Widely acclaimed as a musical tastemaker, Gilles Peterson’s sound is equally experimental and danceable, expertly blending the cream of the timeless with the new breed to unequalled effect. His compilation, Gilles Presents Brownside Bubblers Five, provided a platform for emerging talent and the best of his own DJ sets and playlists and his love of Cuban music was compiled in 2010’s Havana Cultura release. gillespetersonworldwide.com
As a mainstay of the Heavenly Social night in the 90s Sean used to be the tour DJ for Paul Weller and Oasis (and even appeared on the cover of ‘What’s The Story (Morning Glory)’. In 2005 his BBC London show yielded a regular slot called Guilty Pleasures which was so popular he turned it into one of the biggest London club phenomenons of recent times which still sells out Koko every month. Sean also now hosts the radio show The Joy Of Music where he plays everything from the Fleet Foxes to Fairport Convention.
Soul Jazz Soundsystem
The shop, the label, the publisher, the DJs...Soul Jazz have always been purveyors of black music in the capital be it reggae, dancehall, Brazilian, funk, soul, hip hop, afro beat and dubstep. The DJ arm has been going nearly as long as the two decade strong label itself and regularly tours the world.
BBC 6 Music’s breakfast host Keaveny has impeccable taste in music and you can hear everything from The Smiths, Bon Iver, Emmy The Great and Prince over your cornflakes.
Dig It Soundsystem
The Dig It Sound System is the legendary mobile party bicycle with pedal powered woofers and tweeters, with resident DJ’s Danny C and Matty G playing an eclectic mix of decades and decades and decades of vinyl jump up old school music, guaranteed to get Apple Carters smiling!