Monthly Archives: March 2017

20170330 Gil Scott-Heron

A Gil Scott-Heron tribute with Gilles Peterson, Dave Okumu, Lemn Sissay, The Last Poets, Jono McCleery & Roger Robinson // 30-03-17

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Two days before what would have been his 68th birthday, we celebrate the life and legacy of jazz musician and spoken word artist Gil Scott-Heron.

Gil Scott-Heron Tribute Show: Dave Okumu with Jono McCleery and Lemn Sissay // 30-03-17 // 12-2PM BST


Viennese DJ Dave Okumu hosts poet Lemn Sissay and vocalist Jono McCleery as they explore Gil Scott-Heron’s work and pay tribute through music, live performance and words – including a live performance from Jono McCleery.

Roger Robinson with The Last Poets (rebroadcast) // 30-03-17 // 2-4PM BST

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Poet Roger Robinson takes the reigns for an extended words and music show with the godfathers of hip-hop, The Last Poets. Long-time friends of Gil, they share memories of some past encounters and struggles with the spoken word giant.

Gilles Peterson: Gil Scott-Heron Tribute // 30-03-17 // 4-6PM GMT

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Gilles presents two hours in tribute to the late spoken word artist, Gil Scott-Heron, just before what would have been his 68th birthday.


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Worldwide FM mobile app goes live

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Marking six months since our inception, we’re delighted to unveil a new mobile app. This marks our first foray into mobile, with more developments to come.

Designed by Next Empire, it is compatible on both IOS and Android and available to download from the App store and Play store.

iOS: (US / Canada) (Rest of World)
Android: (US / Canada) (Rest of World)

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Worldwide FM Upfront Playlist: March 2017

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The Worldwide FM Upfront Playlist is a carefully curated run-down of Gilles’ favourite new music. While Gilles’ Top 10 show reminisces on some favourite moments, the Upfront Playlist looks forward to the tacks that’ll make an impact in the month ahead.

Catch these tracks on rotation in the hour before and after our daily live broadcasts, 9-10AM and 6-7PM on weekdays. Sample some of the music from our Spotify playlist below, listen on Soundcloud or grab the full list at the bottom.

To keep up to date with future Upfront Playlists, follow us on Spotify and Soundcloud.


On the Upfront Playlist this month:

[List in alphabetical order, according to artist name]

Artist – Track [Label] // Country

A Tribe Called Quest – Solid Wall Of Sound [Epic] // US
Actress – X22RME [Ninja Tune] // UK
Ahmad Jamal – Stolen Moments [Impulse] // US
Alice Coltrane – Om Shanti [Avatar Book Institute] // US
Amp Fiddler – No Politics Feat Neko Red [Mahogani Music] // US
Andy Mac – 10 [Idle Hands] // UK
Arnaldo – Ceramics [Naturist] // Germany
Arnold Blair – Finally Made It Home [Super Disco Edits] // UK
Arnold Blair – Is It Really Love [White Label] // UK
Awanto 3 – This Is When We Met [Dekmantel] // Netherlands
Azymuth – May I Have This Dance (Arrop Roy Rework) [White Label] // UK
Badbadnotgood – Lavender (Nightfall Remix) ft. Kaytranada & Snoop Dogg [Innovative Leisure] // US
Billy Green and His Love Machine – Tubular Bells (Theme from The Exorcist) [EMI] // US
Blood Wine or Honey – Anxious Party People [Plastic Pagan] // Hong Kong
Blood Wine or Honey – The Forest Is Expecting [Plastic Pagan] // Hong Kong
Bottle Tree – Another Other [White Label] // US
Broadstrokes – Clean [White] // UK
Bunny Wailer – Black Heart Man [Island] // UK
Chaos in the CBD – Accidental Meetings [In Dust We Trust] // UK
Collocutor – Disappearance [On The Corner] // UK
Dave Valentin – Cinnamon & Clove [Arista] // US
Dayme Arocena – Negra Caridad [Brownswood] // UK
Dionne Warwick – Walk The Way You Talk [Scepter Records]// US
Dirty Projectors – Up In Hudson [Domino] // UK
Earth Wind and Fire – Brazilian Rhyme [Athens of The North] // US
El Michels Affair – Iron Man [Big Crown Records] // US
El Michels Affair – Tearz [Big Crown Records] //  US
Electric Wire Hustle – Aeons [Bastard Jazz] // New Zealand
Elusive – Annica [Alpha Pup] // US
Emanative – Ominous Shanti [White Label] // UK
Ennanga Vision – Otims War [Soundway] // UK
Ennanga Vision – Killing Ghosts [Soundway] // UK
Esa & Narch Beats – Blast Ft Pendo Zawose [White] // South Africa
Eye – Eye [White]  // Unknown
Filum Shaark – The Last Common Sense [White Label]
Flume – Weekend ft. Moses Sumney [Future Classic] // Australia
Focus – Hay-Hay [Crown Ruler] // Australia
Freddie Hubbard – Little Sunflower [Columbia] // US
Gabriel Garzon-Montano – Cantiga [Stone’s Throw] // US
Gabriel Garzon-Montano – Fruitflies [Stone’s Throw] // US
Galliano – Twyford Down [Talking Loud] // UK
Ganga Kru – Super Sharp Shooter [Parousia] // UK
Hector Plimmer – Eastern System [Albert’s Favourites]  // UK
Hector Plimmer and Drahla – Kalimba [Albert’s Favourites]  // UK
Heralds of Change – Spotted [All City] // Ireland
Horace Parlan – Congalegre [Blue Note] // US
Inga – Less But Better [White] // US
Ishi Vu – Is This Love [Studio Barnhus] // Sweden
Jackie Wilson – This Love is Real [Brunswick] // US
Jaco Pastorius – John and Mary [Warner Brothers] // US
Jaimeo Brown – Safflower [Motema Music] // US
Jeb Loy Nichols – Never Too Much [City Country City] // US
John Coltrane – The Sun [Coltrane Recording Corporation] // US Johnny One Drop – Travelings [X Project Remix) [White] // UK Kelsey Lu – Dreams [True Panther Sounds] // US
Kenny Burrell – Midnight Blue [Blue Note] // US
Kyoto Jazz Sextet – We Are One [White Label] // Japan
Laura Marling – Soothing [More Alarming] // UK
Leon Ware – I Want You (Him & Piano Live Recording) [White Label] // US
Leon Ware – Why I Came To California [Warner] // US
Leroy Hutson – Cool Out [Curtom] // US
Lord Echo ft Mara TK – Just Do You [Soundway] // New Zealand
Los Pirañas – La Diversion Que Hacia Falta En Mi Pais [Miscellaneous Discográfica] // Colombia
Maria Rita – Lamento Africano [Acorde] // Brazil
Matt Martians – Alotta Women / Useless ft Karl Faux [Three Quarter] // US
Modern Life Is Rubbish – Mania [White]
Mystica Tribe – New Beginnings [Silent Season] // Japan
Nao – DYWM [Sony] // UK
Nicholas Britell – The Middle Of The World [Lakeshore] // US
Niels Broos – With Y [Alphapup] // Netherlands 
Ossie – Wires [Super Cali] // UK
Objekt – Needle and Thread [White] // Germany
Omar [Ft Ty & Robert Glasper] – Vicky’s Tune (Freestyle) // UK
Oumou Sangare – Kun Fe Ko [World Circuit] // Mali
P.Jam – Calm Ft Hannah Rae & Capo Lee [White] // UK
Peter Vogel and his Band – Mrs Sunshine [Meilton] // Germany
Philip Lassiter – Cheers 2 Life [Independent] // UK
Photek – In the 90s [Metalheadz] // US
Red Rack’em – Mad House [Bergerac] // UK
Sam Gellaitry – Jungle Waters [XL] // UK
Sampha – Kora Sings [Young Turks] // UK
Sango – Dance For Blessings [Last Gang] // US
Scott Xylo – Mothership Connekt [Bandcamp Download] // UK
Sega Bodega – CC (ft Shygirl) [Crazylegs] // UK
Sherwood & Pinch – Jazzy Jeff Cakes [On U Sound/Tectonic] // UK
Sjob Movement – Love Affair [EMI] // Nigeria
Skinny Pelembe – Should You Go (Skinny’s Echo Mix) [White] // UK
Spank – Love Sample [Bandcamp] // US
Stagga & Magugu – Back It Up [Fat Fridge] // UK
Stagga & Magugu – Back It Up [White Label] // UK
Stuff – Strata [Sdban Records] // Belgium
Sunny And the Sunliners – My Dream [RPR] // US
Superpoze – For We The Living [Combien Mille Records] // UK
Tanzania Soundsystem – Msichana [Highlife] // Tanzania
The Blackbyrds – Gotta Fly [K-Wesindi Records] // US
The Lightmen Plus One – All Praises To Allah (Parts 1 and 2) [Jazzman] // US
The Pendletons – Gotta Get Out [Voltaire] // US
Thundercat – Friend Zone [Brainfeeder] // US
Thundercat – Uh Uh [Brianfeeder] // US
Thundercat – Walk On By (Feat Kendrick Lamar) [Brainfeeder] // US
Tommy McGee – Now That I Have You [TMG] // US
Tony Allen – Moanin’ [Blue Note] // Nigeria
Vex Ruffin Ft Fab 5 Freddy – The Balance (Peaking Lights Rmx) [Stone’s Throw] // US
Wojtek Mazolewski – Theme De Yoyo [Lanquidity Rec] // Poland
Yusef Lateef – Morning [Jazzman] // US

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Sound System Culture Special // 16-03-17

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A day of appreciation and celebration of sound system culture, with new and familiar selectors.

Sound System Culture Special: David Rodigan & Gilles Peterson // 12-2PM GMT

Gilles Peterson is joined by Reggae selector David Rodigan following the release of his new autobiography My Life In Reggae. Rodigan talks through 12 of his favourite tracks during this strictly vinyl special, playing music from artists that have strongly influenced his career.

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Sound System Culture Special: Earl Gateshead // 2-3PM GMT

Earl Gateshead has been DJing since 1979, taking his London reggae sound worldwide. He presents an hour from his vast collection for our Sound System Culture Special.


Sound System Culture Special: Shere Khan // 3-4PM GMT

Shere Khan is a new generation soundman who is bringing older dub styles and sound into a new era. He presents an hour of vinyl brought back from his recent visit to Kingston, Jamaica for our Sound System Culture Special.

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Piano Day

A celebration of Piano Day throughout March on Worldwide FM

Piano Day

Started by Nils Frahm and a group of likeminded people, Piano Day is a worldwide event that celebrates the piano in all its glory. Taking place on the 88th day of the year (to match the number of keys on a piano), it is marked by a series of events that celebrates the performers, composers, builders, tuners, movers and listeners.

This year we’ve teamed up with FLOAT, who host one the London events on 29th March – an evening of piano, grime, jazz and dance, joined by Norwegian composer Bugge Wesseltoft, MC Trim & Matthew Bourne and Berlin-based percussionist Andrea Belfi with Dead Light.

Piano Day Preview: Sofia Ilyas with Francis Redman // 06-03-17 // 2-4PM GMT

Sofia Ilyas of FLOAT presents two hours of piano music spanning hip-hop, soundtrack, traditional and everything in between.

Piano Day Preview: Matthew Bourne // 10-03-17 // 12-2PM GMT

Visionary pianist and composer Matthew Bourne ventures south from his rural Yorkshire home to present two hours live from London.

Piano Day Review: Bugge Wesseltoft, Andrea Belfi (Live), Dead Light (Live) & Piano Day Highlights // 31-03-17 // 12-2PM GMT

Exclusive interviews and performances with Bugge Wesseltoft, Andrea Belfi and Dead Light, alongside some highlights from the London event, hosted by FLOAT at Union Chapel.



Jazz Special with Paul Bradshaw, Mr G, K15 & Nubya Garcia // 02-03-17


We turn to Worldwide friends and family to explore the history, current scenes and future of jazz music for a six hour special.

Paul Bradshaw with Orphy Robinson // 12-2PM GMT

Paul Bradshaw, founder of Straight No Chaser, is joined by Warriors Int. vibes-master, Orphy Robinson to talk about his Third Eye All Stars’ much anticipated rendering of Van Morrison’s 1968 masterpiece Astral Weeks.

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Nubya Garcia // 2-4PM GMT

London based saxophonist Nubya Garcia represents young London’s jazz scene alongside her band with two hours of records, as they spill the beans about upcoming projects and shows.


Mr G and K15 // 4-6PM GMT

Long-standing UK house master and Phoenix G. label owner, Mr G joins Wild Oats and Eglo-signed multi-genre maverick, K15, for a special two hour jazz show. 20170302 Mr G + K15