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Gilles Peterson is an influential DJ and record-label owner from Switzerland, who moved to London (England), as a boy. Through his labels Acid Jazz and Talkin’ Loud he has been associated with the careers of countless well-known artists of the 1990s.

He is also well known as a radio DJ: starting out in pirate radio in the early eighties Gilles worked on a number of stations including Solar, and hosted jazz oriented weekend sessions at Camber Sands, and club nights at Soho’s Whisky a GoGo. He found a slot on Radio London following Jazz DJ Brian Priestly and built up his name and career in London on Radio and by hosting the now legendary Talking Loud & Saying Something sessions at Camdens Dingwalls Club. He moved onto to have a radio show on London’s Kiss FM dance music station, but was recruited to the BBC’s youth-oriented Radio 1 in 1998. Peterson is known for his eclectic musical selections. Though not as “anything goes” as the late John Peel, he plays anything from dub and reggae through jazz, nu-jazz, soul, neo soul, R&B to drum and bass, house, broken beat, hip-hop and Jazz-funk.

He has released numerous compilations of his favourite tracks over the years reflecting his wide ranging interests including the varied but soulful ‘INCredible Sound of Gilles Peterson’ and the African funking ‘Gilles Peterson in Africa’ going back to early Talking Loud compliations of Acid and Latin Jazz.

Gilles’s official website is at


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  • dukon

    and this one si also very good too (David Rodigan Special)-07-06-2011

    23 May 2013 Reply
  • dukon

    @primalstatik: damn right!

    23 May 2013 Reply
  • WeAreFallon

    We Are Fallon event promises an audio-visual feast of music and multimedia art, featuring a curated line-up of Blacktronica’s head-honcho, Charlie Dark performing a specially created score of Black Orpheus, Radio 1 DJ Gilles Peterson playing a Brazilian themed set and Adam Smith, affectionately known as the third Chemical Brother, exploring the intricate relationship between music and moving images. Vision Sound Music is a first of its kind celebrating music's essential role in visual culture. Set over 3 days, 2nd - 4th September 2011 at London's Southbank, VSM will bring the music, advertising, games and film worlds together to provide an unprecedented line up of night time entertainment and daytime educational and industry events, with a schedule including The London Philharmonic Orchestra, OK Go, Nitin Sawhney, Gilles Peterson and Kutiman. To buy tickets or to find out some more information visit Or

    18 Aug 2011 Reply
  • norbassp

    can you guys tell me what he plays live? is there any genre he focuses on? or does he just blends everything like he always does?

    5 Jul 2011 Reply
  • primalstatik

    Gilles Brownswood Basement Drum and Bass Special is now one of my favourite mixes of all time. So many choice tunes, amazing mixing and a radio voice that I want to hear MORE of over the top. Brilliant.

    4 Jun 2011 Reply
  • aloneagaineor

    the best of the best.

    2 May 2011 Reply
  • casualsi

    producers and beat makers wanted

    11 Apr 2011 Reply
  • mossadelica

    Gilles is DJing at the Moseley Jazz Festival this year:

    27 Mar 2011 Reply
  • Kraliq

    ThankU Gilles4all the lovely tunes!

    1 Feb 2011 Reply
  • JamesKey

    Has anybody got a ticket for the gig at Koko on Saturday? I'll pay extra for it, really desperate. Email me: Thank you!

    16 Jan 2011 Reply
  • dukeleeto

    one of the best radio DJs ever :D

    28 Sep 2010 Reply
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    21 Aug 2010 Reply
  • blaiseracer

    so fun , so cool ....

    5 Aug 2010 Reply
  • staytooned

    under rated

    3 Aug 2010 Reply
  • NinjaTune000

    Check out the lovely video for Andreya Triana's new single 'A Town Called Obsolete':

    8 Jun 2010 Reply
  • rachelsass

    such a big fan of dear Gilles. What a treasure!

    30 May 2010 Reply
  • amorphiam

    oh fuke! feels so good...

    8 Feb 2010 Reply
  • TheAbbott

    Can somebody who's more familiar with his discography tell me whether something from the 80's is nice cause wiki says he began his thing back in 85?

    26 Jan 2010 Reply
  • alandres

    ;D ;D ;D.... is becoming one of my favorites

    26 Nov 2009 Reply
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