Sound Of The City London (Compiled By Gilles Peterson)
Series of 5 geographic-based CDs from 1999. "Gilles has championed a truly global musical perspective by for the past 20 years. Gilles joined Radio 1 in 1998. Not only does he 'join the dots' between artists, producers and styles, but he's a DJ who places equal legitimacy on a Max Roach album and a Jig Master's 12". With WorldWide now broadcast in 15 countries from New Zealand to Croatia to Nigeria to the USA to Cyprus, his popularity and message can only grow. Brought up among the South London suburban soul scene in the early eighties, Gilles would avidly listen to listening to Level 42, Earth Wind & Fire, Central Line and the heavier, deeper pirate stations such as Radio Invicta. This inspired him to set up his own station -- literally an aerial suspended between a tree and a phone box -- playing an eclectic mix of jazz, funk, reggae, soul and early electro. With this compilation he presents his view about London." Artists include: The Cinematic Orchestra, Pnu Riff, Hefne, Urban Species, Circulation, Tim Hardin, Jeffrey Darnell, Da Lata, Interfearance, Reprazent, and Talvin Singh.