Gil Scott-Heron reworked by Jamie xx on forthcoming remix LP 'We're New Here'

It’s old-school meets young-blood when Jamie xx takes a crack at remixing Gil Scott-Heron.

Scott-Heron, the wildly influential spoken-word/jazz/funk/proto-rap/whatever best known for his scathing, satirical track “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised,”  re-emerged in February with “I’m New Here,” his first album in 13 years.

Jamie xx, one-quarter of acclaimed UK indie-pop act The xx, produced his band’s dreamy, rapturously reviewed, Mercury Prize-winning 2009 debut, helpfully titled “XX.”

Scott-Heron and the xx are label-mates, sort of, in that Beggars Group runs XL Recordings and Young Turks, so there’s a certain logic to Jamie reworking the songs on “I’m New Here” into “We’re New Here,” due Feb. 22. You can hear the first example, “NY is Killing Me,” right now.

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