Gilles Peterson

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Gilles Peterson

Season 4 · Episode 7

Gilles Peterson is one of the most influential taster-maker DJs working in music today. For over 3 decades, he's been championing the Worldwide sound, connecting the dots between jazz and club culture through his now legendary radio shows and eclectic club sets. With his beginnings in the illegal pirate radio scene of the 1980s, Gilles’ career progressed onto various legal stations including Kiss 100 and Jazz FM, before arriving at the BBC in 1998, which has been home to his weekly broadcasts ever since. Playing a pivotal role in the rise of various music scenes throughout his career, Gilles championed the acid jazz movement in the 90s, and ran the classic 'Talkin’ Loud' record label, signing acts such as Young Disciples and Incognito, before launching his own label, Brownswood Recordings in 2007. Gilles curates the annual Worldwide Festivals in France, the Worldwide Awards in London, and most recently he launched his own online radio platform, Worldwide FM in 2016.

1st Camera: Alisha Boatswain, Interview + 2nd Camera: Dave O'Donnell, DOP + editing: Dave O'Donnell, Photo: Dave O'Donnell, Animations: TOPE, Introduction: Craig Holiday Haynes.

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