On January 12th, an earthquake struck the nation of Haiti, leveling buildings, trapping thousands beneath the rubble and devastating the country’s already meager resources. In the aftermath of the disaster, the world has witnessed the terrible human impact of the earthquake and many have sought to find some small measure of hope in the face of such tragedy by doing whatever they can to help the people of Haiti. In that spirit, DJBooth.net invited artists from around the world to submit music to support relief efforts. The result is Rhymes & Rhythm for Relief, a compilation album whose proceeds will go entirely to the humanitarian organization CARE.
The album features original and unreleased music from Justin Garner, K. Sparks, Novel, O’Neal McKnight, Pastor Troy and many more. “One of my favorite sayings is ‘Actions speak louder than words,’” states Brian Zisook, DJBooth.net VP & Editor In Chief. “We were thrilled to have over 100 artists submit to the project and from that we are making 25 of our favorite tracks available on Rhymes & Rhythm for Relief.”
DJBooth.net’s Rhymes & Rhythm for Relief is available for high-quality download at djbooth.bandcamp.com/album/rhymes-rhythm-for-relief for a minimum donation of $5.
The first track from the new Gorillaz album has been released, and it features an incredible combination of Mos Def and Bobby Womack. The track, “Stylo” comes from the Gorillaz’ upcoming album Plastic Beach. Other artists featured on the new alblum include De La Soul, Little Dragon, Lou Reed, Snoop Dogg & The Hypnotic Brass Ensemble and more. Plastic Beach will be released on Parlophone on March 8th.
Gorillaz featuring Mos Def & Bobby Womack – “Stylo” from Plastic Beach (mp3)
News has been leaking about the new M.I.A. album to come later this year. We share her frustration regarding interweb connections, so we absolutely love this story: M.I.A. wrote a song about Verizon Customer Service’s incompetence, and she even got some Philipino Verizon employees to sing backup on the track, perfectly titled “I’m Down Like Your Internet Connection”.
No guarantee that this song will be on the new album, but for now, take this MP3 to go along with the video, via MFR.
M.I.A. – “There’s Space For Ol Dat I See” [download MP3]
Four Tet aka Kieran Hebden is set to release his fifth studio album, There Is Love In You, his first full-length in almost five years. It features the epic nine minute journey “Love Cry,” a loopy track that evolves and unravels around a simple vocal sample and thumping drumbeat. Now remixes have emerged from the acclaimed talent coming from South East London: Joy Orbison rolls out a floating electronic piece with skippy percussion, while Roska‘s remix is all at once dark, brooding, fierce and funky.
Four Tet will be touring in support of his much-anticipated new album, out January 26th on 2xLP, CD and digital.
Four Tet – “Love Cry” (Joy Orbison Remix)
Four Tet – Much Love To The Plastic People (DJ mix December 2009)
Much Love To The Plastic People (DJ mix December 2009) by Four Tet