Ziad Nawfal for Ballroom Blitz x Radio Alhara // 29 August 2020

Ziad Nawfal’s guest mix for The Ballroom Blitz‘s 30-hour takeover/fundraiser at Radio Alhara, with all profits going to Haven for Artists.
Music from and for Beirut:

1. Marc Codsi – Invocation I [2019]
2. Jad Atoui – Alpha 60 [2020]
3. Charles Cohen – Beirut [2015]
4. Kid Fourteen – Can You Be More Concerned [2018]
5. The Bug – Destroy Me (Version) [2020]
6. Suuns + Jerusalem In My Heart – Gazelles in Flight [2014]
7. Zalfa – Law Ma [2019]
8. Lumi – From A Dream [2017]
9. Rabih Beaini – Ghadab [2020]
10. Thoom – Large Fly [2020]
11. Aya Metwalli – Manyaka [2017]
12. Muqata’a – Taqamus Muqawim [2018]
13. El Rass & Munma – Freestyle [Ruptured Session 2012]
14. Kinematik – Lalochezia [Ruptured Session 2017]


Ruptured Sessions Mix for Radio Alhara // 21 August 2020

Ziad Nawfal’s guest mix for Radio Alhara, featuring selections from all 6 volumes of “The Ruptured Sessions” [2008-2019]:

1. El Rass & Munma – Freestyle [2012]
2. Fareeq El Atrash – Njoom `Am Te’rab [2009]
3. The Incompetents – Cannibal Blues [2011]
4. Intensive Care – Another You [2010]
5. White Trees – The Game of Love [2010]
6. Charbel Haber – Building A Nest [2008]
7. Sandmoon – Dead of Jericho [2010]
8. Charlie Rayne – Madeleines [2013]
9. Postcards – Flying Saucers [2018]
10. Youmna Saba feat. Fadi Tabbal – Tehfi [2008]
11. Safar – Overlove [2015]
12. Alko B – Some Things [2019]
13. Cosmic Analog Ensemble – Early Embankment [2011]
14. The Wanton Bishops – Whoopy [2013]
15. Who Killed Bruce Lee – Pool Party [2013]
16. Mashrou’ Leila – Im Bimbillila7 [2009]
17. Kinematik – Lalochezia [2017]


Ziad Nawfal for Radio Raheem // 24 July 2020

Ziad Nawfal’s live 60-minute mix recorded at/for The Ballroom Blitz‘s weekly takeover at Milano’s Radio Raheem. With artists from Lebanon, Palestine, Egypt, Tunisia and Sudan:

  1. Muqata’a
  2. Jad Atoui
  3. Stephanie Merchak
  4. Bachar Mar-Khalife [Sama’ Remix]
  5. Deena Abdelwahed [Dawan Remix]
  6. Sufyvn
  7. Zeid Hamdan
  8. Hadi Zeidan
  9. Ceasar K + Gme
  10. Rise 1969
  11. Diamond Setter
  12. Stephanie Merchak
  13. The Bunny Tylers [Jad Taleb Remix]
  14. Soapkills
  15. Index/Left [Ziad Moukarzel & Jawad Nawfal]
  16. Mutamassik
  17. Katibe Khamseh
  18. Rise 1969
  19. Munma
  20. Ceasar K + Gme

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Ziad Nawfal for SceneNoise // 06 July 2020

Ziad Nawfal’s set for renowned Egyptian online platform SceneNoise, showcasing some of the most prominent Lebanese electronic producers of the last 20 years.

Featuring music by Jad Atoui, Tarek Atoui, Bakisa, Rabih Beaini, Liliane Chlela, Marc Codsi, Rhea Dally, Tony Elieh, Joseph Ghosn, Charbel Haber, Kid Fourteen, Kujo, Stephanie Merchak, Ziad Moukarzel, Sary Moussa, Jawad Nawfal, Rise 1969, Safa, Anthony Sahyoun, Nabil Saliba, Fadi Tabbal, Elyse Tabet and Hadi Zeidan.

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Ruptures Radio Show // 19 June 2020

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

1. FACS – Skylarking [2018]
2. Disappears – Pearly gates [2010]
3. Protomartyr – Come and see [2014]
4. Bambara – Monument [2018]
5. Disappears – Era [2013]
6. Coriky – Clean kill [2020]
7. Bambara – Heat lightning [2020]
8. FACS – Antibody [2019]
9. Einstürzende Neubauten – Taschen [2020]
10. Daniel Avery & Alessandro Cortini – Illusion of time [2020]
11. Christine Ott – Darkstar [2020]
12. Oiseaux-Tempête – Weird dancing in all night [2019]
13. Nine Inch Nails – When it happens (don’t mind me) [2020]
14. Swans – Some new things [2019]


Ziad Nawfal for Ballroom Blitz x Radio Alhara // 21 May 2020

90-minute mix recorded for The Ballroom Blitz‘s monthly takeover at Radio Alhara, with artists from Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Egypt Tunisia, Palestine and Canada:

  1. Stefan Christoff – Illimitée [2020]
  2. Stress Distress – Liljeholmen [2019]
  3. Jad Atoui & Jawad Nawfal – Six Times Two [2020]
  4. Mme Chandelier – Minimal Potato [2016]
  5. Ziad Moukarzel & Tony Elieh [Tres Millones Dolares] – Jon Black [2018]
  6. Radiokvm – Aristophanes *213 [2013]
  7. Elyse Tabet & Jawad Nawfal – Coast I [2020]
  8. Liliane Chlela – 2022 [2020]
  9. Jad Atoui – Alpha 60 [2020]
  10. Bakisa – Notturno (Edit #6) [2020]
  11. Lumi – To the Shore [2017]
  12. Rise 1969 – 3Jane Tessier-Ashpool [2019]
  13. Deena Abdelwahed – Lila Fi Tounes [2020]
  14. Zuli – Robotic Handshakes in 4D [2016]
  15. Mutamassik – Rhythms Rattle on Death Pawns [2015]
  16. Muqata’a – Al Missfah (Muqata’a Remix) [2016]
  17. DJ Sotusura – Belbalad [2019]
  18. Hadi Zeidan – Mabrouk Mabrouk [2018]
  19. Al Rajul Al Hadidi + Chyno – Zam Zam [2016]
  20. El Far3i & Munma – Shu Beddak [2013]
  21. El Rass [2016] – نفَس

Ruptures Radio Show // 18 May 2020

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

1. Lumi – Two Swords [2015]
2. The Bunny Tylers – Let There Be Light [2020]
3. The Butcher’s Bride- Lipsync [2020]
4. Elyse Tabet & Jawad Nawfal – Coast I [2020]
5. General Order 1 – Exponential [2020]
6. Hadi Zeidan – In the Goldroom [2019]
7. Bakisa – Notturno (Edit #6) [2020] PREMIERE
8. Kid Fourteen – Nobody Came, Nobody Wants To [2020]
9. Liliane Chlela – 2022 [2020] PREMIERE
10. Kinematik – Sahu [2020]
11. Postcards – Freediving [2020]
12. Sandmoon – Fiery Observation [2019]
13. Serge Yared – The State of The Union [2020]
14. The Incompetents – Bloody Rainbow (Daniel Johnston cover) [2011]
15. Sary Moussa – In Praise of Shadows [2020]


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.

1. Brian Eno & David Byrne – The Carrier [1981]
2. Kraftwerk – Radioactivity [1975]
3. Cabaret Voltaire – The Web [1985]
4. Throbbing Gristle – United [1977]
5. The Human League – Circus of Death [1979]
6. John Foxx – Underpass [1980]
7. David Sylvian – Bamboo Houses [1982]
8. Fad Gadget – Ricky’s Hand [1980]
9. Classix Nouveaux – The Robots Dance [1981]
10. Gary Numan – Films [1979]
11. D.A.F. – Co Co Pino [1980]
12. Psyche – The Brain Collapses [1985]
13. Nitzer Ebb – Crane [1985]
14. Laibach – Leben-Tod [1987]
15. 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] PREMIERE
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)