theLIFT turns 4 yrs strong with GILLES PETERSON, TOSHIO MATSUURA & very special guests. Win tix!
KCRW.COM presents theLIFT (SF) 4 YEAR ANNIVERSARY with GILLES PETERSON (BBC Radio 6, Brownswood, Worldwide) + TOSHIO MATSUURA (United Future Organization , Hex - Tokyo)Mighty (119 Utah Street, San Francisco, CA, United States) Map it $20
It is with much pleasure that theLIFT turn 4 years strong with none other than the world's most celebrated music lover and ambassador DJ GILLES PETERSON + our good friend TOSHIO MATSUURA (United Future Organization , Hex) flying in especially from Tokyo !!! together w/ JEREMY SOLE (KCRW) & WISEACRE (the303-NYC) .
Since it's humble beginnings in Jan 2010, theLIFT has grown into a powerhouse LA event. Created / hosted by DJ'S JEREMY SOLE and ERIC TUCKER (DJ WISEACRE), together with producer JONATHAN RUDNICK, theLIFT seeks to discover unique locations to house their monthly invocation with the celebrated talents of GILLES, BONOBO, PSYCHEMAGIK, MOODYMANN, BLACK COFFEE, DANNY KRIVIT, BENJI B, PETER KRUDER, JUAN MACLEAN, NICKODEMUS, KARIZMA, SPINNA, RICH MEDINA, MARK DE CLIVE-LOWE, ELECTRIC WIRE HUSTLE & LEFTO to name a few. theLIFT is committed not to musical genres, but delights in fine dance music radiating from around the planet.
When all is said and done, whether GILLES PETERSON is performing – DJ, broadcaster, producer, compiler, label boss or good old record collector – the music is always the bottom line.
Starting off life as a club DJ, Gilles continues to spin regularly around the world. This year alone has seen him in Rio, Martinique, Tokyo, Havana and most parts of Europe as well as East London of course. As for the radio, his new 3-hour Saturday afternoon show on BBC Radio 6 Music has seen him take his unique musical mix to a new and growing audience of music lovers and where luminaries like Radiohead's Thom Yorke, Erykah Badu, Toro y Moi drop in; whilst the syndicated Worldwide radio show continues to spread his musical gospel globally. From Sun-Ra to Herbie Hancock, James Blake to Theo Parrish to Flying Lotus and Nina Simone to Laura Mvula – if it swings in the right places, it’s in.
From Acid Jazz to Talkin’ Loud and now Brownswood Recordings, Gilles’s work as an A&R, as a producer; as a remixer and, of course, as the curator of compilations only seems to intensify. His longstanding love affair with Cuba and its musical subcultures has manifested itself in five albums under the auspices of the “Havana Cultura” project. The latest of these excursions – ‘Mala in Cuba’ – released in September 2012, sent tremors (literally!) through the electronic underground.
Much more on GILLES, BROWNSWOOD, BBC RADIO 6, WORLDWIDE @ http://www.gillespetersonworldwide.com