Photay

First broadcast date: 19 January 2017

Photay joins us ahead of his appearance at Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide Awards 2017. The Woodstock, NY born electronic producer and composer counts Aphex Twin and the music of Guinea, West Africa as key influences, and become known for his gritty electronic style. With an LP in the works, Photay’s playful, melodic and textural sound has cemented Photay as one of Gilles’s favourite musicians of this year.

Playing lots of his favourite tunes from Africa, tracks from his upcoming LP and also pieces from his side project Entendu Ensemble.

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Tracklist

Brian Briggs – Aeo 2 [Bearsville] // US
Lord Creator – Come Down ‘68 [Randy’s] // Jamacia
Ensemble Entendu – Eye of the Storm [Astro Nautico] // US
Photay – Nefarious [Unreleased] // US
Shantel – Ya Rayah [Essay Recordings] // Germany
Casey Foubert / James McAlister – Big Moth [Asthmatic Kitty Records] // US
Jon Bap – Born Into This [Astro Nautico] // US
IGBO – Entrance Theme [Self Released] // US
Photay – The Everyday Push [Unreleased] // US
Ballaké Sissoko, Driss El Maloumi Rajery – Anfass [Contre-Jour] // Madagascar/Mali/Marocco
Yemi Alade – Ferrari [Effyzzie Music Group] // Nigeria
Tabou Combo Superstars – Baissez-Bas [Tabou Combo Records And Tapes] // US
Sloppy Seconds – Same As It Ever Was [Sloppy Seconds] // US
Telephones – Sierra [Running Back] // Germany
Tanzania Soundsystem – Msichana [Highlife] // UK
The Dirty Projectors – Two Sheeps Asleep (Timewarp Edit) [Unreleased] // US
Emmanuel Jal – Kuar (Olof Dreijer Remix) [Inntervisions] // Germany
Christopher Bono – Checkpoint Charlie (Photay Instrumental Remix) [Unreleased] // US
Pat Thomas & Kwashibu Area Band – Gyae Su [Strut] // Ghana
Uffe – Sea Sick [Blueberry] // US
Color Plus – Nectika Pattern [Self Released] // US
Sly & Robbie – Rent A Car [Island Records] // Jamaica
Pat Kelly – It’s A Good Day [Ossie & Koos Records] // Jamaica
Asha Bhosle – Diwana Dil Gaaye [Saregama] // India
Steve Reich – Drumming Part II [Deutsche Grammophon] // US
Radicalfashion – Shunpoudoh [Hefty Records] // Japan
Photay – Untitled [Unreleased] // US
Syrinx – Hollywood Dream Trip [True North Records] // Canada
Franco & Rochereau – Ngungi [Shanachie] // Congo

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