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)


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)


Ziad Nawfal Guest Mix for Radio Alhara // 16 September 2020

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

1. Sandmoon – Angels [LB]
2. Kinematik – Sahu + Bein Mreytein [LB]
3. Postcards – Dead End [LB]
4. Scrambled Eggs – Building A Nest [LB]
5. PanSTARRS – Dor Elfo2 [EG]
6. Maii Waleed + Zeid Hamdan – Ehdefni [EG/LB]
7. Maurice Louca – The Palm Of A Ghost (feat. Nadah el Shazly) [EG]
8. Karkhana – Rock Farock [LB/EG/CA/TR/US]
9. Kozo – Sky House [LB]
10. Serge Yared – The State Of The Union [LB]
11. Zalfa – Law Ma [LB]
12. Bedouin Burger – Ya Man Hawa [LB/SY]
13. Basel Naouri – Epic Wars [JO]
14. Yusuy – Yours Truly (Mahwoos) [EG]


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 // 12 Aug 2016

Friday 12 August 2016, Radio Lebanon 96.2FM (8-9pm)

1. Alif: I’tiraf (iq/eg/ps/lb)
2. Tamer Abu Ghazaleh: Takhabot (ps)
3. Karkhana: Nafas (lb/ca/eg/us/tr)
4. Shalabi Effect: Beauty Queen Crime Scene (ca)
5. Malayeen: Najwa (lb)
6. ‘A’ Trio & Alan Bishop: Gently Johnny (us/lb)
7. Dwarfs Of East Agouza: Hungry Bears Don’t Dance (us/ca/eg)
8. Nadim Mishlawi: Dream 5 (lb)
9. Kid Fourteen: It’s A Lovely Night (lb)
10. Heroes and Villains: Before The Film (lb/ca)
11. Wake Island: Bend Again (lb/ca)
12. Seamus Cater: Smoking And Smiling (uk)
13. Scrambled Eggs: Building A Nest (lb)


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Ruptures Radio Show // MUNMA Edition #1 // 23 May 2016

On the occasion of the release of Munma‘s new LP Three Voices in Beirut, this edition of the Ruptures radio show featured demos, album tracks, exclusive versions and remixes culled from this talented Lebanese producer’s 10-year (and ongoing) career.


Track listing:
Munma: Soft Integration (Previews and Premises, 2010)
Munma: A Tribute to Mahjoub Omar (demo, 2013)
El Rass & Munma: ‘Awdat al Batriq (Adam, Darwin & the Batriq, 2014)
Munma with Naserdayn el Touffar: Nay (demo, 2014)
Munma: Munma (34 Days, 2006)
Munma: IRM (Black Tuesday, 2007)
Munma: Engram (Unholy Republic, 2008)
Trash Inc. & Munma: Nightwalker #2 (demo, 2009)
Ziad Moukarzel & Jawad Nawfal [Index/Left]: Hecatonchires (demo, 2010)
Scrambled Eggs: Bleeding Nun (Munma remix, from Happy Together Filthy Forever, 2006)
Litter: Hummingbird (Munma remix, from Newfound Grids, 2012)
Infinite Moment of Composure: Infiltration (Turbulence, 2012)
Tasjil Moujahed: Aviatrix (Musafer, 2012)
Munma feat. radiokvm: The Funeral (No Apologies, 2013)


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Unholy Republic low-res

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Ruptures Radio Show // WICKERPARK ’14 // 7 Sept 2014

A special edition of Ruptures showcasing the 4th edition of Wickerpark Festival in Batroun, Lebanon, and featuring tracks by: Charlie Rayne, Flum Project, How Sad, Mashrou’ Leila, Scrambled Eggs, Youmna Saba, and Z The People & Al Jihaz.

Listen: ruptures wicker park 29 august (part 1) + ruptures wicker park 29 august (part 2)


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Ruptures Radio Show // 14 Apr 2014

Monday 14 April 2014, Radio Lebanon 96.2FM (8-9pm)

1. Loopstache
2. Loopstache [Franz Ferdinand cover]
3. Who Killed Bruce Lee
4. Spoils & Servants
5. Wake Island
6. Wanton Bishops
7. Scrambled Eggs
8. Jammit The Band
9. El Far3i
10. Latlateh
11. Deeb (feat. Edd Abbas)


12. Tripnol
13. Khotta B
14. Chyno
15. Trash Inc. [Mohammed Abdel-Wahab Rework]
16. Aziza
17. Fady Aswad


 

 

(2012 end-of-year lists) – TONY ELIEH

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.

Tony Elieh (musician, Scrambled Eggs / Johnny Kafta’s Anti-Vegetarian Orchestra)

1- Scott Walker: Bish Bosch
2- Tom Waits: Bad As Me
3- A Place To Bury Strangers: Worship
4- Avikko: Novo Atlantis
5- Earth: Angels Of Darkness, Demons Of Light II
6- Sonny Sharrock: Black Woman
7- The Necks: Mindset
8- Gang Gang Dance: Eye Contact
9- Various Artists: Lost Highway (OST)
10- Pixies: Surfer Rosa