Gilles Peterson


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The first album to emerge from a relationship between the legendary soul boy and respected DJ-orientated imprint keeps the mixing to a minimum in favor of showing off Gilles Peterson's superb and typically eclectic choice of records. More contemporary than the fusion of old and new that defined his compilation for his own Talkin Loud imprint, this monogrammed selection shows off the skills of a wide breadth of producers, with a down-tempo incarnation of Hidden Agenda's Mark Goodings and a lift from Matthew Herbert's Bodily Functions as fine highlights. A cut from the ever-fresh Trüby Trio lights the touch paper of a Latin subset which sees Marcos Valle's lush "Online" and the cheerful Nicola Conte remix of "Sunagat Experience" providing the span which links the devilish guitars of Alistair Colling's "Umba Bada Uma" to the inspired flamenco junglism of DJ Suv's "Nina." A fine representation of one of the U.K.'s most accomplished disc jockeys.

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