BAQVAS fka Crimewave Being able to nerd out about music beyond most peoples’ general capacity and converse about my choice tracks has been incredibly empowering and I love the art and craft of it. The fact that I can create sets in response to monumental events in real life—in essence, politicizing radio DJ-ing—makes it even more prevalent. In January 2011, I dove into college radio and DJ-ed at UC Davis’s KDVS 90.3 FM station till graduation, June 2014. After that stint, I moved back to the Bay Area and started having radio withdrawals. By January 2015, I was brought onboard at My show Fractal Chambers is on every other Saturday from 10am-11am. Why don’t you tune in? I enjoy DJ-ing tracks from subversive artists in countries most wouldn’t think to look to–imagine lo-fi alt rock from Afghanistan, triphop from Pakistan, hard-hitting hip-hop from Iran, renegade alt rock from Lebanon, punk rock from Syria, etc. I love finding music made by musicians that are part of diaspora, repping local artists and others who are making music that stands out in a big way. Additionally, I write for Mishthi Music, a South Asian diasporic music blog, Genre-wise, I play garage rock, punk, post-punk, new wave, alt, hip hop, and electronic music like triphop, chillwave, witchouse and more. Follow me @Zuha_Wave or email me if you want to send music, zuhajawad [at] gmail.


  • Saturday 10:00 – 11:00am

Alternating friends droppin’ noisy tunes and chill cuts from everywhere.

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