You have surely heard Vinia Monija‘s voice before, but you may not be aware of her as an artist. Often the featured vocalist creating the hooks, Vinia has been part of the hip-hop scene since 1989, from her appearances with Jungle Brothers to her features on tracks by Mos Def and Common. Check out this selection of Vinia tracks, thanks to our friends at Mint Collective and DJ Seano.
GPWW this week features a mix from the UK-based production duo Instra:mental, with a handful of their own tracks and a few collaborations by Boddika. Sandwiching the Instra:mental mix, Gilles has brand new songs by Asa, Raphael Saadiq, and Little Dragon – you don’t wanna miss it!
Lanu aka Lance Ferguson, the guitarist/producer and creative force behind The Bamboos, has a new album for pre-release on iTunes this week. Her 12 Faces features “Roosevelt Blues” (free Soundcloud download below) and “Beautiful Trash” [YouTube] with the amazing Australian vocalist Megan Washington, who is winning awards and topping charts on the other side of the world.
Shoe-gazing at the Stars Mix [MP3]
Just for Giant Step, Lanu presents this 45 minute mix containing tracks that have influenced and inspired his music, plus a selection of Lanu re-edits, remixes and previously un-released/exclusive material! Enjoy.
For this week’s installment of the Worldwide radio show, Gilles Peterson starts us off with some “slow burn” instrumental tracks from the likes of Yusef Lateef, and Mystica Tribe originating from Japan. From here, he takes us on a journey through some of the work done by Teebs one of the new prodigies coming out of the electronic scene in Los Angeles. In this mix from Teebs we find tracks like “While You Doooo” and “Double Fifths” which were released under his current label Brainfeeder.
DJ L.E brings us another brilliant mix, giving you 18 ways to say ‘I love you’. Now we know V-Day was last week or something and we have all probably reached our saturation point as far the color red and heart-shaped items are concerned, but come on… who doesn’t love love songs?
DJ L.E – Every One Says I Love You… [MP3]