“Is this the best year for electronic music since the birth of the computer?” A question Gilles Peterson poses to us in all seriousness at the opening of the show. Although he doesn’t verbally give us his own opinion on the question, the beats he goes on to play make a pretty good case in favor of a resounding “yes!” A barrage of standout electronic cuts from this year come in the form of “Far Nearer” by Jamie xx, “With U” by Holy Other, “Brush the Heat” by Little Dragon, and that’s just the beginning.
The episode is dedicated to “people who take risks” with their music as Gilles puts it. It is Part 2 of the Worldwide Winners of 2011, all in all he highlights 50 of the top tracks released this year. And speaking of winners, who’s been on more of a roll this year than SBTRKT, the mask-wearing DJ/Producer from London? His track “Hold On” included in this mix is definitely one of the best thus far. 2011 = #Winning!