(2022 end-of-year lists) – MAYSSA JALLAD

It is the most wonderful time of the year.
We asked some of Ruptured’s recent contributors and collaborators, to tell us about the records they listened to the most in 2022. 
Keep your eyes and ears open for more Mayssa news in the new year.


Ziad Nawfal Guest Mix for Movement Radio // 04 October 2022

Ziad Nawfal’s monthly mix for Movement Radio in Athens, featuring music from Lebanon and the UK. This mix was commissioned and produced by Onassis Cultural Center, and presented for the first time in the frame of MOVEMENT RADIO.

1. Julia Sabra & Fadi Tabbal – Roots [LB]
2. Yara Asmar – Numbers Don’t Make Good Friends [LB]
3. Jad Atoui & Jawad Nawfal – Reading 1 [LB]
4. Marc Codsi – Finding Home [LB]
5. Postcards – Keep the Elephant in The Room (with Serge Yared) [LB]
6. Elyse Tabet – We Slept Through the Day [LB]
7. Xlmxkhfi – Movement Song [LB]
8. Fadi Tabbal – Are Aquariums Moral [LB]
9. Marc Codsi – Hangar #12 [LB]
10. Xlmxkhfi – Black Beach [LB]
11. Postcards – Kozo [LB]
12. Mayssa Jallad & Khaled Allaf – Madina Min Baeed [LB]
13. Stress Distress – Different Currencies [LB]
14. Muslimgauze & The Rootsman – Fuck Yitzhak Rabin / Fuck Ehud Olmert [UK]

Photo by Nour Raad

Ziad Nawfal with Wafa Khochen on Micro-Ondes // 29 June 2021

Quite the honor to be interviewed by Wafa Khochen for her weekly show Micro-Ondes.
We spoke about the early days of Ruptured Records, the creation of the label with Fadi Tabbal, our series of radio compilations, and recent spate of physical and digital releases.

1. Scrambled Eggs – Bleeding Nun (2006)
2. The Incompetents – Cannibal Blues (Ruptured Session, 2011)
3. Safar – Wa Namshi (2017)
4. Postcards – Revolvers (2018)
5. Interbellum – Ready to Dissolve (2018)
6. The Bunny Tylers – One of These Days (2017)
7. Munma – Muse (2016)

(2016 end-of-year lists) – SAFAR

We asked some of our musician friends and collaborators to tell us about their 10 favorite albums of 2016.


Arranged by theme:


Frank Ocean – Blonde
Solange – A Seat At The Table
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Skeleton Tree
Angel Olsen – My Woman
Kendrick Lamar – Untitled Unmastered


Anderson Paak – Malibu
Childish Gambino – “Awaken, My Love!”
Andrew Bird – Are You Serious
Car Seat Headrest – Teens Of Denial
Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam – I Had a Dream That You Were Mine


Radiohead – A Moon Shaped Pool
J Cole – 4 Your Eyez Only
Alex Cameron – Jumping The Shark
Leonard Cohen – You Want It Darker
David Bowie – Blackstar

Bonus (for Fe)

Beyoncé – Lemonade


Ruptured Live // SAFAR Launch Concert // Metro al Madina

Ruptured is thrilled to be releasing SAFAR‘s new album this coming Monday at Metro al-Madina, Hamra, Beirut! “In Transit” is a compilation of the band’s first three EPs “23 Kilograms”, “Carry-On” and “Gate 03”.



SAFAR // Ruptured Session // 15 June 2015

Lebanese musicians Mayssa Jallad and Elie Abdelnour, aka folk duo SAFAR, were the guests of Ruptures for an interview and no less than four live performances of tracks taken from their first release, the “23 Kilograms” EP, as well as newer compositions. They were accompanied by Fadi Tabbal on guitar and various electronic contraptions.

ruptures safar 15 june (part 1) + ruptures safar 15 june (part 2)

Track listing:
The Beatles
Safar LIVE
Etta James
Safar LIVE
Norah Jones & Andre 3000
Safar LIVE
Fiona Apple
Safar LIVE