Check out Theophilus London's new 80's-inspired visual for "Hey Wonderful," from his new mixtape I Want You. Both the song and the video take you back to 1984, with the track's "jiscomusic" flare (disco's contemporary reincarnation) and a sample from Stevie Wonder's "Love Light in Flight."
Theophilus London has a new mixtape coming soon [UPDATE: out now, via Complex Mag], titled I Want You [usershare] for the legendary Marvin Gaye song he covers. He also covers Tweet & Missy's "Oops (Oh My!)".
Theophilus London - "Oops!" [MP3]
Theophilus delivered a message with "I Want You," [thanks to hypetrak.com] and we will not compromise his vision by correcting meaningless syntax or spelling errors:
"This track sparked the whole mixtape!
I bought every single Marvin Gaye record i could fine.. and spent an entire 2 months listening while working on my album in LA. I then bought the separate parts from the original song I WANT YOU by Marvin Gaye and
recorded my verse and singing in LONDON. I put all the different instruments together for the new wave version
It was a pleasure Covering this song! I really Want my Listeners! and this is my way of telling them!!
I am very Excited for people to hear my new desires and I just want Girls to wake up and put this on! eat their breakfast smoke their brains out and enjoy I WANT YOU"
We're fast-forwarding the Gilles Peterson World Wide radio show to catch up, which means you get 2 shows at once today. That equals 4 full hours of high-quality GPWW.
In May 5th's show, Gilles features 40 magical tracks, including some of his clear favorites like Gil Scott Heron, José James, Quadron and SBTRKT along with new ones like Twilight Tone, Kyle Hall, and Ezel.
GPWW 4/5 Part 1
GPWW 4/5 Part 2
Moving swiftly along to May 12th's show, Gilles starts with a new track by Cee-Lo called "I Want You," written by Jack Splash. Then he gets into some Betty Davis, Fatima featuring Dam-Funk, Sofrito, Nas & Damien Marley, and new music by Paul White, Addison Grove, and Karizma. (And listen for the Giant Step shoutout - swoon!)
GPWW 4/12 Part 1
GPWW 4/12 Part 2