GPWW 6/7/10: Loads of New Music

Gilles Peterson had a mix for this one, but he decided to give us ‘pure music’ instead. Meklit Hadero (pictured) contributes with her beautiful version of the classic “Feelin’ Good.” And while Gilles is firmly stuck in World Cup mode, he’s also living in Wondaland with Janelle Monáe, like most of us. This week also features another Giant Step favorite – Andreya Triana of Ninja Tune – plus a Water Color track from the Now-Again/Jazzman compilation California Funk, and artists like Orgone, Carlos Y Gaby, Garrincha, Elmor Judd, Sergio Mendes and more.

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M.I.A.: “XXXO” Remixes feat. Jay-Z

M.I.A.’s “XXXO” has been remixed with a feature from none other than Jay-Z! Check out the Ben Allen version below, and stream more versions by Fulton Yard here. Stay posted for the hotly-anticipated album /\/\/\Y/\, coming soon.


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Gil Scott-Heron Video: “I’m New Here”

Check out Gil Scott-Heron’s video for the title track to his album, I’m New Here. It’s a deliberately simple take on a sparse acoustic song, capturing him live in the studio with subtle background projections of his Harlem neighborhood. Heron’s first album in more than a decade, I’m New Here is out now through XL Recordings.


Robyn’s New Album In Stores Today

Robyn follows up her self-titled Grammy-nominated album, which included the #1 UK single “With Every Heartbeat,” with a triple album beginning with Body Talk Pt 1, dropping today. It picks up where Robyn left off with the emphasis on the sweeping, emotional dance tracks and the biting, quirky rap-pop with which she made her name. Though only eight songs long, it takes you from techno to dancehall to acoustic ballads and nostalgic Swedish folk songs in one seamless journey, and still sounds undeniably like a Robyn record. Check out the video for Robyn’s single, “Dancing On My Own.”

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