Gilles Peterson // Worldwide Awards 2015 // Introducing Lil Silva
October 23, 2014
Lil Silva, real name TJ Carter, is one of the UK’s most inventive DJs and producers. The Mabel EP, recorded and finished between studios at his home in Bedford, London and Los Angeles, highlights this exciting, ongoing transformation. His voice is warm and rich on a bruised slow jam duet about seeing a woman with the wrong man (‘Right For You ft. BANKS’) and in the strong stick-in-your-brain-for-months melody of ‘Don’t You Love ft BANKS’. On the EP’s title track, the old familiar Lil Silva is there in the weighty thuds and tinny kick, but the fluid R&B hook shows the new one is in control.
Where in the world…
…are you now? Im in LA and currently In the living room of the house where the final scene of Beverley hills cops 1 shoot out scene was shot.
…inspires you? Hmmmm… Mainly the living room in LA where the final scene of Beverley hills cops 1 was shot. Right now anyway.
…have you done your best performance? Hard to say.. I’ve played a lot of great DJ shows around the world and hope to do more. Croatia was great and glastonbury on a real rainy one was also an experience but I’m yet to finish my live show and start playing that out.. So I’m sure my answer will change
…has the best food? Japan/New York
…has the cutest girls? Berlin
…do you go to escape? This won’t be ma escape no more if I told you.
…do you most want to go? Jamaica
how many languages can you say hello in? 6/7
and can you prove it? Yes, maybe
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