Gilles Peterson is hands down my favorite DJ. I used to just go straight to http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio1/gillespeterson, and any day of the week, anywhere in the world, I could just slap on some of the best in downtempo, latin, funk, soul, hip hop, electronica, world, jazz, and whatever other beats were fresh on the menu.
Sadly, that is no longer the case. No more new shows on BBC1, and his old gems are on lockdown. Shame on you, BBC.
But, I’m grateful for Gilles’ exemplary taste in music, a John Peel of our day, in a more niche kind of way, perhaps. The man has introduced me to many a fabulous artist to appreciate.
I’m also grateful for this show that’s available right now on BBC6 – two hours of tasty tunage, check the selection out!