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Searching for the Perfect Beat
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Searching for the Perfect Beat
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    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.
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    • 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!
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    • 2 hr 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!
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    • 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.
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    • 2 hr 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'.
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    • 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-mechanismsdice.fm/lv-30th-oct-st-pancra…church-london-ticketsTRACKLISTLV - TransitionIan Pooley - What's Your Number (Jazzanova Remix)Bad Company - The NineLes Voleurs - Cabin FeverDJ Vadim - Got To RockLV - GlobetrottingLV & Joshua Idehen - Never TiredLV & Okmalumkoolkat - BoomslangTigran Hamasyan & LV - Rain ShadowLV Ft Tigran Hamasyan - Jump & ReachLV - CarillonLV - Quick ReturnLV - Broken MomentLV - Dansaertstraat
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    • 46 min

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47 Ratings

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Pilcorito ,

The perfect source for old school and avant-garde.

I have been listening to the The GP podcasts since about a year after he debuted them with the Brahma interviews in Brasil, sometime in late 2006. In that time, Gilles has oscillated between apathy and enthusiasm as he's tried to find the right balance (I'm assuming) between being a DJ, radio host, beat maker, record label executive, and podcaster. To find the time, as he does, to do each of these is astonishing in itself, but more so in light of the fact that he, like the rest of us, must find the private time to search out and listen to new music is beyond my realm of comprehension.

The "Worldwide" label is catchy, but unintentionally misleading. This podcast is not like that delightfully quaint Putumayo "World Folk" CD you have collecting dust on top of your stereo, one can pretend to look educated and cultured with by mere virtue of exhibiting its cover. In fact, the substance of Gilles' podcasts is a mix of interviews, music, tribute sets, and live-recordings, while the genre tends toward the new-soul/jazz/funk and electronica genres, there are occasional ventures into new and old musical pioneers from Africa, Brasil, and Japan.

Truth be told, some of the tracks you'll download from this series are teetering on the edge of getting labeled 'headphone' albums, as some of the interviews can get a little long-winded, and some of the tracks pleasurably cacophonous, meaning the music might not ring with your roommate's provincial punk-grunge tastes. Per definition, don't expect these to be tracks you can just let play at your next party, as they won't really play the role. 

Take the time to listen, not only to the music, but especially the interviews, and you can expect to be severely educated and musically enlightened to a world of good music that is coming out of the underground hip-hip and jazz scene in America & the soul and electronica scene in the UK. 

While I do not listen to it much, my hunch is that the Gilles you will find on the Radio 1 show is constrained by the demands of catering a marketable radio show to an audience that isn't entirely interested in left-of-field noise. The Podcast series however, is a private little venue, where you will find a lot more to supplement the music and get a taste of what it feels like to be with the DJ when he's at home. 

Godgifted1 ,

excellent

covers a wide range of music. gilles interviews are enjoyable. i just wish there were more podcasts to listen to

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