Brownswood Basement: Gilles Peterson with Triforce (Live), Ty and Valerie Etienne

First broadcast date: 21 December 2017

Gilles Peterson presents a weekly show based on his iconic Brownswood Basement.

This week Gilles is joined by Triforce for a live session, as well as British rapper, Ty, and singer Valerie Etienne.

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Made up of members Mansur Brown, Dominic Canning, Ricco Komolafe and Benjamin Appiah, Triforce is a jazz, hip-hop, funk, grime and Neo-Soul infused band from South London. Building on from the success of their debut EP, Triforce 5ive, they’ll be featuring on the upcoming Brownswood Recordings compilation, We Out Here. 

Valerie Etienne

Valerie Etienne is a vocalist and singer song-writer with a career stretching back over 25 years. Currently on tour with Jamiroquai, who she’s worked with for 17 years, Valerie has worked with some of the biggest names in music such as Bryan FerryLenny Kravitz, Omar, Leon WareMarlena ShawBill Withers and Al Jarreau . She was an original member of the group Galliano on Gilles Peterson’s Talkin’ Loud label.


Ben Chijioke, better known as British rapper Ty, is best known for his lyrical frankness and honest portrayals of everyday life. He has four successful albums under his belt, as well as a Mercury Prize nomination.



Leila – Venice Piano Jazz Situation [Unknown]
Vesce – Zender [White Label]
Sampha – Kora Sings (Mister Mitch Remix) [White Label]
RANGEr feat. Korus – Bazokonwaba [Waella’s Choice]
Theon Cross – Brockley [Brownswood Recordings]

Triforce Live //
Triforce – Watershed
Triforce – Untitled
Triforce – Walls
Triforce – Swank

Jaco Pastorious – Invitation [Warner Bros. Records]
Luli E Lucinha, O Bando – Flor Lilás [Som Livre]
Antonio Carlos Jobim ‎– Waters Of March [MCA Records]
Nst Cophie – Bian Kou [Kalita]
Binker and Moses – The Valley of the Ultra Blacks [Gearbox Records]
Groove Holmes – Killer Joe [32 Jazz]

Ty //

Ty – Groovement (Pt. 1) [Big Dada Recordings]
Ty feat. Umar Bin Hassan – Somehow, Somewhere, Someway [Kudos Records]
Sun Ra And His Solar Arkestra ‎– I Roam The Cosmos [Art Yard]
Ravage feat. Tone Jonez – Memories of You [Configuration Records]
REMI feat. Sampa The Great – For Good [House of Beige]
Children of Zeus – Tonight [First Word Records]
Amy True – Change [White Label]
Ty – Brixton Baby [White Label]

Valerie Etienne //

N.E.R.D & Rihanna – Lemon [Columbia]
Spandau Ballet – Chant No 1 (I Don’t Need This Pressure On) [Chrysalis]
Barbara Streisand – Happy Days Are Here Again [CBS]
Elton John & Kiki Dee – Don’t Go Breaking My Heart [Pepita]
Tom Waits & Crystal Gayle – Picking Up After You [Music On Vinyl]
Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong – Let’s Call The Whole Thing Off [Verve Records]
Eve feat. Gwen Stefani – Let Me Blow Ya Mind [Interscope Records]
Barbara Streisand/Donna Summer – No More Tears (Enough Is Enough) [Columbia]

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