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.’
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.
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.
Jamie XX, whose remix of Gil Scott-Heron‘s “New York is Killing Me” quickly became a GPWW favorite, continues to make waves. His remix of Adele’s beautiful single “Rolling In the Deep” is truly out there. It’s stripped and distorted, but somehow doesn’t lose any momentum.
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.