Don’t you just love it when needless genre barriers crumble like the Berlin Wall? Skillful alt-rock duo Phantogram and NYC hip-hop’s hidden gem, Ratking, have us hoping for a collaborative full length between the two creative groups with the latter’s remix of “Fall In Love.” Originally released as a single by Phantogram eight months ago, “Fall In Love”‘s oscillating energy and searing vocals felt like a rocket ride through blazing stars, an intergalactic rendezvous complete with great music and gargantuan speakers.
Given Ratking’s taste for experimental, and occasionally volatile, production aesthetics, the cross-genre pairing is more than fitting. Stuttered vocal chops and slick twists to the beat set up the remix before Wiki ever enters; the affair is impressive from beginning to end, but the trio leader’s drawn out enunciation and venomous delivery crush the track—even his Migos flow, though a surprise, is on point.
“Do hip-hop for a living, I live hip-hop when I’m sitting/I go up the top when I’m drunk and I’m high and I’m staying on Ritalin”
Stream the “Fall In Love” remix, premiered by Noisey, below.