GALLERY: The Iconic Album Art of Ghariokwu Lemi

Nigerian graphic designer, fine artist and illustrator Ghariokwu Lemi occupies a unique position as the creative genius behind twenty-six of Fela‘s iconic album covers. Christened ‘The Artist’ by Kuti himself, the vivid social realism of Lemi’s works created between 1974 and 1993 provided a fitting visual accompaniment to the singer’s derisive anti-establishment lyrics with its cross of distorted collage, illustration and caricature.

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  • Gilles Peterson With Special Guest Thom Yorke on BBC Radio 1

Tonight Gilles and Thom reunite for another back-to-back words and music session. They touch on all kinds of topics over the 2 hours, from his collaborations with Burial and Four Tet, and his side-project with Flea from Red Hot Chilli Peppers, through to DJing at Low End Theory and forthcoming tour plans for Radiohead.

Thom drops a load of music from the new The King of Limbs Remix album, as well as an exclusive first play of a Jamie xx remix of Radiohead. 

To whet your appetite, here’s a clip from the show, where Thom gives Gilles a literary recommendation.

The show goes out in it’s entirety, on Wednesday morning, 2-4am, on BBC Radio 1. You can listen here!


THE AFICIONADOS | The Vinyl Collector

 World-renowned DJ and producer Mr Gilles Peterson goes on record about his passion.

“Hard to believe it’s been five whole years since we lost one of the world’s best beat makers & all round inspirational hip-hop legends. I’ve uploaded a special feature from Gilles Peterson’s Radio one World Wide show from 2001 where Dilla shares some great memories, thoughts & music. It’s a really good listen & I’m glad I recorded it to mini-disc back in the day. Rest In Peace Jay Dee….”