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Updates from the RPM Department

Greetings, KZSCers!

There’s a lot going on in the RPM department right now. We’ve been flooded with so many great releases in the past few weeks that some may have flown under your radar. Here’s a roundup of best releases has received as of late:

Tensnake – Glow: Ranging from house to disco and taking sonic queues from the likes of Disclosure and Daft Punk (even going so far as to feature Nile Rogers on a track!), Tensnake delivers 16 tracks of hip-shaking goodness for your worthy ears. I am sure it will be throughly rinsed out on KZSC’s electronic shows.

Patten – Estoile Naiant: On the more experimental, ambient side of the electronic palette, Patten has created a lush maze of sound to sink into. Using elements of drone, techno, drum and bass, and found sounds, Patten creates a deep sonic universe in which you can easily immerse yourself in.

Thomas White – Ariose EP: Built for the club, Thomas White’s Ariose EP turns up by combining trapped-out percussion and hard-hitting bass with smooth chords and range of unique samples. This is absolutely one to play loud!

I also thought I’d include one last one from up-and-coming 17-year-old producer Dolphin Tears; some classic Jersey Club:

Considered your itch for new music scratched, KZSCer’s! Until next time!

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New RPM in Mid-January

How are you doing with 2014 so far? Here’s how new releases look in electronic/RPM music at KZSC:

1 MACHINEDRUM Vapor City Ninja Tune
2 POLICY Postscript 100% Silk
3 BURIAL Rival Dealer Hyperdub
4 SPECIAL REQUEST Soul Music Houndstooth
5 DAEDELUS Drown Out Anticon
6 CASHMERE CAT “With Me” [Single]
7 IMAMI Madhouse [EP]
8 MAT ZO Damage Control Astralwerks
9 CRYSTAL METHOD The Crystal Method Tiny E
10 GESAFFELSTEIN Aleph Bromance

A “Fast 5″ to watch for:

1 CRYSTAL METHOD The Crystal Method Tiny E
2 PROSPERO Between Spinning Nothing
3 BLIND SCUBA DIVERS Blind Scuba Divers [EP] Lava
4 BURIAL Rival Dealer Hyperdub
5 VARIOUS ARTISTS Nublu Sound 2 Nublu
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RPM Charts – Mid-December

Before KZSC leaves our spot on the FM dial until January, here’s a quick look at the most popular Electronic/RPM New Releases featured mid-December on The Great 88:

1 GESAFFELSTEIN Aleph Bromance
2 MACHINEDRUM Vapor City Ninja Tune
3 IMAMI Madhouse [EP] Apothecary
4 JACKSON AND HIS COMPUTER BAND Glow Warp
5 813 Espoir Voyage [EP] Apothecary
6 CASHMERE CAT “With Me” [Single] Luckyme
7 BATHS Obsidian Anticon
8 MAT ZO Damage Control Astralwerks
9 LORD ECHO Curiosities Bastard Jazz
10 JOEL COMPASS Astronaut [EP] Black Butter

News Flash: Here are 5 new releases worthy of your ears:

1 AARON AND THE SEA Cloak And Dagger [EP] Self-Released
2 EGYPTRIXX A/B Til Infinity Night Slugs
3 JOEL COMPASS Astronaut [EP] Black Butter
4 BEN PEARCE “What I Might Do” [Single] Astralwerks
5 THOMAS BLONDET AND LEYLA CHATTI Tu Va Partir Rhythm and Culture
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Early November RPM Charts

Thanksgiving is approaching…spare any of these new RPM/Electronic Music releases from your “turkey list”. You’ll hear them live late nights on KZSC.

1 FOUR TET Beautiful Rewind
2 MACHINEDRUM Vapor City Ninja Tune
3 DECO Timescales Deceast
4 DISCLOSURE Settle Cherrytree-Interscope
5 JACKSON AND HIS COMPUTER BAND Glow Warp
6 SHIGETO No Better Time Than Now Ghostly
7 MOBY Innocents Mute
8 813 Espoir Voyage [EP] Apothecary
9 ALUNAGEORGE Body Music Vagrant
10 MODERAT II Mute

Top 5 Super-New RPM:

1 MACHINEDRUM Vapor City Ninja Tune
2 BOOKA SHADE Eve Embassy Of Music
3 LAUREL HALO Chance Of Rain Hyperdub
4 DECO Timescales Deceast
5 CFCF Outside paper bag
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Halloween Electronic Music Charts

Santa Cruz has a couple of big RPM/Electronic music shows happening on Halloween. If you want to get the feeling on your own sound system, here’s a list of Halloween end of October picks from KZSC. Our current Top 10

Rank Artist Recording Label
1 VITALIC Fade Away Remixes Different
2 EPROM Halflife
3 JESSY LANZA Pull My Hair Back Hyperdub
4 RANGE Nonfiction Donky Pitch
5 JACKSON AND HIS COMPUTER BAND Glow Warp
6 813 Espoir Voyage [EP] Apothecary
7 FOUR TET Beautiful Rewind Text
8 ALUNAGEORGE Body Music Vagrant
9 BURIAL Untrue Hyperdub
10 ZOMBY With Love 4AD

Top 5 Newest Adds:

1 KWES Ilp Warp
2 DEADCAT Transientualism
3 ALLUXE Nomad Electronic Creatives
4 BEATS ANTIQUE A Thousand Faces, Act I
5 MC ZULU Outlaw Speakerbox (Anthology) Perception 20/20
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Mid-October New RPM Sounds

Just before the Halloween parties begin, here’s a list of 5 new and spinning releases on KZSC electronic music/RPM shows:

  1. SOUNDS FROM THE GROUND / Tribes (Upstream)
  2. ONEOHTRIX POINT NEVER / R Plus Seven (Warp)
  3. MOBY / Innocents (Mute)
  4. VITALIC / Fade Away Remixes (Different)
  5. NIGHTMARES ON WAX / Feelin’ Good (Warp)

Check out the new days, times & shows featuring electronic music this fall on KZSC…and don’t forget to donate during our Pledge Drive!