(2021 end-of-year lists) – MHAMAD SAFA

It had been a while (five good years actually) since we’d done this, so we went ahead and asked the musicians whom we worked with this year in some respect or other, to tell us about their favorite albums of 2021.

MHAMAD SAFA

– aya: im hole
– Tim Hecker: The North Water (Original Score)
– Rian Treanor: Obstacle Scattering EP
– Anthony Sahyoun: Proof by Infinite Descent
– ZULI: All Caps
– NP: Lattices 
– Jerusalem In My Heart: Qalaq
– Caterina Barbieri: Fantas Variations
– Msylma & Ismael: The Tenets of Forgetting 
– Lorraine James: Reflection


(2021 end-of-year lists) – SARY MOUSSA

It had been a while (five good years actually) since we’d done this, so we went ahead and asked the musicians whom we worked with this year in some respect or other, to tell us about their favorite albums of 2021.

SARY MOUSSA

Lucy Railton & Kit Downes: Subaerial
FUJI||||||||||TA: Tsu Tsu 
Jerusalem In My HeartQalaq 
Demdike StareDrum Machines 
Mark Fell & Will GuthrieInfoldings/Diffractions 
Olivia BlockInnocent Passage in The Territorial Sea
aya: im hole
– Anthony Sahyoun: Proof by Infinite Descent
Leila BordreuilNot An Elegy 
Loraine James: Reflection 

Continuation & previously released tracks listened to in 2021:

– JLZ & LYCOX: UH UH BALANCOU
– Nour Al Houda: Ya Jarat al Wadi 
– Abou Baker Salim: Ya Hamel al Athqal 
Jessica Moss: Opened Ending 
Mohammad Reza Mortazavi: Ritme Jaavdanegi 
– Unknown Singer: Teir Al Hamami (Originally sung by Mehad Hamad) / https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cArefgHje6s
EartheaterPhoenix: La Petite Mort Édition
Two or The DragonDance Grooves For The Weary EP 
PowellPiano Music 1-7 
Claire Rousay: A Softer Focus 
Lee GambleFlush Real Pharynx 2019-2021
Marie Davidson & L’Œil Nu: Renegade Breakdown Remixes 
– Kinematik: Ensemble 1: Al Jadi
– Liliane Chlela: Safala


(2021 end-of-year lists) – JANA SALEH

It’s been a while (five good years actually) since we’ve done this, and so we’ve gone ahead and asked the musicians whom we worked with this year in some respect or other, to tell us about their favorite albums of 2021.

JANA SALEH

– Senyawa: Alkisah
– Liliane Chlela: Safala
– Jerusalem In My Heart: Qalaq
– Anthony Sahyoun: Proof by Infinite Descent
– Various Artists: Istimrar Phase 1
– Postcards: After the Fire, Before the End
– Prefaces: Hippodrome


Ziad Nawfal for Radio Ma3azef – Jerusalem In My Heart Edition // 08 December 2021

Canadian indie label Constellation and Ma3azef resident Ziad Nawfal join forces to curate a 60mn mix of music based on and around Lebanese/Canadian duo Jerusalem In My Heart‘s album “Qalaq”, released in October 2021. Featuring several cuts from the album, as well as selected tracks from its outstanding list of contributors.

1. Jerusalem In My Heart – Abyad Barraq
2. Tim Hecker – Acephale
3. Le Révélateur (Roger Tellier-Craig & Sabrina Ratté) – Afterimage Selves
4. Pacha (Pierre-Guy Blanchard) – Ankara
5. Jerusalem In My Heart – Bein Ithnein
6. Moor Mother – Big Crime
7. Lucrecia Dalt – Disuelta
8. Body Meπa (Greg Fox / Sasha Frere-Jones / Melvin Gibbs / Grey McMurray) – Bullitt
9. Rabih Beaini – Light Within a Light
10. OISEAUX-TEMPÊTE – Out of Sight
11. “A” Trio (Mazen Kerbaj / Sharif Sehnaoui / Raed Yassin) – Over
12. Radwan Ghazi Moumneh – Qaluli (They Told Me)
13. Jerusalem In My Heart – Tanto
14. Alanis Obomsawin – Odana


Ziad Nawfal Guest Mix for Worldwide FM // 30 December 2020

Ziad Nawfal’s guest mix for Radio Alhara x The Ballroom Blitz’s takeover for Worldwide FM – all selections are by Lebanese musicians:

1. Jad Atoui – Zikr
2. Sary Moussa – Aristophanes*213
3. El Rass & Munma – Freestyle [Ruptured Session]
4. Hadi Zeidan – Mabrouk Mabrouk
5. Kid Fourteen – Ice in My Eyes
6. The Incompetents – 2 HJ
7. Kinematik – Lalochezia [Ruptured Session]
8. Zalfa – Law Ma
9. Liliane Chlela – 2022
10. Rise 1969 – 3Jane Tessier-Ashpool
11. Stephanie Merchak – Und meine Antwort war nein
12. TEDTEDTED – Wwhl
13. Tarek Atoui – Un-drum #3 [Ruptured Session]
14. Marc Codsi – 1979
15. Jerusalem In My Heart – Kol El ‘Aalam O’youn
16. Bana Haffar – Exo


Ziad Nawfal Guest Mix for Radio Alhara // 18 November 2020

Ziad Nawfal’s monthly mix for Radio Alhara in Bethlehem – featuring music from Lebanon, Palestine, Egypt, Turkey, France, Canada and the USA:

1. Alko B – Palm Tree in Cairo City [LB]
2. The Incompetents – Grey Midas [LB]
3. The Butcher’s Bride (Liliane Chlela & Hamed Sinno) – Lipsync [LB]
4. Faten Kanaan – Three Arches [US]
5. Fadi Tabbal – The New and Improved Guide to Birdwatching Vol.3 (Patricia Wolf Beatless Remix) [LB/US]
6. Al Nather – Su3ad [PS]
7. General Order 1 – Salve [LB]
8. Bikya – Sherif [EG]
9. Nadah el Shazly – Palmyra [EG]
10. Karkhana – Huli Huli [LB/EG/TR/US/CA]
11. Oiseaux-Tempête – Through the Speech of Stars (feat. Radwan Ghazi Moumneh) [FR/LB]


Ziad Nawfal Guest Mix for Radio Alhara // 21 October 2020

Ziad Nawfal’s monthly mix for Radio Alhara in Bethlehem – featuring music from Lebanon, Iran, Sweden, France and the USA:

1. Jerusalem in My Heart – Bein Ithnein [LB]
2. Richard Pinhas – Circle [FR]
3. Bada – Fogden [SE]
4. Ilvy – Gargantua [LB]
5. Tony Elieh – It’s Good to Die Every Now and Then (Part 2) [LB]
6. Christine Ott – Darkstar [FR]
7. Oiseaux-Tempête – Out of Sight [FR]
8. Annunaki Signal – Sector [IR]
9. “A” Trio – Over [LB]
10. Fire! – She Bid A Meaningless Farewell [SE]
11. Bent Arcana – Sprites [US]


Ziad Nawfal DJ Mix for Morphine x Beirut // 17 October 2020

The full, unedited version of Ziad Nawfal’s DJ set for the Morphine x Beirut fundraiser, organized by Morphine Records in Berlin, in collaboration with Irtijal, Ruptured, Frequent Defect, The Ballroom Blitz, Unsound and CTM:

1. Jerusalem In My Heart – A Granular Buzuk (feat. Sharif Sehnaoui) [LB]
2. Kid Fourteen – One Day I’m Gone [LB]
3. PanSTARRS – Khally Balak Hatmoot [EG]
4. MAKH – Abstract [LB]
5. Jad Atoui – Alpha 60 [LB]
6. Radiokvm – Aristophanes*213 [LB]
7. Monolake – Beirut [DE]
8. Morphosis – Wild in Captivity [LB]
9. Liliane Chlela – 2022 [LB]
10. DJ Haram – Overeager [US]
11. Aya Metwalli – Matkhafsh Menni [EG]
12. Rise 1969 – 3Jane Tessier-Ashpool [LB]
13. Lumi – To the Shore [LB]


Ziad Nawfal Guest Mix for Ballroom Blitz x Radio Alhara // 29 August 2020

Ziad Nawfal’s guest mix for The Ballroom Blitz‘s 30-hour takeover/fundraiser at Radio Alhara, with all profits going to Haven for Artists.
Music from and for Beirut:

1. Marc Codsi – Invocation I [LB]
2. Jad Atoui – Alpha 60 [LB]
3. Charles Cohen – Beirut [US]
4. Kid Fourteen – Can You Be More Concerned [LB]
5. The Bug – Destroy Me (Version) [UK]
6. Suuns + Jerusalem In My Heart – Gazelles in Flight [LB/CA]
7. Zalfa – Law Ma [LB]
8. Lumi – From A Dream [LB]
9. Rabih Beaini – Ghadab [LB]
10. Thoom – Large Fly [LB]
11. Aya Metwalli – Manyaka [EG]
12. Muqata’a – Taqamus Muqawim [PS]
13. El Rass & Munma – Freestyle (Ruptured Session) [LB]
14. Kinematik – Lalochezia (Ruptured Session) [LB]


Ziad Nawfal Guest Mix for Radio Alhara // 23 April 2020

A one-hour mix for Radio Alhara in Palestine, with alternative, electronica and experimental tracks by artists from Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt and Palestine:

1. Love & Revenge – Allo? [2017]
2. DJ Sotusura – Al Hara [2019]
3. Muqata’a – Faltakon [2018]
4. Karkhana – Nafas [2016]
5. Jerusalem In My Heart – Bein Ithnein [2018]
6. Marc Codsi – Invocation I [2019]
7. Jawad Nawfal – STO On A VHS [2019]
8. Kinematik – Al-Qulub al-Mughallafa Bet-Turab la Tankaser [2020]
9. Praed – El Khawaga [2018]
10. Serge Yared – The State of The Union [2020] PREMIERE
11. Sary Moussa – In Praise of Shadows [2020]
12. Aya Metwalli – Fein Enta [2017]
13. The Bunny Tylers – Let There Be Light [2020]
14. PanSTARRS – Dor Elfo2 [2020]
15. Kid Fourteen – Everybody Wants A Strong Man [2019]
16. El Rass – El Akh Men Weyn? [2016]
17. Al Rajul Al Hadidi – Qossat Al Tapline [2018]