Fania DJ Series: Gilles Peterson

2-CD Released On: Feb 12, 2008
Released By: Fania Records

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The Series

Fania International DJ Series represents some of the best talent from around the world presenting the legendary sound of Fania Records.

Each CD brings a new perspective to theFania library, mixing soul, tumbao, Latin jazz and more in a way that's retro and original. Listen as the talent of today pays homage to the greats of the past.

The City

London, UK

The DJ

Gilles Peterson is an influential DJ and record-label owner from London, UK. Through his labels Acid Jazz and Talkin' Loud he has been associated with the careers of countless well-known artists of the 1990s such as Erykah Badu and Tony Rich plus jk. He is also well known as a radio DJ: he used to have a radio show on London's Kiss FM dance music station, but was recruited to the BBC's youth-oriented Radio 1 in 1998. Peterson is known for his eclectic musical selections. Though not as "anything goes" as the late John Peel, he plays anything from dub and reggae through jazz, nu-jazz, soul, neo soul, R&B to drum and bass, house, broken beat, hip-hop and Jazz-funk. Widely acclaimed as a musical tastemaker, spreading his influence on music listeners around the world mostly through his Worldwide radio show, on BBC Radio 1 which is also broadcast live from the Radio 1 website as well as syndicated to radio stations all around the world.