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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Ruptured News // Kinematik Live Broadcast for ILM // 03 July 2020

On the occasion of Independent Label Market‘s initiative “Online Global Label Market” with Bandcamp in July 2020, Ruptured contributed a live broadcast from Lebanese indie rock band Kinematik, masterfully recorded at Tunefork Studios by Fadi Tabbal, and superbly filmed by Samir Syriani.
[Supported by dublab & South Plug]

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]


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]


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)