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Searching for the Perfect Beat

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Searching for the Perfect Beat

    Gilles Peterson and Pharoahe Monch in Conversation

    Gilles Peterson and Pharoahe Monch in Conversation

    Pharoahe Monch came down to the Brownswood basement ahead of his sold out show at The Garage in Highbury a couple of weeks ago. We talked Hip Hop history, digging for records, sampling and his love of playing in the UK. It was fascinating to hear his stories of the early days of Organized Konfusion and Rawkus Records as well as the plans for his next album. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 42 min
    In Memory of Maurice White Mix

    In Memory of Maurice White Mix

    I avoided the really obvious hits that you can hear everywhere and went for my personal faves, and a solid dose of the music that went on to shape the unique sound of Earth Wind and Fire from his early years working with two great mentors to him, Ramsey Lewis and Charles Stepney.

    I got so much pleasure recording this – I hope you enjoy as much as I did! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 2 hrs 13 min
    Carnival Música Popular Brasileira Mix

    Carnival Música Popular Brasileira Mix

    Gilles was recently in Brazil to play at Boiler Room with the Sonzeira Reconstructed project, as well as working on the sophomore Sonzeira album. Whilst he was in Recife and Rio, Gilles found time to do some record shopping, and here are some of the highlights! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Goldie Words & Music

    Goldie Words & Music

    Gilles sits down with UK drum and bass pioneer Goldie, to talk about his life in music. Having been at the forefront of Drum and Bass for two decades, Goldie is back with new material.

    As well as the music that has helped him make his name, Goldie and Gilles discuss everything, from his breakbeat inspirations, telling the stories of his early days as a graffiti artist, through the history of Metalheadz to the current state of his scene. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 2 hrs 20 min
    Otis Brown iii Words & Music

    Otis Brown iii Words & Music

    Blue Note recording artist and jazz drummer Otis Brown iii swung by the Brownswood Basement back in May, and discussed his background including fellow New School graduates Bilal and Robert Glasper, and his links to legends like the most recorded drummer in history Bernard Purdie and Donald Byrd.

    Plus, Otis discusses his favourite drummers of all time, and the process behind his debut album from 2014, 'The Thought of You'. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 49 min
    LV Words & Music

    LV Words & Music

    Ahead of their live show at St Pancras Old Church, here's a chat I had with the two boys from LV, Will and Simon, discussing their beginnings, their D&B period, linking up with Keysound and Hyperdub, working with Joshua Idehen, Omkalumkoolkat, and the new project featuring Armenian pianist, Tigran Hamasyan.

    Ancient Mechanisms’ is the fourth album by globetrotting London production duo LV. It traces a train of thought that was sparked by a live session with Tigran Hamasyan back in 2012: two and a half years down the line and a trip to Belgium later, the finished record is as much about the workings of musical artefacts as it is about putting the virtuoso pianist into new contexts.

    lvlvlv.bandcamp.com/album/ancient-mechanisms
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    TRACKLIST
    LV - Transition
    Ian Pooley - What's Your Number (Jazzanova Remix)
    Bad Company - The Nine
    Les Voleurs - Cabin Fever
    DJ Vadim - Got To Rock
    LV - Globetrotting
    LV & Joshua Idehen - Never Tired
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    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

Dave Vorhaus ,

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Fantastic shox. Thank you Gilles.

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Fantastic show. Enjoying it on a sunday night. Thank you.

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