Discovery of the summer: FAT FAT FAT Festival + W.I.M. warm-up Mixtape

Already in its second edition, the FAT FAT FAT Festival organised by the Italian electronic music collective Harmonized seems like it will have a bright future to come. Taking place between August 4 – 6 in the romantic region around the small historic towns of Corridonia and Morrovalle, some 20kms away from the Eastern Adriatic Coast in Italy, the setting is one of its charms – but not only.

We from World is Music have prepared a cozy and sweet warm up mix for the Fat Fat Fat. Expect a selection of tracks from many of the artists who are going this year. You will find some smooth jazz, disco, house and even techno in this mixtape for one of the best events of this year…

Discovery of the summer: FAT FAT FAT Festival + W.I.M. warm-up Mixtape

Behind the scenes with the Kamaal Williams Ensemble – Madrid, Fundación Teléfonica, May 2017

Just before their first concert in Madrid, we met Henry Wu and the Kamaal Williams Ensemble at the Fundación Telefónica. The guys received us with an amazing openness and we spent the very last minutes before they went on stage chatting about their music, their impression of the Peckham scene and simply about life. We discovered that some of the guys are already dads and the three had already known each other for many years before starting this new project together: The Kamaal Ensemble with MckNasty on the drums, Tom Driessler on the bass, and last but not least, Henry Wu aka Kamaal Williams on the keyboard and synths. Yet, the Ensemble is open to collaborations with other musicians, like Tenderlonius joining them for some of their gigs in London.

 

Behind the scenes with the Kamaal Williams Ensemble – Madrid, Fundación Teléfonica, May 2017

BBK Live 2017 – Don’t miss out on one of the most emblematic festivals in Spain

Already since 2006 the city of Bilbao is host to one of the biggest and well-curated independent music festivals in Spain: the BBK Live, rated the “Best Foreign Festival” at the UK Festival Awards in 2010 and 2011. Taking place in the Basque capital on the Northern Atlantic coast, the BBK Live is host to a wide range of internationally recognised artists and offers an eclectic mix between alternative rock, indie and recently an electronic music stage in the forest, too.

On its stages we have seen big names such as New Order, Tame Impala, Hot Chip, Floating Points, Chvrches, Junior Boys, Four Tet, The Cure, Alt-J, Julio Bashmore or SBTRKT.

From July 6th – 8th you will have the chance to experience the 12th edition of this festival, and we assure you that it seems more than promising…

bbk live 2017 banner.jpg BBK Live 2017 – Don’t miss out on one of the most emblematic festivals in Spain

Meeting one of the most iconic and eclectic Ethiopian musicians: Hailu Mergia

A few months ago we had the pleasure to meet Hailu Mergia in Berlin during his 2016 tour through Europe. Now that he is back on this latitude to bring us his musical delight, we rescued from our archives this beautiful and intimate chat we had with him in his hotel lobby in East-Berlin. Get to know this Ethiopian music legend…

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Hailu Mergia @ Kulturquartier, Berlin 2016

  Meeting one of the most iconic and eclectic Ethiopian musicians: Hailu Mergia