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

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.

6/2/19 New Noize 92.9 KJEE Santa Barbara's Modern Rock

1. Earth "The Colour of Poison" sargent house
2. Gauche "Pay Day" merge
3. Seratones "Gotta Get To Know Ya" new west
4. Black Pistol Fire "Pick Your Poison" rifle bird
5. the Jins "Death Wish" 604
6. the Gotobeds (feat. Victoria Ruiz) "Debt Begins at 30" sub pop
7. Cheerleader "Bang, Bang" bright antenna
8. the Vicious Cycles "If It Looks Like A Cop" pirate press
9. Otoboke Beaver "Love is Short"
10. Mattiel "Je Ne Me Connais Pas" ato
11. Mokita "Inside Out" armada
12. Kyle Craft "2 Ugly 4 NY" sub pop
13. Pip Blom "Ruby" heavenly
14. METZ "Pure Auto" sub pop
15. Kitty Kat Fan Club "Dreamy Little You" asain man

-Hour 2-

16. Freddie Gibbs & Madlib "Crime Pays" rca
17. Tyler, the Creator "RUNNING OUT OF TIME"
18. Flying Lotus (feat David Lynch) "Fire Is Coming" warp
19. Skinny Pelembe "Spit-Swallow" brownswood
20. Jai Paul "Do You Love Her Now" xl
21. BANKS "Gimme"
22. Luc "Over It"
23. Velvet Negroni "Confetti" 4ad
24. Mattie Safer "Leave Me Alone"
25. The Darcys (f- Leah Fay) "Just Here With My Friends"
26. Hot Chip "Melody of Love"
27. TR-ST "Gone" grouch
28. Sacred Paws "The Conversation" merge
29. the Pin Heads "Feel It Now"
30. Apex Manor "Asked & Answered" merge

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

Not On Spotify:
the Vicious Cycles "If It Looks Like A Cop" pirate press
Mattie Safer "Leave Me Alone"

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Eid Mubarak. I'm gonna be busy parting so here's the playlist in all its glory.

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5/26/19 New Noize 92.9 KJEE Santa Barbara's Modern Rock

1. Flying Lotus "All Spies" warp
2. Martin Brandlmayr "Vive Les Fantômes" (excerpt)
3. Otoboke Beaver "what do you mean you have to talk to me at this late date?" damnably
4. David J (feat. Rose McGowan) "The Auteur (Redux / The Starlet's Cut)"
5. MEMBA (feat. EVAN GIIA) "Walls Down" foreign family collective
6. Yuno "Sunlight" sub pop
7. Yeasayer "Ecstatic Baby"
8. Tyler, the Creator "I DON'T LOVE YOU ANYMORE" columbia
9. Gold Fields "Dreams" haven sounds inc
10. Injury Reserve "Koruna & Lime" loma vista
11. THICK "Your Mom" epitaph
12. METZ "Pure Auto"sub pop
13. House and Land "Blacksmith" thrill jockey

-Hour 2-

14. Kyle Craft "2 Ugly 4 NY" sub pop
15. Mavis Staples "Change" anti
16. Overstreet "All Nighter"
17. Girl Friday "Decoration/Currency"
18. Hatchie "Obsessed" hardly art
19. Marika Hackman "I'm not where you are" sub pop
20. Vulture "B.T.B. (Beyond the Blade)" metal blade
21. Gringo Star "Get Closer"
22. Faye Webster "Right Side Of My Neck" secretly canadian
23. Pronoun "Sadie" rhyme & reason
24. Black Mountain "Future Shade" jagjaguwar
25. Dumb "Club Nites" mint
26. Amyl & the Sniffers "Cup of Destiny" ato
27. Frenship (feat Yoke Lore) "Wanted A Name" counter
28. Operators "Faithless" last gang

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

Not On Spotify:
Martin Brandlmayr "Vive Les Fantômes" (excerpt)
David J (feat. Rose McGowan) "The Auteur (Redux / The Starlet's Cut)"
House and Land "Blacksmith" thrill jockey

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Long weekend delayed my typical Monday update so apologies all around. 2019 trends(when it comes to new music)is full of "surprises". Typically artists that can afford larger budgets in their promo cycles tend to hype their new release months in advance and people like me get the whole record weeks (or sometimes months) early. This was not the case for the latest Flying Lotus release. Yes he did release 3 to 4 tracks out to radio but kept the 27 tracks of Flamagra to himself until release date. Don't worry as I still dove deep and kicked off this past weeks New Noize with "All Spies" & I will full circle back to this. Another artist that did this was Tyler the Creator. Not only was IGOR promotion cycle before release dramatically short, he did basically nothing within radio to get any type of airplay. Instead he released short form video vignettes via youtube/instagram only a few weeks prior ti IGOR dropping. Tyler stated he himself is irritated when an artist he likes hypes a new release and it doesn't drop until next year. IM LOOKING AT YOU TOOL. Needless to say IGOR is #1 currently on the Billboard 200 chart and it Tyler's 1st time in pole position, congrats. I don't think that shorter promo cycles are the way to go as its already been proven that longer promotion cycles normally get you more exposure, money and radio/stream plays but 2019 is challenging this idea. I am however using 2 very prominent artists/producers with a ravenous fan base as my examples.

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Getting back more the fun stuff (enough industry talk) HAVE YOU PICKED UP FLAMAGRA?!?!?!?! Loving that flylo named his album after a spell you cast in Final Fantasy (I called this way back when he released the name of this new record which is reinforced by track #24 entitled FF4 but as of now this is still speculation) this record is just that, a cannonball into a world of fantasy. So many special guests on this 27 track filled behemoth you best have all your diamond armor equipped. You would be doing yourself a disservice if you did not pick up the special edition pop up vinyl. I haven't seen packaging this good and since Sub Pop's work on Father John Misty's "I Love You, Honeybear" Deluxe Vinyl Diorama back in 2014. Warp records you did a great job executing Flying Lotus' vision when it came to the limited edition packaging of Flamagra.

A label finally got back to me and I was able to play a track off of Otoboke Beaver new album. Otoboke Beaver just got off a European tour. Japanese "rock" scene is killing it right now. Chai is still one of my favorite bands to emerge in the past 5 years and Otoboke Beaver are in the same vein but definitely not the same style. Otoboke Beaver is way more aggressive, raw and hard. There is space for both and my current dream is if both these bands play together in the USA, can someone make that happen please?

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Also IDK who House and Land was until last week and now I know. I have their new record "Across The Field" which comes out on 6/14 and have listened to it close to 5x at least. The record is a breath of fresh air in "folk" genre(which I use very loosely). Again IDK what you would categorize this music as, I call it "good". You should take a listen and formulate your own conclusion.

Another surprise highlight was the new Faye Webster album "Atlanta Millionaires Club" I had no idea what I was getting into when I threw this on but I'm glad I did. Its got style, its smooth and it stings (in a good way) when you start actually listening.

Lastly I want to get into a show that I have been watching for a long time and does not get the proper respect it deserves in the USA. I'm talking about Attack On Titan. AoT is currently in its 3rd season and what a season it is. This show is the only show that is better than Game of Thrones, which as of last week is the greatest TV series ever on Television. Better than the Office (yeah i said it) better than Cheers, better than the Sopranos, better than Voltron. The reason AoT gets no love stateside is because it's an Anime and thats just plain sad. Last weeks AoT episode was the most watched anime episode in the history of Anime. I thought GoT deaths were heavy but nothing could prepare me for what happened on this last episode of Attack On Titan, I'm talk Red Wedding level of shock. So for all that are still a bit salty about how Game of Thrones ended check out Attack on Titan. WARNING this is an "anime" and endings tend to be rough and this series has not ended yet, but I'm ALL IN.

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See you next Sunday.