Video: Gilles Peterson – Worldwide Awards 2013 Official Video

 

While Americans were immersed in Inauguration weekend, in London Gilles Peterson and some musical fam were grooving the eff out at his annual Worldwide Awards. The above recap video gives a look into the night’s performances and festivities and offers some words from Gilles himself.

Those featured include Marcos Valle, Neneh Cherry with RocketNumberNine, The Invisible, Nick Mulvey, Natalie Duncan, The Greg Foat Group, Hello Skinny, Nai Palm of Hiatus Kaiyote, Mala in Cuba, Stubborn Heart, Andrew Ashong, Romare, Mr Raoul K, LeFtO, Alex Patchwork and Owiny Sigoma Band.

The year’s breakout artist was Hiatus Kaiyote, whom we also love quite dearly. Catch Nai Palm getting down at the awards show below.

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New Release: Owiny Sigoma Band – ‘Tafsiri Sound’

 

Tafsiri Sound features remixes of three tracks from Owiny Sigoma Band’s self titled album that dropped this April. “Tafsiri” is the Swahili word for translation and interpretation in the linguistic and lyrical sense. As such, Quantic, Jesse Hackett, and Hello Skinny take us to new realms with their personal takes on “Doyoi Nyajo Nam,” “Margaret Okudo,” and “Owegi Owandho,” respectively.

Stream the sampler below and take a listen!

Owiny Sigoma Band – Tafsiri Sound 12″ by Brownswood

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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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