VIDEO: Gil Scott-Heron and Jamie Smith – NY Is Killing Me

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Remember Gil Scott-Heron’s 2010 album “I’m New Here”? Remember when Jamie Smith out of The XX said he was working on a remix album of sorts entitled “We’re New Here”? Ah, those were the days…  Simple, they were. Alas, now we have first proper video for an actual  song and isn’t that so exciting that a little bit of wee just came out? “NY Is Killing Me” grabs its source material and stuffs it through the kind of shuffling dubstep-lite filter that’s currently cluttering up your musical life, looping high pitched samples over Heron’s soulful vocal track and generally being all modern and that. It’s great.

See it below.

Alec