Ruptures Radio Show // 31 December 2016

Saturday 31 December 2016, Radio Lebanon 96.2FM (8-9pm)

1. Alko B: Her heart gets to stay (lb)
2. Interbellum: Somersaults (lb)
3. Who Killed Bruce Lee: Enemy at the line (lb)
4. Scrambled Eggs: Building a nest (lb)
5. Bunny Tylers: Mothers make murderers (lb)
6. Fadi Tabbal: How’s Annie [Edit] (lb)
7. Munma: Muse (lb)
8. Mme Chandelier: Minimal potato (lb)
9. Kinematik: Aawaynat nazar (lb)
10. Kid Fourteen: I get around all day (lb)
11. Jad Atoui: Tension (lb)
12. Zuli: Robotic jabs in 4D (eg)
13. Aya Metwalli: Manyaka (eg)
14. El Rass: El akh men weyn? (lb)


Ruptures Radio Show // 6 June 2016

Monday 6 June 2016, Radio Lebanon 96.2FM (8-9pm)

1. Tamer Abu Ghazaleh [ps]
2. Tamer Abu Ghazaleh (feat. Rabea Jubran & Muqata’a) [ps]
3. Maryam Saleh & Zeid Hamdan [eg/lb]
4. Al Darwish (El Rass prod.) [sy]
5. Munma (from ‘Three Voices’) [lb]
6. El Rass & Munma (live at Oshtoora) [lb]
7. Muqata’a (Babok remix) [ps]
8. Mutamassik (from ‘Symbols Follow’ LP) [us]
9. Rakans [lb]
10. Sandmoon (from ‘In The End’ EP) [lb]
11. Serge Yared (feat. Julia Sabra) [lb]
12. Interbellum (feat. Julia Sabra) [lb]
13. Heroes & Villains [lb/ca]
14. Sandmoon (from ‘In The End’ EP) [lb]


 

Ruptures Radio Show // MUNMA Edition #2 // 30 May 2016

On the occasion of the release of Munma‘s new LP Three Voices in Beirut, this edition of the Ruptures radio show featured exclusive tracks from Munma with various collaborators, as well as several excerpts from the new album.


Track listing:
1. Munma: Muse (from ‘Three Voices’)
2. Munma: A tribute to Mahjoub Omar
3. Munma & Mariam Hammoud: Mou3ad
4. Munma & Mash: Avril
5. Munma: Eole (from ‘Three Voices’)
6. El Rass & Munma: Kashghara
7. Munma & Hamdi Mejdoub: M7ebba
8. Munma & Mariam Hammoud: Wasaya
9. Munma: Cadavre exquis (from ‘Three Voices’)
10. Munma & Naserdayn al Touffar: Nay
11. El Far3i & Munma: Shu beddak
12. El Rass & Munma: Nafas live at Oshtoora (YouTube audio)
13. Munma & Mash: Les fleurs du mal
14. Munma & Mariam Hammoud: Thalatheen
15. Munma: Chien fou (from ‘Three Voices’)


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Ruptures Radio Show // MUNMA Edition #1 // 23 May 2016

On the occasion of the release of Munma‘s new LP Three Voices in Beirut, this edition of the Ruptures radio show featured demos, album tracks, exclusive versions and remixes culled from this talented Lebanese producer’s 10-year (and ongoing) career.


Track listing:
1. Munma: Soft Integration (Previews and Premises, 2010)
2. Munma: A Tribute to Mahjoub Omar (demo, 2013)
3. El Rass & Munma: ‘Awdat al Batriq (Adam, Darwin & the Batriq, 2014)
4. Munma with Naserdayn el Touffar: Nay (demo, 2014)
5. Munma: Munma (34 Days, 2006)
6. Munma: IRM (Black Tuesday, 2007)
7. Munma: Engram (Unholy Republic, 2008)
8. Trash Inc. & Munma: Nightwalker #2 (demo, 2009)
9. Index/Left: Hecatonchires (demo, 2010)
10. Scrambled Eggs: Bleeding Nun (Munma remix, from Happy Together Filthy Forever, 2006)
11. Litter: Hummingbird (Munma remix, from Newfound Grids, 2012)
12. Infinite Moment of Composure: Infiltration (Turbulence, 2012)
13. Tasjil Moujahed: Aviatrix (Musafer, 2012)
14. Munma feat. radiokvm: The Funeral (No Apologies, 2013)


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Munma black-Tuesday low-res

Unholy Republic low-res

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Press // El Rass & Munma // Kachf el Mahjoub

Four months following the release of El Rass & Munma‘s first collaboration “Kachf el Mahjoub / Unveiling the Hidden”, on the Ruptured music label, here are some of the reviews that were written about this excellent and unique album


 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

EL RASS & MUNMA // Ruptured Session // 20 Feb 2012

A couple of days prior to the release of their first recorded collaboration, “Kachf el Mahjoub / Unveiling the Hidden”, Lebanese artists EL RASS (Mazen el Sayed, words & vocals), and MUNMA (Jawad Nawfal, beats & electronic treatments), were the guest of Ruptures, for a presentation of the album and no less than three live performances. They were accompanied by Belgian electronic musician C-Drik, who spoke about the process of mastering the album.

Listen: El Rass & Munma (20 Feb) part 1 + El Rass & Munma (20 Feb) part 2


Track listing:
El Rass & Munma: Borkan Beirut
El Rass & Munma: Treasury Bonds
El Rass & Munma: Tkhayal
El Rass & Munma: LIVE 1
El Rass & Munma: LIVE 2
Boom Bip & Dose One
Munma
RadioKVM
El Rass & Munma: LIVE 3


[Photos by Tanya Traboulsi]

Ruptured Live // EL RASS & MUNMA // Metro al Madina

RUPTURED presents
The CD Launch & Live Premiere of
KACHF EL MAHJOUB [UNVEILING THE HIDDEN]
A musical collaboration between
EL RASS (Mazen el Sayed, words & vocals)
& MUNMA (Jawad Nawfal, beats & electronics)


ABOUT THE CD

“Kachf el Mahjoub / Unveiling the hidden” is a musical collaboration between Lebanese poet and musician Mazen el Sayed, otherwise known as El Rass (The Head), and Lebanese electronica artist Jawad Nawfal aka Munma. El Sayed is a prolific writer and musician, at ease with a variety of instruments, while Nawfal has previously released an impressive number of albums and EPs, exploring downtempo electronica and ambient dubstep. The collision of harsh beats and brazen, slammed vocals works wonders on Unveiling the Hidden, a truly outstanding collaboration between Nawfal’s Munma project and Mazen el Sayed’s El Rass persona, produced and released by independent Lebanese label Ruptured.

Notorious for his masterful flow in the classical Arabic language, quite an uncommon phenomenon in Lebanon’s exuberant rap scene, El Rass is impressive on Unveiling the Hidden, with lyrics tackling both social and political sensitive subjects. Munma, on the other hand, creates a sound-world perfectly fitting El Rass’s agitated discourse, alternating between broken beats, elaborate percussion, and ambient layers of synths. At times reminiscent of mutant hiphop outfit Shabazz Palaces, at others of the collaboration between dubstep producer Kode9 and vocalist The SpaceApe, this album is an uncanny meeting of Arabic hip-hop and electronica, and represents an exceptional event in the realm of contemporary Lebanese alternative music.


LISTEN: https://soundcloud.com/el-rass-the-head/borkan-beirut