GPWW Combo: Richard Russell In The mix, Gil Scott-Heron Tribute, The Revenge + Morgan Zarate Guest Mix

To bring you up-to-date on the fresh sounds delivered by Gilles Peterson weekly, we bring you a quadruple dose of his WorldWide radio show. Below you’ll find exclusive mixes from the likes of Richard Russell, Spacek member Morgan Zarate, The Revenge, and an always-appropriate greatest hits mix from the late great Gil Scott-Heron.

GPWW 6/16/11: WorldWide Family Mixtape: The Revenge
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Giant Step Premiere: Willie Evans Jr. – Billy Lotion + MP3s

 

Straight from Jacksonville, Florida, Willie Evans Jr. brings us Billy Lotion which is an inspired “beat cd” made after listening to Aloe Blacc’s most recent album, Good Times (hence the “inspired” artwork). The emcee, producer, and visual artist will be releasing his full length project, Introducin’ July 19th on High Water Music. Judging from the quality of his music, this is going to be something to look forward to.

Willie Evans Jr. – “MomfordAndSon” [MP3]
 

Free Album Download of Billy Lotion [MP3s]

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14KT – 14KillaTape + MP3s

 

“Straight up…this is that raw ish. Slaps. Face Twisters. Hard beats,” says Detroit’s 14KT about his most recent release. The work is a product of beats he made in the competitive mind state of beat battling from 2008 to 2011. Not even really liking battling, the Red Bull Big Tune national winner found himself in a completely different frame of mind when sitting down to make battle beats; He aimed to produce pieces he imagined he’d hate his opponent for playing against him. Very interesting and introspective choice for compiling a mixtape – we like it. To learn more on 14KT’s thoughts behind each beat on this project, read up on his label, A-Side Worldwide’s site.

14 KT – “Room #1414″ [MP3]
 

Download 14KT – 14KillaTape [MP3]

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Video: Foreign Exchange “Laughing at Your Plans” + “All the Kisses” ft. Paris & Amber Strother of KING [MP3]

 

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In February of this year, The Foreign Exchange invited 40 friends and supporters for a private acoustic show in Durham. Capturing the evening on both audio and video, the duo is releasing the material as a CD/DVD digipak on June 28th entitled Dear Friends: An Evening With The Foreign Exchange. Above, you’ll find a video of the jazzy “Laughing at Your Plans” laced with nothing but the finest from Phonte’s clever songwriting. And there’s more. A few months back on Twitter, Phonte was exclaiming his adoration for KING, the soulful female trio now under the wing of Prince (yes, that Prince). Now, The Foreign Exchange has a track out with them! Below you can stream and download “All the Kisses” featuring Paris and Amber of KING on supporting vocals. Win.

The Foreign Exchange – “All the Kisses” ft. Paris and Amber Strother of KING [MP3]
 

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Artist Spotlight: Lianne La Havas – Video + MP3

 

Londonites are so cool. Lianne La Havas is the latest feature on The Black Sessions and they are spot on with this pick. Folky, jazzy, and of course soulful, Lianne is ultimately charming with her playful songwriting, kicked back demeanor, and honey-coated vocals. On her Facebook description, she lets the world know that she’s “nothing like Corinne Bailey Rae or Andreya Triana – but we all have similar hair.” Did we mention she also kills her cover of “Final Form” by Everything Everything, which you can download for free below? Yeah. She rules. High five to Amelia at Put Me On It for bringing Lianne to our attention!

Final Form – Lianne La Havas Cover by EverythingEverything

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