Mo Kolours – Free “Biddies” MP3

Mo Kolours has released this free track “Biddies” as a sampling of his upcoming EP, Drum Talking. A recently featured producer on the famous Gilles Peterson World Wide radio show, Mo Kolours has a growing reputation in the UK. This beguiling, otherworldly record sees him drawing heavily on the ‘sega’ music of his ancestral island homeland and uniting it with dub, soul and various electronic styles to create intriguing new combinations.

Biddies is a house-not-house bumper, driven by Mo Kolours’ crafty vocal manipulations, percussion and chants. This is a unique record announcing a very unusual talent. 

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GPWW 4/6/11: Instra:mental Mix

GPWW this week features a mix from the UK-based production duo Instra:mental, with a handful of their own tracks and a few collaborations by Boddika. Sandwiching the Instra:mental mix, Gilles has brand new songs by Asa, Raphael Saadiq, and Little Dragon – you don’t wanna miss it!

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GPWW 3/30/11: Seun Kuti Album Preview and Now That’s What I Call Bumps Vol. 2 mix


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Gilles serves up the second volume of “Now that’s what I call Bumps” on this installment of GPWW. For those of you new to the “Now That’s What I call Bumps” series, it spotlights some of the international stars in the “beats” scene, a new generation of musicians. Mostly instrumental numbers, they range from high energy tunes like “Lil Zurna” by Debruit to serene tracks like “Brushmetal” by Devonwho.

The Worldwide Show also treats us with a preview of Seun Kuti & Fela’s Egypt 80 new album From Africa With Fury: Rise to be released by Because Music. The UK Guardian recently sat down with Seun and discussed various topics such as politics, his legendary father Fela, and his new album. Catch that interview here.

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GPWW 3/23/11: Words and Music from MO’Kolours, Norman Jay and Louie Vega

This week GPWW introduces a new regular feature, Now That’s What I Call Bumps, that will consist of fat, naughty, progressive beats; a celebration of the new generation of producers. More of those please! After chatting with MO’Kolours the producer, Gilles sits down with Norman Jay and Louie Vega for a Loleatta Hathaway tribute.

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GPWW 3/16/11: The Stepkids, Raoul K & Music from Japan, for Japan

This week, Gilles Peterson has words and music from The Stepkids (Stones Throw) and Raoul K, but he made time in between sets to play music from Japan, for Japan. The Japanese joints are simply beautiful, including artists like the Hideo Shiraki Quintet, UFO and Hozan Yamamoto. He also got a quick interview with The Stepkids, self-professed ‘MP3 nerds,’ and a sampling from their new album. A post-genre band, these guys have played as session musicians in different ways – from hard jazz, to R&B, to indie rock and everything in between. The combination they created for their upcoming album is like nothing you’ve heard before. The show ends with a mix from Raoul K, German-based DJ via West Africa, with tracks from King Sunny Ade, Carl Craig, Raoul K himself and more.

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