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Meow The Jewels Adds Massive Attack, Should Be Out In September

Last week, Run The Jewels debuted the Boots-produced “Meowrly,” the surprisingly listenable first song from their gloriously bonkers Meow The Jewels remix project. They assembled an impressive lineup of big-name talent to help out with cat noise-wrangling, including Portishead’s Geoff Barrow, Zola Jesus, Baauer, the Alchemist, and Dan The Automator, and now El-P has announced… More »

By: Peter Helman / July 23, 2015 - 7:57 pm

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – “The Right Stuff (3D Remix – Version 1)”

It’s always nice to see ’90s icons get together. Robert “3D” Del Naja is the sole remaining original member of Massive Attack, and he’s recently recorded a couple of remixes of “The Right Stuff,” a track from the recent Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds album Chasing Yesterday. Both versions of the song will be o… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 1, 2015 - 11:04 am

Stream Thom Yorke & 3D’s UK Gold Soundtrack

The UK Gold is a new documentary film about the UK’s long and sordid history of tax-dodging, which is apparently an entire industry over there. And to put together the film’s soundtrack, the film’s producers recruited the ’90s trainspotter dream team of Thom Yorke and Massive Attack’s Robert “3D” Del Naja, who showed up together… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 25, 2015 - 8:37 am

Run The Jewels Are Recording With Massive Attack

Run The Jewels were in the studio with Massive Attack yesterday, as Pitchfork points out. “So… no big deal or anything. not bragging a lot. just talking here,” El-P tweeted. Killer Mike followed that up with a pair of Instagrams of the two duos working together. “In studio with @massiveattack vibe’n to #BruceSpringsteen n Such. More »

By: James Rettig / February 21, 2015 - 11:07 am

Watch Massive Attack & Tunde Adebimpe Perform “Pray for Rain” Live For The First Time

Massive Attack played The Greek Theatre in Los Angeles last night and brought out TV On The Radio lead singer Tunde Adebimpe to perform their collaboration “Pray For Rain,” a track from Massive Attack’s 2010 album Heligoland that Adebimpe co-wrote and sang on. It was the first time the track was ever performed live. Massive… More »

By: James Rettig / October 17, 2014 - 5:00 pm

Tricky Disses Damon Albarn, Bono, Massive Attack In I Am Adrian Thaws Mini-Doc

British trip-hopper Tricky was recently the subject of a documentary for FACT TV based around his new album Adrian Thaws. In the mini-doc, he talked about his experience collaborating with Damon Albarn, who he worked with for a song on 1996’s Nearly God that was never released. “I wouldn’t work with Damon Albarn again,” he… More »

By: James Rettig / September 30, 2014 - 7:28 pm

Q&A: Robert “3D” Del Naja On His Upcoming Film Project And The Future Of Massive Attack

Later this month Massive Attack’s Robert Del Naja (better known as 3D), will bring MASSIVE ATTACK V ADAM CURTIS to New York City’s gigantic Park Avenue Armory. The collaboration, which first premiered at the 2013 Manchester International Festival, is described as “a new kind of imaginative experience that integrates music, film, politics, and breathtaking moment… More »

By: T. Cole Rachel / September 17, 2013 - 11:48 am

R.I.P. Terry Callier

Influential folk-soul singer Terry Callier has passed away at the age of 67.

Like England’s Nick Drake, the Chicago-based Callier was largely overlooked for much of his artistic prime; between 1968 and 1979, he released a handful of excellent and essential albums that blended jazz, folk, soul, and pop, including his debut, TheMore »

By: Michael Nelson / October 28, 2012 - 6:33 pm

Nas – “The Don (Massive Attack Remix)”

Here’s Massive Attack’s take on Nas’s “The Don,” a remix that rephrases the song as a huge-sounding, droning banger. Stream it below. More »

By: Corban Goble / June 25, 2012 - 12:50 pm

3D (Massive Attack) & Scarlett Johansson – “Summertime”

The soundtrack for Everardo Valerio Gout’s Spanish-language thriller Days Of Grace features contributions from Nick Cave, Atticus Ross (with Shigeru Umebayashi) and Massive Attack’s 3D with Scarlett Johansson, and the latter’s harrowing remake of George Gershwin’s “Summertime” is making the rounds. It’s produced by DFA affiliate Tim Goldsworthy and 3D. Stream it below. More »

By: Corban Goble / April 11, 2012 - 12:37 pm

Thom Yorke, 3D Discuss Occupy London

The other night, Radiohead’s Thom Yorke and Massive Attack’s 3D stopped by an Occupy London benefit to DJ and raise money for the cause. Both fellows also stopped to talk about the cause and its underlying concerns. Check out the video down below. More »

By: Corban Goble / December 9, 2011 - 12:00 pm

Thom Yorke DJs Occupy London

Last night, Radiohead’s Thom Yorke, UNKLE’s Tim Goldsworthy and Massive Attack’s 3D DJed a party benefiting the worldwide Occupy movement in the basement of an abandoned UBS, where a group of protesters have taken up an occupation. The set was rumored to be recorded and eventually posted to Occupation Record’s website; in the meantime, check… More »

By: Corban Goble / December 7, 2011 - 10:50 am

Massive Attack Vs. Burial – “Paradise Circus”

Earlier this month, we heard UK psych-thump pioneers Burial and Massive Attack collaborate on a new song called “4 Walls” and now here’s that single’s B-side, a Burial rework of Massive Attack’s “Paradise Circus.” It’s pretty heavy. More »

By: Corban Goble / October 18, 2011 - 10:55 am

Massive Attack Vs. Burial – “4 Walls”

Bristol psych-thump originators Massive Attack and depressive-dubstep hermit Burial have always shared a certain raining-in-your-soul musical vibe, and now the two entities have teamed up for a new 12″. Alongside a 12-minute reworking of Massive Attack’s track “Paradise Circus,” there’s a new one called “4 Walls,” which also runs 12 minutes. It sounds like hope… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 10, 2011 - 12:38 pm

Massive Attack Collab With ScarJo

According to the NME, Scarlet Johansson recorded vocals for a cover of the George Gershwin-penned “Summertime,” for the Everardo Gout-directed film Dias De Gracia (Days Of Grace). The film takes place in Mexico over three World Cups in 2002, 2006, 2010. A Hollywood Reporter view from Cannes (where it was shows out of competition) called… More »

By: jessica / May 25, 2011 - 4:35 pm

Massive Attack, Thievery Corporation @ Gibson Amphitheater, Los Angeles 11/07/10

Massive Attack continues to tour behind their most recent release Heligoland bringing their politically savvy LED backdrop for a mesmerizing show. Thievery Corporation had a few tricks up their own sleeve when they brought out Perry Farrell for guest vocals on “Revolution Solution”. More »

By: Andrew Youssef / November 8, 2010 - 8:55 am

The 10 Best Videos Of The Week

This week’s most watchable videos include new, color-saturated clips from Flying Lotus, Willow Smith (!), and Kaybelrex, and mesmerizing videos from Soars, Hundred In The Hands, and Glasser.

Sometime between watching these videos, take a look at this 20/20 investigative report on the music industry and music videos from back in 1980. Here… More »

By: jessica / October 22, 2010 - 1:21 pm

Massive Attack – “Psyche” Video

Massive Attack have offered a number of Heligoland looks. We got a chilly, claustrophobic sci-fi city in “Splitting The Atom,” “Paradise Circus“‘s The Devil In Miss Jones confessional, and the Hunter S. Thompson, Nelson Mandela, and etc. slogans for the related current live shows. The veteran Brits go a Poltergeist-cum-Firestarter route in the John Downer-directed… More »

By: brandon / May 24, 2010 - 1:16 pm

Massive Attack, Martina Topley-Bird, Nite Jewel @ The Wiltern, Los Angeles (5/20/10)

Massive Attack spend a lot of time figuring out how to bring their songs and politics on tour effectively. They seemed to accomplish both via their big stage set up, full of neon-bright eye candy. According to photographer Andrew Youssef, they also used the boards to scroll quotes from Sartre, Hunter S. Thompson, Nelson Mandela,… More »

By: jessica / May 21, 2010 - 4:05 pm

Sasquatch! Lineup 2010

Well before the lineup trickled its way out, the Sasquatch! site’s streaming player hosted a playlist stocked with tons of Pavement. So you’re not surprised that the band with the fat pockets will headline a night at the beautiful Gorge Amphitheatre this year — which puts Pavement’s festival confirmation status at pretty much every one… More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 16, 2010 - 9:42 am
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