Gilles Peterson Presents: Worldwide 2xCD + MP3

The tagline for this new double-disc compilation, out on BBE Records October 11th, Gilles Peterson Worldwide is “A Celebration of His Syndicated Radio Show.” It’s filled with some of Gilles Peterson‘s biggest radio successes: the acts he broke on BBC1, the bands he catapulted to cult status, the songs he made into international sensations, and basically many of the milestones from the last ten years of funk, soul and jazz music.

In fact, we get giddy every Thursday when we have the exclusive stream to share with you. Check out past shows of the  highly-influential 2-hour broadcast. [GPWW on Giant Step]

Gilles’ selections throughout the years have influenced all of us, if not the whole world. He’s been on a massive quest ‘for the perfect beat,’ and thanks to this show, we’re constantly updated on the status of the noble, necessary mission.

Grab the download and after the jump, watch some of our favorite videos of tracks featured on the compilation.

Jay Dee – “Rico Suave Bossa Nova” [MP3]
 

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Video: Bilal Covers Bob Marley

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Plug Research is taking over now; they’re too good. Today they gave us a video of Bilal (who’s new album Airtight’s Revenge came out this week) working with Miguel Atwood-Ferguson‘s orchestra to play a Bilal-style ”cover” of a classic Bob Marley song, “Is This Love.” Bilal puts a beautiful new twist on the song making it almost unrecognizable, with the help of the orchestra he leads along the way. Another “cover” was recorded during the same session which we’ll get soon, and that’s gonna be none other than Soft Cells “Tainted Love.”

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GPWW 9/6/10: Summer Jazz Mix

Happy Thursday, the day of the week in which we take 2 hours minimum to enjoy the classic Gilles Peterson World Wide radio show. This week Gilles is really flexing his jazz wax: nothing but vinyl, nothing but jazz with a slight lean towards Latin. These are choice selections from the famously diverse Brownswood vinyl collection, literally boasting titles from around the world. The show jumps around from known classics to rarities, but the tracklist includes artists such as Eddie Jefferson, (pictured above), Sonny Red, Grachan Moncur III, Sam Rivers, Earl Rodney, Sun Ra, Bob Dorough and more.

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New GPWW 2xCD Compilation On The Way >>>

Clearly, we at Giant Step celebrate the World Wide show every Thursday, but BBE Records is about to celebrating the show’s 10 Year Anniversary by dropping a double-CD compilation album. It’s incredible that Gilles has been on the air (BBC1 Radio) for a decade now, consistently breaking new artists into the mainstream. Check out more info, streams, and a free download from the forthcoming release (in stores 10/11) here: Gilles Peterson Presents: Worldwide – A Celebration of His Syndicated Radio Show.

SonnyBoy: The Barfly Theory Release Party

SonnyBoy combines the key elements of black music over the last 50 years: from bebop to hip-hop, jazz to pop, mixed with a heavy dose of pure soul and layered with some very funk-driven rock’n'roll. The Barfly Theory has a more contemporary twist on the soulful sounds of previous SonnyBoy efforts and expresses messages of love, hate and empowerment, coupled with that ever prevalent Sonnyboy sense of humor!

Preview this track from the album: a little “Hey Ya” energy and some Cee-Lo vocal stylings make “Shake That Thing” one of those rare songs that crosses over from rock to hip-hop and back.

SonnyBoy – “Shake That Thing”
 

Don’t miss the release party at Joe’s Pub in NYC, on Friday October 8th: buy tickets here. The Barfly Theory will be available on the same day.

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Sixteen F**king Years of G-Stone Recordings Out Now + MP3

G-Stone Recordings has been at the forefront of the European electronic music scene for 16 years. Sixteen F**king Years Of G-Stone Recordings gathers the complete artist roster of G-Stone and specialists for every kind of beat: turntable masters Urbs and DJ DSL bring Hip Hop and comedy to the table, while the productions of G-Stone founders Peter Kruder & Richard Dorfmeister (Kruder & Dorfmeister, Peace Orchestra and Tosca), Rodney Hunter and Makossa & Megablast contain every nuance of dance beats from techno and house to cosmic funk, not to mention an impressive mastery of all the dance-floor-exotica from Africa, Brazil and the rest of Latin America.

To celebrate the occasion, K&D will embark on a North American tour in mid-October – check dates here. Giant Step Presents the NYC event at the Best Buy Theater (formerly known as Nokia Theater) with performances by K&D, MC Earl Zinger, Ras MC T- Weed, and special guest Nickodemus. It’s the first Kruder & Dorfmeister show in 9 years, so expect October 12th to be an epic night. Get tickets at giantstep.net/kandd.

Tosca – “Rosa (Rodney Hunter Remix)” [MP3]
 

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