Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Gil Scott-Heron & Jamie XX - We're New Here

In February 2010, soul singer Gil Scott-Heron released ‘I’m New Here’, his first album in thirteen years. Produced by XL Recordings head Richard Russell during various studio sessions in New York, the album was enthusiastically received by fans and critics alike. Meanwhile, the last eighteen months have been meteoric for Jamie "xx" Smith. His band The xx’s debut album (which Jamie produced) received huge acclaim, picking up 2010’s prestigious Mercury Music Prize, while Jamie garnered respect for his remixes (in particular of Florence & The Machine’s ‘You’ve Got The Love’) and solo productions (forthcoming single ‘Far Nearer’ on Numbers)

So what happens when one of the most exciting young producers around reworks one of the most acclaimed albums from a true legend? The result is Gil Scott-Heron and Jamie xx’s We’re New Here which sees Jamie xx remixing thirteen tracks from the original I’m New Here album sessions.

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