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Worldwide FM has become a definitive international radio destination for underground music, culture and stories from around the globe over the past 3 years. Rooted in traditional station values but with the expertise of a forward-facing tech company, we broadcast to hundreds of thousands of global listeners each month. We are very excited to share…
Worldwide FM has become a definitive international radio destination for underground music, culture and stories from around the globe over the past 3 years. Rooted in traditional station values but with the expertise of a forward-facing tech company, we broadcast to hundreds of thousands of global listeners each month.
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This investment period will allow us to build and develop the WWFM platform for the future and with your help and support we aim to become one of the world’s leading global music platforms.
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Morning Mari* Album of the week 24-28 June
Quantic – Atlantic Oscillations [Tru Thoughts] Morning Mari*‘s album of the week for this week is Quantic‘s “Atlantic Oscillations” out on the 21st of June on Tru Thoughts Records. Out 21st June ‘Atlantic Oscillations’ marks the return of world-renowned British producer Quantic with his most cohesive and intricate album to date. Bringing together new players…
Quantic – Atlantic Oscillations [Tru Thoughts]
Out 21st June ‘Atlantic Oscillations’ marks the return of world-renowned British producer Quantic with his most cohesive and intricate album to date. Bringing together new players and concepts with a dance orientated sound that has enchanted fans and tastemakers across the world for nearly two decades, it showcases Will “Quantic” Holland’s artistry and rare ability to intertwine the electronic with the orchestral and coincides with 3 European DJ dates alongside a full Atlantic Oscillations 2019 Tour starting in November (full details overleaf).
The LP is the first Quantic album under his main solo moniker since 2014’s critically acclaimed ‘Magnetica’, and in the interim the prolific artist has raised the stakes with further highly praised side projects including The Western Transient, Flowering Inferno, Quantic & Nidia Góngora and Quantic y Los Míticos del Ritmo. He has also relocated to Brooklyn, built his new recording studio ‘Selva’ and taken a bi-monthly residency at New York club space ‘Good Room’, where much of this release was tried and tested. These recordings, journeys and projects have all played a role in the creation of ‘Atlantic Oscillations’; “This record feels like it grew naturally as I grew to know New York”, Holland muses “I had started the record with electronic sketches in Ableton but soon found that with my new studio setup I was able to record everything with live musicians”.
“I think that the Quantic sound has always been around making electronic music more natural sounding and including live sounds that make you almost forget its electronic in nature, until something hits you in the face”. Embracing his own love of travel, Holland utilises the space created to explore more creativity as a producer. As he admits, “on the whole, the common theme on this record is that it is probably more intricate and arranged than previous records. I spent three times as long as any other Quantic record and spent a lot of time in the detail”. This meticulous attitude is apparent throughout; each track has been crafted to draw the listener’s attention, with elements of both musical originality and a sense of modernity.
Title track and lead single, “Atlantic Oscillations” embodies a disco vibrancy taken directly from sweaty dance nights in Brooklyn’s small disco and dance clubs. Beginning with a simple bassline recorded by Holland, the track evolves into a symphonic experience, building a tension that hints at darkness. The name, taken from the weather phenomenon, came from an email Holland’s mother sent him; “my mother used to always send me news and emails that she thought I’d find interesting, one time she sent me one about North Atlantic weather oscillations”.
Taking its name from such a formidable weather force, the release aptly brings together Holland’s global travels and the musical influences developed along the way. While “Atlantic Oscillations” has its roots in Brooklyn, “September Blues” was inspired by Quantic’s first long tour across the states. The west African feels of “Motivic Retrograde” sit alongside the simple Marimba Motif of “La Refexión”, inspired by time spent in Colombia, Ecuador and Peru. Written by the Colombian vocalist “Tierra Mama ft. Nidia Góngora” continues the journey along the Pacific coast, exploring the magical and often mystical elements of the Colombian mangrove, with its title translating to mean “Mother Earth”.
Góngora features alongside other familiar Quantic collaborators, Alice Russell and multi-instrumentalist Sly5thAve, alongside New York based vocalist Denitia. Having toured with the Quantic band for some time alongside collaborating with Prince, Stevie Wonder and Janelle Monáe, Sly5thAve’s presence both on recordings and during live performances is unmatched; in Holland’s own words, “he’s a beast on Saxophone and Flute”. Teaming up to record “Orquídea ft. Sly5thAve”, the pair create a joyous track, fuelled with celebration whilst hinting at melancholic undertones. A soul tune with a groove so hard it will break your heart, “Now Or Never ft. Alice Russell” is a song exploring loss and saying goodbye to something or someone you love. The power of emotions are utilised in a similar way in “You Used To Love Me ft. Denitia”, a track written by Denitia about the moment two people realise their relationship is completely lost; lost with each other, lost because of trying, lost because they don’t know what they’re doing.
Holland’s own vocals also feature on this release; a first since ‘Magnetica’. His voice can be heard questioning the intentions of others in “Is It Your Intention” and seeking clarity in “Incendium”. “My mother was a great singer and my sisters are also talented singers, so I’ve always had people around me encouraging me to sing but have always been quite reluctant”, Holland confesses. “I guess music can be therapy for a listener but also very much so as a performer. Writing songs can make you get into corners of your brain that you might not otherwise. It’s quite a meditative process”.
A3 September Blues
B1 You Used To Love Me ft. Denitia
B2 Atlantic Oscillations
C1 Now Or Never ft. Alice Russell
C2 Orquídea feat. Sly5thAve
C3 Motivic Retrograde
D1 Tierra Mama feat. Nidia Góngora
D2 La Reflexión
D3 Is It Your Intention
Morning Mari* Album of the Week 17-21 June
Park Jiha – Philos [Glitterbeat Records] Morning Mari*‘s album of the week for 17-21 June is, Park Jiha‘s ‘Philos’ out on tak:til – Glitterbeat Records on the 14th of June, 2019. Park Jiha’s debut album ‘Communion’ –released internationally by tak:til last year –drew well deserved attention to the young Korean instrumentalist/composer’s vivid soundworld. The widely…
Park Jiha – Philos [Glitterbeat Records]
Park Jiha’s debut album ‘Communion’ –released internationally by tak:til last year –drew well deserved attention to the young Korean instrumentalist/composer’s vivid soundworld. The widely acclaimed album graced 2018 critics lists at The WIRE, Pop Matters and The Guardian. Her new album ‘Philos’ –which she calls an evocation of her “love for time, space and sound” –is every bit as inventive, elegant and transcendent as her debut.
While Park Jiha’s music is often contextualized by its kinship with minimalism, ambient and chamber jazz, her creative backbone is Korean traditional music. Jiha formally studied both its theory and practice and has mastered three of its most emblematic instruments:
“I play a traditional Korean instrument called piriwhich is like an oboe. Piri is a double reed bamboo flute so it can be quite loud. But I also choose saenghwang(mouth organ), yanggeum(hammered dulcimer), percussion or vocal according to the type of music I’m composing. Picking an instrument has to do with the voice in which I choose to talk. Just like human voice, every instrument has its own charm.”
On ‘Communion’ Park Jiha wove these ancient instruments into an ensemble sound that included other musicians contributing on vibraphone, saxophone, bass clarinet and percussion. The effect felt revelatory. An admixture that brought together different epochs and cultures and yielded sonic possibilities that were more futurist than traditionalist. It seemed to naturally evoke Jon Hassell’s “Fourth World” ethos, a music that morphs across time and tradition.
Park Jiha’s new album ‘Philos’ is both an extension of, and a swerve away from, her previous record. It shares its predecessor’s patience and deeply resonant hypnotic effects. It similarly looks to the future, while continuing to converse with a rich instrumental language from the past. But the overall tone and intent feels much more interior and personal -more rarefied. This evolution was purposeful and integrated into the way the album was composed and recorded.
Whereas ‘Communion’ featured the classic soundfield of a group of musicians playing in a room, ‘Philos’ trades that for more density and concentration. Each sound has been given the artist’s full attention. Fashioned, blended and layered in the way that she hears it. Nothing surrendered to interpretation.
Jiha contends that her new musical approach is reflected in the title of the album. In Greek “Philos” is the plural for philo which can mean “love” or “the liking of a specified thing.”
“When I am working on music, I put a lot focus on what I am doing. I think in the end that is love. ‘Philos’ is about the process of intense repetition. That is a very powerful love, especially on this album, where I worked on all the tracks by myself. This is why I called the album ‘Philos’.”
The album’s compositions include “Arrival”, which slowly introduces every sound featured on the record. The gift of unexpected rain in the heat of midsummer is heard on “Thunder Shower”. “Easy” is a poem written and recited by the Lebanese artist Dima El Sayed who visited Korea to participate in the Hwaeom Spiritual Music Ritual and was inspired by Park Jiha’s work. The title track “Philos” was created by overlapping sounds and stretching time. “Walker: In Seoul” evokes the vivid soundscape of the city in which Jiha lives.
“When I Think Of Her” features the ghostly melodies of the yanggeumand saenghwang. Park Jiha reaches for a sturdy simplicity. A borderless connection between her life and her accomplished musical art: “My musical influences come from my life, and I think music comes from being human; a person’s music is ultimately representing that person. I know for sure that I have been living sincerely when I make music.”
2. Thunder Shower
3. Easy (Poem & Read by Dima El Sayed)
6. Walker: In Seoul
7. When I Think Of Her
8. On Water
Park Jiha plays the piri, saenghwang and yanggeum, as well as layers of sounds derived from time & space.
Morning Mari* Album of the Week 10-14 June
Hackney Colliery Band – Collaborations Volume One [Veki Records] Morning Mari*‘s album of the week for June 10-14th is Hackney Colliery Band‘s ‘Collaborations Volume One‘ out on Veki Records on 7th June. A band who’ve re-invented the brass band format for the 21st century (The Times). HCC release their latest album with a much more musical…
Hackney Colliery Band – Collaborations Volume One [Veki Records]A band who’ve re-invented the brass band format for the 21st century (The Times). HCC release their latest album with a much more musical approach to the jazz side of what they do with tracks like the Don Ellis inspired ‘Netsanet’ (feat Mulatu Astatke). A deep exploration of Mulatu’s pioneering Ethio-jazz, ‘Netsanet’ is a hypnotic east African groove, with deep jazz breaks and choppy riffs, and features Mulatu’s trademark vibraphone set against a backdrop of blazing horns.The album also features Benenise star Angelique Kidjo on ‘Mm Mm’ , jazzers Dennis Rollins, Pete Wareham & spoken word tracks. A band who’ve performed form diverse stages such as the London 2012 Olympics to the MOBO awards .
‘An ingenious blend of showmanship and intelligence’ The Sunday Times
“Hackney Colliery Band offer an infectious tumult of horns and drums” The I
“Clever, and enormous fun” The Guardian
“Their sound is getting richer” Uncut
“A tour de force of horns, reeds, marching percussion and electronics” Blues & Soul
Performing at numerous venues, festivals and clubs around the world, including a recent sold-out show at the Scala as part of the London Jazz Festival, Hackney Colliery Band have been busy in the studio, and will release their new album ‘Collaborations: Volume One’ on the 7th June, and features collaborations with some of the biggest names in jazz and world music including British jazz funk legend James Taylor, trombonist Dennis Rollins, UK saxophonist Pete Wareham and Beninese singer-songwriter and Grammy Award-winner Angélique Kidjo.
From playing a 45-minute set at the Closing Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics and sets at the MOBO, Brit and Mercury Awards to live sessions on BBC Two, BBC Radio 2, Jazz FM and worldwide airplay from many more, from collaborations with the likes of Amy Winehouse and Madness to selling out venues across London including KOKO and The Forum, to a European tour, Hackney Colliery Band have not stopped.
1. Mm Mm (feat. Angélique Kidjo and Roundhouse Choir) 04:09
2. Snowfire (feat. Bugge Wesseltoft) 05:20
3. Ricochet (feat. Dennis ‘Funkybone’ Rollins) 03:59
4. Why Yellow (feat. Rob Auton) 02:31
5. Hypothetical (feat. James Taylor) 03:35
6. Netsanet (feat. Mulatu Astatke) 05:42
7. Without You (feat. YVA) 03:30
8. Crushing Lactic (comp. Tom Rogerson) 03:53
9. What’s Gone Before 04:04
10. Climbing Up My Own Life Until I Die (feat. Rob Auton) 09:39
11. Derashe (feat. Mulatu Astatke) 06:11
Announcing WW Melbourne & WW Brisbane
We are launching a brand new rotation of shows broadcasting every week from Melbourne and Brisbane. Continuing our Worldwide FM mission to connect the dots with expertly curated underground radio around the globe, the shows will be hosted by DJ JNETT, Sampology, Allysha Joy, Alex Intas, Prequel and Ennio Styles and will offer a weekly…
We are launching a brand new rotation of shows broadcasting every week from Melbourne and Brisbane. Continuing our Worldwide FM mission to connect the dots with expertly curated underground radio around the globe, the shows will be hosted by DJ JNETT, Sampology, Allysha Joy, Alex Intas, Prequel and Ennio Styles and will offer a weekly snapshot of a truly energising Australian scene that is undeniably becoming a force on the international stage.
WW Melbourne and WW Brisbane will broadcast every Tuesday at 11am BST / 8pm AEST, and to give an insight into our rotation of presenters, we’ve asked each one to pick an inspiring selection from their record boxes.
Hugh Masekela – Mama (Teymori Edit)
Melbourne-based producer Amin Payne has adopted his Teymori alias to explore a distinctive take on house music. The six track debut EP features a host of Melbourne’s finest musicians including Blasko (Billy Davis), Silentjay (Hiatus Kaiyote/Sampa The Great) & Horatio Luna (30/70) to name a few. Limited edition pressing of 400 copies with full colour cover and labels.
Amin is a regular and vital contributor to the bubbling Melbourne Music scene!!
Vulture Street Tape Gang – Cunny
This album is ridiculously brilliant and deserves more shine in my humble opinion. Do I describe it as an ‘oddball neo-soul beat tape?’ Vulture Street Tape Gang are a three piece split between Brisbane and Melbourne defined by a completely improvised live show which has left me dumbfounded countless times. Lead vocalist Laneous AKA “Australia’s answer to D’Angelo” is a truly masterful songwriter. The album is full of themes of love, sex, heartbreak and self-deprecation executed with hilarious wit and soulfully seductive melodies. I could’ve chosen any track really so why not go with “Cunny” featuring rapper Cazeaux O.S.L.O, a kooky, catchy ditty about cunnilingus. Tip top!
Residing in Sydney, Godtet aka Godriguez is a guitarist, beatmaker and producer. I was first introduced to his music via Sampa The Great’s 2015 release ‘The Great Mixtape’ which he produced entirely, flipping jazz and soul samples into crisp and snapping instrumentals, beautifully bizarre at times in the best possible way.
His Godtet moniker expanded his sampling production to fleshed out recordings with live ensemble via a self titled 2017 album for La Sape records.
In 2018 he presented a mid-week residency in Sydney bringing in a number of musicians. To me this looked like a way to develop sketches for his next release and to bring together local players and creatives around Sydney.
Having listened to a sneaky advance of ‘Godtet II’ album due for release in July it’s clear he’s evolved the project even further with some truly beautiful instrumental songs. Keep a look out for that release, there may even be some sneaky unreleased tracks from it included in my last couple of WWFM shows…
Tiana Khasi – Meghalaya
Tiana has an incredible voice and her debut EP “Meghalaya” is expertly produced by Brisbane’s own Sampology (who I consider to be the most underrated producer in Australia). Her raw, reflective and patient lyrics and delivery are masterfully executed and her sense of space on each track on the project (respectively) shows a maturity and complex understanding of timing, rhythm and a sensible attitude to less is more. With such a strong first foot forward I eagerly await her next project.
Melbourne soulstress Emma Volard shows what happens when young musicians grow surrounded by the sounds of Hiatus Kaiyote, 30/70 and Kaiit. Her latest single ‘Max’, like its equally great predecessor ‘Arachne’, is jazzy headnod soul with Emma’s crystal clear voice leading us along a path filled with interesting twists. The track is produced by Jake Amy and the band includes musicians who have performed on my previous Worldwide FM shows with Zeitgeist Freedom Energy Exchange and Teymori.
Tiana Khasi – Good Things
One of the realest! Brisbane based artist Tiana Khasi released her debut LP ‘Meghalaya’ earlier this year on Soul Has No Tempo. The record is named after one of Tiana’s many homes, a region in North East India, known for its dense tropical forests. It feels like the record aptly portrays this meeting point of city and nature ~ combining lush dreamy textures with minimal RnB and lyrical truth. I love the entire album but the last track, ‘Good Things’ messed me up. Tears. Beautifully produced by Sampology.
Morning Mari* Album of the Week 3-7 June
Boogarins – Sombrou Dúvida [OAR] Morning Mari*‘s album of the week for 3-7 June is Boogarins’ “Sombrou Dúvida” out on OAR on the 10th of May, 2019. Sombrou Dúvida is a question. A play on words in Boogarins’ native Brazilian Portuguese. It’s a contraction of “Sombra ou Dúvida”, the title track of the album, which…
Boogarins – Sombrou Dúvida [OAR]
Sombrou Dúvida is a question. A play on words in Boogarins’ native Brazilian Portuguese. It’s a contraction of “Sombra ou Dúvida”, the title track of the album, which translates as ‘Shadow or Doubt’. There might seem to be a darkness to the question, given that both choices aren’t exactly cheery. Yet, Dino, the smiling, Afro-donned singer of the group tells us that “shadow” refers to a feeling related to your comfort zone, whereas doubt is the uncertainty that hits people and leads them to follow their instincts.”
Boogarins’ own instincts led them to continue elaborating on the dark themes of 2017’s surprise-drop Lá Vem a Morte (Here Comes Death) in a rented house in Texas. The quartet completed several additional tracks before relocating their efforts to a nearby recording studio for multiple sessions with engineer Tim Gerron and producer Gordon Zacharias over the ensuing 2 years, alongside several North American and European tours.
For fans of previous works by the band, Fernando Almeida’s songwriting and soaring vocals guide Sombrou Dúvida in a way that’s reminiscent of the Latin Grammy-nominated second album “Manual”, which was a portrait of a live band exploring the professional recording studio for the first time. The new 10-song set builds on this premise while retaining many of the home-recorded electronic elements of Lá Vem a Morte.
The use of a large, tuned live room at Austin’s Space Recording Studio allowed Boogarins to include the bold sound of their live performances — heavy rock guitar from Benke Ferraz (also in the producer role) colliding with experimental synth noise and bass undercurrents from Raphael Vaz, all driven by the incredibly dynamic and effulgent drummer Ynaiã Benthroldo.
“We didn’t want to write songs telling people what to do, but instead help them find their own thing. So, there are more questions in the album than answers” Dino adds. In these days of uncertainty, perhaps there’s some comfort to be found by remaining in the shadows
Sombrou Dúvida will be released worldwide on OAR on May 10, 2019 alongside major Summer festivals and an extensive Northern Hemisphere Fall club tour.
1. As Chances
2. Sombra ou Dúvida
4. Dislexia ou Transe
5. A Tradição
9. Te Quero Longe