• SESSION 903: FUNKY SLICE 05.02.11

    Mixed By DJ Alfreako

    01. J-Live – Them That’s Not
    02. EDOT aka Erldotcom – Radio
    03. Massinfluence – Analyze
    04. Dilated Peoples – The Platform
    05. M-Boogie feat. buckshot – The Real
    06.Soulaive – Bridge To Dama ( Dirty )
    07. Sylvia Striplin – Give Me Your Love
    08. Rocket – Come Together
    09. Sinnamon – Thanks To You
    10. Kenix feat. Bobbyyoungblood – There’s Never Been ( No One Like You – Long ver. )

  • SESSION 902: SLOW DISCO SATURDAYS 02.05.11

    Mixed by Jkriv, Son Of Sound

    Jkriv (Deep&Disco)
    JKriv (Jason Kriveloff) is a man of many musical hats. As a founding member, bass-player, and co-songwriter/producer for the live-house band Tortured Soul, he has toured the world and contributed to staples of the 2000-something deep house oevre. Lately he’s been collecting his forays into the world of DJing and production under the moniker DEEP&DISCO, which aptly describes the sound and style that informs his musical approach. Having amassed a sizeable following of discophiles around the globe through his signature-crafted Disco edits (yes, those!), 2011 will see the launch of Deep&Disco Recordings, a home for both his original productions and contributions from Lou Teti, Blacklodge, Sleazy McQueen, Space Ranger and more. Additionally, J is a lover of small animals, fountain cokes, and long walks through rat-infested, trash-covered Brooklyn streets.

    Son Of Sound (Speak Recordings | NYC)
    If creative synergy can be traced to a specific time and place, New York during the turn of the ’80s would be the influential epicenter for producer/DJ Henry Maldonado aka Son of Sound. Born into a social and economically turbulent, Disco crazed New York City in July of ’71, Henry’s early musical influence would come in the form of house parties. His father, Enrique Maldonado, a Latin percussionist with an eclectic record collection was the maestro in charge of programming a steady diet of Disco, Soul and of course Latin.Henry’s prominent experiences would derive from the Post-Disco/pre-Hip-Hop, generation-X epoch of the early ’80s. Hip-Hop had spread beyond the Bronx and into the remaining boroughs. Disco was fighting for its survival, fusing with Punk Rock, Salsa, Electro and Rap. Electro pioneers such as Kraftwerk, Man Parrish and Arthur Baker laid the template for electronic dance music. Radio mix-show DJ’s such as John “Jelly Bean” Benitez, Red Alert, Latin Rascals and Tony Humphries would serve as Henry’s mentors in the art of the mix.

  • SESSION 901: THE BANDWAGON 03.23.11

    Mixed by Taimur Agha (BLK|Market Membership/halcyon) & Clockwork(Hot Creations/Life & Death Brooklyn)

    Clockwork (Hot Creations / Life & Death Brooklyn)
    Francesco Leali and Federico Maccherone aka Clockwork met at the age of 15 both growing up in the suburbs of Milan. Francesco’s music interests and qualifications range from twelve years studying percussion at the Milanese conservatory, to a degree in music marketing and artist promotion. Federico on the other hand started as a label founder, later deciding to follow his true passion moving to New York to start playing in underground clubs immediately making a name for himself. Their music is driven by anything varying from ’80s Disco music to chugging Techno. Their sound is mainly characterized by bouncy and decisive analog bass lines combined to rhythmic drum patterns, all mainly inspired by music from the ’60s ’70s and ’80s.

    The Bandwagon
    The Bandwagon is halcyon’s All New Old-Timey Record Review and Talent Show! Each and every Two hour ride on The Bandwagon begins with halcyon the shoppe’s own high-flying Techno honcho in a poncho… the mysterious and often delirious Taimur Agha of BLK|Market Membership! Thrill to Taimur’s death-defying DJ feats as he balances beats live without a net on the www in his round up of the latest and greatest ear-catching, ground-shaking musical marvels from the far corners of the globe. Then, turn your attention to the center ring for The Bandwagon’s main attraction!… Direct from the far off nether regions of Brooklyn we bring you an astonishing cavalcade of talent never before assembled on one program – musical magicians, masterful minstrels and mystifying midi-freaks alike will be unveiled to your shock and awe with in-depth interviews and exclusive featured performances.

  • SESSION 899: VINYLMANIA 04.26.11

    Mixed by DJ Monchan

    01. The Rolling Stones – (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction
    02. The Beatles – Come Together
    03. Jimi Hedrix – Crosstown Traffic
    04. David Bowie – Lady Stardust
    05. The Velvet Underground – Rock & Roll
    06. The Police – Hole In My Life
    07. Recloose – Insomnia In Dub
    08. Jimpster – Alsace & Lorraine (Ripperton Remix)
    09. 8 Channels – Jazzatron
    10. Deepak Sharma + Dieter Krause – Wolkreise (Dj Qu Remix)

  • SESSION 898: ZAKKA 04.26.11

    Mixed by Ali Coleman (Voice of Voice)

    01. Hosana Littlebird –  Rain Dancer
    02. Guti – Every Cow Has A Bird
    03. Dj Eff Feat.Mili –  Nawe (The Wizard Brian Coxx)
    04. Monique Bingham – You, Me, World
    05. Rasmus Faber Feat. Dyanna Fearon– Give It Time
    06. Justin Martin – Night Owl
    07. Mark Dimeo – Deepest Dub Inst.(S.W.O)
    08. Moba Sound Feat. Lucy May – Lasttime
    09. Infinite Boys – Marimba Soul(Afrotechmix)
    10. Gibson Brothers – What A Life

  • SESSION 897: FUNKY SLICE 04.25.11

    Mixed by Earl Broclo Esq

    01. Billy Preston – Outa Space
    02. Stevie Wonder – Superstition
    03. The Brothers Johnson – Get The Funk Out Ma Face
    04. The Temptations – I Need You
    05. Grover Washington Jr. – Maeterpiece
    06. Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson – A Lovely Day
    07. Donald Byrd – I Love The Girl
    08. Richard “Groove” Hoimes – How Insensitive
    09. Frankline Ajaye – Don’t Smoke Dope, Fry Your Hair!
    10. James Brown – I Got to Move

  • SESSION 896: SLOW DISCO SATURDAYS 01.08.11

    Mixed by Beg To Differ (aka My Cousin Roy and Nick Chacona), Matthew Moffe

    My Cousin Roy (The Wurst Music Co.)
    Roy Dank (aka My Cousin Roy) is the mind behind the “Wurst Edits,” imprint. The New York label, which launched in 2006 boasted radical reworkings of yesteryear’s clandestine disco by the likes of label head Roy Dank aka My Cousin Roy and his talented friends, including Runaway, who went on to produced acclaimed releases for DFA and Rekids; the multi-talented producer, DJ and illustrator Doug Lee aka Lee Douglas, Douglas Sound and one-half of TBD (with Justin Vandervolgen) and Stallions (with Lovefingers); and Eamon Harkin, part of the NYC party juggernaut that is Sunday Best and Mister Saturday Night. The edits received support from esteemed DJs as far as wide as 2ManyDJs, Carl Craig, Harvey, Erol Alkan, James Murphy, Simian Mobile Disco, and Tim Sweeney, amongst many others. In early 2009, Roy teamed up with designers Josh Clancy and Travis Stearns to take the label’s visual aeshetic to the proverbial next level. Come July of that year, the label evolved into The Wurst Music Co with the release of Brennan Green’s My First House, quite possibly the cult producer’s most dance floor savvy work to date. Wurst has gone from strength to strength since with releases from Neurotic Drum Band, Reade Truth, Great Weekend, and Ulysses. The Wurst Has Yet To Come…

    Nick Chacona (Hector Works)
    Nick Chacona is one of New York’s disco-house mainstays and over the course of his 15-year career as a DJ and producer has become one of the city’s most respected underground talents within its vibrant dance music scene. In a DJ capacity, Nick is as versatile as you will find. He began spinning over 15 years ago, strictly playing reggae but shortly thereafter fell in love with House & Disco. Never one to let the crowd down, Nick’s sets are filled with energy, finesse, and diversity flowing from Nu Disco, House, Techno, Italo and classics—whatever is required in the moment. He has played across the US from NY to San Francisco, as well as Brazil, Germany, Spain, Poland, Romania, Belgium, Sweden, Serbia, Holland, and the UK. His production skills are just as dynamic as his style behind the decks and over the course of his career has spread his skills far and wide and garnered a lengthy discography under his belt. Over the years his productions have grown to encompass elements of sound from across the world of dance music, melding the arpeggiated sounds of Rimini, the trackiness of Chicago, minimalism of Berlin, and dubbed out vibes of Kingston, Jamaica sometimes in the same track. He began producing in 1999 under the Version Eternal moniker for NY label Homestyle Cooking. Since that time Nick has gone on to release tracks on renowned labels Mood Music, 2020 Vision, Ben Watt’s Buzzin Fly, Saw, Dogtown, Bearfunk, and the inaugural release for Prins Thomas’s Internasjonal.

    Matthew Moffre (Drrtyhaze)
    Matthew Moffre, a former (and self-acclaimed) “Shelter head” has been a staple on the scene as a DJ for roughly 18 years. Best known as one-half of the Drrtyhaze duo, Moffre, alongside his production partner have been actively producing since 2006, currently boasting a lengthy discography of original productions and remixes. At the turn of the New Year the team has a slew of exciting new releases on respected international labels such as UK’s Redux and Under the Shade as well as Germany’s Tirk and Redux imprints. In addition to their avid music making the two are frequent guests at parties such as the legendary classic school house-based Play It Loud series. When running solo Moffre goes under the Love Tempo moniker, which he also dubs his monthly party now nearing its one-year mark. His tracks and mixes can be found onwww.beatsandwords.com.

  • SESSION 895: THE BANDWAGON 03.16.11

    Mixed by Taimur Agha,Anthony Parasole(Deconstruct/halcyon) & Joey Anderson (Inmeg)

    Anthony Parasole
    Born and raised in Brooklyn, Anthony Parasole has had a lifelong love affair with electronic music. Listening to radio shows playing the early dance tracks from New York, Chicago, and Detroit that really perked up his ears. His earliest experiences at the New York clubs and Storm Raves really blew his mind wide open. Not content to just be another party kid, Anthony began scouring the record stores for all of his favorite tracks. From the late-80?s to the mid- 90?s, Parasole was also huge into hip-hop. His engulfment in this gritty New York street-music is an influence on his style to this day.

    From 2003 to 2007, Anthony was a buyer at the Halcyon record store. Through Halcyon, a real pillar of the scene in NYC, Parasole made many contacts, and of course, multiplied the size of his record collection by carefully selecting all the best records from the store. He threw the “New Jack City” party at APT with his co-workers at Halcyon, bringing in The Martinez Brothers for the first NYC gig, Slam Mode, MkL, Adultnapper, Nick Chacona, Todd Sines, Brennan Green, and many more. This party really increased Anthony’s exposure in New York, and led to many gigs at bigger clubs, including opening slots for Derrick May, Cajmere, and Layo and Bushwacka. 2008 was a great year for Anthony. He launched the Deconstruct record label with his partner Levon Vincent. DEC-001 “Invisible Bitchslap” by Levon Vincent sold out in one week, and immediately put the label on the map, being charted by Marcel Dettmann, Shed, and Jan Krueger. Hardwax and other influential stores are clamoring for more! Parasole also founded the House-N-Home loft-party series with partner Bryan Kasenic. They’ve already thrown successful parties with Jus-Ed, Brothers’ Vibe, DJ Qu, Fred P, and Adultnapper, and will play host to Move D and other artists from the cutting edge of house and techno music in 2009. Anthony is currently working his own original productions due to come out later this year!

    The Bandwagon
    The Bandwagon is halcyon’s All New Old-Timey Record Review and Talent Show! Each and every Two hour ride on The Bandwagon begins with halcyon the shoppe’s own high-flying Techno honcho in a poncho… the mysterious and often delirious Taimur Agha of BLK|Market Membership! Thrill to Taimur’s death-defying DJ feats as he balances beats live without a net on the www in his round up of the latest and greatest ear-catching, ground-shaking musical marvels from the far corners of the globe. Then, turn your attention to the center ring for The Bandwagon’s main attraction!… Direct from the far off nether regions of Brooklyn we bring you an astonishing cavalcade of talent never before assembled on one program – musical magicians, masterful minstrels and mystifying midi-freaks alike will be unveiled to your shock and awe with in-depth interviews and exclusive featured performances.

  • SESSION 894: GLOBALSESSION 04.24.11

    Mixed by DJ Marihito (Concent Producton/ Meme Antenna)

    1. Burial – Night Bus
    2. Amon Tobin – Easy Muffin
    3. Boards of Canada – Kid For Today
    4. Kruder & Dorfmeister – High Noon
    5. Autechre – Cichll
    6. Burial – Southern Comfort
    7. Mr Oizo – Inside
    8. Mortinez Brothers – My Rendition
    9. Morphosis – Yaam
    10. Massive Attack – Protection Mad Professor Remix

  • SESSION 893: SHAKEDOWN 04.20.11

    Mixed by Rob Paine & Ali Coleman

    Removed by Request.

  • SESSION 892: A1 AFTRHRS 04.20.11

    Mixed By Donald Lassiter & Ron Morelli

    01. Gray – Unknown
    02. Fil Sonik – Slavery
    03. Roland Clark – Shelter Anthem Vox
    04. Sole Kitchen – From Your Soul
    05. Black Coffee Feat. Thiwe – Crazy (Quentin Harris remix)
    06. Black Coffee Feat. Thiwe – Crazy
    07. Electric Minds – Go Bang
    08. Nine Clowd – Unknown
    09. Master C&J – Face It
    10. Kurt Harmon Project – Comin Back
    11. Jephte Guillaume – Tet Kale Beats
    12. Justin Harris – Moon ( Justin Harris 125 Mix)
    13. Lady Blacktronika – Good Dick
    14. Solomun – Love Recycled
    15. Wrap 9 – Light Years Away

  • SESSION 891: BLESS UP 04.07.11


    Mixed by Human, Rock-N-Ruin, Lifeline, Winter


    Rack-N-Ruin (Black Butter | UK)

    Considered by iDJ magazine as “One of the most exciting producers working in the London bass scene…” Rack-N-Ruin is a formidable force in  underground dance music. Working at various tempos with a heady grip of established artists and remix producers, Rack-N-Ruin is a dj/producer on the move. Known for carving his way neatly through haunting electro-organs and dramatic synth-stabs, his production seems to demand ‘hands in the air’ moments at every turn, while his genre-crossing DJ sets call for all out dance floor warfare. With clean, super solid productions,  hard hitting breaks ranging in tempo from 100-140, serious sub-bass weight and the intertwined, unmistakable raw elements of Reggae and Dubstep that have permeated electronic music of late, Rack-N-Ruin comes correct. With a relentless release schedule, Rack-N-Ruin’s remix credits include Nas & Damien Marley, I Blame Coco, Aggro Santos, The Nextmen feat. Groove Armada & Ms. Dynamite, Zero 7, and The Freestylers. His recent releases have harnessed the support of BBC’s Annie Mac, Nick Grimshaw, Kissy Sell-Out, Toddla T, Dj Zinc, Fake Blood, Shy FX, Jack Beats, Boy 8-Bit, and many more. With future projects line up including collaborations with Island Records, Ministry Of Sound, Southern Fried Records,  Fat! Records, MC Navigator, Slarta John (Basement Jaxx) , new vocalist Jessie Ware, and many more established vocalists and artists, Rack-N-Ruin is on the fast track. Armed with an arsenal of exclusive dubs, Rack-N-Ruin is setting out on US and EU tours, hitting hard in the streets, the clubs and on air.

  • SESSION 890: VINYLMANIA 04.21.11

    Mixed by DJ Monchan

    01. Friends From Rio – Vera Cruz (4 Hero Mix)
    02. Jazznova – MWELA,MWELA (Here I Am)
    03. Aedena Cycle – Weep For Me
    04. The Carlos Sanchez Movement – Flying High (Got To Keep On – Joe And Boyd’s Heart & Mind Mix)
    05. Andre Zimma – Hope Is On The Way Feat. Terry Lonque
    06. Don’t Stop Dance
    07. Rinder & Lewis – Lover Potion
    08. Murcus Antonius – On The Run
    09. Space Bass
    10. Ajello – Windy Disco

  • SESSION 889: ZAKKA 04.19.11

    Mixed by DJ Palo Mayombe

  • SESSION 888: FUNKY SLICE 04.18.11

    Mixed by Mr.Deba

    01. Jimmy Smith – The Organ Grinder’s Swing
    02. Earl Moseley – Fly In The Soup
    03. Lonnie Liston Smith – Mardi Gras
    04. Eumir Deodado – Super Strut
    05. Dennis Coffey Band – Get Back
    06. James Brown – There
    07. Booker T. & The MGs – In The Midnight Hour
    08. The Staple Singers – The Challenge
    09. The Temptations – I Need You
    10. Asha Puthli – Space Talk

  • SESSION 887: AQUA-BOOTY 04.15.11

  • SESSION 886: AQUA-BOOTY 04.15.11

  • SESSION 885: FULL SPECTRUM 04.16.11

  • SESSION 884: FULL SPECTRUM 04.16.11

  • SESSION 883: BLESS UP 03.24.11

    Mixed by Lifeline, Shigeto, Nooka Jones


    Shigeto (Ghostly International | NYC)
    Artists take on pseudonyms for a multitude of reasons, but in Zach Saginaw’s case, those reasons run deeper than most. Zach records under the name Shigeto. It’s his middle name; it’s also his grandfather’s name, a tribute to the Japanese branch of Zach’s family tree. Shigeto also means “to grow bigger”—appropriate, given Zach’s premature birth-weight of less than a pound. Today, Shigeto stands for Zach’s vividly beautiful electronic music. Beat- driven but given to richly textured sound design, rhythmically fractured but melodically sumptuous, Shigeto’s music is a bridge between the past and present, bringing the artist face to face with a creative legacy that spans decades. Zach was brought up on a steady diet of Michigan-bred music, as his father spoon-fed him old Motown and jazz records by the crateload. Zach picked up the drums at an early age, spending much of his childhood playing in the Detroit/Ann Arbor music scene. After nearly flunking out of high school—save for his music studies—Zach spent three years studying jazz at the New School in NYC and three more in London, where he began woodshedding, obsessed with learning electronic production. Soon enough, beats materialized, Zach moved to Brooklyn and took up the name Shigeto, and Zach’s peers began to take notice.Zach’s body of work has grown over the last few years to the tune of several EPs on Moodgadget as Shigeto and with A Setting Sun, a pair of EPs under the alias Frank Omura (another family-name reference), and remixes for Worst Friends, Praveen & Benoit, Tycho, Mux Mool, Charles Trees, A Setting Sun, Beautiful Bells, Shlohmo, and more. The Semi-Circle EP will be his first release with Ghostly International; the full-length Full Circle is on the horizon. Semi-Circle is a fiercely independent work of art, nominally indebted to instrumental hip-hop but, like Zach, straddling many worlds at once. Cool shades of ambient music, stuttering early IDM, dubstep sub-bass, and jazz melodicism color Shigeto’s palette, which he wields with a painterly attention to detail. As Ghostly International hits its 10th anniversary, Shigeto is one of the first of a wave of young artists who grew up influenced by the label’s early output. And again, names come into play. “Putting out this record on Ghostly isn’t just ‘getting signed,’ for me,” says Zach, “it’s becoming part of a family, an influence that I’ve respected forever. That’s Full Circle.” Let’s just say the feeling’s mutual.

    Shigeto tracks are available for download in mp3 and wav format on halcyondigi.com


    Praveen Sharma (Casette / Percussion Lab | NYC)
    Praveen Sharma has been making music for most of his life, and has contributed releases to AI, Neo Ouija, and Expanding Records. He also runs Percussion Lab, a hub for underground electronic music and exclusive DJ sets, in addition to being an avid live performer and event organizer in New York City. Praveen released his debut Backed by Spirits on the now-defunct Neo Ouija imprint in early 2005. Not long after, Praveen returned from a   profound journey through his family’s native India with a minidisk full of field recordings and voices, forming the basis of Song Spun Simla, his second album released with Benoit Pioulard. His most recent work with Machinedrum under the alias Sepalcurehas garnered international acclaim and a solid string of releases thru the infamous Hotflush label headed byScuba. Their mix of Tribal Dub, House and Two-Step beats works equally well for both late nights in the club and rainy, introspective nights at home. Detroit Techno chords cut through wooden beats, neon synths and dubbed out atmospherics, leading the always looking for the next thing music press to coin the term “Love Step” to describe Sepalcure’s effect. www.percussionlab.com