Hi there 80s teenagers, tonight is the night. Get dolled up in your prettiest chiffon garb and get ready to sweat that side pony tail off! The Film Society of Lincoln Center’s John Hughes Tribute has been going on all weekend with films showing at Lincoln Center and discussions taking place with the cast and other filmmakers. Giant Step is proud to be co-presenting the exclusive After-Party tonight, September 20th, at Good Units at Hudson, with DJs Ivan Pavlovich and David Prince. Doors open at 9pm so hurry up and RSVP before we close the list in a few hours.
Take a shot at one of our wonderfully easy trivia questions in order to win 3 pieces of 10″ vinyl from Dr. Martens, celebrating their 50 Year Anniversary by finding and sharing the best new music around.
Your prize pack includes Buraka Som Systema‘s “Buffalo Stance,” Dam-Funk‘s “Things That Dreams Are Made Of” and The Cinematic Orchestra‘s “Lilac Wine.”
The tagline for this new double-disc compilation, out on BBE Records October 11th, Gilles Peterson Worldwide is “A Celebration of His Syndicated Radio Show.” It’s filled with some of Gilles Peterson‘s biggest radio successes: the acts he broke on BBC1, the bands he catapulted to cult status, the songs he made into international sensations, and basically many of the milestones from the last ten years of funk, soul and jazz music.
In fact, we get giddy every Thursday when we have the exclusive stream to share with you. Check out past shows of the highly-influential 2-hour broadcast. [GPWW on Giant Step]
Gilles’ selections throughout the years have influenced all of us, if not the whole world. He’s been on a massive quest ‘for the perfect beat,’ and thanks to this show, we’re constantly updated on the status of the noble, necessary mission.
Grab the download and after the jump, watch some of our favorite videos of tracks featured on the compilation.
Jay Dee – “Rico Suave Bossa Nova” [MP3]
Plug Research is taking over now; they’re too good. Today they gave us a video of Bilal (who’s new album Airtight’s Revenge came out this week) working with Miguel Atwood-Ferguson‘s orchestra to play a Bilal-style ”cover” of a classic Bob Marley song, “Is This Love.” Bilal puts a beautiful new twist on the song making it almost unrecognizable, with the help of the orchestra he leads along the way. Another “cover” was recorded during the same session which we’ll get soon, and that’s gonna be none other than Soft Cells “Tainted Love.”
Happy Thursday, the day of the week in which we take 2 hours minimum to enjoy the classic Gilles Peterson World Wide radio show. This week Gilles is really flexing his jazz wax: nothing but vinyl, nothing but jazz with a slight lean towards Latin. These are choice selections from the famously diverse Brownswood vinyl collection, literally boasting titles from around the world. The show jumps around from known classics to rarities, but the tracklist includes artists such as Eddie Jefferson, (pictured above), Sonny Red, Grachan Moncur III, Sam Rivers, Earl Rodney, Sun Ra, Bob Dorough and more.
New GPWW 2xCD Compilation On The Way >>>
Clearly, we at Giant Step celebrate the World Wide show every Thursday, but BBE Records is about to celebrating the show’s 10 Year Anniversary by dropping a double-CD compilation album. It’s incredible that Gilles has been on the air (BBC1 Radio) for a decade now, consistently breaking new artists into the mainstream. Check out more info, streams, and a free download from the forthcoming release (in stores 10/11) here: Gilles Peterson Presents: Worldwide – A Celebration of His Syndicated Radio Show.