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  • Unfold: Japan, Episode 3 with Asahi Super Dry

    Akiko Kiyama  Japanese, Tokyo based, Akiko Kiyama holds a hefty 30 releases including 3 albums to her name on world renowned labels such as Contexterrior, MEAN, Nervmusic and op.disc amongst others. Her debut EP “Dimension” (2014) on London’s Sud Electronic received outstanding support from the industry and names such as Richie Hawtin, Sven Vaeth and…

    Akiko Kiyama 

    Japanese, Tokyo based, Akiko Kiyama holds a hefty 30 releases including 3 albums to her name on world renowned labels such as Contexterrior, MEAN, Nervmusic and op.disc amongst others. Her debut EP “Dimension” (2014) on London’s Sud Electronic received outstanding support from the industry and names such as Richie Hawtin, Sven Vaeth and Ricardo Villalobos. Live performances in London’s Fabric, Berlin’s infamous Panorama Bar, Moscow’s Arma17, MUTEK, Worldwide Festival Sete and many more. In 2015, her own label “Kebko Music” has been established. In the label, Akiko will release her 4th album, which is a ten track showcase of this artist complex talent, showing a new direction of electronic music with her humorous textures and rather adhesive groove. Akiko continues to explore, produce and release as well as pushing the boundaries of minimal techno with her live set’s performed around the world. Kebko Music’s YouTube channel has just landed.

    BO NINGEN 

    Wooed by many high-profile acts wanting to take them on tours and featured as icons in McQ by Alexander McQueen’s campaign and works by Juergen Teller, as well as some of the world’s biggest festivals putting their name on their lineup including Glastonbury, Coachella, and Fuji Rock, BO NINGEN embody today’s art/music scene where crossovers of different cultures are flourishing. They are fusing disparate sounds and influences into a fierce, eclectic torrent of grooves and bringing them across the oceans. This journey has been a success, attested to by support they garnered from musicians spanning a wide range of genres and generations including Primal Scream, Super Furry Animals, Kasabian, TV on the Radio, the Fall, and Savages to name a few. Their iconic look is only surpassed by their intense live performances, which have earned them a place as one of the most captivating live acts in the UK. Having released 3 albums so far, they are currently working on their new album scheduled to be released in 2018, recorded around the world in London, Tokyo and LA in a constant search for inspiration.

    Maïa Barouh

    Maïa is a unique singer and flautist. Striking stage presence, crazy folk trance, volcanic energy, traditional and pop Japanese singing and occasional touches of flute make up the exciting mix that is Maïa Barouh.”From a French-Japanese background, she has clearly found her way towards a boundless musical self-expression, rooted in solid classical training and a unique rendition of her heritage. The audience can expect to be transported along the Paris-Tokyo axis to space and beyond. She describes her style as ELECTRO-ROOTS-POP-PUNK. Maïa sings using an unknown special throat technique from a small island in the South of Japan, mixing it with modern and electric sounds, but the flute is her first instrument. After studying classical and jazz, she quickly transformed the way she played as she started making her own music, improvising, singing with her flute and using it as percussion. The earthquake and the nuclear accident that hit Japan on March 11, 2011 marked a turning point in Maïa’s development as a musician. The man-made catastrophe and the destruction that followed pushed her to re-root herself deeply in the musical traditions of Japan, gathering the songs of fishermen, sailors, party songs from Fukushima which she calls as « Japanese bleus » and take them out to the wider world, in her own interpretation, while integrating also her compositions.The album « KODAMA » got released in France UK and Japan in 2015.

    Mari* 

    Mari* is a Radio Producer, a Radio Presenter, and a multi-cultural free spirit. She has lived and worked in the US, Japan and the UK and has produced and coordinated radio shows with more than 30 radio stations around the world.
    She presents bite size daily morning show on Worldwide FM called “Morning Mari*” (Mondays – Fridays / 9.45-10.00) and Japanese music focus show “Oto Nova Japan (音の波)” every first Monday (16.00-18.00).

    Toshio Matsuura 

    DJ/Radio Presenter/Event Producer.
    Founding member of United Future Organization (U.F.O.) which was formed in 1990. The collective established the beginning of Japanese club culture, and released 5 full albums in 32 countries which gained a massive reputation in 12 years. After leaving U.F.O. in 2002, he has continued to play as a solo DJ at clubs and festivals internationally and currently produces events and supervises music for notable fashion brands. He has remixed many high profile artists in a wide range of genres, such as James Brown, Astor Piazzolla, Gotan Project and Melanie De Biasio. In 2013, he gathered talented and forward-thinking artists based in Tokyo to produce a project called “HEX,” which presents Tokyo’s progressive form of Jazz to the world and was released from Blue Note Records worldwide. His latest project “Toshio Matsuura Group” gathered radical musicians from UK and performed at Worldwide Festival in 2018. He has a weekly show called “TOKYO MOON” on InterFM897, a popular Japanese FM station, and “WW TOKYO” 1st & 3rd Monday of every month broadcasting 11:00-13:00 (GMT) on Worldwide FM.

     

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  • Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide FM Top 10 – Best of June 2017

    Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide FM Top 10 – Best of June 2017 Worldwide FM is a new global music radio platform founded by Gilles Peterson as an addition to his taste-making Worldwide brand. Broadcasting live from London, 10AM-6PM on weekdays, Worldwide FM is co-curated by Thris Tian, with satellite studios in Los Angeles and Tokyo and monthly shows from Motor City…

    Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide FM Top 10 – Best of June 2017

    Worldwide FM is a new global music radio platform founded by Gilles Peterson as an addition to his taste-making Worldwide brand. Broadcasting live from London, 10AM-6PM on weekdays, Worldwide FM is co-curated by Thris Tian, with satellite studios in Los Angeles and Tokyo and monthly shows from Motor City Drum Ensemble, Louie Vega, Channel One, Francois K and Lefto.

    Gilles Peterson presents the Worldwide FM Top Ten for June, a monthly chart of ten tracks that sums up his favourite moments on the station, including music played, guest appearances, interviews, tributes and special broadcasts.

    Listen to Worldwide FM on the move via the free app and keep up to date with the latest shows and other happenings at on FacebookTwitterInstagram and Mixcloud.

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    Poem of the Month:

    1. General Rubbish – ‘MALA’ [Unreleased] // UK

    Rob Gallagher aka Earl Zinger aka Galliano aka Diabolical Liberties aka General Rubbish; a man of many monikers and projects, but one singular talent for poetry. Rob took part in our most recent four hour Spoken Word Special, of which these verses about Mala were the standout.

    ▹ Explore more: listen back to General Rubbish’s Spoken Word Special. (29-06-17)
    ▹ Explore more: in the same Spoken Word Special, dub poet Roger Robinson hosted Terrence Hayes, poetry editor of The New York Times. (29-06-17)

    Track of the Month

    2. Soundspecies & Ache Meyi – Alina’s Calypso [Manana Records] // UK

    In 2016 Manana launched Cuba’s first ever electronic music festival, celebrating the country’s furtive music culture, with more of a focus on second city Santiago. While the festival is on hiatus, Manana continues its mission statement as a label. Following a release from Ariwo – deep club sounds combined with Yelfris Valdes’ powerful trumpet work – Soundspecies and Ache Meyi released their own self-titled album. The Brownswood Bubblers Four alumni apply their own electronic production techniques to the Afro-Cuban energy of Ache Meyi for a raucous showcase.

    ▹ Explore more: Yelfris Valdes took part in a six hour Cuba Day special, alongside Gilles Peterson, Dayme Arocena, Vince Vella and Arema Arega (17-11-16)
    ▹ Explore more: WW Santiago was hosted by Quinton Scott, boss of Strut Records who has previously done shows with label compiler Duncan Brooker (08-02-17), African record collector Temi Kogbe (05-12-16) and Idris Ackamoor (21-11-16).

    Album of the Month

    3. Binker & Moses – The Valley of the Ultra Black [Gearbox Records] // UK

    Saxophonist Binker Golding and drummer Moses Boyd team up on their second album, Journey to the Mountain of Forever, released 2nd JuneDeparting from the acutely dance floor direction of his solo work, Moses opts for a freer form with Binker, across an extensive and experimental long player.

    ▹ Explore: Paul Bradshaw hosted Binker & Moses for an in-depth discussion on their new album. (28-04-16)
    ▹ Explore more: Moses Boyd’s Drummers Inc (24-01-17)

    Live Sessions

    4. Maia Barouh – Flute improvisation (Live WWFM Performance)

    In Thris Tian’s absence, Worldwide FM producer Mari hosted a Japan special for her first New Music Worldwide show. Among the guests were techno producers DJ Nobu and Haruka, music journalist Yuko Asanuma with a Tokyo-via-Berlin selection and the first edition of Yosi Horikawa’s field recording show, following his adventures with us and Tank in New Orleans. Despite all this talent, it was Japanese-French singer-songwriter Maia Barouh, daughter of Pierre Barouh, founder of Sarava Records who stole the show, with a live flute improvisation.

    ▹ Explore more: watch videos for Maia Barouh’s flute performance and vocal performance live from London.
    ▹ Explore more: watch a video for Yosi Horikawa’s ‘Song For NOLA’ using field recordings from his travels around New Orleans and a potem by Tank from Tank and the Bangas.

    Outside Broadcast

    5. Kodäma – Ask the Moon [Mamie’s Music] // France

    The night after Gilles’ monthly Tea-Time party at La Bellevilloise in June, he stopped by Le Mellotron for a breakfast broadcast. The café-come-radio-station, set just of Canal Saint Martin in République host a morning show every Thursday on Worldwide FM, welcoming local and touring guests to spin music befitting Paris’ diverse musical culture. For this WW Paris edition with Gilles, they were joined by house producer Superpoze and Kodäma, a duo formed from Congo-Japanese singer Kiala Ogawa and bassist T-time. The inaugural release on Paris-based label Mamie’s Records, their Palo Santo EP combines electronic and acoustic sounds with Ogawa’s wispy bilingual tones.

    ▹ Explore more: browse the archive of Le Mellotron’s weekly shows.
    ▹ Explore more: listen to a previous WW Paris takeover with Piu Piu hosting Zaltan, Joakim & Myako. (22-03-17)
    ▹ Explore more: listen back to Superpoze’s show in London (10-10-16)

    Tribute of the Month

    6. Marcus Intalex – Temperance [Soul-R] // UK

    At the end of May, the drum & bass and techno community was dealt a heavy blow with the untimely death of Marcus ‘Intalex’ Kaye. Through his own productions and running the Soul:r and Revolve:r imprints, he’d enjoyed a long and fruitful career forming the UK club sounds across nearly two decades. While there was no special tribute show on air, numberous hosts picked out some favourites from his extensive discography during their shows.

    ▹ Explore more: DJ Marky, Gilles Peterson and Fabio took part in a drum & bass special (30-05-17)

    Moments of the Month

    7. Novelist freestyle over Skream’s Midnight Request Line [Unreleased] // UK

    In an effort to represent an under celebrated but highly influential musical region of London, Emma Warren presented a four hour WW Lewisham special, covering the full spectrum of the borough’s sounds. Saxon looked back on dub heritage, Emma Jean Thackray represented the new jazz energy of the Trinity School, Coby Sey covered brooding electronics and Fotomachine bridged the gaps between them all. The appearance of grime mc Novelist stood out most, not just for the impact of craft but also the manner in which he expressed it. A true ambassador for his local area, he showed an acute awareness of the responsibility he has to his young contemporaries; and rather than cowering, he relishes the role. His freestyle bridged two decades of UK club culture, laying his own new verses over one of Skream’s iconic dubstep productions.

    ▹ Explore more: watch Novelist’s two 20 minute freestyles (first and second)
    ▹ Explore more: listen back to shows from Emma Jean Thackray’s Trinity School contemporaries – Femi Koleoso (30-05-17), Theon Cross (27-03-17), Joe Armon-Jones (07-02-17), Nubya Garcia (19-01-17), Poppy Ajudha (13-12-16) and Oscar Jerome (29-11-16).
    ▹ Explore more: Coby Sey took part in a Whities takeover, hosted by Tasker. (09-02-17)

    8. Juana Molina – Cosoco [CRAMMED DISCS] // Argentina

    As a singer, songwriter and actress, Juana Molina is somewhat of a superstar in her native Argentina but in Europe she enjoys a bit more of unassuming existence. That was until the release of her critically acclaimed seventh album Halo on Crammed Discs in May, an enigmatic combination of ambient, experimental pop, psychedelics and progressive folk. She joined Brownswood’s Jake From Upstairs for an interview about her craft.

    ▹ Explore more: browse the archive of Jake From Upstairs.
    ▹ Explore more: browse the archive of Brownswood’s show, which Jake hosts with Ruby Savage.

    9. E.O.L. SOULFRITO – ‘Upright Love’ [Vega Records] // USA

    E.O.L. Soulfrito, led by musical director Louie Vega, is the condensed version of his Elements Of Life live band project, which has released three albums, won a Grammy and even performed during the 2007 Superbowl pre-game show. After launching his much anticipated monthly Open Air Sessions with us, we wanted to celebrate his latest EOL release, ‘Upright Love’. With a runtime of over ten minutes, this slow-burning groover combines Axel Tosca on Fender Rhodes, City Mizelle on vocals and Josh Milan on jazz guitar and percussion.

    ▹ Explore more: listen to Louie’s first Open Air Sessions. (20-06-17)
    ▹ Explore more: Louie Vega headlined our Rush Hour In-Store at ADE 2016. (20-10-16)
    ▹ Explore more: adding to our roster of house icons on the station, Francois K recently began his monthly four hour World of Echoes show.

    10. JMSN – Addicted [WWFM Live Version] // US

    So devoted is our LA studio to showcasing live music, they often pack more live music into their schedule every month than we do in London; and they’re only on six hours a week. This month’s highlight came from LA-via-Detroit singer Christian Berishaj. Better known as JMSN, his newly released fifth album, Whatever Makes You Happy, celebrates living a life of self-fulfilment and joy. ‘Addicted’ is taken from the release and was performed live on Jeremy Sole’s Branches show alongside four other tracks.

    ▹ Explore more: browse the archive of Jeremy Sole’s weekly show from LA.
    ▹ Explore more: browse the archive of all WW LA shows, including regular show from Mark de Clive-Lowe, Jimetta Rose, Steve Nalepa and Bandcamp’s Andrew Jervis.

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  • WW Paris: Philippe Cohen Solal re-opens the doors of the Hash Club, a journey through the Paradis Artificiels

    As part of our Fete de la Musique celebrations, this show explores a variety of live performances provided by the artists that Gotan Project‘s Philippe Cohen Solal invited during his Hash Club of Paris two months ago. Featuring Maia Barouh, Marie Modiano & Peter Von Poehl, Chassol, Féloche, Marina Cedro, Olaf Hund, Élodie Bouchez and Tété, guests took the opportunity…

    As part of our Fete de la Musique celebrations, this show explores a variety of live performances provided by the artists that Gotan Project‘s Philippe Cohen Solal invited during his Hash Club of Paris two months ago.

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    Featuring Maia Barouh, Marie Modiano & Peter Von Poehl, Chassol, Féloche, Marina Cedro, Olaf Hund, Élodie Bouchez and Tété, guests took the opportunity to create a unique live session by reading poems and mixing old records of French poets.

    The history behind Hash Club

    In 1844, Charles Baudelaire and Théophile Gautier, two french poets, created the Hash Club, a monthly rendez-vous where some of the most talented artists, writers and poets (Victor Hugo, Eugène Delacroix, Alexandre Dumas) gathered, eating hashish jam called dawamek in order to access artificial paradises. Those parties, fantasias took place in a beautiful mansion in the center of Paris: L’Hôtel de Lauzun.

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    Lat March, for Paris Music Festival, Philippe Cohen Solal reopened the doors of Club de Hachichins, in the exact place where it happened, where Baudelaire lived and wrote some of his most famous poems such as ‘L’invitation au voyage’. Philippe shared the stage with musicians and actors to experiment intimate shows inspired by this legendary place and by the XIXth century’s french poetry.

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    It also became an opportunity for Philippe to create a whole piece of music – soon known as the album Paradis Artificiel, based on poems by Baudelaire and texts from Théophile Gautier. The first single ‘Le Parfum” has just been released and the forthcoming album will be available next fall.

    For more shows from this lineup:

    WW NOLA Day 2: Gilles Peterson with Yisrael trio and Phillipe Cohen Solal (Gotan Project)
    New Music Worldwide: Mari* with maïa barouh,DJ NOBU, Haruka, Yuko Asanuma, YOSI HORIKAWA

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  • New Music Worldwide: Mari* with maïa barouh, DJ NOBU, Haruka, Yuko Asanuma, YOSI HORIKAWA

    Weekly Friday afternoon show from London delivers four hours of upfront music, special guests and club listings. Mari* is Worldwide FM’s senior producer and Gilles Peterson’s longtime radio collaborator. She presents four hours of the freshest new music from Japanese artists. maïa barouh Maia is a Japanese/French singer and flutist. She sings using a special throat…

    Weekly Friday afternoon show from London delivers four hours of upfront music, special guests and club listings.

    Mari* is Worldwide FM’s senior producer and Gilles Peterson’s longtime radio collaborator. She presents four hours of the freshest new music from Japanese artists.

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    Maia is a Japanese/French singer and flutist. She sings using a special throat technique from a small island in the South of Japan, mixing it with modern and electric sounds. Maïa gives a live performance of traditional Japanese island folk music.

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    Yosi Horikawa

    Yosi Horikawa is a Japanese producer and sound creator who incorporates field recordings into his music – he presents his field recording sounds and inspirational music.

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    Yuko Asanuma

    Yuko Asanuma is a music journalist, broadcaster, event organiser and record collector from Japan based in Berlin.

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    Haruka

    Huraka is one of Japan’s leading next-generation techno DJs and a resident DJ and co-organizer of DJ Nobu’s infamous Future Terror parties. Haruka DJs an hour long chillout/downbeat set.

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    DJ NOBU

    DJ Nobu is Japanese techno royalty. He organises the now legendary party Future Terror and runs his own label Bitta in his home town, Chiba city. He returns for the second date of his Oval Space residency.  

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