This week is the 30th anniversary of the classic Beastie Boys debut album Licensed to Ill. And thanks to this incredible interactive video that dropped this week on the album’s history, our brains are kind of stuck in Beastie-mode. Luckily, our prayers have been answered with the work of this dedicated Redditor who created a mash-up album of the Beasties with Daft Punk that is skull-crushingly amazing.
Created by a Canadian producer who goes by ‘Coins,’ the full-length album, titled Daft Science, is built around a very simple premise: take Daft Punk beats and layer them below Beastie Boys bars. While this is a good theory on paper, it is actually astounding just how well this idea is executed. There are few things as adrenaline-kicking as hearing “Intergalactic” spliced onto “Robot Rock,” or “Body Movin” woven into the pounding texture of classic Daft Punk tracks like “Da Funk” and “Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger.” In short, it rocks hard.
Listen to Daft Science in full right here.
In other music news, Odd Future’s Hodgy Beats has just announced his debut solo album and shared a wild music video for the first single. Watch it right here.