Owiny Sigoma Band are preparing their second album release with Gilles Peterson’s Brownswood Recordings for their album entitled “Power Punch” being released on April 8th (UK) / 9th (US). The London/Nairobi connection covers a musical landscape of traditional Kenyan Nyatiti and Nyiduong drum playing with western sounds of pop/electronic/punk/etc.
Today, enjoy the mp3 download of the song “Magret Aloor” which is a great representation of the album. The good folks at OkayAfrica recently interviewed Jesse Hackett of Owiny Sigoma Band, so feel free to read more about the album process, their influences, and working with Gilles Peterson and his Brownswood Recordings imprint.
J Rocc – Stay Fresh (Extended Edit)
Shuggie Otis – Walkin Down The Country
Madlib – Steppin’ Into Tomorrow
DJ Rels – Diggin in Brownswood
J Rocc – Matts Band
Horace Silver – Song For My Father
Cameo – She’s Strange (Original 12″ Version)
Beat Junkies – Scratch Monopoly II
Madlib – In Jah Hands (Dilla’s Lament)
Jaylib – The Heist
J Dilla – Keep On
J Dilla – LTD
Jaylib live at Montreux Jazz Festival, 2004
J Rocc – Thru The Tulips
4hero – Parallel Universe
Brownswood Recordings is back with Brownswood Bubbler Seven, a project featuring an array of Worldwide underground artists such as The Step Kids, The Park, Tall Black Guy, KING, Cubic Zirconia, Ratcliffe, Jon Phonics and many more. Check out the audio & video to The Park’s “Belleville”.
In 2009, a close-knit collective of London-based musicians travelled to Nairobi in Kenya to collaborate with local musicians there. It was a loose arrangement… there was no specific agenda other than to bring the musicians together, exchange ideas and enjoy the results.
The album is be released on the 18th April 2011.
“What I heard when I first played Owiny Sigoma Band on the radio was a phat, wayward dance record with African leanings and it just felt completely right” – Gilles Peterson
01. Dela & The Headlesshunters – London Town
02. Andreas Saag – Nobody Here
03. KarlMarx – Mists
04. UpHigh Collective Ft. Delvis – Blend (Revised)
05. Afrikan Sciences & Kebbi – 5 Spot
06. grooveman Spot – Take Back
07. Greymatter & Klic – Thinking About You
08. Onra – The Perfect Match
09. Cooly G – Gritting
10. Brassroots – Good Life
Lefto & Simbad’s Worldwide Family Vol. 1 is out now via Gilles Peterson’s Brownswood Recordings imprint. The compilation duties typically have fallen on Gilles in the past, but this time around, Gilles hands over these duties to trusted friends Lefto and Simbad, both well respected for their artistry and knowledge of music. The compilation is a 2 CD album, and features music from the likes of Onra, Tokimonsta, Exile, Grooveman Spot, Brassroots, Zed Bias, Seiji, Uphigh Collective and many others.
Making the most of Ghostpoet’s sublime vocals, Southampton’s best kept secret and Brownswood’s newest recruit – Gang Colours – bolsters the bottom end with a loveably nagging bassline, builds skittering drums and coaxes his gorgeous synth swells to the fore.
The Havana Cultura Remixed album is now in stores. What first was inspired as a mission to find the next generation of Cuban artists, the Havana Cultura Remixed album pairs some of today’s biggest Producer/DJs to remix the original tracks from Gilles Peterson’s Havana Cultura Band. The stellar line up of remixes include work from Carl Cox, Marc Mac of 4Hero, MJ Cole, Seiji, Louie Vega and many others.
Now released from Gilles Peterson’s own Brownswood Recordings, we are excited to share the Havana Cultura Remixed Listening Post which previews some of the wonderful remixes from the album, while giving you a visual to some of the musicians and recording sessions that took place to help create the album. Furthermore, there is a special FREE MP3 DOWNLOAD of the Louie Vega Remix to the song “Roforofo Fight.”
It was two years ago that Gilles visited Cuba for the first time on a reconnaissance mission to check out the new generation of Havana-based artists. Suitably impressed, he was back within the year for a 5-day session at the legendary Egrem Studios with Roberto Fonseca and his superb band. Revelling in his role as executive producer, it was a hot, sweaty, intense session but a fruitful one nonetheless.
We released those tracks on an album entitled ‘Gilles Peterson presents Havana Cultura: New Cuba Sound’, and with GP living as much in the electronic/dance scene as in the jazz world, the decision to commission remixes of these session tracks was an easy one. Consolidating the numerous parts was by no means as straightforward, nor indeed was settling on our preferred remixers to coax the spirit of the Egrem session into the club. In the end, we settled on a squad of big-hitting producers that we trusted to do justice to the original jams: the likes of Louie Vega, MJ Cole, 4hero, Carl Cox, Rainer Trüby, Gotan Project’s Philippe Cohen Solal, Seiji, Michel Cleis and Mocky. All veterans of the Worldwide underground and all equipped with the skills and experience to flip Havana Cultura onto a another level. And of course, in order to maximise the Cuban flavour, we cut DJ Wichy and Doble Filo loose on their favourites from the album, with awesome results.
1. Roforofo Fight (Louie Vega Remix)
2. Chekere Son (Alex Patchwork Remix)
3. Rezando (Michel Cleis Remix)
4. La Revolucion del Cuerpo (Skinner’s Owiney Sigoma Mix)
5. Afrodisia (Rainer Trueby Remix)
6. Lagrimas de Soledad (No Existen Palabras) (d’Wala Riddimix)
7. Think Twice (4hero Remix feat. Danay & Carina)
The album ‘Gilles Peterson presents Havana Cultura: Remixed’ is released on 7th June 2010 via Brownswood Recordings.