Check out this video of Gilles Peterson as he digs for records in Havana, Cuba. Finding a “gold mine” of records ranging from jazz, disco, electronic, and spiritual, Gilles gives viewers an inside look on his various finds that day.
To years ago, Gilles visited Cuba for the first time on a reconnaissance mission to check out the new generation of Havana-based artists. The fruits of his labor culminated in the album he presented, Havana Cultura, which was recently released but now his Brownswood Recordings imprint is preparing the release of Havana Cultura Remixed, out on June 7th, enlisting remixes from the likes of Louie Vega, Carl Cox, Seiji, Marc Mac of 4Hero, and many more. The 2 disc album also features a bonus DJ mix courtesy of Gilles Peterson himself that neatly weaves together the disparate threads that make up a typical Peterson DJ Set. From the stirring percussion and meandering groove of Louie Vega’s marathon Latin workout to the hi-octane Bengua-esque skank delivered by Carl Cox and the lazy ebb and flow of Michel Cleis’ magnificent shuffling houser, this is Gilles in his element.
Enjoy this video of Gilles Peterson in Cuba, and make sure to mark your calendars on June 7th for the upcoming Havana Cultura Remixed album.