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ARE WE ON AIR ?
ARE WE ON AIR ?
Arman Naféei

Are We On Air ? is a weekly interview series by Arman Naféei exploring the life’s soundtrack of global cultural figures and... more

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Episodes

ARMAN'S VOICE NOTES // 12

Arman's Voice Notes is Are We On Air's latest audio supplement, taking you on an audio voyage through Arman's latest... more

02 Dec 2022 · 52 minutes
ARMAN'S VOICE NOTES // 11

Arman's Voice Notes is Are We On Air's latest audio supplement, taking you on an audio voyage through Arman's latest... more

27 Oct 2022 · 15 minutes
ARMAN'S VOICE NOTES // 10

Arman's Voice Notes is Are We On Air's latest audio supplement, taking you on an audio voyage through Arman's latest... more

02 Sep 2022 · 15 minutes
Ep 79 // ISABELLA ROSSELLINI

As her voice rises and falls through rhythmic intonations, ISABELLA ROSSELINI takes ARMAN through what it was like to grow... more

01 Aug 2022 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
Ep 78 // DANIEL ARSHAM

A trailblazer at the INTERSECTION OF THE WORLDS of art, fashion, sports, and music, to name a few - DANIEL... more

22 Jul 2022 · 40 minutes
Ep 77 // THE ATTICO

This week, ARMAN is graced in Milan, Italy by not one but TWO close friends and COMPLIMENTARY POWERHOUSES, GILDA AMBROSIO... more

15 Jul 2022 · 38 minutes
Ep 76 // SEUN KUTI

Through music, we’re able to find each other. ‘MUSIC IS CALLING TOWARDS RESCUE.’ SEUN KUTI joins ARMAN in London. CHARISMATIC, CONVERSATIONAL,... more

08 Jul 2022 · 44 minutes
Ep 75 // KHRUANGBIN

Whether they’re hunting for records in the underground of a Seoul arcade, recording new music in an empty barn in... more

30 Jun 2022 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
Ep 74 // LUDOVIC DE SAINT SERNIN

Arman meets LUDOVIC DE SAINT SERNIN at his Marais atelier to find out why this rising star is on everyone’s... more

18 Jun 2022 · 53 minutes
Ep 73 // CAMILLE CHARRIÈRE

It’s sunny in LONDON - which makes it the most beautiful place on earth. The birds are singing, and ARMAN... more

16 Jun 2022 · 54 minutes
ARMAN'S VOICE NOTES // 09

Arman's Voice Notes is Are We On Air's latest audio supplement, taking you on an audio voyage through Arman's latest... more

13 Jun 2022 · 10 minutes
Ep 72 // CHRONIXX

CHRONIXX and ARMAN sit down in Paddington to discuss SOUND WARS IN THE SONIC WORLD, Bob Marley’s poetry which is... more

12 Jun 2022 · 1 hour, 8 minutes
Ep 71 // HOW LONG GONE

Turn on, tune in, drop out! CHRIS BLACK and JASON STEWART join Arman for a little tête-à-tête that will feel... more

27 May 2022 · 1 hour, 42 minutes
Ep 70 // THE BLESSED MADONNA

THE BLESSED MADONNA invites Arman to Hackney to dive into her fantastic repertoire. Referencing APHEX TWIN’S WINDOWLICKER, she describes her... more

20 May 2022 · 1 hour, 14 minutes
ARMAN'S VOICE NOTES // 08

Arman's Voice Notes is Are We On Air's latest audio supplement, taking you on an audio voyage through Arman's latest... more

16 May 2022 · 25 minutes
Ep 69 // PAUL KALKBRENNER

Nearly 4 years since they last saw each other in LA, PAUL KALKBRENNER meets Arman in his emerald green 1961... more

06 May 2022 · 48 minutes
ARMAN'S VOICE NOTES // 07

Arman's Voice Notes is Are We On Air's latest audio supplement, taking you on an audio voyage through Arman's latest... more

03 May 2022 · 20 minutes
Ep 68 // YANN TIERSEN

YANN TIERSEN calls Arman from his studio for a conversation set amidst a blinkering of blue and orange lights from... more

29 Apr 2022 · 50 minutes
Ep 67 // NILÜFER YANYA

THIS IS IT. Staying true to her Turkish roots, NILÜFER YANYA is inspired by INSTINCT, foremost, and MELODY second.  Calling... more

22 Apr 2022 · 47 minutes
Ep 66 // JOHANN KÖNIG

Amidst 2021's Berlin Gallery Weekend infamous Are We On Air pop-up in Berlin, Arman meets art impresario JOHANN KÖNIG at... more

15 Apr 2022 · 51 minutes
Ep 65 // CL

In the courtyard of the Chateau Marmont, you’ll find the sunshine where CL is singing Arman a traditional Korean song... more

09 Apr 2022 · 41 minutes
Ep 64 // RICK OWENS

For most of us, ’DISTURBING’ is an adjective used to convey a sense of anxiety and upset; to RICK OWENS,... more

01 Apr 2022 · 45 minutes
ARMAN'S VOICE NOTES // 06

Arman's Voice Notes is Are We On Air's latest audio supplement, taking you on an audio voyage through Arman's latest... more

31 Mar 2022 · 18 minutes
Ep 63 // BUSY P

BUSY P welcomes Arman into Ed Banger in Montmarte. Born to bring the headbangers, indie romantics, hip hop kids and... more

23 Mar 2022 · 1 hour, 9 minutes
Ep 62 // TEFLON ZINCFENCE

The second episode coming from ©AWOA ? ON TOUR // JAMAICA, Arman meets with one of the most talented producers... more

18 Mar 2022 · 52 minutes
Ep 61 // PEREL

Under the sunny skies of LA, Arman meets PEREL to find what the fuss is all about the Saxony born and... more

11 Mar 2022 · 57 minutes
Ep 60 // CARSTEN HÖLLER

Arman meets CARSTEN HÖLLER to talk about Congolese music, how the sounds that birds emit are shaped by their migration... more

05 Mar 2022 · 1 hour, 10 minutes
ARMAN'S VOICE NOTES // 05

Arman's Voice Notes is Are We On Air's latest audio supplement, taking you on an audio voyage through Arman's latest... more

02 Mar 2022 · 15 minutes
ARMAN'S VOICE NOTES // 04

Arman's Voice Notes is Are We On Air's latest audio supplement, taking you on an audio voyage through Arman's latest... more

22 Feb 2022 · 13 minutes
ARMAN'S VOICE NOTES // 03

Arman's Voice Notes is Are We On Air's latest audio supplement, taking you on an audio voyage through Arman's latest... more

22 Feb 2022 · 19 minutes
Ep 59 // FRANCESCA THYSSEN-BORNEMISZA

FRANCESCA THYSSEN-BORNEMISZA unravels her life adventures, live from Jamaica. Thyssen-Bornemisza talks being friendly neighbours with Freddie Mercury in London, recounting her... more

19 Feb 2022 · 2 hours, 8 minutes
Ep 58 // IAN ISIAH

POWER is a language IAN ISIAH invented himself. Thanks to GOSPEL for the the introduction to his musicianship, and later on... more

11 Feb 2022 · 55 minutes
Ep 57 // NINA KRAVIZ

Under the lobby of the Regina Louvre Hotel in Paris, techno powerhouse NINA KRAVIZ revisits the most influential tracks that... more

04 Feb 2022 · 2 hours, 13 minutes
Ep 56 // MERT ALAS

With a penchant for spontaneity, MERT ALAS brings us back to when he first felt the power of music while... more

28 Jan 2022 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
ARMAN'S VOICE NOTES // 02

Arman's Voice Notes is Are We On Air's latest audio supplement, taking you on an audio voyage through Arman's latest... more

27 Jan 2022 · 13 minutes
Ep 55 // AMANDA LEAR

Following AMANDA LEAR through the soundtrack to her life is pure pleasure. From her dreams of being a painter leading... more

20 Jan 2022 · 1 hour, 18 minutes
ARMAN'S VOICE NOTES // 01

Arman's Voice Notes is Are We On Air's latest audio supplement, taking you on an audio voyage through Arman's latest... more

15 Jan 2022 · 15 minutes
Ep 54 // CAMÉLIA JORDANA

‘So long and so young and so beautiful’, CAMÉLIA JORDANA and Arman bond over their love of Maria Callas in... more

08 Oct 2021 · 42 minutes
Ep 53 // ICHON

Tucked inside the busy streets of Marais's Le Carreau du Temple, Arman Naféei rendezvous with French artist ICHON in celebration of #ValentinoRendezVous. Discussing ideas... more

07 Oct 2021 · 24 minutes
Ep 52 // ORION CARLOTO

This week, ORION CARLOTO and Arman explore the intrinsic linkage between poetry and all art forms. It’s not every 24... more

02 Jul 2021 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
Ep 51 // ELIM CHAN

Creating a sound that is 3D is ELIM CHAN's magic touch. She and Arman dive deeply into this enchantment, delving... more

25 Jun 2021 · 1 hour, 7 minutes
Ep 50 // KALI UCHIS

Whether she's singing, songwriting, directing, painting or producing, KALI UCHIS is an unmatched tour de force. Dialing from Los Angeles, KALI shows... more

18 Jun 2021 · 45 minutes
Ep 49 // BENJI B

BENJI B sees the glass half full. His enthusiasm for the massive energy release and experimentation that will emerge from... more

11 Jun 2021 · 1 hour, 22 minutes
Ep 48 // JULIE MEHRETU

Just after hanging her latest exhibition at the Whitney, JULIE MEHRETU dials Arman from home. Growing up a child of... more

04 Jun 2021 · 1 hour, 11 minutes
Ep 47 // DAVID BYRNE

It’s no surprise that DAVID BYRNE enters the Zoom with a startling, silvery magnetism. With a mind as sharp as... more

28 May 2021 · 1 hour, 9 minutes
Ep 46 // GOLSHIFTEH FARAHANI

GOLSHIFTEH FARAHANI is not quick to fill the silence, but she can't help but fill her surroundings with light. Leaving... more

22 May 2021 · 1 hour, 36 minutes
Ep 45 // SVEN MARQUARDT

SVEN MARQUARDT exudes stoic creativity, describing Berghain as a 'place of diversity, freedom, and anarchy,' SVEN delves into the historical... more

14 May 2021 · 25 minutes
Ep 44 // MAISIE WILLIAMS

Multi-talented filmmaker and actress MAISIE WILLIAMS wears many hats. In her latest, she channels Jordan Mooney, a role not for... more

07 May 2021 · 48 minutes
Ep 43 // TREMAINE EMORY

TREMAINE EMORY makes every word count. Bringing to life the joys of ‘getting in your feelings’ to some Miles Davis... more

30 Apr 2021 · 47 minutes
Ep 42 // MARINA ABRAMOVIĆ

No time is wasted in this episode. MAGNETIC Marina Abramović describes the act of reminiscing on the past as comparable to “reading... more

23 Apr 2021 · 39 minutes
Ep 41 // DAVID LACHAPELLE

DAVID LACHAPELLE'S unmistakable charisma transports us to sunny Los Angeles. LACHAPELLE takes Arman on a crash course through his experiences... more

16 Apr 2021 · 1 hour, 59 minutes
Ep 40 // DUA LIPA

Radical Optimism kicks off SEASON 2 with none other than THEE Pop Star giving Disco life, DUA LIPA. Over Zoom,... more

09 Apr 2021 · 36 minutes
Ep 39 // WOLFGANG TILLMANS

WOLFGANG TILLMANS and ARMAN NAFÉEI sit down in his studio in Berlin - full of plants, printers, photographs and warmth. This... more

18 Dec 2020 · 1 hour, 16 minutes
Ep 38 // RICHIE HAWTIN

Almost exactly a year since his set at the Hollywood Palladium, we’ve tapped-in with the illustrious techno powerhouse RICHIE HAWTIN... more

11 Dec 2020 · 1 hour, 30 minutes
Ep 37 // SARAH ANDELMAN

With Colette at 20 and three years since it closed the boutique’s influence over the aesthetics of thee retail shopping... more

04 Dec 2020 · 24 minutes
Ep 36 // THE KILLS

After being active almost two decades, THE KILLS’ catalogue remains rightfully cemented within our rock ’n’ roll memory In this... more

27 Nov 2020 · 35 minutes
Ep 35 // BRADLEY ZERO

The dance floor has always been the site for raw, unfiltered expression, which, in the current moment, takes on an... more

20 Nov 2020 · 39 minutes
Ep 34 // ROÍSÍN MURPHY

The legendary Irish singer, songwriter and powerful performer ROÍSÍN MURPHY emphasizes the importance of revisiting the past to inform the... more

13 Nov 2020 · 45 minutes
Ep 33 // JANE BIRKIN

What words can even come close enough to capture the essence and magnetism of JANE BIRKIN? A timeless muse, canonical... more

30 Oct 2020 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
Ep 32 // STUDIO KO

Within the process of their own work, KARL FOURNIER and OLIVIER MARTY, the architecture duo behind STUDIO KO, emphasize the... more

23 Oct 2020 · 37 minutes
Ep 31 // LAURA HARRIER

From the influential Motown to rockabilly blues, LAURA HARRIER warmly remembers her first musical memories tied to her fathers’ taste.... more

17 Oct 2020 · 32 minutes
Ep 30 // CERRONE

When introduced as the “father of French disco,” MARC CERRONE quickly refuted, “…why French?” rejecting the singular vision of the... more

09 Oct 2020 · 44 minutes
Ep 29 // DAVID SHRIGLEY

After a decade from first encounter, we cross paths with contemporary British artist DAVID SHRIGLEY once more, this time: digging... more

03 Oct 2020 · 55 minutes
Ep 28 // MICHÈLE LAMY

Designer, performer, restaurateur, creative accomplice, muse… the words to describe the enigmatic MICHÈLE LAMY can never be quite enough… In... more

25 Sep 2020 · 50 minutes
Ep 27 // FRANCIS MALLMANN

Uncertainty serves the foundation for inspiration, though it may seem as a contradiction, creativity blossoms through these limitations. FRANCIS MALLMANN,... more

11 Sep 2020 · 36 minutes
Ep 26 // ARIANA PAPADEMETROPOULOS

When confronted ARIANA PAPADEMETROPOULOS’ work, all belief’s suspended, showcasing the power of environments that exhibit tension between the earthly and... more

01 Sep 2020 · 24 minutes
Ep 25 // JUSTIN STRAUSS

As ubiquitous as the title of the ‘DJ’ has become, JUSTIN STRAUSS stands unmatched behind the decks through his credentials... more

25 Aug 2020 · 24 minutes
Ep 24 // ANDRÉ SARAIVA

Known by his alter ego, MR. A, and his contributions to the concept of “LOVE GRAFFITI,” ANDRÉ SARAIVA’s work transcends... more

21 Aug 2020 · 17 minutes
Ep 23 // ALTIN GÜN

Merve Dasdemir of the Grammy nominated Turkish-Dutch band ALTIN GÜN shares some deep knowledge of the Turkish sound and warmly... more

14 Aug 2020 · 24 minutes
Ep 22 // DJ HARVEY

Born Harvey Bassett, the world-renowned selector better known as DJ HARVEY needs no formal introduction, to which an attempt to... more

29 Jul 2020 · 46 minutes
Ep 21 // JARVIS COCKER

JARVIS COCKER’s first encounter with music was with a contentious relationship with the radio: how and where was this sound... more

23 Jul 2020 · 53 minutes
Special Episode // LARRY LEVAN (Radio Archives, 1991)

In this special rendition of ARE WE ON AIR? re-presents a special gem: an interview with the legendary LARRY LEVAN... more

20 Jul 2020 · 28 minutes
Ep 20 // JOSÉ PADILLA

JOSÉ PADILLA is synonymous with Ibiza: a pioneer in perfecting the sun-soaked and chilled-out balearic beat at the Café Del... more

17 Jul 2020 · 23 minutes
Ep 19 // YTO BARRADA

YTO BARRADA’s multimedia practice has been described as disruptive: strategically employing conventional mediums to interrogate the narratives embedded within cultural... more

10 Jul 2020 · 38 minutes
Ep 18 // TWIN SHADOW

A decade after the release debut Forget, the polymath George Lewis Jr, also known as TWIN SHADOW, finds himself... more

03 Jul 2020 · 23 minutes
Ep 17 // MICHEL GAUBERT

MICHEL GAUBERT is no stranger to the affect of sound. With a refined curatorial ear for legendary fashion houses such... more

26 Jun 2020 · 18 minutes
Ep 16 // TOM SACHS

Reporting from a 15' x 50' enclosed studio… or basement depending on how you’re utilizing it, TOM SACHS shares a space with... more

24 Jun 2020 · 41 minutes
Ep 15 // ZUBIN MEHTA

As the memory lies dormant, the true wonder of our consciousness is offering accessibility… coupled with delightful conversation, of course.... more

12 Jun 2020 · 36 minutes
Ep 14 // MISS KITTIN

You’re in line to get inside Panorama Bar, the ETA to get in is about an hour and it’s pouring... more

29 May 2020 · 35 minutes
Ep 13 // CHRIS BLACKWELL

With an adolescent ear towards classical music, CHRIS BLACKWELL signals to his father’s 78s as the earliest imprint in his... more

22 May 2020 · 20 minutes
Ep 12 // WILLO PERRON

Before a product reaches the end assembly, one rarely thinks of the human hand: an object rendered with value based... more

19 May 2020 · 26 minutes
Ep 11 // LOU DOILLON

Connected through the gracious power of the internet, we’ve found LOU DOILLON through a window… a looking-glass self, an accessible... more

15 May 2020 · 33 minutes
Ep 10 // SIR NORMAN ROSENTHAL

Between music that’s serious and popular, SIR NORMAN ROSENTHAL orients his alignment towards the classical! A vivid remembrance, dancing harmoniously... more

08 May 2020 · 29 minutes
Ep 9 // SETH TROXLER

Afterlife, desire, and foolishness: the thesis of SETH TROXLER’s self-reflection, can you narrow down the three songs that define you?... more

01 May 2020 · 22 minutes
Ep 8 // CLAIRE LAFFUT

One of the evocative powers of music depends on what mood you’re in. You close your eyes, you listen, you... more

01 May 2020 · 18 minutes
Ep 7 // LUKA SABBAT

LUKA SABBAT doesn’t believe in titles… Sometimes, the law of attraction’s really just in your own hands. In this episode,... more

24 Apr 2020 · 21 minutes
Ep 6 // TIGA

TIGA’s spheres of influence are not just wide-ranging, they’re a part of his DNA. Music does not exist in a... more

17 Apr 2020 · 24 minutes
Ep 5 // LYKKE LI

In this episode, it’s clear LYKKE LI wears her heart on her sleeve, no stranger to the intricacies of intimacy.... more

17 Apr 2020 · 16 minutes
Ep 4 // JULIAN SCHNABEL

In this episode, JULIAN SCHNABEL revisits his record collection, an heir of Basquiat’s ear, with warm recollection of Bowie’s best... more

17 Apr 2020 · 20 minutes
Ep 3 // GIA COPPOLA

At the core of music and memory lie the very outlines of emotional, representing a temporal manifestation of ephemera. In... more

17 Apr 2020 · 13 minutes
Ep 2 // 2manyDJs

2MANYDJs... SOULWAX… or simply, The Dewaele Brothers! These monikers symbolically function interchangeably, it’s a rare instance to sit down and... more

17 Apr 2020 · 27 minutes
Ep 1 // PATTI SMITH

Punk-poet laureate PATTI SMITH inaugurates ARE WE ON AIR? with Arman Naféei, chronicling the soundtrack to her life: from memories... more

17 Apr 2020 · 21 minutes
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Punk-poet laureate PATTI SMITH inaugurates ARE WE ON AIR? with Arman Naféei, chronicling the soundtrack to her life: from memories tears as... more