Gil Scott-Heron: New York Is Killing Me (Ashley Beedle’s Space Blues Rework)


Modern Artifacts 2012.  MA006


The quality of unofficial remixes of classic tracks seems to be going up and up.  Is the technology getting better?  Or their popularity causing DJs to up their game?  I have no idea but this is a particularly good example of the genre which, unusually, got an official release last year.  It now seems to be sold out everywhere, so it’s ripe for a posting here.

The original version, on Gil’s last album I’m New Here is essential listening.  This version adds a welcome layer of menace.  For my money it’s better than the Jamie XX remix of the same track on his LP We’re New Here.


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