New World Charts- Third week of August

This week’s world music top 10 are steady, with last week’s adds picking up well. Cuban son and song coming from Dayme Arocena and Quarter Street are perfect for this unexpected summer heat. Chico Trujillo also come with their new style of Chilean cumbia, as well as Bomba Estereo’s electrodance beats for those summer block parties. Need some reggae? Our adds is the new single from Stick figure, which features Slightly Stoopid.

2. MBONGWANA STAR- From Kinshasa
3.  DAYME AROCENA- Nueva Era
4.  QUARTER STREET- Quarter Street
5.  LILA DOWNS- Balas Y Chocolate
6.  VARIOUS ARTISTS- Putumayo Presents: Afro-Caribbean Party
7.  DINA EL WEDIDI- Turning Back
8.  MICHAEL KEALE- No Ka Beauty
9.  BOMBA ESTEREO- Amanecer
10. CHICO TRUJILLO- Reina De Todas Las Fiestas


1. STICK FIGURE- “Choice Is Yours” [Single]

2. GRECCO BURATTO- Essas Coisas Todas


Loud Rock Charts – Second Week of August

Whew! It’s that time of the week again. Rest assured, the new releases gracing our air-room are as hot as the mid-August sun. Check ’em out!

Top Ten:

  1. MUTOID MAN — Bleeder
  2. ARCHER — Culling the Weak
  3. HIGH ON FIRE — Luminiferous
  4. ANGRA — Secret Garden
  5. KORPIKLAANI — Noita
  6. KÄRBHOLZ — Karma
  7. DOG PARTY — Vol. 4
  8. HO99O9 — Horrors of 1999 (EP)
  9. ANTI-FLAG — American Spring
  10. EMERGENCY GATE — Rewake


  • DELETIST — Disappearing: Impromptus for Piano Cello Oboe Noise & Blood

Check out Sweet Ivy, off of Mutoid Man’s new album, Bleeder!


New World Charts- second week of August

Well it’s already August! Some kids are already heading off Back-to-School (because we all know this magic event deserves a hyphenated proper noun) and us on the quarter system are in the second half of our summer sessions. For driving those young-uns back to their playgrounds here’s some new world music just for you.

New to our charts is Dina El Wedidi an world music vocalist from Egypt who has performed with ensembles and took part in The Nile Project initiative, as well as and mentoring under Gilberto Gil. This is El Wedidi’s debut solo album, and it features elements of Bossa Nova and Jazz blended into Arabic music.

1    NATALIA LAFOURCADE    Hasta La Raiz
2    MBONGWANA STAR    From Kinshasa
3    TIEMPO LIBRE    Panamericano
4    NIYAZ    The Fourth Light
5    LILA DOWNS    Balas Y Chocolate
6    VARIOUS ARTISTS    Putumayo Presents: Afro-Caribbean Party
7    DINA EL WEDIDI    Turning Back
9    MORGAN HERITAGE    Strictly Roots
10   CHICO TRUJILLO    Reina De Todas Las Fiestas

In our Adds, we have some great Afro-Caribbean music coming to you from the worlds of Havana culture, and the Caribbean at large.

1 Dayme Arocena          Nueva Era

2 Various Artists           Afro-Caribbean Party



Loud Rock Charts – First Week of August

Whether your August so far has been sleepy and warm, or a frenzied blur of summer school, it’s natural that you may be starting to tune most things out. But something something loud rock something something feel awesome! Something our DJs something something ROCKIN’ TRACKS. Check it out:

Top Ten:

  1. SONICK PLAGUE — Sonick Plague
  2. DOG PARTY — Vol. 4
  3. MUTOID MAN — Bleeder
  4. KÄRBHOLZ — Karma
  5. SWEETALK — Picturesque
  6. HIGH ON FIRE — Luminiferous
  7. THE EXPLOSION — Red Tape [Single]
  8. KORPIKLAANI — Noita
  9. HO99O9 — Horrors of 1999 [EP]
  10. ANTI-FLAG — American Spring


  • ARCHER — Culling the Weak
  • HIBRIA — Hibria

Check out Street Wars, the first track off Sonick Plague’s latest album!



Rock Charts – First Week of August!

August is my favorite month. The weather is always brilliant, and, we just added a bunch of great new albums to our new releases shelf in the KZSC on-air studio. One of those albums is Another One by Mac DeMarco; in the last track, he gives you his address and invites you to come over for coffee! Check out another track from the album below.

Top 10:

  1. Tame Impala – Currents
  2. Leon Bridges – Coming Home
  3. Ducktails – St. Catherine
  4. Jaill – Brain Cream
  5. Damaged Bug – Cold Hot Plumbs
  6. Yonatan Gat – Director
  7. Jack + Eliza – Gentle Warnings
  8. Walter TV – Blessed
  9. Froth – Bleak
  10. Bully – Feels Like


  1. Mac DeMarco – Another One
  2. La Luz – Weirdo Shrine
  3. Wilco – Star Wars
  4. Zachary Cale – Duskland
  5. Seapony – A Vision



Loud Rock Charts – Last Week of July

It’s the second week of the second summer session, and some exhausted students may be regretting signing up for classes that are hurtling along at a break-neck pace. But at least our DJs are playing choice tracks that would tickle anyone’s fancy–whether they be taking classes, enjoying summer break, or otherwise!

Top Ten:

  1. DOG PARTY  –  Vol 4.
  2. HIGH ON FIRE  –  Luminiferous
  3. ANTI-FLAG  –  American Spring
  4. EDGE OF PARADISE  –  Immortal Waltz
  5. PARADISE LOST  –  The Plague Within
  6. STRUNG OUT  –  Transmission.Alpha.Delta
  7. SONICK PLAGUE  –  Sonick Plague
  8. THE EXPLOSION  –  Red Tape – Single
  9. STRINGS OF ATLAS  –  In a Better World
  10. ARCHER  –  Culling the Weak


  • HIGH ON FIRE  –  Luminiferous
  • EDGE OF PARADISE  –  Immortal Waltz

Dog Party is once again at the top of our ten, and for good reason! Take a listen to  Dead Guy, one of the tracks off their latest album.