Mayors Of Liberty – Photo by Christina Mallet
In theory, fusing the tunes of an anthemic indie rock band’s music with world-inspired hip-hop beats would sound unusual. But Seattle’s Mayors Of Liberty
fearlessly entrusted the remix of four songs off their latest album, Dream On
, to Tendai Maraire of Shabazz Palaces
offshoot Chimurenga Renaissance
, knowing that the result would be an intriguing crossover. The end product will be released as an EP called Renaissance Dreams
due June 3 via Brick Lane
is the latest premiere off the EP, and features a verse by Maraire himself. The track keeps the original vocals, but is stripped of excess background music to make room for a pounding bassline, playful marimbas and island-inspired back-up vocals. This innovative take on the original shows that the line between genres is never as defined as it seems. Discover the collaboration below.