Sunday, March 8, 2009

Gilles Peterson(GP) rundown - 4 March 2009

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Really nice Gilles episode this week. I admit I haven't been listening as often as I should, but every time I do listen I am always really pleased. Gilles's energy is infectious and there are no shortage of choice cuts. Here are some of my faves from this week's show (listen to it all here). As usual, click on the artist's name for more info/to hear the track.

Dobie - Good Will Hunting
I think this is a new Brownswood artist. Broken beat, jazzy, hip-hop groove. Can't find much on the cat, but will be keeping eyes and ears peeled.

Willie Isz - I Didn't Mean To
New collab between Jneiro Jarel and Khujo from Goodie Mobb (just been revisiting the Goodie Mob's Still Standing album these days). It seems like Khujo saw how well Cee-Lo was doing and figured he better get on the train to Next-ville, but I can't hate. This was a solid track in the vein of Saul Williams (though not as compelling) and I am open to hearing more.

Guelawar - Relen Te Contan (download here)
This song is from the Senegal 70 compilation of 70's-era funky James Brown-inspired goodness from all around Africa. This song has gotten right into my bones this week, and I am gonna have to cop the whole compilation soon (as well as the new Tony Allen, from which GP also played this week. The Fela-ness!)

Omar - When You Touch We Touch
I officially need to wake back up on Omar. I was DOWN with Omar back in the Acid Jazz days and then I went astray. This track is nice jazzsteppy soul. Check it on his myspace (link above)

Bob James - Westchester Lady
Good old school funky instrumental groove

Joker - Digidesign

OKSG sent me this SUPER BASSY dubstep track the other day and told me not to mess around with playing it quietly. So I waited til everyone was out and then BUMPED IT full blast. The ideal situation to listen to this, in my opinion, would be to get into a drop-top with a good sound system and hydraulics, pop this track in said sound system, and roll through the streets of Brooklyn or LA. It is FIYAH that belongs in such an environment. Barring that, bump it in your crib, but I am not responsible for any lawsuits that might occur as a result of you rattling the walls of your apartment building and causing the place to crumble.

True story.

Download Joker's Purple Wow Soundmix here (via