This is the 10th year of the awards and my 5th one. Gilles Peterson is a radio DJ on BBC radio 6 with his weekly show on Saturday afternoons. Bringing you world music that you don’t hear on any other stations. I have been listening since the 80’s in the pirate radio station era.
Ninja Tune’s Dorian Concept played a few tracks from there latest album.
Album of the year was won by Fatima – Yellow Memories
Track of the year won by Flying Lotus – Never Catch Me ft. Kendrick Lamar
Label of the year won by Strut Records
John Peel Play More Jazz award was won by Malcom Catto & Bilal
Lifetime Achievement Award was won byMarshall Allen
Breakthrough Act of the Year was won byLittle Simz
Session of the Year was won byMelanie De Biasio
Next on the stage was the Heliocentrics bringing a bit of Sun Ra to the stage. Flash back to the 80’s psychedelic.Also on stage with them was 92 year old Marshall Allen still going strong.
Then later was clap clap this was mental music pulsing through your body. We were in the centre of the dance floor and you could feel the vibrations ripping through your body.
Near the end came Anushka and up and coming star, she should be big in 2015.
The highlight of the show for me was Taylor McFerrin, Clap! Clap! & Anushka.