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TV on the Radio

947 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

950 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 on... more info

Listen to Jamie xx’s BBC Essential Mix

965 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 M... more info

My favourite album: It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back by Public Enemy

983 days ago
Guardian MusicContinuing our new series in which Guardian and Observer writers pick their favourite albums – with a view that you might do the same – Dorian Lynskey says consider yourself ... warned!To find, at an impressionable age, a record that not ... more info

Get rich or die tryin': how hip-hop changed the world

984 days ago
Guardian MusicFrom Public Enemy to P Diddy, a new documentary charts how rap became a global phenomenon out of anger, sex and blingIt's 1989 and I'm hangin' tough with my 11.99 skateboard from Argos and a bright yellow Sony Walkman in Stanmore, a leafy suburb of ... more info

Readers recommend: songs about eavesdropping – results

1011 days ago
Guardian MusicFrom Pulp's peeping Tom to Gil Scott-Heron's Watergate rap, here are the songs you've been phone-tapping your feet toEavesdropping: the act of secretly listening in to others' conversations, whether accidentally or deliberately.Dr Feelgood, on their ... more info

'Gil Scott-Heron saved my life'

1035 days ago
Guardian MusicAfter a traumatic childhood Abdul Malik Al Nasir seemed to be heading for jail or an early death. Then, at the age of 18, he met the famous poet and musician – with remarkable consequencesMy brother Reynold introduced me to the music of Gil Sco... more info


1046 days ago
Soul Sides I wrote a short piece on GSH that I thought hadn’t run yet but, dope as I am, it actually came out on the 2nd. It builds on what I wrote in this post, and tries to go beyond just Scott-Heron’s cultural legacy and get into what he meant... more info

Stream Two New Jamie xx Tracks

1048 days ago
NME - The Daily DownloadIf you're in desperate need of an xx fix while the band work on their new album, try these long-promised tracks from drummer and producer Jamie Smith. Continuing a fine year for him (he's already remixed the late, great Gil Scott Heron's 'I'm New Her... more info

Jamie xx's Debut Solo Single Released Today

1049 days ago
XLR8RHere's some great Monday morning news: The young producer that helped bring us the smooth sounds of The xx, who collaborated with the recently departed Gil Scott-Heron, and whose DJ sets are more or less world-renowned, Jamie xx, dropped his fir... more info

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