7/14/19 New Noize 92.9 KJEE Santa Barbara's Modern Rock

1. Beyonce "Spirit" (OST Lion King) walt disney
2. TARIQ "Walking Dead"
3. A Tribe Called Red (Ft. Black Bear) "The OG"
4. The Drew Thomson Foundation "A Little More Time" dine alone
5. Boy Pablo (ft. Jimi Somewhere) "Never Cared" utra
6. Lower Dens "I Drive" ribbon music
7. Sampa The Great "Final Form" ninja tune
8. Hollerado "Straight To Hell" royal mountain
9. Dizzy "Heavy"
10. Violent Femmes "I'm Nothing" pias
11. KOKOKO! "Buka Dansa" transgressive
12. Cones "Moonstone" dangerbird
13. Boca 45(feat. Louis Baker) "Soul On Top" mass appeal
14. Velvet Negroni "WINE GREEN" 4ad
15. Villagers "Summers Song" domino

-Hour 2 -

16. Khruangbin "Sisters & Brothers" dead oceans
17. Tycho "For How Long" mom+pop
18. Ceremony "Turn Away the Bad Thing" relapse
19. Kyle Craft "Broken Mirror Pose" sub pop
20. METZ "Lump Sums" sub pop
21. Chastity Belt "Ann's Jam" hardly art
22. Dude York "Should've" hardly art
23. Blossoms "Your Girlfriend"
24. SOAK "Modern Girl" (covering Sleater-Kinney)
25. Gruff Rhys "Bae Bae Bae"
26. Bat For Lashes "Kids In The Dark" awal
27. KAZU "Salty" adult baby
28. Chelsea Wolfe "The Mother Road" sargent house
29. Thom Yorke "Impossible Knots" xl

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Not On Spotify:
24. SOAK "Modern Girl" (covering Sleater-Kinney)

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Summer is hear in full force and to celebrate I deiced to eat glow in the dark ramen this past weekend down in LA. It was a wonderful experience in a fantastically hidden place high atop the Hollywood Hills. The views from this restaurant was ridiculous. My panoramic iphone pictures do not do it justice (plus it was a bit smoggy/foggy outside). The pop-up was situated in the parking lot of this extremely busy restaurant. You descend through a series of back door corridors and wind up in this basement like space full of looking Shintaro Kago inspired artwork. I felt like I was in a a Flying Lotus cover art for "You're Dead"

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After our hostess gave our small party of strangers a rundown of the Yokai folklore behind this whole dining experience which set the mood we were escorted to eat. My noodles were a neon orange. My egg was this blueish yellow tint and my goodness the drink was this yellow electric mountain dew color. I'm not one for "dining experiences" as I think they are pretty pretentious but I may have to reevaluate my stance. It was great and I highly recommend it: http://www.dashboard.us/glowinthedark-ramen-shop

I made it back on Sunday and did my New Noize set. This week was a true mix up of all things coming out plus some deep dives on records that just came out. The new Tycho record, Weather, is amazing and if your a fan very different with the addition of Saint Sinner singing vocals on at least 5 tracks. Khruangbin new album, Hasta El Ceilo, is finally out. Now some may say that this record is just the DUB version of Con Todo El Mundo and those people would be 100% correct as that is how the band literally has the record listed on all major streaming platforms. If you like Khruangbin and Dub music then you will love Hasta El Ceilo.

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See you next Sunday.

7/7/19 New Noize 92.9 KJEE Santa Barbara's Modern Rock

1. Bat For Lashes "Kids In The Dark" awal
2. Thom Yorke "Twist" xl
3. Matias Aguayo "Pikin" cómeme
4. KAZU "Salty" adult baby
5. Hot Chip "Hungry Child" domino
6. Bonobo "Linked" ninja tune
7. Alessandro Cortini "AMORE AMORO"
8. !!! "Serbia Drums" warp
9. DaDa NaDa "I Am Orlando! (Je Suis Paris)" House of Virus
10. Snow Patrol "Time Won't Go Slowly" polydor limited
11. K.Flay "Sister" interscope
12. the S.L.P. "Nobody Else" sony
13. the Struts "Dancing In The Street" interscope

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14. Chelsea Wolfe "The Mother Road" sargent house
15. Belle and Sebastian "Sister Buddha" matador
16. Violent Femmes "Another Chorus" pias
17. Girl Band "Shoulderblades" rough trade
18. Jonah Yano(feat. BADBADNOTGOOD)"nervous" innovative leisure
19. METZ "Dirty Shirt" sub pop
20. the Black Keys "Get Yourself Together" nonesuch
21. Crumb "M.R."
22. the Gotobeds "Slang Words" sub pop
23. Lil Nas X "Panini" columbia
24. LIFE "Hollow Thing" pias
25. Surf Curse "Disco" danger collective
26. Total Heat "On the FM"
27. Mattie Safer "All My Life"
28. Ty Segall "Radio"

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Not On Spotify:
Alessandro Cortini "AMORE AMORO"
DaDa NaDa "I Am Orlando! (Je Suis Paris)" House of Virus
METZ "Dirty Shirt" sub pop
Total Heat "On the FM"

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And I'm back after a 2 weekend hiatus. I spent my time in the tri-state enjoying new members of my crew (my friends had babies) ate my weight in pizza and got eaten up by mosquitoes at a Connecticut wedding.

On to New Noize and it was a glorious return. I packed 3 weeks of new music into this 2 hours session and it was not easy at all. Every track is a banger this time out. The biggest surprise for me was the new Jonah Yano EP. I have never heard of Jonah but I dig it. Thom Yorke’s new record "ANIMA" is ultra good as well.

Bat For Lashes "Kids In The Dark" & KAZU "Salty" are 2 singles that are burning through my day to day and I cant wait to hear what their records entail. I am especially anticipating KAZU new record as I am a HUGH Blonde Redhead fan.

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Lastly I will be in LA this weekend to eat glow in the dark ramen and watch Roni Size.

Oh and I should have mentioned this at the TOP but WAY TO GO US WOMEN’S SOCCER TEAM. USA USA USA! 4 star what?!?!?!?!!!

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6/16/19 New Noize 92.9 KJEE Santa Barbara's Modern Rock

1. WHY? "Stained Glass Slipper"
2. Pixx "Bitch" the 4ad
3. Death "Bells "Around The Bend"
4. Denzel Curry "AUTOMATIC" loma vista
5. Liam Gallagher "Shockwave
6. Ali Barter "Ur A POS" girly bits
7. Hiss Golden Messenger "I Need a Teacher" merge
8. Julien Baker "Red Door"
9. Purple Mountains "All My Happiness Is Gone"
10. Sleater-Kinney "Hurry On Home" mom+pop
11. Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes "Crowbar"
12. Hate "Sovereign Sanctity" metal blade
13. If Climbing "The Good Parts" bushwick
14. Alexandra Savior "Crying All The Time" 30th century
15. Jordan Rakei "Mind’s Eye" ninja tune

-Hour 2-

16. CHON "Petal" sumerian
17. METZ "Dry Up" sub pop
18. the Jins "Death Wish" 604
19. Plaid "Maru" warp
20. Kyle Craft" Broken Mirror Pose" sub pop
21. Crumb "Fall Down"
22. the Waterboys "Where The Action Is"
23. Bon Iver "Hey, Ma" jagjaguar
24. Pinky Pinky "Do Me Dirty (Charlie)" innovative leisure
25. Earth "Descending Belladonna" sargent house
26. Flying Lotus Andromeda" bwarp
27. Bill Callahan "747" drag city
28. Japanese Breakfast "Head Over Heels" dead oceans
29. Generationals "Breaking Your Silence" polyvinyl
30. Pip Blom "Say It" heavenly

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Crumb's new record is my new obsession. Its fantastic and its short so no excuses on why you shouldn't check out this record or anything on the New Noize playlist

PROGRAMMING NOTE, no New Noize for the next 2 Sundays as I will be in the tri-state area.

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NYC friends! I will be in NYC Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. I will be going to the Yankees' game on Monday but other than that my schedule is wide open, so reach out if you want to hang with your boy.

6/9/19 New Noize 92.9 KJEE Santa Barbara's Modern Rock

1. minihorse "Summer Itch" park the van
2. Bon Iver "U (Man Like)" jagjaguwar
3. Babe Rainbow "Something New" 30th century
4. Japanese Breakfast "Head Over Heels" w
5. Ra Ra Riot "Flowers"
6. Sampa The Great "Final Form" ninja tune
7. The Minus Scale "Back to Your House"
8. Redd Kross "Beyond the Door" merge
9. Lost Under Heaven "Teen Violence" mute
10. Jay Som "Superbike" polyvinyl
11. Pete Yorn "Calm Down" shelly
12. Pixies "On Graveyard Hill" BMG
13. Temples "Hot Motion" ato
14. Denzel Curry (feat. Rick Ross) "BIRDZ" loma vista
15. Lady Moon & The Eclipse "Global Warning" glass x

-Hour 2-

16. Ty Segall "Taste"
17. Kishi Bashi "F Delano" joyful noise
18. Crystal Cities "Under The Cold Light Of The Moon"
19. WIVES "The 20 Teens" city slang
20. Sleater-Kinney "Hurry On Home" mom+pop
21. Girl Band "Shoulderblades" rough trade
22. Shannon Lay "Nowhere"
23. TTY "Buttercream"
24. Freddie Gibbs & Madlib "Crime Pays"
25. Sufjan Stevens "Love Yourself" asthmatic kitty
26. Earth "Cats on the Briar" sargent house
27. Flying Lotus (feat Shabazz Palaces) "Actually Virtual" warp
28. Silversun Pickups "Don't Know Yet" new machine30
29. Yoke Lore "Chin Up" yellohouse
30. Vanessa Silberman "Love" a diamond heart production

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https://play.spotify.com/user/haaris_ahmed/playlist/2Q6QQ6UsXh91SRTOg3yT9G

Not On Spotify:
The Minus Scale "Back to Your House"
Vanessa Silberman "Love"

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People may be freaking out about the NBA finals but not this guy, partly because I'm a Knicks fan and loathe basketball because of that fact.

What did occur this past weekend was e3 minus the mega-giant Playstation showing up. I figured e3 was gonna be weak, I WAS WRONG.

So right off the bat, Square-Enix stole the show. I had Nintendo making the biggest "splash" and I will get to that here but 1st let's talk about motherfucking Final Fantasy VII Remake.

So Square came out swinging the buster sword everyone wanted to see, Final Fantasy Remake. We got to see gameplay, how the gameplay works and an extended cut scene with gameplay mixed in. Before I start diving deep on gameplay lets talk about how big this game is. 2 BLU RAYS LONG. Producer Yoshinori Kitase did say that the story of midgard is so deep it takes an entire disc to cover...For reals? I mean that's great as during the press conference Square stated that they will be diving deeper into character background. Square Enix also has been pretty forward that the game is going to be released in parts where people interpreted as this being episodic and it looks like that is not the case. Instead, it's going to be 2 discs long.

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Let us get into the gameplay which was a major turn off for me specifically as I like pure turn-based RPGs. Personally, I like turn-based combat as it lets me play as everyone and I feel it is way more strategic. Prior to e3 Square said this will not be turn-based like the original which made me very sad. Then after their keynote Square revealed the combat will have 2 options. The 1st is as close to turn-based combat as this game will get and I'm actually looking forward to it. At a certain point during an encounter, time will "slow down" (think Neo in the Matrix with full-on camera rotation). During this "slow down" mode the player can pick from a list of actions which include a special move, using an item, or casting a spell. The 2nd option is to use a command based system, so kudos Square for giving us these options. During this reveal, we got to see in-game combat and how Cloud works with Barret. It was ultra cool to see how easy it was to maneuver from Cloud to Barret for strategic, long-ranged attacks.

Oh and the last thing on Final Fantasy VII Remake, they showed Arith and Tifa gameplay. Tifa looks great by the way and the crowd went wild when she burst onto the scene. This game will be out on 3.3.2020

Square finished the conference with the Avengers game they are dropping, which looks great with dark undertones.

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Bethesda always comes with heat and with their ravenous fans base, they mostly delivered. The one highlight for me was watching DOOM Eternal. I didn't think FPS could get any faster that DOOM and holy Cacodemon it just did. Whoever they got to quarterback that video of gameplay deserves a day off. You know a game is "fast" when you are just observing and can't follow the game. I also am really looking for to playing their new multiplayer mode where its 1 vs 2. The 2 person team will pick from 2 monsters in the game and hunt down the "demon slayer".

Microsoft had but 1 interesting thing, Ghostwire and it looks amazing (and hopefully coming to the PlayStation)

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CYBERPUNK 2077 IS COMING NEXT YEAR AND HAS KEANU REEVES

Nintendo time! If it wasn't for Squares insane press conference Nintendo would have won. They dropped 2 new SMASH players, Dragon Quest with Banjo & Kazooie and I could care less. I just want Goku in the damn game Nintendo, so do it already.

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Nintendo confirmed release dates on Fire Emblem (7/26) Astral Chain (8.30) Daemon Machina (9/13) and the most important game for them in 2019 Links Awakening (9.20)

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The Nintendo surprises were so real I almost made a scene at my day job. Panzar Dragoon remake?!?!?!?!?! That's my game sun, day 1 purchase. Travis Touchdown is truly back this time with No More Heroes III. HOLD ON TO YOUR CUCCOS NEW LEGEND OF ZELDA BREATH OF THE WILD GAME TBA!!!!! Not DLC but a true sequel to BOTW is coming (I'm gonna say 2021) As some of you already know I chose to start and beat BOTW during the holy month of Ramadan. Needless to say, I am pretty far in the game but nowhere near any type of completion.

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Oh there was also New Noize this past week and I hope you dig this past Sundays Playlist.

Lastly, I will be inside the tri-state area on the 21st for a bit. If you want to hang lets plan.