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Digital Digest: Brian Eno, Gorillaz, Yeasayer and more

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Producer Will Producer Will | 14:02 UK time, Wednesday, 20 April 2011

If you've listened to Now Playing @6 Music you would have heard the Digital Digest – a round-up of what is being talked about on blogs, sites and 'zines across the internet. Well we are going to be dishing up smaller, regular portions for you throughout the week, right here on the Now Playing blog.

So without further ado, the biggest news so fr online has been undoubtedly the leaked collaboration between American superstar Beyoncé and Major Lazer. Girls (Who Run the World) samples Diplo and Switch’s Pon De Floor and is thought to be the first single off Beyoncé’s currently untitled album - due for release around the same time she headlines the Pyramid stage at Glastonbury.

Brian Eno, formally of Roxy Music and producer for the like of David Bowie and U2 amongst others, has released the first track from Drums Between the Bells – his forthcoming album on Warp to be released on July 4. Glitch is reminiscent of the experimental electronic material which has shaped his career and you can listen to it on Soundcloud.

Meanwhile, Record Store Day releases are beginning to appear online – Yeasayer’s Phoenix Wind the latest to rear its head. Check it out on TheFader.com

Digitalism have made their single 2 Hearts available as a free download, get it at Fried My Little Brain amongst other sites.

Damon Albarn continues to embrace everything electronic, by working with his Gorillaz band and Korg to create the ‘iELECTRIBE Gorillaz Edition’ – an iPad Beatbox app. More infor at Beats and Beyond.


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