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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

 

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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:

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The Jazz Charts: First Week of March

CHARTS:1    BRAD MEHLDAU AND MARK GUILIANA    Mehliana: Taming The Dragon    Nonesuch
2    TAKUYA KURODA    Rising Son    Blue Note
3    BEN FLOCKS    Battle Mountain    West Cliff
4    DANILO PEREZ    Panama 500    Mack Ave.
5    ALFREDO RODRIGUEZ    The Invasion Parade    Mack Avenue
6    JACQUES SCHWARZ-BART    Jazz Racine Haiti
7    KING WILLIAM JAZZ COLLECTIVE    King William Jazz Collective    Self-Released
8    GERALD CLAYTON    Life Forum    Conchord
9    ARIEL POCOCK    Touchstone    Self-Released
10    STACEY KENT    The Changing Lights    warner

ADDS:

1    KRIS BOWERS    Heroes + Misfits    Concord Jazz
2    RUDY ROYSTON    303    Greenleaf
3    NIR FELDER    Golden Age    OKeh
4    PETE MILLS    Sweet Shadow    Cellar Live
5    ARI BROWN    Groove Awakening    Delmark

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Rock Charts – Last Week of February!

Top 10:

imgres1. TOGETHER PANGEA – Badillac
2. DUM DUM GIRLS – Too True
3. HABIBI – Habibi
4. ILLUM SPHERE – Ghosts Of Then And Now
5. WARPAINT – Warpaint
6. HOSPITALITY – Trouble
7. SHARON JONES AND THE DAP-KINGS – Give The People What They Want
8. POW! – Hi-Tech Boom
9. MOZES AND THE FIRSTBORN – Mozes And The Firstborn
10. SPEEDY ORTIZ – Real Hair [EP]

 

Top 5 Adds:

imgres-11. NATURAL CHILD – Dancin’ With Wolves
2. TACOCAT – NVM
3. PHANTOGRAM – Voices
4. FALCON EDDY – Kill The Artist
5. ETERNAL SUMMERS – The Drop Beneath

 

 

 

 

Everybody’s freaking out about this new Natural Child album. I’m sure you’ll be hearing a lot of it on KZSC for the next few weeks! Here’s a track from it:

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The Jazz Charts: February 24th

Happy Monday!

We here at KZSC are absolutely overwhelmed with excitement about the new titles that have been coming in! There’s almost too much stuff to fit on a top ten chart, but we’ll do our best. Here’s what’s hot with Jazz at KZSC this week:

CHARTS:

1    TAKUYA KURODA    Rising Son    Blue Note
2    JEFF BALLARD TRIO    Time’s Tale    OKeh
3    PAT METHENY UNITY GROUP    Kin    Nonesuch
4    CATHERINE RUSSELL    Bring It Back    Jazz Village
5    ULYSSES OWENS    Onward And Upward    D-Clef
6    BOBBY WATSON    Check Cashing Day    Lafiya
7    JAMES BRANDON LEWIS    Divine Travels    OKeh
8    VINCENT HERRING    The Uptown Shuffle    Smoke Session
9    CORY WEEDS QUINTET    Let’s Go    Cellar Live
10    TIM HEGARTY    Tribute

ADDS:

1    BEN FLOCKS    Battle Mountain
2    TAKUYA KURODA    Rising Son    Blue Note
3    BRAD MEHLDAU & MARK GUILIANA    Taming the Dragon
4    SCOTT JEPPESEN    El Guapo
5    DHAFER YOUSSEF    Birds Requiem    OKeh

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Rock Charts – Third Week of February

Top 10:

1720821. HOLY WAVE – Relax
2. TOGETHER PANGEA – Badillac
3. SHARON JONES AND THE DAP-KINGS – Give The People What They Want
4. DUM DUM GIRLS – Too True
5. CHEAP TIME – Exit Smiles
6. JUAN WAUTERS – N.A.P. North American Poetry
7. DAMIEN JURADO – Brothers And Sisters Of The Eternal Son
8. HABIBI – Habibi
9. STEPHEN MALKMUS AND THE JICKS – Wig Out At Jagbags
10. SPEEDY ORTIZ – Real Hair [EP]

Top 5 Adds:

images1. NOTHING – Guilty Of Everything
2. LOST IN THE TREES – Past Life
3. MAJESTICO – When Kingdom Come
4. SOLIDS – Blame Confusion
5. CHALK AND NUMBERS – Parade [EP]

 

 

 

 

Here’s a track from the new Nothing album: