As I searched for deets on the new Diplo remix of Tell Em by somewhat still unrecognized Indie Rock gods, Sleigh Bells, I stumbled upon commentary from the man himself, on the pages of Mad Decent, a blog I frequent from time to time. The following are his words (with a few slight punctuation and capitalization corrections)...
"Derek from Sleigh Bellz and me have matching Florida tattoos and we both are from shitty parts of Broward County ... And their last album was one of the sickest of '10 ... It's soo sick, it gave me a stomach ache ... Half Lnyrd Skinnard, half Bangladesh, half man, half alligator ... Me and Derek and Alexis are bros and sis for life. In fact I like Sleigh Bells so much ... Me and Switch was in studio in NYC tryin to make tracks with Derek and Beyonce last week after we played her team their album ... Dunno if we gonna manage to finish, but was good times. I started this mix for them like a year ago, but it took Derek about 6 months to send stems so it was kinda in remix limbo, but i really wanted to get it out to u guys cause I think the bass and the drums sounds nice and u can play it at your next party."
The track is getting a ton of love, and hype, from bloggers. I could have left this post alone after the above statement from Diplo, but I wanted to find the one blog that had something to say about the remix, that differed from the rest. After a few minutes of intense googling, I found the following commentary on Prefixmag...
"The write-up Diplo put up underneath his okay remix of Sleigh Bells' massive "Tell 'Em" is probably more interesting than the remix itself: Apparently Diplo was having meetings with Beyonce for her new album, and he played her team Treats, which lead Slegh Bells' Derek Miller to team with Diplo and Switch for tracks that could be on the new Beyonce album. Can you imagine what it would be like to hear Sleigh Bells on the radio? Sleigh Bells would win this internet indie rock shit, hands-down. They'd go from unsigned CMJ hype to producing for Beyonce on a song that will surely be Top 40. Nuts. But that's just in the planning phase at this point. For now, we've just got Diplo fucking around and cutting up "Tell Em."
OUCH! Right? Prefixmag seems to have nothing but straight-up hate for this one.
I, on the other hand, have nothin' but... L.O.V.E.
Sources: Soundcloud, Hypetrak, Prefixmag & Mad Decent
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