Just got this compilation, by Gilles Peterson, of live tracks from the Worldwide sessions that have been run for about 5 years. The compilation provides a mixed bunch of live tunes by such artists as Beck, The Roots, Roisin Murphy and The Matthew Herbert Big Band. This is just volume one so watch that always excellent Worldwide space. You can also catch Gilles Peterson's radio show on Sundays.
So, here are my top three pics from this compilation of 28 tunes.
Artist: Amp Fiddler
Tune: I'm Doin Fine
As Depeche Mode would say 'I just can't get enough'. This tune is a stomper for anyone who likes funk, house or downtempo (and more I am sure).
With a driving beat and a sweet ass bassline that is as tight as any tune can get.
Coming in at 7 minutes long I highly recommend putting this on as you get in your car with your volume up and bass down low- you'll be on your way and groovin' in no time.
Tune: Improvised Jam
This tune is a grower (took me 3 listens to get really into it) with Pharell providing a free vocal journey through this 7 1/2 minute funk jam this is an uplifting tune that reminds me of some great old soul classics that sweeps you away into the clouds (or space ;-)
Artist: Fat Freddy's Drop
Tune: This Room
You know when you hear a song that turns your world upside down and when you Google the artist you discover that there is a party that revolves around them and you wish that you'd been invited in sooner? Well, if not, this is what happened when I heard this tune. :-)
This is a New Zealand outfit with an album, Based On A True Story, out on Sonar Kollective.
'This Room' is a slow sway with some of the most melodic horn playing ever accompanied by an intriguing story about sitting in a room watching someone on the street. This song have me just moving away in my chair with joy while making me want to cry and I can't figure out exactly why. Amazing track.
You can thank (or curse) this song for getting me back on Cubik today-this just moved me so much I had to get it out there.
Once this is uploaded I am off to buy the album.
Actually, I just bought it for 7.99 Euros at the Sonar Kollectiv site-am downloading it now. Sweet.