Between running his own record label, Brownswood, hosting his own radio show on BBC 1, and constantly searching for the "perfect beat," Gilles Peterson has to be one insanely busy guy. Though he's not one to let that get in the way of sharing fresh sounds with the world. Though he's not one to let that get in the way of sharing fresh sounds with the world. For his label's next release, the inaugural edition of a brand-new compilation series called World Family, Peterson is relinquishing his curatorial duties to friends and fellow DJs Lefto and Simbad in lieu of his own selections. What the two have compiled is a pair of discs holding 27 tracks (many of which are brand-new and unreleased) from the likes of Onra (pictured above), Tokimonsta, Greymatter, Seiji, Zed Bias, and Cooly G, among many other tunesmiths both renowned and obscure. World Family Vol. 1 won't be available until January 3, but before then, you can check out the artwork and snippets of each track below.
CD 1 - Lefto
CD 2 - Simbad