Gilles Peterson

Real Name:
Gilles Jérôme Frank Moehrle
Profile:
French radio/club DJ, vinyl record collector, and record label owner, based in London, UK.

Born: 28 September 1964 in Caen, France.

Although British raised, living in London from a young age, his family is originally of French-Swiss extraction, and he remains solely a French citizen – accordingly holding an honorary MBE, awarded in 2004. Involved in many labels throughout his career, from early involvement with Acid Jazz (the label and scene, coined by him during an early DJ event), through Talkin' Loud (along with Japanese offshoot Brownswood Records), and latterly with his own label Brownswood Recordings (named after his "Brownswood Basement" radio show specials; playing old, often rare, vinyl from his massive collection – as stored at his basement studio address in north London), and from 2020 a reissue label called Arc Records.

Peterson garnered attention through his various radio shows, with the Somethin' Else production company produced show for BBC Radio 1 called "Worldwide" being the biggest, broadcast since 1998 to present day (later transferring to BBC 6 Music). Also an additional variation of Worldwide, made and syndicated internationally, has made him one of the most syndicated radio DJs ever.

Such radio attention has lead to global DJ gigs, across Europe, Japan/the Far East, Australasia, the US, and beyond. An early gig was his own "Talkin' Loud Sayin' Something" event (named after the similarly titled James Brown track) at Camden venue Dingwalls, c.1980s to c.1991, with partner DJ Patrick Forge was influential on the UK Jazzdance scene, where fast jazz and latin records were played to an enthusiastic full-on crowd of dancers.

Peterson is also well known for releasing compilations throughout his career, having access to rare/hard-to-find records and unsigned artists, thus able to share such finds with a wider audience. While from the mid-2000s onwards, he's increasingly foraged into remixing and original production work, while continuing his DJ commitments.
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Albums

560 100-2 Worldwide Programme 1 — Gilles Peterson Gilles Peterson Worldwide Programme 1 (Comp) Talkin' Loud 560 100-2 Australia 2000 Sell This Version
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SuALBCD 5 Southport Weekender — Gilles Peterson Gilles Peterson Southport Weekender (Comp) suSU SuALBCD 5 UK 2003 Sell This Version
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ETHCD007 The BBC Sessions Vol. 1 — Gilles Peterson Gilles Peterson The BBC Sessions Vol. 1 (Album) Ether Records (3), BBC, BBC Radio 1 ETHCD007 UK 2005 Sell This Version
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BRC-263 Remixed — Gilles Peterson Gilles Peterson Presents Havana Cultura* Gilles Peterson Presents Havana Cultura* - Remixed (Album) Brownswood Recordings BRC-263 Japan 2010 Sell This Version
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BWOOD0218LP MV4 — Gilles Peterson Gilles Peterson MV4 (Album) Brownswood Recordings BWOOD0218LP UK 2020 Sell This Version
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Singles & EPs

GPHCD001CD Gilles Peterson Presents Havana Cultura* Gilles Peterson Presents Havana Cultura* - New Cuba Sound EP(CD, EP, Promo) Brownswood Recordings GPHCD001CD UK 2009 Sell This Version
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BWOOD052 Remixed — Gilles Peterson Gilles Peterson Presents Havana Cultura* Gilles Peterson Presents Havana Cultura* - Remixed(12", Ltd, Smplr, Whi) Brownswood Recordings BWOOD052 UK 2010 Sell This Version
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PCR054 Havana Cultura (Remixes) — Gilles Peterson Gilles Peterson Presents Havana Cultura* Gilles Peterson Presents Havana Cultura* - Havana Cultura (Remixes)(12", EP) Poets Club Records PCR054 Germany 2011 Sell This Version
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Compilations

064 749-1 Impressed With Gilles Peterson — Gilles Peterson Gilles Peterson Impressed With Gilles Peterson (Comp) Universal Classics & Jazz 064 749-1 Europe 2002 Sell This Version
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063 116-2 Worldwide Programme 2 — Gilles Peterson Gilles Peterson Worldwide Programme 2 (Comp) Talkin' Loud 063 116-2 Australia 2002 Sell This Version
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TTDJCS 050, CDTRIX 114 Eclectic Sessions Vol. 2 — Gilles Peterson Gilles Peterson Eclectic Sessions Vol. 2 (Comp) Trust The DJ TTDJCS 050, CDTRIX 114 Slovenia 2003 Sell This Version
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none Worldwide Programme 3 — Gilles Peterson Gilles Peterson Worldwide Programme 3 (Comp) Talkin' Loud none Denmark 2003 Sell This Version
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CDSOL-1086 Shibuya Jazz Classics - Gilles Peterson Collection - Trio Issue — Gilles Peterson Gilles Peterson Shibuya Jazz Classics - Gilles Peterson Collection - Trio Issue (Comp) Solid Records (6) CDSOL-1086 Japan 2003 Sell This Version
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9819310 Worldwide Exclusives! — Gilles Peterson Gilles Peterson Worldwide Exclusives! (Comp) Talkin' Loud 9819310 Australia 2004 Sell This Version
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982 197 0 Impressed 2 With Gilles Peterson — Gilles Peterson Gilles Peterson Impressed 2 With Gilles Peterson (Comp) Universal 982 197 0 UK 2004 Sell This Version
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none Gilles Peterson In Brazil — Gilles Peterson Gilles Peterson Gilles Peterson In Brazil (Comp) Ether Records (3) none UK 2004 Sell This Version
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LHCD047 Gilles Peterson Digs America (Brownswood U.S.A.) — Gilles Peterson Gilles Peterson Gilles Peterson Digs America (Brownswood U.S.A.) (Comp) Luv N' Haight LHCD047 US 2005 Sell This Version
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ETHV 003 BBC Sessions — Gilles Peterson Gilles Peterson BBC Sessions(12", Comp, Smplr) Ether Records (3) ETHV 003 UK 2005 Sell This Version
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none Brasil - The Rhythm And Art Of Movement — Gilles Peterson Gilles Peterson Brasil - The Rhythm And Art Of Movement(CDr, Comp) Nike none UK 2005 Sell This Version
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MOST 1009, none Petit Dejeuner Au Lit! — Gilles Peterson Gilles Peterson Petit Dejeuner Au Lit!(CD, Comp, Sli) Most Records, Habitat (2) MOST 1009, none UK 2005 Sell This Version
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0602517044401 Pure Fire! A Gilles Peterson Impulse! Collection — Gilles Peterson Gilles Peterson Pure Fire! A Gilles Peterson Impulse! Collection (Comp) Impulse! 0602517044401 Europe 2006 Sell This Version
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RR0058CD The Kings Of Jazz — Gilles Peterson Gilles Peterson & Jazzanova Gilles Peterson & Jazzanova - The Kings Of Jazz (Comp) Rapster Records, BBE, BBE RR0058CD Germany 2006 Sell This Version
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ETHLP 010 Back In Brazil — Gilles Peterson Gilles Peterson Back In Brazil (Comp) Ether Records (3) ETHLP 010 UK 2006 Sell This Version
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ETHCD 012 Sunday Afternoon At Dingwalls (Classic Moves And Grooves From The Legendary Club) — Gilles Peterson Gilles Peterson & Patrick Forge Gilles Peterson & Patrick Forge - Sunday Afternoon At Dingwalls (Classic Moves And Grooves From The Legendary Club) (Comp) Ether Records (3) ETHCD 012 UK 2006 Sell This Version
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LHLP056 Gilles Peterson Digs America 2 (Searching At The End Of An Era) — Gilles Peterson Gilles Peterson Gilles Peterson Digs America 2 (Searching At The End Of An Era) (Comp) Luv N' Haight LHLP056 US 2007 Sell This Version