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The best songs of 2011

1818 days ago
Guardian MusicThe top 40 tracks of the year, as voted for by Guardian writers1 Lana Del Rey – Video Games2 Azealia Banks – 2123 Tyler, the Creator – Yonkers4 Joe Goddard – Gabriel ft Valentina5 Frank Ocean – Swim Good6 Nicki Minaj – Super Bass7 Beyonc... more info

Gil Scott-Heron remembered by Jamie Byng

1827 days ago
Guardian MusicThe American poet and musician had a voice like no other, but he also made you think, recalls Jamie ByngI first met Gil Scott-Heron by sneaking backstage after a gig he played in Edinburgh in 1992. I was clutching a bootlegged Reggae Sunsplash festiv... more info

Bobby Womack and Jonathan Ross on 10 years of Gorillaz

1845 days ago
Guardian MusicSoul singer Bobby Womack reveals how a phone call from Gorillaz helped him rekindle his career, and TV presenter Jonathan Ross hails the unlikely cartoon groupThe roll-call of Gorillaz collaborators over the last decade includes Danger Mouse, Ibrahim... more info

Drake Feat. Rihanna – Take Care

1860 days ago
Discobelle.netSooo, the new Drake album leaked today, and this is maybe one of the most interesting cuts from it – heavily using the source material from Jamie XX’s remix of Gil Scott-Heron’s “I’ll Take Care Of You” track. This makes three Drake songs ... more info

Three New Mixes From Beady Eye

1874 days ago
Stopcryingyourheartout.comWe were expecting two new mixes from Andy to lead up to the UK tour in November. However he has been in touch over the weekend to give us this brand new mix - 'What The World Is Waiting For...' - and asked that it be uploaded first.The other two mixe... more info

Gil Scott-Heron - The Revolution Will Not Be Televised (Rockumentary)

1906 days ago
Totally Fuzzy This BBC FOUR documentary from Grammy-winning director Don Letts looks at the godfather of rap's significance to music and civil rights. Scott-Heron's confrontational, no-nonsense street poetry and songwriting skills have inspired the mode... more info

TV on the Radio

1913 days ago
TopixAs fiercely political as Gil Scott-Heron and with the progressive futurism of Prince, TV on the Radio might be the most culturally significant indie rock act of the past decade. more info

Download Jamie xx’s FACT Mix

1916 days ago
StereogumJamie xx, the xx producer and Gil Scott-Heron collaborator, has a recorded a new half-hour mix of house and garage for FACT. The mix features a few Jamie xx remixes and a bunch of tracks I don’t recognize; there’s no tracklist for this one being ... more info

Listen to Jamie xx’s BBC Essential Mix

1931 days ago
Nialler9It was coming all year. A 2 hour Essential mix from Jamie xx that starts with Orbital’s ‘Belfast’ and continues with Gil Scott Heron interludes, tracks from James Blake soundalike Ifan Dafydd, Koreless, Floating Points, Fantastic Mr. Fox, New ... more info

Jamie xx: BBC Essential Mix

1932 days ago
Pitchfork - ForkcastPhoto by Mischa Richter Jamie xx hopped on the decks to spin a two-hour BBC Essential Mix last night. There's plenty of choice cuts-- stick around until the very end, though, when he drops his own remix of Radiohead's The King of Limbs cut "Bloom", w... more info

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