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

    September 2016 marked the launch of Worldwide FM, 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. Gilles Peterson presents the Worldwide FM Top Ten for…

    September 2016 marked the launch of Worldwide FM, 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.

    Gilles Peterson presents the Worldwide FM Top Ten for April – a monthly chart of ten tracks that sum up Gilles’ favourite moments on the station, including music player, 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 Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Mixcloud.

    Track of the Month:

    1 – Nick Hakim – Green Twins [ATO Records] // USA

    A soulful, psychedelic ride from East Coast singer-songwriting Nick Hackim, taken from his forthcoming album Green Twins out 19th May on ATO Records.

    Album of the Month:

    2 – Lord Echo – Just Do You, taken from Harmonies [Soundway Records] // New Zealand

    Reggae, rock steady, disco, African soul and spiritual jazz combine on this wide-ranging and accomplished album from New Zealand producer Lord Echo on Soundway.
    ▹ Explore more: Soundway boss Miles Cleret hosted a show in our first week of broadcasting (05-09-17) and begins a bi-monthly residency in May (05-04-17).
    ▹ Explore more: a full spectrum of sounds from New Zealand were showcased on WW Aotearoa (29-03-17), hosted by Junior.

    Live Sessions:

    3 – Jono McCleery – Angola, Louisiana [Live Worldwide FM Session] // UK

    To celebrate what would have been Gil Scott-Heron’s 68th Birthday, The Invisible bandleader Dave Okumu presented a two hour show, accompanied by poet Lemn Sissay MBE and Ninja Tune-signed singer-songwriter Jono McCleery. Aside from playing some of their favourite originals, Jono also performed a live cover of ‘Angola, Louisiana’, taken from Secrets, a collaborative album with Brian Jackson from 1978.

    ▹ Explore more: listen to Dave Okumu’s two hour Gil Scott-Heron tribute with Lemn Sissay and Jono McCleery (30-03-17).
    ▹ Explore more: watch a video session of Jono performing ‘Angola, Louisiana’ live on air.


    ▹ Explore more: Roger Robinson interviews The Last Poets, including stories of time spent with Gil Scott-Heron through some of his more difficult periods battling drug addiction (25-11-16)

    4 – Bugge Wesseltoft & Prins Thomas – Bobletekno [Live Worldwide FM Session] // Norway

    As part of our weekly International Day takeovers, Norwegian pianist Bugge Wesseltoft hosted a four hour broadcast with two of Norway’s most influential and longest-standing DJs, Strangefruit and Olle Abstract, alongside space-disco originator Prins Thomas. ‘Bobletekno’ is taken from a world exclusive live jam that Bugge and Thomas did at the beginning of the show. 

    ▹ Explore more: listen to WW Olso: Bugge Wesseltoft with Prins Thomas, DJ Strangefruit & Olle Abstract (05-04-17)
    ▹ Explore more: Bugge Wesseltoft stopped by our London studios to present an hour of current favourites (18-11-16)
    ▹ Explore more: Bugge Wesseltoft performed at this year’s Piano Day event at Union Chapel. Listen to a highlights show presented by Kate Hutchinson, including performances and interviews from Bugge, Trim, Matthew Bourne, Andrea Belfi and Dead Light (20-04-17)

    5 – Laura Misch – This Road [Live WWFM Session] // UK

    Young London saxophonist, singer and producer Laura Misch joined Emma Warren’s show for a live set, mastering three instruments (including her voice) at once. ‘This Road’ is currently unreleased.

    ▹ Explore more: listen to Emma Warren’s two hour show with Laura (24-04-17). Emma is a broadcaster and journalist, whose monthly falls on the fourth Monday.

    Moments of the Month:

    6 – Penguin Cafe & Cornelius – Bird Watching At Inner Forest (Penguin Cafe Mix) [Erased Tapes] // UK

    To celebrate 10 years in the game, avant-garde classic label Erased Tapes took over the Brownswood Basement for a four hour broadcastLabel founder Robert Rath looked back on some of their favourite releases and presented two special live sets, one from Penguin Cafe and the other a world exclusive performance from Daniel Bradt, co-founder of Germany’s electroacoustic ensemble Brandt Brauer Frick.

    ▹ Explore more: listen to the Erased Tapes 10th Anniversary special (20-04-17)
    ▹ Explore more: watch a video of Penguin Cafe perform ‘Protection’ live at Brownswood.


    ▹ Explore more: watch a video of Daniel Brandt perform ‘On The Move’ live at Brownswood.


    ▹ Explore more: an Erased Tapes regular, Olafur Arnalds joined Thris Tian for an hour of words and music (01-11-16).

    7 – Nia Andrews – From Here [Live Worldwide Festival Session] // USA

    We broadcasted a four hour highlight show from Gilles’ annual alpine festival in Leysin. Nia Andrews’ live set was one of the highlights, especially this title track of her 2016 From Here EP.

    ▹ Explore more: listen to the WW Leysin festival highlight show (29-03-17).
    ▹ Explore more: also appearing in Leysin, Steve Spacek later joined Leanne Wright in London for for a live set on her Emerald Tablet show (24-04-17).
    ▹ Explore more: also appearing in Leysin, listen to Tommaso Cappellato’s two hour Drummers Inc show (25-04-17)
    ▹ Explore more: Nia Andrew joined Jeremy Sole at our LA pop-up in September last year, a fringe broadcast as part of HowWeDo LA, a collaborative event between Gilles Peterson and WeTransfer at Ace Hotel (29-10-16)

    Best New Music

    8 – Slowthai – T’n’Biscuits [Bone Soda] // UK

    On the tip from Thris Tian, Slowthai is a Northampton-based wordsmith and producer, recently signed to Skinny Macho’s Bone Soda imprint. This one is taken from his slowitdown EP and was featured heavily on Thris’ New Music Worldwide shows, which you can catch weekly on Fridays 2-6PM BST.

    ▹ Explore more: browse the New Music Worldwide archive to pick up Thris Tian’s weekly new music tip-offs.

    9 – Osunlade – Same, Same [Yoruba 45s] // USA

    Osunlade is one of the house music greats as both a DJ, producer, label boss with Yoruba Records and now band conductor with the Yoruba Soul Orchestra. Not content with his current lot, he’s recently set up a new offshoot label, Yoruba 45s, dedicated to 7” releases. Packed with a Prince-like funk to it, ‘Same, Same’ is taken from its first release.

    ▹ Explore more: Osunlade joined Gilles Peterson for two hours of words and music (21-04-17).

    Special Mention

    10 – Nicholas Payton – Jazz Is A Four Letter Word [Paytone-Ropeadope] // USA

    Deep and soulful jazz explorations fromAmerican trumpet player and multi-instrumentalist, Nicholas Payton. A New Orleans native, this links neatly onto our 10-day WW NOLA broadcast live from Six of Saturns Jazz Fest at Ace Hotel and in partnership with WeTransfer.

    ▹ Explore more: browse through the WW NOLA activities, hosted by Gilles Peterson, Mark de Clive-Lowe and Soul Sista, welcome guests that include Amp Fiddler, 79ers Gang, Yosi Horikawa, Yisrael Trio, Jimetta Rose and Will LV.

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

    September 2016 marked the launch of Worldwide FM, 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. Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide FM Top 10 is a monthly…

    September 2016 marked the launch of Worldwide FM, 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.

    Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide FM Top 10 is a monthly chart of ten tracks that sum up Gilles’ favourite music, guest appearances, interviews, tributes and special broadcasts to feature on the station.

    To keep up to date with the latest happenings at Worldwide FM, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Mixcloud.

    Tracks of the Month:

    1- Blood, Wine Or Honey – Anxious Party People [Plastic Pagan] // Hong Kong
    One of Gilles’ favourite discoveries of the month, from this Hong Kong-based electro-psychedelia outfit.

    2- Oscar Jerome – Two Sides take from Oscar Jerome [Bandcamp White Label] // UK
    ▹ Explore more: Oscar played live as part of Poppy Adjudha’s band, in session with Will LV (03-02-16)

    Albums of the Month:

    3- Sampha – Plastic 100°C taken from Process [Young Turks] // UK
    ▹ Explore more: Sampha joined Gilles for two hours of words and music (20-02-17).

    4- Thundercat – Walk On By taken from Drunk [Brainfeeder] // US
    ▹ Explore more: Thundercat made an appearance on WW LA on Jimetta Rose’s Family Values series with his brothers Ronald, Ronald Jr and Jameel (25-01-17).

    In Memorial:

    5- David Axelrod – The Shadow Knows [Mowax] // US
    ▹ Explore more: Mowax boss James Lavelle joined Gilles for a David Axelrod tribute (08-02-17)

    Compilation of the Month:

    6- Maria Rita – Cµntico Basileiro No. 3 taken from Outro Tempo: Electronic and Contemporary Music From Brazil, 1978-1992 curated by John Gómez [Music From Memory] // Brazil
    ▹ Explore more: John Gómez joined Gilles for two hours of words and music (22-02-17)

    Reissue of the Month:

    7- Focus – Hay-Hay taken from Zulu [Crown Ruler] // South Africa
    ▹ Explore more: to learn more about the bubblegum sound of South Africa, listen to Gilles Peterson’s ‘Cape Town Sounds‘ documentary.
    ▹ Explore more: Crown Ruler is run by Jeremy Spellacy who joins Soundway boss Miles Cleret for his first bi-monthly show on Worldwide FM (12-05-17)

    Moments of the Month:

    8- Dinosaur L – Go Bang (François K Remix) [City Beat] // US
    ▹ Explore more: François K joined Thris Tian for two hours of words and music (07-02-17)

    9- Sherwood & Pinch – Jazzy Jeff Cakes [On-U Sound] // UK
    ▹ Explore more: Sherwood & Pinch hosted a Soundsystem Culture Special alongside Channel One (16-02-17)

    Future:

    10- Nils Frahm – Them [Erased Tapes] // Germany
    ▹ Explore more: Nils Frahm co-founded Piano Day, which we’ll be celebrating with three special broadcasts throughout March, featuring Bugge Wesseltoft, Matthew Bourne, Trim, Dead Light and Andrea Belfi.

     

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  • Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide FM Top Ten – Best of March 2017

    Gilles Peterson presents the Worldwide FM March Top Ten – a monthly chart of ten tracks that sum up Gilles’ favourite music, guest appearances, interviews, tributes and special broadcasts to feature on the station. If you want to listen to Worldwide FM on the move, download the free app! Tracks of the Month: 1 – Hector Plimmer – Eastern System…

    Gilles Peterson presents the Worldwide FM March Top Ten – a monthly chart of ten tracks that sum up Gilles’ favourite music, guest appearances, interviews, tributes and special broadcasts to feature on the station.

    If you want to listen to Worldwide FM on the move, download the free app!

    Tracks of the Month:

    1 – Hector Plimmer – Eastern System taken from Sunshine [Albert’s Favourites] // UK
    ▹ Explore more: A guest on Thris Tian’s New Music Worldwide show, (17-03-17) this south London beatsmith’s new album Sunshine is out now on Albert’s Favourites. 

    2 – Laura marling – Soothing taken from Semper Femina [Kobalt Music Group] // UK
    ▹ Explore more: From her latest album Semper Femina which came out in March.

    3 – Amp Fiddler – No Politics [Mahogani Music] // US
    ▹ Explore more: The Detroit soul/funk musician exclusively premiered this track on Gilles’ show. (09-03-17)

    Album of the Month:

    4 – Dayme Arocena – It’s Got Gonna Be Forever taken from Cubafonía [Brownswood] // UK
    ▹ Explore more: Following the release of her album Cubafonia, Dayme is touring Europe throughout April, playing Jazz Cafe Friday 14th April. (17-11-16)

    In Memorial:

    5 – Dave Valentin – Cinnamon & Clove [Arista GRP] // US
    ▹ Explore more: The jazz flautist born in New York, who played with the likes of Noel Pointer, Patti Austen, Lee Ritenour over the years, passed away on March 8, 2017. (09-03-17)

    Compilation of the Month:

    6 – Sanza – Sounouh taken from Jan Schultz presents: Tropical Drums of Deutschland [Music For Dreams] // Germany
    ▹ Explore more: Jan Schultz presents: Tropical Drums of Deutschland, a selection of German tropical influenced folk jazz from the 80s.

    Moments of the month:

    7 – Bounty Killer Rodigan Dubplate [Unreleased] // Jamaica
    ▹ Explore more: Gilles caught up with reggae selector David Rodigan for WWFM’s Soundsystem Culture Special (16-03-17). He has just released his autobiography My Life In Reggae. 

    8 – NAO – DYWM [RCA] // UK
    ▹ Explore more: The East London songstress was a guest on Kieran Yates’ first ever show for WWFM (08-03-17), ahead of her US tour starting this spring.

    Live Sessions:

    9 – Jonwayne – Wonka [Live WWFM London Session]
    ▹ Explore more: Jonwayne joined Thris Tian on his Global Roots show (14-03-17) for a live session and discussed his latest Rap Album Two. 

    10 – Jamire Williams, Chassol & Carlos Niño – Exclusive Improvised Session [Live From WW LA Session]
    ▹ Explore more: WW LA Leaving Records Special (22-03-17) saw Stones Throw drummer Jamire Williams team up with French pianist Chassol and California producer Carlos Niño for an improvised session.

     

     

     

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  • WeTransfer presents HowWeDo: LA – a podcast by Gilles Peterson

    In anticipation for How We Do: LA – a special musical collaboration between WeTransfer, Gilles Peterson and some of L.A’s most exciting musicians – Gilles has put together an hour-long selection celebrating the West Coast past and present. He touches on the city’s history, with icons like George Duke and Chet Baker, and then how…

    In anticipation for How We Do: LA – a special musical collaboration between WeTransfer, Gilles Peterson and some of L.A’s most exciting musicians – Gilles has put together an hour-long selection celebrating the West Coast past and present.

    He touches on the city’s history, with icons like George Duke and Chet Baker, and then how – inspired by the work of Stones Throw, Peanut Butter Wolf and Egon – the club culture stagnation in the 80s and 90s was reinvigorated by Flying Lotus and his Brainfeeder contemporaries. Nowadays L.A is a hub for live and club music alongside Tokyo, Berlin and London and Gilles guides you through some of the key names who have helped put it on the map, from Dam Funk’s G-funk, singersongwriters like Mosey Sumney and Kadhja Bonet, the pioneering Sa-Ra Creative Partners and so much more.

    Worldwide FM will be broadcasting live from HowWeDo: LA on  7pm – 2am (PDT) / 3 – 10am (BST) on the 28th – 29th Sep, with pop-up sessions from 11am – 7pm (PDT) / 6pm – 2am (BST) on the 28th, 29th and 30th September. 

    Tracklist

    Flying Lotus – Do The Astral Plane
    George Duke – Someday
    Bobby Hutchinson – Ntu
    Nite Funk – Don’t Play Games
    Sa-Ra Creative Partners – Rosebuds
    Moses Sumner – Man on the Moon
    Kadhja Bonet – Tears for Lamon
    Chet Baker – Do It The Hard Way
    Freestyle Fellowship – Inner City Boundaries
    Kendrick Lamar – Good Kid
    Hiatus Kaiyote – By Fire
    Stan Getz & Pharcyde – Runnin’
    Miguel Atwood Ferguson – Fall In Love
    Miguel Atwood Ferguson – Mezame (For Carlos Nino)
    Miguel Atwood Ferguson – Cherubin (Austin Peralta)

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