Décalages (5 August 2018)

Sunday 5 August 2018, Radio Lebanon 96.2FM (10am-12pm)

– The New Year / The last fall
– Cowboy Junkies / The things we do to each other
– Luluc / Spring
– Alela Diane / Ether and wood
– Mark Lanegan & Duke Garwood / With animals
– Human (aka Lawrence Rudd from Grand National) / Clouds
– Ray Davies / Bringing up baby
– Dominique A / Toute latitude
– Wild Beasts / Big cat (Live at RAK)
– Dirty Projectors / Break thru
– Thousand / La vie de mes soeurs
– Foe / Running
– Dawes / Never gonna say goodbye (prod. Jonathan Wilson)
– The Low Anthem / Give my body back
– Israel Nash / Lucky ones
– Palatine / Paris – L’ombre
– Tomberlin / Seventeen (prod. Owen Pallett)
– Jonathan Wilson / Over the midnight
– Nathan Salsburg / BB
– David Byrne / Bullet
– Khruangbin / August 10
– Ben Howard / Nica Libres at dusk
– The Innocence Mission / Green bus
– Calexico / Flores y tamales
– Kamal Keila / Sudan in the heart of Africa
– Jean-Louis Murat / Hold up (feat. Morgane from Cocoon)
– Amber Arcades / Simple song
– Safar / Quarter to six
– Nap Eyes / Dull me line
– The Saxophones / Mysteries revealed
– Santa Cruz / The pilot is me



Monday 30 July 2018, Radio Lebanon 96.2FM (8-9pm)

– Heroes and Villains: Snake and feather (2018)
– Cosmic Analog Ensemble: S’aventurer (2018)
– Interbellum: Another day (2018)
– The New Year: Snow (2017)
– Kid Fourteen: Blood-thick silence (2018)
– Toni Geitani: Raboukom (2018)
– Aya Metwalli: Manyaka (2016)
– Nadah el-Shazly: Afqid ad dakhira (2017)
– El Rass & Munma: Return of the penguin (2015)
– Khoum: Sem (2017)
– Marc Codsi: Invocation 1 (to be released 2018)
– The Bunny Tylers: Hello your grace (2018)
– Oiseaux-Tempete & The Bunny Tylers: The little-known ending fading away (2018, excerpt)
– The Dwarfs Of East Agouza: Rats don’t eat synthesizers (2018, excerpt)



Monday 23 July 2018, Radio Lebanon 96.2FM (8-9pm)

– Courtney Barnett: Sunday Roast
– Father John Misty: Disappointing Diamonds Are The Rarest Of Them All
– Josh T. Pearson: Loved Straight To Hell
– DMA’s: For Now
– Khruangbin: Evan Finds The Third Room
– Les Amants: Trouville
– Jaye Jayle: No Trail (Path One)
– Jaye Jayle: No Trail (Path Two)
– Beach House: Lemon Glow
– The Breeders: Gates Of Steel
– Ash: Confessions In The Pool
– Gorillaz: Hollywood
– Parquet Courts: NYC Observation
– Wooden Shjips: Already Gone
– Delgres: Can’t Let You Go
– Grant-Lee Phillips: Great Acceleration



Ruptured & Onomatopoeia The Music Hub present


Live at Onomatopoeia The Music Hub

Thursday 02 August 2018, 8.30pm

Entrance 10,000 LL

Facebook event here

MusicMap’s ‘Soundscape’ series is a brilliant way to keep up with local music scenes and global trends. Every few weeks, the people behind this amazing platform visit a different country and ask someone familiar with the scene to serve up a mix of the finest local sounds…

“Following our recent trips to Peru, India and Mexico, this month we’re visiting Lebanon for our first Soundscape from the Middle East. Our guide this time is Beirut-based DJ, promoter and producer Ziad Nawfal, co-founder of ground-breaking independent label Ruptured and managing director of Irtijal, the country’s first experimental music festival. Ziad Nawfal has spent his career championing independent Lebanese music via his ‘Ruptures’ and ‘Decalages’ shows on Radio Lebanon, so we knew we were in for a treat with his Soundscape mix…”

Listen below:

“It turns out that it’s pretty difficult to summarise Beirut musically in an hour,” Ziad admits. “Especially for someone who’s been working amidst this scene for so long. I chose to include artists who are all currently active, with the one exception of Scrambled Eggs, the first band I worked with back in 2006. I also chose to focus on more experimental and leftfield forms of music, whether electronic, rock, or folk, and in the process many artists whom I’m fond of had to be cast aside. Heartfelt apologies to those. This is a very personal take on what Beirut represents for me, musically. Sometimes pretty, sometimes ugly, often difficult, always challenging. I hope you enjoy this mix!”


Find out more about MusicMap here:

Ruptures had the pleasure of hosting US-born, Berlin-based musician Chad Methany aka Emperor X on Radio Liban 96.2 FM, for an interview and formidable live performance, ahead of his headlining show at Beirut Open Space.

Listen to the radio show:

[Live sound by Fadi Tabbal + photos by Karl Mattar]


Ruptured had the privilege of hosting exceptional British musician Nadine Shah in Beirut, for two live events:
A radio session on Radio Liban 96.2 FM on Friday 11/05,
A concert at Onomatopoeia The Music Hub on Saturday 12/05, featuring guests James Brown from British band Pulled Part by Horses and Lebanese singer-songwriter Youmna Saba

Listen to the radio show:

[Live sound by Fadi Tabbal]