Ziad Nawfal for Radio Ma3azef // 11 November 2020

Ziad Nawfal’s monthly mix for Radio Ma3azef in Tunis – special Irtijal’20 edition featuring music from all festival participants:

1. Ghassan Sahhab – Taqasim Qanun [LB]
2. Paed Conca w/ City of Salt – Dreamy Ape [CH/IQ/CA]
3. Two or The Dragon – Live at Metro, June 2018 [LB]
4. Aya Metwalli – All the Gold on Earth [EG]
5. NAR – Ma Tensa [LB]
6. Calamita – Al’Il [LB/IT]
7. Rabih Beaini – Light Within a Light [LB]
8. Sary Moussa – Distance [LB]
9. Fadi Tabbal – The New and Improved Guide to Birdwatching Vol.3 (Patricia Wolf Beatless Remix) [LB/US]
10. TEDTEDTED – Day 21 (Diary of A Revolution) [LB]
11. Jad Atoui – Zikr [LB]
12. Ziad Moukarzel – Questions of Worry [LB]
13. Kinematik – Al-Qulub Al-Mughallafa Bet-Turab La Tankaser [LB]


Ziad Nawfal for Movement Radio // 08 November 2020

Ziad Nawfal’s 1st monthly mix for Movement Radio in Athens – with a focus on Lebanese musicians:

1. Kinematik – Murur al-kiram
2. Sharif Sehnaoui – N [live at radio liban]
3. Jad Atoui – Signals
4. Munma – Three voices
5. Charbel Haber – We dream in the sun we tan when we can
6. Youmna Saba – Nafas [live at radio liban]
7. Osman Arabi – The xi masks of the faceless one [live at radio liban]
8. Fadi Tabbal – The new and improved guide to birdwatching vol.3
9. Sary Moussa – In praise of shadows
10. Ziad Moukarzel – Questions of worry [excerpt]
11. El Rass & Munma – Freestyle [live at radio liban]



[This mix was commissioned and produced by Onassis Cultural Center, and presented for the first time in the frame of MOVEMENT RADIO]

Ziad Nawfal for Radio Raheem // 24 July 2020

Ziad Nawfal’s live 60-minute mix recorded at/for The Ballroom Blitz‘s weekly takeover at Milano’s Radio Raheem. With artists from Lebanon, Palestine, Egypt, Tunisia and Sudan:

  1. Muqata’a
  2. Jad Atoui
  3. Stephanie Merchak
  4. Bachar Mar-Khalife [Sama’ Remix]
  5. Deena Abdelwahed [Dawan Remix]
  6. Sufyvn
  7. Zeid Hamdan
  8. Hadi Zeidan
  9. Ceasar K + Gme
  10. Rise 1969
  11. Diamond Setter
  12. Stephanie Merchak
  13. The Bunny Tylers [Jad Taleb Remix]
  14. Soapkills
  15. Index/Left [Ziad Moukarzel & Jawad Nawfal]
  16. Mutamassik
  17. Katibe Khamseh
  18. Rise 1969
  19. Munma
  20. Ceasar K + Gme

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Ziad Nawfal for Ballroom Blitz x Radio Alhara // 21 May 2020

90-minute mix recorded for The Ballroom Blitz‘s monthly takeover at Radio Alhara, with artists from Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Egypt Tunisia, Palestine and Canada:

  1. Stefan Christoff – Illimitée [2020]
  2. Stress Distress – Liljeholmen [2019]
  3. Jad Atoui & Jawad Nawfal – Six Times Two [2020]
  4. Mme Chandelier – Minimal Potato [2016]
  5. Ziad Moukarzel & Tony Elieh [Tres Millones Dolares] – Jon Black [2018]
  6. Radiokvm – Aristophanes *213 [2013]
  7. Elyse Tabet & Jawad Nawfal – Coast I [2020]
  8. Liliane Chlela – 2022 [2020]
  9. Jad Atoui – Alpha 60 [2020]
  10. Bakisa – Notturno (Edit #6) [2020]
  11. Lumi – To the Shore [2017]
  12. Rise 1969 – 3Jane Tessier-Ashpool [2019]
  13. Deena Abdelwahed – Lila Fi Tounes [2020]
  14. Zuli – Robotic Handshakes in 4D [2016]
  15. Mutamassik – Rhythms Rattle on Death Pawns [2015]
  16. Muqata’a – Al Missfah (Muqata’a Remix) [2016]
  17. DJ Sotusura – Belbalad [2019]
  18. Hadi Zeidan – Mabrouk Mabrouk [2018]
  19. Al Rajul Al Hadidi + Chyno – Zam Zam [2016]
  20. El Far3i & Munma – Shu Beddak [2013]
  21. El Rass [2016] – نفَس

Ruptures Radio Show // 01 April 2020

Featuring musicians from Lebanon, Egypt, Palestine, Sweden, France & the USA:

1. Kid Fourteen – Drifter [2020]
2. Mutamassik – Rhythms Rattle On Death Pawns [2015]
3. Muqata’a – Ma Lam Yuqal [2018]
4. Sary Moussa – In Praise Of Shadows [2020]
5. Brothers Of Heliopolis – Inner Source [2019]
6. The Submarine Chronicles – Gin Ripples [2020]
7. Kinematik – Murur Al-Kiram [2020]
8. Johnny Kafta Anti-Vegetarian Orchestra – Bedo’s Lullaby [2015]
9. Aya Metwalli – Ya Qarawan [2019] PREMIERE
10. Marc Codsi – Encounters II [2019]
11. Youmna Saba – Nafas [2018]
12. Fadi Tabbal – The Death Of Strangers [2018]
13. Subchamber Ensmble – Skate Park Fauna [2019]
14. Rise 1969 – Autonomic Neuropathy [2019]
15. Ziad Moukarzel – Questions Of Worry [2018]


BEIRUT DRONE ’19 // Radio Interview // 12 June 2019

U.S.-born musician Nathan Larson and Lebanese producer and promoter Ziad Nawfal were the guests of Leyla Nahas on Radio Liban 96.2FM, to describe the long road leading to the creation and production of Beirut Drone ’19. Put together by Nawfal’s Ruptured and Larson’s Lumen Project, in partnership with Ziad Moukarzel’s Woodwork Studios, this 12-hour festival took place in Beirut on June 15 at Zoukak Studio, and featured no less than 21 Lebanese and international top-notch musicians and VJ’s.



Track listing:
1. Stephanie Merchak
2. Youmna Saba
3. Charbel Haber & Oiseaux-Tempête
4. Wildbirds & Peacedrums
5. Maria W. Horn


Ruptures Radio Show // February 2019

Featuring artists from Lebanon, Armenia and Egypt:

1. Marc Codsi – Invocation I [from “A New World”, March 2019]
2. Jad Atoui & Jawad Nawfal – Discourse [from V/A “Uchronia”, 2018]
3. Maurice Louca – Laika [from “Elephantine”, 2019]
4. Panstarrs – Dor el fo2 [demo, 2017]
5. Two or the Dragon – Addiction To Heartache [from V/A “Anthology of Electroacoustic Lebanese Music”, 2018]
6. Kozo – Osaka 70 [forthcoming in 2019]
7. Khoum – Ke [from “Serm”, 2018]
8. Tarkamt – Et Sic In Infinitum [from “Live at the Necropolis”, 2017]
9. Ziad Moukarzel – Questions Of Worry [from V/A “Anthology of Electroacoustic Lebanese Music”, 2018]
10. Zuli – Nari (feat. Abyusif, Mado $am, Abanob & R-Rhyme) [from “Terminal”, 2018]
11. Safa – Ward [from “The Subtleties Of Elevated Things”, 2018]
12. Sharif Sehnaoui – Double Standard [from V/A “Uchronia”, 2018]
13. Stress Distress – The Jetty [from “The Quiet Zone”, 2019]
14. Fadi Tabbal – My Doll [from “Music For The Lonely Vol.1”, 2018]


Ruptured Album Release // ALKO B Ruptured Session // Bandcamp Exclusive

2018 marked the 10th anniversary of “The Ruptured Sessions”, a series of live performances set and conducted in the studios of Radio Lebanon, during Ziad Nawfal’s “Ruptures” show.
These sessions were (and still are) aimed at highlighting the best of what Lebanon has to offer, as far as local musical talent goes. The list is long and varied, and includes such artists as Nadine Khouri, Youmna Saba, Rayess Bek, Fareeq el Atrash, Mashrou’ Leila, Wanton Bishops, Who Killed Bruce Lee, Postcards, and many others.
To celebrate these live sessions’ 10 years of existence, we will be releasing this Christmas a set by Lebanese musician Salim Naffah aka Alko B, recorded on January 2nd, 2017. The session features tracks from Alko B’s first release, “Sex Tapes”, as well as a couple of new songs.

(2012 end-of-year lists) – ZIAD MOUKARZEL

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.

Ziad Moukarzel (musician, Mocques)

– Flying Lotus: Until The Quiet Comes [Warp]
– Captain Murphy: Duality [Self-released]
– El Rass & Munma: Kachf el Mahjoub (Unveiling The Hidden) [Ruptured]
– Jimmy Edgar: Majenta [Hotflush]
– Godspeed You! Black Emperor: ‘Allelujah! Don’t Bend! Ascend! [Constellation]
– Grimes: Visions [4AD / Arbutus]
– Various Artists: Enduser Shares Needles With The Teknoist [Ad Noiseam]
– El-P: Cancer For Cure [Fat Possum]
– Die Antwoord: TEN$ION [Zef Recordings]
– Lone: Galaxy Garden [R&S Records]

Runners-up:

TNGHT, Baauer, The Outside Agency, Kids These Days, Death Grips, Gaslamp Killer, Tame Impala, Four Tet, Tasjiil Moujahed, Major Lazer…