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Gilles is back in the studio with a whole heap of musical vitamins, joining the musical dots between soul, hip hop, house, afro, electronica, jazz and beyond. This week Gilles talks in depth to Detroit based producer Theo Parrish about his life in music and his recent live shows in London and Manchester.

Born in Washington, raised in Chicago and now residing in Detroit, Theo Parrish is one of the most respected producers in the scene. He began spinning records at the tender age of 13, citing Miles Davis, Stevie Wonder and George Gershwin as musical inspirations. Fast-forward nearly two decades and he has his own label, Sound Signature, is synonymous for his genre-spanning DJ sets around the world and has worked with a whole heap of musicians from Amp Fiddler to Moodymann.

Aside from chatting about his musical career and his recent live project, Theo brings a selection of tunes including some influences and hot-off-the-press new bits.

This week Gilles is back in the studio for another Saturday afternoon mix up selection, joining the musical dots between soul, hip hop, house, afro, electronica, jazz and beyond, in his own inimitable style.

This week, Gilles is joined by 18-year-old Atlanta songwriter Raury to talk about his recent release, Indigo Child. He also discusses his musical influences and his recent work on the new SBTRKT album.

Gilles is back in the studio for another Saturday afternoon mix up selection, joining the musical dots between soul, hip hop, house, afro, electronica, jazz and beyond, in his own inimitable style. This week he is joined by French/Cuban musical duo, Ibeyi. The sisters, Lisa-Kaindé and Naomi Diaz, are the daughters of Cuban Percussionist Anga Diaz; they talk through some of their tracks and about their forthcoming debut album.

Gilles is back in the studio with a whole heap of musical vitamins, joining the musical dots between soul, hip hop, house, afro, electronica, jazz and beyond.

This week he is joined by the principle architect of P-Funk, George Clinton, ahead of the London leg of his world tour. As part of the legendary groups Parliament and Funkadelic, George Clinton revolutionised R&B in the 1970's, ruling the charts with over 40 hit singles and three albums.

In this special programme, Gilles talks in depth to the funk legend about his life in music and his latest projects.

This week he is joined by Chaka Khan, whose career has spanned four decades, beginning in the 1970s as the front woman and focal point of the funk band Rufus. Often dubbed the Queen of Funk, Khan has won ten Grammys and has sold an estimated 70 million records worldwide.

In this rare interview Gilles talks in depth to the Queen of Funk about her back catalogue and her eventful life in music.

This week Gilles is joined in the studio by John Wizards, a group hailing from Cape Town, South Africa. The six piece band combine electronic sounds with more traditional African influences, and the success of their self-titled debut album has led to their touring extensively across Europe alongside Mount Kimbie and Jagwar Ma. Plus, there's new music from Robert Glasper, Falty DL, Soleance and Christian Rich, and a Do Over featuring Ronnie Laws and MF Doom on the show!

Gilles is joined in the studio by John Wizards, a group hailing from Cape Town.

Gilles joins the dots between soul, hip hop, house, Afro, electronica, jazz and beyond. This week Gilles spins some vinyl gems that he picked up at Record Store Day including a previously un-released Grace Jones track and new music from Jamie xx, Moonchild and Martyn featuring Four Tet.

Tom Ravenscroft sits in for Gilles Peterson to join the musical dots in his own inimitable style.

This week Gilles has a three-way Bloodlines feature connecting Detroit producer DJ Andres with his Cuban percussionist father, and grandfather! There's a Do Over of a Barry White classic re-interpreted by Exile, as well as brand new music from Four Tet, Machinedrum, Lauryn Hill, and The Internet. Plus there are old school gems from Morgana King, Tito Puente and Brand Nubian. If that wasn't enough, Gilles goes disco for twenty minutes with re-edits of some classics from Donny Hathaway, Patrice Rushen and Teena Marie.

Gilles celebrates the iconic bandleader and composer Sun Ra with a special session from The Arkestra recorded at the BBC's Maida Vale studios.

Sun Ra would have been 100 years old this May. He had a hugely prolific career and was seen as one of the most controversial jazz musicians of all time. His cosmic philosophies and eclectic style made him a pioneer of Afrofuterism and his music and philosophies still continue to influence a whole raft of today's musicians.

From the mid-1950s to his death in 1993, Sun Ra led The Arkestra; an ensemble with an ever-changing name and flexible line-up where certain core members remained with the group through its various incarnations. The Arkestra is now under the directorship of 90 year-old Marshall Allen.

In this special programme the influential collective play a selection of live pieces recorded at the BBC's Maida Vale studios for BBC Radio 6 Music and BBC Radio 3, alongside a selection of Gilles' key Sun Ra choices.

Gilles is joined by Stanley Cowell and Charles Tolliver – musicians and founders of the legendary NY label Strata-East.

Plus GP's album of the week comes from Compton rapper Kendrick Lamar, with To Pimp A Butterfly.

This week Gilles has a session recorded at Maida Vale studios with psychedelic soul band, The Stepkids. Having formed in 2009 and hailing from Connecticut, this month they are touring to coincide with the release their sophomore album, 'Troubadour' on Stonesthrow Recordings. Gilles chats with the three-piece as they record the session, finding out more about the new record. Plus, there's plenty of new music alongside some re-discovered classics.

Gilles has a session from psychedelic soul band The Stepkids recorded at Maida Vale.

Gilles is back in the studio for another Saturday afternoon mix up selection, joining the musical dots between soul, hip hop, house, afro, electronica, jazz and beyond, in his own inimitable style.

This week he is joined by Seattle-based experimental hip-hop group Shabazz Palaces who perform a selection of tracks, including music from their new album Lese Majesty.

The group is lead by Ishmael Butler, originally of the jazz/hip hop group Digable Planets, who released their debut album Reachin' (A New Refutation of Time and Space) in 1993. Fast forward nearly two decades and Butler releases the Shabazz Palaces' universally acclaimed label debut Black Up in 2011.

The collective have had support across 6 Music from Gilles and Lauren Laverne, for who they did a session for a when their last album arrived.

This week Gilles is back in the studio celebrating his second birthday on 6 Music, with a Saturday afternoon mix up selection joining the musical dots between soul, hip hop, house, afro, electronica, jazz and beyond.

This week he is joined by singer and multi-instrumentalist, Rosie Lowe, for a live session. Originally from Devon, Rosie now lives in London. Her debut EP, the Dave Okumu and Kwes produced "Right Thing", arrived at the tail end of last year and was supported across 6 Music by Gilles, 6 Mix and Lauren Laverne.

In this programme she is joined by her live band and performs two live tracks and also chats about what's on the horizon.

This week he chats to film director Elaine Constantine about her favourite Northern Soul records, ahead of the release of the film 'Northern Soul' featuring Steve Coogan, John Thomson, Lisa Stansfield and Ricky Tomlinson. Gilles and Elaine go back to back on some classics and hidden gems from that golden era.

Gilles is back in the studio with a whole heap of musical vitamins, joining the musical dots between soul, hip hop, house, afro, electronica, jazz and beyond. This week there is live music from Japanese 5-piece, Hex. Jamie Cullum had a full session on his Radio 2 show and got the band to record an exclusive extra track for Gilles.

Aside from the live music, our Album of the Week comes from Blue Note's Otis Brown III and there are new tracks from FKA Twigs, Homeboy Sandman and Jarrod Lawson.

Gilles provides the Saturday mix-up selection with a Manchester flavour, ahead of the 6 Music Festival. Mr Scruff provides a rare guestmix and Gilles picks out some of his favourite North West tracks from Lamb, 808 State, Marcus Intalex, Chapter and The Verse and J Walk.

There's also a spotlight on his Album of the Week, which is Moodymann's new self-titled offering.

Gilles is back with the Saturday mix up selection, joining the dots between soul, hip hop, house, afro and jazz. This week he is joined by Belgian singer, Melanie de Biasio for a 6 Music session.

Following her performance at this year's Cheltenham Jazz Fesitval, Melanie plays some live tracks from No Deal, her first album in six years.

This week he talks to American songwriter Matthew E White about his new album, Fresh Blood.

Mary Anne keeps the hot seat hot, and invites two of the world's most important young artists to help her - hear exclusive mixes from Nils Frahm (Erased Tapes) and Julia Holter (Domino Record Co).

Frahm is a German pianist and composer based in Berlin. During his childhood he was taught to play by Nahum Brodski, a student of the last scholar of Tchaikovsky.

Holter is a mind-blowing Los Angeles performer who draws inspiration from Greek Tragedy, classic Hollywood musicals, and found sound.

Trust these two amazing performers to bring a unique, considered, jazzy atmosphere to your Saturday afternoon.

Gilles is back for another Saturday afternoon mix up selection, joining the musical dots. This week Gilles is joined by artist and musician, Lonnie Holley, for a session at the 6 Music studios.

Lonnie Holley was the 7th child out of 27 to be born to his parents in Birmingham, Alabama. His upbringing was poor and he began working when his was five as a litter-picker at a drive in cinema. He began to create artworks from sandstone in his late 20's and his work has developed to include sculpture, paintings and more recently, music. His lyrics and music are heavily based on improvisation and can change with each performance. His first album 'Just Before Music' appeared in 2012, followed 12 months later by a second album, 'Keeping A Record Of It'.

In this programme Lonnie performs three tracks and speaks to Gilles about his fascinating life.

Gilles is back for another Saturday mix up selection and this week, celebrates the 2014 London Jazz Festival. In its 22nd year, the annual celebration of jazz music takes to the capital for ten days of stand out performances.

Gilles catches up with legendary bassist and four-time Grammy winner Stanley Clarke to talk about his career and French producer Chassol. He also plays tracks from some of the names playing at this year's event and celebrates some of the jazz artists we've been supporting on the show this year.

Gilles is joined by London-based trio London Grammar, who play a session.

Gilles is back for another Saturday afternoon mix up selection, joining the musical dots between soul, hip hop, house, afro, electronica, jazz and beyond.

This week he is joined in conversation and in session by UK trio, London Grammar. Gilles has supported the band, alongside other 6 Music presenters such as Mary Anne Hobbs and Lauren Laverne, since the release of their debut EP, Metal and Dust, which appeared back in February. Following a busy summer of festival appearances, including Glastonbury, Secret Garden Party and Bestival, they still managed to find time to release their debut album If You Wait in September.

Gilles is back in the studio for another Saturday mix up selection and this week is joined by London-based MC Little Simz, who drops by for a freestyle and to play some tracks from her new mixtape E.D.G.E.

There are also two Significant Albums to focus on; the first is the new release from Chicago drummer Makaya McCraven and the second comes from Hip Hop producer Guts.

This week Gilles is joined by British techno legend Kirk Degiorgio, who drops by to chat about his forthcoming album, SambaTek - a collision of traditional Brazilian batucada percussion and techno. Also in the show there's a double Do Over, joining the dots between Dionne Warwick's 'Walk On By' and 'Walk The Way You Talk' with big new remix releases from Osunlade and Exist. Plus, Gilles has brand new music from Elvis Costello's collaboration with The Roots, alongside cuts from Janelle Monae, SCNTST, Gregory Porter and James Pants. Of course, all this comes with a serving of jazz treats and a brief visit to the Secret Waltz Club along the way.

To reflect 6 Music at the Hay on Wye festival, Gilles has a special session from MC and poet, Kate Tempest.

Starting out when she was in her mid-teens, Kate has come a long way since rapping at strangers on night buses; with a play, books and a new album under her belt.

Her debut album, with the band Sound of Rum, arrived in 2011 and since then she has supported the likes of Billy Bragg, Femi Kuti and John Cooper Clarke. Her latest musical offering comes in the shape of Everybody Down, a new solo album which is out soon.

In addition, Gilles will also be residing over the usual Saturday afternoon mix up selection, joining the musical dots between soul, hip hop, house, afro, electronica, jazz and beyond, in his own inimitable style.

Gilles is live in the studio this week, joined by an old friend, Alex Barck of Jazzanova fame. The two discuss Alex's debut solo album, 'Reunion', as well as new forthcoming projects on his label, Sonar Kollektiv. Gilles has a stack of new music from his travels in Japan and China, including new Jun Miyake, hip hop from MadPete, and a 15-year-old jazz prodigy! Plus, there's a quality album of the week from Miron and E entitled 'Cold Game', brand new hiphop from Mac Miller's alias, upfront house from Ashley Beedle, and an old-school gem from Don Blackman and Weldon Irvine.

Gilles joins the musical dots from soul and hip hop to electronica, jazz and beyond.

This week Gilles is back in the studio for another Saturday afternoon mix up selection, joining the musical dots between soul, hip hop, house, afro, electronica, jazz and beyond, in his own inimitable style. This week he is joined for a session by US soul singer Jarrod Lawson.

Jarrod, hailing from Portland, Oregon has shared the stage with the likes of Bilal, Average White Band and has even played at Stevie Wonder's birthday party. In this programme he performs three tracks, which were recorded at the BBC's Maida Vale studios, ahead of his debut show at the legendary Ronnie Scott's in London at the end of October.

This week Gilles puts together a mix of some of his favourite Italian cinema soundtracks as part of the BBC's Sound of Cinema season, featuring music from greats such as Ennio Morricone, Riz Ortolani and Piero Umiliani. These composers were famed for their lush soundtracks to primarily European films throughout the 1960s, with some of them crossing over to Hollywood in the 1970s. Their influence remains strong today, with many of their scores being reused in modern films such as Kill Bill and Django Unchained.

Gilles is back in the studio for another Saturday afternoon mix-up selection, featuring an interview with Kon.

Having been working on projects in South America for the last few weeks, Gilles returns to 6 Music for his first show of 2014 and is armed with a whole heap of music from his travels.

This week's Featured Album is by Belgian artist Melanie de Baissio, The Internet are in session from the hub, plus there's brand new music from Nick Mulvey, Acid Arab and Bishop Nehru (produced by Disclosure).

Join him for another Saturday afternoon mix up selection where he joins the musical dots between soul, hip hop, house, afro, electronica, jazz and beyond, in his own inimitable style.

As part of 6 Music Celebrates South America, Gilles delves into his record collection and provides a musical journey around the continent, from Brazilian samba, to Venezuelan merengue via tango, bossa nova and bachata. Gilles takes his usual Saturday mix-up selection and gives it a sunshine flavour to explore both old classics and new music from South America.

This week he is joined on the phone by LA producer Steven Ellison aka Flying Lotus, who drops by to talk about his new album You're Dead. The Brainfeeder label boss is releasing his 5th album as Flying Lotus this October and has given Gilles a first play of one of the tracks, featuring the legendary Herbie Hancock.

Gilles is back for another Saturday afternoon mix up selection, featuring Fatima in session.

Gilles is back for another Saturday afternoon mix up selection, joining the musical dots between soul, hip hop, house, afro, electronica, jazz and beyond. This week he chats to New York based producer FaltyDL who's new release, In The Wild, appears on 6 Music as an Album of the Day this week.

FaltyDL aka Drew Lustman's first EP Bravery appeared in 2009 on the Planet Mu label. Since then, he has released three albums with the last offering being 2013's Hardcourage. Aside from his own music, he has remixed a whole heap of artists including Seun Kuti, The xx, Scuba and Mount Kimbie. In this programme he takes time out of his busy DJing schedule to chat to Gilles about his forthcoming projects.

Gilles is back in the studio for another Saturday afternoon mix up selection and this week he is joined by Dorian Concept Trio for a live session.

The trio is lead by Viennese-born, multi-instrumentalist and producer Oliver Thomas Johnson, aka Dorian Concept. Having been supported by Gilles back in the Radio 1 days, various tracks from his latest album, Joined Ends, have also been featured on Gilles' 6 Music show over recent months. This week's show gives you the chance to hear those tracks in a live setting, with the other two thirds of the trio made up of Cid Rim and The Clonious.

This week Gilles is joined in the studio by Kon, a DJ and producer from Boston, whose disco re-edits have been a big hit on the show in recent years. This year he releases his debut album of original work entitled 'On My Way' and chats to Gilles about the project, before selecting a couple of his favourite re-edits to play on the show. Gilles also has a first play of Lee Gamble's new Mount Kimbie remix, new music from Danny Brown, Marcus Intalex, and Andrew Ashong alongside classics from Kenny Garrett, Robert Wyatt and Gary Bartz.

This week Gilles is joined by US jazz bassist Derrick Hodge. Originally from Philadelphia, Hodge is a singer/songwriter/producer who has worked with hip hop royalty, including luminaries such as Common, Q Tip, Kanye West and Timbaland to name a few, but he first rose to fame as a performer in his own right, playing alongside Robert Glasper in The Experiment, fusing jazz with hip hop, to great critical acclaim. Gilles and Derrick discuss the debut solo album, 'Live Today', which is forthcoming on the legendary Blue Note Recordings label and features Common, Robert Glasper and drummer Chris Dave.

There's a double Do Over this week, making the connection between De La Soul and Parliament, and there's a unexpected link between Rod Stewart and Jorge Ben. Plus, Gilles plays the unheard session track from last week's Mount Kimbie live session, and features London Grammar's new LP as album of the week. And of course, there's new music from Willis Earl Beal, Earl Sweatshirt, Robert Glasper and Alex Barck alongside classics from Max Roach, Pharaoh Sanders and Milton Nascimento.

This week Gilles is joined by US jazz bassist Derrick Hodge.

Originally from Philadelphia, Hodge is a bassist, singer/songwriter and producer, who has worked on stage and in the studio with hip hop royalty, including luminaries such as Common, Q Tip, Kanye West and Timbaland to name a few, but he first rose to fame as a performer in his own right, playing alongside Robert Glasper in The Experiment, fusing jazz with hip hop, to great critical acclaim.

Gilles and Derrick discuss the forthcoming debut solo album, 'Live Today', which is forthcoming on the legendary Blue Note Recordings label and features notable contributors such as Common, Robert Glasper and drummer Chris Dave. They talk about the motivations behind the project, and geek out about their favourite bassists!

Gilles is back with the Saturday mix up selection, joining the dots between soul, hip hop, house, afro and jazz.

Gilles continues where he left off, at the end of the first Blue Note special back in May, and delves in to his vinyl archive for another three hours of hidden gems, classic tracks and rarities from the iconic label. There are also Blue Note track selections from a variety of artists and 6 Music presenters and another chance to hear the President of Blue Note, Don Was, talk about the label's heritage.

Gilles is back for another Saturday mix up selection and this week speaks to Antonio Sanchez, composer from the Oscar winning film Birdman, about creating the film's soundtrack.

This week Gilles is back at 6 Music for another Saturday afternoon mix-up selection and joining him for a live session is British-Ghanaian musician, Andrew Ashong.

Andrew's debut release, Flowers, was released on Theo Parrish's Sound Signature imprint in mid 2012 and was subsequently chosen as Gilles' Track of the Year at the 2013 Worldwide Awards. His follow up EP, Special, arrived at the start of this year to much acclaim. His own music aside, Andrew is a vinyl-lover and is often found spinning an eclectic selection of new and old tunes across the UK and abroad.

In this programme, Andrew performs two tracks live on the show and as usual, Gilles joins the musical dots between soul, hip hop, house, afro, electronica, jazz and beyond, in his own inimitable style.

Gilles is back for another Saturday afternoon mix up selection and this week is the second All Winners show of 2013. That's three hours of the best singles and albums to have come out so far in 2013, as well as recapping some of the best re-releases/reissues and some old rediscoveries of the past 5 months. Including music from King Krule, Four Tet, Gregory Porter, Faulty DL, Matthew E White and Erykah Badu, to name a few.

Join Gilles as he celebrates the past 12 months of music and plays three hours of the best tunes from 2014; including Jarrod Lawson, Clap! Clap!, Kadhja Bonet, Shabazz Palaces, Melanie de Biasio and Raury.

Gilles Peterson presents the second All-Winners show of 2014 and picks three hours of the best singles and albums released during the past few months.

Gille returns for a Saturday afternoon mix up selection joining the musical dots between soul, hip hop, house, afro, electronica, jazz and beyond. This week is the first All Winners show of 2014, where Gilles picks three hours of the best singles and albums to have come out in 2014 so far.

This week he is focussing on two albums, one from Atlanta-based 18 year old Raury, and the second from South Africa's Julian Bahula. He also catches up on some new releases from Shafiq Husayn, Dark Sky, Shackleton and Terri Walker.

There's a special jazz focus this week; as part of Jazz on the BBC this May, Gilles looks at the legendary Blue Note records and does a mix containing some classic and hidden gems from the label.

Gilles is back in the studio for another Saturday afternoon mix-up selection, joining the musical dots between soul, hip-hop, house, afro, electronica, jazz and beyond.

Gilles is back in the studio for another Saturday afternoon mix-up selection.

Gilles is back for another Saturday afternoon mix-up selection.

Joining the musical dots.

Gilles joins the dots between soul, hip hop, house, Afro, electronica, jazz and beyond.

Joining the musical dots: soul, hip hop, house, Afro, Latin, electronica, jazz and beyond.

Following the Fight Club with Craig at last week's festival, Gilles returns to his normal Saturday afternoon slot with lots of new music.

Gilles Peterson returns for another Saturday afternoon session.

This week Gilles features upfront electronic selections, some Brazilian nuggets, as well as touching on some jazz, and taking a look at the hiphop of MF Doom under past and present guises. Plus, Gilles has a live track from The xx recorded at Maida Vale for Steve Lamacq, and in the final half hour there's a guest Backroom Babylon minimix from London production trio LV.