Sound of Dusk – End Of Month Charts: February, 2014
Sound of Dusk – End Of Month Charts: January, 2014
NuNorthern Soul’s Phat Phil Cooper was spinning at my home-from-home La Escollera over the festive period, and has put together this beautiful mix inspired by his time on the White Isle.
Eglo main-man Alexander Nut flips the Flying Lotus classic.
Playing Favorites was originally conceived as a way to showcase DJs’ eclectic tastes. Gilles Peterson is probably the perfect candidate for such a feature. As a DJ, broadcaster and record label owner, he’s consumed an extraordinary amount of music in his lifetime. He started out playing jazz in the ’80s, and his career boomed when he brought soul, acid house and hip-hop to London’s legendary Dingwalls nightclub. Since then, Peterson has continued to expand his musical range—try to name another DJ who regularly plays footwork, samba and John Coltrane records all in one set. Ahead of his Worldwide Awards show, Stephen Titmus discussed some of the choice cuts in Peterson’s seriously deep record collection, touching on everything from the sweet soul of Chaka Khan to mega-rare jazz test pressings.
“If you think about the things we like doing: sex, drugs, art, religion. They’re all forms of surrender.”
Ditto is hosting a very special Campfire in January 2014 to celebrate the series’ fifth year. They are inviting every previous storyteller back to The Lighthouse to mark four fantastic years of storytelling.
Madlib was invited to dig through the record library at Radio France during his recent trip to Paris. In this video he talks with Laura Leishman about a few of the records, and his own influences.