Gilles Peterson Biography (Wikipedia)
Gilles Peterson (born 28 September 1964 in Caen, France) is a French-born broadcaster, DJ and record label owner in England. He has founded influential labels such as Acid Jazz and Talkin' Loud, and started his current label, Brownswood Recordings, in 2006. He was awarded an MBE in 2004, the AIM Award for Indie Champion 2013, the Mixmag Award for Outstanding Contribution To Dance Music in 2013, the PRS for Music Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music Radio in 2014, and The A&R Award from The Music Producers Guild in 2019.
Throughout his career, Peterson has played a pivotal role in promoting genres such as jazz, hip-hop, and electronic music. He started his career on pirate radio station Radio Invicta, later joining legal stations in London, notably the dance music station Kiss FM and, later, a newly-founded Jazz FM. In 1998, he was hired by BBC Radio 1, and in 2012 he began hosting a three-hour Saturday afternoon programme on BBC Radio 6 Music. He hosts a syndicated radio program that is broadcast in seven European countries.
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