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An eerie and haunting rendition of Simon and Garfunkel’s “The Sound of Silence” premiered this past weekend on BBC Radio 1. James Blake and Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon collaborated on this cover as a dedication to Blake’s friend who past away this year. The track is true to Blake’s form, with minimal synth-bass and harmonized vocals. 

Little has been said about Blake’s fourthcoming album, Radio Silence, but it’s likely to have work from Kanye West and Vernon, both artists having created together before [My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy; Yeezus]. 

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Jay-Z and Beyoncé, photographed leaving the Abbey Road Studios after watching his little brother Kanye West’s BBC Radio 1 performance in London, England on September 21, 2005.

Kanye performed backed by a seventeen-piece all-female string orchestra in front of 300 personally invited guests and fans. Video and audio footage of the performance would later be released in April 2006 under the title Late Registration.