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Various Artists Gilles Peterson In Africa

Just who does Gilles Peterson think he is? First he "discovers" Brazil on ... In Brazil; now he‘s going to teach us about the Dark Continent, despite the trend toward all sounds Afrique? Well, damn if he doesn‘t do just that. In Peterson‘s curatorial hands, Fela and Miriam Makeba sound as fresh as current faves like Antibalas on disc one ("The Soul" disc). Likewise, on disc two ("The Spirit" disc), deep and Afro house producers (MAW, Dennis Ferrer) and techy and broken beat remixers (Carl Craig, IG Culture) all sound as spiritually ancient as their forefathers.

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