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Friday, January 13, 2017

Gilles Peterson: LINE UP NEWS // JAMESZOO, PHOTAY + SECRET SPECIAL GUESTS ADDED TO THE BILL + LIVE STREAM ANNOUNCED @ Musique Non Stop


Gilles Peterson: LINE UP NEWS // JAMESZOO, PHOTAY + SECRET SPECIAL GUESTS ADDED TO THE BILL + LIVE STREAM ANNOUNCED @ Musique Non Stop

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Posted: 11 Jan 2017 05:50 AM PST
Starting the New Year with some new line-up goodness for the Worldwide Awards on Saturday 21st January. We've announced Brainfeeder wunderkind Jameszoo, musical magician Photay and hinted at some very special unannounced special guests.
Jameszoo
Bringing his fresh “naive, computer jazz” to the stage at KOKO, Jameszoo performs live with 4-piece, expect cuts from his 2016 album on Brainfeeder – a strong example of the modern evolution of jazz music.
Photay
A musical journey via drumming, turntablism and eventually composition, Photay draws on a wide range of global influences. His sound is a balancing act of analog and digital, of natural and synthetic.
These two join the ever-growing line-up alongside: Noname / Jimetta Rose / Ezra Collective / Trim / Sarathy Korwar / Acid Arab
 Tickets are close to sold out. Head to DICE FM to grab the last remaining tickets.
https://dice.fm/event/gilles-petersons-worldwide-awards-21st-jan-koko-london-tickets
For all those who slept on tickets, or couldn't make it from far-flung corners of the globe – we're bringing the Worldwide Awards truly worldwide, with an official live stream via gillespetersonworldwide.com and footpatrol.co.uk. Catch all the action from 8pm GMT / 3pm EST / 12pm PST // Sunday 22nd January 5am JST / 7am AEDT.
Gilles Peterson // Significant Album // #127
Posted: 11 Jan 2017 04:14 AM PST

We're continuing the countdown of the albums that have shaped Gilles Peterson so far. The album this week is Perfect Angel by Minnie Ripperton.

Minnie’s second studio album was released in 1974 on Epic Records. It contains her most arguably greatest hit Lovin’ You”, originally a lullaby written for her daughter Maya. The album was co-produced by Minnie’s husband, Richard Rudolph and Stevie Wonder (under the alias of El Toro Negro), whose instrumentals and lyrical flair features in some of the tracks. Perfect Angel, a wonderfully mesmerising journey through soul, mountainous vocal ranges and skilled artistry. Truly ethereal.

Tracklist
A1 Reasons
A2 It’s So Nice (To See Old Friends)
A3 Take A Little Trip
A4 Seeing You This Way
A5 The Edge Of A Dream
B1 Perfect Angel
B2 Every Time He Comes Around
B3 Lovin’ You
B4 Our Lives
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Posted: 03 Jan 2017 03:04 AM PST

We're continuing the countdown of the albums that have shaped Gilles Peterson so far. The album this week is Osmium by Parliament.

Released in 1970 on Invictus. The album that would aggregate the members and the name that would later be very much heard, Parliament Funkadelic / P-Funk. A psychedelic soulful free funk album, with a lyrical journey which travels through the south, visits Moonshine Heather, preaches at the church. Ruth Copeland’s influence, having written in three tracks is heard. George Clinton fervently and rather theatrically narrates, experimenting on this album in a way he hadn’t before.

Tracklist
A1 I Call My Baby Pussycat
A2 Put Love In Your Life
A3 Little Ole Country Boy
A4 Moonshine Heather
A5 Oh Lord, Why Lord / Prayer
B1 My Automobile
B2 Nothing Before Me But Thang
B3 Funky Woman
B4 Livin’ The Life
B5 The Silent Boatman
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Posted: 31 Dec 2016 04:11 AM PST

Following the release of Wisdom of Elders, the sprawling masterpiece crafted by Shabaka and the Ancestors, the band have announced they’ll be coming to New York in January, followed by Europe in March and April, for some rare live dates. Uniting together astral-gazing Sun Ra spiritualism with diaspora-wide traces of musical influence, the record rewarding endless listens.

Reuniting London-based bandleader Shabaka Hutchings with the South African musicians who played on the album, chances to see them playing together don’t come around often.
See dates below and buy tickets.

5th January, New York, Le Poisson Rouge* (Tickets)
7th January, New York, Le Poisson Rouge (Tickets)
20th March, Zurich, Moods
21st March, Nantes, Stereolux (Tickets)
22nd March, Brest, Vauban (Tickets)
23rd March, Vaulx-en-Velin, A Vaulx Jazz (Tickets)
25th March, Annonay, Cavajazz (Tickets)
28th March, Paris, Maroquinerie (Tickets)
30th March, Sofia, Sofia Live (Tickets)
31st March, London, Jazz Café (Tickets)
1st April, Gdansk, Klubzak
2nd April, Gateshead (Tickets)
6th April, Saint Denis de la Reunion, Total Jazz (Tickets)
8th April, Tivoli, Transition Festival (Tickets)
9th April, Brussels, Brdcst Festival (Tickets)
*Supporting Pharaoh Sanders
Posted: 29 Dec 2016 05:47 AM PST
For the latest instalment of our Brownswood Basement sessions, we roped in the Yussef Kamaal boys to bring their always-killer live show to its hallowed confines.

Unsurprisingly, the results are great. Check the video below and order the album from:
Bandcamp // Sounds of the Universe // Piccadilly Records

You can also see them live:
23rd March, London, Islington Assembly Hall (Tickets)
25th March, Leeds, Belgrave Music Hall (Tickets)


yussefkamaal.com
Posted: 21 Dec 2016 10:39 AM PST
In late November, Worldwide FM paid tribute to the passing of David Mancuso. The founder of the New York’s legendary Loft parties, his influence is felt across all corners of contemporary club culture. Through the particular approach he insisted on in putting together a party, he set a benchmark in the environment he created for bringing people together through music.
A particular highlight was the show hosted by Colleen 'Cosmo' Murphy, a friend of Mancuso’s, joined in the studio by Tim Lawrence and Jeremy Gilbert, with whom she started the Loft-inspired Lucky Cloud parties in London. Go to the recording below to hear her show.

Plus, head here to check the other tributes hosted on the radio. That includes Thris Tian hosting Detroit Swindle and Ashley Beedle, with a phone call from Jeremy Newell, and shows from Kay Suzuki with Donna Leake and Francis Inferno Orchestra.
Tune in at worldwidefm.net to hear more shows like these.
Posted: 19 Dec 2016 03:16 AM PST

We're continuing the countdown of the albums that have shaped Gilles Peterson so far. The album this week is Hutson II by Leroy Hutson.
Released in 1976 on Curtis Mayfield & Eddie Thomas’ label Curtom. Prior to this album Leroy had replaced Mayfield as the lead singer of The Impressions, having amicably left in 1973 to record solo. He produced albums which would shape mid-70′s soul, fusing it with jazz and funk.
Tracklist
A1 Love The Feeling
A2 Situations (Instrumental)
A3 I Do I Do (Want To Make Love To You)
A4 I Think I’m Falling In Love
A5 Love To Hold You Close
B1 Flying High
B2 Blackberry Jam
B3 Sofunkstication
B4 Don’t It Make You Feel Good
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Posted: 14 Dec 2016 04:02 AM PST
We’ve announced the first names for Worldwide Leysin 2017. Helmed as ever by Gilles Peterson on the decks, there will be music from the Worldwide orbit in the ideal setting of the Swiss Alps.
The names announced are below:
Mark de Clive-Lowe, Red Greg, Henry Wu, Jameszoo, Tommaso Cappellato, Nia Andrews, Lefto, Nikitch, James Stewart, Clementine, Leanne Wright, RadioMeuh DJs, St James, Chris P Cuts, Gilles Peterson.
Running from 23 – 26 March 2017, it promises to be the same intimate kind of affair as previous years.
For more information and to buy ski + festival passes, head to worldwidefestival-leysin.com.
Posted: 13 Dec 2016 04:25 AM PST
With Cuba poised to become more connected to the rest of the world, the Cuban people's pride in a unique musical heritage has never felt more vital. Arising from that lineage, Daymé Arocena has returned to deliver an ambitious second long player; rooting her compositions in Cuba's classic rhythms, Daymé encompasses the rich, diverse musical make-up of her home whilst looking outward too – to the world she has spent the last two years traveling.
It's her most polished, fully realised project since meeting her mentor (and record label head), Gilles Peterson, in 2012. Benefiting from Gilles' expansive vision as a DJ, broadcaster and promoter, Daymé has been nurtured to this point by the Havana Cultura project – a platform for contemporary Cuban creativity driven by Havana Club rum.
First, there was 2014's Havana Cultura Mix album, which introduced her to working with electronic producers for the first time. She then accompanied Gilles in his journey through rumba culture for the expansive Havana Club Rumba Sessions project, which produced a feature-length documentary along with an album – using her distinctive vocals – of rumba reimaginings and sample pack. As a solo artist, she released her debut album Nueva Era to critical and popular acclaim in 2015, with an EP of cover versions, titled One Takes, released in early 2016.
The reception to her music has spurred a whirlwind of opportunities: she shared an off-the-cuff live moment with Roy Ayers and Brazilian superstar Ed Motta to leave Worldwide Festival in tears of joy, jumped on stage with Miguel Atwood-Ferguson at his triumphant Suite for Ma Dukes show at the Barbican, and rung the opening bell of the New York Stock Exchange with a delegation from Women of the World. She has played shows from LA to Tokyo, charming audiences with her mesmerising vocal range and earthy sense of humour. She name-checks Kendrick Lamar and Anderson .Paak as artists she would love to work with.
Despite all that, however, it's not distracted Daymé from a deep sense of seriousness about her art form; born of a uniquely musical culture, she strives to forge a cohesive musical language from Cuba's distinct musical dialects. Growing up in a two-bed house with 21 other people, every available surface was scuffed from the rumba rhythms which had been played out on them. It's a childhood typical of a country where children grow up readily exposed to the island's numerous, particular rhythms.
That immersive upbringing forms the record's starting point. Entering one of Havana's prestigious, state-funded classical conservatoires at age 9, that rigorous classical training has informed an interconnected vision of Cuban music, where inspiration comes from the Caribbean island's different rhythms and styles – from Guantánamo's fast-paced changüí, to ubiquitous guaguancó and '70s-style ballada. Sung mainly in Spanish, Daymé drops into English (and even tries out a little French) when the mood takes her. Produced alongside Soundway artist Dexter Story, with string arrangements from Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, this is heritage music for modern-day citizens of the world.
Interviewing Daymé at the Sound of Cuba showcase at SXSW last year, NPR wrote, "It is hard to imagine a better voice to open her country's gates" – and it feels like this statement holds true. Ambitious, hardworking, and hungry for cultural exchange that doesn't compromise the unique flavour of her home country of which she is so proud, it feels like 2017 could be a monumental year for Daymé. She possesses a clear sense of her music's intermingling influences: "We don’t have this native culture," she explains. "We don’t have indigenous people, like Maya or Quechua. They made a country with people from everywhere – that's what makes Cuban culture so different."
Listen to Mambo Na’ Nà below and pre-order the album on Bandcamp and iTunes.
Sign up to Dayme’s mailing list for news and updates.

Check Daymé’s tour dates for 2017
5th January, Highline Ballroom, New York (US) – Tickets
6th January, Le Poisson Rouge, New York (US)
5th April, De Roma, Antwerp (Belgium)
6th April, Paradiso, Amsterdam (Netherlands) – Tickets
7th April, Motel Mozaïque Festival, Rotterdam (Netherlands) – Tickets
8th April, Espace Senghor, Brussels (Belgium)
14th April, Jazz Café, London (UK) – Tickets
cubafonia.com
Posted: 12 Dec 2016 04:44 AM PST
As we set the gears in motion for the 2017 edition of the Worldwide Awards on the 21st January, we're putting together intro profiles to give you the scoop on the talent populating the bill.
Noname is an American artist from Chicago, Illinois, who blurs the lines of poetry and rap through the music she creates. Releasing her debut project this year, Telefone, it was three years in the making and highly anticipated by fans and media alike. Instantly the project gained critical acclaim with a rave review by Pitchfork and landing her praise from major outlets like Rolling Stones, Complex and Dazed & Confused. Noname has been hailed by The FADER, Complex, and Rolling Stone as one of the most exciting and important new artists of 2016.
Thanks to Telefone's success, Noname played some shows in support of Ms. Lauryn Hill, who hand picked Noname to open for her on tour. When first approaching the project, Noname set out to emulate the feeling of talking on the phone with someone for the first time. She describes Telefone as "an introductory conversation with someone you're interested in". But as Noname continued to work on the tape, it also transitioned a bit into mortality: the idea of life and death and the duality between those two things.
We caught up with her to see where she’s at right now.
Where in the world…
…are you now? LA
…inspires you? Chicago
…have you done your best performance? New York at Baby’s all right
…has the best food? New York
…do you go to escape? N/A
…do you most want to go? Nigeria
…. has the best music right now? Chicago
What 3 acts would be on your dream line-up? Anderson .Paak, Kaytranada and Saba.

The Awards will be going down at KOKO, London, on Saturday 21st January. Final release tickets onsale now for £35. Buy yours here.

Posted: 09 Dec 2016 05:03 AM PST
We’re excited to announce the dates for next year’s festival in Sète. The Theatre de la Mer, our most loved site will again be at the heart of the festival: all week, after the beach, that’s where the party will be at! Live acts will kick off the evening in this magical venue before letting the dancefloor take over for a night of hardcore partying.
During the daytime, come and enjoy the free beach parties and street parties.
See you in Sète from the 3rd to 9th of July 2017! Head here to get your 7 days passes.
Posted: 09 Dec 2016 04:30 AM PST
We’ve announced the dates for Worldwide Leysin 2017. Helmed as ever by Gilles Peterson on the decks, there will be music from the Worldwide orbit in the ideal setting of the Swiss Alps.
Running from 23 – 26 March 2017, it’s going to be the same intimate kind of affair as previous years.
More information including the line up and ticket links, to come very soon. Head to the Facebook event to read more.
Posted: 08 Dec 2016 07:55 AM PST

We're continuing the countdown of the albums that have shaped Gilles Peterson so far. The album this week is Mulatu of Ethiopia by Mulatu Astatke.
Released in 1972 on Worthy Records. A hazy, mediative and argent album by the innovator or Ethio-Jazz, Mulatu Astatke. Having taken inspiration from American and Latin jazz, and combined it with elements of Ethiopia, his well rounded repertoire never fails to coruscate.
Tracklist
A1 Mulatu
A2 Mascaram Setaba
A3 Dewel
B1 Kulunmanqueleshi
B2 Kasalefkut-Hulu
B3 Munaye
B4 Chifara
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Posted: 05 Dec 2016 09:50 AM PST
As we set the gears in motion for the 2017 edition of the Worldwide Awards on the 21st January, we're putting together intro profiles to give you the scoop on the talent populating the bill.
Next up is Acid Arab. The mighty Parisian electronic music crew have been putting European festivals and club audiences under a spell for the last couple of years, with their intoxicating blend of sharp Western electronic music with Eastern sounds & vocals.
Formed in 2012 by Parisian DJs Guido Minisky and Hervé Carvalho, Acid Arab patiently honed their style by meeting with scores of artists from all over North Africa and the Middle East. Born in the transcultural cauldron that is Paris, their concept was to create a space for Arab culture in the world of contemporary electronic music. They laid down groundwork by releasing several EPs (the Collections series) on electronic music label Versatile, featuring collabs, remixes and tracks by other artists.
We caught up with them to see where they’re at.
Where in the world…
…are you now?
in Paris, capital of France, a very nice small city crossed by the Seine.
…inspires you?
Jordanian desert, Rum.
…have you done your best performance?
Could be Rotterdam, could be Casablanca, could be Montpellier…
…has the best food?
Portugal, man.
…do you go to escape?
South of France.
…do you most want to go?
Greece!
…. has the best music right now?
Syria… if only musicians could play freely again.
What 3 acts would be on your dream line-up?
Abdou El Omari, René Bandaly and Lena Platonos.
Finally how many languages can you say hello in?
and can you prove it?
One language, but ten different hellos.
French: Bonjour!
French: Salut!
French: Yo!
French: Coucou!
French: Wesh gros!
French: Ça va khouya?
French: Wazza?
French: Hola!
French: Adieu, les frères!
French: Vous ici quelle bonne surprise!
The Awards will be going down at KOKO, London, on Saturday 21st January. Final release tickets onsale now for £35. Buy yours here.
Posted: 01 Dec 2016 08:59 AM PST
It’s that time of the year again, where the Worldwide Awards are approaching and we invite YOU to help us decide who released the biggest track to come out this year. We bashed our heads together to come up with a shortlist for this year’s award sponsored by Footpatrol, for the Worldwide public to vote on.
Check out the shortlist below and head to the Footpatrol site to cast your vote. All votes must be done by 11:59pm on Friday 6th January 2017, no exceptions!
FOOTPATROL TRACK OF THE YEAR
Al Shark // Kalbata
Blackened Cities // Melanie de Biasio
Cranes in the Sky // Solange
Forever // I, CED
From Me // Uffe
Gallons // Kojey Radical
Lite Spots // Kaytranada
Man Like Me // Trim
Monday // Photay
Morro Dub // Addison Groove & DJ Die
Naturally Spineless // Minor Science
On Our Way Home (feat. Fatima & Jimetta Rose) // Shafiq Husayn
Pink + White // Frank Ocean
Really Doe (feat. Kendrick Lamar & Ab-Soul & Earl Sweatshirt) // Danny Brown Rye Lane Shuffle // Moses Boyd
Skyscrapers // Jimetta Rose
Sour Mango // Gabriel Garzon-Montano
Speaking Gently // BADBADNOTGOOD
Strings of Light // Yussef Kamaal
Stuck // Dayme Arocena
Sunset Yellow // General Ludd
Through the Storm (Ride) // Kxngs
Timmy's Prayer // Sampha
Topper Top (feat. Teddy Bruckshot, Lady Chann & Killa P) // Sir Spyro
Troto // DJ Katapila
And, of course, if you want to get your tickets to be there when the winners are announced you can still pick them up here.
Posted: 01 Dec 2016 06:58 AM PST
As our annual celebration of the lesser-celebrated corners of music gets ever nearer, it’s that time again where we’ve narrowed it down to our top 30 albums of the year and we want all of you to have your say. Check out the shortlist below and vote HERE for your favourite.
A Tribe Called Quest // We got if from Here…Thank You 4 Your Service
Acid Arab // Musique de France
Anderson .Paak // Malibu
BADBADNOTGOOD // IV
Carleen Anderson // Cage Street Memorial, The Pilgrimage
Danny Brown // Atrocity Exhibition
Débruit // Débruit & Istanbul
Elza Soares // A Mulher do Fim do Mundo
GoGo Penguin // Man Made Object
Gregory Porter // Take Me to the Alley
Jameszoo // Fool
Josef Leimberg // Astral Progressions
Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith // EARS
Kaytranada // 99.9%
Kendrick Lamar // Untitled Unmastered
Marc Ernestus' Ndagga Rhythm Force // Yermande
Mark Pritchard // Under The Sun
Mette Henriette // Mette Henriette
Michael Kiwanuka // Love & Hate
Mick Jenkins // The Healing Component
Noname // Telefone
NxWorries // Yes Lawd!
Reginald Omas Mamode IV // Reginald Omas Mamode IV
Sad City // Shapes In Formation
Sarathy Korwar // Day To Day
Shabaka & The Ancestors // Wisdom of Elders
The Comet is Coming // Channel the Spirits
The Diabolical Liberties // Dancefloors of England
Trim // 1-800 DINOSAUR presents Trim
Yussef Kamaal // Black Focus
Voting closes on Friday 6th January at 11:59pm on the DOT. Voting is also now open for the Footpatrol Track of the Year, cast your vote here.
The Album of the Year award has previously been presented to the wonderful Jonwayne for "Rap Album One", Stubborn Heart for their self-titled debut, and heavy-hitter SBTRKT, and last year was awarded to Kamasi Washington – a tasty looking hall of fame. And, of course, if you want to get your tickets to be there when the winners are announced this time round you can still pick them up here.
Winner will be announced at the awards on Saturday 21st January 2017 at KOKO
Posted: 28 Nov 2016 03:31 AM PST
As we set the gears in motion for the 2017 edition of the Worldwide Awards on the 21st January, we're putting together intro profiles to give you the scoop on the talent populating the bill.
Next up is Jimetta Rose. A mainstay in the Los Angeles independent music scene, while simultaneously digging firm roots into LA's burgeoning creative renaissance, Jimetta Rose's music is not constrained by a rigid expectation of what art is or isn't. She draws inspiration from jazz, R&B and Hip-Hop. She's even been known to spit a verse or two when prodded. One word that embodies Jimetta's complex and mesmerizing sound is: SOUL.
In January 2010, Jimetta released her debut solo album The Barber's Daughter, laced with introspective prose, velvety vocal punches, and exceptional production from some of Los Angeles' most revered underground producers. With her talent, style, and dedication to unfiltered creative expression, it should come as no surprise that Jimetta Rose counts among her friends and colleagues, many of the most popular artists and DJs in the Los Angeles music scene and abroad, which include Miguel Atwood Ferguson, Med and Blu, The Decoders, Alice Russell and Talib Kweli.
Ahead of her appearance at the Awards, we asked her a few questions about where she’s at right now.
Where in the world…
…are you now?
I am in Los Angeles, CA a liberal land that exists on the west coast of The United States.
…inspires you?
I am inspired by every place in this big beautiful world that i have yet to see. I am sure magic and music are waiting to be found in every corner. The world is full of the pretty and the ugly, I want to see it all.
…have you done your best performance?
I had the most fun singing jazz standards at a small hole in the wall jazz club in Rotterdam. My best performance is yet to come maybe. I live for the shows that make me feel alive and full of purpose.
…has the best food?
I love Indian and Ethiopian cuisine. I've never been to their respective countries of origin though, so I'd say Los Angeles and San Francisco are the places where I've been able to have the taste of the world at my fingertips.
…do you go to escape?
The top of the closest hill or small mountain…I love hiking and having little talks with the divine. Sometimes its the only place i feel safe.
…do you most want to go?
Easter Island to visit those huge statue heads.
…has the best music right now?
Hmmmm this is hard but…I think the best music is coming from LA. There has been a renaissance bubbling to the surface in our city and i think the world is finally starting to bear witness to it with artists like Anderson.Paak, Kamasi Washington, Kendrick Lamar, Flying Lotus, and Thundercats blazing new trails across genres.
What 3 acts would be on your dream line-up?
Sade, Bjork, and I.
And finally, how many languages can you say hello in? And can you prove it?
I can say hello in 3 languages for sure maybe 4 or 5 if I start studying now! lol. Test me when I see you.
The Awards will be going down at KOKO, London, on Saturday 21st January. Final release tickets onsale now for £35. Buy yours here.
Posted: 25 Nov 2016 09:09 AM PST
The Steve Reid Foundation and PRS for Music Foundation, together with MODO, are announcing the four boundary pushing unsigned artists to be receiving the second round of the Steve Reid InNOVAtion Awards.
This support will include cash bursaries from PRS for Music Foundation and Steve Reid Foundation, and vinyl manufactured by MODO. They will also benefit from invaluable support and mentorship from the Steve Reid Foundation trustees.
The five artists who will be receiving the creative development awards are:
Femi Koleoso
Drummer Femi Koleoso is bandleader of award winning band Ezra Collective and MD for internationally acclaimed rapper Pharoahe Monch. He also plays with former Art Blakey messenger Jean Toussaint and many other names in jazz, hip hop and afrobeat.
Little Unsaid
After being diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder at the end of a year of ongoing personal trauma, John Elliott, the multi-instrumentalist, producer and songwriter behind The Little Unsaid, gradually returned to songwriting as a means of recovery. One year on, after a return to a relentless touring schedule, he was back in the studio with his band, working on songs that distilled this search for meaning in trauma into a new album. Recorded with Radiohead engineer Graeme Stewart and funded by fans using Pledge Music, Imagined Hymns & Chaingang Mantras is due for release in 2017.
Nubya Garcia
Nubya Garcia, 24, a saxophonist, has just graduated from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. London born and raised, she began playing with the local Camden Music Service, before moving to the Royal Academy Junior Jazz course. Recently she has performed with Sister Sledge as part of the Women of the World Festival 2016, and is currently in the midst of writing for various ensembles whilst performing alongside a range of diverse bands.
Ola Szmidt
Ola Szmidt is a singer-songwriter, musician, flautist and producer based in York. As a multi-faceted musician her work combines vocal and instrumental improvisations with live looping techniques, and self-produced electronics with sound art and song-writing. Ola's music shifts between Scandinavian and Eastern folk traditions, whilst including soul, jazz, contemporary classical and ambient practices. She writes and sings in both English and her mother tongue, Polish.
To find out more visit:
prsformusicfoundation.com
stevereidfoundation.org
Posted: 24 Nov 2016 04:33 AM PST
This December edition of Gilles Peterson’s new XOYO Residency sees Peterson’s Brownswood label takeover for a Christmas special. Brownswood have marshalled the label’s jazz-funk talismans, Yussef Kamaal, to bring their off-the-cuff, telepathic grooves to the Shoreditch basement. There'll also be Worldwide family member Thris Tian joining Gilles on DJ duties, with other friends and guests to be announced. Open, positive vibrations only.
Gilles Peterson will continue his North and South residency next year. Balanced between either side of the capital's dissecting river, the monthly slot will see him rotating between Brixton's Phonox and Old Street's XOYO. Each month, Peterson will be inviting guests to join him both for live performances as well as in the DJ booth.
Check full details below and buy tickets.
Gilles Peterson’s Monthly Residency
"North and South" ~Brownswood X’mas Party~
Date: December 18th (Sunday)
Time: 18:00~01:00
Venu: XOYO
DJ:
Gilles Peterson
Thristian
LIVE:
Yussef Kamaal (Browndswood Recordings)
Gilles Peterson’s Monthly Residency
"North and South" ~Brownswood X’mas Party~
Date: December 18th (Sunday)
Time: 18:00~01:00
Venu: XOYO
DJ:
Gilles Peterson
Thristian
LIVE:
Yussef Kamaal (Browndswood Recordings)
Posted: 22 Nov 2016 03:49 AM PST
Following the first line-up taster; that genuine one-off seminal grime-MC, Trim confirmed alongside the recent Ninja Tune signing Sarathy Korwar – the percussionist, drummer and producer fusing traditional folk music of the Sidi community in India, with jazz and electronics. Topped off by the musical stylings of some of London's most exciting young instrumentalist in the shape of Ezra Collective .
Now here we have 3 new big hitters joining the line-up on 21st January.
Previous Chance The Rapper and Mick Jenkins collaborator and female MC of the moment Noname is set to bring the fresh, poignancy of her critically acclaimed project "Telefone" to the Camden Stage.
The ladies continue to come correct – L.A's Jimetta Rose and her strong vocal stylings will deliver the full spectrum of spritual jazz, hip-hop, soul and funk influences.
And then to mix things up in true Worldwide Awards style, we drop Acid Arab and their fusion of everything "eastern" – from Egypt, to Turkey via Mumbai with wonderfully weird electronics.
More line-up news still to come…
Tickets on sale via DICE FM – dice.fm/worldwide-awards-17
LINE UP CONFIRMED SO FAR:
Acid Arab // Ezra Collective // Jimetta Rose // Noname // Sarathy Korwar // Trim
Posted: 17 Nov 2016 07:09 AM PST
We’re celebrating all things Cuban today on Worldwide FM. Reaching out to friends and family representing Cuban music and culture, we’re rolling through from now to the end of the day. See the full breakdown for the delay below and tune on Worldwide FM.
12pm Gilles, Daymé Arocena
2pm Vince Vella, Yelfris Valdés, Arema Arega
5pm Rukaiya Russell
Listen live now on worldwidefm.net.
Posted: 15 Nov 2016 11:36 AM PST
This summer Gilles Peterson went out to Cuba to continue WeTransfer's Creative Class series, exploring how creatives are shaped by their relationship with technology.
Here's an in-depth post on the This Works blog, where you can watch all 5 films, as well as an interview with Gilles, discussing his experiences and discoveries on this trip to Havana. You can watch all the films at thecreativeclass.tv/
cuba-snaps-7For season three, WeTransfer creative director and world-renowned DJ Gilles Peterson went to Cuba to sit down with five people helping to define the creative culture of this fascinating and rapidly-changing country. In Cuba restricted technological developments and limited access to the internet have led to innovations and unique approaches to combining creativity and technology. Peterson says: "Regular trips to Cuba over the last 10 years or so have given me a remarkable insight into the rapid changes going on there. Overseeing this latest Creative Class series has allowed us here at WeTransfer to showcase artists who are shaping the future landscape in the world of music, art and design. They are all pioneering creative champions who have risen against all odds to make their mark."
The five practitioners featured in this season's Creative Class are:
Edgaro Gonzales
As a musician, DJ, producer and TV host, few people have their finger on Cuba's musical pulse better than Edgaro Gonzales. His hip hop group Doble Filo is one of the country's most popular acts and he has played a key role in bringing together Cuban sounds and international influences to create cutting-edge new music.
Ildolidia Ramos
Ildolidia Ramos is the lead dancer of Raíces Profundas, one of Cuba's most respected dance troupes. Founded in 1975, the group is renowned for its ability to take viewers on a journey through Cuba's musical heritage, and its dancers are famous for their intense dedication. Few though possess the exuberant energy that Ildolidia brings to her performances.
Wilfredo Prieto
Conceptual artist Wilfredo Prieto is one of the most intriguing creatives working in Cuba today. Trained as a painter, his work now sits somewhere between installation, sculpture and performance. He reimagines found objects and ordinary scenarios to make satirical points and his work has been exhibited around the world.
Susu Salim
Creative entrepreneur Susu Salim must be one of the best-connected people in Havana. She spent several years working for Vistar, Cuba's trailblazing culture magazine which defied the national ban on indie publications. Susu now organises club nights and manages local musicians among her various other roles.
Idania del Río
Idania del Rio opened Cuba's first independent design shop Clandestina, and as such is one of the leading voices in Havana's contemporary visual scene. Her business sells products predominantly designed by young women and she has helped build a creative community that is redefining what Cuban design means to the wider world.
Damian Bradfield, President WeTransfer U.S.A., says: "In this series of The Creative Class we explore possibly the most creative city on earth, the city that has had to work the hardest to get exposure, recognition and visibility. Gilles takes us on a journey through Havana, introducing us to a new creative class; an almost creative 'cast-away' class."
Posted: 14 Nov 2016 04:25 AM PST

We're continuing the countdown of the albums that have shaped Gilles Peterson so far. The album this week is Obnoxius by José Mauro.
Released in 1970 on the late producer Roberto Quartin’s label, and very recently reissued on Far Out Recordings. This is a true Brazilian gem, an important record for Brazilians Music aficionados. Reflective, at times dark, textured, melancholic and free flowing jazz. Sometimes a political outcry, other times a sentimental internalisation, both peaceful and disturbed.
Tracklist
A1 Obnóxius
A2 Tarde De Núpcias
A3 Memória
A4 Ponto De Chamada
A5 As Aventuras Sentimentais De Espiroqueta Camargo
B1 Talismã
B2 Arraial Da Lua Cheia
B3 Ancoradouro
B4 Canção Da Casa Iluminada
B5 Apocalipse
B6 Exaltação E Lamento Do Último Rei
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Posted: 11 Nov 2016 06:33 AM PST
Gilles is starting his London residency, "North and South."
Crate-digging for the ready and willing. Selections put together for between the tempo dancers, in strictly all formats. Travelling to the outer worlds that only the dark and good sound can reveal.
The space where it takes place will be XOYO (north) and Phonox (south) and changes between the 2 each month.
For the very first edition on November 13th at Phonox, Peterson will be DJing an all night session. The residency will then include his favourite DJs and Live Bands.
Doors for the basement bar open at 5pm with DJs playing in the club room from 6pm until midnight.
Phonox is also offering bottomless Bloody Mary’s or Prosecco for £15 between 5pm and 7pm. To provide the lubrication for a Sunday night.
“north / south” Sundays at Phonox with Gilles Peterson
Date: 13th November (Sunday)
Time: 5pm – 0am
Venue: Phonox
Address: 418 Brixton Rd, Brixton, London SW9 7AY
Admission: £5+ adv tickets | More On The Door
http://phonox.co.uk/
Posted: 08 Nov 2016 09:57 AM PST
Kicking off her tour in France tomorrow evening, Daymé Arocena has a clutch of dates lined up in Europe where she’ll once again be showcasing her stunning abilities as a live performer. Backed by her usual Cuban players – or Los Niños, as they’re known to most - these shows are an opportunity to catch a Cuban star on the rise.
9th November – Lomme, Maison Folie Beaulieu – Tickets
11th November – Zurich, Moods – Tickets
12th November – Barcelona, Liceu – Tickets
13th November – Paris, Théatre du Quai Branly – Tickets 
Check a video of her playing a stripped back session with the Niños for NPR:

Posted: 06 Nov 2016 03:29 PM PST

We're continuing the countdown of the albums that have shaped Gilles Peterson so far. The album this week is Light as a Feather by Azymuth.
The album was released in 1979 and features lyrics from Alex Malheiros, Ivan Conti and the late José Roberto Bertrami from jazz-fusion outfit Azymuth, as well as Stanley Clarke, Flora Purim and Toninho Horta. The Brazilian trio delivers a jazz-infused rhythmic album that doesn’t exclude an even wider range of sonoric and at times tropical and moody landscapes. Their work never fails to agglomerate a beautifully crafted collection of ingenious tracks that creates a persistent and distinctive sound which they can call their own.
Tracklist
A1 Partido Alto
A2 Avenida Das Mangueiras
A3 Light As A Feather
A4 Fly Over The Horizon (Vôo Sobre O Horizonte)
A5 Amazonia
B1 Carnival
B2 Young Embrace (Um Abraço Da Mocidade)
B3 Dona Olimpia
B4 This Exists (Existe Isto)
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Posted: 31 Oct 2016 10:39 AM PDT
With just a few days to go before I make the trip out to Staten Island and get myself in place to run the New York Marathon, I thought it might be a good time to remind you of the Steve Reid Foundation for whom I’ll be running the 26 miles… (and DJing the time I run immediately afterwards at Le Bain in the Standard Hotel!)…
I feel extremely privileged to have known and worked alongside Steve Reid – he defined a progressive way of being within the jazz community, one that combined independent spirit, open minded community values and vital work ethic whilst constantly establishing and searching for new musical avenues to explore. His catch phrase was ‘stay in the rhythms’ which could basically mean anything and everything!
his rhythms were complex and angular, always challenging and free…but also fun and always in tune to the now.
I’m still appreciating today his remarkable overview of the artistic being and raison d’être. We met after he’d sort of hounded me with cassette tapes and personalised cd’s of shows he’d recorded in Europe that he knew I’d find amazing – somehow he was hip to me and my radio show on Kiss FM – this is before WiFi and all that… The music he made was ‘my kind of jazz!’ a sort of open ended letter with hints of melody and form and underlying gasps from other worlds…. spot on….
I’d already been playing some of his self released tunes from the seventies like ‘Lions of Judah’ from his Nova album, but until that time he’d just remained a name on my wants lists…
We met, he made me laugh, respond, and look at my game differently. He went on to record for Soul Jazz and Domino before making some classic ‘ahead of their time’ recordings with Kieren Hebden. I was honoured to be asked by him to write sleeve notes on both his Spirit Walk and Daxaar albums.
We toured together and found ourselves in some super obscure raves playing free jazz to kids on E – he loved finding himself outside the comfort zone… he was most comfortable either in open ended spaces like Cafe Otto or Free Raves in places like Bologna….
Steve inspired me and made me realise that the most important thing was to enjoy and share what we do – his story was one of collaboration and curiosity – his Being remained appreciative until the day he passed.
I’d spent many days with him in Harlem just before that time during the winter of 2009/10. Difficult times in difficult conditions — but he still remained positive while all the odds were against.
Steve Reid’s legacy lives – The Steve Reid Foundation was created to inspire a new generation of Free Spirits. Our Innovation Award (with the PRS ) is into its second year and we look forward to developing more artists in the years to come.Watching the growth of musicians like Sarathy Korwar, Lady Vendredi and Moses Boyd would I’m sure be a joy to Steve… The Foundation has also supported Musicians in Need such as Arthur Blythe, Victor Bailey and Bernie Worrell – all of them household names in Jazz who had very little financial support during hard times.
We owe these musicians so much – and that is why the work of the Steve Reid Foundation is so important to me.
I look forward to running for a good cause next weekend in the home of Jazz…
Please donate on Justgiving
Posted: 25 Oct 2016 03:04 AM PDT
Gilles will be running the New York City marathon next month in support of the Steve Reid Foundation, hoping to raise £5,000 for his efforts. Some of the funds will be used to help musicians devastated by the Louisiana floods this year, while the rest will be used to develop emerging music talent who show excellence and innovation.
If you’re in or around NYC on Sunday 6th November why not come on down and show your support. Gilles will also be DJing at the marathon after-party, playing for as long as his run. Hosted by the good people at Giant Step, there will also be some special guests joining him on the night. Tickets for the party are available here.
To support Gilles on his run, head to his Just Giving page.
Posted: 25 Oct 2016 01:55 AM PDT

We're continuing the countdown of the albums that have shaped Gilles Peterson so far. The album this week is Central Heating by Heatwave.
Heatwave, the purveyors of Boogie Nights released their seconds album, Central Heating in 1978 on Epic. The lyrics were largely written by Rod Temperton, who also wrote for the likes of Michael Jackson and Quincy Jones. Following a funk / disco path, a classic dance album.
Tracklist 
A1 Ferris Wheel
A1 Put The Word Out
A2 Send Out For Sunshine
A3 Central Heating
A4 Happiness Togetherness
B1 The Groove Line
B2 Mind Blowing Decisions
B3 The Star Of A Story
B4 Party Poops
B5 Leavin’ For A Dream
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Posted: 17 Oct 2016 09:38 AM PDT
Gilles has Eddy Grant in conversation, and pulls out some dub and 70s gems for BBC 6 Music’s MyGeneration week.
Listen & track list here.