First broadcast date: 7 December 2017
Gilles Peterson presents a weekly show based on his iconic Brownswood Basement.
MOBO Best Producer and Mercury Prize nominee M.J. Cole joins Gilles Peterson in the Brownswood Basement. His sophomore album, Sincere, which was released on Talkin’ Loud, held two top 15 tracks in the UK Singles Chart and was included in 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die. He’s collaborated with and produced for a artists as varied as AJ Tracey to Mary J. Blige, and last month released a new record, Pictures In My Head, in keeping with his garage roots.
Renaat Vandepapeliere founded R&S Records nearly 34 years ago and the label was host to an remarkable roster of electronic musicians, including Aphex Twin, Derrick May and Kenny Larkin.
However, since its relaunch in 2008 and the appointment of Andy Whittaker as the head of label it has continued in its trajectory of releasing the top tier of progressive, dynamic electronic music, representing the likes of James Blake, Pariah and Nicolas Jaar.
Since the late noughties, Andy has headed up R&S Records’ UK office. At the forefront of the label’s relaunch, Andy has been involved in many of it’s most groundbreaking releases.
Joining the R&S head honchos, is half of the cosmic coalition Acid Mondays. Formed by Negghead (who will be featuring on the show) and Lex Wolf, the duo have continued to craft their psychedelic vision of inter dimensional music.
With previous releases on Rumor Records and Warp, the electronic pair have refined their hallucinogenic house sound and have been thriving in the ever growing club scene, through sets at Circoloco, Fabric and The Warehouse Project.
Formed in 2016, Kodäma is the musical pair consisting of the melodically mellow singer Kiala Ogawa and bassist T-time.
Their music transcends an essence of mountain echoes with Kiala’s nostalgic memories from her childhood in the Japanese country side. The pair use a subtle combination of electronic and natural sounds, blending these timbres seamlessly with Kiala’s gentle voice.
Leila is a musician, producer and recording artists with a history. The Iranian born artist moved to London after the 1979 Islamic Revolution. Starting her career for labels such as Reflex Records, the IDM-influenced artist portrays a tale of soulful ambience in her personal productions.
With a numerous amount of creative adventures, Leila has collaborated and toured live with the legendary Bjork and has had previous releases on the established XL Recordings and Warp.