Gilles Peterson Biography (Wikipedia)
Gilles Peterson (born 28 September 1964, Caen, France) is a British-based DJ, record collector and record label owner residing in London. Via his labels Acid Jazz, Talkin' Loud and, since 2006, Brownswood Recordings. Brownswood Recordings have produced artists such as Mala, Ghostpoet, Owiny Sigoma Band, working with artists such as Lefto, Simbad, Four Tet and many more.
Peterson has been associated with the careers of well-known artists of the 1990s such as Erykah Badu Roni Size and Jamiroquai.
After starting out on pirate radio, and having shows on various legal London-based radio stations, most notably Kiss FM dance music station, he was recruited to the BBC's youth-oriented Radio 1 in 1998. Since 2012, he hosts a three-hour BBC 6 Music Saturday show, 3-6pm. Peterson's "Musical Vitamins" range from Jazz, Hiphop, Afro, Electronica, house & Soul featuring visits and guest mixes from such luminaries as Radiohead's Thom Yorke, Brainfeeder boss Flying Lotus and soul legend Bobby Womack.