Gilles Peterson

Desert Island Mix

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Some mixes create a mood; the best ones force the listener to pack up their mind and take a journey. One of the most cultivated DJs in all of England, Gilles Peterson blends the finest rare-groove, hip-hop, Northern soul, jungle, jazz, and every shade in between. Subtle sounds demarcate every twist and turn of this piece; listen for interesting sprinkles of Mark Murphy, Rotary Connection and Roy Davis, Jr. tastefully flavoring some of their songs. Look out for the funky version of "A Love Supreme" by Ballistic Brothers and the ultra-rare track "What's Wrong with Groovin'" by Letta Mbulu. For anyone who's never heard this man spin live -- this is as close to his musical heaven as you'll get.

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