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Laura Mvula live from Maida Vale

Gilles broadcasts live from the Maida Vale studios with a very special session from Laura Mvula, the BBC Sound of 2013 shortlister and Brits Critics' Choice Award nominee.

Gilles broadcasts live from the legendary Maida Vale studios in West London, with a very special live session from Laura Mvula.

Following on from October's 6Music Live show featuring a session from Portico Quartet , this week Gilles returns to the legendary studios for another special broadcast in front of a studio audience. This time, Gilles is joined by the prodigiously talented soul singer, Laura Mvula, whose first two singles 'She' and 'Green Garden' have featured heavily in Gilles' recent playlists.

Hailing from Birmingham, Laura's classically trained technique, combined with her Caribbean background has created a sound that has turned heads, coming 4th in the BBC Sound Of 2013 poll as well as being nominated for the Brits Critics Choice Award, all before her debut album has been released.

3 hours

Music Played

  • Donald Byrd Band & Voices

    Cristo Redentor

    • Blue Note.
  • Woodkid


    • Universal.
  • Kendrick Lamar Feat. Schoolboy Q

    The Spiteful Chant

    • Top Dawg Entertainment.
  • Laura Mvula

    Flying Without You (RCA Records

  • Cid Rim


    • Numbers.

    Recover (Cid Rim Remix)

    • National Anthem.
  • Prince

    Breakfast Can't Wait

    • Purple Music.
  • Lewis Connection

    Got To Be Something Here

    • Numero Group.
  • Donald Byrd

    Dominoes (Live)

    • Blue Note.
  • Johnny “Hammond” Smith

    Tell Me What To Do (DJ Day Edit)

    • White.
  • Oscar + Martin


    • Two Bright Lakes.
  • Kilo Kish – Ghost (Mixtape


    • White.
  • Ghostpoet

    Musmid Msi

  • Rocket Number 9 & Four Tet


    • Text.
  • James Blake


    • Republic.
  • Sam Irl


    • Frank Music.
  • Jets

    Sin Love With You

  • Alice Russell

    For a While

    • Tru thoughts.
  • Michael Jackson

    ROCK WITH YOU (The Reflex Revision)

    • White.
  • Dawn Penn

    You Don't Love Me (NO NO NO)

    • Prince Buster.
  • Boogaloo Assassins

    No No No

    • White.
  • MORRI$

    White Hood

    • Night Slugs.
  • Alice Russell Live Session

    • Alice Russell

      Break Down

  • Karriem Riggins

    J Dilla The Greatest

    • Stones Throw.
  • The Roots


  • Robert Glasper

    Dillalude Number 2

    • Blue Note.
  • Masayoshi Fujita

    Deers (

  • Laura Mvula Live Session

    • Laura Mvula


    • Laura Mvula

      Let Me Fall

  • Judie Tzuke

    For You

  • Werkha Feat. Bryony

    Side Steppin

    • White.
  • Dean Blunt


    • Hippos In Tanks.
  • Sepulcure

    Make You

    • Hot Flush.
  • Laura Mvula Live Session

    • Laura Mvula

      Sing To The Moon

    • Laura Mvula

      Father, Father

    • Untitled

      Laura Mvula- Green Garden

  • Gramme

    Rough News

  • Ed Rush & Optical

    Mysetry Machine

    • Virus.
  • Ivy Lab


    • Crtical.
  • Duke Ellington & John Coltrane

    In A Sentimental Mood

    • Impulse!.
  • Count Basie & Duke Ellingto

    To You

    • Columbia.
  • Goldie

    Single Petal Of A Rose

    • Metalheadz.


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