GPWW 4/20/11: Worldwide Family Mixtape – Austin Peralta

This week’s show starts out with a track by the recently-deceased drummer Steve Reid, who Gilles Peterson started a foundation for on behalf of struggling musicians. The GPWW radio show moves quickly after that with some Roots, plus more great music by Morgan Zarate, Jack Soul, Riton and Hefner.

Then we get into the special mix from the latest Brainfeeder signing, a new LA-based pianist named Austin Peralta. He plays a nice variety of tunes alongside his own songs, including Bjork, John Coltrane, J Dilla, Archie Shepp and more. Gilles finishes off the show with more Coltrane (never enough ‘Trane) Sun-Ra, Bobby Hutcherson, Tortoise, Moloko and Arthur Russell.

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Mulatu Astatke Video – Mulatu Steps Ahead Live in San Paolo

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Mulatu Steps Ahead was released on Strut Records last year by Mulatu Astatke and now he’s touring around places like San Paolo, Brazil. Watch him perform a couple tracks from the new album: above is his song “The Way to Nice” and you can watch “Motherland” on Strut’s Youtube channel. Thanks to Strut for the great footage; live performances are rarely this clear and this sounds fantastic.

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Brownswood Electr*c Vol 2 – Teaser

If you missed the first Electric comp from Brownswood Recordings, there’s still time to catch up in time for Volume Two, which will be available this Summer on June 27/28th.  [Volume 1 on iTunes]. We should have known they weren’t done. Volume 1, a selection of the finest new electronic music, including artists like 16 Bit, Rockwell, Mount Kimbie, B. Bravo, Mosca, Schlomo, opened a obvious opportunity for an ongoing series. So Volume 2 is on the way, thanks to the Gilles Peterson/Brownswood team, and of course the growing movement of so-far unclassifiable producers.

Here’s a teaser mix for Volume 2, plus the tracklist after the jump.

Brownswood electr*c 2 // Album Teaser by Brownswood

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Rahsaan Patterson and Avery*Sunshine – Sat, 4/30

Hail up Chi-town! Neo-Soul sensation Rahsaan Patterson will be performing live at The Shrine in Chicago on Saturday, April 30th. Joining him as a special guest is the lovely songstress Avery*Sunshine, and backing them both are Verzatile and DJ Mark Fulla Flava. This will be a night full of songs about love and the small things in life that make you want to shout with joy, so get your tickets now.

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Win A Pair of Tickets To Dirty Vegas – 4/29

Dirty Vegas dropped their latest release, Electric Love, yesterday and today they are finally stateside to give us a show after the long hiatus! If you haven’t bought your tickets yet, then here is your chance to snag a pair of tickets to see them on Friday, April 29th, at Public Assembly in Brooklyn in a very special DJ set up. Simply answer the question correctly for your chance to win.

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