WW Tokyo is a fortnightly radio broadcast led by Toshio Matsuura on Worldwide FM. We are delighted to announce our new partnership with WIRED HOTEL ASAKUSA, who will be hosting WW Tokyo live from their cafe bar, ZAKBARAN. WIRED HOTEL ASAKUSA is a new creative hub and local community hotel in Downtown... continue reading

Worldwide FM Upfront Playlist: April 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... continue reading

Motor City Drum Ensemble, Roni Size, Channel One and more join Worldwide FM as new monthly shows


Motor City Drum Ensemble, Roni Size, Channel One, Mr G & K15, CoOp Presents and The Brownswood Forum join Worldwide FM as new monthly shows. Our Worldwide FM family is expanding, as we invite some brand new monthly shows to the station. Chameleonic DJ, record collector and producer Motor City Drum... continue reading

New Orleans: Six of Saturns Jazz Festival with Ace Hotel


Worldwide FM is delighted to announce that we are broadcasting from Six of Saturns festival, an event celebrating jazz, music and culture in its spiritual home, New Orleans. With daily live broadcasts hosted by Gilles Peterson (from 4-6PM BST (10AM-12PM local time)), the festival takes place at Three... continue reading

Spoken Word Special with Anthony Joseph, Rohan Ayinde, Leanne Wright and Paul Bradshaw// 06-04-17


We explore the art form of Spoken Word with the Worldwide Family and guests. Spoken Word Special: Paul Bradshaw with Anthony Joseph // 06-04-17 // 12-2PM BST Founder of Straight No Chaser and part of the Worldwide Family, Paul Bradshaw welcomes Anthony Joseph, performance poet, spoken word artist... continue reading

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... continue reading

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: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/worldwide-fm-us-canada/id1199074379?ls=1&mt=8 (US... continue reading

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... continue reading

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... continue reading

A celebration of Piano Day throughout March on Worldwide FM

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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,... continue reading

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... continue reading

International Day: Melbourne, LA, Rio, Brussels & London // 01-03-17


Every Wednesday International Day samples local music scenes from around the world, presented by some friends who have helped put their cities on the map. This week we're headed to Melbourne, LA, Rio, Brussels and London. WW Melbourne with Ennio Styles with Bohjass and Prequel with Harvey Sutherland... continue reading

Gilles Peterson presents 'Cape Town Sounds'

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Gilles Peterson presents ‘Cape Town Sounds’, an audio documentary exploring the music of the city and what makes it unique. As part of Lufthansa’s City of the Month campaign, Gilles travelled to Cape Town in early February to speak to some key figures of the varied musical movements of the city,... continue reading

Worldwide Family Takeover // 23-02-17

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The studio is taken over by our very capable friends from Brownswood, Future Bubblers and long time collaborators. Worldwide Family // Brownswood Radio // 12-1PM GMT Brownswood‘s Ruby and Jake lift the lid on Gilles’ label, journeying through its colourful 10 year history and unchartered future.... continue reading

International Day: Brussels, Toronto, Rio, London & LA // 22-02-17


Every Wednesday International Day samples local music scenes from around the world, presented by some friends who have helped put their cities on the map. This week we turn to Brussels, Toronto, Rio de Janerio, London and Los Angeles. WW Brussels: Earlybird with Lefto // 10AM-12PM GMT Lefto kicks off... continue reading

WW Mexico: Thris Tian presents live from Bahidora Festival // 18 & 19-02-17


Thris Tian heads to Bahidora Festival, Mexico. He'll be capturing exclusive interviews with some of the weekend's biggest names. Headliners include Mac Miller, Leon Vynehall and Mayer Hawthorne. Local talent include the likes of Wet Baes, Jubilee, Trillones, Agrupación Cariño, RJD2, Ali Gua Gua,... continue reading

Sound System Culture Special with Channel One and Sherwood & Pinch // 16-02-17

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We delve into sound system culture with a four hour special, with shows from Channel One Sound System and Sherwood and Pinch. Channel One Sound System Channel One is one of the most significant and iconic crews in dub and reggae sound system culture. They joined us in the studio for two hours of education... continue reading

International Day // 15-02-17


Every Wednesday International Day samples local music scenes from around the world, presented by some friends who have helped put their cities on the map. Listen back to all of our International Day sessions from the 15 February 2017 below. WW Brussels: Earlybird presented by Lefto (10AM-12PM GMT)... continue reading

Gilles reflects on the Worldwide Awards 2017


Gilles Peterson reflects on the biggest and sonically successful Worldwide Awards yet.  "Not sure where the week went, but I'm sitting here in a Jet Airlines lounge in Mumbai waiting to fly down to Goa having missed my earlier connection. I spent most of yesterday looking for 2 USB keys that somehow... continue reading

Worldwide Awards live broadcast on Worldwide FM // 21-01-17 // 8PM-3AM GMT


If you missed out on the chance of a ticket to this year's Worldwide Awards, you haven't missed out on catching the action yet. We're broadcasting the whole event – from the DJ sets to the live performances to the awards themselves. We're bringing it all to you, wherever you are. See the full running... continue reading

2016 in review – a New Year message from Gilles


2016 was a tough year in many of ways, but for us it will always mark the birth of Worldwide FM. Gilles looks back on his favourite moments of 2016. Looking back over the 12 months just gone, especially post New Years day, was always going to be hard. Trying to remember everything that has happened... continue reading

Worldwide Family Holiday Takeover // 02-01-17 // 10AM-6PM GMT


The final holiday takeover before we get back into the swing of our live schedule again looks to the Worldwide Family. Sophie Callis starts off from 10AM-12PM, Simbad continues from 12-2PM and then Leanne & Aaron L team up for a 4hr session from 2-6PM continue reading

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... continue reading

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... continue reading

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... continue reading

Brussels Holiday Takeover // 26-12-2016 // 10AM-6PM


  Lefto has been with us since the start of Worldwide FM, and now he's showing us his neck of this woods. With Christmas out of the way, Lefto and friends are looking forward to bringing in the New Year, so expect lots of celebratory sounds. In tow he has Gus, Fatoosan, Moodprint, Up High Collective... continue reading

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

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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... continue reading

Worldwide FM Video Channel


We have recently launched a new Videos feature on the Worldwide FM website. The page includes extracts from live performances by the likes of The Last Poets, Reginald Omas Mamode IV and Laraaji. Watch the latest live session from LA-based fraternal RnB duo, Inc. No World, below and click here for more.... continue reading

Worldwide FM pays tribute to David Mancuso


Last week we were met with the sad news that an all time great in dance music had passed away. Through his New York party, The Loft, David Mancuso shaped many of the sounds and attitudes that have permeated through club culture. To celebrate his life and contribution to music, here's a selection of... continue reading

Creative Class Series 3 - Gilles Peterson in Cuba


This summer Gilles Peterson went out to Cuba to continue WeTransfer's Creative Class series, exploring how creatives are shaped by their relationship with technology. Here's an in-depth post on the This Works blog, where you can watch all 5 films, as well as an interview with Gilles, discussing his... continue reading

WWFM Le Mellotron Pop Up // Paris

Gilles and Thris Tian join Le Mellotron for a Worldwide FM pop up in Paris. Since 2012, Le Mellotron has been been broadcasting live from Paris, and the community station is now located in a bar in République. The Pop Up kicks off with Gilles in the mix, followed by digger Victor Kiswell, music mogul Busy... continue reading

Worldwide FM will be broadcasting live from Milan JazzMi festival! // 11-11-2016


This Friday, Worldwide FM will be broadcasting live from Milan’s inaugural JazzMi festival in collaboration with Blue Note. The twelve day non-stop festival has been organised to immerse the people of Milan in Jazz’s rich story with an array of live shows, documentary screenings and lectures providing... continue reading

Classic Album Sundays on WorldWide FM

Founded by radio host, music producer, label owner and journalist, Colleen "Cosmo" Murphy, Classic Album Sundays allows listeners to fully immerse themselves into an album by exploring its context, the making of and a full replay of the album on vinyl. To coincide with each live event, Colleen will... continue reading

Paris pop-up from Le Mellotron

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Another week, another Worldwide FM outside broadcast! Today we're at Le Mellotron in Paris, with Gilles and Thris Tian hosting Victor Kiswell, Hugo Mendez, Busy P, Piu Piu and a few other surprises on the way. Lock in and follow the live tracklist here. continue reading

Classic Album Sundays Episode 2: Billie Holiday's Lady In Satin


Tune in at 10am and 6pm GMT on Sunday 30th October for Colleen Murphy's second monthly instalment of her Classic Album Sunday show!  Episode 2 features Billie Holiday's Lady In Satin album, which was first released on June of 1958. The show will be available for on-demand listening after the 6pm broadcast.... continue reading

Listen back How We Do LA


At the end of last month, we headed out to California for How We Do LA, a magical evening of live music, held at the beautiful Ace Hotel Theatre, formerly the United Artists Theatre. Presented by WeTransfer and curated by Gilles Peterson, the evening was composed of a unique lineup of artists collaborating... continue reading

Worldwide FM at ADE: Rush Hour in-store and Claire showcase


Worldwide FM heads out to Amsterdam this week for the annual Amsterdam Dance Event and it's looking like a jam packed couple days! The warm-up: an 'Indie Legends Keynote' with Gilles Peterson // 19th Oct The main event: Claire ADE: Worldwide FM Showcase with Gilles, LEFTO,KUTMAH & Thris Tian //... continue reading