"A Place in My Heart" by Taylor McFerrin and Ryat has been on heavy rotation in our office for months, so we're thrilled to see some visuals. They're guaranteed to be good, coming from the best new West Coast record label, Brainfeeder, owned by Flying Lotus who's just made his own very successful foray into directing music videos with Erykah Badu's "Gone, Baby..." and Bilal's "Levels".
The Gilles Peterson World Wide show this week highlights the results of the Worldwide Awards of 2011. Read a full review by the host himself on the GP site. Or listen to some of the big winners in this playlist, inlcluding Erykah Badu, Gil Scott-Heron, Fourtet, Flying Lotus, Jay Electronica and James Blake of course. Also if you missed it, check out this video of Thom Yorke interviewing FlyLo backstage at the show.
Check out the new video from Bilal's latest album Airtight's Revenge, the directorial debut by highly acclaimed musician Flying Lotus. This video for "Levels" is an appropriate spaced-out trip with multi-dimensional planes, omniscient third eyes, and naturally, Erykah Badu as the goddess. The video also includes a cameo from Thundercat and the producer of the song, Shafiq Husayn. Congratulations to Bilal on his Grammy nomination for the song dedicated to his children, "Little One," another great single from Airtight's Revenge.
Buy the Levels EP on iTunes, with remixes by Sonnymoon & Flying Lotus
More of Gilles Peterson's annual winners this week - as many songs as could possibly fit into two hours. As Gilles said, it was a fantastic year for music. You won't want to skip any of this mix, featuring Janelle Monáe, Bonobo & Andreya Triana, Joy Orbison, Ramadanman, Tokimonsta, Flying Lotus, The Roots, Erykah Badu, Kanye West, Aloe Blacc and a whole lot more.