Gilles Peterson Prepares for the World Cup

The first GPWW of March 2010 is a new format. The playlist is broken into eight groups — musical brackets if you will — corresponding to countries participating in the FIFA World Cup 2010. Thirty-two national football teams, sixty-four matches, and something tells us that Gilles will not miss a single one.  This week’s show is perfect evidence that these playlists are truly worldwide. In it you will find a a track from each of the thirty-two countries, carefully selected with a little help from Twitter friends.

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New Amerykah Part Two: Return of the Ankh Cover Art

Erykah Badu has revealed the artwork, designed by EMEK, for her upcoming project (New Amerykah Part Two: Return of the Ankh) to be released on the 30th. We at the GS office been lost in this visual puzzle for hours, looking for clues, contemplating the meaning — what’s your opinion?  (click for close-up)

Head over to for the official leak of the Madlib-produced “Strawberry Incense.”
(Erykah + Madlib = Madu?)

Mr Day Video: “Tears of Joy”

Mr Day is known as the singer of French jazz combo Metropolitan Jazz Affair and The Dynamics, plus a frequent featured vocalist for artists like Boozoo Bajou, Patchworks and Mr. President. “Tears of Joy” sounds like The Who playing in homage to Smokey Robinson. That’s the direction Mr Day has taken for his much-anticipated solo album, Small Fry, a record full of pure soul music from suave to edgy and raw, but always with the elegance Mr Day carries so uniquely, making him the most British of dandies on French soil.

Mr Day Myspace

Tommy T Podcast: Dedicated to Dr. Tilahun Gesesse

Chill out with this playlist compiled by Thomas Gobena, aka Tommy T of Gogol Bordello. The set includes a couple tracks from his recent album The Prester John Sessions, more traditional Ethiopian soulful grooves, UK reggae and more. Tommy dedicates the set to Dr. Tilahun Gesesse, the king of Ethiopian music. Download, embed or stream the mix here:

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New Video from Diane Birch: “Valentino”

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Check out Diane Birch‘s new video for “Valentino” and to see more, visit her youtube page. If the one-take shot of this video intrigues you, check the Behind the Scenes video after the jump.

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