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Thundercat in conversation & session tracks from Ibeyi and Floating Points

Gilles has a session from French-Cuban duo Ibeyi, aka sisters Lisa-Kainde and Naomi Diaz, who play two live tracks and talk about the success of their self-titled debut release.

Gilles is back for another Saturday mix up selection and this week has a selection of live music, including session tracks from French/Cuban duo, Ibeyi and Floating Points.

It's a year since the Ibeyi sisters first spoke to Gilles on 6 Music and over the past 12 months Lisa-Kaindé and Naomi Diaz have released their self-titled debut album on XL and toured the world with their stripped back, yet captivating, live show. Daughters of the late Cuban percussionist, Anga Diaz, the pair perform in both English and Yoruba - having learned the songs of their father's Yoruban heritage. In this show, they play three live tracks, talk about the past year and play some music that they are into at the moment.

Gilles also presses play on a track, recorded at Maida Vale, by Floating Points and his 11-piece ensemble. Floating Points, aka Sam Shepherd, is the London-based producer behind the Eglo record label, which has released music from Fatima, Funkineven and Shafiq Husayn. He is known for his more club-focused productions but has recently made a move towards a more orchestral sound, with his much anticipated debut album Elaenia. We play one of the tracks from the session, which was shared with Benji B on Radio 1 - you can hear the other two tracks on his show.

3 hours

Music Played

  • Thundercat & Mono/Poly


    • Brainfeeder.

    Here and Now

    • Innovative Leisure.
  • Karl Hector & The Malcouns

    Kingdom of D'mt

    • Now Again.
  • Mabrak

    Roots Talk

    • Honest Johns.
  • Camille Doughty

    Elijah Rock

    • Honest Johns.
  • Nicole Willis & Jimi Tenor

    All For You (feat. Tony Allen)

    • Sahko Recordings.
  • Anderson .Paak

    The Season / Carry Me

    • Steel Wool / OBE.
  • GoGo Penguin

    Unspeakable World

  • Bobby Lyle

    The Genie

    • Capitol.
  • Thundercat

    Heartbreaks & Setbacks

    • Brainfeeder.
  • Tom Misch


  • Kamasi Washington

    Henrietta Our Hero (BBC Jazz live at The Barbican)

  • Thundercat

    Them Changes

    • Brainfeeder.
  • The Isley Brothers

    Tell Me When You Need It Again, Pts. 1 & 2

    • Epic.
  • Taylor McFerrin

    Already There (feat. Robert Glasper & Thundercat)

    • Brainfeeder.
  • Toninho Horta

    Ouro Preto

    • Big World Music.
  • Aceio Flavio Sexteto

    Cancao do Sol

  • Thundercat

    Song of the Dead

    • Brainfeeder.
  • MIchael White

    Comin' From

  • Pete Josef

    The Travelling Song

  • Dona Onete

    Lua Namoradeira

  • DJ Paypal

    Slim Trak

    • Brainfeeder.
  • Ibeyi in session

    • Ibeyi

      Mama Says

      • XL Recordings.
    • Ibeyi

      Oya (6 Music Session, 16 Nov 2015)

    • Kendrick Lamar


      • Interscope Records.
    • Ibeyi

      Better In Tune With The Infinate (6 Music Session, 16 Nov 2015)

    • Serge Gainsbourg

      Je suis venu te dire que je m'en vais

      • Philips.
    • Nina Simone

      I Put A Spell On You

      • Philips.
    • Ibeyi


      • XL Recordings.
    • Ibeyi

      River (6 Music Session, 16 Nov 2015)

  • Vula Viel

    Takyen Korakora

  • Ogris Debris

    See The World

    • Affine Records.
  • Willy Sunshine


  • Aurora Dee Raynes

    Do What You Do

    • WotNot Music.
  • DJ Paypal

    We Finally Made It (feat. DJ Earl)

    • Brainfeeder.
  • Liesa Van der Aa

    On The Heart I

    Remix Artist: Kassett.
  • Benny Moré

    2 Vida

  • Tambora

    Corre Morenita

  • Fatmar


  • Mariana Degani

    Amor Croma

  • Nightports

    Twelve People

  • Floating Points

    Silhouettes (I, II & III) (BBC Session, 29 Oct 2015)


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