Mistral Productions was founded under the umbrella company of Brownswood Music Ltd in the Autumn of 2013 by Gilles Peterson and Simon Goffe, who were joined by Senior Producer, David O’Donnell. Mistral brings the continued expansion of Brownswood Music to include content design and creation capabilities.


Gilles Peterson
Creative Director, DJ, Curator

Gilles is a Sony Award-winning DJ, presenter, broadcaster and curator, who has significantly influenced the landscape of contemporary music over the last two decades, through his radio shows and his executive production/A&R work. Gilles launched Brownswood Music Ltd in 2005 alongside business partner Simon Goffe, and the label Brownswood Recordings followed in 2006.

Gilles curates the Worldwide music festivals in France and Switzerland every year, as well as the Worldwide Awards in London every January. He presents a weekly BBC Radio 6Music show as well as his internationally syndicated Worldwide Show, and was recently awarded the 2013 Indie Champion Award by the Association of Independent Music.

 Photo Credit:  Mitya Ku

Photo Credit: Mitya Ku

Simon Goffe
Managing Director

Simon started out as a DJ, club promoter and journalist before moving into promotion and marketing, setting up Heavyweight Management in 1990. He managed Roni Size for 10 years, during which time Roni won the Mercury Music Prize. Simon then became Senior A&R manager at Universal Music publishing before starting Brownswood Music alongside Gilles in 2005.

Whilst overseeing the running of the record label, publishing and events company, Simon has facilitated brand partnerships with Havana Club, Eurostar, and K Swiss.

 Photo Credit:  dimnikolov

Photo Credit: dimnikolov

Dave O'Donnell
Senior Producer

David is an experienced producer having worked across radio, digital and online at independent production company, Somethin’ Else. As a specialist-music radio producer, David made shows and documentaries for networks across the BBC including Radio 1, Radio 1Xtra and Radio 6Music, as well as projects for Red Bull and Random House. As a digital producer, David produced the Cannes Lion-winning ‘The Nightjar’ binaural audio iPhone game and prior to joining Mistral, he was responsible for launching the Rolling Stones’ Ronnie Wood official Youtube channel.



Gilles Peterson

The online home of renowned presenter, DJ, tastemaker and curator, Gilles Peterson.

Brownswood Recordings

The record label that released the debut LPs from Jose James and Mercury-nominated artist Ghostpoet as well as Mala In Cuba.

Worldwide Awards

Gilles Peterson’s annual celebration of the finest talent emerging from the Worldwide underground.

Worldwide Festival 

The boutique Festivals, held on the beaches of Sete, Southern France, and on the slopes of Leysin, curated by Gilles Peterson.