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Doe Eye May 28th

Doe Eye is the project of Maryam Qudus, a San Francisco based multi-instrumentalist. She just recently put out her debut album T E L E V I S I O N which was produced by John Vanderslice. It's got a…

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End of May, New RPM

America takes a 3-day holiday. If you're planning on spending some time listening to new electronic dance/RPM music, we recommend the following. For maximum results, try two a day: TEEBS - Estar / Brainfeeder  CHROME SPARKS - Goddess / Future…

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La Misa Negra & Stellamara May 23rd

Spring is the season for shaking it. If you're looking for fantastic world music to get everybody's on the dance floor, may we suggest internationally acclaimed electro-acoustic artist Stellamara? In collaboration with Colleena Shakti, Stellamara will showcase Odissi, Indian classical and contemporary dance, along…

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Memorial Day Memorable Rock

Heading into a 3-day weekend and the official start of tourist season in Santa Cruz, here's what's hot in new rock on KZSC: 1. EX-CULT - Midnight Passenger 2. BADI ASSAD - Between Love And Luck 3. CAETANO VELOSO -…

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New World Music

On the way to Memorial Day weekend, our world music "repeat plays" go to electronic group Thievery Corporation with their fantastic twist on classic bossa nova, Tuareg musicians Tinariwen's newest album and the latest psychedelic tropicália from Caetano Veloso. Here's the…

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College Radio Madness Ends…

Our congratulations to Georgia State University for winning this year's SoundTap, College Radio Madness contest. The Great 88 represented all things West Coast very well by surpassing over 60 other stations in the U.S. and finished in second place overall. Silver this…

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New RPM Music For April’s End

The spinning doesn't stop in April...here's a hot list of new electronic dance music playing on KZSC: 1. CONRAD CLIFTON - Picture In Picture / Self-Released 2. TENSNAKE - Glow / Astralwerks 3. PANTHER GOD - Golden Changes / Outside…

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Tycho March 19th

Scott Hansen, also known as synth ambient electronic music producer Tycho, has just released his second LP.  Once strictly a solo project, Tycho has now evolved into a three-piece band providing plenty of energy and euphoria at their live shows.…

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Programmer of the Month: Luisa Cardoza

In January 2004, Luisa Cardoza (aka DJ LC) started spinning music on The Great 88. It all started when she enrolled in our broadcast class while working at the UCSC Ticket Office.  Luisa loved our Friday afternoon "Not So Distant Relatives"…

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Upcoming Hip-Hop To Cop

  Freddie Gibbs & Madlib - Piñata (Madlib Invazion) Gary, Indiana rapper Freddie Gibbs is set to release his fourth collaborative project on March 18 with critically acclaimed producer Madlib, known primarily for his work with MF DOOM (Madvillainy) and…

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Newest World Music

The Ides of March turned out to be a bummer for Caesar, however it also marked the beginning of the new year for the Romans. It's a new season of world music releases at KZSC including station favorites from the experimental fusion…

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Extra Large March 15th

"Extra large what?" Well, this isn't a "what", it's a "who". Local favorites Extra Large have been called "uniquely Santa Cruz” by serving up their supersized sound of reggae, Latin, hip-hop, funk, and rock for years. Voted "Best Band" for…

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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…

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The Abigails, Cool Ghouls & Froth Jan. 25th

All you garage fans will finally have something to Dwyer-yip about in the New Year. The Crepe Place is playing host to not one, not two, but three killer bands. Orange County western lo-fi outfit The Abigails top the bill…

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Hula & A Movie Jan.19th

Santa Cruz's own Ladies of Mehana hula halau are hosting a Santa Cruz movie premiere by writer/director Keo Woolford, shot on location in Hawai'i.  "The Haumana" (The Student) is an indie charmer, the story of Jonny Kealoha, who is working a…

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Goodbye Kevin Spitzer

The old adage "time flies when your having fun" certainly applies to Kevin Spitzer.  He first joined KZSC 14 years ago; long-time listeners will recall programs he's hosted in the past such as "Celtic Undercurrents", "Freedom Flight", "Turtle Island" and…

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