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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 Cole here. Along with the buzzing live shows, remixes have been popping up, like this Freddie Joachim remix 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.
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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.
The tagline for this new double-disc compilation, out on BBE Records October 11th, Gilles Peterson Worldwide is “A Celebration of His Syndicated Radio Show.” It’s filled with some of Gilles Peterson‘s biggest radio successes: the acts he broke on BBC1, the bands he catapulted to cult status, the songs he made into international sensations, and basically many of the milestones from the last ten years of funk, soul and jazz music.
In fact, we get giddy every Thursday when we have the exclusive stream to share with you. Check out past shows of the highly-influential 2-hour broadcast. [GPWW on Giant Step]
Gilles’ selections throughout the years have influenced all of us, if not the whole world. He’s been on a massive quest ‘for the perfect beat,’ and thanks to this show, we’re constantly updated on the status of the noble, necessary mission.
Grab the download and after the jump, watch some of our favorite videos of tracks featured on the compilation.
Jay Dee – “Rico Suave Bossa Nova” [MP3]