Nicolas Jaar Remixed Kanye West’s Blood On The Leaves

Today is the last day ever that we can say Yeezus is the most recent Kanye West album, with Ye gearing up to drop his highly anticipated seventh studio album, The Life Of Pablo. Now, multiple name changes aside, you cannot deny the level of hype surrounding this album, whether you are a Kanye fan or not. So what better way to celebrate the arrival of a new Yeezy album than with a remix by one of the world’s best producers, Nicolas Jaar?

According to Pitchfork, the track was initially produced for a commissioned artwork in 2014 for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s ART+FILM series. Focussing on artist Barbara Kruger, the piece was titled Picturing Barbara Kruger and is a 5 and a half minute video of Kruger discussing her process and work. The best part however – at least for us – is the soundtrack.

Pitchfork has said that Kruger herself requested West’s music for the piece, but a Jaar remix just takes it to a whole new level. Even though the remix is merely a soundtrack for Kruger’s narration, which is very interesting in its own right, it is still pretty awesome to hear.

Let’s hope with all the fuss about Kanye’s latest album, this may prompt Jaar to release the track to the public. However, the producer has been known to remain rather elusive, so only time will tell.


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