The famous broadcaster and DJ Gilles Peterson gave an open interview on June 16. As founder of Worldwide FM radio, Brownswood Recordings label and an avid record collector, he spoke about his creative endeavours whilst selecting songs from his favourite records.
The public talk took place at the Sila Vinyla market at the Powerhouse club. Vinyl shops from both Moscow and St Petersburg, reputable private retailers, famous DJs and respected collectors gathered in a friendly environment to sell their vinyl records and related merchandise. .
54-year old Gilles Peterson is best known as a radio presenter, a journalist, a DJ, a festival curator, a record label boss — in short, one of the most famous tastemakers in the world. Gilles can be compared to legendary presenter John Peel in shaping the musical tastes of several British genera-tions. In his popular three-hour show on BBC Radio 6, he builds bridges between jazz, soul, funk, house, drum&bass and hip-hop, and gives a significant platform to young artists. The label Brownswood Recordings, launched by Gilles Peterson in 2006, became a symbol of quality to any-one who values ardent groove and performance mastery. Last year, Brownswood’s compilation of young British Jazz, We Out Here, became one of the most prominent albums of 2018.
The talk is part of the Future Culture professional development programme.