EW recommends Gang of Four, Kano, Bebel Gilberto, and Los Super 7

By EW Staff
May 23, 2005 at 04:00 AM EDT

Hugely influential, newly reunited dance-rock pioneers GANG OF FOUR prove they’re still relevant on ”To Hell With Poverty 2005,” a rerecording of their biting 1982 take on corruption and apathy. ITUNES.COM

With a 100-yard-dash flow and the charisma of a young Jay-Z, London rapper KANO could be the future of hip-hop. You can decide for yourself with ”We Have a Problem.” KA-NO.COM

Producer Guy Sigsworth’s string-laden take on BEBEL GILBERTO’s ”O Caminho” (from May 31’s Bebel Gilberto Remixed) makes the sultry singer sound especially seductive. SIXDEGREESRECORDS.COM/FREEREMIX

Featuring vocals from Austin legend Ruben Ramos, Tex-Mex supergroup LOS SUPER 7 turn in a gloriously scuffed-up live version of their swamp-blues romp ”Heard It on the X.” LOSSUPERSEVEN.COM