Gil-Scott Heron & Chris Cunningham Video

Last night filmmaker Chris Cunningham debuted his work New York Is Killing Me at the MoMA, an audio-visual remix of Gil-Scott Heron‘s song; a “musique concrete” of “New York Is Killing Me” from the recent album I’m New Here. The above video is a single channel version, but for the event it was projected onto 3 screens with an extended version of the song. Cunningham replaced 90% of the original music with recordings of trains and environmental sounds, giving the song a darker cinematic vibe.

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Enter To Win Tickets: Cut & Paste Digital Design Tournament

This weekend, a whole new brand of competition comes to New York City; a Digital Design Tournament.  Cut & Paste is a live-action competition that brings out some of the world’s most innovative designers and pits them against each other in categories that include 2D, 3D and motion design.

The 2010 tournament will travel to 10 major cities worldwide from New York and LA to London and Tokyo.  The winners in each city will then converge for a last live-action design battle for the Global Championship in New York City in February.

Cut&Paste 2010 Digital Design Tournament from Cut&Paste on Vimeo.

We’ve got 5 pairs of tickets to the New York competition which will also include live DJs and an open bar until it runs out.

Enter below for your chance to win!  Winners will be notified Thursday September 30th.

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Corinne Bailey Rae Covers Bob Marley with “Is This Love?” + MP3


Following her acclaimed sophomore release of The Sea (Capitol Records), Corinne brings it with this beautiful cover of “Is This Love?”, by icon, Bob Marley.  Corinne Bailey Rae‘s brand new cover is an elegant, soulful rendition of the original.

Corinne Bailey Rae- “Is This Love?” [MP3]

 

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The Hudson Series Returns Tonight with Danny Krivit

The wait is over. Tonight, the first installment of our fourth Hudson series takes off at 8 p.m. with the legendary Danny Krivit. Come help us celebrate the new season at Good Units at Hudson, as Danny throws down a four-hour DJ set sure to cure any Monday blues. As always, admission is free but only with RSVP. See you on the dancefloor.

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Four Tet On Tour + MP3

This past January, Four Tet released his first album in nearly five years, There Is Love In You.  On October 14th, this pioneer in musical creativity will have his first stop in Chicago before hitting up most major North American cities.  Four Tet fine tunes the techniques of electronic music by tweaking, sequencing, and mixing.  He distills his recordings with a vast variety of free jazz, hip hop, and even open-string folk tunings to create a sound that is uniquely his.

Check out “Angel Echoes” from There is Love in You [MP3]

 

Tour Dates after the jump.

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