Could you imagine a more unlikely but, better suited collaboration than pairing IDM freakazoid Squarepusher and one of hip-hop’s greatest ambassadors, André 3000?
Squarepusher recently carried out an interview with the UK’s Drowned in Sound, and told the website of his growing ambitions to team-up with the ‘Hey Ya!’ superstar. Squarepusher aka Tom Jenkins said: “We’re both really keen to [collaborate]…I [can't] think of any vocalist I’d rather work with, and the ideas I’ve got are fucking staggering.”
We know that André 3000 is a fan, and Squarepusher’s intent on teaming with 3000 goes back to 2007, when he announced his commitment on the BBC’s Culture show. But that was three years ago, so now we are twiddling our fingers incessantly waiting for something to emerge.
“It’s gonna happen,” he told DIS. “[Recently] we’ve talked a few times on the phone and we’re gradually edging towards a plan … My publisher’s on to it now, so I think that might mean that it’ll happen in the next few years, rather than the next 30 years.”
Meanwhile, check out a few more YouTube clips of some of the most unlikely collaborations ever to appear:
Bone Thugs N Harmony Feat. Phil Collins – “Home”
Tammy Wynette and KLF – “Justified and Ancient”
James Brown and Luciano Pavrotti – “It’s a Man’s Man’s Man’s Man’s World”