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Since he ran a pirate radio station out of his back garden shed in south London during his teens Gilles Peterson has devoted his life to promoting the jazz spirit and its contemporary urban manifestations around the world. As a DJ he initially honed his skills and deep knowledge in the tough, jazz dance atmosphere of the Electric Ballroom, before starting the legendary Talkin' Loud & Saying Something sessions at Dingwalls. His Talkin Loud record label boasted artists as diverse as Incognito and 4 Hero, while his new label, Brownswood Recordings, last year released the critically acclaimed debut from Ben Westbeech, who will join Gilles for this show. Widely acclaimed as a musical tastemaker, spreading his influence on music listeners around the world through his worldwide radio show on Radio 1, you can expect Gilles to play jazz ,nu-jazz, funk, soul, neo soul, quality R&B to drum and bass, house, broken beat, hip-hop, jazz-funk, latin, bossa nova, samba and beyond. In his own words, it's about 'joining the dots'.