Gilles Peterson chats with Goldie

Following the year that marked the 20th anniversary of Goldie’s debut Timeless (Spotify) and in the wake of new material ahead, Gilles Peterson sits down with the Metalheadz founder to chat about past, present and future. The interview starts exploring the early musical influences, before heading over to more interesting topics such as meeting (and learning from) Marc Mac and Dego, his thoughts on producers such as Flying Lotus or Burial, the differences between the drum & bass and the broken beat scene, and –inevitably– the making of “Timeless” and the orchestral reinterpretation by the Heritage Orchestra last summer (see video below!) Over two hours of talk and music, leaving you with the wish for more!

Roy Ayers – Everybody Loves The Sunshine (Brownswood Basement Session)

Just a little something to get you in the right mood for the weekend. Watch three minutes of Roy Ayers performing his classic good vibes song “Everybody Loves The Sunshine”, taken from the 1976 LP of the same name.

Roy Ayers will be performing at this year’s edition of the Worldwide Festival, which kicks off next Monday, July 6th.

(via Worldwide)

Marcos Valle in the Brownswood Basement

Marcos Valle in the Brownswood Basement

You probably remember this video of Marcos Valle playing live in the Brownswood Basement, Gilles Peterson‘s own treasure chamber. That wasn’t all of it, as a 2-hour podcast with Marcos in conversation has been revealed today!Intro medley:

Marcos Valle – Ele e Ela
Marcos Valle – On Line
Marcos Valle – Batucada Surgiu
Marcos Valle – Batucada (Batucada Surgin)
Marcos Valle – Estrela
Marcos Valle – Que Bandeira
Marcos Valle – Wanda Vidal
Marcos Valle – Mentira
Marcos Valle – Samba de Verao
Marcos Valle – Crickets Sing For Anamaria

Marcos Valle – E Vem O Sol
Marcos Valle – Vem
Luiz Gonzaga – Sertanejo do Norte
Marcos Valle – Sonho de Maria
Tamba Trio – Sonho de Maria
Luiz Eca – O Homem Entre o Mar e a Terra
Marcos Valle – She Told Me, She Told Me
Joao Gilberto & Stan Getz – Vivo Sonhando
Antonio Carlos Jobim – Matita Perê
Sarah Vaughan – Something
Elis Regina – Preciso Aprender a Ser So
Marcos Valle – Democústico
Chicago – Life It What It Is
Leon Ware – Rockin’ You Eternally
Marcos Valle – A Vantage de Rever Voce (Rockin’ You)
Marcos Valle – Estrela
Marcos Valle – Crickets Sing For Anamaria
Marcos Valle – Freio Aerodinamico
Jay-Z – Thankyou

You can stream or download the entire session over on the Worldwide website.

Weekend Mixtapes #36

Digger’s Digest out of Paris made a great french jazz mix for the Jazz Meet Radio Show by Nik Weston, pure vibes. I definitely need more of this in my life.

Similar to this, Gilles Peterson made a mix of his favourite british jazz funk records for Ninja Tune’s Solid Steel Radio. Still not enough of Mr. Peterson, you could listen to Majestic Mood’s new Groove Merchants radio show which has a nice little interview with him.

Cologne’s Damiano von Erckert did the latest mix for Radio Juicy. Playing Sun Ra next to Omar S is always appreciated.

And in case you missed it -which would be hard to believe- FunkinEven did this week’s mix for Resident Advisor. Proper house music with some nice exclusives.

Tetsuo throws in two more mixes, Bullion‘s latest on the Boiler Room mix and James Murphy playing at the DFA 12th anniversary party.

Have a great weekend!

Brownswood Basement Session with Marcos Valle

With spring flexing its muscles and a wonderful mixtape from Ahu, this is the perfect time to rediscover your love for Brazilian music. When Gilles Peterson flew legendary musician Marcos Valle for his Worldwide Awards, he kindly asked him to perform a couple of tracks at the Brownswood Basement. You can listen to an acoustic version of Os Grilos (aka Crickets Sing For Anamaria)in the video above.

(via Green Tea Session)

FACT TV: Mala in Cuba

Compared to the previous two or three years, 2012 didn’t have that many albums I fell in love with – and I’m not saying there haven’t been any good albums this year. But I have a feeling the forthcoming Mala in Cuba album will end up in a lot of top fives by the end of the year.

So, FACT Magazine caught up with Mala and Gilles Peterson to talk about the production process of the album. It won’t be out before September, but it will be preceded by a 12-inch with the tracks Cuba Electronic and Calle F. Oh, how I can’t wait to hold it in my hands!

July 27, 2012 The 12-inch EP is now available for order

August 4, 2012 Cuba Electronic now has an official music video

August 29, 2012 You can now pre-order a limited vinyl-boxset of the album. Also, Lefto has confirmed that the tracks from the preceding 12-inch won’t be on the (vinyl) album.

Build An Ark’s 2004 Maida Vale Session

As part of the Gilles Peterson Lost Tape Connection, here’s a Maida Vale session recorded by LA collective Build An Ark in September 2004.

If you happen to have a tracklist for the concert, please don’t be shy about leaving a comment!

In other Peterson news, watch a video and listen to his first show on BBC Radio 6.

Earl Zinger – The Adventures of Peterson

So last night it’s been for the last time that Gilles Peterson spoke over BBC Radio 1’s ether, and he ended this show with this tribute by his long-time MC of choice Earl Zinger.

Photos from the last ever show are on Facebook and of course you can listen to the show for the next seven days. Gilles’ new 3-hours show on Radio 6 will launch on April 7th.

Weekly Bits 22/2011

As we’ve lost one of the greatest, Gil Scott-Heron, many people dug out their favourite records and payed tribute. Check these from Gilles Peterson, Benji B, Twit One, Black Classical, Ennio Styles, DJ Mayhem, Cookin Soul, Melting Pot or the previously recommended JJ Smoking Sessions. There are probably 500 more of these, but maybe you should start buying his albums instead – if you don’t have them by now.

The city of Munich will host an exhibition on electronic pioneers Kraftwerk later this year in autumn. I’m particularly interested in its catalogue, Kraftwerk: 3D, which should make it to regular bookstores around the world.

FACT Magazine had quite some exciting album news this week, including Zomby’s Dedication, Silkie’s City Limits Vol. 2 and Björk’s iPad album. There were some links up for a stream of Zomby’s album, but they currently don’t seem to work

Frsh Slcts not only put up the second part of the Analogue Monsta Mix, you can also get a free Suzi Analogue EP from the same link.

More free music comes from Georgia Anne Muldrow, who gives away last year’s SomeOthaShip via Bandcamp

Aus Music’s Midland did an exclusive mixtape for URB Mag. So did Dego for W Hotels, but it’s kinda hard to find (click on Living Room, then switch to playlist mode.) Lastly, here is another Kutmah mix for the Sketchbook radio show.

Let’s go back to Gil Scott-Heron one more time: Ninja Mixdump just posted an old concert from 1977. You can listen to the stream on Mixcloud or find the download link over here.

Weekend Mixtapes

It’s been a while, so let me just update on a couple of mixes I’ve enjoyed recently.

On the occasion of having a new release out, Dorian Concept was featured on this Austrian radioshow. And they even talk in English over some of Dorian’s favourites and his new material.

Another huge favourite comes from DJ Nuts, who joined Gilles Peterson for one of his podcast sessions. Over an hour of quality Brazilian music!

It seems I missed out on a couple of recent Hotflush podcasts, but the latest comes from Twisted and it’s a recommended download.

For more hybrids between dubstep and techno, also check out the latest FACT Mix by Hessle Audio founder Pangaea or Dark Arx Podcast #5.

How about the recent show from LuckyMe’s Jacques Greene on Rinse FM?

Circus Maximus have a live-recording from French beatmaker Onra.

Last but not least comes another fine mix from Dutch Sotu the Traveller. Check his website for more of those, including another recent mix for RBMA Radio.

Weekend Mixtapes

Got some good mixtapes piled up, just the right thing you might be looking for in time for the weekend.

Chances are you already heard about the latest Rinse FM, likely because it has been the source of snippets from the latest 12-inch by Four Tet, Burial and Thom York. The show was a back to back mix by Floating Points and Four Tet and it’s available for download.

Next up, we recommend Photek‘s Fireside Chat on RBMA Radio, which is also available from unofficial sources.

We had some Om Unit news this week already, but öet us also mention his recent mixes for Munich Boiler and Glasgow’s LuckyMe label collective.

Kelpe has a new mixtape available and as usual it’s a killer selection of beats and obscure music. Let’s also remind you of the guestmix he’s done for us.

While still listening to Appleblim‘s recent contribution to the Fabric promo mixes, there’s a new one to recommend. This time it’s Eglo’s Alexander Nut on the decks.

For those in love with Blawan‘s mix for FACT Magazine, we also got this recording from Boiler Room. And don’t forget, his new 12-inch is out now on R&S Records.

Gilles Peterson plays at a Japan relief party in London tonight. For those that can’t make it, he’s got a mixtape up for stream or download.

And lastly, let us mention another one from Caribou that became available again, this time mix for Rough Trade made last year.

Merry Mixtapes

If you’re on a trip to your family, this could be your last minute chance to fill up your iPod. We had a couple of merry mixtapes last year, and thanks to an all-week laziness there’s enough good stuff to share with you.

The Crazy Birds have posted a Rush Hour mix by Cool Chris, celebrating the label that just won a couple of awards for the best label of 2010.

This year meant a strong move forward for James Blake, who after a strong series of EPs got an album coming out early 2011. He also played a fine DJ set at the Boiler Room this week, make sure to download that one!

More new music to be expected in 2011 comes from Spacek’s Morgan Zarate, who got an 12-inch on Hyperdub in the making. He also layed down a mix for Andrew Meza’s BTS Radio.

Radio 1’s Gilles Peterson met with one of his musical heroes, jazz pianist and synthesizer genius Herbie Hancock. Listen to what they’ve been up to on the Worldwide Podcast.

Lastly, I got three dubstep mixes for you. The first comes from Peverelist for Futureproofing, the second is the new XLR8R podcast by Oneman, and the third is a promo by Pariah for the NYE party he’s playing at.

Update Also have to mention Fulgeance’s guestmix, which was posted today a year ago. Never growing tired of that one!

Flying Lotus Maida Vale Session

Los Angeles’ very own Flying Lotus is joined by his cousin Ravi Coltrane, singer Andreya Triana, Thundercat on bass, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson on violin andsome others for a recording session at the BBC’s Maida Vale Studios.


Three tracks from that session are also available on Gilles Peterson‘s latest radio-show, available for 7 more days on the BBC iPlayer.

Aloe Blacc on Worldwide

I missed the Aloe Blacc special on Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide in July, but fortunately Stones Throw put it up for streaming on theirSoundCloud page.

01. Aloe Blacc – Take Me Back
02. Aloe Blacc – Good Things
03. Aloe Blacc – Politician
04. Emanon – Ahh Ouai
05. Aloe Blacc – Want Me
06. Oh No – Second Chance
07. Aloe Blacc – Gente Ordinairia
08. Aloe Blacc – I Need A Dollar
09. Aloe Blacc – If I
10. Aloe Blacc – Momma Hold my hand

Aloe’s new album Good Things is about a month away, it will be released on September 28, 2010. Until then, I hope you enjoy the stream.

Mixtape Monday #16

Bristol’s Peverelist, owner of Rooted Records and the man behind the Punch Drunk label, deliveres an exclusive mix for Resident Advisor’s podcast series.

With Splazsh, Werk Discs founder Actress came up with on of the most adventurous albums of the year. Only recently he visited Gilles Peterson to talk about the album, his influences, the usual stuff. Get the podcast!

The duo Mount Kimbie has been among the performers at this year’s 10 Days Off festival. Their live performance is available for download, sets from other performers can be found here.

Coco Bryce recorded a new mix for Pipedown and The Gaslamp Killer played on East Village Radio (stream).

Taken from Mary Anne Hobb’s radioshow, Dam-Funk offers his The Future of Modern Funk for free download.

Rinse FM had Floating Points and Kyle Hall on the same show the other week. Fortunately, you can download (direct link!) that and listen again – don’t let filename fool you!

And lastly, two mixes I only learned about recently: the Colours Amsterdam mix by Beat Dimensions honcho Cinnaman and Analogiques Volume 2 by Fulgeance (click for the first one!)