GPWW 7/21/2011: Worldwide Festival Catchup and 2 Bears Worldwide Family Mixtape

Gilles Peterson continues to give us more goodness in this installment with music from artists like Jill Scott, Machinedrum, and the recently re-united Pyramids. For a good chunk of the show Gilles plays for us some of the highlights from his annual Worldwide Festival that took place last week in France. Particularly interesting is Jamie xx‘s mix, kicked off by his latest single “Far Nearer” that’s attracting a lot of international attention at the moment with its steel drum Calypso orchestration.

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Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide Festival Wraps in Sète

 

This past Sunday, Gilles Peterson finished off his crazy amazing 2011 Worldwide Festival in Sète, France with some very happy fans.

Giant Step fan, Riki Drori wrote us some words while at the festival: “Greetings from the best kept secret in the world of music – the Worldwide Festival in Sète at the South of France. Kudos to Gilles Peterson for making it happen again! And thanks to Giant Step for always bringing us the best, most updated music. This is our second year at the Worldwide Festival and it is really a dilemma to write about it online; On one hand you want to give credit to Gilles and his team for making one of the best music festivals, and on the other hand, you want to keep it a secret – because one of the coolest things about this festival is the people that come to it.”

Check out some photos from this year’s festivities on Flickr.

The caliber of talent was a little out of control: Raphael Saadiq, Flying Lotus, Jamie xx, Mount Kimbie, Cut Chemist, Lefto, Simbad, Benji B, Dam Funk, Quantic, Owiny Sigoma Band, and James Blake.

We are anxiously awaiting next year. Yes, already.

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Sète: Gilles Peterson’s 2011 Worldwide Festival – July 6-10

 

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Yesterday, our good friend Gilles Peterson kicked off his 2011 Worldwide Festival in Sète, France. The annual festival (July 6-10) boasts an impressive slew of talent only mister Peterson could manage to put together. Just some of the highlights: Raphael Saadiq, Flying Lotus, Jamie xx, Mount Kimbie, Cut Chemist, Lefto, Simbad, Benji B, Dam Funk, Quantic, Owiny Sigoma Band, and James Blake. Seriously, guys? It might be time to book your ticket to France right now.

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Jamie XX’s Solo Debut, “Far Nearer,” Out Today

 

Jamie XX from the famed band, The XX, released his first single today. “Beat For” sounds like a chopped up moonwalk, while “Far Nearer” goes from lullaby to tropical dance party – nothing boring there. Not too long ago, Jamie collaborated with the late Gil Scott Heron on a remix album for I’m New Here, entitled We’re New Here. It’s also rumored that the young chap will be featured on Drake’s new album.

Jamie xx – Far Nearer (limited vinyl & download out now – http://farnearer.com) by Numbers

Jamie xx – Beat For (limited vinyl & download out now – http://farnearer.com) by Numbers

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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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