Gilles Peterson
DJ

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Birthday
28, 1964
Birthplace
France
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthplace
France

About

Franco-Swiss DJ and record label owner known for fusing jazz with contemporary music to introduce it to a club environment. In 2013 he won an AIM Independent Music Award for Indie Champion.

Before Fame

He got his start on pirate radio and went on to DJ at several popular stations in London.

Trivia

The radio station WordWide FM in Grand Theft Auto was based on his actual shows, WorldWide on BBC Radio 1 and WorldWide International.

Family Life

He had two sons, Oliver and Luc, with his wife, Atsuko Peterson.

Associated With

He was influential in jump-starting the careers of several prominent singers, including Erykah Badu.