GILLES PETERSON JAPAN TOUR 2023
-STILL SEARCHING FOR THE PERFECT BEAT-
A key figure in the club scene since the 1980s, he has shattered the boundaries of musical genres while focusing on jazz, and has continued to have a major impact on DJs and artists around the world while connecting with many artists on the dots, and is loved by listeners. He has been a tastemaker at the forefront of music trends for nearly 40 years as a radio presenter, club DJ, artist producer, and festival organizer and curator. He has a signature weekend show on BBC Radio 6 Music. He also launched his own online radio platform, Worldwide FM, in 2016.
He has hosted the Worldwide Awards in London, the Worldwide Festival in Set, France, and launched a new festival We Out Here in the UK in 2019.
As a label owner, he runs “Brownswood Recordings” to introduce a new generation of artists, discovering and introducing new talents one after another.
As for his own work, he started STR4TA, a project with Bluey of Incognito, in 2021. He has released two albums so far. He has also published his first book, “Lockdown FM – Broadcasting In A Pandemic.
In 1990, he formed United Future Organization (U.F.O.), which released five full-length albums in 32 countries to critical acclaim.
After turning solo in 2002, he has been active as a DJ at clubs and festivals in Japan and abroad. In 2013, he launched HEX, an ongoing jazz project, and released the album “HEX” on Blue Note Records worldwide. In 2018, he released worldwide the album of TOSHIO MATSUURA GROUP, a new project featuring young musicians from the U.K. In January 2023, he will release his third compilation album for “TOKYO MOON” (interfm Friday 23:00). The third compilation album “TOKYO MOON -somewhere, not here-” was released in January 2023.
Masaki Tamura / Kazuhiro Inoue / Naoki Yoda
82 Simodutsumicho, Kawabata Marutamachi, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, 606-8396 Japan
京都市左京区川端丸太町下ル下堤町82 恵美須ビル B1F
In 2006, he starts his activities at Collage. Since 2014, he has been holding his concerts at Club Metro, a long-standing club in Kyoto. Selecting his tunes while regarding previous high-quality tunes called “rare groove” and pieces centering on the latest crossover music all on the same coaxial lines, he has been disseminating refined music and atmosphere. Inviting prominent disc jockeys and live and bebop dancers from throughout the country and collaborating with international photo exhibitions, he has kept expanding his range of activities.
2006 年 COLLAGE にて始動、2014 年から京都の老舗 Club Metro にて開催。” レア・グルー ヴ” といわれる過去の良質な楽曲や最新のクロスオーヴァー・ミュージックを中心とした楽曲を同 軸線上にとらえ選曲、良質な音楽・空間を発信し続けている。全国の著名 DJ,LIVE や BEBOP Dancer らを招待し、また国際写真展とのコラボレーション等その活動の幅を広げ続けている。