December 20, 2010
BBE have a 50% off sale on at the moment, so I took advantage by bagging this compilation of modern day classics. Spacey soul, funk & hip hop joints that have been hand picked and heavily rotated on GP’s Worldwide show.
October 20, 2010
Yesterday I found time again to catchup on some Worldwide shows that I missed in the last few weeks. 2 killer sessions worthy of your time are the ones with DJ Shadow or Kon & Amir. The usual interesting chats and obscure selections you come to expect for these top of the game crate diggers. Highly entertaining ……
April 9, 2010
This morning I was doing some catching up on a few Worldwide shows that I have missed the last weeks. One worthy of your time is the Erykah Badu b2b session with GP. Expect to hear a few cuts from her sensational new album – New Amerykah Part 2, other good music she selected, plus plenty of chatter from one of the most unique female singers of our time. That Edith Funker project she is involed in sounds dope….. Read the rest of this entry »
January 24, 2010
I am still finding my way with Jazz music. Its such a general term to describe music that originated in the turn of the last century in African American communities in the Southern United States. What I find so fascinating about this music apart from the fact that some of it sounds great, is that it had so much relevance in peoples lives and has such a great history.
Late last year Gilles Peterson & Stuart Baker put together a book of LP covers from spiritual jazz LP’s from 1963-1982 and recently dropped the CD/LP that coincided. The 1st sentence on the back of the cover sums up what the compilation is all about .. features works of revolutionary jazz artists who matched the creation of new radical music with values of self detrmination and self-empowerment. This effected how they lived their lives & how they negotiated ownership and control of their music.
This is not your average Jazz compilation as its compiled by 2 connoisseurs who have dug out some extra special bits in their collections for this release. It’s out now on double CD & Vinyl on Soul Jazz Records. Do check the podcast for an insight into the project…
August 24, 2009
Today is the official release date of Gilles Peterson’s Brownswood Bubblers 4… Yoohooo.. Unfortunately my copy hasn’t arrived yet, but I am looking forward to the postman dropping it off very soon. In the meanwhile you can check the best of bubblers mix………
July 28, 2009
My apoligies for the lack of posts in the last week or so, but everyone needs time out every once in while. My princess and I have been down in Fuerteventura enjoying the sunshine.
I wiped my MP3 player b4 we left and then reloaded it full with randomness from my external HD (stuff that I haven’t heard in years). A beach favourite ended up being Shadow’s appearance on Worldwide way back in 2002. GP draws a few of his favs for the special occasion and the guest Shadow drops a deep selection that he especially hand picked before he ventured over the atlantic. Great music and interesting conversations with 2 legends in the game!!
June 18, 2009
Yessir, the J.Rocc & Madlib takeover that I have been waiting for finally went to air last night on Gilles Peterson’s BBC Radio 1 show. There isn’t a whole lot to say about it except check it out sooner rather than later. Also I suggest you make an additional 2 hours free so that you can digest the J.Rocc Benji B showdown too. Photos via Stones Throw and more info over at the BBC. What a treat !!! Read the rest of this entry »
April 7, 2009
March 16, 2009
This evening the train home was delayed by an hour (pretty unusual for the Deutsche Bahn), but it wasn’t all that bad because I could enjoy over and over the Jay Dee interview that aired on Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide show on BBC Radio 1 back in 2001. It makes you feel like your sitting round the camp fire with the late great Dilla on story telling duties.
Thanks goes to Madlib over at Rappcats for hosting (and whoever recorded this)