Wave Racer - Streamers

RPM Charts – March 17th

Top 10:

1 TENSNAKE – Glow / Astralwerks
2 ILLUM SPHERE – Ghosts Of Then And Now / Ninja Tune
3 WAVE RACER – Streamers / Future Classic
4 JEROME LOL – Deleted/Fool [EP] / Friends of Friends
5 HASTA – Floral [EP] / Apothecary
6 PATTEN – Estoile Naiant / Warp
7 CASHMERE CAT – Wedding Bells [EP] / LuckyMe
8 MACHINEDRUM – Fenris District [EP] / Ninja Tune
9 ACTRESS – Ghettoville / Werkdiscs-Ninja Tune
10 PAUL BASIC – Transient Horizons / Pretty Lights

Top 5 Adds:

1 ODESZA – Sun Models / Odesza
2 DOJA CAT – “So High” [Single] / RCA
3 SAINT TIIMBRE – Power / Little Friend
4 WAVE RACER – Streamers / Future Classic
5 VARIOUS ARTISTS – Suicide Squeeze Records Presents: Forever Singles / Suicide Squeeze

Have a listen to Wave Racer’s obnoxiously catchy single, “Streamers” here:

And here’s a taste of Jerome LOL’s excellent EP:

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Mid-March New Indie Rock

End of the quarter finals are facing UCSC students, including yours truly. Here are 10 new indie rock releases that will help anyone concentrate:

1. CHERRY GLAZERR – Haxel Princess
2. TACOCAT – NVM
3. HABIBI – Habibi
4. DAMAGED BUG – Hubba Bubba
5. NATURAL CHILD – Dancin’ With Wolves
6. ST. VINCENT – St. Vincent
7. PHANTOGRAM – Voices
8. REAL ESTATE – Atlas
9. BROKEN BELLS – After The Disco
10. HOLY WAVE – Relax

The new Warm Soda album is super fun garage pop awesomeness. Here’s a track from it!

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Jazz Charts – 2nd Week of March

I hope your week is going well! Is spring in the air, or is it just me? Oh well, Here’s what’s happening with Jazz @ KZSC:

Top Ten Charts:

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2 ANTON SCHWARTZ Flash Mob Antonjazz
3 PETE MILLS Sweet Shadow Cellar Live
4 TAKUYA KURODA Rising Son Blue Note
5 BEN FLOCKS Battle Mountain West Cliff
6 BRAD MEHLDAU AND MARK GUILIANA Mehliana: Taming The Dragon Nonesuch
7 DANILO PEREZ Panama 500 Mack Ave.
8 AMBROSE AKINMUSIRE The Imagined Savior Is Far Easier To Paint Blue Note
9 HELEN SUNG Anthem For A New Day Concord
10 IAN CAREY AND BEN STOLOROW Duocracy Kabocha

Top Adds:

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2 LISA HILTON Kaleidoscope
3 PATRICK BUTLER Primemover M.M.O.S.
4 REVOLUTIONARY SNAKE ENSEMBLE Live Snakes Accurate
5 SHAWN MAXWELL’S ALLIANCE Shawn Maxwell’s Alliance Chicago Sessions
Illum Sphere - Ghosts Of Then And Now

RPM Charts – March 10th

Top 1o:

1 ILLUM SPHERE – Ghosts Of Then And Now / Ninja Tune
2 LEE BANNON – Alternate/Endings / Ninja Tune
3 ACTRESS – Ghettoville / Werkdiscs-Ninja Tune
4 ONEOHTRIX POINT NEVER – R Plus Seven / Warp
5 BURIAL – Rival Dealer / Hyperdub
6 PATTEN – Estoile Naiant / Warp
7 MACHINEDRUM – Fenris District [EP] / Ninja Tune
8 HASTA – Floral [EP] / Apothecary
9 RYAN HEMSWORTH – Guilt Trips / Last Gang
10 DECO – Timescales / Deceast

Top 5 Adds:

1 TENSNAKE – Glow / Astralwerks
2 KIESZA – Hideaway / Lokal Legend
3 ADANOWSKY – Dancing To The Radio / Everloving
4 WHOMADEWHO – Dreams / Volcano-Darup
5 CHRIS MALINCHAK – So Good To Me [EP] / Self-Released

Here’s a taste of the amazing Tensnake album:

And have a listen to the dark jungle sounds of Lee Bannon if you haven’t already:

Don’t forget to keep it locked to the Great 88 y’all!

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Newest World Music

The Ides of March turned out to be a bummer for Caesar, however it also marked the beginning of the new year for the Romans. It’s a new season of world music releases at KZSC including station favorites from the experimental fusion group Beats Antique, internationally acclaimed Tuareg guitarist Bombino plus the collaborative work of Sudanese vocalist Alsarah with French electronic artist Debruit. A modern, haunting take on Sudanese music heard through the sonic lens of French electronic, I can’t tell you how much I’m loving “Aljawal Soundway”. And we just received one by Pink Martini with The (“Sound of Music”) Von Trapp Family. Theatrical world music? More on this one next time. Here’s a quick look at 10 new world recordings worth hearing:

1 BEATS ANTIQUE A Thousand Faces, Act I Beats Antique
2 BOMBINO Nomad Nonesuch
3 DEBRUIT AND ALSARAH Aljawal Soundway
4 OMAR SOULEYMAN Wenu Wenu Ribbon
5 LAS CAFETERAS It’s Time Self-Released
6 VAADAT CHARIGIM The World Is Well Lost Burger
7 DIDI FAVREAU Deal With It Didi Favreau
8 BOSSACUCANOVA Our Kind Of Bossa Six Degrees
9 ALSARAH AND THE NUBATONES Silt Wonderwheel
10 JAMES WHETZEL Beats For Venus

 

Machinedrum - Fenris District EP

RPM Charts – March 4th

Top 10:

1 MACHINEDRUM – Fenris District [EP] / Ninja Tune
2 HASTA – Floral [EP]  / Apothecary
3 CASHMERE CAT – Wedding Bells [EP] / LuckyMe
4 BURIAL – Rival Dealer  / Hyperdub
5 LEE BANNON – Alternate/Endings / Ninja Tune
6 ACTRESS – Ghettoville / Werkdiscs-Ninja Tune
7 DISCLOSURE – Settle / Cherrytree-Interscope
8 RYAN HEMSWORTH – Guilt Trips / Last Gang
9 RECONDITE – Hinterland / Ghostly
10 FOUR TET – Beautiful Rewind / Text

Top 5 Adds:

1 THOMAS BLONDET – FutureWorld / Rhythm and Culture
2 TRUST – Joyland / Arts And Crafts
3 TUNDE OLANIRAN – Yung Archetype / Quite Scientific
4 MACHINEDRUM – Fenris District [EP] / Ninja Tune
5 CHRIS MALINCHAK – So Good To Me [EP] / Self-Released

Here’s a cut from the Machinedrum EP; the Rustie remix of “Back Seat Ho”:

And here’s the title track from Hasta’s excellent Floral EP: