Ari Solus Releases New Single ‘KZSC’

The mysterious and talented Ari Solus has been making rounds this year on his Somewhere to Hide label. His song klonopin was featured as one of Fonzie’s Don’t Sleep On ‘Em Recommendations earlier this year.

Ari is reaching out showing his appreciation for KZSC‘s support on his latest release. The chorus sings, “meet me up at porter//i know u wanna get away yeah//19, i know u ride the 19//u sittin’ right by me, but you wont even look at me,” and it really makes you feel what he is describing. You can read the lyrics of the song on the Somewhere to Hide website.

UC Santa Cruz student Mikey Solomon described his experience listening to the new song, “He captures a lot of moments and experiences here in a really penetrating/melancholic way that’s just beautiful.” Ari Solus really created something special here with the feeling and emotion of the music in conjunction with the lyrics. You can download all of Ari’s releases on his bandcamp.

 

Waterman: The Life and Times of Duke Kahanamoku

Duke and the Author

Join the usual Wiki Wiki Wednesday Wonderland as we welcome author David Davis, promoting his new book about one of Wiki Wiki’s favorite subjects; the globetrotting, record making and breaking Duke Kahanamoku.

Duke Kahanamoku defined the idea of “Waterman” ~ in and out of the sea, the surf, from the Ocean to Olympic pools, this book will drop you in on the history of this Hawaiian Son.

Join us, as ever, you are welcome at all times, but  an Especially Satisfying start to your Wiki Wiki Wednesday, from 6:00 – 9:00 am, Wiki Wiki brings it quickly; the new music of the Hawaiian and Pacific Islands, the old classics. Come on by and find your new favored tune AND hear David Davis speak on his process, the writing about this, our beloved Duke Kahanamoku.

David Davis & local surf historian Kim Stoner will speak at Bookshop Santa Cruz Thursday evening at 7:00 ~ aloha no a me a hui hou! “Greetings, until we see one another again!”

 

New World Charts- start of September

When will the weather cool!? Here I remain with a craving for sweet, cold ice cream at the beach and the shops are prepping for spooky nights yet to come. What a mismatch! Well, in the meantime, you can enjoy the coolness of these new top picks in world music! Zooming into our top spot in Bomba Estereo with their mix of traditional Colombian song, with a whole lot of electronic dance. Next up is more shaking grooves with Chico Trujillo with what they call “Chilenocumbia”!

1 BOMBA ESTEREO Amanecer
2 CHICO TRUJILLO Reina De Todas Las Fiestas
3 NATALIA LAFOURCADE Hasta La Raiz
4 LILA DOWNS Balas Y Chocolate
5 FORRO ZINHO Forro In The Dark Plays Zorn
6 SHTETL SUPERSTARS A Day In The Life
7 DAYME AROCENA Nueva Era
8 LOS CREMA PARAISO De Pelicula
9 MIGGUEL ANGGELO La Casa Azul
10 TOURE-RAICHEL COLLECTIVE The Paris Sessions

New adds include some great funk from Ethiopia with Qwanqwa!

1 QWANQWA Volume Two
2 BALLAKE SISSOKO AND VINCENT SEGAL Musique De Nuit
3 WOUTER KELLERMAN Love Language
4 TIGGER BENFORD AND PARTY Vessel Of Gratitude

Loud Rock Charts — Third Week of August

Top Ten:

  1. AHAB — The Boats of the Glen Carrig
  2. REANIMATOR — Horns Up
  3. WORRIERS — Imaginary Life
  4. KINGS DESTROY — Kings Destroy
  5. ACRASSICAUDA — Gilgamesh
  6. DOG PARTY — Vol. 4
  7. DELETIST — 3rd Class Cover Songs
  8. CEREBELLION — Regeneration
  9. PRONG — Songs from the Black Hole
  10. CHEMICAL BURN — Raining Anvils

Top Add:

  • GAYTHEIST + RABBITS  —  GAY*BITS

Loud Rock Charts – Second Week of September

If today’s weather was any indication, the summer sun is receding in favor of autumn fog and drizzle. Though the weather may be (hopefully?) getting cooler, the tracks our DJs are spinning are still hot as ever!

Top Ten:

  1. AHAB — The Boats of the Glen Carrig
  2. REANIMATOR — Horns Up
  3. WORRIERS — Imaginary Life
  4. KINGS DESTROY — Kings Destroy
  5. ACRASSICAUDA — Gilgamesh
  6. DOG PARTY — Vol. 4
  7. DELETIST — 3rd Class Cover Songs
  8. CEREBELLION — Regeneration
  9. PRONG — Songs from the Black Hole
  10. CHEMICAL BURN — Raining Anvils

Check out Like Red Foam (The Great Storm) off of Ahab’s latest album, The Boats of Glen Carrig:

 

September 2nd, 1838, Birthday of Lili’uokalani

 

On Wiki Wiki Wednesday, a musical tribute to the music and songs of Hawai’i and the Pacific Islands, we celebrate the birth of Queen Lili’uokalani.  She was born September 2nd, 1838 and reigned as Queen in her own right, in the Kingdom of Hawai’i, in the middle of the sea.  Lili’uokalani ascended to the throne January 29th, 1891, after the death of her brother, King David Kalakaua, known as the Merrie Monarch, for his revival of the hula, surfing and other Hawaiian arts.  The royal brothers and sisters were known as the “Royal Fours” for their musical talents.  Queen Lili’uokalani was an accomplished author, composer and musician.

She authored “Hawai’i’s Story By Hawai’i’s Queen”

After the illegal overthrow of the Hawaiian kingdom, The Queen was imprisoned in her own ‘Iolani Palace. While under house arrest, she took solace in composing and transcribing music, including the Hawaiian creation epic, the Kumulipo.  She believed in peaceful resistance and wanted to avoid bloodshed.  These events still ring through the islands today.  Following the Queen’s release, the Hawaiian Republic gave her a full pardon and restored her civil rights. She lived at her palatial residence in Honolulu until her death in 1917.

She composed “Aloha ‘Oe,” or “Farewell to Thee,” a popular lover’s goodbye, which later became imbued with mourning for the loss of her country.  The huge events of the political realm reverberate today throughout the Hawaiian islands and within the Hawaiian nation in diaspora.  We keep the Queen and Hawaiian Kingdom in heart, in part through the music.