Avan Lava - Make It Real

RPM Charts – Beginning of April

Top 10:

1. PURITY RING – Another Eternity / 4AD
2. HOT SUGAR – God’s Hand / Break World
3. TUXEDO – Tuxedo / Stones Throw
4. FUTURE BROWN – Future Brown / Warp
5. HOODBOI – Palm Reader EP / Fool’s Gold
6. GREAT DANE – Great Dane / Alpha Pup
7. KODAK TO GRAPH – ISA / Family
8. DJ PAYPAL – Buy Now EP / LuckyMe
9. BONOBO – Flashlight EP / Ninja Tune
10. LIDO & CANBLASTER – Superspeed EP / Pelican Fly

Top 5 Adds:

1. PRODIGY – The Day Is My Enemy / Warner
2. DORIAN CONCEPT – Joined Ends Remix EP / Ninja Tune
3. AVAN LAVA – Make It Real / Atlas Chair
4. ALISON WONDERLAND – Run / Astralwerks
5. CLARK – Flame Rave EP / Warp

Stream a new track from the Superspeed EP by Lido & Canblaster below, out now on Pelican Fly Records. It’s an extra-sensory experience to be sure!

Also, DJ Paypal comes through with a batch of juked-out, hyper-disco tracks guaranteed to get your feet moving with the Buy Now EP from LuckyMe Records and Mall Music. Have a listen!

Lady Day. Someone enjoyed lots of her tunes this week.

Charts & Adds – 1st week of April

Hello everyone!

Here are the charts & adds for the 1st week of April!

Top Ten:

1 COMPILATION The Great Billie Holiday     Goldies
2 BILLIE HOLIDAY Lady Day: The Best Of Billie Holiday      Columbia Jazz8768-Billie-Holiday1
3 BILLIE HOLIDAY Stormy Blues      Polydor
4 LISA PARROTT Round Tripper
5 BILLIE HOLIDAY Lady Day: The Master Takes And Singles      Columbia
6 COMPILATION The Golden Years Of Revival Jazz Vol. 10      Storyville
7 CHRISTIAN MCBRIDE Number Two Express      Verve
8 JOSE JAMES Yesterday I Had The Blues: The Music Of Billie Holiday     Blue Note
9 BEBO AND CIGALA Lagrimas Negras      RCA
10 BENNY GREEN TRIO Testifyin’! Live At The Village Vanguard     Blue Note


1 MARIO CRUZ A View From the Mind’s Eye Armored Records
3 HENRY KAISER AND RAY RUSSELL The Celestial Squid Cuneiform
4 MIKE OSBORNE Dawn Cuneiform
5 KURT RIBAK I Got One More! Rodia Records
Purity Ring - Another Eternity

RPM Charts – End of March

Top 10:

1. PURITY RING – Another Eternity / 4AD
2. HOT SUGAR – God’s Hand / Break World
3. LES SINS – Michael / Company
4. SAM GELLAITRY – Short Stories [EP] / Soulection
5. HOODBOI – Palm Reader [EP] / Fool’s Gold
6. KODAK TO GRAPH – ISA / Family
7. DAN DEACON – Gliss Riffer / Domino
8. CLARENCE CLARITY – No Now / Bella Union
9. BEARDYMAN – Distractions / Tummy Touch
10. MELTYBRAINS? – Donegal/IV / Meltylabs?

Top 5 Adds:

1. FRITZ KALKBRENNER – Ways Over Water / BMG-Suol
2. HOODBOI – Palm Reader [EP] / Fool’s Gold
3. MARIBOU STATE – “Rituals” [Single] / Counter
4. CORBU – Everything You Imagine Is Real [EP] / Big Picnic
5. WILEY – “From The Outside (Actress’ Generation 4 Constellation Mix” [Single] / Big Dada

This week we have new ones from Purity Ring and Hoodboi! Check ’em out below.


Jazz Charts & Adds: Third Week of March

Alas, winter quarter is coming to a close here at UCSC. Students eagerly toss away their notes without looking back and squish into cars like the Joads to race home. Still, there is plenty going on in the world of jazz here at the Great 88. There was the official handing over of the Jazz Director title or NPR highlighted band Moon Hooch playing at the Catalyst.  All the same, one thing that does not change is our weekly installment of charts and adds.


1    KERI JOHNSRUD    This Side of the Morning    self-released
2    STOCKTON HELBING    Patina    Armored
3    YELENA ECKEMOFF TRIO    Lions    L and H
4    JACKY TERRASSON    Take This!    Impulse
5    JOVAN ALEXANDRE    Collective Consciousness    Xippi Phonorecords


1    TIGRAN HAMASYAN     Mockroot    Nonesuch
2    JACKY TERRASSON    Take This!    Impulse
3    JOSH NELSON    Exploring Mars    Origin
4    STEVE TURRE    Spiritman    Smoke Sessions
5    ROBERTA DONNAY    Bathtub Gin    Motema
6    DIANA KRALL    Wallflower    Verve
7    MALIKA TIROLIEN    Sur La Voie Ensoleillee
8    MILES DAVIS    Miles Smiles    Columbia/Legacy
9    BRIAN BLADE AND THE FELLOWSHIP BAND    Landmarks    Blue Note
10    ESBJORN SVENSSON TRIO    Seven Days of Falling    Diesel Music


3D Illustration by Anny Wang

RPM Charts – Mid-March

Top 10:

1. GREAT DANE – Great Dane / Alpha Pup
2. HOT SUGAR – God’s Hand / Break World
3. LES SINS – Michael / Company
4. FUTURE BROWN – Future Brown / Warp
5. KODAK TO GRAPH – ISA / Family
6. MICHNA – Thousand Thursday / Ghostly International
7. TUXEDO – Tuxedo / Stones Throw
8. CLARENCE CLARITY – No Now / Bella Union
9. HOODBOI – Palm Reader [EP] / Fool’s Gold
10. BEARDYMAN – Distractions / Tummy Touch

Top 5 Adds:

1. KODAK TO GRAPH – ISA / Family
2. IS TROPICAL – Black Anything, Pt. 2: Cruise Control/Say / Axis Mundi
3. HALSEY – Room 93: The Remixes / Astalwerks
4. TUXEDO – Tuxedo / Stones Throw
5. CHLOE MARTINI – Private Joy [EP] / Roche Musique

LA producer Kodak to Graph just released his debut LP, ISAavailable for free download. Check out a single below!

And be sure to check out Hoodboi’s new EP on Fool’s Gold Records, Palm Reader. Hoodboi’s high-definition sound is sure to take club music to the next level; have a listen below.

I must also mention a new self-titled LP from Great Dane (of Team Supreme fame) out on Alpha Pup Records; hear a cut from it here. Last but not least, Tuxedo, a collaboration between Mayer Hawthorne and Jake One, recently released an OG funk record on Stone’s Throw that’s so nice and smooth on the ears; get a taste here.


Jazz Charts & Adds – 2nd week of March

Hello everyone!

I hope finals are treating you well, or not too bad. In case you were wondering, here is what we’re grooving to up here at KZSC and what we just added:

Top Ten:

1 TIGRAN HAMASYAN    Mockroot     Nonesuch
2 JAMILA FORD    The Deep End – EP    Skinny Chick
3 LAVERNE CHRISTIE TRIO    East of the Sun, West of the Moon    Quiesteni
4 WAYNE HORVITZ    At The Reception    Songlines
5 FANNY BRICE     The Original Funny Girl! – Sings the Songs She Made Famous
6 AHMED ABDUL-MALIK    Spellbound    Concord
7 AKUA DIXON    Akua Dixon    Akua’s Music
8 AMIKAELA & TRELAWNY ROSE    To Eva, With Love: A Celebration of Eva Cassidy, Live!    Patois Records
9 ANITA O’DAY    There Is Only One    Quiksilver
10 ARTURO SANDOVAL    Arturo Sandoval Collection    Concord Records


1 BRIAN PARESCHI    Brian Pareschi And The B P Express    Self-Released
2 LISA PARROTT    Round Tripper imgres
3 DAVE LIEBMAN GROUP    Samsara: Expansions     Whaling City Sound
4 STEVE TURRE    Spiritman    Smoke Sessions
5 PETER LIU    Bamboo Groove     Self-Released


We’re diggin’ your stuff Tigran.