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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GPWW 2/9/11 Worldwide Family Mixtape: Brandt Brauer Frick, Germany

In this Gilles Peterson episode, we get a Worldwide Family Mixtape from Brandt Brauer Frick of Berlin, Germany. But first Gilles pays his respects to J Dilla with Pharoah Sanders‘ “Upper Egypt & Lower Egypt,” Yun Gun, Al Quetz, and new music from J Rocc. After the mix from German trio Brandt Brauer Frick, Gilles shows himself as an Adele fan, playing his favorite track from her new album, “Lovesong.”

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GPWW 2/2/11: Words & Music from Hercules & Love Affair

Gilles Peterson has a special guest this week: Andy Butler of Hercules and Love Affair joins the show with samples of the new album, Blue Songs. In between tracks he chats with Gilles about his musical experiences and coming up in Denver, CO. Besides Hercules and Love Affair, this show also has tracks by Matthewdavid, Dillinger, Buddy Sativa and much more.

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