GPWW 4/19/10 Kyle Hall Guest Mix

This week on GPWW, Gilles starts off with Majestik & Steve before he gets into The Head Hunters, Sun Ra, a Grace Jones remix by Mala, Calibre, Benga, Madlib, plus a fantastic live “Poem,” read by Steve Reid at the 2008 WW Awards. Later Kyle Hall, an 18-year old producer from Detroit whose tracks also appear on some recent GPWW tracklists, provides the mix for end of this week’s show.

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Gilles Peterson Digs Cuba

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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.

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Nickodemus, Nappy G, Amon & Erik The Red in Brooklyn Tomorrow + MP3

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.

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Highlights from Sunset Soiree 2010

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.