Various Artistsreview by justintime
Gilles Peterson:Worldwide is a collection of tracks celebrating a visionary radio show and personality. Peterson, a DJ, has been very influential in the club world and these are a selection of tracks that are both his favorites and ones that have been debuted on his worldwide show. The first disc of this two disc set contains mostly Jazz and Hip Hop tracks. Some artists featured are Roots Manuva, Q-Tip, Erykah Badu, and Amy Winehouse. Towards the end of the disc it seems to shift a bit to a more Lounge/Dance sound but still containing a Hip Hop vibe. Disc two continues with Sa-Ra and Steve Spacek and the Hip Hop vibe continues but with more of a R&B feel. Towards the middle of the disc, things get more funky and there’s more of an international feel going on with artists Seun Kuti, Fela’s Egypt 80 and RSL. The disc wraps up with some Electronica from Theo Parrish, Benga, and Darkstar. Overall, this two disc set represents a wide range of music spanning several genres. The album as a whole has been well built with the tracks moving from genre to genre seamlessly, creating a high caliber “mix tape” from a high caliber DJ. Excellent for parties.
Tracks: Disc 1: 2,5,7,14/Disc 2: 5,12,13