Little Dragon

“You guys wanna hear a club classic?” is how Little Dragon’s Yukimi Nagano launches into a cover of “Gypsy Woman (She’s Homeless).” The track is in fact a club classic, inescapable over the past 21 years, and it’s fitting hearing it sung by the voice of 2011′s most inescapable club track, “Wildfire” with SBTRKT (and, for that matter, Drake). So below, you’ll get Little Dragon covering Crystal Waters’s 1990 classic and, as bonus, an MP3 of the Drumma Boy (feat. Shabazz Palaces) remix of Little Dragon’s SBTRKT track. Seeing as Little Dragon is the nexus of this post, you can also head over to Modular for the band’s eight-track Modcast, a mixtape they made for the Aussie label that will get you further in their headspace. (Or at least, their headphones.) Click on:

Little Dragon – Gypsy Woman (La Da Dee) (Crystal Waters Cover) (BBC Radio 1) by twelvemajorchords
(via SKOA)

Here’s that remix (via GvsB):

Little Dragon’s Modcast Tracklist:
01 Alexander O’Neal – “What’s Missing”
02 Joe Lewis – “Midnight Dancin’”
03 Elektrik Funk – “On a Journey (I Sing the Funk Electric)”
04 Mzee – “Africa Natives (Silly, Willy Mix)”
05 Professor – “Jezebel” [ft. Oskido & Dj Tira]
06 Busta Rhymes – “Take It Off”
07 Addis Black Widow – “Innocent”
08 The Celibates – “Coming Alone”

Comments (3)
  1. I’m surprised “Gypsy Woman” is the Crystal Waters song they chose to cover.

    So many hits, guys. Dig a little deeper.

  2. Yeah, Little Dragon how dare you cover a song you really like and not an erudite song that won’t get people nearly as worked up at live show. Also please wear green at the next show because I am a random person whose personal whims you are responsible for satisfying.

  3. I’m not sure if you listened to the whole track or not, but this is not JUST a Crystal Waters cover. It’s a live mash-up / medley of TWO club classics: Crystal Waters’ “Gypsy Woman” AND Robin S.’ “Show Me Love.” Well-executed and (apparently) somewhat subtle, this is one smart, seamless little treat.

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