Run The Jewels - "Sea Legs (Dave Sitek Remix)"
"Sea Legs" was one of the best songs on Run The Jewels' self-titled album packed with furious rapping and hard-as-nails El-P beats. Dave Sitek (TV On The Radio, Federal Prism label owner etc.) is a great producer, but I wasn't sure exactly how—or if—El-P's clattering drums could be improved on. Happily they can, and Sitek is here to show us how, adding some thunderous bass and a ceaseless high-pressure synth line that runs through the verses. And the song is up for free download? A Christmas fucking miracle indeed. - Constant Gardner