Gil Scott-Heron and Jamie XX: Stream We’re New Here

Jamie XX (producer for The XX) has released several remixes from Gil Scott-Heron‘s 2010 album I’m New Here. Songs like “New York is Killing Me” and “I’ll Take Care of You” got a whole new vibe from Jamie’s remixes, introducing a new generation to the legendary Gil Scott-Heron. Now Jamie XX is putting out a full album of these remixes, aptly titled We’re New Here.

The new album, We’re New Here, will be available on February 21st via Young Turks.

GPWW 1/26/11: Backstage at the Worldwide Awards 2011

The Gilles Peterson World Wide show this week highlights the results of the Worldwide Awards of 2011. Read a full review by the host himself on the GP site. Or listen to some of the big winners in this playlist, inlcluding Erykah Badu, Gil Scott-Heron, Fourtet, Flying Lotus, Jay Electronica and James Blake of course. Also if you missed it, check out this video of Thom Yorke interviewing FlyLo backstage at the show.

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GPWW 1/19/11: Worldwide Family Mixtape: Dark Sky

The Worldwide Awards were held last week in London, hosted by Gilles Peterson. Thanks to everyone who showed up, and congratulations to all the Worldwide Winners! You can find a full list of them on GP’s site.

The first hour of this show features a new Jamie XX / Gil Scott-Heron remix (“I’ll Take Care Of You”), a track from the new David Lynch album, more James Blake of course, Hercules and Love Affair, Sun Ra, and much more. For the mixtape, he brings in the UK producers Dark Sky.

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GPWW Worldwide Family Mixtape: Sinden: The Jazz Mix

London based DJ Sinden comes into GPWW this week with a jazz mix and various worldly styles. But first our man Gilles starts with some recent favorites: Prommer & Barck, Gil Scott-Heron remixed by Jamie XX, Cubic Ziconia, DJ Oil and more. Sinden brings a lot to the World Wide mixtape, including Moonchild, Nico Gomez & His Afro Percussion, Lutchiana, Donso & more. So before GPWW presents us with the 2010 All Winners set, listen to the Sinden Jazz Mix to explore a bit of what’s left out there.

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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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