Diving right into this latest episode of the Gilles Peterson Worldwide Show, Gilles opens up with nothing but mellow grooves a la Weldon Irvine, King of Nostalgia, and a track called "Is This Love?" from Thundercat's recently released The Golden Age of Apocalypse. If you know Gilles then you know it's only a matter of time before things speed up, and this comes in the form of a mix from Spanish ensemble Bassfort, composed of Wagon Cookin' and Nacho.
We get a little bit of everything this week on Gilles Peterson's Worldwide Show. This includes a nice jazz mix from Guilty Simpson, and some new music from R&B artist The Weeknd who just released another acclaimed mixtape titled Thursday. Adding to variety of the show is Paul White, the producer from South London. His set includes some Peter Tosh, Joe Gibbs, and some of his own original work released under One-Handed Music.
Um, yes. Yesterday, Phonte might have blown up the internet with the first single from his upcoming solo project, Charity Starts At Home (out September 27th). The single, "Not Here Anymore" features none other than emcee extraordinaire, Elzhi. Production? 9th Wonder. Win - all up and down this piece, y'all. Head bob, sexy sway, and even a little gyrate worthy.
3rd 1st Impression is about taking a "first" look again, but from a brand new light, away from a wider known persona.
This collaborative mixtape features drummer Chris 'Daddy' Dave on production and Stimulus, known to most as a DJ, as an emcee. Out as a free download on September 12th, the mixtape will feature guest spots from Bilal, Renee Neufville, Stokley (of Mint Condition), Casey Benjamin and Screechy Dan. And yes, mister Dave handles all the production and Stimulus is indeed on lead rappity rap duty.
The first single from the project, "Full Grown," dropped last week and it's pretty rad. Featuring Bilal and Renee Neufville on guest vocals, Chris Dave and Stimulus seem to have banged out a solid track like it was nothing. If this is the mixtape, we're going to need to know what an album sounds like, please.
The Stepkids are the real deal. The psychedelic funk/soul band that has fans and critics raving is the featured guest on this installment of Worldwide. Gilles brings them in to the studio to present some of their finer cuts put out by indie super-label Stones Throw. During the Stepkids' chat with Gilles, we learn that some of the band's members have recorded and toured extensively with respected artists such as Alicia Keys, Lauryn Hill, and Jaheim, to name a few - all prior to the formation of the band. To close out the show, Gilles puts on a mix from dj/producer Marlow, a product of Leipzig, Germany.