Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Gil Scott-Heron & Jamie xx

Gil Scott-Heron & Jamie xx - NY Is Killing Me
Gil Scott-Heron & Jamie xx - Running (instrumental)

Jamie xx pairing up with Gil Scott-Heron to remix/reinterpret I'm New Here has produced We're New Here (get it?), and man, is it one interesting and musically ambitious collaboration… Scott-Heron's raspy, spoken-word recitations coupled with Jamie xx's plethora of samples, styles, and experimental re-workings can take a little getting used to (and truth be told - some of the material is interesting simply because of its immediate strangeness), but ultimately We're New Here is a nifty lil' album serving up two great tastes that taste great together.

We're New Here is available courtesy of XL Recordings