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

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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)

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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)

Bilal
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
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)

Simbad
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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brotherly

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.

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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:

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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

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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