If you’re a longtime fan of El-P, one-half of Run the Jewels, you’re familiar with his love of sci-fi author Philip K. Dick, the dystopian genius behind Total Recall and Blade Runner. The latter’s novel and movie-adaptation have been a long-standing major influence on El, going back to his original group Company Flow‘s landmark debut Funcrusher Plus as well as his solo work. This can be heard in the shared themes of humanity’s struggles in an increasingly digital landscape as well as the crunching-synths of the film’s score echoing in El’s creations.
Naturally, El getting the chance to score the sequel’s trailer seemed like a perfect fit. While Blade Runner: 2049 never made it to the silver-screen with El-Producto at the helm, today the Brooklyn rapper/producer shared his demo with the world. Created also exclusively with the same synth sounds found in the first film, it’s an excellent effort. Interest in El’s alternate score can been seen by a fan-made re-edit of the trailer using it already going viral. You can Blade Run the Jewels below.