Strangefruitmusic's Blog

November 15, 2010, 2:19 pm
Filed under: alternative, Electronic, music | Tags: ,

“Brownswood Bubblers provides a platform for unsung heroes and emerging talent from the Worldwide underground. The series distils the stream of exciting new artists that have become semi-permanent fixtures in Gilles’ playlists and DJ sets of late to create a suite of perfect bumps.”

01 Great Weekend – Let’s Do It Again (Over & Over)
02 Raphael Gualazzi – Reality and Fantasy (Gilles Peterson Remix)
03 Javelin – Intervales Theme
04 grooveman Spot – Happy (feat. Kissey Asplund)
05 MdCL presents Rahel – Hope
06 Quadron – Average Fruit
07 Pursuit Grooves – Pressure
08 elou elan – Sunday Times
09 Half Seas Over – Here On The Plains (iambic Remix)
10 Nick Rosen – Ancestral Echoes
11 Taylor McFerrin feat. RYAT – A Place In My Heart
12 Pedestrian – Hei Poa (Bubblers Edit)
13 Submotion Orchestra – Finest Hour (Planas Remix)
14 Gang Colours – No Clear Reason
15 Ghostpoet – Liiines (Demo Version) (Free Download)

Available for purchase as of 8 November 2010 ->


Owiny Sigoma Band by strangefruitmusic
July 30, 2010, 11:45 pm
Filed under: Afrobeat, music video | Tags: , ,

In 2009, a handful of London-based musicians travelled to Nairobi in Kenya to collaborate with two local musicians: Joseph Nyamungo and Charles Okoko, who hail from a village up country called Owiny Sigoma. The workshop/rehearsals were a lot of fun and pretty fruitful so they set about finding a studio that could accomodate a 7-piece live band. The resulting four tracks made their way to Gilles Peterson who promptly signed the band to his Brownswood imprint and sent the boys back to Nairobi for another week-long recording session with Joseph, Charles and their extended musical family.

July 12, 2010, 11:43 pm
Filed under: Download, Jazz, mix, music | Tags:

Music lover, record collector, DJ, broadcaster…Gilles Peterson did it again. In his search for the perfect beat he found sounds which in most minds are not related to the Balkan perse but when you listen closely you will notice the Balkan influence. Anyways he found it, mixed it up and made it available for the world to download and enjoy!! Gotta love ’em…

if you press the arrow on the right side of the soundcloud music wave (you know…the small one underneath the info button) you can download this straight to your computer!!

Tracklist to Gilles Peterson’s Balkan Jazz Mix

Propaganda – 18 Novembar (PGP RTB)
Vojislav Kostic – Za Jeden Cretz Georga Grosa (Studio B)
Tone Jansa Quartet – Goa (Jugoton)
Karlheinz Miklin – Common (Diskos)
Lala Kovacev Group – Wedding Dance (RTB)
Misa Blam – Idemo Lisce (Beograd Disk)
Tone Jansa – Skozi Oblake (RTB)

The Simonsound by strangefruitmusic
June 11, 2010, 1:45 am
Filed under: funk, music, Old Soul | Tags: ,

THE SIMONSOUND – Reverse Engineering (First Word) Comentários: The Simonsound is a sonic collaboration between Simon James and Matt Ford aka DJ Format. ‘Reverse Engineering’ is their tribute to 50s and 60s “space music” (the sort of Moog and theremin saturated music espoused by Raymond Scott, The Radiophonic Workshop et al) mixed with a mature B-Boy’s sense of intrepid exploration beyond the annals of funk and soul. We can find analogs for this style in the madcap mixes of Finders Keeper’s Andy Votel and Dom Thomas or more accurately the orchestrations of Barry Adamson, reflected in The Simonsound focus on original productions using an array of vintage equipment. Opener, and previous single, ‘Tour De Mars’ is a bit of a peach, recreating a Kraftwerk classic with psyche drum breaks and Moog washes, while elsewhere they cycle between soundtracky scapes ‘Inside The Capsule’, moody spy-funk ‘Hole In The Head’, bloopy exercises like ‘Bakers Dozen’, abstract martian floaters, and submerged jazz torch songs like ‘Between the Wake and the Sleep’.

May 23, 2010, 10:35 pm
Filed under: Download, drum-n-base, Electronic, mix, music | Tags: , ,

if you press the arrow on the right side of the soundcloud music wave (you know…the small one underneath the info button) you can download this straight to your computer!!

Brownswood Basement D&B Special

Strictly golden era D&B selected by Gilles Peterson and mixed by Alex Patchwork for his recent Brownswood Basement D&B Special. Approx. 40 tunes across 2 hours, some classics, some underground heaters and a couple of specials. Enjoy.

Brownswood Basement Drum & Bass Special

// Part 1

Source Direct – The Crane (Source Direct Recordings)
Aquarius – Aquatic (Good Looking)
Photek – Fusion (Photek)
DJ Hype – Hello Lover (DJ Trace Remix) (IQ Records)
LTJ Bukem – Horizons (Good Looking)
Peshay – Futurama (Basement)
4hero – Parallel Universe (Reinforced)
DJ Dextrous – Sunny Smiles…(People) (King Of The Jungle)
Lemon D – Urban Style Music (Metalheadz)
Roni Size Reprazent – Trust Me (Talkin Loud)
United Future Organisation – Loud Minority (Alex Reece Remix) (Talkin Loud)
Roni Size – It’s A Jazz Thing (V Recordings)
Fugees – Fu-Gee-La (Goldie Remix) (White)
Photek – Ni Ten Ichi Ryu (Dubplate Version)
Adam F – Metropolis (Positiva)
Ed Rush & Optical – Zardoz (Virus)
Doc Scott – Tokyo Dawn (Good Looking)
Wax Doctor – Never As Good (Talkin Loud)
Grooverider – Time & Space (Dubplate)

// Part 2

Innerzone Orchestra – Bug In The Bassbin (Planet E)
Original Playboys – Come To Me (Dubplate)
Scorpio feat. Leonie – Breakbeat Era (Full Cycle)
Roni Size – Music Box (Full Cycle)
Tom & Jerry – Maxi(mum) Style Booty Style – Part III (Shell)
Johnny One-Drop – Travelings (X Project Remix) (Talkin Loud)
Carlito – Carlito’s Way (Creative Source)
Fernanda Porta – Sambassim (DJ Patife Remix) (V Recordings)
UFO – Something Out There (Ray Keith Samba Mix)
Uncut – Midnight (Mist 2003 Mix) (Warner)
DJ Kane – Let’s Go To Work (Trouble On Vinyl)
Peshay – Switch (Island Blue)
Peshay – Miles From Home (Island Blue)
John Coltrane – Like Sonny (Peshay Remix) (Talkin Loud)
Underwolves – Under Your Sky (Origin Unknown Mix) (Island Blue)
Roni Size – Problems (Dubplate)
Calibre – Hypnotise (Soul:r)
Drumagick – Easy Boom (Sambaloco)
Alex Reece – Feel The Sunshine (4th & Broadway)
Krust – True Stories (Talkin Loud)

Released by: Brownswood Basement

May 17, 2010, 10:46 pm
Filed under: Download, Electronic, latin, mix, music | Tags: ,

if you press the arrow on the right side of the soundcloud music wave (you know…the small one underneath the info button) you can download this straight to your computer!!


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. Watch out for two very special 12″s too.


Havana Cultura Band – Think Twice (4 hero remix) (free download)


CEE- LO – I WANT YOU (free download) by strangefruitmusic
May 1, 2010, 3:40 pm
Filed under: music, soul, Uncategorized | Tags: , , ,

A while ago we told you the good news that a new album of Cee-Lo is in the making . For his first track “i want you” he decided to hook up with Jack Splash . The track is already a big favorite of Gilles Peterson who spun the track a few weeks in row on his Worldwide Show. More details on the album will be coming soon.