Ruptured presents:

A launch concert for Lebanese electronic artist RADIOKVM‘s first release ISSRAR

Featuring live music by radiokvm & live video by Rami el Sabbagh

[ISSRAR is the first vinyl release from Ruptured. It will be available in a limited edition of 300 hand-numbered LP’s with gourmet jacket]


Hailing from Beirut, Lebanon, SARY MOUSSA aka RADIOKVM is a self-taught electronic musician. Constantly busy absorbing, analyzing and trying to reproduce in his own manner the ambient sounds surrounding him, he started taking music lessons as a kid, but soon found out that experimentation, e-learning, reading and trial and error processes were a lot more efficient and interesting. He was into making electronic music, and no one around him knew what a synth, a filter or a drum machine were!

Moussa grew up listening to rock and jazz, before delving headlong into electronica. He started crafting his own melodies under the moniker radiokvm in 2008. He collaborated closely with Lebanese producer Okydoky, organizing live gigs and releasing a batch of demos; the two men became notorious on the live circuit of Beirut’s electronic scene. In later years, Moussa collaborated with Lebanese electronic producers Munma, Jad Atoui, and Liliane Chlela, releasing both remixes and original compositions for label compilations; he has also composed music for theatre and dance performances (Ali Chahrour’s ‘Fatmeh’), as well as soundtracks for short films.


Born in Beirut in 1979, Rami el Sabbagh is a Lebanese video maker. He graduated from the Institute of Scenic and Audio-Visual Studies (IESAV), Saint Joseph University in Beirut in 2004. His videos include ‘C’est de ta faute, quelque part’ (It’s Somewhat Your Fault, 2003), ‘2mg of Rotten Blood on Pure White Snow’, and ‘The Last Hero’ (2012). He is also a VJ since 2005 and a DJ since 2006.


[In collaboration with Tunefork, Beirut Art Center, Beirut Jam Sessions and Al-Akhbar]


A radio show dedicated to the 4th edition of the Wickerpark Festival in Batroun, Lebanon, and featuring tracks by:

Charlie Rayne, Flum Project, How Sad, Mashrou’ Leila, Scrambled Eggs, Youmna Saba, and Z The People & Al Jihaz

> Listen to Part 1ruptures wicker park 29 august (part 1)

> Listen to Part 2ruptures wicker park 29 august (part 2)


Lebanese DJ, producer, turntablist and label owner Ceasar K was the guest of Ruptures for the second time, for an interview covering the production output of his label VL Records.

Listen to Part 1: ruptures ceasar k 11 august (part 1)
[Moe Turk / vChille / Audible Astronaut / Escape To Venus]

Listen to Part 2: ruptures ceasar k 11 august (part 2)
[Trash Inc / Funk Sinatra / Moe Turk / Cheh & Fady Aswad / Trash Inc / Escape To Venus]

For more info on Ceasar K:

Syrian electronic musician  and producer Samer Saem Eldahr, aka Hello Psychaleppo, was the guest of Ruptures, for an interview covering various aspects of his production work, as well as the release of his third album, Ha!. He was accompanied by the album’s producer, Raed el-Khazen.

Listen to Part 1: ruptures psychaleppo 28 july (part 1)
[Hello Psychaleppo / Hello Psychaleppo]

Listen to Part 2: ruptures psychaleppo 28 july (part 2)
[Mohammed Ghazi / Abdelhalim Hafez / Thom Yorke / Luke Vibert / Hello Psychaleppo]

More from Hello Psychaleppo:

Sunday 20 July 2014, Radio Lebanon 96.2FM (10am-12pm)

1. Wilco
2. Smog
3. Wooden Wand
4. Bob Dylan
5. Ben Harper

> Listen to Part 1: decalages 20 juillet (part 1)

6. Arthur Lee
7. Lou Reed
8. Gene Clark
9. The Byrds (Bob Dylan cover)
10. Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
11. Jefferson Airplane (Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young cover)
12. Tim Buckley (BBC Session)
13. Jeff Buckley (live at Sin-E)

> Listen to Part 2: decalages 20 juillet (part 2)

14. Jackson C. Frank
15. Karen Dalton (Tim Hardin cover)   
16. Vashti Bunyan
17. Marianne Faithfull (Tim Hardin cover)
18. Harry Nilsson
19. Mojave 3
20. Low
21. The Walkmen

> Listen to Part 3: decalages 20 juillet (part 3)

22. Elbow
23. Paul Weller
24. Beck
25. Damien Jurado
26. Wilco
27. Timber Timbre
28. Juana Molina
29. Sebastien Tellier
30. Kevin Shields

> Listen to Part 4: decalages 20 juillet (part 4)

Lebanese DJ, producer, turntablist and label owner Ceasar K was the guest of Ruptures, for an interview covering various aspects of his work, from 1998 to the present.

Listen to Part 1: ruptures ceasar k (1)
[Ceasar K / Gme & Ceasar K / Ceasar K]

Listen to Part 2: ruptures ceasar k (2)
[Ceasar K / Pintura Fresca (Ceasar K rmx) / Ceasar K / The Greenhornes feat. Holly Golightly (Ceasar K rmx) / Ceasar K]

For more info on Ceasar K:

Sunday 13 July 2014, Radio Lebanon 96.2FM (10am-12pm)

1. Toufic Farroukh (feat. Rima Khcheich)
2. Rim Banna
3. Tamer Abu-Ghazaleh
4. Kamilya Jubran
5. Wild Beasts
6. Damien Jurado
7. Traffic

> Listen to Part 1: decalages 13 juillet (part 1) 

8. Blind Faith
9. Bill Callahan
10. Lou Reed
11. The Velvet Underground
12. The Beach Boys
13. The Band
14. Bob Dylan (1989)
15. Bryan Ferry (Bob Dylan cover)

> Listen to Part 2: decalages 13 juillet (part 2)

16. Patti Smith
17. Half Moon Run
18. Damon Albarn
19. Brian Eno (1975)
20. Brian Eno (1977) 
21. Bill Callahan
22. Mazzy Star
23. Neil Young (live unplugged)

> Listen to Part 3: decalages 13 juillet (part 3)

24. John Martyn
25. Van Morrison
26. Tim Hardin
27. The Beatles
28. Iggy Pop
29. Mavis Staples
30. Rickie Lee Jones (Jimi Hendrix cover)
31. Bob Dylan (1974)

> Listen to Part 4: decalages 13 juillet (part 4)