Pusha T's continued push into the EDM world hits new heights as his collaboration with 2/3 of Swedish House Mafia, Axwell /\ Ingrosso, has been released. Originally titled "This Time We Can't Go Home," the track, which first premiered almost exactly a year ago at Governors Ball, has been dubbed just "Can't Hold Us Down" remix with King Push, Salvatore Ganacci and newly signed Swedish rapper Silvana Imam, who joins Sebastian Ingrosso's label Refune Records.
The remix is a trapped out rework of the original, keeping some of the gritty electro and synth work, but slows down the track to a tempo appropriate for rap, while cutting out the part that speeds things up to 140 bpm. The pitched up vocal is kept and looped throughout, pairing with the new verses provided by Imam and Push.
It isn't the Clipse co-founder's most lyrically-complex verse, but he flows effortlessly over the work from Axwell /\ Ingrosso with counterculture lines like "I'm supposed to take your advice / No thanks, I'd rather roll the dice," and "The want to control us, and scold us / Not mold us, not show us / I question these vultures / Their motives, their quotas."
Imam raps almost entirely in Swedish, mixing in the occasional English word like "incomes" and "underground."
The remix is out now on Swedish Spotify and will become available worldwide in the coming days, but for now, stream it below on Audiomack via Spin. Fans still await Axwell /\ Ingrosso's debut artist album set for release some time this year on Def Jam Records. Until that arrives, this will have to suffice.
This is not Pusha T's first foray into the electronic music world. He has collaborated with the likes of Major Lazer, Tiga and Yogi recently and is a big fan of the movement. He recently spoke about why he is getting so involved in electronic music.
"I've been going to Europe for some time on the festival circuit, and once you get in that element and see others reacting to it, it's easier to understand. You get trapped in the wave. The beats are driving and super-aggressive—like, so hard. I was curious," he said.