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One Liners: Radiophonic Workshop, George Michael, Mercury Prize, more

By | Published on Friday 8 September 2017

George Michael

Other notable announcements and developments today…

• The Radiophonic Workshop has announced two events at the British Library next month. Both will take place on 13 Oct. A discussion of the history of the project, ‘Soundhouses: The Radiophonic Workshop at 60’, will precede ‘Late At The Library: The Radiophonic Workshop And Guests’, with DJ sets from Tom Middleton and others.

• A new version of an old George Michael track, ‘Fantasy’, remixed by Nile Rodgers, has been released. Originally recorded in the 80s, and eventually making its way into the world as a b-side in the 90s, Michael apparently always wanted it to be a single in its own right.

• Zayn ‘Zayn’ Malik has released the full video for his Sia collaboration, ‘Dusk Till Dawn’.

• Slipknot will release new live DVD, ‘Day Of The Gusano’, filmed in Mexico in 2015, on 20 Oct. Here’s a trailer.

• Here’s a new Miguel track, ‘Shockandawe’.

• Charlotte Gainsbourg will release her first new album for seven years, titled ‘Rest’, in November. It will feature Daft Punk’s Guy-Manuel de-Homem-Christo, Paul McCartney, Owen Pallett and Connan Mockasin as guests. The title track is out now, here’s a clip.

• Tove Lo will release her new album, ‘Blue Lips’, later this year. First single ‘Disco Tits’ is out now.

• Spiral Stairs (aka Pavement’s Scott Kannberg) has released the video for new single, ‘Exiled Tonight’, featuring The National’s Matt Berninger.

• Idris Elba will host this year’s Mercury Prize ceremony next week. Last year’s winner Skepta has also confirmed that he will perform before this year’s award is handed to Loyle Carner. Probably.

• A tiny Japanese island has made a video pleading with Ed Sheeran to visit. This should be the basic format for all tourism adverts.

• Check out our weekly Spotify playlist of new music featured in the CMU Daily – updated every Friday.



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