WeTalkMusic Episode 2 for WeTransfer - Julia Holter & Braids

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We are proud to present the second episode of WeTalkMusic, produced for WeTransfer by Mistral Productions. It was recorded at Form Festival in Arcosanti Arizona, where Julia Holter and Braids joined host Thris Tian to discuss the tracks they chose to answer some unexpected questions. The episode has been played over 90k times in a month!

Find out more about the episode over at WeTransfer's This Works site.

WeTransfer WeTalkMusic Episode 1 - Bonobo & Hundred Waters

WeTransfer have released the first of a new audio series called We TalkMusic, recorded out in Arcosanti Music Festival in Arizona, and edited by Mistral Productions. Hosted by Worldwide FM's Thristian, each episode explores the music artists listen to, in and around the music they make, this time featuring Bonobo and Hundred Waters.

Have a listen!

For the uninitiated, Bonobo is a British DJ and producer whose eclectic tastes and ever-expanding interests have made him one of the most pioneering figures in electronic music today. Operating both as a solo DJ and alongside a 12-piece live band, Bonobo has enamoured millions of people around the world with his hypnotic, meditative brand of EDM. Bonobo’s music is visceral, primal even, and a perfect fit for the Form crowd hungry for rhythm born out of more cerebral realms.

Hundred Waters is something of an indie-electro miracle, for their ability to elevate their brand of organic, ethereal electronic experimentation far beyond their genre’s confines. Although they officially formed in 2011 in Gainesville, Florida, bandmates Nicole Miglis, Trayer Tryon and Zach Tetreault first met in middle school, where they developed the kind of lifelong bond you need to make music as dreamy and emotionally affecting as they do. Skrillex signed the band to his OWSLA label, and since then the trio has toured with the likes of Alt-J, the XX, Jack Ü, Grimes and Julia Holter.
— https://wetransfer.com/thisworks/2016/06/13/we-talk-music-episode-1/

BBC Radio 6Music - The History of Bristol's Musical Underground

We're proud to have produced our first piece of work for the BBC this month. Gilles Peterson presents The History of Bristol's Musical Underground, a three hour radio documentary broadcasting on January 23rd of January 2016 on BBC Radio 6Music, and available on-demand for 30 days via the BBC Radio iPlayer. 

BBC iPlayer - Gilles Peterson presents the history of bristol's musical underground

BBC iPlayer - Gilles Peterson presents the history of bristol's musical underground

Gilles Peterson heads down to Bristol for the day to explore the city’s musical heritage. His journey takes him all around the city, tracing the lineage from reggae and dub to late 70s post-punk, through the arrival of US hip hop and the development of trip hop in the 90s, onto jungle, drum and bass and the dubstep movement, through to the bass innovations of today.

Featuring interviews with the key players involved in cultivating these underground movements, Gilles investigates how Bristol birthed such generation-defining sounds, which ultimately crossed over into the mainstream, achieving phenomenal commercial and critical success. Having left an indelible mark on the sound of modern pop culture over recent years, Gilles also looks to today’s Bristol music scene which continues to innovate, remaining as vibrant as ever. Contributors include Jabulani of Black Roots, author of Original Rockers Richard King, Janine Rainforth of Maximum Joy, Mark Stewart of The Pop Group, DJ Krust, Mo Wax label boss James Lavelle, Portishead’s Geoff Barrow, Roni Size and Appleblim.
— BBC Radio 6Music

Mistral Productions and Gilles Peterson went to Bristol in early January, interviewing many of the key figures who have shaped, documented and witnessed the city's musical development over the last 30 years.  

During the broadcast, the show was trending on Twitter across Bristol. Post-broadcast, the show has been featured by many publications and websites including Fact Magazine, Jocks & Nerds, Red Bull Music Academy, DJ Mag, The Vinyl Factory, British Council Music and On U Sounds to name a few. The show was in the top 10 most-listened-to shows on iPlayer Radio, across all BBC networks. 

A blog post by Gilles Peterson has now been published on The Guardian Online, touching on themes discussed on the show, with Huck Magazine also writing a piece based on the show, featuring an extended interview edit from Jabulani of Black Roots.  

Worldwide Festival 2015 - Live Streaming

Mistral Productions just got back from live streaming the Worldwide Festival's main stage at the incredibly picturesque St Christ lighthouse in Sete, France, last week. Streaming worldwide via satellite using Mixlr, embedded into www.gillespetersonworldwide.com, there were some amazing sets throughout the weekend, with highlights including live performances from Go Go Penguin, Trialogue and Tirzah, and DJ sets from Louie Vega, Lefto, Oneman and Funkineven. 

For those of you who missed the fun, here are some pictures taken during the events from Thursday to Sunday, and used to promote the stream on social media as it was broadcasting live.

We're expanding our streaming services in coming months, so get in touch if this is an area you're interested in hearing more about.


Gilles Peterson Launches Monthly Worldwide Mixtape on British Airways

This month, Gilles Peterson returns to British Airway's in-flight Highlife Entertainment offering, with a brand new monthly Worldwide Mixtape radio show produced in-house by Mistral Productions. 

With label and artist showcases, as well as the 'Don't Sleep' feature shining a light on under-rated artists from around the world, travellers on BA can now enjoy their own bespoke show hosted by Gilles, featuring the finest music from around the globe.

Nosaj Thing feat. Chance The Rapper – Cold Stares (Innovative Leisure)
Badbadnotgood – Can’t Leave The Night (Innovative Leisure)
Hanni El Khatib – Two Brothers (Innovative Leisure)
Romare – Work Song (Ninja Tune)
Melanie de Biasio – I’m Gonna Leave You (The Cinematic Orchestra Remix) (PIAS)
Matthew E White – Hot Hot Hot
Matthew E White – Holy Moly
ESKA – Shades of Blue (Naim Audio)
Here We Go Magic – Over The Ocean (Secretly Canadian)
Ibeyi – Singles (XL Recordings)
David Virelles – A Celebration, Circa 1836 (Pi Recordings)
Dayme Arocena – Madres (Brownswood Recordings)
Songhoy Blues – Sekou Oumarou (Transgressive Records)
Africa Express presents Terry Riley in C Mali (Transgressive Records)
George Fitzgerald – Full Circle (Domino Recording)
Scuba – Cyanide (Hotflush)
Hudson Mohawke feat. Irfane – Very First Breath (Warp)

To celebrate Gilles' return, British Airways featured him on the 60 Second Interview of this month's Highlife magazine (see below).