Archive for November, 2008

Gilles Peterson invaded the Big Apple again and made spesh shows from and to the great city. Quality as per usual.


Gilles Peterson – Worldwide: New York City Special 11/27 (download link)

TV On The Radio – ‘Love Dog’ (4AD)
Round at Bay’s – ‘Mangi Mangi’ (CDR)
Karl Hector & The Malcouns – ‘Nyx’ (Now Again)
Bost & Bim ft. Brisa Roche & Lone Ranger – ‘Jamaican Boy’ (Bombist)
Kardinal Offishal ft. J*Davey – ‘Digital Motown’ (CDR)
Raphael Saadiq ft The Rebirth Brass Band – ‘Big Easy’ (Sony BMG)
Platinum Pied Pipers – ‘Pigeon Hole’ (Ubiquity)
Pete Wilshire – ‘Dr. Witch-Wot’ (De Wolfe)
Dorian Concept – ‘Yorktown Recreation’ (Affine Records)

Maida Vale Sessions Mix
Olafur Arnolds – ‘Fok’ (Live in Session)
Portico Quartet – ‘The Full Catastrophe’ (Live in Session)
Finn Peters – ‘Butterflies’ (Live in Session)
Finn Peters – ‘We Three Kings’ (Live in Session)
Portico Quartet – ‘Dawn Patrol’ (Live in Session)
Olafur Arnolds – ‘Sidrokkarinn’ (Live in Session)

Little Dragon – ‘Twice’ Michael Rutten Remix (Peacefrog)
Deetron – ‘Lets Get Over’ (Phlash Re-Edit) (Music Man Records)

Camden to New York Mix
Earth, Wind and Fire – ‘New York Faces’ (CBS)
Chick Corea – ‘Central Park’ (Polydor)
Harris Simon Group – ‘North Station (New York Connection)’ (Overseas Records)
Marislav Vitous – ‘New York City (Michael Rutten Edit)’ (Test)
Miles Davis – ‘New York Girl’ (CBS)
Liquid Liquid – ‘Love Lock’ (99 Records)
Rakim – ‘New York (Ya Out There)’ (Universal)
Voices of East Harlem – ‘Wanted Dead or Alive’ (Just Sunshine Records)

Leena Horne – ‘Feels So Good’ (Buddah Records)
Chantal Curtis – ‘Get Another Love’ (Trema)


Gilles Peterson in NYC (blog and photos) (download link)

Welcome to America. Gilles steps off at JFK and heads to Manhattan to meet his true heroes.

Erykah Badu – ‘Amerykahn Promise’ (Universal Motown)
The Dap Kings – ‘Nervous Like Me’ (Kay-Dee Records)
ESG – ‘Moody’ (99 Records)
El Michels Affair – ‘Creation’ (Truth & Soul)
Alicia Keys – ‘Wreckless Love’ (J Records)

Robert Glasper
Robert Glasper – ‘J Dillalude’ (Blue Note)
Solange – ‘Champagnechroniknightcap’ (Geffen)

Pursuit Grooves – ‘Push Up’ (Rush Hour)

Pharoahe Monch
Pharoahe Monch – ‘Simon Says’ (Rawkus)
Pharoahe Monch – ‘Desire’ (Island)

Erika Rose
ESG – ‘Parking Lot Blues’ (99 Records)
NAS – ‘Get Down’ (Columbia)
Roy Ayers – ‘We Live in Brooklyn Baby’ (Universal Motown)
Lil Wayne – ‘A Milli’ (Cash Money)
Erykah Badu – ‘On & On’ (Universal Motown)

Erykah Badu
Erykah Badu – ‘The Healer’ (Universal Motown)
Erykah Badu – ‘Amerykahn Promise’ (Universal Motown)

Q-Tip – ‘Gettin’ Up’ (Universal Motown)

Gilles on the Subway
Bobby Womack – ‘Across 110th Street’ (United Artists)
The Fatback Band – ‘Spanish Hustle’ (Event Records)

Stephanie Mackay in East Harlem
Voices of East Harelm – ‘Shaker Life’ (Rhino)
Tito Peunte – ‘Nina y Senora’ (Fania)
Stephanie Mckay – ‘Jackson Avenue’ (Muthas of Invention)
Babe Ruth – ‘The Mexican’ (Harvest)
Jay Electronica – ‘Victory of Mine’ (Test)

Sensational – ‘Super Styling’ (WordSound)

Francois K Deep Space
Hercules and Love Affair – ‘Blind’ (Frankie Knuckles Remix) (DFA)
Kode9 vs Badawi – ‘Den of Drumz’ (ROIR)
Deee-Lite – ‘Groove is in the Heart’ (Elektra)

TRG – ‘Broken Heart’ (Martyn’s DCM Remix)
Elektrons – Joy (Simbad Remix) (CDR)
Dinasour L – ‘Go Bang’ (City Beat)

James Murphy
LCD Soundsystem- ‘Losing My Edge’ (DFA)

Central Park Summer Stage
Little Jackie
Little Jackie – ‘The Stoop’ (S-Curve)

Janelle Monae
Janelle Monae – ‘Many Moons’ (Bad Boy Entertainment)

Jose James
Jose James – ‘Equinox’ (Brownswood)

Jamie Lidell
Jamie Lidell – ‘Little Bit of Feel Good’ (Warp)

The Joubert Singers – ‘Stand on the Word’ (Hot Coins Remix) (Test)
Armand Van Helden – ‘NYC Beat’ (Prince Language Remix) (Southern Fried)

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Yeah its official, new album is in the making, after a tasty debut last year, the mighty Brotherly duo are working on their second LP which is due to be out next year. Still can not wait for it!

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Another year has passed and London’s best musical festival in the autumn, the LJF returns from Friday 14 to Sunday 23 November 2008, again with an impressive line-up. My first must-see pick is Robert Glasper & Simbad at Cargo on 18th Nov. But there are many unmissable gigs and venues on this year’s list for all jazzlovers.


You can get all relevant info and more on LJF’s official website

UPDATE: great review by Marsha Gosho Oakes

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One of my fave swedish band Little Dragon‘s last album reinterpreted by many great fresh talents this year:


GB meets Little Dragon – After The Rain  (mp3 link)

Little Dragon– Recommendation (Toddla T Remix) (buy it on a 7inch)

Little Dragon – Twice (Aaron Jerome Remix)  (check it on myspace)

Little Dragon – Constant Surprises (Daisuke Tanabe Remix) (check it on myspace)

Little Dragon – After The Rain (Floating Points Remix)

Little Dragon – Twice (Michael Rutten mix)

Let alone the Toddla T’s one, im not sure when these refixes are out officialy, prolly there will be a remix ep or lp. Will def update the blog as i get news on it from Peacafrog. The band is currently on a US Tour, you can find all the dates on their myspace. Before i forget, there’s a brand new video from them called ‘Fortune’ which was the japenese bonus cut from their debut album, enjoy the song (mp3link) and the animated version by Hideyuki Katsumata

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Change has come. Barack Obama got elected as the 44th President of USA.

Little soundtrack for this historic moment: Afronaut feat. Blu & Drastic – Change

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