Noodle, a fictional character who’s widely known as the lead guitarist for virtual group Gorillaz, just dropped a 30-minute mix that features work by outstanding female artists, with material spanning the last 50 years.
Noodle’s brand new mixtape features unmistakable favorites, such as Kali Uchis’ “Ridin Round” and Grimes’ “Realiti,” tied together with lesser-known hitters, such as “Slow D’s” by Lully. In a time where female empowerment is more important than ever (thanks, Trump), it’s a powerful statement from an artist who is widely respected in and out of the music community.
“In search of new sounds and new inspiration, I found these kick-ass women who in their own individual ways are true pioneers in the writing, production and creation of MUSIC. They have inspired me, and I hope they inspire you too.” – Noodle
While the mix doesn’t feature any new Gorillaz material, it reminds us that they’re still kickin‘. Take a listen to the mix below, which is also available on Spotify, and obtain a solid reminder of just how talented these women can be.
“私 Noodle❗️” tracklist:
1. Narrated by Delia Derbyshire and Evelyn Glennie
2. Mystere De Voix Bulgares (Bulgarian Women’s Choir) – Kaval Sviri
3. Anna Meredith – Nautilus
4. Lully – Slow D’s
5. Grimes – Realiti
6. Kali Uchis – Ridin Around
7. Fatima Al Qadiri – Szechuan
8. Empress Of – Woman is a Word
9. Haitus Kaiyote – Molasses
10. Laurie Anderson – O Superman
11. ABRA – Vegas
12. Mica Levi & Oliver Coates – Barok Main
13. Delia Derbyshire – Doctor Who