Gilles Peterson Digs Cuba

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2 years ago, Gilles Peterson visited Cuba for the first time on a reconnaissance mission to check out the new generation of Havana-based artists.  The fruits of his labor culminated in the album he presented, Havana Cultura, which was recently released, but now his Brownswood Recordings imprint is preparing the release of Havana Cultura Remixed out on June 7th, enlisting remixes from the likes of Louie Vega, Carl Cox, Seiji, Marc Mac of 4Hero, and many more.  The 2 disc album also features a bonus DJ mix courtesy of Gilles Peterson himself that neatly weaves together the disparate threads that make up a typical Peterson DJ Set.  From the stirring percussion and meandering groove of Louie Vega’s marathon Latin workout to the hi-octane Bengua-esque skank delivered by Carl Cox and the lazy ebb and flow of Michel Cleis‘ magnificent shuffling houser, this is Gilles in his element.

havana-cultura.com

Nickodemus, Nappy G, Amon & Erik The Red in Brooklyn Tomorrow + MP3

Tomorrow, Friday, April 30th at Littlefield, Turntables on the Hudson and Giant Step are teaming up to get you started on Spring (even if the weather refuses to cooperate). Nickodemus and Giant Step’s own Erik The Red will be behind the wonderwheels, joined by Amon and Nappy G on percussion. Buy your tickets in advance through Ticketfly.

<< Nickodemus at Sunset Soiree, WMC 2010

Nickodemus ft Sammy Ayala & The Candela Allstars – “Conmigo” [MP3]
 

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Highlights from Sunset Soiree 2010

In case you were not able to flock south to Miami in March for the annual Winter Music Conference (where precious little conferencing actually happens), there was a great deal of amazing music showcased non-stop throughout the week. Watch some highlights from Giant Step’s 14th Annual Sunset Soiree, co-presented by Levi’s and Windows 7, featuring Estelle, Rye Rye, Questlove, Gilles Peterson and many more.

Kaskade’s Dynasty

Award winning DJ, remixer and producer, Kaskade follows up the massively successful Strobelite Seduction full-length with his sixth album, Dynasty. The first single, aptly titled “Dynasty,” has a gritty production, smoothed out by the vocals of Haley, known as the ethereal singer of “I Remember” and “Move For Me.” There’s also “Only You,” which features production work from none other than Tiėsto. The result is a blend of Tiėsto’s signature pace of trance and Kaskade’s soulful swagger — organic California underground meets big floor Euro. “Fire In Your New Shoes,” featuring Dragonette’s Martina, delivers a rock-riffed, downtown cool, electro-pop sound sure to resonate all summer.

Dynasty is available digitally now [iTunes] and in stores on CD May 11.

To support the album, Kaskade’s extensive worldwide tour will span the remainder of 2010.

Kaskade feat. Haley – “Dynasty”
 

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Theophilus London – I Want You Mixtape Download

Theophilus London has a new mixtape coming soon [UPDATE: out now, via Complex Mag], titled I Want You [usershare] for the legendary Marvin Gaye song he covers. He also covers Tweet & Missy‘s “Oops (Oh My!)”.

Theophilus London – “I Want You” [MP3] (from I Want You)
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Theophilus London – “Oops!” [MP3]
 

Theophilus delivered a message with “I Want You,” [thanks to hypetrak.com] and we will not compromise his vision by correcting meaningless syntax or spelling errors:

“This track sparked the whole mixtape!
I bought every single Marvin Gaye record i could fine.. and spent an entire 2 months listening while working on my album in LA. I then bought the separate parts from the original song I WANT YOU by Marvin Gaye and
recorded my verse and singing in LONDON. I put all the different instruments together for the new wave version :)

It was a pleasure Covering this song! I really Want my Listeners! and this is my way of telling them!!
I am very Excited for people to hear my new desires and I just want Girls to wake up and put this on! eat their breakfast smoke their brains out and enjoy I WANT YOU”

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