Tuesday, Jan 04 2005 | 16:52

DJ Gilb’r started as a hip-hop DJ cultivating the raw and infectious sound of Public Enemy as well as the conscious and sophisticated rhyming of The Native Tongue Posse. As many other French B-Boys, Gilbert built up his record collection by moving from sampled based Hip Hop to its original sources Funk, Soul and Jazz music.

His great musical gusto and open-mindedness had him picked up by counter-culture hero Jean Francois Bizot to be part of Radio Nova’s founding team. As a young disc jockey Gilbert helped define Nova’s peculiar and über-cool sound: an amazing mixture of world, jazz, electronic, funk and soul music that had deep influence on Paris’ burgeoning underground scene.

After receiving several demos, Gilbert launched his Versatile imprint in March 1996 and has been releasing many records by I:Cube, Joakim (Lone Oktet), Focus, Bel Air Project, Franck Roger, Kemetic Just as well as his own Chateau Flight project since!

01. Lina – Come To Mama (Atlantic)
02. Spacek – Simply So (Sa-Ra Remix) (Sound In Color)
03. DJ Spinna – Outta Time (Papa)
04. Theo Parrish – Dance Of The Drunken Drums (Sound Signature)
05. John Fox – Mr.No (New Religion)
06. Lindstrom – Er Bestemor Paa Moten (Bear)
07. Critical Phase – The Voice Of Phase (Maurice Fulton Remix) (New Religion)
08. Audion – Your Place Or Mine (Spectral)
09. Arthur Russel – Pop Your Funk (Soul Jazz)
10. Phonique – 99 & A Half (I:Cube Remix) (Dessous)
11. Timbuktu – Pan African Electro Beats (Ibadan)
12. Mood II Swing – Move Me (Dub) (Earth Moon Sun)
13. Nick Holder – No More Datin DJs (John Ciafone Remix) (NRK)
14. Ricardo Villalobos – Easy Lee (Smith&Hack Remix) (Playhouse)

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