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Album of the Week 14-18 October ‐ Worldwide FM
  • Album of the Week 14-18 October

    Yīn Yīn – The Rabbit That Hunts Tigers [Bongo Joe] Worldwide FM’s album of the week is Yīn Yīn‘s ‘The Rabbit That Hunts The Tigers‘, that will be out on the 18th of October on Bongo Joe.  Where to place Yīn Yīn on the map ? Maybe somewhere between Netherlands and South-East Asia, on an…

    Yīn Yīn – The Rabbit That Hunts Tigers [Bongo Joe]

    Worldwide FM’s album of the week is Yīn Yīn‘s ‘The Rabbit That Hunts The Tigers‘, that will be out on the 18th of October on Bongo Joe. 

    Where to place Yīn Yīn on the map ? Maybe somewhere between Netherlands and South-East Asia, on an imaginary tropical island. That’s where they brew a strange cocktail made of disco grooves, powerful “thaï beat” tunes and experimental tropi-synths.

    After two mind blowing singles on Les Disques Bongo Joe, they’re back with « The Rabbit That Hunts Tigers ». Yīn Yīn passed last months burning scenes and make people dance around Europe, so they’re ready to blow the world with this awaited first album. Made of groovy tunes and dancefloor killers, this album could be the crazy soundtrack of a 60s hippie village on the South China Sea. Due for fall 2019, still on Les Disques Bongo Joe, this twelve songs gem will warm you up during the cold season.

    Tracklist:

    1. Nata Ni Thale
    2. Pingpxng
    3. One Inch Punch
    4. Lotus
    5. Thom Ki Ki
    6. On Yiep
    7. Alpaca
    8. Kroy Wen
    9. Sui Ye
    10. The Rabbit That Hunts Tigers
    11. A Ballad For Chong Wang
    12. The Sacred Valley of Cusco
    13. Dis ko Dis ko

    Credits:

    YĪN YĪN is Kees Berkers, Yves Lennertz, Robbert Verwijlen, Remy Scheren

    written & performed by Kees Berkers & Yves Lennertz
    recorded & mixed bye Gino Bombrini at Bombrini Studios, Heerlen
    mastered by Christian Bethge, Mannheim
    vinyl cut by Adi Flück at Centraldubs, Bern
    artwork by Lisanne Janssen & Yves Lenertz

    Kees Berkers: drums, percussions, synths
    Yves Lennertz: guitar, phin, bass, organ, synths, vocals
    Gino Bombrini: percussions on pingpxng and alpaca mountain
    Remy Scheren: bass guitar
    Robbert Verwijlen: organ & synth

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  • Album of the Week 7-11 October

    Afriqua – Colored [R&S Records] Morning Mari*’s album of the week is Berlin-based producer Adam Longman Parker aka Afriqua‘s ‘Colored‘ out on R&S Records on the 4th of October, 2019. The album is a celebration of the unifying power of Black culture through the prism of electronic music. After releasing successful singles “Soul Correction,” and “Chronic…

    Afriqua – Colored [R&S Records]

    Morning Mari*’s album of the week is Berlin-based producer Adam Longman Parker aka Afriqua‘s ‘Colored‘ out on R&S Records on the 4th of October, 2019. The album is a celebration of the unifying power of Black culture through the prism of electronic music.

    After releasing successful singles “Soul Correction,” and “Chronic Cool,” and the back-to-back Aleph and Vice/ Principle EPs, a full-length album was the ideal format for Parker to expand on the sounds typified in his dancefloor productions. Colored is a natural culmination of Parker’s stylistic spectrum, spanning from house and techno to experimental and abstract electronica.

    His heightened attention to production quality was inspired by seminal records in the canon of Black music, including work by Quincy Jones, Roy Ayers, and Weldon Irvine (who also hailed from Hampton, Parker’s hometown in Virginia). Colored, however, is a distinctly “un-nostalgic” album and these classics served more as archetypes of musical achievement than bases for imitation. “To the extent that it hearkens back, it does so in the sense of the sequencing and arrangement, in the pursuit of sonic accomplishment across the record,” says Parker.

    Growing up in Virginia, Parker was exposed to a niche of local electronic music pioneers including The Neptunes, Timbaland, and Missy Elliot, artists whose early-2000s contributions to the movement are often overshadowed by their pop leanings. “The Virginia sound,” Parker says, is far more intrinsic to his process than the oft-replicated models of American house and techno: “Black electronic music doesn’t have to be from the Midwest—this isn’t from Detroit, this isn’t from Chicago. It’s from Virginia.”

    From the ritual chants on “Shout,” to Motown’s African roots on “Upstream,” and the George Clinton-era psyfunk of “Space Dookie,” Colored ’s diverse musical influences read like a lesson in Black music history. This panoramic approach extends to the album’s collaborators as well—lyrical wizard and J.Cole collaborator Salomon Faye, Belgian Afro-pop vocalist Zap Mama, LCD Soundsystem bassist Tyler Pope, and Parker’s brother, producer and songwriter Ruven. Colored was recorded at a number of studios across Europe and the U.S., including Octagon in London, moon in Brooklyn, Funkhaus/Saal 3 in Berlin, and ICP in Brussels. The bespoke album artwork was created by Atlanta artist Eric Mack.

    Parker spent two years composing and assembling Colored, which thematically bridges the past and present milestones of Black music from their Southern roots to their most modern incarnations. “The overarching theme,” he says, “was reconciling this branch of the Black musical tree with its origins. It’s not divisive, it’s about celebrating the rightful origins of the music we all enjoy.”

    Tracklist:

    1. Tema (ft Ruven)
    2. Dope
    3. Sociodelic
    4. Shout
    5. Birdlandia
    6. Noir
    7. Upstream (ft Zap Mama)
    8. Turner
    9. Zenith
    10. Native Sun
    11. Go Tell It (ft Salomon Faye)
    12. Whatever Means
    13. Jumpteenth
    14. Burn
    15. Space Dookie (ft Big Farma)
    16. At Last

    Credits:

    Vocals by Brian Parker on Tema, Upstream, and Space Dookie.
    Lead vocals by Marie Daulne on Upstream.
    Lead vocals by Salomon Faye on Go Tell It, with additional vocals by Xiolynn.
    Bass by Tyler Pope on Tema, Upstream, and Space Dookie.
    Guitar by Brian Parker on Turner, and Space Dookie.
    Additional synthesiser by Olsi Rama on Turner.
    All other parts performed by A.L. Parker.

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  • WW Poland

    This week we are highlighting influential figures and labels from across the Polish scene, as well as bringing through emerging talents from the Jazz Forum Showcase, powered by Szczecin Jazz. Enjoy our programming which ranges from Tuesday’s night’s live broadcast of Kamil Piotrowicz Sextet, Kasia Pietrzko Trio, Tomasz Chyla Quintet and Kuba Wiecek Trio and…

    This week we are highlighting influential figures and labels from across the Polish scene, as well as bringing through emerging talents from the Jazz Forum Showcase, powered by Szczecin Jazz. Enjoy our programming which ranges from Tuesday’s night’s live broadcast of Kamil Piotrowicz Sextet, Kasia Pietrzko Trio, Tomasz Chyla Quintet and Kuba Wiecek Trio and Wednesday night’s broadcast of EABS, ZK Collaboration, Skicki-Skiuk and Weezdob Collective, through to imprint specials with Astigmatic Records,  U Know Me Records and Pete On The Corner exploring Polish Sun Ra records with Languidity, electronic pioneers DJ Duch and Oramics, and a heavy Wojtek Mazolewski Brownswood Basement session.

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  • Album of the week 30 September – 4 October

    Matthew Halsall – Oneness [Gondwana Records] Our album of the week for this week is our monthly presenter, Worldwide FM Family Matthew Halsall‘s ‘Oneness‘ out on Gondwana Records.  The recordings on Oneness date from Jan, March and September 2008 and were born from a period of experimentation as Halsall first began to explore the music…

    Matthew Halsall – Oneness [Gondwana Records]

    Our album of the week for this week is our monthly presenter, Worldwide FM Family Matthew Halsall‘s ‘Oneness‘ out on Gondwana Records. 

    The recordings on Oneness date from Jan, March and September 2008 and were born from a period of experimentation as Halsall first began to explore the music that would provide the inspiration for his spiritual jazz recordings Fletcher Moss Park and When the World Was One. They also offer an intriguing snapshot into the birth of Halsall’s Gondwana Orchestra and feature many musicians who would go on to become a key part of Halsall’s musical journey, such as harpist Rachel Gladwin, bassist Gavin Barras and saxophonist Nat Birchall. The recordings sat in the Gondwana Records vaults for over a decade before Halsall felt it was the right time to share them. Asked about the recordings Halsall says:

    I’ve always treasured these recordings and loved how vulnerable, open and free they are, but I just felt they were too subtle and sensitive to release early on in my career, so I held them back until now. I also feel now is the right time to release these before I begin a fresh journey with a new bunch of musicians.”

    Remarkably, the beautiful compositions heard here were all built around a simple tanpura drone sound. An instrument Halsall heard on Alice Coltrane’s ‘Journey In Satchidananda’ album and then at a later date in a concert featuring Arun Ghosh on clarinet and John Ellis on piano. “I loved the way this instrument created a sort of meditative atmospheric pulse for the musicians to work over and it had this beautiful feeling of togetherness, so after the gig I went out and bought a Raagini Shruti box featuring the tanpura drone and began to practice my trumpet over it and wrote lots of loose themes and melodies”.

    The sessions that make up Oneness capture Halsall in the process of building a new band, reaching out to various musicians he’d discovered and admired on the Manchester, Liverpool and Leeds music scene. “I really liked this idea of bringing lots of musicians together from different backgrounds and was fascinated with how they would all react to each other and the tanpura drone box seemed to bring everyone together really well, it was kind of like a nice meditative icebreaker exercise for everyone to loosen up, before we got stuck into the more composed tunes I’d created, some of which ended up on the Sending My Love and Colour Yes albums”.

    The album’s title, Oneness, speaks to both Halsall’s conviction that the planet should be shared equally with all of its inhabitants. That no human being or other inhabitant deserves to exist more than the other and that we can achieve far more together than against each other. And also importantly to what Halsall was aiming for musically:

     “I really believe in Oneness and I’ve always loved the term ‘greater than the sum of its parts’. I could make music on my own and live a fairly isolated antisocial life, but there’s something far more rewarding about creating things with others. And for me these sessions document the coming together of lots of different musicians in a wonderfully organic soulful way to make egoless music”.

    Tracklist:

    1. Life
    2. Oneness
    3. Stan’s Harp
    4. Loving Kindness
    5. Distant Land
    6. Stories from India
    7. The Traveller

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  • Album of the Week 23-27 September

    Joe Armon-Jones – Turn To Clear View [Brownswood Recordings] Morning Mari*’s album of the week is Joe Armon-Jones’ “Turn To Clear View“, out on the 20th of September on our beloved Brownswood Recordings. ‘Turn To Clear View’ finds Armon-Jones pushing the boundaries of his sound into exciting new territory. It’s a set which blurs the…

    Joe Armon-Jones – Turn To Clear View [Brownswood Recordings]

    Morning Mari*’s album of the week is Joe Armon-Jones’Turn To Clear View“, out on the 20th of September on our beloved Brownswood Recordings.

    ‘Turn To Clear View’ finds Armon-Jones pushing the boundaries of his sound into exciting new territory. It’s a set which blurs the lines between bass-heavy dub, contemporary club culture and his background as a pioneering force in the modern jazz scene. That singular vision is heightened with flourishes of R&B, hip-hop and p-funk. It’s music of substance – relevant to the here and now, but sure to be heralded as an influence in the years that follow.

    Inspired by fresh influences and experiences that have arisen over the course of the past year, the album is the result of Armon-Jones’s studious creative process. He writes continuously and organically – initial ideas coming quickly and swiftly recorded as voice notes before they’re evolved and tweaked, often over the course of several months.

    The album itself is all the better for Armon-Jones’ focus. Its lead single ‘Yellow Dandelion’ is a case in point. Soaring vocals from the neo-soul visionary Georgia Anne Muldrow are its most immediately enticing calling card, but Armon-Jones’s flair for intricacies and dynamics provides its substance. From powerful crescendos to his irresistible keyboard solos, ‘Yellow Dandelion’ pushes the fundamentals of funk firmly into 2019.

    That love of the unconventional shines through on ‘The Leo & Aquarius’ as Armon-Jones’s spacious instrumental allowing Jehst’s character-fuelled raps to take centre-stage. Rising talent Obongjayar provides a similarly adventurous spirit, infusing the exploratory, progressive jam ‘Self: Love’ with some highlife flavour. Opening track ‘Try Walk With Me’ immediately sets the tone – with Asheber helping to stir a cocktail of hazy Latin American and Afrikan influences with acid jazz.

    ‘Turn To Clear View’ also features his regular bandmates Oscar Jerome, Moses Boyd and Nubya Garcia, whose uncompromising yet accessible sax on ‘You Didn’t Care’ stands out as a highlight.

    Please see http://www.joearmonjones.com/for upcoming tour dates and ticket details.

    Tracklist:

    1. ‘Try Walk With Me’ (featuring Asheber)
    2. ‘Yellow Dandelion’ (featuring Georgia Anne Muldrow)
    3. ‘Gnawa Sweet’
    4. ‘Icy Roads (Stacked)’
    5. ‘(To Know) Where You’re Coming From’
    6. ‘The Leo & Aquarius’ (featuring Jehst)
    7. ‘You Didn’t Care’ (featuring Nubya Garcia)
    8. ‘Self: Love’ (featuring Obongjayar)

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  • Worldwide Rotations: September

    We’ve updated our regular Worldwide FM playlist with upfront and reissued music from around the world. Listen throughout the month on air, or to enjoy on the move, subscribe or follow the playlist on Spotify and Soundcloud. Afriqua – Go Tell It (ft. Salomon Faye) [R&S Records] Ahmedou Ahmed Lowla – Seyni [Sahel Records] Ami…

    We’ve updated our regular Worldwide FM playlist with upfront and reissued music from around the world. Listen throughout the month on air, or to enjoy on the move, subscribe or follow the playlist on Spotify and Soundcloud.

    Afriqua – Go Tell It (ft. Salomon Faye) [R&S Records]
    Ahmedou Ahmed Lowla – Seyni [Sahel Records]
    Ami Dang – Raiments [Leaving Records]
    Anunnaku – Forgotten Tales [Unknown]
    Ari Lennox – Chicago Boy [Dreamville]
    Art Pepper – Mambo De La Pinta [Fresh Sounds Records]
    Bakar – Hell N Back [September Recordings]
    Bakongo – Momoweb [Livity Sound]
    Batu – Statin (Dub) [Timedance]
    Binker Golding – Strange Beautiful Remembered [Gearbox Recordings]
    Makoto Terashita, Harold Land – Dragon Dance [BBE]
    Blood Orange – Gold Teeth feat Project Pat, Gangsta Boo & Tinashe [Domino Records]
    Brad Mehldau – Striving After Wind [Nonesuch]
    Brian Owens – (Justice Runs Down Like) Cool Cool Water [Purpose Music]
    Burna Boy – Collateral Damage [Altantic Records]
    Carioca & Devas – Canto Dos Pescadores [Altercat Records]
    Carmen Lundy – Have a Little Faith (feat. Patrice Rushen, Ben Williams, Kendrick Scott & Jeff Parker) [Afrasia]
    Celeste – Fathers Son [Polydor]
    Comet Is Coming – The Universe Wakes Up [Impulse! Records]
    Common, Swizz Beatz – Hercules [Loma Vista Recordings]
    Connie Price & the Keystones – Turn It Loose (feat. Doug Lucas) [Fat Beats Records]
    Damon Locks – Which I Believe I Am [International Anthem]
    Danika Smith – Suit Of Armour [Self released]
    David Obi – Dancin [Big Time]
    Dego – A Strong Move For Truth Ft Nadine Charles [2000 Black]
    Djrum – Hard To Say [R&S]
    Édition Spéciale – Mr Business (Aroop Roy rework) [Pepite Edits]
    Elijah Minnelli – Bebé Durmiendo Cumbia [Breadminister County Council]
    Esa – Pantsula Traxx [Soundway]
    Esnard Boisdur – Mizik Bel (A808 Remix) [Clone]
    EVM128/Renato Paris – Changes (Trev Remix) [Studio Rockers]
    fleet.dreams – 888 [All City Records]
    Floating Points – Last Bloom [Ninja Tune]
    FLOWDAN – Horror Show Style (IZCO remix) [Self released]
    Freddie Gibbs & Madlib – High (feat. Danny Brown) [Madlib Invasion]
    Gonzo – A Fuga Dos Grilos [Discrepent]
    Grady Tate – Little Black Samba [Half Note Records]
    Greentea Peng – Greentea Peng – Downers (explicit) [PIAS]
    Guts – Voyaging Bird [Heavenly Sweetness]
    Harriet Tubman – Five Points [Unknown]
    Headie One – Back To Basics (Floating Points Remix) [Relentless Records]
    Henrik Schwarz – Where’s My Music [Sunday Music Records]
    Herbert – Moving Like A Train (Smith N Hack Remix) [K7!]
    Hermeto Pascoal – Santo Antônio [WEA Records]
    IGBO – First Impressions [Indigo Green Brown Orange]
    ItsNate – Space [SLocal]
    Jab – Directions [Percussion Is Necessary Records]
    Jake Milliner – Reminisce (feat. Alfa Mist & Marcus Tenney) [Melting Pot Music]
    James Brandon Lewis – Sir Real Denard [Relative Pitch]
    Jazzmeia Horn – Green Eyes [Concord Records]
    Joe Armon-Jones – Yellow Dandelion Ft. Georgia Anne Muldrow [Brownswood]
    John Coltrane – Blue World [Impulse! Records]
    Jords – Swing [Lost Ones]
    Jose Mauro – Memoria [Far Out Recordings]
    Ka Baird – Symanimagenic [RVNG Internationl]
    Karima F v Baauer – 4AM [Schloss Recordings]
    Kelly Moran – Autowave [Warp]
    KH – Only Human [Ministry of Sound]
    Kiefer – May 20 [Stones Throw Records]
    Kokoroko – Adwa [Brownswood Recordings]
    Kongo Dia Ntotila – Mutwashi (Fancy Cats Midsummers Madness Remix)
    Kool Blues – I Want to Be Ready [The Numero Group]
    Larry Heard – Direct Drive [Track Mode]
    Le Son – Yours [Unknown]
    Little Simz – Sherbet Sunset [AGE 101]
    Makoto Terashita, Harold Land – Dragon Dance [BBE]
    Manu Delago – Circadian [One Little Indian]
    Martyn – Recon [3024]
    Me and My Friends – You Read My Mind [Ear Trumpet Recordings]
    Mica Levi – Monos [Invada]
    Miles Davis – Maze [Colombia Records]
    Moodymann – I’ll Provide [Mahogany]
    Motoko & Myers – Whimbrel [Future Times]
    Nia Andrews – Call Your Name [World Galaxy Records]
    Noah – Melting Blue [Flau]
    O’Flynn – Sunspear [Silver Bear]
    Obalski – Britney [Public Possesion]
    OHARASKA – A FÁBULA [Music From Memory]
    Omar – Be Thankful (Ft. Erykah Badu) [Kudos Records]
    Otherline – Chimes [Otherline]
    Pan & Regaliz – Waiting In the Monsters Garden [EKIPO]
    Pasteur Lappe – More Sekele Movement (Africaine 808 Remix) [Mawimbi]
    Paul Epworth – Voyager [Self-released]
    Quinto Sol – Musica Infinitat [Centro De La Cultura Pre-Americana]
    Radio Tarifa – Soledad [Música Sin Fin]
    Raphael Saadiq – Rikers Island [Columbia]
    Rapsody – Ibtihaj (Feat. D’Angelo & GZA) [Self-released]
    Ras G & The Afrikan Space Program – Dance of the Cosmos [Akashik]
    Redinho – Nova Special [Roya]
    Resavoir – Plantasy [International Anthem]
    Rhythmagic Orchestra – African Mailman [Tru Thoughts]
    Rochelle Raboüin – Keep This In Mind [Discs of Fun & Love]
    Romare – Gone [Ninja Tune]
    Rosie Lowe – Apologise [Wolf Tone]
    RROXYMORE – Home Is Where The Music Is [Don’t Be Afraid]
    Saint Pepsi – Myself When I Am Real [Carpark Records]
    Salami Rose Joe Loui – Love the Sun [Brainfeeder]
    Sidi Mansour – Cheba Yamina (Moving Still Edit) [Dar Disku]
    Sir Was – No Giving Up [Memphis Industries]
    Sirom – A Pulse Expels Its Brothers And Sisters [Tak:til]
    Skinny Pelembe – My Love Is Burning, Down [Brownswood Recordings]
    Slauson Malone – 02/26/12, Smile #2 (feat. Maxo) [Self-released]
    Smino – HOOPTI [Downtown Records]
    Smokey Robinson & The Miracles – We Had a Love So Strong [Tamla]
    Snoh Aalegra – Situationship [Artium Recordings]
    Stereolab – The Flower Called Nowhere [Duophonic]
    T4CKY – I [T4CKY]
    Tamera – Romeo [Moonshyne]
    Tenderlonious – Uncle Larry [22a]
    Tenesha The Wordsmith – Dangerous Women [On The Corner]
    Tess Hanley – Same Girl [Joy Recordings]
    The Diabolical Liberties – Egyptian Moons [On The Corner]
    The Matthew Herbert Big Band – Where’s Home [Accidental Records]
    The Mauskovic Dance Band – Drinks By The Sea [Soundway Records]
    Theo Parrish – What You Gonna Ask For [Sound Signature]
    Tinariwen – Kel Tinawen [Wedge]
    Toshio Matsura – Hello To The Wind (Hugo LX Remix) [Menace]
    Tulipa Ruiz feat. João Donato – Tafetá [Pomm_elo]
    Vitor Araújo – Canto n.3 (Vuto Flâmego) [Nut Riot Records]
    Wbeeza – Spektral [PFly Records]
    Yehaiyahan – Know U More (feat. Soulspeak) [Alpha Pup]
    Yukihiro Takahashi – Saravah! [WeWantSound]

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