Arca produced some tracks for Kanye West’s new album

UNO's abstract beatmaker Arca is one of a handful of surprising additions to the leftfield cast of collaborators on 'Yeezus'.


Rap titan Kanye West’s beyond anticipated album ‘Yeezus’ is due to land next week, and he hosted a listening party in New York last night which gave us some interesting nuggets of information.

As reported by The FADER, Pitchfork and, well, everyone, the list of collaborators appearing on the record yields some surprises. For starters, the guest verses don’t seem to be plentiful, but they are interesting (even if the album is starting to sound like a bit of a sausage fest). Drill leaders Chief Keef, King Louie and Young Chop are all alleged to appear, reconnecting Kanye with his home city of Chicago. Rick Rubin took on a role as executive producer, and the much-rumoured appearances from Daft Punk have also been confirmed, as they’re credited with providing production on a handful of tracks.

The most interesting revelation from the production side of things – aside from the heavy involvement of TNGHT, which we’ve been excited about for a while – is that abstract beatmaker and UNO NYC affiliate Arca features on the record. This is the very experimental Arca, producing for a man who has also collaborated with the singer from Maroon 5. Funny how things turn out.

Other than that, we’ll have to wait and see. ‘June Eighteen’ will be an interesting day for sure.