Watch DJ Gilles Peterson record the soundtrack to the Rio Olympic Games

Originally recorded in 2014 during the World Cup, DJ Gilles Peterson went down to Rio to make a documentary on Brazilian music and to record an album entitled Sonzeira which paired old and new Brazilian superstars like Elza Soares and Seu Jorge. He also visits the birthplace of samba in the Rio favelas and goes crate-digging … Continue reading Watch DJ Gilles Peterson record the soundtrack to the Rio Olympic Games

Yasmine Hamdan – La Ba’den

Yasmine Hamdan is a Parisian-based electronic musician who grew up in war-torn Lebanon. While’s she gained a reputation in the Middle East as an underground artist, her latest solo record [easyazon_link identifier=”B01N7Z9ZVH” locale=”US” tag=”wells01-20″]Al Jamilat[/easyazon_link] plans to unleash her to a broader audience. The track ‘La Ba’den’ offers dreamy electronic Arab vibes. Compelling stuff. + Listen to her … Continue reading Yasmine Hamdan – La Ba’den

DJ Rum – Induction & Protection

DJ Rum is UK electronic producer Felix Manuel. His latest drop the Forgetting EP blends a melange of vibes including jazz, juke, and breakbeat rhythms. The track ‘Projection’ sounds like a Cinematic Orchestra piece. It’s hard to nail down the best track from the genre-hopping EP; all tracks are tasty in their own right. But … Continue reading DJ Rum – Induction & Protection