Aaron Frank’s fist to your face is Folger’s Of course, it’s way too early to already be discussing next year’s Coachella. But it’s worth noting that the Gaslamp Killer made a recent appearance on Gilles Peterson’s BBC radio show, and along with a tremendous new mix, the LA-based DJ and producer also revealed himself to […]
Son Raw: Mala Goes to Cuba September 10, 2012
Son Raw could use a rum punch “Thank You, I’m just a guy in South-London making tunes.” They say you should never meet your idols. It’s with this cliché in mind that I first spoke to Mala, possibly the most revered and idolized producer to have emerged out of London for the past decade. While […]
Aaron Matthews appreciates Ghostface, Ghostpoet, and is available for ghost writing (for the right price). For those unacquainted with the man known as Ghostpoet, he’s like a more reflective, melancholy Streets, or like Roots Manuva off a few downers. Coming only a few months removed from his The Sound of Strangers EP, Peanut Butter Blues […]
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Ms. Fatbellybella commandeers the spaceship that is the Gilles Peterson show and steers it exactly the way you’d expect: a healthy dose of George Clinton, Madlib, Alice Coltrane, Jay Electronica, and material from the excellent New Amerykah Part II.  Additionally, she and Gilles discuss haikus, her early Baduizm days, balancing music with parental responsibilities, the […]
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A few days ago, the Caribou album leaked and I commented how it was only March and I could conceivably be comfortable with three albums (Pantha Du Prince, Four Tet, and Caribou) at the top of my year-end list. Then a friend chimed in, “you really think any of them have a chance at topping […]
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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, […]
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Sach already illustrated why Gilles Peterson is the unsung hero in the holy trinity of BBC1 Xtra DJ’s — Mary Anne Hobbs and Benji B constitute the other 2/3rds. Last night, Gilles recruited that aesthetically pleasing fellow from Radiohead to pontificate about climate change while using the word “bollocks.” HE IS SO DREAMY. Thankfully, his […]
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