Posts Tagged ‘Jad Souaid’

Ruptures had the pleasure of welcoming Lebanese musician and producer Miran Gurunian in the studios of Radio Lebanon, last February.

What was initially intended as a promotional show for the launch of his band Pindoll’s first album, Twisted Times, turned into an informative, one-hour interview and career retrospective covering various aspects of Gurunian’s work and music production of the last 10 years.

Listen to Part 1: ruptures mihran gurunian (1)

Listen to Part 2: ruptures mihran gurunian (2)




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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 (or tracks, in this case) they listened to the most in 2012, regardless of date of release.

Jade (DJ & producer)

1- Luca C & Brigante ft. Roisin Murphy: Flash Of Light (Solomun Remix)
2- Kate Simko ft. Jem Cook: Go On Then
3- Adonis: Stouh Adonis (Jade’s Rainbows in NYC Remix ft. TM)
4- Storm Queen: Look Right Through (Art Department Remix)
5- Who Killed Bruce Lee: Pool Party (Jade’s Poolness Remix)
6- Catz’N Dogz ft. Monty Luke: They Frontin’
7- Shadow Child: So High (Hot Since 82 Remix)
8- Radiohead: Idioteque (Jade’s More Oomph Edit)
9- Florence & The Machine: Spectrum (Maya Jane Coles Remix)
10- Jade & The Forty Thieves: Yours vs Loving Arms
11- Claptone: Good To You
12- Julio Bashmore: Au Seve
13- Claude Von Stroke & Jaw: Le Fantome
14- Djuma Soundsystem: Come Together
15- Aldo Cadiz: Move (Soliman Remix)
16- The Doors: Roadhouse Blues (Jade’s More Oomph Edit)
17- M83: Midnight City
18- Rodriguez Jr. : Ocean Drive
19- Adam Port: Sally
20- Monty Luke: Yesterday & Today

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blend-1As their first album release, ‘Act One’ (EMI Records) hit the stores in December 2003, Lebanese rock band BLEND were invited to the studios of Radio Lebanon 96.2FM to discuss their musical itinerary, the making of the album, and the difficulties of making it solely as a musician in Lebanon’s unforgiving, commercial-oriented music business.

The various members of the band who were present in the studio that evening (singer Jad Souaid, guitarist Mihran Gurunian, drummer Jad Aouad, and producer/manager Philippe Tohme), also presented a selection of some of their musical favorites.

To listen:



Playlist: Blend *2 / Beatles / Blend / Led Zeppelin / Radiohead / Blend *2 / Tea Party / Blend *2

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