Andrew Ashong Leaves “Flowers” On Our Path

 

Andrew Ashong’s “Flowers” track received the honor of being nominated as Gilles Peterson’s Best Track of 2012. The song was born out of a collaborative effort with Theo Parrish.

While “Flowers” has a more sparse, swingy, and danceable feel, Andrew’s other recent-ish release “Take It Slow” takes on a more funky electro-soul vibe. Both are great tracks that you should definitely dig into below.

Video: Gilles Peterson – Worldwide Awards 2013 Official Video

 

While Americans were immersed in Inauguration weekend, in London Gilles Peterson and some musical fam were grooving the eff out at his annual Worldwide Awards. The above recap video gives a look into the night’s performances and festivities and offers some words from Gilles himself.

Those featured include Marcos Valle, Neneh Cherry with RocketNumberNine, The Invisible, Nick Mulvey, Natalie Duncan, The Greg Foat Group, Hello Skinny, Nai Palm of Hiatus Kaiyote, Mala in Cuba, Stubborn Heart, Andrew Ashong, Romare, Mr Raoul K, LeFtO, Alex Patchwork and Owiny Sigoma Band.

The year’s breakout artist was Hiatus Kaiyote, whom we also love quite dearly. Catch Nai Palm getting down at the awards show below.

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New Release: Leron Thomas – ‘..Take It’ + “Appear To Stack” Video

 

Quirky guy extraordinaire Leron Thomas yesterday dropped a new project called ..Take It. You might recognize him from his guest vocal appearance at the recent Gilles Peterson set at Le Poisson Rouge in NYC this past October. Or maybe you remember the peculiar clown themed video we shared with you not so long ago?

Either way, there’s a lot more where that came from. For yet another taste of the antics, watch the “Appear To Stack” video above. Retro party vibes mixed in with some bizarre cameos that’ll permeate your conscience something serious. Be ready for it.

Purchase ..Take It on iTunes

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New Mix: Gilles Peterson @ LPR on October 25

 

Fuel up on this cloudy Monday with a nearly four hour live mix compliments of our wonderful pal Gilles Peterson. The dreamy set is from Gilles’ appearance at Le Poisson Rouge in NYC after leaving us in waiting for a year following the epic Cielo show. The set ripples and flows effortlessly making you want to twirl about in a carefree ecstasy sprinkled with some wiggle breaks.

For a very special treat, Leron Thomas also joins in for a live performance not to be missed.

And because we love you so, the whole mix is available for stream and a free download below.

Gilles Peterson @ LPR on October 25 [Download]

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