Remember Basement Jaxx? Remember the last time I asked whatever happened to Basement Jaxx? It seems like only weeks ago, but it turns out it was actually last summer. They've got a new album coming soon, and here's a song from it. I don't dance—can you imagine?—but if I did I bet this is something that would get me "on the floor" or whatever people say. Enjoy. [Via]
"Despite how far the computer, Internet, and social media have come, they're still in the relatively early stages of development — maybe even the infantile, pre-adolescent stages.... As these new technologies mature, so will the ways we use them. [We] now find it boring to go to chat rooms just to mess with people. And just think — most current versions of social media are still only a few years old. Eventually, people will grow tired of using computer power for petty teasing, and will use it for more practical and useful applications." READ MORE
Boy does this track ever match the mood of the moment. I mean, for me it matches the mood of pretty much every single second I suffer through this sorry excuse for an existence, but for those of you who are generally content with your lives I have to imagine this bleak afternoon could be pretty perfectly scored to this tune, particularly if you know that you won't feel this way forever. Lucky bastards. Anyway, "enjoy." [Via]
The one William Onyeabor I can never get enough of is here, but last year's release of the compilation Who Is William Onyeabor offered a whole collection of songs with which to be obsessed. Anyway, there's an Onyeabor tribute in Brooklyn this weekend, and David Byrne stopped by "The Tonight Show" to perform a tune, which you will find above.