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Hear BBC Radio's Gilles Peterson on Two For Tennis [ARCHIVE]

Tue, 23 Oct 2012 20:53:17

 

 

Gilles Peterson’s broadcasting roots lie with the burgeoning pirate radio movement in South London during the early 1980s. Inspired by the exciting blend of music broadcast on pirate stations such as Radio Invicta, he set up his own – Civic Radio – and then succeeded in bagging himself a slot on Invicta in exchange for his fully-functioning transmitter. With his foot firmly wedged in the door, Gilles went on to present on a string of pirate stations – KJAZZ, Solar Radio and On Horizon, before landing at BBC London with his show Mad On Jazz. Moving forward into the present, Gilles spearheaded a collaborative project with dubstep forerunner Mala (Digital Mystikz), to orchestrate and record new studio sound clashes with a fresh crop of Cuban talent. 
 
 
When all is said and done, whichever role Gilles is performing – DJ, broadcaster, producer, compiler, label boss or plain old record collector – the music is always the bottom line. His passion and enthusiasm is unfailing and deeply infectious, and it’s the reason that that luminaries like Thom Yorke, Erykah Badu and Questlove give praise and that his knowledge, opinion and playlists are universally respected. 
 
 
Gilles Peterson is back in NYC this week after a year away since his storming set last August at Cielo. This Thursday, October 25, Peterson will play an exclusive show presented by Giant Step at le poisson rouge (tickets and more info here and as on the flyer below) but this Tuesday on Two For Tennis, Gilles was live in studio alongside Tim Love Lee and Coach MP to talk shop and all that is great in his world. If you missed it, listen back to the on-demand arachive through the button above or access it via the free EVR Mobile App for iPhone and Droid.
 
 
 


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