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Derek Walmsley

Book Extract

Deconstructing Violence In Grime

October 2015

If you can’t mess with time don’t do grime, writes Wire Editor Derek Walmsley in Seismographic Sound: Visions Of A New World, a book recently published by Norient

The Portal

Archive Portal: Steve Mackay

October 2015

The fourth of our series of posts shining a light into the darker recesses of The Wire's online archive of back issues. Derek Walmsley recommends Edwin Pouncey's article from December 2006 on the late saxophonist Steve Mackay.

On Air

Adventures In Sound And Music 24 September 2015

September 2015

Hosted by Derek with special guest Simon Reynell of Another Timbre label – talking about improvised music, contemporary composition and the blooming connections and cross-talk between the two. Sounds from Jürg Frey, Derek Bailey, Linda Catlin Smith, Magnus Granberg, Marc Sabat and more

On Air

Adventures In Sound And Music 23 July 2015

July 2015

Listen again to last night's show on Resonance FM, hosted by Derek Walmsley. Tracks by Louise Landes Levi, Paul Metzger, Natural Information Society And Bitchin Bajas, Fountainsun, Tilth, Bert Jansch and more

On Air

Adventures In Sound And Music 4 June 2015

June 2015

Listen again to last night's broadcast on Resonance FM, hosted by Derek Walmsley. Tracks by A Taut Line, German Army, Earthly, Mark Fell & Errorsmith, Hilde Marie Holsen, Jim O'Rourke, Norberto Lobo & Joao Lobo, Joshua Abrams and more

On Air

Adventures In Sound And Music 16 April 2015

April 2015

Derek Walmsley hosts the most recent instalment of our regular Thursday evening broadcasts on London's Resonance FM. Tracks by Container, Wiley, Strategy, Sauce & Cop, Nochexxx, High Wolf, Black Zone Myth Chant and more

On Air

Adventures In Sound And Music 19 March 2015

March 2015

Listen again to last Thursday's broadcast of our regular Resonance FM show. This week's host, Derek Walmsley, goes deep into the sounds of 1990s computer music from DJ Guy, Ben Zimmerman, Soichi Terada and μ-Ziq, alongside what sounds like 1990s computer music, from Legowelt, Wolfgang Voigt, Peder Mannerfelt, and many more

The Portal

Archive Portal: Kodwo Eshun's columns

February 2015

Derek Walmsley picks six columns from our archives by Kodwo Eshun in which the future Turner Prize nominee forged a new style of writing about dance music and club culture

Essay

Derek Walmsley: Jazz Searches For The New Land

October 2014

From newly independent nations of Africa to locations in the Far East and remote cosmos, jazz from the mid-1950s onwards imagined liberation through distant places and spaces. In a new series, Derek Walmsley journeys through the sketches of these new worlds. First call: Lee Morgan's "Search For The New Land"

On Air

Adventures In Sound And Music 9 October 2014

October 2014

Our weekly Thursday evening programme on Resonance FM. Derek Walmsley hosts, joined by the globetrotting selector, compiler, writer and South East Asian music specialist Chris Menist of the Paradise Bangkok club, label and now group. With records culled from family stores, record fairs and antiques markets from across the rim of the Indian Ocean.

Columns

Derek Walmsley: The Field Recordist As Obsessive

August 2014

"Some recordists are like hoarders, bringing home whatever they find outside with little discrimination as to what's worth preserving and what’s not." Derek Walmsley sorts through The Wire's post bag in search of the person behind the mic.