Archive for March, 2011

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Deadman

March 25, 2011

Deadman (feat. The Bug) [Crackle Remix]

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chris cunningham'(s) take(s) on ny is killing me

March 25, 2011

looks like this was done pre the jamie xx album. might have been the trigger. cunningham definitely has skills.

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new jems from old friends

March 20, 2011

burial & four tet remix thom yorke…

02 Mirror

fever ray releases “the wolf” for the red riding hood soundtrack…. oops!

04 – The Wolf

not to be out done by his sister, olof remixes emmanuel jal

02 Kuar (Olof Dreijer Remix)

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We’re New Here

March 4, 2011

Gil Scott-Heron

Jamie XX’s remix album “We’re New Here” of Gil Scott-Heron is stunning. I was admittedly sceptical, having been subjected to loads of horrendous spoken word and beats albums back in the 90s. Gil Scott-Heron, in addition to being considered the “godfather of rap” for his spoken word “The Revolution will not be Televised,” is also an insane crack fiend, blow torch by the sofa kind of fiend. In a brilliant article in the New Yorker he comes across as a musically gifted Bubbles.

The word you are going to hear alot of in reviews is soul. And that it does. Remixed by XX beat maker, producer, and dubstep DJ Jamie Smith and produced by XL’s Richard Russell it reminds me at times of early Massive Attack filtered through the XX. Which is pure ear drool for the likes of me. At other moments the tracks are anchored by some vintage sparse dubstep, not unlike James Blake’s new album of aural pleasure (the two albums compliment each other real swell). Buy it.

New York is Killing Me – Gil Scott-Heron & Jamie XX

Filmic video for “I’ll take care of U” here.