Mixtape Monday #28

So, I haven’t been posting anything as of lately and it might in fact go on like this for a little more. Thought I through in a selection of mixtapes that popped up during last week.

It was only a question of time until the big ones asked Vakula for one of his rare mixtapes. The Ukrainian house producer put together a selection of his tracks for Resident Advisor and answered some of their questions.

This Wednesday, Ninja Tune’s Slugabed joins Thundercat and Floating Points for a show at London’s Fabric. On the occasion, he did a mix to promote the night.

Berlin-based Machinedrum did a mix for Dummy Magazine last week. If you’re into the records he’s playing, I can also recommend Nightwave‘s podcast by Dazed Digital and Mike Paradina’s personal selection of footwork influenced tracks for RBMA Radio.

It was back in April when Manchester-based Krystal Klear graced Benji B with a guestmix. Unless you downloaded this one before, you can listen to it on SoundCloud and leave some direct feedback on this excellent mix.

And lastly, let me mention these older mixtapes I came across: Blawan’s mix at Boiler Room, Deadbeat for Inverted Audio, and Recloose‘s 2002 guestmix for Gilles Peterson.

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.

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.

Mixtape Monday #17

With Rednose Distrikt and Lukid we had some pretty strong mixtapes last week, not to mention the all new podcast. But time doesn’t stand still, so here’s the latest edition of Mixtape Mondays.

As you know, Mary Anne Hobbs‘ final show was broadcasted last Wednesday. Her guests on the show were Kode9 and Burial, their mixtape is available on Percussion Lab (full show here.)

Fact Magazine continues to put out quality mixes. Following the Four Tet podcast, they put up new ones by Baths and Zed Bias.

The international Worldwide show (as opposed to the UK show) had a guestmix by LA beatmistress Tokimonsta, you can grab the full show from Core News.

More music from Los Angeles comes on the new Low End Theory podcast, with mixes by Daddy Kev and (once again) Baths.

In the past, XLR8R presented a variety of UK based dubstep DJs, but for their latest podcast they had stateside duo Sepalcure.

British blog Allez Allez has a guestmix from Jimmy Edgar, recorded live at Berlin’s Berghain club. And while we’re at it, let me also mention their excellent Caribou mixtape from a while back!

Lastly, I want to mention some classic Brazilian music by the way of HVW8 and Red Rackem‘s guestmix for the OFFtrack radio show.

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!)

Worldwide Podcast with Kyle Hall

Gilles Peterson already had Kyle Hall on his show a couple of weeks back. He also recorded a podcast with the young Detroit producer at the Brownswood Basement, which went online a couple of days ago.

Kyle Hall © Joshua Hanford01. Innerzone Orchestra – At Les
02. Kyle Hall – Must See
03. Theorem vs. Swayzak – Devil Of Rotations
04. Space Dimension Controller – Journey To The Core Of The Unknown Sphere (Kyle Hall Remix)
05. Soulphiction – Liquid Patterns
06. Darkstar – Aidy’s Girl Is A Computer (Kyle Hall Remix)
07. Kyle Hall – Body Of Water
08. Big Strick – Buckle Up!
09. Scott Grooves – Old Skool

I did not listen to that radio-show, but I hear the conversation went much smoother on this podcast. So why not download it?

Worldwide Podcast with Mala

Deep Medi Musik founder Mala, part of the Digital Mystikz production duo, has been sitting together with Gilles Peterson in the Brownswood Basement to chat about “his musical roots, dubplate culture, the evolution of the dubstep movement.” Needless to mention he also played some of his favourite records.

Gilles Peterson Worldwide Vol 2. No. 15 (download)
01. Mala – Level 9
02. Mala – Livin’ Different
03. Mala – Education
04. Burning Spear – Door Peeper
05. Little Roy – Hurt Not The Earth
06. Augustus Pablo – East Of The River Nile
07. Steve Reich – New York Counterpoint
08. Quest – Smooth Skin
09. Jill Scott – Slowly Surely (Theo Parrish Remix)
10. Mizz Beats – My World

You can download the mix from the Worldwide website, it’s part of the fantastic Worldwide Podcast. If you’re not subscribed by now, you should no longer sleep on it!

(via Sonic Router)

SBTRKT & Sampha on Worldwide

Anonymous producer SBTRKT was Gilles Peterson’s guest on the Worldwide show last week. Together with singer Sampha, he performed a live-session that can already be called a highlight of the year.

01. SBTRKT & Sampha – Evening Glow
02. SBTRKT – Colonise feat. Sampha
03. SBTRKT – Migration
04. SBTRKT – 2020
05. Modeselektor – Art & Cash (SBTRKT Remix)
06. SBTRKT & Sampha – Break Off

If you haven’t been lucky getting one of the limited 12-inches from SBTRKT, there are a couple of regular releases to look out for in the coming weeks. His remix for Berlin-based duo Modeselektor is supposed to come out on February 22, 2010.

Gilles Peterson Worldwide Awards 2010



The year is almost over, time to reminisce on all the good music released in 2009. Gilles Peterson presented the first part of his favourites on his latest radio-show, but the real fun will begin with his upcoming Worldwide Awards.

Unsurprisingly, the line-up is once again promising a great start into the new year. Live shows will be performed by the Floating Points Ensemble, José James & band, King Midas Sound, Andreya Triana, El Michels Affair and many more. Bridging the gaps on the decks are Lefto, the BPM, Darkstar, Gilles himself and one or the other surprise guests. And of course, there are some awards to give away.

The whole show will take place at London’s Garage on February 6, 2010. You can already get your tickets here. To get you into the mood, you should also check out this special Worldwide Awards Mix from Lefto.

Floating Points Ensemble Live Session

Last week, Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide broadcasted the the Maida Vale Session by the Floating Points Ensemble. Since earlier today, you can listen to an excerpt from that session on FPS’s SoundCloud page.

The long-awaited Vacuum EP should be out on 12-inch through Eglo Records on September 20 is available now.

Update I only mentioned it on Twitter, but there’s a rip of the session floating around as well!

Worldwide Podcast with Soil & "PIMP" Sessions

The lastest edition of Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide Podcast features Japan’s death jazz giants Soil & “PIMP” Sessions. In order to get you warmed up for their upcoming Koko gig, the podcast is made of live recordings from previous concerts at The Roundhouse and Bush Hall.

Soil & PIMP Sessions

In addition to that, you can download the Zed Bias remix of “Sahara” from the band’s SoundCloud page.

(via Brownswood)

Gilles Peterson Podcast with Phil Asher

I’ve decided against writing a review of the Phlash & Friends album, basically because I wouldn’t know how to do it. It’s what everybody would expect a house album from Phil Asher would sound like, and I mean this in a good sense. So, while most of you might have got a copy of it, here’s another chance to listen to somef of the tracks.


Following the radio session with Benji B on the BBC, Gilles Peterson met with Phil in his Brownswood Basement to record his latest podcast. But even if you have heard all of the music before, the interesting side of this are certainly the interview sections. Recommended!

Gilles Peterson Worldwide Awards 2009



Once again, London’s Cargo will be hosting the Gilles Peterson Worldwide Awards. On top of the announcement for the best tracks and albums, there will be a lot of live music and some DJs aswell. On the stage, you will be witnessing Jazzanova, Robert Mitchell Trio, Dorian Concept, Quiet Village, Mama Milk, Stacy Epps and Jonathan Jeremiah.

Wait a minute, Jazzanova? That’s right, it is going to be the first Jazzanova live-show in the UK.. ever!

The whole thing takes place on January 24, tickets for the night are now available.