Ziad Nawfal Guest Mix for Recordat // 07 February 2021

Another “archival” mix, this one was commissioned for Recordat for their Re:levant series of podcasts; it showcases music recorded by Lebanese artists hailing from different genres and music denominations, between 2003 and 2012.

Some of the tracks are basic demos (Kitano Home Ensemble, Liliane Chlela), others are live versions (Court-Circuit, Kerbaj/Sehnaoui) or studio sessions, a couple were officially released, while overall nothing is properly mastered. They provide a window into a more frivolous, less rigid time, where experimentation and trial-and-error were often the norm.

1. Kitano Home Ensemble – Sunday Afternoon (Unreleased)
2. Liliane Chlela – I Scream (Unreleased)
3. Tarek Atoui / Uriel Barthelemi / Paed Conca – Session 01 (Unreleased)
4. Mazen Kerbaj + Sharif Sehnaoui – Ruptured Session April 2012 (Unreleased)
5. Court Circuit [Heathen + Osman Arabi] – Ruptured Session February 2010 (Unreleased)
6. Ae_Quo [Jawad Nawfal + Victor Bresse] – Maquette 01 (Unreleased)
7. AEX [Jawad Nawfal + Victor Bresse] – Electrolog (Unreleased)
8. Jad Atoui – Code Breaker (Unreleased)
9. OkyDoky & Radiokvm – Ein Souda (Unreleased)
10. Scrambled Eggs & A Trio – Beach Party at Mirna El Chalouhi [Diamond Setter’s Rework] (Unreleased)
11. Youmna Saba – Nasmet Hawa (Unreleased)
12. FEZANT – Message
13. Intensive Care – ficti(on)
14. Spoils & Servants – Saturn Fever (Unreleased)

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)


(2014 end-of-year lists) – OKYDOKY

I asked some of my musician friends from Beirut, to list their 10 favorite albums of 2014…
Or the music they’ve listened to the most during the past year, regardless of date of release

Faysal Bibi (Okydoky)

– Den Sorte Skole: Lektion III (album, 2013)
– Tinariwen: Emmaar (album, 2014)
– DJ Umb: Zoukesque Volume 2 (mix, 2013)
– Mafikizolo: Khona (single, 2013)
– RadioKVM: Issrar (album, 2014)
– The Moustache: Wasn’t There (album, 2014)
– Raposo: Viejo (album, 2014)



(2012 end-of-year lists) – OKYDOKY

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.

Faysal Bibi (musician, Okydoky)

1- Quakers: Self-titled (my favorite thing to have come out in 2012)

2- Die Antwoord: Fatty Boom Boom

3- Time Machine, retro music-video mix by Mr. Armtone (Ninja Tune)

4- Osloub: Fassl (feat. MCs from Lebanon, Palestine and Jordan)

5- Alexander Marcus: Papaya (Das ist so Berlin)

6- Rahbani Brothers, Fairuz, Wadi’ Al-Safi: Sahret Hobb

7- Geoff Barrow & Ben Salisbury: Drokk, Music Inspired By Mega-City One (dark modular synth heaven)

8- All the CUMBIA BASS and Moombahton mixes up on Cassetteblog.com

9- Torabiyeh: Ghorbah

10- Odrob Tel Aviv!

(2011 end-of-year lists) – OKYDOKY

I asked some of my favorite musicians from Beirut and beyond, to tell me what their favorite records of 2011 were…

Faysal Bibi: musician (OkyDoky)

– The Knife: Tomorrow In A Year (Album)
– The Secret Sea: The Secret Sea (Album)
– Noisia ft. Foreign Beggars: Shellshock (Track & Video)
– PJ Harvey: The Faster I Breathe The Further I Go (Track)
– Trentemøller: The Mash And The Fury (Track)
– Tim Maia: No Camino Do Bem (Track)
– Ramallah Underground: Sijen Ib Sijen (Track)
– Yaseen: Al Nakba 15/5 (Track)
– Mobthrow: Iron Tribal (Track)
– Nile: Papyrus Containing The Spell To Preserve Its Possessor Against Attacks From He Who Is In The Water (Track)

SARY MOUSSA [Radiokvm] // Ruptured Session // 31 Oct 2011

Lebanese electronic musician Sary Moussa aka Radiokvm was the guest of Ruptures for an interview and live performance. He was accompanied by another star of Beirut’s contemporary music scene, Liliane Chlela, who was herself the guest of Ruptures some weeks prior.

Radio KVM (part 1) + Radio KVM (part 2)

Track listing:
Radiokvm *2
Radiokvm LIVE
Ziad Moukarzel & Jawad Nawfal [Index/Left]
OkyDoky & Radiokvm
Beirut Scum Society
Radiokvm LIVE *2

[Photos by Tanya Traboulsi]