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This Week's Guest Mix

In a world where everyone and their mother wants to become a deep house producer, Vakula stands apart as a leader in the genre and someone who represents all that is good about the sound. His 2015 album Voyage To The Arcturus is one of the year’s standout electronic long players, which Bradley Zero even claimed was his favourite of the last decade!

Pitched more as a soundtrack than an album, it featured plenty of live instrumentation, cinematic elements and a sprinkling of jazz, all of which offers you something a little different every time you listen. Off the back of that triumph we invited him for a Worldwide mixtape (recorded on a tape machine no less!), which provides as many surprises as his latest album does.

Vakula’s next album, Dedicated To Jim Morrison, comes out soon. Check his Facebook for updates.

GPWW 955 (full show tracklist)

Roy Ayers – Everybody Loves The Sunshine (Brownswood Basement Session)
Roy Ayers – Searching (Brownswood Basement Session)
Omar Souleyman – Menzal (Robin Hannibal & Mathieu Schreyer Refix) (Unreleased)
The Kondi Band – Powehnd Bingade (Unreleased)
Kadhja Bonet – Lemanja (Unreleased)
Thundercat – Lone Wolf and Cub (Brainfeeder)
Throwing Snow – Clasp (Houndstooth)
Vakula – Oceaxe (Leleka)

::Worldwide Family Mixtape – Vakula:: listen to the mix and grab the tracklist below

Ta-Ku – Trust Me (Future Classic)
Dimlite – Can’t Get Used To Those (Kosi Edit) (!K7 Records)
Caribou Vibration Ensemble – Melody Day (White Label)
Doug Carn – Revelation (Black Jazz Records)
Andy Bey – Believin’ It (Half & Half) (Evidence)
Steve Reich – The Desert Music – First Movement (Fast) (Nonesuch)
Farah Maria – Amame Y No Pienses Mas (Gilles Peterson & Simbad Edit) (Unreleased)
Linda Crawford – Don’t Give Up (Unknown)
Stevie Wonder – Don’t Make Me Wait Too Long (The Reflex Revision) (Unreleased)
Dayme Arocena – OneTakes Stuck (Brownswood Recordings)
Roy Ayers Ubiquity – Gotta Find A Lover (Lifeline)

 

Vakula - A Memorable Fancy (Dedicated To Jim Morrison) (Leleka)
The Collectors - What Is Love (Warner Bros. - Seven Arts Records)
Teddy Lasry - Birds Of Space (RCA Victor)
Steve Reich - Six Marimbas (Nonesuch)
Musique De La République Du Cameroun - Chants Des Jeunes Gens (Ocora)
Jon Hassell/Brian Eno - Ba-Benzele (Glitterbeat)