“If you consider the size of the town, the music’s its given us is huge.”

For his latest show on BBC Radio 6, Gilles Peterson visited Bristol for the day and explored the city’s lengthy music history with some help from drum & bass legend DJ Krust.

Seeking to trace Bristol’s modern lineage, from sound systems to post-punk, hip-hop to jungle, and onto dubstep and today’s innovators, Peterson spoke with Jabulani of Black Roots, Richard King (author of Original Rockers), Janine Rainforth of Maximum Joy, Mark Stewart of The Pop Group, DJ Krust, Mo’ Wax label boss James Lavelle, Portishead’s Geoff Barrow, Roni Size and Appleblim.

The 3-hour session is a perfect introduction to just how influential Bristol has been in shaping a UK sound in the past 40 years. And the tracklist isn’t to be frowned at either.

You can listen back for the next 30 days via the BBC’s iPlayer.

Pigbag – Papa’s Got A Brand New Pigbag
The Pop Group – Thief of Fire
Smith & Mighty – Walk On (feat. Jackie Jackson)
Massive Attack – Unfinished Sympathy
Portishead – Numb
Roni Size – Brown Paper Bag
Black Roots – Bristol Rock
Black Roots – Opportunity
Yabby U – Conquering Dub
Tapper Zukie – Tappa Zukie In Dub
Tapper Zukie – Judgement Dub​
Burning Spear – Social Living​
Maximum Joy – Let It Take You There
Rip Rig & Panic – Change Your Life
Pigbag – Papa’s Got A Brand New Pigbag
The Pop Group – Snowgirl
The Pop Group – Savage Sea​
Prince Far I & The Arabs – Dub To Africa
The Undisputed Truth – What It Is
Brass Construction – Movin’
Sex Pistols – Anarchy In The U.K.
The Clash – Police & Thieves
The Pop Group – Thief of Fire
T La Rock – It’s Yours
Malcolm X – No Sell Out
The Wild Bunch – Tearing Down The Avenue
Double Trouble – Stoop Rap (South Bronx Mix)
Wild Style Allstars – Military Cut Instrumental
Wild Style Allstars – B Boy Instrumental
Fresh 4 – Wishing On A Star (feat. Lizz E.)
Smith & Mighty – Walk On (feat. Jackie Jackson)
Smith & Mighty – Anyone (feat. Jackie Jackson)
The Wild Bunch – Friends & Countrymen
Massive Attack – Any Love (feat. Daddy G & Carlton)
Massive Attack – Daydreaming
Massive Attack – Unfinished Sympathy
Massive Attack – Protection (feat. Tracey Thorn)
Portishead – It Could Be Sweet
Portishead – All Mine
Roni Size – Kiss
Roni Size – Music Box
Cybotron – Clear
Chicago – Street Player
D-Train – You’re The One For Me
Wayne Smith – Under Me Sleng Teng
James Brown – Funky Drummer
Roni Size & Reprazent – Trust Me
Roni Size – Brown Paper Bag
Roni Size & Reprazent – Share The Fall
Appleblim – Girder
Appleblim & Peverelist – Over Here
Henry & Louis – Rise Up (Pinch Remix)
Peverelist – Click Clunk Every Trip
Peverelist – Undulate
Kahn – Over Deh So
DJ Die & Addison Groove – Morro Dub
Joker – Mixed Emotions



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