Dylan Music

Programmer of the Month: Dylan Music

This month’s Programmer of the Month is DJ Oy-Dog, AKA Dylan Music from the long-running program “Muzikal Jewz.”

Dylan started volunteering at KZSC when he was a senior at UCSC. Then in March of 2008, after completing the broadcasting class,  Dylan was inspired to start the show “Muzikal Jewz,” in order to “make people laugh, dance, cry, and experience Jewish music and culture in all of its forms.”

“It took about 4 hours of prep time per week at first. I started with three Jewish music CDs (Socalled’s “Ghettoblaster,” “Connie Francis Sing Jewish Favorites,” and Black Ox Orkestar’s “Ver Tanz”) and it exploded from there,” said Dylan (aka DJ Oy-Dog). The show has been a staff and audience favorite ever since.

After finishing his Master’s thesis “Beat me Rabbi Eight to the Bar” (about Yiddish swing Jazz life in the U.S. in the early 20th century) and graduating from the Literature Department in 2011, Dylan is now a community member at KZSC and still hosts “Muzikal Jewz” every Sunday from 4PM to 6PM.

A little-known trivia fact: In the summer of 2011, Dylan also created and hosted a show at KZSC called  “Christopher Tracy’s Parade,” which featured music by the purple paisley love god Prince, and his disciples.

Over the years Dylan has also been an 8-time student mentor and twice served in the KZSC program review committee. For his dedication and creativity KZSC declares Dylan Music “programmer of the month,” an honor only bestowed upon the most awesome of staff members!


Planet Cruz: Local Comedy at the Rio Theatre

bbbComing to the Rio Theatre this Saturday is Planet Cruz,  a comedy/variety show dedicated to ‘keeping it weird’, will feature the music of “the Goddess of Soul”  Tammi Brown and  Peter Cor and the Planetoid Band; Rhan Wilson, Matt Bohn, and Kevin Di Noto.

The Comedians include:

Teresa Tudury , Don Reed as seen on  HBO, Showtime, and The Tonight Show, Kellen Erskine, Dan St. Paul with “What’s Funny After 50?”, Sven Davis, Alan Heit , Ryan Coonerty , and  Zach Friend .

The event will be hosted by Richard Stockton and there will be plenty of  comedy sketches about the state of Santa Cruz for all the locals and neo-locals out there! Where else could a professional comedian space-cowboy come from? Only Santa Cruz!

For more information, Check out their promo video and http://planetcruzcomedy.com/ for all that Planet Cruz has to offer you!


World Charts in Mid November

Top 10 New world music:

  1.  BOMBAY ROYALE  The Island Of Dr. Electrico
  5. ANA TIJOUX-Vengo
  6. SILVA-Ocean View
  7. PELIROJA-Injusticia
  8. IREESH LAL-Ethnotronica
  9. VARIOUS ARTISTS-Psychedelic Planet
  10. CECILIA NOEL -Havana Rocks

downloadNew world adds:




PERUQUOIS-The Original Essence

baauer - beta ep

RPM Charts – Mid-November

Top 10:

1. BAAUER – Beta / LuckyMe
2. LES SINS – Michael / Company
3. ARCA – Xen / Mute
4. DORIAN CONCEPT – Joined Ends / Ninja Tune
5. CARIBOU – Our Love / Merge
6. APHEX TWIN – Syro / Warp
7. HUDSON MOHAWKE – Chimes [EP] / Warp
8. VARIOUS ARTISTS – Hyperdub 10.4 / Hyperdub
9. 2 BEARS – The Night Is Young / Southern Fried
10. ODESZA – In Return / Counter

Top 5 Adds:

1. MACHINEDRUM – Vapor City Archives / Ninja Tune
2. JON HOPKINS – Asleep Versions / Domino
3. FADED RANGER – Mechanical Tonight / HFN
4. EPHEMERALS – You Made Us Change [EP] / Jalapeño
5. TOSCA – Outta Here / !K7

Have a listen to a new one from Baauer:

And check out the video for the opening track of Arca’s new album Xen; it is stunning:

SBTRKT - Wonder Where We Land

RPM Charts – Beginning of November

Top 10:

1. DORIAN CONCEPT – Joined Ends / Ninja Tune
2. CARIBOU – Our Love / Merge
3. SBTRKT – Wonder Where We Land / Young Turks
4. HUDSON MOHAWKE – Chimes [EP] / Warp
5. APHEX TWIN – Syro / Warp
6. TOKIMONSTA – Desiderium / Young Art
7. SLOW MAGIC – How To Run Away / Downtown
8. ODESZA – In Return / Counter
9. 2 BEARS – The Night Is Young / Southern Fried
10. ANNA LUNOE – All Out [EP] / Ultra

Top 5 Adds:

1. VARIOUS ARTISTS – 5oFoF: Five Years of Friends of Friends / Friends of Friends
2. LES SINS – Michael / Company
3. CLARK – Clark / Warp
4. UNTIL THE RIBBON BREAKS – Until The Ribbon Breaks [EP] / Kobalt
5. WAX TAILOR – Phonovisions Symphonic Orchestra / Le Plan

I’m very excited about the new Les Sins album, Michael:

The new Clark LP is worth having a listen to as well:

And don’t forget about our pledge drive that is starting today!!!! We depend on you to keep the programming you love on the air!! We give our sincerest thanks for every cent that is donated!