This week brings another double GPWW episode, half tribute to the late Lady T, half vinyl diggers' mixtape by the Groove Merchant crew out of San Francisco. Leading into the Teena Marie dance party, Gilles plays a bit of Jyoti, Koreless, James Blake and more. This Saturday night Gilles Peterson will host the real Worldwide Awards, live in London: get more info here.
After the jump, listen to a bonus Worldwide Awards soundcloud mix from our man DJ Left0, who's got a compilation coming out with DJ Simbad, to be released on Gilles' record label, Brownswood Recordings.
Four Tet aka Kieran Hebden is set to release his fifth studio album, There Is Love In You, his first full-length in almost five years. It features the epic nine minute journey "Love Cry," a loopy track that evolves and unravels around a simple vocal sample and thumping drumbeat. Now remixes have emerged from the acclaimed talent coming from South East London: Joy Orbison rolls out a floating electronic piece with skippy percussion, while Roska's remix is all at once dark, brooding, fierce and funky.
Four Tet will be touring in support of his much-anticipated new album, out January 26th on 2xLP, CD and digital.
Four Tet - "Love Cry" (Joy Orbison Remix)
Four Tet - Much Love To The Plastic People (DJ mix December 2009)
Much Love To The Plastic People (DJ mix December 2009) by Four Tet
Fresh from its feature on ThinkIndie, we have the Tru Thoughts 10th Anniversary mix, cut up by DJ JFB. By compressing 33 tracks from the Tru-Thoughts 10th Anniversary 3CD set into 60 minutes, JFB, former UK champion of DMC (the worldwide DJ competition) gives a perfect snap shot of the decade as an independent label.
Tru Thoughts Anniversary Mix - Cut by JFB
(Buy from ThinkIndie here)
Be sure to check out the full length compilation
Tru Thoughts 10th Anniversary
The Bowery Presents HARD NYC: Crookers, Major Lazer, Rusko, Jack Beats & Destructo at Terminal 5, October 10th.
Crookers are DJ Phra and Bot, two Italian DJ's/producers who met in 2003. Drawing from influences of house, hip hop and beyond, Crookers blend their beats with fidget house finesse. Crookers have sleazed out dance floors with a catalogue of original tracks that startle and surprise, but it's their work as remixers that have made them one of the most sought out in the business. The duo has reworked tracks for the likes of Kid Cudi, The Chemical Brothers, Armand Van Helden, Bonde do Role, Brodinski and Chromeo. The result is a twisted blend of glitch, tech and distortion.
Major Lazer are uber-producers Diplo and Switch, who are out to subdue the forces of evil with a batch of futuristic dancehall bangers. Recorded at Tuff Gong Studios in Jamaica, the product of this collaboration, Guns Don't Kill People... Lazers Do (out now on Downtown Records), runs global pop culture through the filter of Major Lazer's particular brand of 80's-inspired digital dancehall - at once an homage to a bygone era and a look to the future of dance music.
Advance Tickets are available at Ticketmaster:
9 PM - 2 AM
$30 Pre-Sale Tickets, $35 Limited Advance Tickets, $40 Advance Tickets / $125 Advance VIP Tickets, $135 Day of Show VIP Tickets: includes special VIP area & top shelf open bar. All VIP priveleges are strictly 21+, will call only.