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Gilles Peterson: Tastemaker

If Gilles Peterson’s name is associated with a song, it’s almost certain to be hot. Whether it’s R&B, jazz, electronica or hip-hop, he’s become an international cultural force as music impresario, record producer, label owner and radio and club DJ.

He’s been in the game for more than 25 years, helping strengthen the cultural exchange between jazz music and DJ culture. Peterson’s popular weekly WorldWide show on BBC Radio-1 is built on genre-defying programming; his play lists are likely to encompass everything from jazz hero John Coltrane to electronica legend Carl Craig.

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