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]