Gilles Peterson (Brownswood Records/ Talkin' Loud)
Satyen ( OHM Records)
Dubai’s first and only weekly night dedicated to old school eclecticism – iLL Communications features hip hop, funk, soul, house, reggae and everything else in between with a superb lineup of international DJs performing every Thursday at The Rooftop - a premium outdoor venue at the Souk Madinat Jumeirah. Artists that have graced the stage in the past include the prolific DJ Yoda, Jazzie B (Soul II Soul), Toshio Matsuura and Tom Middleton and many more.
April lineup includes radio heavyweight and beat connoisseur Gilles Peterson who will be spinning his signature set of latin infused acid jazz at iLL Communications on 9th April, 2009. As a well recognized musical tastemaker, he spreads his influence on music listeners through WorldWide radio show celebrating 10 years on BBC Radio 1 now broadcasted in 15 countries from New Zealand, Croatia, Nigeria, USA to Cyprus. Gilles Peterson is a DJ, record collector and a three record label owner (Acid Jazz, Talkin’ Loud and Brownswood) from London, UK. Brought up among the South London suburban soul scene in the early eighties, Gilles would listen 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 - an aerial suspended between a tree and a phone box - playing an eclectic mix of jazz, funk, reggae, soul and early electro. Over the years Gilles had collected so many records he had to move to a bigger house to fit all his records. He has come along way since then by being associated with the careers of countless well-known artists such as Erykah Badu, Tony Rich, Jamiroquai and from United Future Organization.
He has also hosted his Gilles Peterson's Worldwide Awards every year, the awards are an annual celebration of all the best new music that has come through every year on Gilles' Radio 1 show, with some of the best new acts performing on the night. He continues to be a breath of fresh air on the dance floors of the world and on this special night he will be playing unique selection of music that is rarely heard elsewhere.
iLL Communications is hosted by OHM Events – who is responsible for introducing thousands of people in the region and around the world to the most forward thinking music and artists such as Sven Vath, Jazzanova, Laurent Garnier, Kruder and Dorphmeister, Nitin Sawheney and many more.
Doors Open 10 pm - 3 am. Limited tickets are available at OHM Records Store, timeouttickets.com and at the Entrance. Entry Price: AED 100/- For More Information and Table Reservations, Please Call
Kumar Asnani: 0507258277 or email: [email protected]