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Gilles Peterson: The BBC Sessions Vol. 1

Read "The BBC Sessions Vol. 1" reviewed by Rokas Kucinskas

To this day Gilles Peterson transcends more eclecticism than most music broadcasters on air, and perhaps the only genre continuously omitted from his shows is classical music. Peterson owns Brownswood Records, produces Worldwide Awards, and recently launched his radio station Worldwide FM, which was also featured in the latest Grand Theft Auto sequel, i.e. GTA V. He is a touring DJ and one of the biggest record collectors in the world. Not enough? Well, the man is also ...

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Gilles Peterson: Magic Peterson Sunshine

Read "Magic Peterson Sunshine" reviewed by Tyran Grillo

Magic Peterson Sunshine is an indispensable compilation for the European jazz lover. It is the culmination of tireless archival digging by London-based DJ and audiophile Gilles Peterson, whose obsession with the German label MPS (née SABA) has resulted in this handpicked treasure trove of material. The label has near-mythic roots, founded as it was deep in the heart of Germany's Black Forest by the reclusive Hans Georg Brunner-Schwer, a.k.a. HGBS, whose house concerts and personal studio captured and released some ...

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Gilles Peterson & Norman Jay: Desert Island Mix

Read "Desert Island Mix" reviewed by Steve Hanson

“Desert Island Discs", that peculiarly conservative British institution is here applied as a question to two of England's coolest DJ's. “Okay boys you're going Crusoe, just what records will you take? Limited to, ooh, about a CD's worth of tracks".

Gilles is first to raise his hand, laying down a near-flawless mix of funk and soul which gives way (I can't tell just where) to cutting edge drum'n'bass. As mainman of the Talkin' Loud label and radio show host, Gilles ...


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