Portugal. The Man team up with the legendary Mike D of the Beastie Boys for the official remix to their Evil Friends track “Modern Jesus.”
Mike D adds his hip-hop flavor to the already invigorating track, elevating it to the next level with heavy bass, some claps, and synth sounds.
Mike D explains how he began collaborating with the band, stating:
“I was talking to a friend who happened to work at the band’s label about stuff I was listening to. I mean we do this often, and I mention the “Evil Friends” album. He hit me back right away asking if I would do a mix, so it was no doubt. I knew I wanted to do the song and push it, make it bump more, trap that shit out.”
As huge fans of the Beastie Boys, Portugal. The Man’s John Gourley discussed how excited he was to let Mike D remix their song.
“Mike D, he gets respect. The Beasties introduced us to the world that existed outside of Alaska, and we lived by it. We have referenced Beastie Boys on every album we have made. The dude is a Beatle, in our book, and to get to work with a guy like Mike D is and always has been at the top of our list since we were kids.”
The original version of “Modern Jesus” is off P.TM’s 2013 release Evil Friends. Portugal. The Man is currently on tour.