Speaking to Rolling Stone, Mike D said of the remix:
I feel very fortunate, because I either work with or cross paths with a lot of different musicians, and that's how you find the coolest shit. Anyway, that's my musician bias. Also, when I was a little kid and I got into punk rock and the Clash and the Slits; that's how I found about reggae. They were inspired by it and were very clear and open about that influence. Then it made me dig further, so it's the same thing.
The band shared the love for the Beastie Boy, tweeting, "We love [Mike D] and [Beastie Boys] so much forever. Honored to have his magic touch our tune."
Listen to "New Song (Mike D Remix)" above.
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