Monthly Archives: December 2016


LA Holiday Takeover // 28-12-2016 // 4PM-2AM GMT / 8AM-6PM PST


Following our launch of our new LA home base in December, we head for the sunny climes of LA for a ten hour session. KCRW present Mathieu Schreyer and lover of music, food, imagery and family Eric Tucker a.k.a Wizdum both deliver New Year mixes, before Sophie Callis is joined by DJ Rashida, formerly Prince’s touring DJ.

We’re then left in the capable hands of Jeremy Sole, who hosts a second session live from Conduit at 8PM GMT / 12PM PST, joined by Mark de Clive Lowe (live) with special guests Jimetta Rose, Eric Tucker (Wizdum) and more.


We’ve put together a special holiday schedule with the Worldwide Family


New holiday schedule: 24th Dec – 2nd Jan

This Christmas and New Year the Worldwide Family will be going… worldwide. As a result our programming is going to be a little bit different, but very special this festive period, as we follow our crew venturing out to discover new and exciting artists and scenes from all over the globe.

This will replace our regular 10AM-6PM Monday to Friday programming, but we have we have in store is even better – we have an exciting programme of events over this festive period that we can’t wait to share with you.

We’ll be seeing in Christmas Day with a very special 24 hour Jazz mixtape from Jameszoo, moving through to a takeover in Brussels led by our own Lefto. From Belgium we travel to Tokyo for some Jazz to Club selections with some local friends of ours. Then it’s over to Downtown LA for some sunshine in our new home base that we launched in December, before heading to Seoul with Thris Tian for a live broadcast from the legendary club Cakeshop. We stop off in Istanbul to check out Turkish community radio culture with Deborah Ipekel, before rounding off our excursion with Gilles Peterson and friends for a massive Worldwide family bash at Nuits Fauves in the heart of bohemian East Paris.

Also, Cuban-born, Brooklyn-based pianist David Virelles (ECM) and Mighty Rainer Trüby have put together eclectic selection of music as exclusive WWFM New Year Mix!

And as always, you can tune in anytime of the day to hear a selection of carefully curated tunes, even outside of programmed shows. You can keep up with us and see what we’re up to by following our Future Shows and following us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, where we will be updating from around the globe.


Tokyo Holiday Takeover // 27-12-2016 // 10AM-6PM GMT


Japan’s musical underground has gone from strength to strength in 2016, and we want in. We’re taking you to Tokyo for an eight hour takeover from some very capable friends of ours, who will be taking you on a journey of future Jazz and Club sounds.

We will be broadcasting a jazz session from Toshio Matsuura, a set from Shacho from Soil & Pimp Sessions, and mixes from Yosi HorikawaDJ Sahib and RBMA grad Sauce 81. A particularly personal moment will come from DJ Mitsu the Beats who will be presenting his 311 Remembrance mix dedicated to Japan, in memory of those affected by the disaster in his home of Sendai in March 2011.

Photography Eric Lo via Flickr Creative Commons

Worldwide FM launches in LA // 21/12/2016 // 8PM-2AM GMT

Worldwide FM is a global family that broadcasts arts, music and culture from around the planet. We are also a rapidly expanding family – so we are delighted to announce that we are launching a weekly broadcast from our new base in Los Angeles, every Wednesday 12-6PM local time (8PM-2AM GMT.)

The broadcast is going to be headed up by Jeremy Sole, a longtime member of the Worldwide unit, and now our host to many musical excursions in LA. Alongside Jeremy, our guest host will be the wonderful Jimetta Rose – if you caught our LA pop up with Jimetta, then you will already be familiar with her witty, sassy and funky presenting style and impeccable track selection. 28th of December will feature a very special guest appearance from Mark de Clive-Lowe, who will also be joined by Nia Andrews and more.

Keep your eyes peeled for live performances from Jamire Williams in the New Year, and guest appearances from Te’Amir Sweeney and Dexter Story.

There’s a lot to get excited about – we hope you’ll be joining us by tuning in.  Continue reading