Gilles Peterson



Searching for the Perfect Beat


  • Gilles Peterson and Pharoahe Monch in Conversation

    03/06/2016 Duración: 42min

    Pharoahe Monch came down to the Brownswood basement ahead of his sold out show at The Garage in Highbury a couple of weeks ago. We talked Hip Hop history, digging for records, sampling and his love of playing in the UK. It was fascinating to hear his stories of the early days of Organized Konfusion and Rawkus Records as well as the plans for his next album.  See for privacy and opt-out information.

  • In Memory of Maurice White Mix

    09/02/2016 Duración: 02h13min

    I avoided the really obvious hits that you can hear everywhere and went for my personal faves, and a solid dose of the music that went on to shape the unique sound of Earth Wind and Fire from his early years working with two great mentors to him, Ramsey Lewis and Charles Stepney. I got so much pleasure recording this – I hope you enjoy as much as I did!  See for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Carnival Música Popular Brasileira Mix

    01/02/2016 Duración: 01h07min

    Gilles was recently in Brazil to play at Boiler Room with the Sonzeira Reconstructed project, as well as working on the sophomore Sonzeira album. Whilst he was in Recife and Rio, Gilles found time to do some record shopping, and here are some of the highlights!  See for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Goldie Words & Music

    05/01/2016 Duración: 02h20min

    Gilles sits down with UK drum and bass pioneer Goldie, to talk about his life in music. Having been at the forefront of Drum and Bass for two decades, Goldie is back with new material. As well as the music that has helped him make his name, Goldie and Gilles discuss everything, from his breakbeat inspirations, telling the stories of his early days as a graffiti artist, through the history of Metalheadz to the current state of his scene.  See for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Otis Brown iii Words & Music

    06/11/2015 Duración: 49min

    Blue Note recording artist and jazz drummer Otis Brown iii swung by the Brownswood Basement back in May, and discussed his background including fellow New School graduates Bilal and Robert Glasper, and his links to legends like the most recorded drummer in history Bernard Purdie and Donald Byrd. Plus, Otis discusses his favourite drummers of all time, and the process behind his debut album from 2014, 'The Thought of You'.  See for privacy and opt-out information.

  • LV Words & Music

    30/10/2015 Duración: 46min

    Ahead of their live show at St Pancras Old Church, here's a chat I had with the two boys from LV, Will and Simon, discussing their beginnings, their D&B period, linking up with Keysound and Hyperdub, working with Joshua Idehen, Omkalumkoolkat, and the new project featuring Armenian pianist, Tigran Hamasyan. Ancient Mechanisms’ is the fourth album by globetrotting London production duo LV. It traces a train of thought that was sparked by a live session with Tigran Hamasyan back in 2012: two and a half years down the line and a trip to Belgium later, the finished record is as much about the workings of musical artefacts as it is about putting the virtuoso pianist into new contexts.…church-london-tickets TRACKLIST LV - Transition Ian Pooley - What's Your Number (Jazzanova Remix) Bad Company - The Nine Les Voleurs - Cabin Fever DJ Vadim - Got To Rock LV - Globetrotting LV & Joshua Idehen - Never Tired LV & Okmalumkoolkat -..

  • Yosi Horikawa & Daisuke Tanabe - Japan Night at Worldwide Festival

    27/07/2015 Duración: 14min

    As part of Worldwide Festival 2015, Wednesday was Japan Night, showcasing the best of Japanese talent and culture. Part of the program involved beat-makers Yosi Horikawa and Daisuke Tanabe exploring Sete and the surrounding areas, collecting field recordings to use as the backbone of a specially produced track, shaped by the locality. The amazing outcome was ‘Song For Remy’ which the premiered at the Theatre De La Mer before their performances, and so the next day Gilles swung by the guys’ apartment, to hear more about the track and how they enjoyed their experience. Tracklisting Yosi Horikawa – Wandering Daisake Tanabe – Kaidan Masayoshi Fujita – Deers Yosi Horikawa & Daisake Tanabe – Song For Remy  See for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Jon Hassell Words & Music

    05/06/2015 Duración: 57min

    Last week Gilles had the legendary trumpet player and electronic music pioneer, Jon Hassell pass by the Brownswood Basement. Jon was a close collaborator with David Byrne and Brian Eno, famed for his 'fourth world' sound which in the 1970s and 80s was unique in merging third world tradition with first world technology. During a hour of words and music, Jon honestly and thought-provokingly discusses that Talking Heads period and some of the regrets he has from that time, as well as touching on his experiences working with German electronic music composer Stockhausen, his admiration for Gil Evans, and his developed thoughts on the north vs south/ mind vs body divide, which have significantly informed the way he creates his music and lives his life. His is an extraordinary story of learning, cultural discovery, and a resounding commitment to realising his unique creative vision. For a full tracklisting go to  See for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Trevor Jackson Words & Music

    15/05/2015 Duración: 01h09min

    Ahead of his forthcoming ‘Formats’ album, dropping May 18th on The Vinyl Factory, Trevor Jackson came by the Brownswood Basement for an in-depth chat with Gilles. A decade in the making, Trevor discusses how ‘Formats’ came about, his graphic design career, growing up as the London club scene emerged, his role in Output, releasing early Four Tet and LCD Soundsystem, right through to talking about the state of club-culture today, and some exciting future projects. Raze – Break 4 Love (Champion) Brotherhood – Alphabetical Response (Instrumental) (Bite It!) Hardnoise – Mice In the Presence of a Lion (Music of Life) Brotherhood – Clunk Click (Bite It!) Source Direct – Domina (Science) Julian Priester – Love Love (ECM) Pete Shelly – Witnes The Change (Dub) (Metal Dance) S-Express – Theme From S-Express Trevor Jackson – Reel 2 Reel (The Vinyl Factory) Trevor Jackson – They Came From New York (The Vinyl Factory) Trevor Jackson – Scuz (The Vinyl Factory) Four Tet – Glasshead (Output) Trevor Jackson – Icaro (The... 

  • Ned Doheny Words & Music

    29/04/2015 Duración: 01h38s

    California singer/songwriter/raconteur, and member of the AOR/yacht rock scene of the 70s and 80s, Ned Doheny swung by the basement during his European tour, to chat about his days on Asylum Records, his infamous grandfather, and the recent releases/reissues of his work, out on Numero and Be With Records. Tracklist: Ned Doheny - Watcha Gonna Do For Me Ned Doheny - On & On Demo Ned Doheny - A Love Of Your Own Chaka Khan - Watcha Gonna Do For Me Ned Doheny - To Prove My Love Ned Doheny - Get It Up For Love Demo Ned Doheny - Get It Up For Love Tata Vega - Get It Up For Love (JM Edit) Ned Doheny - The Devil In You Ned Doheny's Hard Candy is reissued through Be With Music. Ned Doheny's Prone is reissued through Be With Music. Ned Doheny's Separate Oceans is out on Numero Group.  See for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Gilles' Marathon 2015 Mix

    24/04/2015 Duración: 01h48min

    For all the runners out there, particularly those who are putting the final preparations in for Sunday's London Marathon, here's 2 hours of music to keep you focused and motivated! Touching all bases throughout the mix, there are cinematic strings, afro percussion workouts, a footwork section, a building house and techno period, and of course the cool down with some disco and rare french jazz.  See for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Chaka Khan Words And Music

    25/03/2015 Duración: 01h43min

    Gilles interviews Chaka Khan. Chaka's career has spanned four decades, beginning in the 1970s as the front woman and focal point of the funk band Rufus. Often dubbed the Queen of Funk, Khan has won ten Grammys and has sold an estimated 70 million records worldwide. In this rare interview Gilles talks in depth to the Queen of Funk about her back catalogue and her eventful life in music.  See for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Strata-East // Charles Tolliver In Conversation

    24/03/2015 Duración: 01h23min

    Ahead of the Barbican Centre show, Gilles met the man behind the seminal Strata-East jazz record label, Charles Tolliver for an in-depth chat. They discuss Charles' beginnings, moving to NYC, the ethos behind the label, working with legendary musicians such as Jackie McLean, Max Roach and Horace Silver, as well as releasing Gil Scott Heron's 'The Bottle'. Tracklist: Charles Tolliver - Prayer For Peace Jackie McLean - It's Time Jackie McLean - Revillot Jackie McLean - Truth Booker Irvine - Stolen Moments Hank Mobley - The Morning After Max Roach - Abstrutions Charles Tolliver - Brilliant Circles Charles Tolliver - Effi Charles Tolliver - Mournin' Variations Gil Scott Heron - The Bottle Jackie MacLean - On The Nile M'Boom - Morning, Noon, Midday Horace Silver - Psychedelic Sally Charles Tolliver's Music Inc - Wilpan's  See for privacy and opt-out information.

  • George Clinton In Conversation

    02/03/2015 Duración: 01h49min

    Last summer, P Funk legend and Parliament/Funkadelic founder, George Clinton passed through the Brownswood Basement, to chat with Gilles about his phenomenal career.  See for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Terry Farley In Conversation

    10/02/2015 Duración: 01h09min

    At the end of last year, London Acid House legend Terry Farley swung by the Brownswood Basement for a chat with Gilles, discussing his 'Acid' compilation series, which dig deep into Chicago house and deep house from the mid to late 1980s. Terry also discusses his role in the seminal club night, Shoom, the Boy's Own fanzine he ran with Andrew Weatherall, and the Junior Boy's Own label which birthed Chemical Brothers, Underworld, and many more. Plus, Terry discusses London in the 1970s and 80s, his stance on the Punk movement, the role of ecstasy in the emergence of club culture, the role of the internet in today's scene, and many other theories!  See for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Caribou 7 inch Vinyl Mix & Chat

    03/02/2015 Duración: 49min

    Last week Dan Snaith aka Caribou swung by the Brownswood Basement for a mix and a chat, discussing his 30 minute mix of 7inch records, as well as the success of the album and his upcoming tour!  See for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Gilles Peterson Worldwide – Vol.01, No.11 – With Joe Davis of Far Out Recordings

    22/01/2015 Duración: 01h11min

        Download HERE 1 – arthur verucai – sucari 2 – antonio adolfo – bola da vez 3 – zeep – super 4 – binario – jazz hole 5 – trouble man – have a good time 6 – … Continue reading →  See for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Worldwide Awards 2015 Footpatrol Track of the Year Podcast

    19/12/2014 Duración: 01h19min

    Following an incredibly successful partnership for the Worldwide Awards Afterparty last year, Footpatrol and Gilles Peterson Worldwide are back again for the main awards event and to present the “The Footpatrol Track of the Year Award” for 2015. The Track of the Year award has previously been bestowed on Lone for “Airlow Fires”, Andrew Ashong & Theo Parrish for “Flowers” and Jamie XX’s tight remix of Adele’s “Rollin In the Deep” - there is a public vote to decide the winner worthy of “The Footpatrol Track of the Year Award” for 2015. Here Gilles presents a little showcase of the 2015 contenders, plus in true Gilles style, some sneaky extras for your ears! To vote for for the Footpatrol Track of The Year follow the link: 2015 Gilles Peterson's Worldwide Awards Tickets available here: TRACKLIST: Photay - No Sass Nikitch - Radiated Light Little Dragon - Klapp Klapp (Swindle Remix) Ibibio Sound Machine - Let’s Dance The Paradise Bangkok Molam... &n

  • Horace Silver // Tribute Mix

    19/06/2014 Duración: 57min

    In memory of the late, great Horace Silver Gilles pays tribute with a mix. Continue reading →  See for privacy and opt-out information.

  • GPWW Presents Neneh Cherry // Blank Project

    19/05/2014 Duración: 20min

    Neneh Cherry came over to the Brownswood Basement and we grabbed her for a chat. Continue reading →  See for privacy and opt-out information.

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