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Worldwide FM Upfront Playlist: December 2017

The Worldwide FM Upfront Playlist is a carefully curated run-down of Gilles’ favourite new music. While Gilles’ Top 10 show reminisces on some favourite moments, the Upfront Playlist looks forward to the tracks that’ll make an impact in the month ahead.

Catch these tracks on rotation in the hour before and after our daily live broadcasts, 9-10AM and 6-7PM on weekdays. Sample some of the music from our upfront playlist on Soundcloud or the Spotify Playlist below, you can also grab the full list at the bottom of the page.

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A.B. Centsil – Srekye Duku Umoja Dub (Deni-Shain cut) [White Label]
Aaron Taylor – Saw You In My Dreams [Edenic Records]
Albert – Smoke and Mirrors [Black Orpheus]
Analog Africa – Astadjam Dada Sare [Analog Africa Germany]
André Mehmari, Carlos Aguirre & Juan Quintero – Ida e Volta [Estúdio Monteverdi]
Andrés – Learn To Love (Yoruba Suite) [Yoruba Records]
Ash Walker feat. Yazz Ahmed – Bagger [Sweatshop Soundsystem]
AshTreJinkins – What Dancefloor [Apron Records]
Bambooman – Brisk [Accidental Jnr]
Bato Bato – Entrado en la Boveda [White Label]
Ben Hauke – One For Goldtooth (2STEP SWING) [Woop Records]
Beraber – Sun Ritual (Vincent Floyd Remix) [La Freund]
Betty Chung – Bang Bang [Stoned Circus]
Call Super – Arpo Sunk [Houndstooth]
Cecil McBee – Pepi’s Samba [Enja Records]
Cotonete Vs Dimitri From Paris – Le Hustle Parisian (Club Mix) [Heavenly Sweetness]
Curtis Harding – Dream Girl [Anti-]
Curtis Harding – Welcome To My World [Anti-]
Daryl Hall & John Oates – I Can’t Go for That (No Can Do) (Pomo Remix) [Ultra]
DJ Khalab – Zaire (Medlar remix) [Unknown]
DJ Khalab – Zaire [On The Corner]
Duval Timothy – Lbs [Unknown]
ellen o – The Marriage Plot [Babygrande Records]
Ezra Collective – Pure Shade [Brownswood]
Fatima – Somebody Else [Eglo]
Flora Purim – Open Your Eyes, You Can Fly [Milestone Records]
Francis Harris – Minor Forms [Scissor & Thread]
Gloria Jay – A Know What You Want [Stage Productions]
Hajime Yoshizawa – The Creator Has a Master Plan [Especial Records]
Hak Baker – Conundrum [White Label]
Hamad Kalkaba – Astadjam Dada Sare [Analog Africa]
Hello Skinny – Mr. P.Z [Brownswood Recordings]
Henry Dumas, Johnny Dyani, Joseph Jarman, Don Moye & Famoudou Don Moye – Mama Marimba [Black Saint]
Ifriqiyya Electrique – Laa La Illa Allah [Glitterbeat Records]
Ifriqiyya Electrique – Stombali – Baba ‘Alaia [Glitterbeat Records]
Jackson Mails – December 21st [Pogo]
James Holden – Lumpette [Border Community Recordings]
James Holden & The Animal Spirits – Thunder Moon Gathering [Border Community Recordings]
Japan Blues – The Land Of The Gods Under Concrete [Japan Blues]
Jerome Thomas x Warren Xclnce – Didn’t Know (feat. Joe Armon-Jones) [White Label]
Jerry David DeCicca – Time the Teacher [Impossible Ark]
Jitwam, Henry Wu – somethingtochewon [Cosmic Compositions]
Jlin – Nyakinyua Rise [Planet Mu]
Joe Armon-Jones – Starting Today [White Label]
Jordan Rakei – Wallflower (Dan Kye Edit) [Not On Label]
Jose Mauro – Obnoxious [World Music Network]
Juana Molina – Cosoco [Crammed Discs]
Kalbata – Enkuan Pt. 1 [Optimo Trax]
Kalbata – Enkuan Pt. 2 [Optimo Trax]
Ketiov – Samir [Ketiov Germany]
Keyon Harrold – Wayfaring Traveler [Sony]
Kink – Samodiva [Running Back]
Kojey Radical – 700 Pennies [White Label]
Kokoroko – Abusey Junction [Brownswood]
Larry Heard – Missing You (Jonny Miller Edit) [White Label]
Level 42 – Almost There [Polydor]
Lunice & The Alchemist – Revolutions Per Seconds [Luckyme.]
Lury Lech – Barreras (Powder remix) [Cocktail D’Amore Germany]
Maalem Mahmoud Guinia & James Holden – Bania [Border Community Recordings]
Man Like O – Bring The Heat (Pumped) [Unknown]
Mark Murphy – Empty Faces [Muse Records]
Martin Kohlstedt – MK Nao [Edition Kohlstedt]
Material Squirrel – Material World [Squirrels On Film]
Metro Area – Miura [Environ]
Mick Jenkins – Energies ft. Saba [White Label]
Mick Jenkins feat. Saba – Energies
Mildlife – Im Blau [White Label]
Minnie Riperton – Lovin’ You (Alternate Band Version) [Capitol Records]
Nag & Lefto – Kooi Instrumental [Frontal]
Nai Palm – Atari [Masterworks]
Nai Palm – Homebody [Masterworks]
Nai Palm feat. Jason Guwanbal Gurruwiwi – Wititj (Lightning Snake) Pt. 1 [Masterworks]
Namesake. – Vroom Vroom (feat. pinkcaravan! & Sam Stan) [White Label]
Namia – Gilad Atzmon & The Orient House Ensemble [Unknown]
Nick Drake – River Man [Island Records]
Nosaj Thing – Nowhere [Innovative Leisure Records]
Ola Szmidt – Autumn [White Label]
Ola Szmidt – Satellites [White Label]
Onyx Collective – Steam Rooms [Onyx Collective]
Pascal Viscardi – Village Numérique [La Chinerie]
Pierre Bastien & Eddie Ladoire – Phantom dance (Oceanic Garden Mix) [Versatile]
RAMZi – Fly Timoun [12th Isle]
Ray Kandinski – Do You Love Me Too (Barry Helafonte’s ‘Love You Too’ Mix) [Arcane]
Ricco Komolafe – Told You [White Label]
Riddlore – Bakka Pygmies Riddim [Nyege Nyege Tapes]
Rock Out – Art Ensemble of Chicago [Get Back]
Romare – Je T’aime [Ninja Tune]
Ruthven & A.K Paul – Evil [Paul Institute]
Ryuichi Sakamoto – async (Arca Remix) [Commmons]
Schlachthofbronx – Haul & Pull Up Edit (Bonustrack Tape II) [Rave And Romance Records]
Schlachthofbronx – Tepito [Rave And Romance Records]
Shams Dinn – Hedi Bled Noum [Hamedi]
She’s Drunk feat. Sho Madjozi – Amadoda [Through My Speakers]
Sly5thAve – Still D.R.E. [Tru Thoughts]
Sly5thAve feat. Mark de Clive Lowe – Drelude for Woo [Tru Thoughts]
Soil & Pimp Sessions – Under the Red Mound [Environ]
Sonoko – Aoi Tori (Dai Go Maku) [STROOM 〰]
Stark Reality – Say Brother [Big Yellow]
Statik Selektah ft. G-Eazy, Joey Bada$$ & Enisa – Ain’t A Damn Thing Change [Duck Down Music]
The System – You Are in My System [Polydor]
The Willow Band – Willow Man [Epic]
Thomas Mapfumo – Hupenyu-Wamgu (Deni Shain Edit) [White Label]
Thundercat – Friend Zone [Brainfeeder]
Will LV – Nina [White Label]
Zombie Zombie – Heavy Meditation [Versatile Records]

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