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2 years ago, Gilles Peterson visited Cuba for the first time on a reconnaissance mission to check out the new generation of Havana-based artists. The fruits of his labor culminated in the album he presented, Havana Cultura, which was recently released, but now his Brownswood Recordings imprint is preparing the release of Havana Cultura Remixed out on June 7th, enlisting remixes from the likes of Louie Vega, Carl Cox, Seiji, Marc Mac of 4Hero, and many more. The 2 disc album also features a bonus DJ mix courtesy of Gilles Peterson himself that neatly weaves together the disparate threads that make up a typical Peterson DJ Set. From the stirring percussion and meandering groove of Louie Vega's marathon Latin workout to the hi-octane Bengua-esque skank delivered by Carl Cox and the lazy ebb and flow of Michel Cleis' magnificent shuffling houser, this is Gilles in his element.
Tomorrow, Friday, April 30th at Littlefield, Turntables on the Hudson and Giant Step are teaming up to get you started on Spring (even if the weather refuses to cooperate). Nickodemus and Giant Step's own Erik The Red will be behind the wonderwheels, joined by Amon and Nappy G on percussion. Buy your tickets in advance through Ticketfly.
<< Nickodemus at Sunset Soiree, WMC 2010
Nickodemus ft Sammy Ayala & The Candela Allstars - "Conmigo" [MP3]
In case you were not able to flock south to Miami in March for the annual Winter Music Conference (where precious little conferencing actually happens), there was a great deal of amazing music showcased non-stop throughout the week. Watch some highlights from Giant Step’s 14th Annual Sunset Soiree, co-presented by Levi's and Windows 7, featuring Estelle, Rye Rye, Questlove, Gilles Peterson and many more.
Award winning DJ, remixer and producer, Kaskade follows up the massively successful Strobelite Seduction full-length with his sixth album, Dynasty. The first single, aptly titled "Dynasty," has a gritty production, smoothed out by the vocals of Haley, known as the ethereal singer of "I Remember" and "Move For Me." There's also "Only You," which features production work from none other than Tiėsto. The result is a blend of Tiėsto's signature pace of trance and Kaskade's soulful swagger -- organic California underground meets big floor Euro. "Fire In Your New Shoes," featuring Dragonette's Martina, delivers a rock-riffed, downtown cool, electro-pop sound sure to resonate all summer.
Dynasty is available digitally now [iTunes] and in stores on CD May 11.
To support the album, Kaskade's extensive worldwide tour will span the remainder of 2010.
Kaskade feat. Haley - "Dynasty"