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RPM Charts – Early June

Top 10:
1. SHAMIR – Ratchet / XL
2. NOSAJ THING – Fated / Innovative Leisure
3. LAPALUX – Lustmore / Brainfeeder
4. HOLLY HERNDON – Platform / 4AD
5. CORDUROI – Oceanarium / Raw Paw
6. HOT SUGAR – God’s Hand / Break World
7. MADEON – Adventure / Columbia
8. HOWLING – Sacred Ground / Counter
9. RONE – Creatures / Infine
10. JAGA JAZZIST – Starfire / Ninja Tune

Top 5 Adds:
1. 813 – Body Race [EP] / Mad Decent – Hyperboloid
2. ETERNAL SUMMERS – Gold And Stone / Kanine
3. NOZINJA – Nozinja Lodge / Warp
4. APOLLO COBRA – The Last / Rocketsnake
5. NAVA LUVU – Transport / Apothecary Compositions

813’s Body Race EP sure is a sugar overload! Hear a cut from it below:

And here’s the single “On The Regular” from Shamir’s album, Ratchet. Explicit lyrics but a great song nonetheless!

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Jazz Charts & Adds – Early May

We’ve got some older stuff and some very recent stuff topping our recent charts. Tigran is back, and so is Mary Lou Williams apparently! Kamasi Washington’s excellent album is up there, too, thankfully. Have a great week and if you still have midterms, good luck!
 
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Kamasi Washington’s latest album, The Epic, is excellent, cosmic, and thrilling.

Top Ten:
1 TIGRAN HAMASYAN Mockroot Nonesuch
2 MARY LOU WILLIAMS Zoning                    

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Mary Lou Williams with her new toy.

3 KAMASI WASHINGTON The Epic, Vol.1: The Plan
4 MARY LOU WILLIAMS Mary Lou’s Mass Smithsonian Folkways
5 ANNIE LENNOX Nostalgia Blue Note
6 MARY LOU WILLIAMS Free Spirits INNER CITY
7 MARY LOU WILLIAMS From The Heart Chiaroscuro
8 29TH STREET SWINGTET Bootsy’s Marmite Swing Special
9 ALYSSA ALLGOOD Lady Bird
10 AMBROSE AKINMUSIRE When The Heart Emerges Glistening Blue Note
​Adds:
1 EUGENIE JONES Come Out Swingin’ Open Mic
2 HELEN TZATZIMAKIS Soulfully Cobalt
3 KEITH JARRETT Creation ECM
4 CHRISTIAN FINGER Ananda Strikezone
5 AARON DIEHL Space, Time, Continuum Mack Avenue​
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Jazz Charts & Adds – End of April

Jazz is funky and sweet and thriving here at KZSC! Jeff Richman’s latest album,​ an awesome, sometimes dissonant exploration into stadium-rock influenced jazz, with funky, grooving bass lines, stands out as one that does not feature heavy Hammond organ. French guitarist Michael Valeanu and Frankye Kelly give flavors of the past with so much Hammond organ Jimmy Smith would be proud.
Top Ten:​
1 BRIAN BLADE FELLOWSHIP   Season of Changes    Verve
2ANAT COHEN    Claroscuro    Anzic
3 BORN TO WANDER    Born To Wander     BTW
4 JOHN ZORN   The Song Project (Live)    Tzadik
5 LE BOUEF BROTHERS A House Without A Door     LBM
6 TAKUYA KURODA   Rising Son     Blue Note
7 ADA ROVATTI   Disguise     Piloo
8 ART BLAKEY & THE JAZZ MESSENGERS   Thermo
9 AKUA DIXON    Akua Dixon    Akua’s Music
10BENNY GOODMAN   Benny Goodman: 1938 Carnegie Hall Jazz Concert  Hallmark
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Adds:
1 MICHAEL VALEANU    Hard To Cook   Self-Released
2 FRANKYE KELLY    Swingin’ Blue
3 DAWAN MUHAMMAD   Consider The Source Lifeforce Jazz
4 AIMEE ALLEN    Matter Of Time    Azuline
5  JEFF RICHMAN   Hotwire   Nefer
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RPM Charts – Beginning of May

Top 10:

1. LAPALUX – Lustmore / Brainfeeder
2. SHLOHMO – Dark Red True / Panther Sounds/WeDidIt
3. KODAK TO GRAPH – ISA / Family
4. HOT SUGAR – God’s Hand / Break World
5. MURA MASA – Someday Somewhere / Anchor Point
6. GARDEN CITY MOVEMENT – Modern West / BLDG5
7. ALISON WONDERLAND – Run / Astralwerks
8. HUMANS – Noontide / Hybridity
9. PRODIGY – The Day Is My Enemy / Warner
10. FORT ROMEAU – Insides / Ghostly

Top 5 Adds:

1. DISCLOSURE – “Bang That” [Single] / PMR
2. NOSAJ THING – Fated / Innovative Leisure
3. ROISIN MURPHY – “Exploitation” [Single] / Play It Again Sam
4. ALTERED TAPES – Savant Garde [EP] / Self-Released
5. ROOTS MANUVA – “Facety 2:12″ [Single] / Big Dada

Disclosure is back! Their debut LP, Settle, made quite a splash in 2013, with the release of a new single, “Bang That,” it looks as though they are moving steadily towards a second album. Check it out below!

 

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RPM Charts – End of April

Top 10:

1. LAPALUX – Lustmore / Brainfeeder
2. SHLOHMO – Dark Red / True Panther Sounds / WeDidIt
3. DORIAN CONCEPT – Joined Ends Remix [EP] / Ninja Tune
4. HOT SUGAR – God’s Hand / Break World
5. KODAK TO GRAPH – ISA / Family
6. GARDEN CITY MOVEMENT – Modern West / BLDG5
7. VESSELS – Dilate / Bias
8. SQUAREPUSHER – Damogen Furies / Warp
9. TUXEDO – Tuxedo / Stones Throw
10. CUUSHE – Night Lines [EP] / Cascine

Top 5 Adds:

1. MG – MG / Mute
2. GEORGE FITZGERALD – Fading Love / Domino
3. MURA MASA – Someday Somewhere – EP / Anchor Point
4. BOB MOSES – All In All / Domino
5. BRAIDS – Deep In The Iris / Arbutus

Have a listen to the first track of Mura Masa’s new EP below, as well as track from Falcon de Chasse, a producer and student here at UCSC (he was interviewed recently on our show DJs South of the Bay)!

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New World Charts-mid April

Will April showers bring us May flowers? Well in the meantime lets check out this shower of new world music here at KZSC!

In out top 10 this week we have Salt Petal’s Sea Monster. This tropicál group from L.A graced our station a few weeks ago as they stopped in Santa Cruz on their tour. Painted caves have also come out with their debut album (check out the review of the album by David Anton Savage on our website). We also have new music by Taraf de Haïdouks who are celebrating 25 years with Romanian ballads and dance tunes!

1    SALT PETAL    Sea Monster
2    PAINTED CAVES    Painted Caves
3    SHTETL SUPERSTARS    A Day In The Life
4    TARAF DE HAIDOUKS    Of Lovers, Gamblers And Parachute Skirts
5    WAYNE WALLACE LATIN JAZZ QUINTET    Latin Jazz-Jazz Latin
6    DOM LA NENA    Soyo
7    VERY BEST    Makes A King
8    NIYAZ    The Fourth Light
9    ALEX CUBA    Healer
10    OPA    Russian Festive

KZSC adds this week feature Québecois folk group Têtu, who’ll be at Don Quixote’s next Tuesday, April 28th and also New Kingston, who comes to The Catalyst May 28th.

1    LE VENT DU NORD    Tetu    Borealis
2   ALTAN    The Widening Gyre    Compass
3  NEW KINGSTON    Kingston University