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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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]

 

Buy yourself a copy of The Sea here.

Mark Ronson Remixes

By now, you’ve surely heard Mark Ronson & the Business INTL‘s lead-in single “Bang Bang Bang”.  It’s become a smash hit everywhere, from Japan to Australia, France to Finland.  This disco number featuring Q-Tip and MNDR vamps up the French nursery rhyme “Alouette,” creating a NYC hip-hop sing-along with a twist of je ne sais quoi.  The new batch of remixes for “Bang Bang Bang” features Russ Chimes, SBTRKT, and Count & Sinden.

Mark Ronson- “Bang Bang Bang”(SBTRKT Remix)

 

Another must-hear remix is Major Lazer‘s transformation of the originally breezy “Bike Song” from cutesy to sexy.  Major Lazer focuses on Spank Rock’s verse for the song’s total makeover into a club bumpin’ techno beat.

Mark Ronson- “Bike Song”(Major Lazer Remix)