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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

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

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

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!

New Electronic/RPM

Students are back at UCSC. You’ll hear electronic music blasting from dorm to dorm, but here’s what’s Top 10 on KZSC:

  1. JACKSON AND HIS COMPUTER BAND/Glow (Warp)
  2. MODERAT/II (Mute)
  3. CANBLASTER/Infinite [EP](Marble)
  4. JESSY LANZA/Pull My Hair Back (Hyperdub)
  5. SINJIN HAWKE/The Lights
  6. CLAUDE VANSTROKE /Urban Animal (Dirtybird)
  7. DISCLOSURE/Settle (Cherrytree-Interscope)
  8. RUSTIE/Glass Swords (Warp)
  9. DAFT PUNK/Random Access Memories (Columbia)
  10. KASTLE/Kastle

Also new & noteworthy: TODDLA T SOUND, SOUNDS FROM THE GROUND, TREE, CRYSTAL STILTS.

 

 

DEPECHE MODE DELTA MACHINE

Depeche Mode’s new CD “DELTA MACHINE”

Depeche Mode’s new CD “DELTA MACHINE” has the group back with the electro-grundge sound that harkens back to their mid ’90s material. The group now features a full-time drummer and Martin seems to play guitars most of the time.

DEPECHE MODE DELTA MACHINE

‘Welcome To My World’ opens the album with heavy beats and an ominus soundscape.

The first single release ‘Angel’ is as heavy with lots of clicks and buzzing chirps.

‘Heaven’ is the second single that features duets with lead singer Dave Gahan and lyracist Martin Gore.

‘Broken’ is a likeable mellow tune with a sinister electro beat.
“You can’t fake it, I can feel it, You were broken from the start”

‘Should Be Higher’ opens like a rush of fresh air at a slow pace with a big bass drum beat with a progressive drive.
“Your lies are more attractive then the truth”

‘Soothe My Soul’ is the third single release and perhaps my favorite and it’s danceable. A lusty song about knocking down doors and getting what ya need.
“There’s only one way to soothe my soul!”

‘Alone’ is a hypnotic track about looking back at past love and circumstance.
“I was there when you needed me most…”

On a scale of 1 to 10, lamest to greatest, I give Delta Machine a 7.
Will it be a classic? Probably not.
Would I listen to it again? Yes.

Depeche Mode play live at Shoreline on Thursday, September 28th with Crystal Castles opening.
For a great live preview performance, search for the Depeche Mode “Live On Lettermen” 2013 webcast!

-DJ Danny “On The Radio”

“Living In The ’80s”