3D Illustration by Anny Wang

RPM Charts – Mid-March

Top 10:

1. GREAT DANE – Great Dane / Alpha Pup
2. HOT SUGAR – God’s Hand / Break World
3. LES SINS – Michael / Company
4. FUTURE BROWN – Future Brown / Warp
5. KODAK TO GRAPH – ISA / Family
6. MICHNA – Thousand Thursday / Ghostly International
7. TUXEDO – Tuxedo / Stones Throw
8. CLARENCE CLARITY – No Now / Bella Union
9. HOODBOI – Palm Reader [EP] / Fool’s Gold
10. BEARDYMAN – Distractions / Tummy Touch

Top 5 Adds:

1. KODAK TO GRAPH – ISA / Family
2. IS TROPICAL – Black Anything, Pt. 2: Cruise Control/Say / Axis Mundi
3. HALSEY – Room 93: The Remixes / Astalwerks
4. TUXEDO – Tuxedo / Stones Throw
5. CHLOE MARTINI – Private Joy [EP] / Roche Musique

LA producer Kodak to Graph just released his debut LP, ISAavailable for free download. Check out a single below!

And be sure to check out Hoodboi’s new EP on Fool’s Gold Records, Palm Reader. Hoodboi’s high-definition sound is sure to take club music to the next level; have a listen below.

I must also mention a new self-titled LP from Great Dane (of Team Supreme fame) out on Alpha Pup Records; hear a cut from it here. Last but not least, Tuxedo, a collaboration between Mayer Hawthorne and Jake One, recently released an OG funk record on Stone’s Throw that’s so nice and smooth on the ears; get a taste here.


Jazz Charts & Adds – 2nd week of March

Hello everyone!

I hope finals are treating you well, or not too bad. In case you were wondering, here is what we’re grooving to up here at KZSC and what we just added:

Top Ten:

1 TIGRAN HAMASYAN    Mockroot     Nonesuch
2 JAMILA FORD    The Deep End – EP    Skinny Chick
3 LAVERNE CHRISTIE TRIO    East of the Sun, West of the Moon    Quiesteni
4 WAYNE HORVITZ    At The Reception    Songlines
5 FANNY BRICE     The Original Funny Girl! – Sings the Songs She Made Famous
6 AHMED ABDUL-MALIK    Spellbound    Concord
7 AKUA DIXON    Akua Dixon    Akua’s Music
8 AMIKAELA & TRELAWNY ROSE    To Eva, With Love: A Celebration of Eva Cassidy, Live!    Patois Records
9 ANITA O’DAY    There Is Only One    Quiksilver
10 ARTURO SANDOVAL    Arturo Sandoval Collection    Concord Records


1 BRIAN PARESCHI    Brian Pareschi And The B P Express    Self-Released
2 LISA PARROTT    Round Tripper imgres
3 DAVE LIEBMAN GROUP    Samsara: Expansions     Whaling City Sound
4 STEVE TURRE    Spiritman    Smoke Sessions
5 PETER LIU    Bamboo Groove     Self-Released


We’re diggin’ your stuff Tigran.


Rock Charts – 2nd Week of March!

This week we kept spinning the new Twerps album, continued to give Jessica Pratt a good amount of airplay and added great releases from Exploding in Sound and Slumberland Records!

Top 10:

descubre-twerps-indie-pop-excelencia-australi-L-72wrnE1. TWERPS – Range Anxiety
2. JESSICA PRATT – On Your Own Love Again
3. SONNY AND THE SUNSETS – Talent Night At The Ashram
4. DODOS – Individ
5. JOSE GONZALEZ – Vestiges And Claws
6. SLEATER-KINNEY – No Cities To Love
7. VIET CONG – Viet Cong
8. NATALIE PRASS – Natalie Prass
9. A PLACE TO BURY STRANGERS – Transfixiation
10. COLLEEN GREEN – I Want To Grow Up



Top 5 Adds:

000815301. PILE – You’re Better Than This
2. EVANS THE DEATH – Expect Delays
3. RYLEY WALKER – Primrose Green
4. SHANA FALANA – Set Your Lightning Fire Free
5. PREFAB MESSIAHS – Keep Your Stupid Dreams Alive







While I am very excited about the new Evans The Death record, I am going to feature Pile’s new album You’re Better Than This this week. It is a really great, diverse record. Pile’s got a sound that pays homage to great bands of the 90s like Polvo and Shellac. Here’s a single from their new album!


Jazz Charts – Early March

Good evening! Here are the charts in the jazz dept. as well as the newly-added albums at the station! And for those who need it, a warm smile from South African jazz legend Abdullah Ibrahim (aka Dollar Brand).dbrand

Top Ten:
1 LAURIE ANTONIOLI    Songs Of Shadow, Songs Of Light: The Music Of Joni Mitchell    Origin
2 REGINA CARTER    Rhythms Of The Heart    Verve
3 ABDULLAH IBRAHIM    Ekaya    Black Hawk Records
4 PERUCHIN    El Marques del Marfil    Fresh Sound Records
5 AHMAD JAMAL    Tranquility    ABC
6 ALICE COLTRANE    Eternity
8 BILLIE HOLIDAY    Billie Holiday
9 BILLIE HOLIDAY    The Commodore Master Takes
10 BRAD MEHLDAU    Elegiac Cycle Warner Bros.

1 JACOB FRED JAZZ ODYSSEY    Worker    Royal Potato Family
2 JAMES DAVIS    Beveled    Ears and Eyes
3 PAUL YONEMURA    Reunion    Trios Self-Released
4 JACLYN GUILLOU    Winter For Beginners    Cellar Live
5 CHAD MCCULLOUGH AND BRAM WEIJTERS    Abstract Quantities    Origin


Jazz Charts – End of February

Here is what we’re enjoying from the jazz world at KZSC. And there’s a photo of Tigran Hamasyan looking cool.
Top Ten:
1 TIGRAN HAMASYAN               Mockroot            Nonesuch
2 ADA ROVATTI                     tigran Disguise             Piloo
3 ALEX BALHAJ’S CRESCENT CITY QUARTET      Sugar Blues        Raymond Street Records
4 NINA SIMONE           At Town Hall                 Colpix
5 INGRID JEHNSEN           At Sea                Self-released
6 NINA SIMONE                 Baltimore                    CTI
7 NIR FELDER                      Golden Age                OKeh
8 NINA SIMONE        Here Comes The Sun       RCA Bluebird/BMG Heritage
9 JOSH NELSON       Exploring Mars          Origin
10 TIA FULLER        Angelic Warrior          Mack Avenue
1 OMAR SOSA Ilé          Tá Records
2 ROY MCGRATH QUARTET       Martha        Self-Released
3 PAUL JONES           Short History        Self-Released
5 WAYNE HORVITZ                The Royal Room Collective Music Ensemble                Songlines​
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Rock Charts – Last Week of February

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1. TWERPS – Range Anxiety
2. SLEATER-KINNEY – No Cities To Love
3. VIET CONG – Viet Cong
4. TY SEGALL BAND – Live In San Francisco
5. COLLEEN GREEN – I Want To Grow Up
6. CORNERS – Maxed Out On Distractions
7. SONNY AND THE SUNSETS – Talent Night At The Ashram
8. A PLACE TO BURY STRANGERS – Transfixiation
9. KRILL – A Distant Fist Unclenching
10. MOUNT EERIE – Sauna


Top Adds:

screen-shot-2014-12-01-at-10-05-06-am1. THEESATISFACTION – EarthEE
2. DAN DEACON – Gliss Riffer
3. GAL PALS – Velvet Rut








As for adds, I’ve been looking forward to this new THEESatisfaction album for a long time now and it has absolutely lived up to my expectations! Here’s a song that features hip hop legend Ishmael Butler, previously of Digable Planets and presently of Shabazz Palaces.