Owen Pallett: Song for Five & Six

Marvin Gaye on Earth Day, a mix of yacht disco hits, DJ Tim Sweeney's #PrivateJam and more in our week of music

This week Montreal-based musician Owen Pallett released “Song for Five & Six” from In Conflict, his fourth full-length studio album (which features Brian Eno) out 13 May on Domino Records. The accomplished violinist and Oscar-nominated composer (for Best Original Soundtrack for Spike Jonze’s “Her”) has amplified the song’s beautiful whirl of sound with a complementary performance dance piece choreographed by Robert Binet of the National …

Marvin Gaye: Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)

Marvin Gaye on Earth Day, a mix of yacht disco hits, DJ Tim Sweeney's #PrivateJam and more in our week of music

The world celebrated Earth Day this week and, to mark the environmentally minded holiday, we put on Marvin Gaye’s “Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology),” a chart-topper from his 1971 album What’s Going On. The heartfelt single—released just a year after the first-ever Earth Day in the US—channels the concern shared by the peace activists of that generation. Over 40 years later, we are still arguing …

Luca C & Brigante: Lucio

Marvin Gaye on Earth Day, a mix of yacht disco hits, DJ Tim Sweeney's #PrivateJam and more in our week of music

Tim Sweeney, the man behind the internationally admired radio and internet show Beats In Space, joins us for this week’s #PrivateJam. The NYC-based DJ dropped a little knowledge and some tranquil vibes with his personal selection, “Lucio” by Luca C & Brigant. Sweeney explains, “This one’s an edit of Lucio Battisti ‘Amarsi Un Po.’ An Italian record that came out in 1977. The original is …