Singles file: Free Energy, Big Pun, DJ Still Life
By Allison Stewart
A weekly playlist for the listener with a one-track mind.
Free Energy: "Hope Child"
AC/DC meets Spoon on the Philly band's new track, produced by LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy.
Big Pun: "Resurrection"
A previously unreleased first verse anchors this track from the upcoming Pun tribute mixtape, issued in commemoration of the 10th anniversary of his death.
(An M.I.A. guest spot, after the jump.)
DJ Still Life: "Rebel Rap: A Mix of Haitian Rap Kreyol"
The Brooklyn DJ collates some of his favorite Haitian hip-hop tracks, many of which draw heavily from Southern rap, on this staggeringly good compilation.
Busy Signal featuring M.I.A.: "Sound of Siren"
The dancehall star teams with frequent collaborator M.I.A. on this riotous new mix-tape track.
Josh Rouse: "I Will Live on Islands"
The alt-folk singer-songwriter makes like a "Graceland"-era Paul Simon on this track from his upcoming bilingual disc, "El Turista."
February 9, 2010; 8:00 AM ET
Categories: Singles file | Tags: Big Pun, Busy Signal, DJ Still Life, Free Energy, Josh Rouse
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