We’re thrilled to announce that Somethin’ Else will be producing Gilles Peterson’s brand new, prime time show on BBC Radio 6 Music from April.
Every Saturday afternoon between 3-6pm, Gilles will be bringing his unique musical blend to the 6 Music airwaves, joining the dots between jazz, funk, soul, hip hop and global beats. As well as big name interviews and regular live performances, Gilles’ will also be celebrating his rich heritage with a mix of archive sessions and rare tunes from the far corners of his record collection.
Somethin’ Else has a long history with Gilles; back in 1998 we bought his groundbreaking ‘Worldwide’ show to BBC Radio 1 where it remained for 13 years and we’ve syndicated his programmes across the world from America to Japan.
Naturally we’re ecstatic to be continuing working with Gilles on the next stage of his radio journey, and we’re looking to putting him at the heart of the 6 Music schedule.
Gilles says: “I feel extremely lucky and privileged to be joining BBC Radio 6 Music after 13 years on Radio 1. The level of music appreciation by the presenters and listeners is really exciting for me and I’m sure there’s much i can learn to aid me and continue the journey I’ve been on since my pirate radio days. I feel like I’m coming home before I’ve even been there.”
CEO Jez Nelson says “As well as being a good friend Gilles is one of my all time favourite broadcasters. He has an incredible ear for music and has an innate sense of how to programme it. I’ve been working with him for 25 years now – scary but also a thing of great pride. 6 music feels a natural home for him in 2012.”
Gilles Peterson on BBC Radio 6 Music begins on Saturday April 7 at 1500.