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 3-hour Saturday afternoon show on BBC Radio 6 Music has seen him take his unique musical mix to a new and growing audience of music lovers whilst the syndicated Worldwide radio show continues to spread his musical gospel… well, worldwide. From Sun-Ra to James Blake to Theo Parrish to Flying Lotus – if it swings in the right places, it’s in.
Today, Peterson is at the forefront of his own independent label – Brownswood Recordings – which launched in 2006 as an outlet for his favourite new discoveries
2009 saw the birth of a new collaborative project with Havana Club under the moniker “Havana Cultura”
Born in Washington, raised in Chicago and now residing in Detroit, Theo Parrish is one of the most respected producers in the scene. He began spinning records at the tender age of 13, citing Miles Davis, Stevie Wonder and George Gershwin as musical inspirations. Fast-forward nearly two decades and he has his own label, Sound Signature, is synonymous for his genre-spanning DJ sets around the world and has worked with a whole heap of musicians from Amp Fiddler to Moodymann.
GILLES PETERSON & THEO PARRISH CONVERSATION
GILLES PETERSON MIX FOR LONDON MARATHON
THEO PARRISH DJ SESSION