Jay Electronica on Gilles Peterson (2/24/10)

Once again, Gilles Peterson, proves why British public radio overshadows its ex-colony, by coaxing an appearance out of the enigmatic Jay Electronica, who remains unwilling to properly explain the...
By    February 25, 2010

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Once again, Gilles Peterson, proves why British public radio overshadows its ex-colony, by coaxing an appearance out of the enigmatic Jay Electronica, who remains unwilling to properly explain the whereabouts of Act II.  After all, the Style War emperor is almost 35, and still has yet to release an official album. Why rush now. Besides, he’s getting that Bonnaroo Money. Of course, all support will be promptly dropped should this lead to lyrical references to Shakedown St. and/or a guest appearance from Dave Matthews, a development known to leave legacies more tarnished than Rafael Palmeiro.

Listening to Jay gauge the groundswell of attention he’s received post-“Exhibit C,” makes it clear that he’s waiting until the people demand a record, or that he’s an insane perfectionist, or that he signed to Aftermath and became blood brothers with Dr. Dre. Do not skip over the first 20 minutes, where Peterson previews new Flying Lotus and drops a New Orleans tribute with cuts from The Meters, Dr. John, and Louis Armstrong, etc. In the interview, Jay Electchannukah reveals he’s working on separate projects with Nas and Mos Def, wants to work with Guilty Simpson and introduces a good chunk of his free-floating material. He also waxes philosophic on his recording habits, his love of Steely Dan, the legacy of Dilla, and why staying at hostels is like being on Twitter. Lots of pests.

There are also unreleased Badu tunes, the turning of lead to gold, and tales of riding of a swam through the English channel while playing the harpisichord and ghostwriting for Puffy and Joanna Newsom. That’s apparently the only way you can get a rap album released these days. British public radio, you’ve done it again. By jove or something.

Download:
ZIP: Gilles Peterson – Gilles Peterson Worldwide ft. Jay Electronic (2/24/10)

Flying Lotus — Dance Of The Pseudo Nymph – Warp
Dr. John — Right Place Wrong Time – ATCO
The Meters — Fire on the Bayou – Sundazed
Mary Jane Hooper — I Got Reasons – Power Pac
The Explosions — Hip Drop – Gold Cup
The Dirty Dozen Brass Band — My Feet Can’t Fail Me Now – Concord Jazz
Louis Armstrong and Leon Thomas — Creator Has A Master Plan – Flying Dutchman

Jay Electronica In Conversation
Jay Electronica — Eternal Sunshine (The Pledge) – Decon
Jay Electronica — Victory In My Clutches – Decon
Zed Bias — Cauldron feat Jay Electronica & Ghost1 – Sidestepper
Jay Electronica — Exhibit C – Decon
Reflection Eternal — Just Begun (feat. Jay Electronica, J Cole & Mos Def) – Blacksmith
Nneka — Walking feat. Jay Electronica – J. Period remix
Jay Electronica — Exhibit A – Decon
Jay Electronica — Hagler – Decon

DJ TJ Jay Dilla tribute mix
Tracklist to follow

Erykah Badu — Aggitation – CDR
Erykah Badu — Don’t B Long – CDR
Jay Electronica — I Feel Good – Decon
Steely Dan — Hey Nineteen – MCA
Allen Toussaint — Go Back Home – Nova
Jean-Jacques Perrey — E.V.A – BGP
Jay Electronica — Candyman – Decon
Freddie Roach — Cloud 718 – Unknown
Gil Scott-Heron — A Place To Go – XL
Amenia Claudia Myers — Unknown

Robert Glasper In Session At Maida Vale
The Robert Glasper Experiment — Butterfly

Chris Dave — Renaissance Main – CDR
Gotan Project — La Gloria – Ya! Basta
Four Tet — Sing (Floating Points Remix) – Domino

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