Ziad Nawfal for Shik Shak Shok // 15 May 2020

My friend Hadi Zeidan asked me to prepare a mix for his online platform Shik Shak Shok.
This is what I grew up listening to in 1980’s Beirut… Special thoughts to my two cousins, who spent their days scouring the Lebanese airwaves and sharing their finds. Forever in their debt! And most especially to Mimi, who used to listen obsessively to Kraftwerk’s “Radioactivity” at home.

Brian Eno & David Byrne – The Carrier [1981]
Kraftwerk – Radioactivity [1975]
Cabaret Voltaire – The Web [1985]
Throbbing Gristle – United [1977]
The Human League – Circus of Death [1979]
John Foxx – Underpass [1980]
David Sylvian – Bamboo Houses [1982]
Fad Gadget – Ricky’s Hand [1980]
Classix Nouveaux – The Robots Dance [1981]
Gary Numan – Films [1979]
D.A.F. – Co Co Pino [1980]
Psyche – The Brain Collapses [1985]
Nitzer Ebb – Crane [1985]
Laibach – Leben-Tod [1987]
Front 242 – Welcome to Paradise [1988]


Ziad Nawfal for Radio Alhara // 23 April 2020

A one-hour mix for Radio Alhara in Palestine, with alternative, electronica and experimental tracks by artists from Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt and Palestine:

1. Love & Revenge – Allo? [2017]
2. DJ Sotusura – Al Hara [2019]
3. Muqata’a – Faltakon [2018]
4. Karkhana – Nafas [2016]
5. Jerusalem In My Heart – Bein Ithnein [2018]
6. Marc Codsi – Invocation I [2019]
7. Jawad Nawfal – STO On A VHS [2019]
8. Kinematik – Al-Qulub al-Mughallafa Bet-Turab la Tankaser [2020]
9. Praed – El Khawaga [2018]
10. Serge Yared – The State of The Union [2020]
11. Sary Moussa – In Praise of Shadows [2020]
12. Aya Metwalli – Fein Enta [2017]
13. The Bunny Tylers – Let There Be Light [2020]
14. PanSTARRS – Dor Elfo2 [2020]
15. Kid Fourteen – Everybody Wants A Strong Man [2019]
16. El Rass – El Akh Men Weyn? [2016]
17. Al Rajul Al Hadidi – Qossat Al Tapline [2018]


Décalages Radio Show // 19 April 2020

Live broadcast from Radio Lebanon 96.2FM [Beirut] with song-by-song audio commentary:

1. Laura Cantrell – Love Vigilantes (New Order cover)
2. Daniel Rossen – Waterfall (Judee Sill cover) 
3. Jesse Malin – Walk On The Wild Side (Lou Reed cover)
4. Steve Earle – Way Down In The Hole (Tom Waits cover)
5. Tom Waits – Jockey Full Of Bourbon
6. Hiss Golden Messenger – Wish I Had Not Said That (J.J. Cale cover)
7. Ian Matthews – These Days (Jackson Browne cover)
8. Nico – The Fairest Of The Seasons 
9. Steve Gunn – 60/40 (Nico cover) 
10. Polar – Outdoor Miner (Wire cover) 
11. Martin L. Gore – Compulsion (Joe Crow cover) 
12. Paul Quinn & Edwyn Collins – Pale Blue Eyes (Velvet Underground cover) 
13. Marianne Faithfull – Reason To Believe (Tim Hardin cover) 
14. Paul Weller – Black Sheep Boy (Tim Hardin cover) 
15. Chappaquiddick Skyline – Leave Me Alone (New Order cover) 
16. Rickie Lee Jones – Up From The Skies (Jimi Hendrix cover) 
17. Van Morrison – It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue (Bob Dylan cover) 
18. Ben Watt – You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go (Bob Dylan cover) 
19. Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy – A Minor Place 
20. The Wedding Present – Cattle And Cane (Go-Betweens cover) 
21. Brian Eno – I’ll Come Running (To Tie Your Shoes) 
22. Dexys Midnight Runners – I Love You (Listen To This) 
23. Johnny Cash – The Man Comes Around 
24. Mark Lanegan & Isobel Campbell – The Breaking Hands (The Gun Club cover) 
25. The Shins – New Slang 
26. Pavement – Here
27. Tindersticks – Here (Pavement cover) 
28. John Prine – I Have Met My Love Today 
29. Astrud Gilberto – Maria Quiet 
30. Bill Fay – Love Will Remain 
31. Tim Buckley – Happy Time 
32. Martha Wainwright – Love Is A Stranger (Eurythmics cover)         


Décalages Radio Show // 12 April 2020

Live broadcast from Radio Lebanon 96.2FM [Beirut] with song-by-song audio commentary:

1. Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti – Baby (Donnie & Joe Emerson cover)
2. Belle & Sebastian – Crash (The Primitives cover)
3. Ben Sollee – A Change Is Gonna Come (Sam Cooke cover)
4. Cat Power – Dark End Of The Street (Aretha Franklin cover)
5. Chromatics – I’m On Fire (Bruce Springsteen cover)
6. Devendra Banhart – Don’t Look Back In Anger (Oasis cover)
7. Mott The Hoople – Sweet Jane (The Velvet Underground cover)
8. Echo & The Bunnymen – I’m Waiting For My Man (The Velvet Underground cover)
9. Grizzly Bear – And I Was A Boy From School (Hot Chip cover)
10. A Camp – Walking The Cow (Daniel Johnston cover)
11. Spiritualized – True Love Will Find You In The End (Daniel Johnston cover)
12. Joan As Police Woman – Fire (Jimi Hendrix cover)
13. M Ward – Green River (Creedence Clearwater Revival cover)
14. Micah P. Hinson – Are You Lonesome Tonight (Elvis Presley cover)
15. Robert Wyatt – Biko (Peter Gabriel cover)
16. Seu Jorge – Five Years (David Bowie cover)
17. Martha Wainwright – See Emily Play (Pink Floyd cover)
18. Charles Bradley – Stay Away (Nirvana cover)
19. Anita Lane – Home Is Where The Hatred Is (Gil Scott-Heron cover)
20. Lera Lynn – Wolf Like Me (TV On The Radio cover)
21. Kurt Vile – Way Back Then (John Prine cover)
22. Fever Ray – Here Before (Vashti Bunyan cover)
23. Turin Brakes – Moonlight Mile (The Rolling Stones cover)
24. Luna – Waiting On A Friend (The Rolling Stones cover)
25. Patti Smith – When Doves Cry (Prince cover)
26. Olivier Libeaux & Emiliana Torrini – Go With The Flow (Queens Of The Stone Age cover)
27. The Church – Hounds Of Love (Kate Bush cover)
28. Gemma Ray – When Do I Get To Carnegie Hall? (Sparks cover)
29. Death Cab For Cutie – Love Song (The Cure cover)
30. Marissa Nadler & Stephen Brodsky – In Spite Of Me (Morphine cover)
31. Anika – I Go To Sleep (The Pretenders cover)
32. Portishead – SOS (Abba cover)


Ruptures Radio Show // 01 April 2020

Featuring musicians from Lebanon, Egypt, Palestine, Sweden, France & the USA:

1. Kid Fourteen – Drifter [2020]
2. Mutamassik – Rhythms Rattle On Death Pawns [2015]
3. Muqata’a – Ma Lam Yuqal [2018]
4. Sary Moussa – In Praise Of Shadows [2020]
5. Brothers Of Heliopolis – Inner Source [2019]
6. The Submarine Chronicles – Gin Ripples [2020]
7. Kinematik – Murur Al-Kiram [2020]
8. Johnny Kafta Anti-Vegetarian Orchestra – Bedo’s Lullaby [2015]
9. Aya Metwalli – Ya Qarawan [2019]
10. Marc Codsi – Encounters II [2019]
11. Youmna Saba – Nafas [2018]
12. Fadi Tabbal – The Death Of Strangers [2018]
13. Subchamber Ensmble – Skate Park Fauna [2019]
14. Rise 1969 – Autonomic Neuropathy [2019]
15. Ziad Moukarzel – Questions Of Worry [2018]


Ruptures Radio Show // 23 March 2020

Live broadcast from “Ruptures” [Radio Lebanon 96.2FM] with song-by-song audio commentary:

1. Michel Legrand – Round Midnight [1968]
2. Joao Gilberto – Falsa Baiana [1973]
3. Daniel Johnston – Walking the Cow [1983]
4. 13th Floor Elevators w. Roky Erickson – Reverberation [1966]
5. Cream – Tales of Brave Ulysses [1967]
6. Dr. John – Revolution [2012]
7. Patti Smith – Redondo Beach [1975]
8. Rain Parade w. Dave Roback – Talking in my Sleep [1983]
9. Mazzy Star – Lay Myself Down [2013]
10. Purple Mountains w. David Berman – Darkness and Cold [2019]
11. Scott Walker – Dealer [1984]
12. This Mortal Coil w. Richenel – I Must Have Been Blind [1986]
13. Mark Hollis – The Gift [1998]
14. Throbbing Gristle – 20 Jazz Funk Greats [1979]
15. Gang of Four – Paralysed [2005]
16. Andrew Weatherall – Kicking the River [2016]