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Portishead covers ABBA, plus music videos from Erykah Badu + Robert Glasper, Thundercat and Aphex Twin in this week's music

Portishead: SOS (ABBA Cover) In an exhilaratingly dark version of ABBA’s “SOS,” Portishead’s Beth Gibbons brings an immense heartbreak to the Swedish group’s 1975 pop song. The cover is a tribute to Jo Cox (a Batley and Spen MP who fought for refugees’ rights) who was murdered last week outside a library. In this context, and in this downtempo version, the song carries much more …

Aphex Twin: CIRKLON3 [ Колхозная mix ]

For the first time in 17 years, Aphex Twin (aka enigmatic producer Richard D James) has released an official music video for CIRKLON3 [ mix ], filled with kids dancing in band merch and Richard D James’ creepy smile masks. It’s directed, edited and also stars Dublin-based 12-year-old Ryan Wyer who, back in November 2014, uploaded an absolutely weird video of himself dancing to Aphex …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Instagram in space, Tokyo's POOL, unplayed Aphex Twin and more in our look at the web this week

1. The Injustice of Food Chains In a new, appropriately titled documentary short, “Food Chains,” the hands and hearts of the individuals producing our every day foods are unearthed. With so much interest in food globally—from its source to its nutritional value and artisanal appeal—it’s about time a film stepped up to share hidden stories of injustices plaguing farm workers. The three-minute long exposé asks: …