Eddie Piller

Eddie Piller

Real Name:
Edward Piller
British broadcaster, DJ, antique dealer, and former head of Acid Jazz records.

Piller was born into the mod scene (his mother was head of a fan club for the mod band Small Faces) and came in contact with soul music early-on. He began with DJing in the early 1980s (time of the punk initiated mod revival) combining soul, mod, ska, and punk in his sets.

In 1987, after running the record labels Countdown and Re-Elect The President, together with Gilles Peterson (at that time DJ at BBC Radio London, he cofounded the legendary Acid Jazz label. Before that, he created the "Acid Jazz" style; playing together in clubs a mix between Psychedelic Jazz, 1970s Funk, Hip Hop and Soul. The name was the result of a joke about the big acid house boom in England at this time, when someone asked: "What music is this?", he answered: "Acid Jazz".

Eddie Piller Discography Tracks


555 436-2 Various Jesse (as Edward Piller) Various - Pozytywne Wibracje 1 [Brand New Acid Jazz Collection](2xCD, Comp) PolyGram Polska, STX Records (2) 555 436-2 Poland 1997 Sell This Version