Interviews
Eclectic

Gilles Peterson Interview – Still Searching for the Perfect Beat

‘Searching for the Perfect beat’ Anyone familiar with this phrase or a regular visitor to MIMS knows who Gilles Peterson is. For those from other planets dropping by to acquire an insight into ‘the perfect beat’ Gilles is an archetype: DJ, radio host, producer, label owner, collector, curator. The King and …

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Music DocumentariesSunday @ the Movies
Brazil

Gilles Peterson Presents: “Brasil Bam Bam Bam”

via Brownswood Recordings: Set to coincide with the opening ceremony of Brazil’s 2016 Olympics, Gilles Peterson’s feature-length documentary on Brazilian music is available to watch online for the first time. Titled “Brasil Bam Bam Bam”, it was filmed in 2014 to then tour film festivals and one-off screenings without ever …

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Future Classics
Latin

Future Classic: Gilles Peterson Presents: Sonzeira “Tam Tam Tam Reimagined”

Tam Tam Tam Reimagined is the second album to come from Gilles Peterson’s Sonzeira project. Overseen by the legendary DJ and record collector, this second album picks up where the first one left off. Where Brasil Bam Bam Bam brought together the all-stars of Brazilian music, this album focuses on …

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New Releases
Jazz

Gilles Peterson pays tribute to crucial German Jazz label MPS

via MPS: Gilles Peterson has a special love affair with MPS. To be exact, it goes back more than three decades to the London of the 1980’s when Gilles stood at the beginning of an exceptional career as DJ, Radio personality, and producer. At that time he was already interested …

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Exclusive Preview
Worldwide Sounds

Exclusive Preview: Havana Club Rumba Sessions remixed by Poirier

Gilles Peterson‘s long-standing relationship with the musical heritage of Cuba has produced some truly amazing releases since the launch of the Havana Cultura platform in 2009. The latest project, Havana Club Rumba Sessions, sees him explore the roots of rumba through a project comprising three parts: a feature length documentary, …

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Dj Mixes
Electronic

Gilles Peterson “History of Bristol’s Underground”

Gilles Peterson heads down to Bristol for the day to explore the city’s musical heritage. His journey takes him all around the city, tracing the lineage from reggae and dub to late 70s post-punk, through the arrival of US hip hop and the development of trip hop in the 90s, …

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New Releases
Latin Worldwide Sounds

Motor City Drum Ensemble remixes Gilles Peterson’s Havana Cultura Band

via Brownswood: “The latest chapter in the long standing relationship between Gilles Peterson and the music of Cuba sees him explore the roots of rumba through a project comprising three parts: a feature length documentary, a collection of remixes and a free sample pack. Produced in collaboration with rum maker …

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Dj MixesR.I.P
Jazz

In Memory of Mark Murphy – Mix by Gilles Peterson

via Gilles Peterson: “With the sad news of jazz vocalist Mark Murphy’s passing earlier this week, Gilles pulled this mix out from the archives (2008)celebrating a unique voice in music, with a long and prolific career spanning 60 years and 40 albums. Rest In Peace, Mark Murphy.” 1 milestones ( …

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Dj Mixes
Jazz

Mix of the Day: Gilles Peterson “75 Years of Blue Note”

As it celebrates its 75th anniversary, the legendary Blue Note jazz label gets its back catalogue tackled by the also quite legendary British DJ and Radio host Gilles Peterson. Lots of classics in the mix as well as a few forgotten treasures! We suggest his show often enough that you …

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Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide Awards 2014 / Live Stream!

via Gilles Peterson: “For the first time in 9 editions we will be streaming the Worldwide Awards live from Koko on Saturday January 18th from 20 00 – 03 00 GMT. For our extended Worldwide Family, and all those who cannot make it to London, here’s your chance to see the …

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Nelson Mandela
Dj Mixes
Soul

Mix of the Day: Gilles Peterson “Nelson Mandela Tribute”

via @Brownswood: “Gilles pays tribute to the late, great, Nelson Mandela with this extended mix from his earlier tribute on BBC 6 Music. 1 hour of carefully curated songs of hope, freedom and future.” Playlist 1 – Simphiwe Dana – Zundiqondisise 2 – Dollar Brand – Ishmael 3 – Sathima …

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Jazz

Gilles Peterson “Black Jazz Radio Mix”

*PRE-ORDERING NOW! SHIPPING 31ST JANUARY* Gilles Peterson, well-known for his record label (Brownswood), BBC radio show, and deep crates, takes the challenge and pays tribute to one of his favorite labels, Black Jazz Records. As Peterson states, “I stumbled upon a Doug Carn album and my life changed.” Not merely …

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