GPWW: 7/6/11: David Rodigan In-Studio Clash and History of Reggae

Jamaica is the destination in this latest installment of Gilles Peterson World Wide. Gilles brings into his studio the legendary DJ David Rodigan, known for being an influential figure within the Reggae genre. Rodigan takes us on a musical journey through the history of Reggae, from its Rastafarian Ska roots, through to Bob Marley and The Wailers, the origin of Dubs, and even gives us his take on the impact that digital sounds had on Jamaica’s music in the mid 80s. Towards the end, Rodigan and Gilles clash – a form of competition that’s been around since the 1950s – by taking turns playing some classic reggae jams.

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GPWW 6/30/11: Worldwide Family Mixtape: Trickski and more

In this feature-packed edition of the Gilles Peterson World Wide radio show, German super-producers Trickski, a duo known for their deep, house-infused tunes, kick things off with a mix of some of their latest and greatest cuts, such as “Beginning,” “Pill Collins,” and “Powerhouse.”

The beats keep rolling along with Gilles’ fifth volume of his trademark Bumps Mix, which showcases strictly new artists making waves on the international scene, such as Tall Black Guy, Com Truise, and Roof Light – a must-listen. For the Hip Hop heads, we get a Words and Music session with experimental rap entity Shabazz Palaces, along with some Tyler the Creator and Def Sound tracks. To cap it all off, Mr. Peterson delights us with a Summer House Mix including some of his current faves.

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GPWW 6/23/11: Vinyl Record Special

We’re in for a treat this week, as Gilles Peterson brings us his Vinyl Record Special. For this installment of his Worldwide Radio show, he goes diggin’ in the crates, playing tunes exclusively from his vinyl collection. As he mentions at the start, “think about going into the most amazing record shop that you’ve ever seen…it’s all goodness, and we’ve pulled out the very best ones.” One such gem is “Song of the Wind” from Santana, a masterful cut from their 1972 album Caravanserai. Other artists included in the Vinyl Record Special are Nina Simone, Gil Scott-Heron, and Lou Bond, among many more. Sit back and enjoy.

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GPWW 5/4/11: Worldwide Family Mixtape: United Vibrations + Bumps Vol. 4

We’re very happy to say that The Bumps are back. (This might be the only occasion for which that phrase can be used sincerely.) ‘Now That’s What I Call Bumps,’ the series Gilles Peterson recently introduced to highlight new-era producers, is back with a fourth installment. That means the tracklist this week includes Jon Phonics, fLako, Eskmo, Spaven, and the highly-hyped Tyler the Creator.

This week’s show also includes a Worldwide Family Mixtape out of the UK from United Vibrations, whose debut album Galaxies Not Ghettos is now available for pre-order (CD, vinyl or digital) on Bandcamp.

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GPWW 4/27/11: The First ‘All Winners’ of 2011

This is a massive 60-track collection of the best Gilles Peterson approved music released so far in 2011 – from heavy modal jazz, to indie hip-hop, to the new wave of electronic production, on which we don’t want to slap a label yet. Only the best in this edition, as every ‘Worldwide Winners’ show goes. The first hour includes an Jamie XX Remix of Adele, FaltyDL, Addison Groove, Thom Yorke with Burial & Four Tet, Dimlite. Gilles gives the Best Album of the Year title to James Blake. Later he pulls out some more GPWW staples: Jamie Woon, The Stepkids, Prommer & Barck, Cubic Zirconia, and somehow he moves from Radiohead into Chris Brown. It’s another not-to-be-missed episode of the worldwide show, All Winners 2011 special.

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