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Dimensions Arial 2

Worldwide FM x Dimensions Festival: London takeover and on-site broadcasts

Dimensions Arial 2

This year we’re teaming up with Dimensions Festival for two special collaborations, spanning London and Croatia.

London Takeover: 13th July 2-6PM BST

To launch the collaboration, Dimensions will be taking over our London studio for an extended broadcast. Hosted by First Word’s Gilla, it will include mixes, interviews, live sets and drop-ins from Cymande, Larry Heard, Antal, Henry Wu, Kerem Akdag, Dimensions Soundsystem and members of their new DJ Directory.

On-site Festival Broadcasts: 2nd & 3rd September

On the Saturday and Sunday during the festival, we’ll be on site in Croatia, broadcasting live from the Dimensions beach side studio. Powered by Balamii and hosted by Gilles Peterson, Thris Tian and Leanne Wright, it will feature drop-ins from some esteemed festival guests.

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Louie Vega and François K join Worldwide FM as monthly shows

We welcome two more DJs to our roster of regular shows, both key figures in American house music: François K and Louie Vega.

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8th June saw the first edition of ‘World of Echoes’, a four-hour eclectic deep dive from Body & Soul co-founder François K. Louie Vega, one half of Masters at Work and Vega Records owner, launches ‘Open Air Sessions’ on 20th June for two hours every third Tuesday of the month.


Our existing regular shows continue with Motor City Drum Ensemble, Channel One, Roni Size, Lefto, Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy, Soundway, Toshio Matsuura, Esa, Kate Hutchinson, 22a and Emma Warren.

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Drum & Bass Influences Special with DJ Marky, Gilles Peterson & Fabio // 30-05-17

We trace the roots and influences of two Drum & Bass legends with a four hour special.

DJ Marky (Brazil Influences) // 30-05-17 // 2-4PM BST


Brazilian Drum & Bass pioneer DJ Marky has created and added new sounds to the arena, since emerging in the early 90s. He presents two hours of his influences live from London, to celebrat his new Influences compilation on BBE.

Gilles Peterson with Fabio // 30-05-17 // 4-6PM BST

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Fabio’s career started in pirate radio, and has since become one of the most inimitable authorities of the genre, through his own solo efforts and accompanied by Grooverider. Gilles spends two hours going tracing his musical roots, going deep into his fascinating life and work.




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Worldwide FM Upfront Playlist: May 2017

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 of the page.

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


10LEC6 – Bedjem Mebok [Ed Banger Records] // France
79rs Gang – Wrong Part Of Town [Not on Label] // USA
Abstract Orchestra – Two Can Win [ATA Records] // UK
Abstract Orchestra – Wrokinonit [ATA Records] // UK
Actress – Falling Rizlas [Ninja Tune] // UK
Al Massrieen – Asef Gedan [Habibi Funk] // Egypt
Alfa Mist – Breathe (Feat. Kaya Thomas-Dyke) [Pink Bird] // UK
Alice Coltrane – Om Rama [Tummy Tapes] // USA
Anderson .Paak – Room In Here ft The Game [Steel Wool] // USA
Arca – Desafío [XL] // Venezuela
Arnheim – Would You Tell Me About You [Barbara Recordings] // UK
Arthur Blythe – Faceless Woman [CBS] // USA
BADBADNOTGOOD – Lavender (Nightfall Remix) feat. Kaytranada & Snoop Dogg [Innovative Leisure] // Canada
Bangkok paradise molam international band – India Chia Muay (Thai Boxing Re-fix) [Studio Lam] // Thailand
Bastien Keb – The lug [Not on Label] // UK
Battagon – Battagon Symphony Cosmotone 117 [Atlantc Jaxxx] // Unknown
BB Boogie – Nakayo [R2 Records] // UK
Bill Evans Trio – Milestones [Riverside Records] // USA
Binker & Moses – Intoxication From The Jahvmonishi Leaves [Gearbox Records] // UK
Blood Wine or Honey – Anxious Party People [Plastic Pagan] // Hong Kong
Blood Wine or Honey – The Young Ones (CLEAN) [Plastic Pagan] // Hong Kong
Bruce – Post Rave Wrestle (Mosca’s Dead Leg Version) [Timedance] // UK
Camille – Le Fontaine de Lait [Because Music] // France
Chip Wickham – La Sombra (Spaceways Radio Edit + Additions By Carlos Niño) [Lovemonk] // UK
Chip Wickham – Red Planet [Lovemonk] // UK
Clap! Clap! – Hope (Jun Kamoda Remix) [Blac Acre Records] // Italy
Congi – Contours [Font Plates] // UK
Criolo – Calçada [Not on Label] // Brazil
Danay Suarez – Preguntas ft. Roberto Fonseca [Universal Music International Ltda] // Cuba
Daniel Brandt – On The Move (Live WWFM Version) [Erased Tapes] // Germany
Daniel Casimir – Close And Slow [Jazz Re:freshed] // UK
Dark Sky – Angels [Monkeytown Records] // UK
Davy Kehoe – Storm Desmond [Wah Wah Wino] // Ireland
Daymé Arocena – Asking Eyes [Brownswood] // UK
Deadboy – Caballero [Not on Label] // UK
DIAL 666 8100 – UBER SPLIFF TO GATWICK [Ninja Tune] // UK
Die & Addison Groove – Morro Dub (Dismantle Remix) [Gutterfunk] // UK
Doja Cat – Lie Down [Not on Label] // USA
Dona Onete – No Meio Do Pitiu [Na Music] // Brazil
Dwight Trible – Tryin’ Times [Gondwana Records] // USA
Elan Mehler – Elvis Presley Blues [Brownswood] // USA
Emanative & Ahmed Abdullah – Love In Outer Space (Celestial Love Mix) [Brownswood] // USA
Eureka the Butcher – The Slow Rise [Alpha Pup] // Puerto Rico
Fabiano Do Nascimento – Baião [Now Again] // Brazil
Frank Ocean – Biking (feat. JAY Z & Tyler, the Creator) [OFWGKTA] // USA
Gerry Read – Man From The Moon Came Down Too Soon [RAMP] // UK
Gilles Peterson’s Havana Cultura Band – Think Twice (4hero Remix) [Brownswood] // UK
Glenn Astro & Ajnascent – Диско [Money $ex] // Germany
Hanna – Stranger [Waella’s Choice] // USA
Harriet Brown – Cybernetiplegia [Innovative Leisure] // USA
Heliocentrics – Made Of The Sun [Soundway] // UK
Henry Wu – Just Negotiate feat. Simeon Jones (Kaidi Tatham Remix) [Not on Label] // UK
Howling – Phases II (Dub) [Innervisions] // USA
Ibu Selva – Babosa [Tropical Twista Records] // Brazil
Idrissa Soumaoro et L’Eclipse de L’Ija – Nissodia (Joie de l’optimisme) [Mississippi Records] // Mali
Jaimeo Brown – Accra [Motéma Music LLC] // USA
Jaimeo Brown – Hidden Angel [Motéma Music LLC] // USA
Jaimeo Brown – Power Of God [Motéma Music LLC] // USA
Jaimeo Brown – Safflower [Motéma Music LLC] // USA
Jaimeo Brown Transcendence – The Valley [Motéma Music LLC] // USA
Jon Sable – Light Transportation feat. Kroba [Banoffee Pies] // New Zealand
Jonwayne – Afraid of Us (feat. Zeroh) [The Order Label] // USA
José James – Spirits Up Above [Brownswood] // USA
Jose Marquez – Mali Blues [Tribe Records] // USA
Jowee Omicil – Chaplin BasH! [Jazz Village] // Canada
Juana Molina – Paraguaya [Crammed Discs] // Argentina
Jun Kamoda – Blind Disco [Black Acre] // Japan
K15 – Look (Beyond You) [Wild Oats] // UK
Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith – Tides I [Not on Label] // USA
Kamasi Washington – Truth [Young Turks] // USA
Kan Kick – Incisions [Not on Label] // USA
Kendrick Lamar – PRIDE. [Interscope] // USA
Kendrick Lamar – YAH. [Interscope] // USA
Kid Katharsis – Je T’aime [Not on Label] // UK
Kid Katharsis – ZeRØ [Not on Label] // UK
Kondi Band – Titi Dem Too Service [Strut] // Sierra Leone
Kutiman and Princess Shaw – Falling [Not on Label] // Israel
Kutmah – Roll It Up [Not on Label] // Germany
Lars Barkhun – Elysium [Unknown] // Unknown
Laura Misch – This Road (Live WWFM Session) [Vinyl Moon] // UK
Lee Morgan – Search for the New Land [Blue Note] // USA
Little Dragon – Butterflies [Because Music] // Sweden
Lord Echo – Life On Earth [Soundway] // New Zealand
Lord Echo feat. Mara TK – Just Do You [Soundway] // New Zealand
M’Bamina – Mosi Zole (EVM128 Edit Overdub) [Light in The Attic] // Unknown
Madison Washington – Code Switchin’ [Unknown] // Unknown
Makadem – Nyako (Daisho Remix) [On The Corner] // Kenya
Mala – Cunumicita [Brownswood] // UK
Marianne Ito – Makings of You (Live From WW Nola) [Unknown] // Unknown
Maurice Brown – Destination Hope (feat. Chris Turner & J. Ivy) [Mobetta Music] // USA
Midori Takada – Crossing [We Release Whatever The Fuck We Want] // Japan
Mieux – Shenzhen [Mieux Music] // Austria
Mount Kimbie – We Go Home Together ft. James Blake [Warp Records] // UK
Mr Jukes – Angels / Your Love (feat. BJ the Chicago Kid) [Island] // UK
Nan Kolè – Bayefal [Black Acre] // Italy
Nia Andrews – From Here [Not on Label] // USA
Nicholas Payton – Jazz is a Four-Letter Word [Ropeadope] // USA
Nick Hakim – Green Twins [ATO] // USA
Nkodo Si-Tony – Mininga Meyong Mese [Analog Africa] // Unknown
NSDOS – Réification [Upton Park] // France
Nubya Garcia – Hold (Alternate Take) [Jazz re:freshed] // UK
Oscar #Worldpeace – That’s Alright (feat. Ragz Originale) [Worldpeace] // UK
Osunlade – Crazy You [Ubiquity] // South Africa
Osunlade – Same, Same… [Ubiquity] // South Africa
Oumou Sangare – Kamelemba (Radio Edit) [No Format] // Mali
Oumou Sangaré – Yere Faga (Natureboy Flako Remix) [No Format] // Mali
Owiny Sigoma Band – Vitamin C [Brownswood] // Kenya/UK
Penguin Cafe – Bird Watching in Silent Forest (Live WWFM Version) [Virgin] // UK
Penguin Cafe – Cantorum [Virgin] // UK
Penya – Karachi (What Could Have Been) prod. Magnus P.I [On The Corner] // Unknown
Prins Thomas vs Bugge – Bobletekno (WWFM Live World Premiere) [Unnown] // Norway
R. Lyle – EIGER [Unknown] // UK
Rasmee Isan Soul – Maya [White Label] // Thailand
Red Astair – Reaching Out To You [Homegrown Records] // Sweden
Revenu – Disbanded [White Label] // UK
Richard Spaven feat. Jordan Rakei – The Self [Fine Line Records] // UK
Ryuichi Sakamoto – Fullmoon [Milan Records] // Japan
Sam Gellaitry – Acres [XL] // UK
Sango feat. Monte Booker – Bem-estar [White Label] // USA
Sango – Esperado [White Label] // USA
Scott Xylo feat. Obongjayar – Ayaba [White Label] // UK
Steve Lehman & Sélébéyone – Are You In Peace [Brownswood Recordings] // Senegal
Silent Jay And Jace XL – Just Waking Up [Rhythm Section] // Australia
Slim feat. Merryn Jeann – Time Will Let Us Go [Banoffee Pies] // UK
Slowthai – Jiggle [Bone Soda] // UK
Smino feat. Bari – Flea Flicka [Downtown Records] // USA
Soil & “Pimp” Sessions – A Wheel Within a Wheel [Brownswood Recordings] // Japan
Sonzeira – Southern Freeez [Brownswood Recordings] // Brazil
Spirituals – Breathe [Doumen] // USA
Split Decision Band – Say Woman [Now Again Records] // USA
Steve Lacy – MORON [Unreleased[ // USA
Stevie Wonder – Tuesday Heartbreak (The Reflex Revision) [Unreleased] // UK
Syd – All About Me [Columbia] // USA
Syd – Treading Water [Columbia] // USA
Taylor McFerrin & Amp Fiddler – Live Jam (WW NOLA Nola Session) [Unreleased] // USA
The Mulholland Free Clinic – F1. Dr. Leary [Away Music] // Germany
The Predietons – Gotta Get Out [Unreleased] // Unknown
The Williams Fairey Brass Band – Pacific 202 [Blast First] // USA
Thornato feat. Kongo Elektro – Deux a Deux (WW LA LIVE EXCLUSIVE) [Unreleased] // USA
MG – Kasheyr [Torben] // Germany
Vanishing Twin – Tip Toe [Soundway] // UK
WaqWaq Kingdom – Oh It’s Good [Jahtari] // Unknown
Wayne Snow – Rosie [Tartelet Records] // Nigeria
Wayne Snow – The Rhythm [Tartelet Records] // Nigeria
Will Sessions feat. Coko – Run, Don’t Walk Away [Funk Night] // USA
William Florelle – Next Time I’ll Learn (K15 Remix) [Wotnot] // UK
Yazz Ahmed – Inhale [Naim] // UK
Yazz Ahmed – Jamil Jamal [Naim] // UK
Yazz Ahmed – Organ Eternal [Naim] // UK
Yazz Ahmed – The Space Between The Fish and the Moon [Naim] // UK
Yosi Horikawa – Song for NOLA [Unreleased] // Japan
Yusef Lateef – Like It Is [Atlanta] USA
Zara McFarlane feat. Leron Thomas – Angie La La [Brownswood Recordings] // UK

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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 and after our daily live broadcasts, 9-10AM and 6-7PM on weekdays. Sample some of the music from our Spotify playlist, 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.

Acid Pauli – Baris [Ouïe] // Germany
Alessandro Alessandroni – Afro Discoteca [Four Flies Records] // Italy
Alfa Mist – Keep On [Self Released] // UK
Alphabets Heaven – Caravan [Lost Note] // UK
Alphabets Heaven – Far Beyond [Lost Note] // UK
Amp Fiddler – No Politics Feat Neco Red [Mahogani Music] // US
Anchorsong – Mother [Tru Thoughts] // Japan
Andy Mac – 10 [Idle Hands] // UK
Arnaldo – Ceramics [Naturist Recordings] // Germany
Arnold Blair – Is It Real Love [Gemico Records] // Unknown
Art Alfie – Llamada 911 [Studio Barnhus] // Sweden
Arthur Verocai – No Voo do Urubu [Selo SESC SP] // Brasil
Ary Lobo – Nego Sao [RCA] // Brazil
B & G Rhythm – Hibaros [Polydor] // US
Baba Ali – Cog In the Wheel [Ways and Means] // US
BADBADNOTGOOD – Lavender (Nightfall Remix) Ft Kaytranada & Snoop Dogg [Innovative Leisure] // Canada
Bakery – Perceive Pursue [Unknown] // Unknown
Battagon – Cosmo 117 [White Label] // Unknown
Black Classical – Jeje [On The Corner] // UK
Black Flower – Bones [Sdban] // Belgium
Blood Wine or Honey – Anxious Party People [Plastic Pagan] // China
Bonobo – Grains [Ninja Tune] // UK
Brass Fever – Time Is Running Out [Impulse!] // LA
Broadstrokes – Clean [Future Bubblers] // UK
Byron The Aquarius – Nights in Jakarta [In-beat-ween records] // USA
Charlie Calello Orch – Sing Sing Sing [EMI] // US
Childish Gambino – Me and Your Mama [Glassnote] // US
China Moses – Whatever [MadeinChina] // US
Chip Wickham – La Sombra [Lovemonk] // Spain
Clap! Clap! – Oriens Oriri [Black Akre] // USA
Coby Sey – All Change [Whities] // UK
Congi – City Tales [Fent Plates] // UK
Dane Belany – Complexium [Sahara Records] // US
Daniel Casimir – Really for Always [Jazz Refreshed] // UK
Dave Valentin – Clove And Cinnamon [Arista] // US
Dayme Arocena – It’s Not Gonna Be Forever [Brownswood] // Cuba
Deoke – Kamby Version [Tiffs Joints] // UK
Diggs Duke – He Wants To Live Like You [Brownswood] // UK
Domenico Lancellotti – Tudo Ao Redor [PR] // Brazil
Drake – Get it Together [Feat Black Coffee & Jorja Smith] [Young Money] // US
Drake – Passionfruit [Young Money Entertainment] // USA
Edu Lobo – Memórias de Marta Saré [Phillips] // Brazil
El Michaels Affair – Tearz feat Lee Fields & The Shacks [Big Crown Records] // USA
El Michels Affair – Iron Man [Big Crown Records] // US
Elsa Hewitt – Birthday Roof Party [ERH] // UK
Elsa Hewitt – Golden Moment [ERH] // UK
Elsa Hewitt – Snowmilk [ERH] // UK
Ephemerals – Cloud Hidden [Jalapeno Records] // UK
Ephemerals – Things-Part 1 [Jalapeno Records] // UK
Esa & Narch Beats – Blast Feat Pendo Zawose [Dekmantel] // South Africa
Ethio Cali – Zelesegna feat Kibrom Birhane [Live] // US
Fernando Falcão – 7º Cavaleiro [Carmo] // Brazil
Fiium Shaarrk – The Last Common Sense [Not Applicable] // UK
Focus – Rock Batlanga [Crown Ruler Records] // South Africa
Frank Ocean – Chanel [Blonded] // USA
Gab’iel – Molly [Unreleased] // Unknown
Gabriel Garzon-Montano – Cantina [Stones Throw] // US
Gaussian Curve – Breath [Music From Memory] // Netherlands
George Benson – The World Is A Ghetto [Warner Bros. Records] // US
God Colony – Turn My G Down [White] // UK
Goro Ito – Land – Automobile [Song X Jazz] // Japan
Hector Plimmer – Bulb [Albert’s Favourites] // UK
Hector Plimmer – Eastern System [Albert’s Favourite’s] // UK
Hejira – I Don’t Belong To Anyone (Lay Rework) [Self Released] // UK
Henry Wu – Just Negotiate (Kaidi Tatham Remix) [Eglo] // UK
Howard Maple – Soul Music [So Real International] // UK
Ijahman Levy – I am a Levi [Concrete Jungle] // UK
Inga – Less but Better
Ishmael Ensemble – Kito’s Theme [Banoffee Pies Records] // UK
J.Cole – Foldin’ Clothes [Dreamville] // US
J.Cole – Ville Mentality [Interscope Records] // US
Jamire Williams, Chassol & Carlos Ni̱o РExclusive Improvised Session [Live] // US
Jean-Michel Blais & CFCF – Spirit [Arts & Crafts] // Canada
Jens Kuross – Steadier [Aesop Label] // UK
John Horler – More of Five [White] // UK
Jonwayne – Wonka [WWFM Live Version] // US
Juana Molina – Paraguaya [Crammed Discs] // Argentina
Karavan – Lebanon [New Los Angeles] // US
Karavan – Wallah [New Los Angeles] // US
Karavan – West [New Los Angeles] // US
Karriem Riggins – Chop Chop [Stones Throw Records] // USA
Kasai Allstars – Drowning Goat (Esa Remix) [Crammed Discs] // Congo
Kiki Hitomi – Yellow Story [Jahtari] // Germany
King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard – Melting [Flightless] // Australia
Laura Marling – Soothing [More Alarming] // UK
Leifur James – Time [AWAL] // UK
Lena D’Agua – Tao [CBS] // Portugal
Little Simz – Shotgun (Feat Syd) [Age 101] // UK
Livy Ekemezie – Friday Night [Odian] // UK
Lodger – Doin’ It [A-Z] // UK
Lord Echo – Life on Earth (feat. Mara TK) [Soundway] // New Zealand
Mali Hayes – Momma (Ft. Jermaine) [AWAL] // UK
Mantronix – Big Band B-Boy [Sleeping Bag Records] // US
Mark Barrott – Schopenhauer’s Garden [International Feel Recordings] // UK
Mark de Clive-Lowe & Nicole Mitchell – Improvisation 3 [Live] // US
Matt Martians – Alotta Woman/Useless (feat Karl Faux)
Moonchild – Cure [White] // US
Mudd & Pollard – Far Away (Ron Trent Mix) [CLAREMONT 56] // US
Nerija – Valleys [White Label] // UK
Neue Grafik feat. Wayne Snow – We Are Good [22a] // UK
Nia Andrews – Notes On A History [Live] // US
NtJam Rosie – Never Give Up [Gentle Daze] // Cameroon
Nubya Garcia – Lost Kingdoms [Jazz Re:freshed] // UK
O’Flynn – Oberyn [Blip Discs] // UK
Objekt – Theme From Q [Objekt] // Germany
Ossie – Space Odyssey [SuperCali] // USA
Oumou Sangare – Yere Faga [Natureboy Flako Remix] [No Format] // Germany
Paul Horn – Salvador [Epic] // US
Penguin Cafe – Cantorum [Erased Tapes Records] // UK
Prins Thomas – Bobletekno [Full Pupp] // Norway
Quantic & Nidia Gongora – Que Me Duele? [Tru Thoughts] // UK
Rohey – Can’t Get This [Jazzland Recordings] // Norway
Rohey – Responsibilities [Jazzland Recordings] // Norway
Romeo Elvis – Drole De Question [Daring Music] // Belgium
Romeo Elvis – Nappeux [Feat Grems] [Daring Music] // Belgium
Ruby Rushton – Prayer for Yussef [22a] // UK
Ruby Rushton – Trudis Mood [22a] // UK
RY X – Howling [Live] // Australia
Sampha – (No one Knows Me) Like the Piano [Young Turks] // UK
Sanza – Sounouh [Extraplatte] // Austria
Shankar Jaikishan – Bairagi [Outernational Sounds] // India
SJOB – Love Affair [Soundway] // Nigeria
Sleaford Mods – I Feel So Wrong [Rough Trade] // UK
SMBD – Backstreet [Lo Recordings] // UK
Snowy – Going On (prod by Lamont) [Mike Skinner Ltd] // UK
Stagga & Magugu – Stagga [Fat Fridge] // UK
Stuff – Strata [Sdban] // Belgium
Sudan Archives – Pay Attention (Unreleased) [Live] // US
The Blackbyrds – Gotta Fly [K-Wesindi Records] // USA
The Heritage Orchestra – Ballad for Strings [Brownswood] // UK
Thundercat – Drink Dat [Feat Wiz Khalifa] [Brainfeeder] // US
Thundercat – Friend Zone [Brainfeeder] // USA
Tony Allen – A Night in Tunisia [Blue Note] // Nigeria
Vulture St Gang – 1st World Problems Solved [White Label] // Australia
Wayne Snow – Rosie [Tartelet Records] // USA
William Florelle – As The Sun Sets [Wotnot] // UK
Winsome – Untitled 2b [SUGAR] // UK
Wojtek Mazolewski Quintet – Theme De Yoyo [Lanquidity Records] // Poland
Zara McFarlane – More Than Mine [Brownswood] // UK
Zimba – Baleka (Comet Is Coming Rmix) [Nyami Nyami Records] // Netherlands

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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

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.


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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, including the indigenous music of the Khoisan bushmen, Cape jazz, 80s kwaito, bubblegum pop, hip-hop and spoken word, all the way through to today’s burgeoning electronic music scene.

Gilles and Esa also hosted a Worldwide FM pop-up radio broadcast live from Cape Town, featuring many of the guests from the documentary, which you can listen to below.