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Tricky feat. Martina Topley-Bird – When We Die


Tricky returns with his 13th album, ununiform. It’s a delicate, storming, intricate album that sees him further work with new, up and coming singers as well as collaborators of the past. ‘When We Die’ features Martina Topley-Bird, who first made an appearance on Tricky’s debut 1995 album, Maxinquaye – released a month before the pair’s daughter was born. They haven’t collaborated on one another’s output in almost fifteen years.

Eerie, haunting yet enveloped by a sense of peace and acceptance, ‘When We Die’ sees Tricky take hold of a new zest for life he has come to possess: “If you don’t accept death you don’t really accept life” says Tricky.

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© Matt Stuart

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1. Lebanon Hanover – Gallowdance // 00:00
2. Vanishing Twin – Vanishing Twin Syndrome // 03:48
3. Essential Logic – Hiss and Shake // 07:22
4. Tricky – Black Steel // 12:32
5. Beck – Cellphone’s Dead // 18:09
6. Beck – Gimme // 22:53
7. Beastie Boys – Funky Boss // 25:18
8. Red Snapper – Lagos Creepers // 26:54
9. Bitchin Bajas – Water 3 // 32:37
10. DakhaBraka & Kimmo Pohjonen – Kluster-In tanzen liebe // 39:50
11. Noir Désir – L’Europe // 45:23

Gil Scott-Heron – Me And The Devil


I’m New Here is the thirteenth studio album by American soul artist Gil Scott-Heron, released February 8, 2010 on XL Recordings. It is Scott-Heron’s first album of original material in sixteen years, following a period of personal and legal troubles with drug addiction. Recording sessions for the album took place during 2007 to 2009 and production was handled by XL Recordings-owner Richard Russell. Primarily a blues and spoken-word album, I’m New Here serves as musical and lyrical departure from Scott-Heron’s previous work.
The album debuted at number 181 on the US Billboard 200 chart, selling 3,700 copies in its first week. It has spawned one single, “Me and the Devil”, an adaptation of blues musician Robert Johnson’s “Me and the Devil Blues” (1937). Upon its release, I’m New Here received generally positive reviews from most music critics.

Reggie Watts – NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

Reggie Watts is an internationally renowned vocal artist/ beatboxer/ musician/ comedian who wows audiences with his live performances which are 100% improvised. Using his formidable voice, looping pedals, and his vast imagination, Reggie blends and blurs the lines between music and comedy. No two performances are the same and to that end, “genius” is the word most often used to describe Reggie Watts. LA Weekly crowned him “the most wildly inventive new talent of the past five years” while New York Magazine hailed Reggie as “Spectacularly original,” Rolling Stone featured him as “Hot Comedian,” SPIN named him as “Best New Comedian” and the LA Times praised Reggie is “a superstar.”

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