DJ Gilles Peterson

BBC 6 Music DJ Gilles Peterson has partnered with Air New Zealand to launch an exclusive radio show.

It will be broadcast to Air New Zealand’s Business Premier passengers flying the daily service from London to Los Angeles.

LON/LAX FM will showcase the eclectic music scenes on both sides of the Atlantic.

“London, for me, is still the most important and influential place in the world, without a question,” says Peterson.

“The music scene in LA is one of the most interesting and diverse around at the moment; it has amazing history which continues to influence the new talent coming through today. The show I put together features some of the best LA has to offer right now, giving passengers on board a real taste of what to expect when they touch down,” he explains.

In the first show, Peterson plays tracks by London Grammar, Flying Lotus and Little Dragon and speaks to American composer and producer Adrian Younge about his influences from the London and Los Angeles music scenes.

Gilles Peterson explains more about the programme in this video on YouTube: