Review: Gilles Peterson @ Phonox Brixton – 23/04/17
A Sunday Summer Series at Phonox, Brixton plus Gilles Peterson seemed too good a pairing to be missed. Gilles is known for his eclectic style and didn’t disappoint, with a six-hour set to a music-loving audience with no expectations. It was like a soundscape trip around the world which included soul, latin, afrobeat, house and jungle.He covered rare groove to contemporary folk, jazz to atmospheric samples and of course, crowd-pleasing funk and disco and the classic GP African music with chanting vocals.
There were a number of soulful female vocal remixes like Jill Scott’s ‘Game’, which samples Brass Construction’s ‘Changin’, the Sister Sledge classic, ‘Thinking of You’ and an instrumental sample of a male vocalist doing Donna Summer’s ‘I Feel Love’ which we simply must find out more about!
The sound of Latin music kept the crowd on their toes, with classics from Sergio Mendes and Brasil ’66 as well as music from London Afrobeat Collective, Mr Fingers and UK jungle master General Levy.
Sundays at Phonox continues with a number of DJs including DJ Tennis and Goldie http://phonox.co.uk