Gil Scott-Heron's comeback continues, since Jamie XX remixed the full album I'm New Here to create We're New Here. This video is for the second single off the remix album, layers of interpretation over the old standard, "I'll Take Care of You." The video, directed by Jamie James Medina and AG Rojas, tells the story of a young mother with a boxing career; seemingly exploring the question of 'why we fight.'
When someone teams up with Damien "Jr. Gong" Marley on a reggae track, we pay attention, and that includes Bruno Mars. Even more so now that they've released this mesmerizing tie-dye video, which may give you superpowers if you're on exactly the right amount of "liquor."
This GPWW features words and music from Nicolas Jaar, an electronic artist based in NY on a French-based label (Clown and Sunset), currently studying at Brown University in Rhode Island. His album was released on January 31st, called Space is Only Noise. While chatting with Gilles about his studies and music, Nicolas mentions that he's happy to see artists like James Blake getting so much positive attention, because it represents this new, mellow electronic generation in a relatively accurate way. As Pitchfork said about Space Is Only Noise, "The textures and ingredients of Jaar's music exist in the context of techno-- rhythm and repetition are clearly important to him-- but Space is not dance music. It's too slow, sure, but it's also too diffuse in its methods and results."
Later in the show, Gilles brings a mix from dOP, going into their jazz box for Yusef Lateef, Horace Silver, Coltrane and more.
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On Thursday, March 17th, HBO presents Treme - A Special SXSW Day Event produced by Giant Step. The festivities kick off at 12:00 Noon in true New Orleans style with a Second Line led by Dancingman504 and heralded by the Dirty Dozen Brass Band as it winds through 6th street in downtown Austin, TX. At 1pm the Second Line will return to its starting point at The Ghost Room for the rest of the party. Featuring live performances by legendary pianist Henry Butler, followed by the Grammy nominated Pine Leaf Boys, Big Chief Monk Boudreaux, and Dirty Dozen Brass Band, with DJ Paul Craven spinning throughout the afternoon. Delicious cajun food from Austin's own Evangeline Café will be served, so make sure you come ready to throw down LA style.