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Best of 2012

Gilles presents a best of 2012 special, covering the finest sessions and interviews featured on the show since he joined BBC 6 Music in April of that year.

This week Gilles presents a pre-Christmas best of 2012 special, covering the most requested songs, and the tracks that produced the biggest buzz on the show, since he joined BBC Radio 6 Music in April. Some soul nuggets from Philip Owusu and Hiatus Kaiyote, the biggest house tunes from Todd Terje and Ashley Beadle, through to oddities from the Meridian Brothers and Paco Zambrano. It's truly a worldwide selection, with music from Peru, Colombia, Sweden, Norway, France, Ghana, Cuba, the US, the UK and lots more. Those looking for some old-school treats, you're in luck as Gilles drops classics from The Dels, Rhythm Is Rhythm and Minnie Ripperton, plus in the second hour, Gilles is joined by the Greg Foat Group who play 2 phenomenal tracks taken from the album, Girl & Robot With Flowers.

3 hours

Last on

Sat 22 Dec 2012 15:00

Music Played

  • Rhye

    The Fall

    • Innovative Leisure.
  • SOHN

    The Wheel

    • Aesop.
  • Philip Owusu


    • White.
  • Diggs Duke

    Nine Winning Wives

    • White.
  • Hiatus Kaiyote


    • Self-Released.
  • Robert Glasper

    Move Love

    • Bluenote.
  • Frank Ocean

    Sweet Life

    • Def Jam.
  • Flying Lotus

    All The Secrets

    • Warp.
  • Disclosure

    In Your Head

    • PMR.
  • Dub Phizix

    Never Been

    • Critical.
  • DJ Marky


    • Liquid V.
  • Criolo

    Linha De Frente

  • Gal Costa


    • Wrasse Records.
  • David Virelles

    To Know

    • Pi Recordings.
  • Mala

    Noche Suenos

    • Brownswood Recordings.
  • Romare

    Freedom (Aspirations Of A Prisoner)

    • Black Acre.
  • Meridian Brothers

    Guarancha UFO

    • No Estamos Solos.
  • Tsvia Abarbanel

    Wings Of Love

    • Fortuna Records.
  • Paco Zambrano


    • Tigers Milk Records.
  • The Rongetz Foundation

    Go Go Soul

  • Bobby Womack

    Please Forgive My Heart

    • XL.
  • The Hics


    • White.
  • alt‐J

    Something Good

    • Infectious.
  • Goat

    Disco Fever

    • Rocket Recordings.
  • Ebo Taylor

    Nsu Na Kwan

    • Strut Records.
  • Christian Scott

    Van Gogh

    • Concord Music.
  • The Greg Foat Group Live From The Hub

    • The Greg Foat Group

      Have Space Suit Will Travel

      • Part 1.
  • Soothsayers

    Human Nature

    • Red Earth Music.
  • The Greg Foat Group Live From The Hub

    • The Greg Foat Group

      Girl & Robot With Flowers

      • Part 3.
  • Flume

    What You Need

    • Future Classic.
  • Cashmere Cat

    Mirror Maru

    • Pelican Fly.
  • Hackman

    Forgotten Notes

    • Forgotten Notes.
  • Ultraísta

    Small Talk (Four Tet Remix)

    • I Am Fortified.
  • Jeedo

    Make It Boom

    • Spills.
  • Kendrick Lamar

    Art Of Peer Pressure

    • Interscope.
  • Andrew Ashong


    • Sound Signature.
  • Alabama Shakes

    Hang Loose

    • ATO Records.
  • Guts

    Brand New Revolution

    • Heavenly Sweetness.
  • Todd Terje

    Inspector Norse

    • Small Town Super Sound.
  • Ashley Beedle

    Run The Track

    • Girl Music.
  • Quakers


    • Stones Throw Records.

    Higher Ground

    • Warp.
  • Rhythim Is Rhythim

    Strings Of Life

    • Transmat.
  • The Dells

    Walk On By

    • Cadet.
  • Minnie Riperton

    Les Fleurs

    • Janus.


  • Sat 22 Dec 2012 15:00

6 acts Gilles Peterson is buzzing about

6 acts Gilles Peterson is buzzing about

Gilles shares six recent arrivals who he currently has on heavy rotation.