The beat for this track by the legendary (check the Wiki) Gil Scott-Heron sounds like a collaboration with Burial. Not that it's actually Burial (XL head Richard Russell produced the forthcoming album), but it has the same night flair and downtrodden synth buzz. We experienced some shock when XL nonchalantly put up clips from Scott-Heron's new album, including a cover of Smog's "I'm New Here" (which they didn't mention was a Smog cover). Russell later explained he'd played the song for Scott-Heron who wanted to cover it. We're still surprised by this, and now by the hyperfuture tone he's taking on "Where Did the Night Go." This is sure to be a confusing album, a meta listen, but hopefully that self-conscious "What the fuck? Gil Scott-Heron?" thing will fade.
Download: Gil Scott-Heron, "Where Did the Night Go" (email not required, but they'd love it if you gave it)