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MusicMap’s ‘Soundscape’ series is a brilliant way to keep up with local music scenes and global trends. Every few weeks, the people behind this amazing platform visit a different country and ask someone familiar with the scene to serve up a mix of the finest local sounds…

“Following our recent trips to Peru, India and Mexico, this month we’re visiting Lebanon for our first Soundscape from the Middle East. Our guide this time is Beirut-based DJ, promoter and producer Ziad Nawfal, co-founder of ground-breaking independent label Ruptured and managing director of Irtijal, the country’s first experimental music festival. Ziad Nawfal has spent his career championing independent Lebanese music via his ‘Ruptures’ and ‘Decalages’ shows on Radio Lebanon, so we knew we were in for a treat with his Soundscape mix…”

Listen below:

“It turns out that it’s pretty difficult to summarise Beirut musically in an hour,” Ziad admits. “Especially for someone who’s been working amidst this scene for so long. I chose to include artists who are all currently active, with the one exception of Scrambled Eggs, the first band I worked with back in 2006. I also chose to focus on more experimental and leftfield forms of music, whether electronic, rock, or folk, and in the process many artists whom I’m fond of had to be cast aside. Heartfelt apologies to those. This is a very personal take on what Beirut represents for me, musically. Sometimes pretty, sometimes ugly, often difficult, always challenging. I hope you enjoy this mix!”

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Friday 23 May 2014, Radio Lebanon 96.2FM (8-9pm)

1. Factory Floor
2. OkyDoky
3. Cabaret Voltaire
4. Funny Death
5. Four Tet
6. Munma
7. Neneh Cherry

> Listen to Part 1: ruptures 23/05 (part 1)

8. Jad Atoui
9. Darkside
10. OkyDoky (radiokvm rmx)
11. Shackleton
12. Tripnol
13. tUnE-yArDs
14. The Incompetents

> Listen to Part 2: ruptures 23/05 (part 2)


The record of the evening:

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Monday 10 February 2014, Radio Lebanon 96.2FM (8-9pm)

1. Tripnol
2. Edd Abbas
3. Fareeq el Atrash
4. El Rass & Munma
5. El Far3i (Munma prod.)
6. Nasreddine Touffar (Munma prod.)
7. Tashweesh (Ruptured session)

> Listen to Part 1ruptures 10 february (part 1)

8. Boikutt
9. Tripnol
10. Munma
11. Funny Death
12. Mocques (Ruptured session)
13. Jad Atoui
14. RadioKVM (Ruptured session)
15. Trash Inc.
16. Escape To Venus

> Listen to Part 2ruptures 10 february (part 2)


The record of the evening:

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Ziad Nawfal presents
THE RUPTURED SESSIONS , VOLUME 5
CD release + live performances

LIVE PERFORMANCES BY:
Charbel Haber (featuring surprise guest)
Liliane Chlela
RadioKVM

DJ SET BY:
Caroline

On Thursday 21 March 2013, starting 9pm
At Yukunkun, Rue du Liban, Gemmayzeh, Beirut

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ABOUT THE CD

The Ruptured Sessions is a series of live recordings produced by Lebanese radio host Ziad Nawfal in the studios of Radio Lebanon. The sessions take place during Nawfal’s weekly program Ruptures, with musicians from Beirut’s alternative scene and elsewhere.

Volume 5 documents the city’s younger wave of electronic composers, and features performances from the likes of Jad Atoui, Liliane Chlela, Mocques and RadioKVM. Also included are recordings from American experimental musician Robert Lowe (in his Lichens guise); up-and-coming international projects Praed and Under The Carpet; as well as an exclusive duo of Lebanese guitarist extraordinaire Charbel Nicolas Haber and Canadian sound-maker Radwan Ghazi Moumneh.

The sessions for Volume 5 were recorded in Beirut by sound engineer and musician Fadi Tabbal; and subsequently mastered in Berlin by Belgian artist and producer C-drík, who also worked on Ruptured releases El Rass and Under The Carpet.

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LISTEN

Audio 1 – Jad Atoui: Impulse

Audio 2 – Lichens: Swarmed

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I asked some of my favorite musician and artist friends, from Beirut and beyond, to list their 10 favorite albums of 2012…
Alternately, they could also provide me with a list of the records they listened to the most in 2012, regardless of date of release.

Jad Atoui (musician)
https://soundcloud.com/jad-atoui

1- Gaslamp Killer: Breakthrough
2- Dead Can Dance: Anastasis
3- Flying Lotus: Until The Quiet Comes
4- Sigur Rós: Valtari
5- Max Richter: The Four Seasons Recomposed
6- Actress: R.I.P
7- Swans: The Seer
8- El-P: Cancer For Cure
9- Grizzly Bear: Shields
10- Clark: Iradelphic

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Ruptured presents C-Drik & Friends (feat. C-drik Fermont, Liliane Chlela, Jad Atoui & Munma) – performing at EM Chill, Mar Mikhael, Beirut (17 February 2012) / photos by Tanya Traboulsi


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Ruptured presents El Rass & Munma (Mazen el Sayed & Jawad Nawfal) – “Kachf el Mahjoub” CD launch at Metro al Madina, Hamra, Beirut (22 February 2012) / photos by Tanya Traboulsi







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Belgian electronic musician C-DRIK, live at EM Chill [Mar Mikhael, Beirut]
accompanied by several talented Lebanese electronicians

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CEDRIK FERMONT (aka C-drík Fermont, C-drík, Cdrk, Kirdec, Y-drík, M-drík, F-drík and many other “-drík”) is a multifaceted vegan artist, academically trained musician, DJ, singer, composer and drummer.

Of Greek, Zairian and Belgian descent, born in Zaire (RDC), he lived in Belgium, where he studied under the guidance of electro-acoustic composer Annette Van de Gorne, before relocating to the Netherlands, then to Germany in 2010.

C-drík started his first electronic project in 1989, and juggles between different musical genres, including electronica, noise, breakcore, digital punk, electro-acoustic, industrial, ambient, free jazz, hip hop, etc.

He is also a label manager and promoter, producing his own projects and those of similarly-minded experimental artists, mostly from Asia and Africa.

For more info: www.syrphe.com


[Original photograph by Ghadi Smat / Design by Joumana Seikaly]

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