Patrick Forge

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Patrick Forge (born Ipswich, Suffolk) is a British jazz, jazz-dance and soul music DJ who spent much of the late 1980s and early 1990s DJing alongside Gilles Peterson at the famous Dingwalls club in Camden, North London.

Back in the 80s, Patrick worked for Reckless Records in London, and joined the pirate radio station Kiss FM, which obtained a legal licence in September 1990. He was also a contributor to the cult black music magazine Soul Underground between 1988-1990.

His show on Kiss 100, The Cosmic Jam from 0100 to 0300 on Sunday nights, used to dovetail perfectly with his old colleague Gilles Peterson who was on BBC Radio 1 from 2300 to 0100, however Peterson's show has since moved back to its original slot on a Wednesday night, but at a later time from 0200 to 0400. Currently, "the Cosmic Jam", is a two-hour show broadcast on Sunday nights on Mi-Soul.

The two DJs play similar styles of music, have played at numerous clubs and also music weekenders. If anything Patrick strays more into Latin-Jazz styles more nowadays than Gilles, but has also been known to drop tracks from Crosby Stills and Nash, Pentangle, America and Ellen McIlwaine.

He is also a member of Brazilian influenced group Da Lata and has worked with or in collaboration with numerous other groups including Batu, a group from the early-mid part of the 1990s that also featured Da Lata members Christian Franck, Lillian Chachian and contributors such as Oli Savill among others.