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Rare disco with Zaf Chowdhry

Zaf Chowdhry, the man behind Reckless Records and Love Vinyl, talks to Gilles Peterson about his new rare disco compilation, Private Wax Volume Two.

Gilles is back in the studio for another Saturday afternoon mix up selection, joining the musical dots between soul, hip hop, house, afro, electronica, jazz and beyond. This week, he speaks to Zaf Chowdhry, the man behind the hugely respected Reckless Records store in London's Soho and Love Vinyl, about his new rare-disco compilation "Private Wax Volume 2".

Gilles also replays some session tracks from his week sitting in for Lauren Laverne; there's another chance to hear live music from Laetitia Sadier, Eska, Matthew Halsall and Geoff Barrow's BEAK.

3 hours

Music Played

  • Mark Murphy

    Favourite Things

    • Muse Records.
  • Luke Vibert

    I Can Phil It

    • Planet Mu.
  • Jonwayne

    Middle Man

  • Ti L'Afrique

    Soul Sock Séga

    • Strut Records.
  • Madvillain


    • Stone Throw Records.
  • Art Melody

    Ya N'Targoama

    • Tentacule Records / Akwaaba Music.
  • Aardvarck

    Kubaa Rumbaa

    • Dekmantel.
  • Okzharp

    Sizzr (feat. Manthea)

    • Hyperdub.
  • Beak>

    When We Fall (Session Track)

  • Don Rendell

    Shades of Blue

    • Columbia.
  • Erykah Badu

    Hotline Bling (BUT U CAINT USE MY PHONE MIX)

  • ESKA

    Shades of Blue (Session Track)

  • Mark Murphy

    Red Clay

    • Muse Records.
  • Ed Motta


  • Max Graef


    • Money $ex Records.
  • Jamie Woon

    Forgiven (Session Track)

  • Never

    Nile Splash

    • Deek Records.
  • Levitros

    Kara Kaslar

    • Fortuna Records.
  • Los Mogos

    Sunset In Golden Horn

    • Concert Hall.
  • Elliott Power


    • Mo Wax.
  • Lætitia Sadier

    Statues Can Bend (Session Track)

  • Rodinia

    Drumside Pt. 1

    • Now Again Records.
  • Zaf Chowdhry Interview

    • New Xperience

      Frisco Disco (Sean P Edit)

      • BBE.
    • Ann-Margret

      Everybody Needs Somebody Sometimes (Part One)

      • BBE.
    • MFSB

      Love Is The Message (DK Direct Master Edit)

      • BBE.
    • Lou Johnson

      Keep That Fire Burning

      • BBE.
  • Terea

    Pretty Bird

    • Jazzman.
  • Pete Josef

    The Travelling Song

    • Sonar Kollektiv.
  • Egberto Gismonti


    • Polydor.
  • Joanna Newsom

    Waltz Of The 101st Lightborne

    • Drag City.
  • Sun Ra

    Sleeping Beauty

    • El Saturn.
  • Martyn

    Falling For You

    • Ostgut Ton.
  • Roots Manuva

    Stepping Hard

    • Big Dada.
  • Bob Belden's Animation

    Disappear Annihilation (feat. Kurt Elling & Bill Laswell)

    • Rarenoise Records.
  • The Nonce


    • Wild West Records ‎.
  • Raury


    • Columbia.
  • Matthew Halsall

    In To Forever

    • Gondwana.
  • Mark Murphy

    Stolen Moments

    • Muse Records.


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