Diplo + Sia = Sweet Remix. Sia’s full-length album, We Are Born, drops June 22nd. Her current tour dates (The We Meaning You Tour) can be found here, along with more streaming music from the new album.
Sia – “Clap Your Hands (Diplo Remix)” [MP3]
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M.I.A. is the latest artist to send the internet into a full-blown frenzy with a video. The short film by French director Romain Garvas, which has been pulled from YouTube and labeled as NSFW elsewhere, is set to the music of M.I.A.’s “Born Free.”
We’ve all been waiting for this for a while. The official video for Distant Relatives‘ first single “As We Enter.” Album is due out May 18th.
Kon & Amir Present Off Track Volume III: Brooklyn, to be released next Tuesday (4/27) on BBE, finds the New York/Boston-based pair shining light on another diverse array of underexposed vinyl. The eclectic African disco and soul cuts Amir highlights on his disc are Americanized by style but inherently authentic in feel, demonstrating the very best of the region’s dance music from the period following Fela Kuti’s mid-70s creative peak.
Kon and Amir will be hosting the official NYC release party at Le Poisson Rouge this Saturday, May 24th as a part of their I Love Vinyl series. On the 1s and 2s for the evening will be Amir, Ge-Ology, The Twilite Tone, Scribe, OP!, and Jon Oliver. Arrive early and ready to dance; entry is free before 10:30pm.
To win a free copy of the album, enter the contest here.
We’re fast-forwarding the Gilles Peterson World Wide radio show to catch up, which means you get 2 shows at once today. That equals 4 full hours of high-quality GPWW.
In May 5th’s show, Gilles features 40 magical tracks, including some of his clear favorites like Gil Scott Heron, José James, Quadron and SBTRKT along with new ones like Twilight Tone, Kyle Hall, and Ezel.
GPWW 4/5 Part 1
GPWW 4/5 Part 2
Moving swiftly along to May 12th’s show, Gilles starts with a new track by Cee-Lo called “I Want You,” written by Jack Splash. Then he gets into some Betty Davis, Fatima featuring Dam-Funk, Sofrito, Nas & Damien Marley, and new music by Paul White, Addison Grove, and Karizma. (And listen for the Giant Step shoutout – swoon!)
GPWW 4/12 Part 1
GPWW 4/12 Part 2