DJ Koze brings the funk in fresh new take on Gorillaz’ ‘Humility’

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DJ Koze brings the funk in fresh new take on Gorillaz’ ‘Humility’Gorillaz With Ace

DJ Koze‘s reemergence from secluded island life yielded one of the most danceable albums of the year thus far.

Knock Knock flows seamlessly. Like a DJ set, the album’s a resounding collection of enigmatic stylings. Hip-hop reigns, vocalists are victorious, and energy’s at new heights, but what’s perhaps most interesting about Koze’s newest work is its integration of different forms. It’s a snapshot of contemporary dance’s coming and goings, so it makes sense then that DJ Koze would take on remixing fellow curators of past and present innovation, Gorillaz.

Koze has reworked one of the digital band’s most recent highlights from their newly released LP, The Now Now, taking on the dreamy “Humility,” offering an immensely laid back take on the record which humbly calls for it to be put on endless rotation. Giving Gorillaz’ “Humility” a placatingly psychedelic spin, Koze proves to be a complementary match to Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett’s synth-pop stylings.

Big Reputation: A Trip To Taylor Swift’s Hyper-Maximalist Stadium Tour

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Taylor SwiftI am sitting on a folding chair in the middle of a football field. A few dozen yards in front of me stand two video screens several stories high, each angled slightly toward its respective side of the stadium, converging at the center of the stage like two sides of a triangle. A gargantuan rig … More »

Gorillaz Get Remixed By DJ Koze & Superorganism

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GorillazA few weeks ago, Gorillaz released a new album, The Now Now, close on the heels of last year’s Humanz. The next proper single for the album is “Humility,” whose original version features George Benson. The song has just gotten two new remixes. The first is courtesy of UK collective Superorganism, who … More »

Damon Albarn says Del the Funky Homosapien punctured a lung during the rapper’s Gorillaz show stage fall

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Damon Albarn says Del the Funky Homosapien punctured a lung during the rapper’s Gorillaz show stage fallDel The Funky Homosapien Damon Albarn

Gorillaz frontman Damon Albarn has confirmed in a new Beats 1 Radio interview with Matt Wilkinson that Del the Funky Homosapien has suffered severe injuries following his fall at the band’s performance from Denmark’s Roskilde Festival on July 7. Albarn confirmed,

“Del is in hospital still in Roskilde. He’s got seven fractured ribs, and he punctured his lung on one side, lacerated it on the other.”

“He’s gonna be fine,” Albarn goes on to say. “It was just a stage fall, and I’ve fallen off stage several times, off stages way higher than that and I’ve been so fortunate. When he fell down, I was looking at him like, come on get up there’s 80,000 people out there and we need to finish. I thought I was going to able to carry the song on. I thought he was going to be okay…. But he really wasn’t.”

The Gorillaz performance was ultimately halted after the incident occurred. Albarn concludes, “It’s an awful, awful thing that I can’t quite believe. I keep playing it through my head.”

Godspeed, Del.

H/T: Pitchfork

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Del The Funky Homosapien Punctured His Lung And Fractured Several Ribs In Gorillaz Stage Fall

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Damon Albarn & Del The Funky HomosapienUnderground rap veteran Del The Funky Homosapien was hospitalized after falling off the stage while performing with Gorillaz at Denmark’s Roskilde Festival over the weekend, forcing the band to end the set early. “I’m doing alright but will be in the hospital for a bit,” Del confirmed in a tweet after the incident. More »

Gorillaz halt Roskilde Festival set after Del the Funky Homosapien falls off stage

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Gorillaz halt Roskilde Festival set after Del the Funky Homosapien falls off stageGorillaz 1

Gorillaz closed out their Roskilde Festival set slightly early after collaborator Del the Funky Homosapien fell off stage while performing “Clint Eastwood” during Gorillaz’ July 7 set at the Denmark event.

Damon Albarn thanked attendees for “a beautiful evening,” promptly stopping the set after Del’s fall. Roskilde Festival organizers issued a statement on their Facebook notifying ticket holders that Del was “conscious and talking to his team,” an announcement that Del followed with a tweet informing fans that he was okay. “I’m doing alright but will be in the hospital for a bit,” Del wrote, “the care here is outstanding though.”

H/T: Pitchfork

Del The Funky Homosapien Hospitalized After Falling Offstage During Gorillaz Show

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Gorillaz are on tour with the Internet and Little Dragon following the release of their new album The Now Now. Last night, at the Roskilde Festival in Denmark, they had to end their set after Del The Funky Homosapien fell off stage in the middle of his verse on “Clint Eastwood,” the closing … More »

Stream Gorillaz’s New Album The Now Now

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Gorillaz have released a good chunk their new LP The Now Now. They shared five singles, played most of the album during a concert in Germany, and then played and live-streamed the full album in … More »

Watch Gorillaz Play New Album The Now Now In Tokyo

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Today, Gorillaz played their new album The Now Now in its entirety ahead of its 6/29 release. They’ve already shared singles “Humility,” “Lake Zurich,” “Sorcererz,” “Hollywood,” and “Fire Flies.” Watch them, along with their cartoon characters and Snoop Dogg via on-screen visuals, perform the full album in … More »

Watch Gorillaz Debut Their Entire New Album ‘The Now Now’ At Boiler Room Tokyo [LIVE STREAM]

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Gorillaz made waves earlier this month when they announced that their new album would be released in just a few weeks. After releasing a string of very well received singles, the mysterious project headed by songwriting legend, Damon Albarn is currently debuting their new album via Boiler Room Tokyo. After a very heavy rap release

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