You know Little Dragon are on Spotify, right?

It was brought to my attention by Katie, visitor and long time fan and cool cat in general, that Little Dragon have created a playlist for Spotify, featuring both their own tunes and some further tracks they “dig”, too.

Below is a snap shot of the chosen songs and here’s a link to follow the path if you’re a Spotify user. “Here are some tracks we listen to at home in Gothenburg and while we’re on the road. There are a few of ours thrown in there too. We hope you dig it.”

Behind the scenes of Little Dragon and Gorillaz

Here are two very, very interesting videos (brought to my attention by a very kind contributor, Andrew), providing a rare glimpse into the humble nature of creating art and the fragility of the process, too. The glances that tell more than words could, and the light treading over undefined soundscapes.

1:46 – Hakan and Yukimi speaking to Damon Albarn about the “constant fragmentation of everything”. Note: At first I thought this was pretentious rambling, but it’s an interesting concept and possibly true.
2:14 – Yukimi recording vocals for “To Binge,” and Fredrick delicately providing that synth riff that’s so perfectly suits. “I watch the coloured animals cross the floor.”

2:40 – Fredrik and Hakan playing around on some keys.
2:42 – Yukimi picks out the instrumental to “Empire Ants” as a potential song she wants to work on. This is a fascinating clip, highlighting how Gorillaz’s/Damon’s collaborative process truly works. (By the by, nicely chosen track, Ms. Nagano.)
3:11-4:18 – Yukimi provides a layer of vocals over a rough instrumental edit of “Empire Ants”. This is an edit prior to the improvements and creativity brought about by Fred, Hakan, and Erik (who I can’t see in any of the videos), I assume.

Interesting stuff, eh?

I’m heading to California tomorrow for two months, with a slight chance of making the UCLA JazzReggae Festival in Los Angeles. To everyone going, have a great time and make sure to enjoy the event. To those in Tel Aviv tonight, we wish you the same.

Little Dragon visit Dickies’ home at SXSW

What’s going down at the Dickies’ house? What Austin-type scenarios has Yukimi got herself into? Will Erik let us in on his favourite Christmas song? Is Fredrik willing to release the demons of his dark childhood? And what exactly does Hakan have in his wallet? Click here and you’ll be taken to a Facebook page (one you do not have to be logged into to view) where you’ll find all the answers in video form. This video came to my attention due to the wonderful contribution of Andrew, a visitor to this here site, so we thank him very much. Keep those contributions coming – of old and new news and multimedia – because you just can’t have enough Little Dragon in your life.