GPWW 5/24/10 Worldwide Family Mixtape: James Blake

This week Gilles Peterson features a mix by producer/musician James Blake, along with some way-out African, more deep jazz and new James Pants, Janelle Monáe, Joanna Newsom, Flying Lotus, Ital Tek and plenty more. The first track is by an artist called Gregory Porter, who Gilles says you’ll like if you’re into José James. Gilles also gives us his take on the new Jyoti, calling her the Mary Lou Williams of the new generation! “Lots of stuff in the box this week…”

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Dalston >> Brooklyn – Tonight

Dalston to Brooklyn

From across the ocean, comes a party that reminds you of how the grass is greener on the other side. This is a collection of the darker side of the underground independent music scene. Conceptualized in London and broadcast from around the world, expect to hear sounds from Hiroshima to Harlem via Hackney, hosted by The Hold Box Flat, Platform Magazine, and Gabriel Pryce in association with our friends at Brownswood. Tonight, June 3rd, at the Party Expo Inc in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Entrance is $5 with mandatory RSVP.

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Exclusive Interview with Jyoti

We are excited for the release of Jyoti (aka Georgia Anne Muldrow)’s new album, Ocotea, which is scheduled to drop June 15, 2010 on SomeOthaShip Connect. We got the chance to sit down with this singer, songwriter, and producer extraordinaire and get the scoop on her artistry, spirituality, and experience as a new mom.

What’s your favorite jazz album ever and why?

it’s really hard for me to pick just one record that i love the most, what i tend to dig are ones that are drenched in the pursuit of higher consciousness, or are heavily rooted in the blackness of music…

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José James on “Lush Life”

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“Lush Life,” the jazz standard written by Billy Strayhorn and famously recorded by Johnny Hartman with John Coltrane is an iconic song for most jazz fans. In this video, the new vocal sensation José James discusses the importance of the song, from its original conception (by Billy Strayhorn in his teens) to its forward-moving musical nature.

After the explanation by James, treat yourself to his sublime version of “Lush Life,” performed live with Belgian pianist Jef Neve. The song comes from their album on Impulse!, For All We Know, available in stores now.

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Sia: “Clap Your Hands” Remixes by Diplo, Prince Vince & Fred Falke

The long-formidable Australia-born singer and songwriter Sia releases her fifth proper album, We Are Born, on Monkey Puzzle/Jive Records on June 22. The first single “Clap Your Hands” is a deliriously happy burst of good times and a call to the dance floor wherever you are. We have dynamite remixes from the ever-trailblazing Diplo, Prince Vince, and France’s Fred Falke.

“Clap Your Hands” – Prince Vince Remix

 

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