Check out Theophilus London's new 80's-inspired visual for "Hey Wonderful," from his new mixtape I Want You. Both the song and the video take you back to 1984, with the track's "jiscomusic" flare (disco's contemporary reincarnation) and a sample from Stevie Wonder's "Love Light in Flight."
This week, GPWW brings us back and forth through time with some throwbacks to Marvin Gaye and Neil Young, new artists approved by Gilles, as well as a few tracks off The Roots' new album, How I Got Over, a remixed song off of Big Boi's Sir Luscious Left Foot, and his usual mix of music from all over the globe.
Theophilus London has a new mixtape coming soon [UPDATE: out now, via Complex Mag], titled I Want You [usershare] for the legendary Marvin Gaye song he covers. He also covers Tweet & Missy's "Oops (Oh My!)".
Theophilus London - "Oops!" [MP3]
Theophilus delivered a message with "I Want You," [thanks to hypetrak.com] and we will not compromise his vision by correcting meaningless syntax or spelling errors:
"This track sparked the whole mixtape!
I bought every single Marvin Gaye record i could fine.. and spent an entire 2 months listening while working on my album in LA. I then bought the separate parts from the original song I WANT YOU by Marvin Gaye and
recorded my verse and singing in LONDON. I put all the different instruments together for the new wave version
It was a pleasure Covering this song! I really Want my Listeners! and this is my way of telling them!!
I am very Excited for people to hear my new desires and I just want Girls to wake up and put this on! eat their breakfast smoke their brains out and enjoy I WANT YOU"
Check out the video from the new Theophilus London album, I Want You, coming on April 28th. The track was produced by Dam-Funk ("Fantasy") with additional vocals by Jesse Boykins III and Va$htie.
This week on the Gilles Peterson World Wide radio show: the best of The Worldwide Awards from North London, an annual celebration of the music played on GPWW; plus the usual oddities and soulful grooves. Featured artists include Flako, Bonobo, Andreya Triana, Theophilus London, Mulatu Astatke & more.