Gilles Peterson

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Date of Birth September 28, 1964
Place of Birth France
Age 56 years old
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Gilles Peterson

Gilles Peterson is a French-born broadcaster, DJ and record label owner in England. He has founded influential labels such as Acid Jazz and Talkin' Loud, and started his current label, Brownswood Recordings, in 2006. He was awarded an MBE in 2004, the AIM Award for Indie Champion 2013, the Mixmag Award for Outstanding Contribution To Dance Music in 2013, the PRS for Music Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music Radio in 2014, and The A&R Award from The Music Producers Guild in 2019. Throughout his career, Peterson has played a pivotal role in promoting genres such as jazz, hip-hop, and electronic music. He started his career on pirate radio stations Radio Invicta and K-Jazz, later joining legal stations in London, first the newly-founded Jazz FM, and then onto the dance music station Kiss FM. In 1998, he was hired by BBC Radio 1, and in 2012 he began hosting a three-hour Saturday afternoon programme on BBC Radio 6 Music.

Birth name: Gilles Jerome Moehrle
Born: September 28, 1964, Caen, France
Genres: Acid jazz, hip hop, soul, electronica, world, breakbeat
Occupation(s): Disc jockey, record label owner
Years active: 1986–present
Labels: Acid Jazz, Talkin' Loud, Brownswood
Website: Gilles Peterson's Official site
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About Gilles Peterson

Franco-Swiss DJ and record label owner known for fusing jazz with contemporary music to introduce it to a club environment. In 2013 he won an AIM Independent Music Award for Indie Champion.

Before Fame

He got his start on pirate radio and went on to DJ at several popular stations in London.


The radio station WordWide FM in Grand Theft Auto was based on his actual shows, WorldWide on BBC Radio 1 and WorldWide International.

Family Life

He had two sons, Oliver and Luc, with his wife, Atsuko Peterson.


He was influential in jump-starting the careers of several prominent singers, including Erykah Badu.

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Latest information about Gilles Peterson updated on January 16, 2021.

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