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We're New Here

We're New HereGiven his influence on hip-hop, it's fitting that Gil Scott-Heron be subject to one of the genre's grand traditions: the remix. Jamie Smith of the xx...We're New HereElectronicGiven his influence on hip-hop, it's fitting that Gil Scott-Heron be subject to one of the genre's grand traditions: the remix. Jamie Smith of the xx...2011-02-16

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B+

We're New Here

Genre: Electronic; Status: In Season; Music Label: XL

Given his influence on hip-hop, it’s fitting that Gil Scott-Heron be subject to one of the genre’s grand traditions: the remix. Jamie Smith of the xx paired vocals from Scott-Heron’s I’m New Here with spare electronics, reimagining his soulful song-poems as futuristic screeds. Scott-Heron’s raspy vocals anchor Smith’s spectral diddlings; the results on We’re New Here are pleasantly moody. B+

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Originally posted February 16 2011 — 12:00 AM EST

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