GPWW 8/24/11: Paul White Worldwide Family Mixtape

We get a little bit of everything this week on Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide Show. This includes a nice jazz mix from Guilty Simpson, and some new music from R&B artist The Weeknd who just released another acclaimed mixtape titled Thursday. Adding to variety of the show is Paul White, the producer from South London. His set includes some Peter Tosh, Joe Gibbs, and some of his own original work released under One-Handed Music.

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GPWW 8/17/11: Jazz Special, Words & Music with Austin Peralta + The Pyramids

This edition of the Worldwide show is an extra special one for genuine music lovers. It’s all about the “roots of music” as Gilles himself states, and it’s dedicated entirely to Jazz. The mix starts with a cut from the master himself, John Coltrane. Some other classic Jazz artists featured are Abbey Lincoln, Lee Morgan, and Wayne Shorter, among others. If this wasn’t enough, we are treated to other genres of music that were successful in blending Jazz elements to create something truly unique, the shining examples of this are some selections from Tribe Called Quest‘s heyday, and the house-jazz mashup “Hot Music” that still rings off in nightclubs to this day. Rounding things off, Gilles brings into his studio two guests currently touring around Europe, pianist/composer Austin Peralta, and Idris Ackamoor from The Pyramids.

For those of you in NYC, catch Gilles Peterson playing an exclusive DJ set at Cielo tonight!

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GPWW 8/10/11: Words & Music with The Stepkids + Marlow Worldwide Family Mixtape

The Stepkids are the real deal. The psychedelic funk/soul band that has fans and critics raving is the featured guest on this installment of Worldwide. Gilles brings them in to the studio to present some of their finer cuts put out by indie super-label Stones Throw. During the Stepkids’ chat with Gilles, we learn that some of the band’s members have recorded and toured extensively with respected artists such as Alicia Keys, Lauryn Hill, and Jaheim, to name a few – all prior to the formation of the band. To close out the show, Gilles puts on a mix from dj/producer Marlow, a product of Leipzig, Germany.

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GPWW 8/3/11: Tall Black Guy Mixtape, Gilles’ Amy Winehouse Tribute, and The Angels Mix

Hip Hop and R&B reign supreme this week on Gilles Peterson‘s Worldwide Show. He offers up a fresh mix from Tall Black Guy, the up-and-coming producer originating from Detroit. Later in the show, Gilles pays homage to the late-great Amy Winehouse by playing a couple live performance pieces by her. He accompanies this with an assortment of music from The Angels (and other contemporaries), a group Winehouse looked to for inspiration during the recording of her acclaimed album Back to Black.

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GPWW 7/27/2011: WorldWide Winners 2011 Pt. 2

“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!

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