Fania International DJ Series represents some of the best talent from around the world presenting the legendary sound of Fania Records.
Each CD brings a new perspective to theFania library, mixing soul, tumbao, Latin jazz and more in a way that's retro and original. Listen as the talent of today pays homage to the greats of the past.
Gilles Peterson is an influential DJ and record-label owner from London, UK. Through his labels Acid Jazz and Talkin' Loud he has been associated with the careers of countless well-known artists of the 1990s such as Erykah Badu and Tony Rich plus jk. He is also well known as a radio DJ: he used to have a radio show on London's Kiss FM dance music station, but was recruited to the BBC's youth-oriented Radio 1 in 1998. Peterson is known for his eclectic musical selections. Though not as "anything goes" as the late John Peel, he plays anything from dub and reggae through jazz, nu-jazz, soul, neo soul, R&B to drum and bass, house, broken beat, hip-hop and Jazz-funk. Widely acclaimed as a musical tastemaker, spreading his influence on music listeners around the world mostly through his Worldwide radio show, on BBC Radio 1 which is also broadcast live from the Radio 1 website as well as syndicated to radio stations all around the world.
CD1: Tito Puente - Wata Wasuri
CD1: Eddie Palmieri - Mi Mambo Conga
CD1: Ray Barretto - Acid