Not long ago I posted about the latest Jay-Z mash up: Jaydiohead. Listened. Enjoyed. Filed it under “hip-hop plus something unlikely.”

Thanks to my man Shaun, I can now freshen and fatten that file with Metermaids NYC’s: Nightlife in Illinoise. The Metermaids took beats and accapellas from their well-regarded Nightlife album and dropped a little science on multi-instrumentalist/folkster Surfjan Steven’s critically acclaimed Illinoise.

The result is fresh, fantastic and free. Do your ears a favour: download here.

(I haven’t heard either original album, but I think I’ll just stick to the combo anyway; since they go so well together, I haven’t been eating alot of my peanut butter sandwiches without jam).