Digital Digest: DRC Music, Twitter records, Willie Nelson and more
Some of the tracks from the DRC Music collaboration, which includes Damon Albarn, Dan the Automator and Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs have been made available on Soundcloud. Warp will issue the album in October with all proceeds going to Oxfam to assist with aid in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
They’ve also released a trailer on YouTube.
At MTV’s VMAs Beyonce announced she was pregnant and this has broken Twitter records as the most talked about event on the social networking site. There were 8,868 Tweets per second when the news broke, pushed Japan’s victory in the Women’s World Cup into second place.
Sinead O’Conner has taken to writing intriguing blog posts on her website of late. Not only has she begun appealing for “a very sweet sex-starved man,” but she has written an open letter to Bob Dylan asking to collaborate with him and be his harmonica!?!
Scuba is the latest DJ/Producer to be enlisted to curate a DJ Kicks compilation. As well as this, he has new single Adrenalin coming out which you can listen to at the Boiler Room and find out more details about the comp.
Willie Nelson has covered Coldplay’s The Scientist with the video now on YouTube and available to download from iTunes.
Los Campesinos! have announced details of their new album Hello Sadness. Head over to Pitchfork for all you need to know.
And Lady Gaga has been remixed again – this time by one of the bands of 2011 and interestingly one who has been remixed to great effect by the likes of The 2 Bears and the 6 Mix’s Erol Alkan. Metronomy have taken You and I and its rather good - take a listen.