ZEID HAMDAN // Interview // 15 June 2009

Lebanese musician and producer Zeid Hamdan was the guest of “Ruptures” on Radio Liban 96.2FM, for an extensive interview covering his musical output of the last 10 years.

Track listing:
1. Zeid Hamdan – Baleekeh [2011]
2. Darine Hamzeh + Zeid Hamdan – Ahwak Laou Ansak [2012]
3. Miles Jay – Sea & Rain [2013]
4. Maryam Saleh + Zeid Hamdan – Ghaba [2014]
5. Soapkills – Marra Fi Ghnina [2015]
6. Zeid Hamdan – Chacun A Ses Problemes [2015]
7. Maii Waleed + Zeid Hamdan – Nadini [2016]
8. Maii Waleed + Zeid Hamdan – Mourib [2017]
9. Muhamad Abdullah + Zeid Hamdan – Ouloule Leh [2017]
10. Khaled Mouzanar + Zeid Hamdan – Underworld [2018]
11. Melmo – Kermelak [2018]
12. Zeid Hamdan, Tanjaret Daghet & Elmorabba3 – Zekrayat [2019]
13. Bedouin Burger – Taht el Ward [2020]


KOZO // Interview // 2 Sept 2019

Lebanese post-rock quintet Kozo were the guests of Ruptures in the studios of Radio Liban 96.2FM, for an interview covering their musical influences, as well as the recording and production of their first album “Tokyo Metabolist Syndrome”.


Track listing:
1. Kozo
2. Kozo
3. Battles feat. Matias Aguayo
4. Tortoise
5. Death Grips
6. Brockhampton
7. Panda Bear
8. Kanye West feat. Justin Vernon
9. Do Make Say Think
10. My Bloody Valentine
11. Kozo


ALKO B // 2nd Ruptured Session // 5 Aug 2019

Lebanese musician Salim Naffah aka ALKO B was the guest of Ruptures on Radio Liban 96.2 FM, for an interview revolving around the making and production of his second solo album “Dreaming Is Not For Two”. Alko B performed several songs from his new album in the studio, accompanied by Fadi Tabbal from Tunefork Studios on live sound.


Track listing:
1. Alko B
2. M. Ward
3. The Ventures
4. Timber Timbre
5. Bobby Vinton
6. Alko B LIVE *2
7. Martin Rev
8. Alko B LIVE *2
9. The Beach Boys
10. Alko B LIVE
11. Alko B


BEIRUT DRONE ’19 // Radio Interview // 12 June 2019

U.S.-born musician Nathan Larson and Lebanese producer and promoter Ziad Nawfal were the guests of Leyla Nahas on Radio Liban 96.2FM, to describe the long road leading to the creation and production of Beirut Drone ’19. Put together by Nawfal’s Ruptured and Larson’s Lumen Project, in partnership with Ziad Moukarzel’s Woodwork Studios, this 12-hour festival took place in Beirut on June 15 at Zoukak Studio, and featured no less than 21 Lebanese and international top-notch musicians and VJ’s.



Track listing:
1. Stephanie Merchak
2. Youmna Saba
3. Charbel Haber & Oiseaux-Tempête
4. Wildbirds & Peacedrums
5. Maria W. Horn


STEFAN CHRISTOFF // Interview // 21 May 2019

Ruptures had the pleasure of hosting Montreal musician and political activist Stefan Christoff in the studios of Radio Liban 96.2FM, for an interview covering the major aspects of his musical output of the last ten years or so.


Track listing:
1. Stefan Christoff: Rêves Sonores (not released yet, world premiere from upcoming album)
2. Matana Roberts & Stefan Christoff: Duet for Abdelrazik
3. Stefan Christoff: Organ rhythms under the rain (from “Tape Crash #12”)
4. Stefan Christoff: To Sophia (from “родина” with Sam Shalabi)
5. Ras Moshe and Stefan Christoff: Piano + Bells + Sax
6. Stefan Christoff: Excerpt from “Rêves Sonores à Alwan”
7. Sam Shalabi and Stefan Christoff: Elephantine (from “Flying Street الشارع الطيّار”)
8. Passage: Rêves Sonores (from “Rêves Sonores à Alwan”, with Stefan Christoff on piano)
9. Narcy featuring Shadia Mansour: “Hamdulillah” (with Stefan Christoff on piano)
10. Stefan Christoff: live solo piano set at Casa del Popolo
11. Sam Shalabi: One oud (from “родина” with Stefan Christoff)


FEU! CHATTERTON // Interview // 15 Oct 2018

Arthur Teboul, lead singer with French rock quintet Feu! Chatterton, was the guest of “Ruptures” on Radio Liban 96.2 FM, for an interview revolving around the recording of the band’s first 2 albums, as well as their upcoming concert at Music Hall in Beirut.


EMPEROR X // Ruptured Session // 21 May 2018

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. Fadi Tabbal from Tunefork Studios engineered the session.


NADINE SHAH // Ruptured Session // 11 May 2018

Ruptured had the privilege of hosting exceptional British musician Nadine Shah in the studios of Radio Liban 96.2 FM on Friday 11/05, for a radio session engineered by Fadi Tabbal from Tunefork Studios. Nadine Shah will perform a concert at Onomatopoeia The Music Hub on Saturday 12/05, featuring James Brown from UK band Pulled Part by Horses and Lebanese singer-songwriter Youmna Saba.


POSTCARDS // 2nd Ruptured Session // 26 Jan 2018

For our second “Ruptured Session” of 2018, we were thrilled to welcome in the studios of Radio Liban 96.2FM Lebanese band POSTCARDS, consisting for this particular occasion of Julia Sabra (guitar & vocals), Marwan Tohme (guitar & backing vocals), and Pascal Semerdjian (synth & backing vocals). The three musicians spoke at length about the making of their most recent release “I’ll be here in the morning” (T3 Records + Ruptured, 2018), presented some of their favorite tracks, and performed two songs from the album.