Gilles Peterson Podcasts - Coming Soon

Gilles Peterson's bearing on popular culture cannot be overstated: his inexorable passion for untapped music - be it obscure jazz, global fusion, pioneering hip-hop, fiery Brazilliana or urban soul - has seen him rightly and universally deemed one of the most critical DJs and broadcasters in the world.

A former barrow boy, pirate radio pioneer, Talkin' Loud chief, and the man who spearheaded the UK house and acid-jazz scenes, Peterson's weekly BBC Radio 1 Worldwide show remains a critical touchstone for music lovers the globe over.

Gilles' fascination with, and championing of, Brazilian music and culture continues afoot with his new 'Back in Brazil' compilation - the follow-up to his vital 'In Brazil' release. To celebrate the launch of TrocaBrahma and his own ‘Back to Brazil’ compilation Gilles Peterson has created a series of six Brasilian podcasts, available throughout Summer 2006, exploring the culture and music of Brasil, downloadable from -> here <-.

Also, according to Gilles' blog, in a few weeks his website will be up and happening.
The idea is to create a space for my old and current radio shows to be available as pod casts. There'll be a bloggers section which will feature the likes of Karl Injex, Rainer Truby, DJ Debra and others.
Will keep you informed on when this goes live, in the meantime, you can check out Gilles most recent show at

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What is Acid Jazz?

Acid jazz (also known as club jazz) is a musical genre that combines elements of soul music, funk, disco, particularly looping beats and modal harmony. It developed over the 1980s and 1990s and could be seen as tacking the sound of jazz-funk onto electronic dance/pop music.

The compositions of groups such as The Brand New Heavies and Incognito often feature chord structures usually associated with Jazz music. The Heavies in particular were known in their early years for beginning their songs as catchy pop and rapidly steering them into jazz territory before "resolving" the composition and thus not losing any pop listeners but successfully "exposing" them to jazz elements in "baby steps".

The acid jazz "movement" is also seen as a "revival" of jazz-funk or jazz fusion or soul jazz by leading DJs such as Norman Jay or Gilles Peterson or Patrick Forge, also known as "rare groove crate diggers".