October is in full swing along with our Fall schedule and we here at KZSC are eager to share our music playlist with you. Hungry for some sweet electronic tunes? Here are our Top 10 albums and tracks for October 2016:

  1. A Tribe Called Red – We Are The Halluci Nation
  2. Chet Porter – “Stay
  3. Rüfüs Du Sol – Innerbloom + Remixes
  4. Machinedrum – Human Energy
  5. Shura – Nothing’s Real
  6. StarRo – Monday
  7. Big Wild – “Invincible
  8. For Knox Five – Pressurize The Cabin (Remixed)
  9. Bear Mountain – Badu
  10. S U R V I V E – RR7349

Big Wild is a producer from Massachusetts, and his new single is perfect for fans of Odesza, Flume and Mapei:

Rüfüs Du Sol came out with album Bloom back in January. And now with a new treat, the track Innerbloom is available in many remixed variations to satisfy every electronic music fan’s taste. Here is What So Not’s remix of Innerbloom:

For those who would like some hip hop flavor in their RPM, here is A Tribe Called Red with their new album We Are The Halluci Nation:

Happy Fall!



The spookiest season of the year is here! Perfect time for some charts of the best Loud Rock albums that have come out recently or are coming out soon! Blow out your eardrums and headbang along to these tasty new jams…

  1. Neurosis – Fires Within Fires
  2. 40 Watt Sun – Wider Than The Sky
  3. Subrosa – For This We Fought The Battle Of Ages
  4. Negura Bunget – Zi
  5. Truckfighters – V
  6. Pallbearer – Fear and Fury EP
  7. Blood Incantation – Starspawn
  8. Darkthrone – Arctic Thunder
  9. Brujeria – Pocho Aztlan
  10. Beelzefuzz – The Righteous Bloom

For doom metal fans, definitely check out Neurosis’ new album, especially the first track, “Bending Light.” SUPER heavy without using riffs as a crutch. Honestly up there with some of their best releases.

For those that like their metal faster, I would definitely recommend “Chaoplasm” off of Blood Incantation’s new album Starspawn. Death metal that immaculately balances raw aggression and atmosphere.


Catch DJ Catfish along with Firey Nairi Mondays 10 – Midnight on Cries & Whispers!



Vintage Afro Beats in the House! (plus world charts)

Usually, the station’s newly added albums are fresh off the block, offering new sounds from debuting artists or evolving ones. Makes sense, right? But this week, we received a special treat: Vintage hits from Fela Kuti’s golden era. And sure enough, they’ve rocketed to the top.

For those of you who aren’t yet familiar with the guy, Fela was a Nigerian bandleader and a–rather, THE–pioneer of Afro-Beat music. It’s rhythmic, it’s funky, it’s politically charged. It’s the crux of a ginormous culture throughout Nigeria and beyond. And we’re STOKED to see its revival, in all of its grungy, unmastered glory.

The release is a collection of previously unreleased songs (live AND studio-recorded to boot) with his group at the time, Koola Lobitos. Here’s a good example of what’s offered:

And now, the list you’ve all been waiting for:

Fela Ransome Kuti and his Koola Lobitos ~ Highlife-Jazz and Afro-Soul (1963-1969)

Andrea Beaton ~ Little Black Book

Bombino ~ Azel

Eva Salina ~ Lema Lema

Idan Raichel ~ At The Edge Of The Beginning

Julia Vorontsova ~ Over

Noctambule ~ The Waking

Rokia Traore ~ Ne So

Zmei3 ~ Rough Romanian Soul

Baaba Maal ~ The Traveler




New World Charts!!!!

Spring is here, summer is slowly (but surely) coming, and KZSC is airing exciting new tunes for YOU to get back into the school groove. Here are the top ten tracks currently in World at KZSC.

1 Sainkho Namtchylak-Like A Bird Or Spirit, Not A Face
2 Bombino-Azel
3 Rokia Traore-Ne So
4 Alredo Rodriguez-Tocororo
5 Choroloco-Choroloco
6 Cristian Perez-Anima Mundi
7 Songs of Blind Willie Johnson: God Don’t Ever Change
8 Fahir Atakoglu-Live At Umbria Jazz
9 Atlas Maior-Keyif
10 Eva Salina-Lema Lema

Bombino, climbing up the charts to #2, just released an incredible new album called “Azel” on April 1st. The lead singer, Omara Bombino Moctar, sings with passion about love in one of my favorite tracks, titled “Inar”, which means something along the lines of “If you know my love for you”. His guitar melodies are hypnotic, while the back-up percussions and synthesized beats add upbeat rhythms to the poetic track, and gives a more positive spin on the somewhat melancholy song about “a stolen heart and a painful love”.

To add the excitement, Bombino will be playing at the Kuumbwa Jazz Center on April 24th. Check out his track here, “Inar”.


Jazz & Blues Charts

After a hiatus, Jazz & Blues blogs are back. Here are the top 10 spins from the past week:

  1. TIFFANY AUSTIN – Nothing But Soul
  2. DEE DEE BRIDGEWATER – Dee Dee’s Feathers
  3. KENNY COX – Detroit Jazz City
  4. SARAH QUINTANA – Miss River
  5. KIM NALLEY – She Put A Spell On Me
  6. SISTA MONICA PARKER – Love, Soul & Spirit Vol 1
  7. TANIA MARIA –  Olha Quem Chega
  8. AHMAD JAMAL – Genetic Walk
  9. ANNETTE PEACOCK – I’m The One
  10. BETTY CARTER – The Audience With Betty Carter

A recommended artist to check out is Ibrahim Maalouf and his newest release Kalthoum. You can check out some of the tracks off the album below.



New World Charts!

As we are approaching Week 9 in the quarter, we could all use some new, upbeat, and expressive music to get us through our studies. Boogarins, a psychadellic rock band that formed in Brazil, just released their new album “Manual ou Guia Livre de Dissolução dos Sonhos”, but I call it “Manual” for short.

Their track “6000 Dias” features Dinho Almeida as lead singer, and Benke Ferraz as the solo guitarist. Ferraz’s outstanding guitar instrumentation, along with Almeida’s tranquil vocals, creates an upbeat but soothing new sound.

Check it out!

And……New World Charts!

  1. Ibrahim Maalouf-Kalthoum
  2. Elsa Y Elmar-Rey
  3. Eva Salina-Lema Lema
  4. Trombone Shorty-Backatown
  5. Patrick Landeza-Nahe’olu
  6. Los Crema Paraiso-De Pelicula
  7. Galactic-Into The Deep
  8. Grupo Fantasma-Problemas
  9. Mariachi Flor De Toloache-Mariachi Flor De Toloache
  10. Debashish Bhattacharya-Beyond the Ragasphere