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  • 10.07.19 oto nova Japan 音の波: Mari* with SHOKO

    Mari* is Worldwide FM’s Senior Producer and Gilles Peterson’s longtime radio collaborator, and every month presents a two hour show called ‘Oto Nova Japan’ introducing a new wave of artists and music coming out of Japan. Mari* invites one of the hottest up and coming artist SHOKO, a Japanese acid folk singer songwriter. SHOKO shares her new materials live in the studio. Mari also has fresh new sounds from DJ NOBU, Jazzy Sports and new Japanese re-issues.

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  • 03.06.19 oto nova Japan 音の波: Mari* with Rie Nakajima

    Mari* is Worldwide FM’s Senior Producer and Gilles Peterson’s longtime radio collaborator, and every month presents a two hour show called ‘Oto Nova Japan’ introducing a new wave of artists and music coming out of Japan. Mari is joined by Rie Nakajima, a Japanese artist working with installations and performances that produce sound. Her works are most often composed in direct response to unique architectural spaces using a combination of kinetic devices and found objects. Rie performs live in the studio and chat about her unique work ahead of her Cafe Oto show on June 10th (Monday).

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  • 17.05.19 Unfold: Japan, Episode 3 with Asahi Super Dry

    Unfold: Japan is a celebration of the many innovative strands of Japanese club culture with Asahi Super Dry beer. Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy unfolds a different sound across four shows, with expert guests dropping in for interviews, live sessions and DJ sets. Show 2 shines a spotlight on experimental music with Akiko Kiyama, Bo Ningen, Mari* and Maia Barouh and Toshio Matsuura. On the 25th May, Asahi Super Dry and CRACK Magazine present Unfold in Manchester at for a party with DJ Fulltono, Kode9, and Hesska. Find our more about the four event series across the UK at https://crackmagazine.net/unfold/

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  • 01.04.19 oto nova Japan 音の波: Mari* with Midori Hirano

    Mari* is Worldwide FM’s Senior Producer and Gilles Peterson’s longtime radio collaborator, and every month presents a two hour show called ‘Oto Nova Japan’ introducing a new wave of artists and music coming out of Japan. This episode is a Post-Piano Day special celebrating Piano Day, an annual worldwide event founded by a group of likeminded people, it takes place on the 88th day of the year – in 2019 it’s the 29th March – because of the number of keys on the instrument being celebrated. Mari* brings piano pieces by Japanese musicians and is joined by Midori Hirano, a Berlin-based musician, composer and producer. 

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  • 04.03.19 oto nova Japan 音の波: Mari* ~ Jazzy Sport Special ~

    Mari* is Worldwide FM’s Senior Producer and Gilles Peterson’s longtime radio collaborator, and every month presents a two hour show called ‘Oto Nova Japan’ introducing a new wave of artists and music coming out of Japan. This episode features Jazzy Sport, to celebrate the new collaboration on Worldwide FM of the launch of the Jazzy Sport T-Shirt. Jazzy Sport is an Independent Record label + Shop based in Tokyo Japan, that is home to Mitsu the Beats, Gagle, Cro-Magnon, Grooveman Spot, Budamunk, Sick Team, and more. Mari* will play some of the releases from Jazzy Sport and the show will feature an exclusive mix by DJ Mitsu the Beats. ‘A new Worldwide FM tee collaboration with our Japanese friends Jazzy Sport. 10% of Worldwide FM and Jazzy Sport profits go to an organisation called “change the world“, providing supplies to Japanese earthquake victims, sending rice and necessities from Kumamoto to children at Yotsuba Kindergarden in Minamisōma, Fukushima.’

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  • 04.02.19 oto nova Japan 音の波 : Mari* with Kay Suzuki

    Mari* is Worldwide FM’s senior producer and Gilles Peterson’s longtime radio collaborator, and every month presents a two hour show called ‘Oto Nova Japan’ introducing a new wave of artists and music coming out of Japan. The guest on this episode is Kay Suzuki, a London-based DJ / producer who is respected and active in the community of the the long running party ‘Beauty & The Beat‘ and East London’s music venue ‘Brilliant Corners‘. In this episode, they will be focusing on Time Capsule, the new reissue focused record label Kay has launched. Find out his stories of starting a new label, the importance of reissuing music and the beautiful sounds released on Time Capsule.

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  • 07.01.19 oto nova Japan 音の波 : Mari* with Tashi Wada

    Mari* is Worldwide FM’s senior producer and Gilles Peterson’s longtime radio collaborator, and every month presents two hours introducing a new wave of artists and music coming out of Japan with her Oto Nova show. In this episode Mari* is joined by Tashi Wada, Los Angeles-based composer and performer whose works explore harmonic overtones, resonance, and dissonance through precise tuning and gradual change in pitch. His latest album Nue by Tashi Wada with Yoshi Wada and Friends has inspired Mari* in 2018. Tashi and Mari listen through the album with in depth conversation.

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  • 05.11.18 oto nova Japan 音の波 : Mari* with Miho Hatori and Masayoshi Fujita

    Mari* is Worldwide FM’s senior producer and Gilles Peterson’s longtime radio collaborator, and every 2 months presents two hours introducing a new wave of artists and music coming out of Japan with her Oto Nova show. In this episode Mari* is joined by Masayoshi Fujita, Berlin-based composer and vibraphonist, and Miho Hatori, NYC’s rare and inimitable talent New Optimism (aka Japanese musician Miho Hatori, co-founder of the beloved Cibo Matto and a collaborative partner of Gorillaz, The Beastie Boys, John Zorn etc).

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  • 06.08.18 Oto Nova Japan 音の波: Mari* with Haruomi Hosono

    Mari* is Worldwide FM’s senior producer and Gilles Peterson’s longtime radio collaborator, and every 2 months presents two hours introducing a new wave of artists and music coming out of Japan with her Oto Nova show. In this episode Mari is joined by Haruomi Hosono, one of the members of legendary Yellow Magic Orchestra (YMO) and a major architect of modern Japanese pop music. The feature particularly focuses on Hosono’s Omni Sight Seeing album, originally released in 1989 and is one of the re-issues of his key albums via Light in the Attic for the first time outside of Japan. Hosono takes us back to his musician musical adventures around the world.

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  • 04.06.18 Oto Nova Japan 音の波 : Mari* with Sugai Ken

    Mari* is Worldwide FM’s senior producer and Gilles Peterson’s longtime radio collaborator, and twice a month presents two hours introducing a new wave of artists coming out of Japan with her Oto Nova show. In this episode Mari is joined by Japanese experimental sound artist Sugai Ken. One of the most important Japanese ambient and new age artists to emerge in recent times. Ken and Mari discuss the philosophy behind his music based on his latest album UkabazUmorezU via RVNG Intl. and some of the inspirational music chosen by Ken. Mari* also plays a mini mix in anticipation for Worldwide Festival Sete, under the theme of the festival’s Japan Day on July 4th.

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  • 05.02.18 Oto Nova Japan 音の波: Mari* with Manabu Shimada, Yosi Horikawa and WaqWaq Kingdom

    Mari* is Worldwide FM’s senior producer and Gilles Peterson’s longtime radio collaborator, and twice a month presents two hours introducing a new wave of artists coming out of Japan with her Oto Nova show. In this episode she is joined by Japanese sonic artist Manabu Shimada, to discuss his creative process and perform a live set from his latest album. Premiering new songs by KiKi Hitomi and WaqWaq Kingdom from Jahtari Records with special trippy videos produced by Cliona Ni Lao. As usual, sound creator Yosi Horikawa brings his regular feature, a 30 minute soundscape of field recordings and inspirational music which, this episode, focuses on the theme of ‘Kitchen’.

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  • 04.12.17 Oto Nova Japan 音の波: Mari* with Makoto and Yosi Horikawa

    Mari* is Worldwide FM’s senior producer and Gilles Peterson’s longtime radio collaborator. She presents two hours of new wave music from Japan, live from the Brownswood Basement. Yosi Horikawa brings a 30 minute soundscape of field recordings and inspirational music, focusing on the theme of ‘dark places where sun doesn’t shine.’ Makoto talks about his new chapter with Hospital Records and selects three of the best tunes from 2017.

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  • 27.09.17 Oto Nova Japan 音の波 : Mari* & Yosi Horikawa with Nobuyuki Nakajima and Jun Inoue

    Mari* is Worldwide FM’s senior producer and Gilles Peterson’s longtime radio collaborator. She presents two hours of new wave music from Japan, live from the Brownswood basement.

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