On Friday, March 25th, Grammy nominated house music impresario Dennis Ferrer brings his annual Objektivity event back to Miami for Ultra Week. With an all-star cast and a new project – under the moniker NeuWave Renegades – Ferrer alongside a rotation of friends who represent something of the spirit of US house music take over Miami’s Grand Central with a two room extravaganza like no other, with Kerri Chandler, The Martinez Brothers, Karizma, Kyle Hall, DJ Qu and so many others. As a special offer to our community, Giant Step is offering advance tickets at an exclusive discount rate, so make sure you get your ticket today because you know this event is going to sell out.
This week on GPWW, Gilles starts off with Majestik & Steve before he gets into The Head Hunters, Sun Ra, a Grace Jones remix by Mala, Calibre, Benga, Madlib, plus a fantastic live “Poem,” read by Steve Reid at the 2008 WW Awards. Later Kyle Hall, an 18-year old producer from Detroit whose tracks also appear on some recent GPWW tracklists, provides the mix for end of this week’s show.
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
GPWW this week features a mix from the innovative young producer Mike Slott, as well as music by Ruckspin, Ghost Poet, Aloe Blacc, Gary Bartz Ptu Troop, Kyle Hall, Eliphino, and plenty more freshness.
As well as a producer, Mike Slott is a true nomad who has lived in Chicago, Glasgow, Dublin and recently, Harlem, NYC. Over the last few years Mike has cemented his reputation at the forefront of futurist hip hop production with a style that is hard to pin down, encompassing a myriad of influences from free jazz to 80s boogie via golden age hip hop. [myspace]
If you’re going to be in Miami for WMC, make sure you catch Gilles with Bobbito Garcia, Nickodemus & Chico Mann for A Night of Latin Flavor.