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Big Ups: The DJs of Worldwide FM

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Clockwise from top left; DJs Tash, Selasie, Leanne, Thris and Tina

Founded in 2016 by legendary DJ Gilles Peterson, Worldwide FM has quickly become ground zero for globe-spanning music designed to both move feet and stimulate the mind. And while the station boasts a long, impressive roster of A-List DJs, what makes Worldwide FM so special is its abiding sense of musical curiosity. Tune in for an afternoon, and you’ll hear everything from cumbia to French pop to house music to classic African funk. Tune in for a week, and you’ll essentially receive a master class in the history of global music.

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The Best Electronic Albums of 2017

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Dark times call for music that’s strange, wonderful, and yes, even dark, and we’ve certainly been getting plenty of that in 2017’s club sounds. Sometimes, that means adding urgency to escapist music, and that’s OK. But there’s also been a huge drive towards music that transmits powerful messages, or contributes strongly to real-world community building. Dance culture has, at its best, provided voices for the voiceless, spaces for expression, and a level playing field for people who wouldnt’t otherwise meet to connect. As we adapt to the radically networked world, electronic music is finding new ways of expressing those principles. Continue reading