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You didn't think the Jaxx would release a single without an accompanying crazy video, did you? "Feelings Gone" featuring Sam Sparro is from Basement Jaxx's 5th full-length album, Scars, which drops in the US on October 6th on Ultra Records.
Universal Motown Records has released Michael Jackson: The Remix Suite I, [Buy on iTunes] featuring exclusive remixes by Stargate, The Neptunes, Dallas Austin, Polow Da Don, and Salaam Remi. Suite I is only the first batch of music to be unveiled from the five-part digital suite of remixes paying homage to the legendary entertainer.
One artist, two distinct but interwoven concepts: this is the captivating logic behind Double-Booked, pianist Robert Glasper's third album for Blue Note, following up Canvas (2005) and In My Element (2007). An artist who "unfailingly gets the feeling right" (New York Magazine), Glasper has made waves throughout the music world as leader of both the acoustic Robert Glasper Trio and the electric, hip-hop-oriented Robert Glasper Experiment. With Double-Booked, the 32-year-old Houston native puts his enviable versatility front and center, emphasizing these different hemispheres of his musical brain at the same time.
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The eighth album from musical innovator Nitin Sawhney, London Undersound, will be released tomorrow, August 25th. Featuring a cast of guest contributors that includes Natty, Reena Bhardwaj, Ojos de Brujo, Anoushka Shankar, Roxanne Tataei, Tina Grace, Aruba Red, Imogen Heap, Faheem Mazhar and Paul McCartney, the album embraces a far-flung range of musical and cultural influences, to put it mildly. And yet the collection is deftly bound together by Sawhney's masterful production, and a narrative subtext which runs through the diverse strands of music like a thread of steel.