Australian producer What So Not has taken on one of the most powerful songs on one of 2020’s most acclaimed albums, sharing an official remix of “JU$T” from Run The Jewels’ self-titled fourth album.
Released in June of last year, “JU$T” served as the third and final single from RTJ4, which gained recognition for not only being one of the year’s most resonant and forward-thinking records, but for the prescient subject matter it tackled, becoming something of an unofficial soundtrack to global protests against police brutality.
Featuring the likes of Pharrell Williams and Zack de la Rocha, “JU$T” quickly became a favourite of the group’s fans, with one of these fans being Aussie producer What So Not, who has just dropped an official remix of the tune.
“For me, as a producer, Run The Jewels are one of the most exciting groups out there,” What So Not explained. “Starting as a bootleg, I was honoured to get the nod to put this record out, not only with RTJ, but also my childhood heroes Zack and Pharrell.”
What So Not’s remix of the track comes just a matter of days after Run The Jewels shared the official clip for “Walking In the Snow”, featuring stop-motion-style animation by Chris Hopewell.
“It was great to work with the RTJ guys again,” Hopewell said in a statement. “Everyone was very aware of the gravity of the subject matter and RTJ didn’t want to be too obvious or on the nail with the visuals, so we went with an Eighties style fantasy look with evil snow warriors and their icy king oppressing the bedroom toys. It was great to be involved with a project with a positive vibe to end a pretty fucked-up year.”
What So Not’s remix of Run The Jewels’ “JU$T” is out now.