DJ Shadow
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Soul

Classic Mixes: DJ Shadow “Brownswood Basement Session” (2002)

One more classic Brownswood Basement session rescued from Gilles Peterson’s BBC Radio 1 days. You can now find GP on Radio 6 on saturdays at 3pm (UK) For our Montreal people, DJ Shadow will be in town on October 5th at SAT. Details here. Tracklist: 01. Christy Essien – ‘Rumours’ …

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Gilles Peterson – The Last BBC Radio 1 “Worldwide Show”
Mix Of The Day
Hip-Hop House / Techno Soul

Gilles Peterson – The Last BBC Radio 1 “Worldwide Show”

Don’t mean to sound overly dramatic one this one but this is definitely the end of an era: for the last 14 years Gilles Peterson has been a source of inspiration with his weekly “Worldwide” show on BBC Radio1. I discovered Gilles through a CD I bought in the late …

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Gilles Peterson “Soundsystem Culture and Dancefloor Retrospective” – BBC Radio1
Mix Of The Day
House / Techno Jazz Soul UK Garage / Grime / 2step / Dubstep

Gilles Peterson “Soundsystem Culture and Dancefloor Retrospective” – BBC Radio1

It’s really strange for me to listen to the last few Gilles Peterson Worldwide shows on BBC Radio1. Other than the Montreal people who have helped and influenced me along the way, Gilles has always been my biggest influence. I started listening to the show in 2001 and have been …

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Video Digs
Boogie / Funk / Disco Disco

“The Joy Of Disco” (a BBC Documentary)

Ever wonder where the idea of beatmatching and mixing songs together first came from? How about ye ol’ birth of the 12” record? Any takes on what started same sex liberation on the dance floor? Last night I watched BBC’s documentary The Joy Of Disco which provided a very basic …

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Brasil Brasil! “Part 1: From Samba to Bossa” (BBC Documentary)
Video Digs
Soul

“Brasil Brasil!” – From Samba to Bossa (BBC Documentary)

BRASIL BRASIL A three-part series from BBC The series offers a detailed account of the years in which Brazilian music has evolved and constantly changed, while capturing the global imagination. Filmed at Brazil’s massive carnival celebrations, in the lawless favelas, the extraordinary maracatu ceremonies of the northern countryside, and in …

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Sun Ra “Brother From Another Planet” : a BBC Documentary
Jazz

Sun Ra “Brother From Another Planet” : a BBC Documentary

Sun Ra was born on the planet Saturn some time ago. The best accounts agree that he emerged on Earth as Herman Blount, born in Birmingham, Alabama in 1914, although Sun Ra himself always denied that Blount was his surname. He returned to Saturn in 1993 after creating a stunningly …

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J Dilla “Gone too soon” – Presented by Benji B (BBC, 1xtra)
Interviews
Hip-Hop

J Dilla “Gone too soon” – Presented by Benji B (BBC, 1xtra)

As part of the Gone Too Soon series, Benji B presents this 1Xtra story celebrating the incredible music J Dilla created during his lifetime which includes tracks for Janet Jackson, Busta Rhymes, Tribe Called Quest, The Roots, The Pharcyde and De La Soul to name but a few. Through interviews …

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Mix Of The Day
Hip-Hop Soul

Questlove “Lost Samples BBC Radio 1 Mix”

Let’s face it, the whole doing a “samples” mix has been to death. One of the main reasons i’ve never done one of those mixes is that there are tons of people out there who are just untouchable in that sphere (J Rocc, Muro, Paul Nice, etc.) but hey, this …

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BBC presents: “Once Upon a Time in New York City”

“Once Upon a Time in New York: The Birth of Hip Hop, Disco and Punk” – How the squalid streets of ’70s New York gave birth to music that would go on to conquer the world – punk, disco and hip hop. In the 1970s the Big Apple was rotten …

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Odd Future on BBC Radio 1 - Benji B
Beats Hip-Hop

Odd Future on Benji B’s BBC Radio 1 Show

I’m posting this because the BBC only leave their mixes up for a week. But first off, I strongly suggest you check out Benji B‘s radio show. I’ve been a big fan ever since his Deviation show on 1xtra. So big up Benji as always… Well, the second is that …

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Video Digs
Reggae

BBC presents History of Reggae in the UK

An absolute must watch documentary from the BBC covering the history of the roots of reggae and caribbean music in the United Kingdom.

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Beats

Brainfeeder BBC Radio1 Takeover

Just a few months into his move from 1xtra to BBC Radio 1, Benji B is stepping it up in a major way. Last week his guest was J Rocc and now comes this absolutely nuts show. Flying Lotus and the Brainfeeder take over the studio and deliver 2 hours …

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