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Gilles On BBC 6 Music // Janelle Monae in Conversation

June 11, 2013

Gilles is joined by US R&B singer, Janelle Monae, who recently collaborated with Erykah Badu on the single QUEEN ahead of her hotly anticipated sophomore album, The Electric Lady.
Having grown up in Kansas and studied in New York, it was a chance encounter with Outkast’s Big Boi in Atlanta, which proved key in her being discovered. Big Boi discussed her talents with Bad Boy Records boss, Sean Combs who swiftly checked her out and signed her to his label, and her debut album, The ArchAndroid earned her a Grammy nomination.

There’s the Secret Waltz Club, with one of John Coltrane’s finest works, the Do Over featuring a 1970s Turkish protest song and underground hip hop from Percee P, plus new music from Disclosure, Blludd Relations, Todd Terje, Thundercat and Pusha T alongside classics from Donna Summer, Photek and Dennis Brown.

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Georges Arcanitas Trio – Summertime – AFA

Francis and the Lights – Etc – POLYDOR

Thundercat – Heartbreaks & Setbacks – BRAINFEEDER

Eric Lau – Guide You (feat. Rahel) – KILLAWATT RECORDS – James Zoo – Poek

Leroy Hutson – Get To This You’ll Get To Me – CURTOM

Harvey Mason – Take My Love – ARISTA

Eska – Gatekeeper – WHITE LABEL

Blludd Relations – Up – DEEK

William Arcane – Departed – PICTURES

Joe Cruz & The Cruzettes – Love Song – CRATE SNATCHER RECORDS

Myron & E – If I Gave You My Love – STONESTHROW

Papudinho – Ye Mele – UNKNOWN – THE DO OVER

Selda Ba?can – Yaz Gazeteci Yaz – TURKUOLA

Percee P – Reverse Pt 2 – STONES THROW RECORDS

Pusha T – Numbers On The Boards – MERCURY

Kool & Kass – Peaceful Solution – UNKNOWN

Anita O’Day – Senor Blues – VERVE RECORDS

La Mecanica Popular – Guajiro – NAMES YOU CAN TRUST

m.takara 3 – Rei De Cocada – MAIS UM DISCOS

Les Amazones de Guinée – Samba – SLP


John Coltrane – My Favourite Things – IMPULSE!

Lone – Airglow Fires – R&S

Todd Terje – Strandbar -OLSEN RECORDS

Navid Izadi – Feeling Purple – WOLF & LAMB


Prince – The Ballad Of Dorothy Parker – PAISLEY PARK

Roman Gianarthur – I69 – WONDALAND

Saul Williams – Black Stacey – WICHITA

Janelle Monáe – Suite iii Overture – WONDALAND/BAD BOY ENTERTAINMENT

Janelle Monae Ft Erykah Badu – Queen – WONDALAND/BAD BOY ENTERTAINMENT

Janelle Monáe – Suite ii Overture – WONDALAND/BAD BOY ENTERTAINMENT

Janelle Monáe – Metropolis – WONDALAND

Janelle Monáe – Say You’ll Go – WONDALAND

Janelle Monáe – Faster – WONDALAND

Dennis Brown – Rest Yourself (It’s Too Late Dub Version) – AQUARIUS

Photek – Into The 90s – METALHEADZ

New Bobby – More Than Just Friends – UNKNOWN

Eberhard Schoener – Why Don’t You Answer (feat Sting) – HARVEST

Donna Summer – I Feel Love (Sterac Instrumental Dub) – RAW MEAT RECORDS

Harry Thumann – Underwater – DECCA

Disclosure – January (feat Jamie Woon) – PMR

Sunbear – I Heard The Voice Of Music Say – SOULTRAIN