Gilles Peterson Worldwide Family Mixtape: fLako Mix

gillGilles Peterson continues his search for the perfect beat with heavy rhythms from MJ Cole, Massive Attack, J.Period & K’NAAN, Basement Jaxx and a special mix from fLako.

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DJ Center’s Push the Fader Radio

push-the-faderCheck out DJ Center’s latest edition of Push the Fader Radio. New and timeless music from: Ocote Soul Sounds, Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley & NaS, Sade, Fat Freddy’s Drop, Marvin Gaye, Zaki Ibrahim, DJ Center feat Gretchen Parlato, Nu Shooz and more.

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DJ Center’s debut album, Everything in Time, will be available February 9th, 2010.

The Making of “Everything in Time” from DJ Center on Vimeo.

GPWW 1/14/10 Worldwide Family Mixtape: Matthew Halsall

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With Gilles gearing up for his rare Brooklyn appearance tomorrow, we continue our regularly scheduled programming: GPWW Thursdays. The Brooklyn show is sold out, but we have a twitter contest going on. It’s an easy way to score a pair of tickets; just retweet us about the show. @GiantStep. We’ll notify the winners today at 5pm EST.

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This week features Manchester-based trumpeter, composer, arranger, DJ, producer, and band leader, Matthew Halsall.

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Gilles Peterson Worldwide Family Mixtape: Sbtrkt

gilles81GPWW starts off 2010 with Rahsaan Roland Kirk, moving on to Andreya Triana, Nneka, Jay Electronica, and through to preview the new album by Gil Scott Heron, New York is Killing Me. In Part 2, UK producer Sbtrkt (pronounced ‘Subtract’) joins Gilles in the studio and the mix.

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GPWW 12/31/09: Gilles Peterson World Wide

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UK tastemaker extraordinaire Gilles Peterson pulls out some of his favorite laid-back tracks of the year, as well as some of 2009′s best reissues and world music releases. As usual, the GPWW playlist is widely diverse, running the gambit from Marvin Gaye to Oliver Lake Ntu to Orchestre Poly-Rythmo De Cotonou.

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Like what you hear? Gilles will make his Brooklyn debut on Jan 29th at Littlefield. Check him in person. More info here.