The Ying Yang Twins have long inhabited the outer edges hip-hop's sonic landscape, but Atlanta-based production duo Pyramid Scheme welcome the legendary crunk set into wholly new territory on their new Mad Decent release "Thundercat." The song, which premieres today on The FADER, marks the Twins' first foray into EDM, and they handily contend with the genre's digital claps, a choir of dubbed tuba, and a couple of breakdowns.
As Pyramid Scheme's Adam LaRossa tells it, the two groups met backstage at a show in Atlanta: "The funny thing about this collab was the two of us were literally just going to catch Ying Yang Twins perform live. A good friend of Sterling's happened to be running the event and brought us back stage to kick it with Ying Yang Twins, and we just hit it off and talked about what the Atlanta music scene used to be and where we think it's going. By the time the show was closing down we some how ended up on the subject of actually doing a track together."
As it turned out, the Twins were eager to dive into something new. "I guess Ying Yang Twins really wanted to get their feet wet in EDM," LaRossa told The FADER, "and the idea of collabing with one of our idols sounded incredible."
"Afterwards we smoked a fatty and kicked back to think about it we decided that our urban music in combination with EDM could be sick," the Twins added. And it is sick indeed, hear for yourself below.