This year saw the long-awaited return of The Avalanches. The Aussie outfit not only put out its first album since 2000, Wildflower, but also revisited its seminal debut, Since I Left You, with a new vinyl reissue. Not quite done making their mark on 2016, today The Avalanches have let loose two mixes of a previously unreleased Freddie Gibbs collaboration called “Bad Day”.
The original version, which The Avalanches dub “a Christmas jam for you all,” features a “Gladys Knight cover of Stevie Wonder sample at the end” as well as a sample of Shuggie Otis. According to a tweet from the group, Posdnuos of De La Soul and Spank Rock are recording new verses for additional forthcoming mixes of the song. We’ll stay tuned for those, but in the meantime, check out the two Gibbs-assisted mixes below.
For Gibbs, this marks the follow-up to his November track, the Harry Fraud-produced “All Day”. In September, the Indiana rapper was acquitted of sexual assault in Austria.