Hip-Hop Charts February 24, 2015

Top 10 Releases:

1. DOOMTREE – All Hands (Doomtree)

2. SIDEWALK CHALK – Shoulder Season (Ropeadope)

3. CHIMURENGA RENAISSANCE – Kudada Nekuva Munhu Mutema (Brick Lane)

4. SWAMP THING – Outer Limits (Urbnet)

5. FDAMUSIC – Fame (Self-Released)

6. BOBBY CAPRI – Instant Gratification (Heavy Green)

7. DEM ATLAS – DWNR (Rhymesayers)

8. GOBI – Gold On Black Ice (Oontzy)

9. ZION I – The Sun Moon And Stars [EP] (Mind Over Matter)

10. GET OPEN – Thee Week-end (Overtime)

Top 5 Adds:


2. FASHAWN – Ecology (Mass Appeal)

3. WILEY – Snakes And Ladders (Big Dada)

4. IAN KAMAU – Heading Home Remix [EP] (Forseen)

5. KUF KNOTZ – “Get Free” [Single] (Ropeadope)


sam gellaitry - short stories ep

RPM Charts – Mid-February

Top 10:

1. SAM GELLAITRY – Short Stories [EP] / Soulection
2. LES SINS – Michael / Company
3. APHEX TWIN – Computer Controlled Acoustic Instruments, Pt 2 [EP] / Warp
4. JAGA JAZZIST – ’94-’14 / Ninja Tune
5. DORIAN CONCEPT – Joined Ends / Ninja Tune
6. BAAUER – Beta / LuckyMe
7. AWE – Griffin / Triassic [Single] / Terrorhythm
8. STAGE HANDS – Stage Hands / My Idea Of Fun
9. HUDSON MOHAWKE – Chimes [EP] / Warp
10. MICHNA – Thousand Thursday / Ghostly International

Top 5 Adds:

1. HOT SUGAR – God’s Hand / Break World
2. JOSEPHINE ROBERTO – He Wants To Get It: The Remixes / Double Play
3. JOSE GONZALEZ – Vestiges And Claws / Mute
4. BEARDYMAN – Distractions / Tummy Touch
5. CORBU – Everything You Imagine Is Real [EP] / Big Picnic

Sam Gellaitry is one of the hottest new talents out there right now; have a listen to a cut from the new “Short Stories” EP out on Soulection:

Also, New York producer Hot Sugar’s new LP, God’s Hand, is out later this month on Break World Records; the beautifully spooky opening track “Trauma” is streamable below:

Swing Makes You Happy final cover

Charts & Adds 3rd week of January

Hey everyone! Here are the recent adds and top ten of our jazz playlists at KZSC! The greatest radio station in the redwoods. Oh yeah.

This album cover looks so fun. I could not resist. Go George.

1    CHARLES RUGGIERO    Boom Bang, Boom Bang!    Rondette Jazz
2    GEORGE GEE SWING ORCHESTRA    Swing Makes You Happy     Rondette Jazz

3    AKUA DIXON           Akua Dixon           Akua’s Music
4    PASCAL BOKAR    Guitar Balafonics        Savanna Jazz
5    JOSHUA BRUNEAU SEPTET    Bright Idea    Cellar Live

Top Ten:

1    BRIA SKONBERG    Into Your Own    Random Act
2    ADA ROVATTI    Disguise    Piloo
3    HELEN SUNG    Anthem For A New Day    Concord
4    MELISSA ALDANA AND CRASH TRIO    Melissa Aldana And Crash Trio    Concord
5    NICHOLAS PAYTON    Numbers    Paytone
6    AKIKO TSURUGA    Commencement    Self-Released
7    BEAT FUNKTION    Mandy’s Secret    Do
8    BORN TO WANDER    Born To Wander    BTW
9    CARMEN LUNDY    Soul To Soul    Afrasia
10    ERIC HARLAND    Vipassana    GSI Records

Here’s some live George Gee. Swing it!

conrad clifton

RPM Charts – January

Top 10:

1. BONOBO – Flashlight [EP] / Ninja Tune
2. DORIAN CONCEPT – Joined Ends / Ninja Tune
3. LES SINS – Michael / Company
4. JAGA JAZZIST – ’94-’14 / Ninja Tune
5. TEKLIFE – Next Life / Hyperdub
6. ARCA – Xen / Mute
7. THE KNIFE – Shaken Up Versions / Mute
8. C PLUS PLUS – Ceara / Apothecary Compositions
9. ALISON WONDERLAND – Calm Down [EP] / Astralwerks
10. LORD RAJA – A Constant Moth / Ghostly International

Top 5 Adds:

1. SOUNDS FROM THE GROUND – 20 Years Of The Best / Waveform
2. NIIA & THE RANGE – Breaking [EP] / Something Local
3. TOURIST – “Illuminate” [Single] / Polydor
4. RONIIA – RONiiA / Totally Gross National Product
5. PRODIGY – “Nasty” [Single]

Here are couple more tracks that may have escaped your attention. Conrad Clifton, who sent us his excellent debut LP Picture in Picture early last year, is back with a hot new EP called Post Post / Future Everything. Have a listen to cut below:

Mike Gao releases his debut LP, MIGAMO, today on Alpha Pup Records as well. Hear the funky opening track, Pivot, below:


Charts & Adds 2nd week of January

Here are the top albums for jazz so far this January! This quarter’s schedule will begin this upcoming week. We will have an AFRO-BEAT show on Thursdays 4-6 and Jazz Kitty will still be with us! This new schedule will start on the 19th, this Monday!



1 HELEN SUNG Anthem For A New Day         Concord
2 NICHOLAS PAYTON Numbers         Paytone
3 ADA ROVATTI Disguise          Piloo
4 AKIKO TSURUGA Commencement         Self-Released
5 BEAT FUNKTION Mandy’s Secret        Do
6 BRIA SKONBERG Into Your Own      Random Act
7 CARMEN LUNDY Soul To Soul      Afrasia
8 HIATUS KAIYOTE By Fire               Flying Buddha/Sony Masterworks
9 JOSE JAMES While You Were Sleeping          Blue Note
10 NIR FELDER Golden Age                  OKeh


1 IRVIN MAYFIELD’S JAZZ PLAYHOUSE A New Orleans Creole Christmas Basin Street
2 MICHAEL EATON Individuation
3 ARJUN Core Pheromone
4 CELLAR AND POINT Ambit Cueniform Records
5 MARQUIS HILL Modern Flows Vol. 1 [EP] Skiptone



New world charts-Beginning of December

The KZSC world department has got some great new Latin music! Plenty of cumbia with new music by Los Aguas Aguas at number one; as well as new electronic in both Latin and world jazz! Here’s the top 10 new tunes to listen for in world:

  1. LOS AGUAS AGUAS   –Two, Three Karate Moves   
  3. TINARIWEN   –Emmaar
  4. ANA TIJOUX   –Vengo
  5.  IREESH LAL   –Ethnotronica
  6.  SILVA   –Ocean View
  8. MARIACHI EL BRONX   –Mariachi El Bronx (III)   
  9. CECILIA NOEL   –Havana Rocks  
  10.  BARBRA STREISAND –Partners