GPWW this week features a mix from the UK-based production duo Instra:mental, with a handful of their own tracks and a few collaborations by Boddika. Sandwiching the Instra:mental mix, Gilles has brand new songs by Asa, Raphael Saadiq, and Little Dragon - you don't wanna miss it!
Little Dragon news is spilling onto the internets, with their third album Ritual Union due for release this Spring and a world tour to follow. Last week they gave three killer sets here in NYC; check some of the photos by the great photographer Mel D Colehere. Along with the buzzing live shows, remixes have been popping up, like this Freddie Joachimremix of "Twice," originally from Little Dragon's perfect debut album. His remix takes the original tune to another level, upping the tempo to show off the melody. Freddie Joachim has a few releases of his own as a DJ and producer. His last release was on the San Francisco based label Mellow Orange.
Following the video for his first single, "Radio," another Raphael Saadiq track hit the web this week: "Good Man." It would be near impossible to top his 2008 album The Way I See It, but these new 'aggressive rock n roll' style tracks are a good sign. Plus rumored featured guests on Saadiq's Stone Rollin' include Robert Randolph and Yukimi Nagano (Little Dragon). Stone Rollin' will be released by Columbia Records on March 22nd.
Little Dragon is back with a video for "My Step," a track off their latest album Machine Dreams. Directed by Matt Scheuerer, this video tells the story of a little puppet moving between office life and a colorful spiritual realm.