ZIAD NAWFAL // MusicMap Soundscape 015 // June 2018

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…

“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…”


Track listing:
1. El Rass & Munma – Kashghara (Adam, Darwin & The Penguin, 2015)
2. Kinematik – Lalochezia (Ala’, 2017)
3. Calamita – FTC (Calamita, 2018)
4. Fadi Tabbal – Crystal Palace (Museum of Disappearing Buildings, 2015)
5. Youmna Saba – Nafas (Njoum, 2014)
6. Jad Atoui – Zikr (Unreleased track, 2016)
7. The Bunny Tylers – Mothers Make Murderers (Glitches & Drones, 2016)
8. Kid Fourteen – It’s A Lovely Night (Dream Kids Never Sleep, 2016)
9. Scrambled Eggs – Building A Nest (Unreleased track, 2013)
10. KOZO 構造 – Don’t Leave, Kurokawa! (Beirut Wave Three, 2017)
11. Mme Chandelier – Minimal Potato (Post Coital Tristesse, 2016)
12. Radiokvm – Alpha Apparatus (Issrar, 2014)
13. Stephanie Merchak – Und Meine Antwort War Nein (Eine Frage, 2018)
14. Munma – Cadavre Exquis (Three Voices, 2016)


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 // 4 July 2016

Monday 04 July 2016, Radio Lebanon 96.2FM (8-9pm)

1. Hasan Hujairi: Teeth (bh)
2. Hasan Hujairi: Pause (bh)
3. Munma: Cadavre exquis [feat. Jad Atoui] (lb)
4. Jad Atoui: Skinclock Echoes (lb)
5. Radiokvm: Silvershine [feat. Munma] (lb)
6. Hasan Hujairi: Mellifluous Hiraeth (bh)
7. Tamer Abu Ghazaleh: Namla (ps)
8. Alif: Yalla tnam (iq/eg/ps/lb)
9. Dwarfs Of East Agouza: Hungry Bears Don’t Dance (us/ca/eg)
10. Kid Fourteen: It’s A Lovely Night (lb)
11. Panstarrs: Tortit naml (eg)
12. Rakans: Lujah (lb)
13. OkyDoky: No Emperor [Jad Atoui Remix] (lb)
14. El Rass & Munma: Ana mish ana (lb)
15. Boikutt: Tak’eeb [feat. Dakn] (ps)


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Ruptured Live // The Ruptured Sessions Vol.5 Launch Concert // Yukunkun

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

LIVE PERFORMANCES BY:
Charbel Haber
Liliane Chlela
RadioKVM

DJ SET BY:
Caroline

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


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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(2012 end-of-year lists) – JAD ATOUI

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

Ruptured Live // C-DRIK & Friends // EM Chill

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

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.