Sleigh Bells – That Did It feat. Tink (14’)

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This past March, Sleigh Bells shared a SXSW stage with up-and-coming Chicago rapper-singer Tink. "I immediately thought she was incredibly badass," says Sleigh Bells singer Alexis Krauss. "She's like a firecracker – she has an incredible stage presence and charisma." You can feel that energy on "That Did It," the track Sleigh Bells cut with Tink when Red Bull – which had sponsored the previous showcase – put the artists together in a New York studio this June.

"I sat with her in the booth for a while just talking about what the theme of the song was," says Krauss. "She was furiously jotting down notes, and I stepped out." When she ducked back in a few minutes later, Tink had written the verse that opens the song. "I was like, 'OK, cool. You know what the fuck you're doing,'" Krauss says. "It was a joy working with somebody who was that good and that fast."

The song's title and hook come from an unrehearsed ad-lib that Tink used during the recording process. "We were getting her monitor levels set up, and she was asking for more vocal as the track was playing, and she said, 'Oh, that did it. That did it,'" says Miller. Adds Krauss: "Derek and I looked at each other, and it was this total aha moment." Check out the tune below.


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