Yes the Little People Will Never Win But They Can Fuck Shit Up

M.I.A.‘s latest vid for her song “Story to Be Told” creates a trippy vortex of internet-inspired imagery.  She even bought a wonderfully explicit domain name exclusively for her clip.  Check it: http://yesthelittlepeoplewillneverwinbuttheycanfuckshitup.com/

“Story to Be Told” is off /\/\/\Y/\, which is out now.

Try not to get too dizzy.

Gilles Peterson Presents: Worldwide 2xCD + MP3

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]
 

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M.I.A. New Video: “XXXO”

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Check out a significantly less controversial new video from M.I.A.,  at least compared to the gruesome “Born Free” video. Our girl Maya has traveled a long, bumpy road to the release of her album /\/\/\Y/\ , but she’s still going strong and sticking with the GIF animation theme in her “XXXO” video. If you haven’t already, check out the “XXXO” remixes featuring Jay-Z and more remixes by Riton and SBTRKT.

Spotlight: New Talent from OkayAfrica

There is no one alive today that can deny the cultural contributions of Africa to modern day music across the entire globe. From artists such as the late Fela Kuti, on whose life the Award-winning Broadway musical Fela is based, to new emerging cosmopolitan artists such as  Nneka and K’Naan, the influence of African music is still heard today. Even Artists that you would not traditionally think of as African influenced, such as The Roots, whose new album might be the best to come out this year so far, can easily tell you how they have been touched and influenced by it. In fact so much so that a new branch of Okayplayer, appropriately named Okayafrica, was launched earlier this summer devoted exclusively to covering the latest cutting edge African Artists. Considering the great overlap in our communities, we thought it best if we gave you a little sample of what they offer. Check out a few of our picks after the jump.

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GPWW 7/26/10: Bilal Feature

This week on Gilles Peterson World Wide, he focuses in on R&B/jazz/soul singer, Bilal, who is releasing Airtight’s Revenge on September 14th on Plug Research. The special mix section of the show features a slew of Bilal tracks and an interview with the man himself, as well as some Giant Step favorites with Janelle Monáe, Erykah Badu, and Fela Kuti. Returning from last week are Monsters of Folk and Mount Kimbie.

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