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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GPWW 3/9/11: Worldwide Family Mixtape: Teebs

For this week’s installment of the Worldwide radio show, Gilles Peterson starts us off with some “slow burn” instrumental tracks from the likes of Yusef Lateef, and Mystica Tribe originating from Japan. From here, he takes us on a journey through some of the work done by Teebs one of the new prodigies coming out of the electronic scene in Los Angeles.  In this mix from Teebs we find tracks like “While You Doooo” and “Double Fifths” which were released under his current label Brainfeeder.

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GPWW 3/2/11: Roots Reggae, Serge Gainsbourg & Joe’s Jazz Mix

This edition of GPWW continues its mission of “searching for the perfect beat, each and every week, whether it be new or old music” as Gilles Peterson states again. Inspired by the recent BBC documentary Reggae Britannia, he dedicates a segment to roots reggae music from the likes of Yellowman, Alton Lewis, and Delroy Wilson among others. Later in the show he also dedicates a mix segment to the memory of “the iconic Serge Gainsbourg“, as well as a Jazz mix provided by Joe the producer to cap it off.

 

 

 

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GPWW 2/23/11: Nicolas Jaar Feature and dOP Mix

This GPWW features words and music from Nicolas Jaar, an electronic artist based in NY on a French-based label (Clown and Sunset), currently studying at Brown University in Rhode Island. His album was released on January 31st, called Space is Only Noise. While chatting with Gilles about his studies and music, Nicolas mentions that he’s happy to see artists like James Blake getting so much positive attention, because it represents this new, mellow electronic generation in a relatively accurate way. As Pitchfork said about Space Is Only Noise, “The textures and ingredients of Jaar’s music exist in the context of techno– rhythm and repetition are clearly important to him– but Space is not dance music. It’s too slow, sure, but it’s also too diffuse in its methods and results.”

Later in the show, Gilles brings a mix from dOP, going into their jazz box for Yusef Lateef, Horace Silver, Coltrane and more.

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GPWW 2/16/11: Worldwide Family Mixtape by Deep Space Orchestra

Gilles Peterson continues his journey as a global force, this week bringing a mix by Deep Space Orchestra, the electronic UK duo. First he digs into all kinds of new music, including Duffstep, Penguin Café, Rick Wilhite, Mr Raoul K, Bibio, Al Quetz and The Stepkids (a hipsterish rock group, the latest signing to Stones Throw Records). Gilles also takes a moment to honor the recently deceased, legendary Jazz pianist George Shearing. You might be interested to learn that George Shearing had a Latin music streak as you’ll hear in his rendition of Horace Silver’s “Senor Blues” – we learn new something every week from this show. Deep Space Orchestra comes in with a mix of their own stuff and their favorites including Cottam, Chateau Fight, Bicep and KRL. Afterwards, Gilles closes it up with a few of his musical staples: James Blake and Ramadanman.

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