Over the past 25 years, the name Gilles Peterson has gradually become synonymous with his self-styled ‘worldwide’ sound and his eternal quest for the perfect beat. Coming from French-Swiss parentage in South London, Gilles worked his way up the greasy pole of the music industry, taking on lowly jobs at record labels and setting up his own pirate radio station, to eventually become one of the most revered tastemakers in the UK and beyond.
“The music industry declared vinyl dead. From that moment on, I had to find everything I loved on vinyl before it disappeared.” – Craig Kallman
“My record collection probably tells the story of my life better than I could in words.” – Colleen Murphy
“The thrill of the hunt that culminates with a celebration of the catch.” – Matt Mikas