Film about Northern Soul in the UK: Souled Out Trailer

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With the influx of blue-eyed soul coming out of the UK in the past decade (from Winehouse to Duffy to our lady Alice Russell), one has to question where these deep, obviously soul-influenced voices came from. Hint: watch this video to see what their parents were doing in the mid-seventies. This is a trailer for the soon-to-be-released movie, Souled Out (aka Soulboy), and it’s about UK’s Northern Soul scene and the famous Wigan Casino dance club. After the jump, check out a vintage video of the real thing: dancing at the Wigan Casino crica 1975.

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Sunset Soiree Photos from WMC 2010 in Miami

A collection of photos from our three Sunset Soiree events at Delano during Winter Music Conference in Miami Beach this year: A Night of Latin Flavor with Gilles Peterson, Bobbito Garcia a.k.a. Kool Bob Love, Alex Barck of Jazzanova, Nickodemus and Chico Mann on Friday; Estelle, Rye Rye and more, Poolside on Saturday; and Gilles Peterson with Questlove at The Florida Room on Saturday. The three events were co-presented by Levi’s and Windows 7.

Questlove & Gilles 2gether 4eva <3

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On March 27th, we had the historical double bill of Questlove and Gilles Peterson to finish off our Sunset Soiree in The Florida Room at WMC. After Gilles’ 3-hour set, Questlove took over. And before Questlove started his own momentous DJ set, he took the mic: here’s what he had to say.

Stay tuned for pics and video of all three days…

GPWW 3/22/10: A Conversation With K’NAAN

This week GPWW features a discussion with the rising Somalian hip-hop star, K’NAAN. K’NAAN has recently been featured on tracks with Mary J Blige and Mos Def, and is currently touring the US with Wale. Of course Gilles Peterson continues to find new artists from all over the world, and this mix includes everything from Afro-beat on Strut Records and newly reissued Latin music, to Blue Note classics and new albums by Cobblestone Jazz and Paul Weller.

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Videos After the Jump:
K’NAAN – “ABC’s” Live at Filmore at Irving Plaza (NYC) 3/31/10
Friends We Love: Gilles Peterson shares his insight on having the best job in the world and what has kept him going as a career DJ for 30 years.

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Ja Prawn New Release + Vinyl Giveaway

LA-based Ja Prawn has released their LP, Everybody, and is offering the tracks via free download. But grab the limited vinyl and you also get a download card with 5 bonus tracks.

Enter to win a free copy of Everybody on vinyl here.

Ja Prawn was born from the murky depths of the LA River in the early millennium, and has been relentlessly rocking Los Angeles’ diveyest dance clubs and underground caverns ever since. Ja Prawn is a demigod sculpted of synth sludge, apocalyptic sci-fi soundtracks, and pawn shop lo-fi glory. After honing their sound at Don Bolles’ nightclub “Ding-a-Ling” in Silverlake, CA, Ja Prawn has finally unleashed its spawn into the world.