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!

Dorian Concept - Joined Ends

RPM Charts – End of October

Top 10:

1. CARIBOU – Our Love / Merge
2. HUDSON MOHAWKE – Chimes [EP] / Warp
3. SBTRKT – Wonder Where We Land / Young Turks
4. TOKIMONSTA – Desiderium / Young Art
5. RUSTIE – Green Language / Warp
6. FLYING LOTUS – You’re Dead / Warp
7. GARDEN CITY MOVEMENT – Entertainment/Bengali Cinema – EP / BLDG5
8. SLOW MAGIC – How To Run Away / Downtown
9. APHEX TWIN – Syro / Warp
10. ANNA LUNOE – All Out [EP] / Ultra

Top 5 Adds:

1. DORIAN CONCEPT – Joined Ends / Ninja Tune
2. 2 BEARS – The Night Is Young / Southern Fried
3. DEPTFORD GOTH – Songs / 37 Adventures
4. AMBULAUNZ – Darkroom Sessions / Self-Released
5. COOLY G – Wait ’til Night / Hyperdub

We have some great adds this week. Listen to a track from Dorian Concept’s debut album “Joined Ends” below:

We’ve also recieved “5oFoF,” Friends of Friends Records’ 5 year compilation, chock full of goodies…

Keep it tuned to 88.1FM and have a safe Halloween y’all!


Charts and Adds: Third Week of October

Howdy all. October is more than in fully swing now. Students are rushing about to find a costume and the last moments of NorCal sun are slowly disappearing, yet some things do not change as drastically. The charts for Jazz has remained relatively constant. For example, Hiromi still remains on the charts as does Bria Skonberg.  New chart topper, and gospel infused songstress Alicia Olatuja adds to the female dominated charts this time around. Novox, a funky electronic mixed album, also is new to the charts and adds an eclectic element to the charts.


1 AKIKO TSURUGA Commencement Self-Released
2 CHICK COREA TRIO Trilogy Concord
3 NICHOLAS PAYTON Numbers Paytone
5 ALICIA OLATUJA Timeless World Tune
6 BRIA SKONBERG Into Your Own Random Act
7 NOVOX Over The Honeymoon ZProduction
8 HIROMI Alive Telarc
10 OTIS BROWN III The Thought Of You Revive-Blue Note



1 OBOMAN Begin The Night
2 RITMOS UNIDOS Ritmos Unidos Patois
3 NEW SOUNDS FROM THE BIG BAND ERA New Sounds From The Big Band Era
4 MYRIAD 3 The Where Alma


Simrit Kaur at the Pacific Cultural Center

simrit-love-crop1Harvest of the fruits of a new fall here at KZSC. World is starting off the quarter with an interview of artist Simrit Kaur!

Simrit , with her unique touch to devotional chant music, will be performing at the Santa Cruz Pacific Cultural Center on Friday, October 24th at 7:30pm. She also has a new album out soon! This album features a song with lead singer of the Go-Gos, Belinda Carlisle.

You can hear Simrit speak on music and her new album on Cross Stitch this Monday, at it’s new time slot, noon to 2pm.

Here is the song Mul Mantra, from her new album Simrit , so you can have a listen!