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Alvin Fielder 1935–2019

Alvin Fielder 1935–2019

In her memoir of the great US jazz drummer, educator and pharmacist, Val Wilmer recalls her visit to Alvin Fielder’s hometown of Meridian, Mississippi, where he introduced her to leading Civil Rights activists for her project to photograph the lives of black women

Tracks

Global Ear: Brasilia

Global Ear: Brasilia

Writer and musician Phil Jones compiles a playlist to accompany his recent report on the Brazilian capital

News

The Wire takeover at Bleep X

This January we'll be hosting a selection of events at the Dalston record shop. Featuring Steven Rutter, Shabaka Hutchings, The Rolling Calf trio, Nkisi and others

Charts

2018 Rewind: Contributors’ Charts

2018 Rewind: Contributors’ Charts

The Wire's releases of the year for 2018 were compiled from the individual votes of the magazine's staff and contributors – here are those votes in full.

Mix

Wire Mix: Jing

Wire Mix: Jing

The Taiwanese producer shares a new mix to coincide with her latest release

News

Sunn O))) tour Europe in 2019

Stephen O’Malley and Greg Anderson will perform with long time collaborator Tos Nieuwenhuizen and selected guests, marking two new albums

On Air

Rewired with Robin Buckley aka rkss

Rewired with Robin Buckley aka rkss

This month, Daisy Hyde and Shane Woolman are in the NTS studios talking to Robin Buckley aka rkss, whose recent release DJ Tools is constructed solely from samples from the pack EDM Kicks Vol 1

Mix

Wire Mix: Gosheven

Wire Mix: Gosheven

Ahead of his performance at Schiev festival in Brussels, Hungarian musician Gosheven shares a new slow-paced mix