Tag Archives: Worldwide

Acid Arab – Hafla (Instrumental)

We consider ourselves fans of Gilles Peterson and his Worldwide series here at HD, not least because of the associated festival that takes us down to the south of France every year. It came as no surprise then to greatly enjoy this latest exclusive:

Acid Arab began life as a Facebook group and now spans compilations, EPs and parties. The first solo EP from founders Guido Minisky and Hervé Carvalho is called ‘Djazirat El Maghreb’ and celebrates North African influences, specifically Algerian on ‘Halfa (Instrumental)’. Algerian keyboard artist Kenzi Bourras features on the track too and the EP’s out late September on Versatile.

Omar Souleyman is the easy reference point but we feel there’s a more substantial low end to this one. But what does it matter what we think? You decide for once.

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Hunee – Hunch Music

It’s not often you get a debut album of this quality.

‘Hunch Music’ is the inaugural album from Korean Berliner Hunee and it’s a real journey. Going from the ethereal to the bassy and back again in 11 short tracks, it’s an LP that reflects his record store roots and eclectic tastes. Listening to it you can see why his superb b2b with Floating Points at Worldwide Festival, which we were honoured to be there for, worked so perfectly. Both selectors of the highest order.

Pick of the bunch for us is ‘Crossroads’. Give the album a listen and let us know what yours is. Out on Rush Hour Music now.

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Rome Fortune – Lights Low

Just as we recover from his storming back to back set with Floating Points at Worldwide Festival, a borderline boastful display of Four Tet’s multiple-stringed bow hits the web:

The second collaboration between Atlanta rapper Rome Fortune and our boy Kieran has everything you’d expect from the pair, Rome’s languid flow kept moving by a percussive synth riff the likes of which we are gluttonously used to from Four Tet.

Having said that, we actually prefer the first track from the duo, ‘One Time For’ but hey, make your own mind up. Don’t (do) listen to us:

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Gilles Peterson – Sunsplash mix

Something a little longer, a little more louche, a little more leisurely for you now.

Kicking off a series of Guardian Travel mixes, Worldwide and Brownswood head honcho Gilles Peterson has done a mix previewing his slot at Turkey’s Sunsplash festival next week. The founder describes it as summing up the “soulful, bubbly baselines, uplifting vocals, deep rolling beats, a hint of jazz and overall positive atmosphere.”

Sounds good, right?

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Omar Souleyman – Wenu Wenu

First things first, big ups to all of you who came down on Saturday night. Much fun was had, many tunes were played, more announcements and photos to come.

Back to business. Cutting through the fug of the weekend is the first track from Syrian boss-man Omar Souleyman’s hotly anticipated new album on Ribbon Music, ‘Wenu Wenu’:

The whole LP is produced by Kieran Hebden (Four Tet you heathens), and this title track hopefully gives us a taste of what’s to come. It’s dance music, but not as you know it.

And here’s the Worldwide warm-up set we first heard this gem on:

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Troumaca – Layou (LV Remix)

Morning all.

A name you’ll know, and one you’ll know very soon. That’s Hyperdub beatmakers LV and new Brownswood signing Troumaca summed up for ya.

The LV lot have pulled out and blown up the Caribbean feel to Troumaca’s next single from their upcoming ‘The Grace’ EP. It works. Here’s the original, and the totally fun ‘The Sun’, for a more relaxed start to Monday:

Expect a fair few Gilles Peterson-themed posts over the coming week as HD gears up for a jaunt to Sete for his Worldwide festival this weekend. Excited doesn’t cover it.

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Skream – Disco Mix & Boiler Room

Continuing our recent shuffle (and hip wiggle) towards the disco revival, here’s another mix from Disco Skream (not to be confused with Dubstep Skream):

Whilst we’re on the Croydon Curtis Mayfield, Drunk Skream also put in a big performance at this year’s Boiler Room vs Ray Ban sessions at SXSW. The official video put up by BR edits out the bit where he gives away the CD-Js to the audience, but it’s still a masterclass in pissed mixing. As he said, “I was clearly smashed.”

We can only hope he puts in a similarly jubilant performance at this year’s Worldwide festival, the Giles Peterson-curated bonanza at which our festival paths cross this year…

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