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Gil Scott Heron and Jamie xx
We're New Here

Young Turks

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The xx producer and percussionist Jamie Smith takes a stab at recontextualizing Gil Scott-Heron's excellent 2010 album, "I'm New Here". 

Gil Scott-Heron's 2010 album, I'm New Here, was his first of original material in 16 years and best in three decades. But though it was a joyful return to the living for the once-homeless recovering addict and pivotal figure of pre-South Bronx talking blues, the album is defined by pallor. Jamie Smith, percussionist and producer of the xx, has become a minor celebrity of the post-dubstep Brixton scene, earning a reputation as a DJ with his MPC mastery and as an ace remixer, crafting memorable, expansive edits of songs by Adele and Glasser in recent months. Smith, like many liners-scanning millennial sound nerds, is a massive Scott-Heron fan, and at Russell's suggestion has taken a stab at recontextualizing I'm New Here in service of changing sounds – you can practically hear him cycling through subgenres track-to-track.

These two men only discussed the music here, briefly, in handwritten letters. That much shows, though putting them in the same room is the next logical step both for Smith, who claims he has no interest in a solo album, and Scott-Heron, who is now back in the consciousness and ready to be pushed hard. Here's to reunions. — (via Pitchfork)

Label: XL Recordings / Young Turks
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue
Country: US
Released: Jan 2021 / Original Release: 2011
Genre: Electronic, Hip Hop, Non-Music
Style: Leftfield, Trip Hop, Spoken Word, Poetry, Garage House, Dubstep

File under: Electronic / Leftfield