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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For Dilla – Turn It Up

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Today is the anniversary of the death of super-producer/magical alien creature J Dilla. It also happens to be a few days after his birthday. So if you’ve seen Dilla news, mixes, tributes and events all over the place, it’s because now is the time to pay tribute – J Dilla passed away five years ago today. In honor of Dilla, here’s a couple of the best tributes we’ve seen on the webs.

Our friends at The Revivalist interviewed four of Dilla’s peers and other musicians influenced by his work: Bilal (neo soul pioneer, Dilla collaborator), Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, (arranger/composer of Suite for Ma Dukes, collaborator with many of those influenced by Dilla)  Wajeed (Producer and MC, of Slum Village / Platinum Pied Pipers) and Shafiq Husayn (Sa-Ra Creative Partners, Founding Member; Master Teacher). Read their conversation, “Nothing Like This: Meditations on Dilla.” There’s some great insight to classic old recordings, and of course, heavy praise.

Another popular one is Complex’s article, “10 Facts About J Dilla You Might Not Know” by Chairman Mao. We won’t give any of those facts away, but no matter how die-hard Dilla you are, it’s worth checking out.

And of course, download the J Rocc “Thank You Jay Dee” mixes -all 4 of them- courtesy of Stones Throw:

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Plug Research TwentyTen, 12/22 LA

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This Tuesday, December 22nd, VTech Presents Plug Research TwentyTen, an evening in LA with one of the heaviest line ups this year. A combination of vision and audio artistry, this showcase offers a taste of Plug Research’s soon-to-be released menu of musical delights. Featured performers include Bilal, Exile & DJ Day ft. Blu, Milosh, Om’mas Keith, Shafiq Husayn, with DJ sets from Daedelus, J. Rocc, & Kutmah.  All hosted by Pharoahe Monch, with special surprise guests. Tweet us up for free tickets! @GiantStep

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21+ | 8PM-2AM
$10 Limited Presale Tickets via ticketweb
$15 Door