After strarting out on a radio pirate, and having shows on various legal London-based radio stations, most noticeably including KISS FM, he was recruited to the BBC’s youth-oriented Radio 1 where he’s presenting his Radio Show since 1998.
Widely acclaimed as musical tastemaker, he spreads his influence on msic listenners around the world through his Worlwide (BBC Radio 1) which is also broadcast live on the Radio 1 website and available for audio streaming online.
He also does another international version of the show which get syndicated to radio stations all over the world, such as Radio Nova in Paris, France and of course, Ibiza Sonica where you can listen his Worldwide every Thursday from 11H to 13H on Seekoo Web Radio.
On November 14th will be released the second volume of « HAVANA CULTURA » a double album called « HAVANA CULTURA : The search continues ». 1 CD of recorded tracks and a second one of remixes.
The « Havana Cultura » european tour will follow this release and will start on November 17th in Amsterdam.
For the second tour date, Gilles PETERSON brings the heartbeat of havana’s music underground to Brixton for one special night only. Celebrating the latest instalment in his HAVANA CULTURA album series, Gilles import an all-star cuban live Band to inject some authentic latin flavour and raw cuban rythms and reccruits none other than Masters At Work legend Louie VEGA to headline the Dj Bill, playing a special NUYorican Soul Set, not heard in the UK for many years !
Louie VEGA, who appears on this new album with the Killer «Roforofo Right remix for Gilles».
Impossible to pigeonhole and irreplaceable to the scene which he has helped build over more than 20 years, Louie Vega is the quintessential music Professional. He’s the Dj’s Dj, that name constantly thanked on an artist’s album, the one who has influenced and defined countless other Dj-producers, from today’s brightness stars to those still beat-matching in their bedrooms.