RPM Charts – Week of July 1st

Top 10:

1. LONE – Reality Testing / R&S
2. CHROMEO – White Women / Atlantic
3. DEADMAU5 – While(1<2) / mau5trap-Astralwerks
4. TAYLOR MCFERRIN – Early Riser / Brainfeeder
5. BADBADNOTGOOD – III / Innovative Leisure
6. LIDO – I Love You [EP] / Pelican Fly
7. VARIOUS ARTISTS – Hyperdub 10.1 / Hyperdub
8. QUANTIC – Magnetica / Tru Thoughts
9. CHROME SPARKS – Goddess / Future Classic
10. MR. SCRUFF – Friendly Bacteria / Ninja Tune

Top 5 Adds:

1. DIGITALISM – “Wolves” [Single] / PIAS America-Magnetism
2. ASTRONOMIQUE – Burning Stars Fade / Self-Released
3. ENO-HYDE – High Life / Warp
4. KIMEKAI – Coral Dreams / Hush Hush
5. KELIS – Food / Ninja Tune

Lone is #1 this week, and for good reason! Listen to Aurora Northern Quarter, a dreamy piece from the album “Reality Testing” below:


Rock Charts – July 1st!

This week Thee Oh Sees jumped back to #1 and Flashlights album Bummer Summer got a top add!

Top 10:

ee1edafa8a13824e022e32efb22cdcc4d001b5c21. THEE OH SEES – Drop Castleface
2. PARQUET COURTS – Sunbathing Animal What’s Your Rupture?
3. WOODS – With Light and With Love
4. FUCKED UP – Glass Boys Matador-Arts And Crafts
5. DEATH III – Drag City
6. FRESH AND ONLYS – House Of Spirits Mexican Summer
7. R.E.M. – Unplugged: The Complete 1991 And 2001 Sessions Rhino
8. JACK WHITE – Lazaretto Third Man
9. ANTLERS – Familiars Anti
10. WHITE LUNG – Deep Fantasy Domino


Top 5 Adds:

imgres1. FLASHLIGHTS – Bummer Summer
2. HOW TO DRESS WELL – What Is This Heart?
3. BORIS – Noise
4. BEVERLY – Careers
5. TOTAL CONTROL – Typical System




The new album by Thee Oh Sees has been charting very well at KZSC since it arrived in the mail. Thee Oh Sees have always gotten a lot of love from KZSC djs, and this album is an amazing addition to their already outstanding body of work. Here’s a super cool song off of their album entitled King’s Nose:

Jazz Charts and Adds: Last Week of June

As it is apparently, all goods things must come to an end. Lucky for us at KZSC, things are just starting to heat up for the jazz and blues department thanks to some great adds and tunes. Most notable, the latest album Trios Live Nonesuch from American saxophonist Joshua Redman. And soccer fans are not the only ones looking towards Brazil (or the “South American way”) around this time. The department has been getting some wonderful bossa nova music to satisfy your cool jazz needs. Keep it cool, Santa Cruz.

Rio de Jainero

Rio de Jainero

1 AMBROSE AKINMUSIRE The Imagined Savior Is Far Easier To Paint Blue Note
2 BOBBY HUTCHERSON Enjoy The View BlueNote
3 HELEN SUNG Anthem For A New Day Concord
4 HIROMI Alive Telarc
5 JACKIE ALLEN My Favorite Color Self-Released
6 OMAR SOSA Live a FIP Ota
7 JOSE JAMES While You Were Sleeping Blue Note
8 GINGER BAKER Why? Motema
9 TRIOLOGY Triology Cellar Live
10 ALFREDO RODRIGUEZ The Invasion Parade Mack Avenue
1 JOSHUA REDMAN Trios Live Nonesuch
3 BOSSA NOVA SINOFONICO Recordando A Antonio C. Jobin
4 CHARITO Non Stop To Brazil CR
5 NATE NAJAR TRIO Aquarela Do Brasil Candid

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RPM Charts – End of June

Top 10:

1. CHROMEO – White Women / Atlantic
2. DEADMAU5 – While(1<2) / mau5trap-Astralwerks
3. LONE – Reality Testing / R&S
4. CONRAD CLIFTON – Picture In Picture / Self-Released
5. TENSNAKE – Glow / Astralwerks
6. VARIOUS ARTISTS – Hyperdub 10.1 / Hyperdub
7. HETEROTIC – Weird Drift / Planet Mu
8. QUANTIC – Magnetica / Tru Thoughts
9. BEN FROST – A U R O R A / Mute
10. TAYLOR MCFERRIN – Early Riser / Brainfeeder

Top 5 Adds:

1. DEADMAU5 – While(1<2) / mau5trap-Astralwerks
2. MARTYN – The Air Between Words / Ninja Tune
3. JIM-E STACK – “Reassuring” [Single] / Innovative Leisure
4. SPAZZKID – Promise / Magical Properties
5. BASSNECTAR – “You And Me” [Single] / Amorphous


Jazz Adds & Charts: Third Week of June

Sweat out that warm summer Santa Cruz heat with some cool jazz at the Great 88. I’m excited to have some greats come into the station from Grammy award winning vocalist Gregory Porter to rock icon Ginger Baker. I anticipate great things. As for charts, ladies still seem to be holding the top spots in the midst of some great company.  Keep cool, cats.

Lisa Hilton


2 BRENDA EARLE STOKES            Right About Now
3 BOBBY HUTCHERSON            Enjoy The View            BlueNote
4  MELISSA ALDANA AND CRASH TRIO            Melissa Aldana And Crash Trio            Concord
5  GINGER BAKER            Why?


1  HIROMI            Alive            Telar
2  LISA HILTON Kaleidoscope Ruby Slippers Productions
3  VARIOUS ARTISTS The Brazil Connection Sony Music Entertainment
4  JOSE JAMES While You Were Sleeping Capitol Records, LLC
5   BAD PLUS            The Rite Of Spring            Sony Masterworks
6  RACHEL ECKROTH Let Go Virgo Sun
7  REVOLUTIONARY SNAKE ENSEMBLE Live Snakes Accurate Records
8  JEREMY FOX & WENDY PEDERSEN With Love Self-released
9  TAKUYA KURODA Rising Son Capitol Records, LLC
10  SAM BOSHNACK QUINTET Exploding Syndrome Sam Boshnack Quintet


Rock Charts – 2nd Week of June

This week Parquet Courts moved to #1 on the KZSC charts and #2 on CMJ’s national charts and we added a new record by the Antlers and a great EP by the Front Bottoms.

Top 10:

images1. PARQUET COURTS – Sunbathing Animal
2. FUCKED UP – Glass Boys
3. THEE OH SEES – Drop
4. WOODS – With Light And With Love
6. GOLD-BEARS – Dalliance
7. PINS – Girls Like Us
8. ORWELLS – Disgraceland
9. TIJUANA PANTHERS – Wayne Interest
10. LITTLE DRAGON – Nabuma Rubberband



Top 5 Adds:

imgres1. ANTLERS – Familiars
3. WHITE LUNG – Deep Fantasy
4. GREYS – If Anything
5. FELICE BROTHERS – Favorite Waitress





While I am very excited that the Antlers released a new record, it is nowhere near as amazing as their last two. Their previous records, Hospice and Burst Apart, set a very high bar for Familiars. While there are plenty of good songs on the record it is not as consistently great of an album as fans of the Antlers have come to expect from them. Here is one of the stand out tracks, Surrender.