Time Out magazine says he’s a “funky, jazzy, Latin-flavoured extremely groovy thing.” Join Radio One DJ Gilles Peterson in his search for the perfect beat.
Described as one of the most important taste-makers in music in this decade, DJ Gilles Peterson brings us INCredible Sound of Gilles Peterson, featuring tracks by world class artists such as Nuyorican Soul, MJ Cole, Incognito, Pharaoh Sanders, Minnie Riperton, Lenny Fontana, and more…
One of Radio One’s favourite and longstanding Hip-hop/R’n’ B DJs (he joined in 1998), Gilles has championed a truly global perspective, with his broadcasts reaching more than 15 countries.
Q Magazine tells us he “Follows jazz’s tentacles in Latin, funk, soul, hip hop and spoken word, with assorted fresh mutations along the way.”
Born in Switzerland but growing up in South London among the suburban soul scene in the early 1980s, surprisingly Gilles would avidly listen to Level 42, Earth Wind & Fire, Central Line and the heavier, deeper pirate stations such as Radio Invicta.