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  • Philip Selway: "Beyond Reason" Indaba remix

    Philip Selway "Beyond Reason" Remix Winners Announced

    In September, Philip Selway, Nonesuch Records, and Indaba Music launched a search for collaborators to remix his song "Beyond Reason" off his solo debut album, Familial. Selway has now chosen a Grand Prize Winner and two Runners-Up, and fans have chosen 15 Honorable Mentions, all of which can be heard here. Entertainment Weekly says: "Selway’s hushed, eerie folk tunes were a revelation after years of hearing him keep the beat in his main gig."

  • Steve Reich: "Double Sextet / 2x5" [cover]

    Steve Reich "2x5" Remixes Due at Indaba Music, Then Voting Begins

    There's just one more day to submit your remix of the third movement of Steve Reich's 2x5. Final submissions are due at Indaba Music by 5 PM ET on Tuesday. Once all the submissions are in, it's time to start voting. From November 9 to 23, fans and a panel of judges, including Reich, will review the submissions. Indaba will announce the jury’s choices of Grand Prize Winner and two Runners-Up on December 7, as well as the public’s choice of 10 Honorable Mentions.

  • Philip Selway: "Beyond Reason" Indaba remix

    Philip Selway "Beyond Reason" Remixes Due at Indaba Music, Then Voting Begins

    There's just one more day to submit your remix of Philip Selway's "Beyond Reason," off his solo debut album, Familial. Final submissions are due at Indaba Music by 5 PM EDT on Thursday. Once all the submissions are in, it's time to start voting. From October 14 to 28, fans and a panel of judges, including Selway, will review the submissions. Indaba will announce the jury’s choices of Grand Prize Winner and two Runners-Up on November 11, as well as the public’s choice of 15 Honorable Mentions.

  • Steve Reich: "Double Sextet / 2x5" [cover]

    Steve Reich, Nonesuch Records, and Indaba Music Announce "2x5" Digital Collaboration

    Steve Reich, Nonesuch Records, and Indaba Music have launched a search for collaborators to remix the third movement of Reich's new piece 2x5, which Gramophone recently described as his "smartest, most sonically nourishing record for years." For four weeks beginning today, remixers can visit Indaba to create their own version of the movement. From November 9 to 23, fans and a panel of judges, including Reich, will review the submissions. Indaba will announce the jury’s choices on December 7, as well as the public’s top ten.

  • Ben Folds / Nick Hornby: "Lonely Avenue" [cover]

    First Listen: Ben Folds, Nick Hornby's "Lonely Avenue" Premieres on MySpace

    There are just days to go before the release of Ben Folds and Nick Hornby's album collaboration, Lonely Avenue, this Tuesday, September 28. But wait no further to hear the album the BBC described as "affecting and intelligent" and Monacle has called "this year's singer-songwriter classic": Lonely Avenue is now streaming in its entirety in a MySpace exclusive premiere. Head to myspace.com/benfolds to listen now.

  • Ben Folds / Nick Hornby: "Lonely Avenue" [cover]

    BBC: Ben Folds, Nick Hornby's "Lonely Avenue" Is "An Affecting and Intelligent Record"; Pomplamoose Joins Folds for Live Chat

    Lonely Avenue, the Ben Folds / Nick Hornby album due out next week, has been described as "an affecting and intelligent record" by the BBC. Folds, whom the BBC calls "a consistently enthralling songwriter," joins Jack Conte and Nataly Dawn of Pomplamoose—recent collaborators on the VideoSong "Things You Think"—for a live online chat Wednesday evening at benfolds.com/chat, as part of the Lonely Interview series.

  • Philip Selway: "Beyond Reason" Indaba remix

    Philip Selway Begins Search for Remix Collaborators Through Indaba Music

    Philip Selway, Nonesuch Records, and Indaba Music have launched a search for collaborators to the song “Beyond Reason” from his debut solo album Familial. For four weeks beginning today, remixers can visit Indaba to create their own version of the song. From October 14 to 28, fans and a panel of judges, including Selway, will review the submissions. Indaba will announce the jury’s choices on November 11, as well as the public’s top ten.

  • Steve Reich: "Double Sextet / 2x5" [cover]

    Hear Steve Reich's "Double Sextet / 2x5" in Its Entirety as NPR First Listen

    There is just one week to go before the release of Steve Reich's Double Sextet and 2x5. Until then, you can listen to the album streaming in its entirety as an NPR First Listen. "Reich's innovations across the decades seem to have been distilled and polished to a sheen not heard in his music before now," says NPR of Double Sextet. "[W]hat makes every new Reich recording an opportunity to uncover new mysteries is his continued willingness, as with the rock idiom of 2x5, to shift gears and change direction. He makes it easy to want to follow him on a wild, joyful ride."

  • AfroCubism [cover]

    AfroCubism Song Streaming on National Geographic; Songlines Calls Album "Excitingly Fresh and New"

    With AfroCubism due out in just over a month, National Geographic has an exclusive music preview, streaming the album track "Al vaivén de mi carreta." The album and band are the cover story of the October issue of Songlines. "It's a quite superb coming together of Cuban and Malian traditions to create something that sounds excitingly fresh and new," says writer Nigel Williamson. "There was a genuine creative tension between the tightly structured approach of the Cubans and the looser, more improvisational attitude of the Malians. And it's perhaps this tension that makes it such an exciting album."

  • Ben Folds: Live4Pakistan

    Ben Folds to Perform in Live Online Pakistan Benefit Event

    Ben Folds will perform in a live fundraising event to benefit victims of the floods in Pakistan, which airs online at live4pakistan.tv today starting at 4 PM GMT / 11 AM ET. The event, led by singer/songwriter Imogen Heap and Sir Richard Branson, will feature live music and open discussion. Other performers include Heap, Amanda Palmer, KT Tunstall, and Josh Groban. Contributions are being accepted for UNICEF, OXFAM, and Architecture for Humanity.