On My Mind”.
With a few handclaps, a funky bassline, some lasery synths, and a generous helping of cymbals, the Scottish producer turns the straightforward-but-serviceable beat into a fun-loving and chaotic mix of trap and rave. Pusha’s rhymes about slangin’ and hustling receive a new sheen of playfulness, and somehow Tyler’s talk of Reptar and Bushwick Bill sound surprisingly, er, normal. Stream and/or download it below.
Perhaps Rustie might play the number during his current U.S. tour, which runs through mid-December. Consult the full schedule below.
Rustie 2013 Tour Dates:
10/22 – Santa Barbara, CA @ Velvet Jones
10/23 – Boston, MA @ Middle East
10/24 – Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
10/25 – Asheville, NC @ Mountain Oasis Electronic Music Summit
10/26 – Miami, FL @ Bardot
11/07 – Turin, IT @ Club to Club Festival
11/15 – Dublin, IE @ The Twisted Pepper
12/13 – Manchester, UK @ The Warehouse Project
12/15 – Los Angeles, CA @ Lure
12/17 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos
12/18 – Portland, OR @ Rotture
12/19 – Vancouver, BC @ Electric Owl
12/20 – Chicago, IL @ The MID
12/21 – Toronto, ON @ Wrongbar
12/22 – Austin, TX @ Empire Space
12/29-31 – Gisborne, NZ @ Rhythm and Vines Festival