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.

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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