Photay Mix on Gilles Peterson Worldwide (GPWW964)

We’ve been fans of Photay, the young Woodstock, NY-raised producer Evan Shornstein, since hearing his track “No Sass”—an effortless collage of samples, relaxed grooves and soulful synths that takes you to a specially crafted other dimension. For Gilles Peterson’s show Worldwide, Photay has created a half hour mix that demonstrates his diverse influences (note: he spent a month in Guinea, West Africa to study djembe and balafon). Kick off the weekend with this buoyant journey—which includes an unreleased Photay track—through foreign languages, world and digital instruments alike, quick-paced percussion and obscure Hawaiian ’70s boogie.