• 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

  • SESSION 882: THE BANDWAGON 03.09.11

    Mixed by Taimur Agha & Margaret Dygas

    Margaret Dygas
    Life as Margaret has experienced it has had more than it’s fair share of unusual twists and turns, she quips about life in a very positive light ‘Never a dull moment!’ With a childhood that began in Poland, at aged 11 she escaped to Germany with her family eventually moving to the States, initially to San Jose, California. In the late eighties the music she was surrounded by and adhered to was old school hip hop; there were house parties every weekend and lots of chillin’ in the backyard. Her discovery of house music started in New York in the early nineties when she moved to study fashion at the renowned Fashion Institute of Technology. Before long her college friends had introduced her to the whirlwind underground club scene; the flamboyant gay clubs where vogueing was all the rage, dressed up club kids, intimate basement techno nights, jungle gatherings and scores of insane house parties.

    Captivated by the British dance scene, she moved to London in the summer of 99. Her first job was on the door of Home, her day job was as a make up artist and she began to play out at parties and warming up in clubs. Then three years ago she decided make this her full-time career. Her wide musical background has made her keen to experiment with new sounds and styles through out the years, now more on the electronic side of things where the choice is endless Margaret has found herself where she is most comfortable, from dub to techno and anything in between.

    Margaret has been a regular feature on London’s electronic scene playing at clubs such as Fabric, The End, The Key and Herbal. She is a resident at label night Underline and has been supporting growing underground parties such as Multi Vitamins , Run, Minimallondon.com events, Stink at the T Bar as well as Technique in Leeds. Her music has been well-received in Berlin where she is fast becoming a friendly face at clubs like The Panorama Bar, The Arena, Club Der Visionare, Watergate, Kino International and House13. Last summer she was part of Cross Town Rebels mini tour around Europe playing at Electrosplash in Valencia, Watergate/Berlin and Space in Ibiza.

    Over the years her DJ travels have taken her to countries such as Holland, France, Finland, Singapore, China and eastern Europe for growing club scene of Romania, Slovenia, Macedonia and Serbia’s vibrant Exit festival. Now making her first moves into production, her DJing style continues to develop and blossom. The electronic-tech vibe of her present sets incorporate the deep and minimal sounds she loves but retains the driving funk of her musical past.

  • SESSION 881: VINYLMANIA 04.12.11

    Mixed by DJ Monchan

    01. Usje Suntama – Waiting For Your Love
    02. The Imperial Wonders – I’m A Hostage
    03. Al Kent – Keep On Doing
    04. Persnickelty All Stars – Caroline Is Strong (Dj Bang Chitown Re- Edit)
    05. Mark & Stevena – Freak Emotion (Sonny Fodera Remix)
    06. Nelue Feat. Russian Red – Deconstructed (Cosmic Remix)
    07. Codebreaker R.I.M.L (Ddr Labs Extended Mix)
    08. The Brothers Johnson – Stomp
    09. Patti Labelle – Music Is My Way Of Life
    10. Patti Labelle – The Spirit’s In It

  • SESSION 880 : ZAKKA 04.12.11

    Mixed by Dr.Shazzbots

    1. David Axezrod – The Little Children
    2. Genius/GZA – Liquid Swords
    3. Freddie Hubbard – Straight Life
    4. People Under The Stairs – The LA Song
    5. Panacea – Work of Art
    6. The Project – Yeah
    7. Big Daddy Kane – Sex According to The Prince of Darkness
    8. Richy Pitch – Phone Bizness(feat. Mr.Complex)
    9. Time Machine – Let’s Go
    10. Jurassic 5 – Day At The Races

  • SESSION 879 : BLESS UP 03.10.11

    Mixed by Liondub, Taimur & Anthony Avatar

  • SESSION 878: FUNKY SLICE 04.11.11

    Mixed by Sean Bee (Downtown 161&304)

    01. Gray – non
    02. Mark E – Escape ( Roots Unit DUB
    03. John Waynes feat.Disconine – Cut Out ( City Raw )
    04. Robert Owens – Bringing Down The Walls
    05. Soul Renegades – Y’all Wont Let Me ( Faze Action DUB )
    06. Master C & J – Face It
    07. Alessio Mereu – Pandemy ( Uner ” House of Love ” RMX )
    08. Rob Mello – Where Are U ? ( PPF Jack for Daze DUB)
    09. Master H feat. Geoffrey Secco – Stabs Call ( Original )
    10. Theophilus London VS Natural Self – Calypso Blues ( Natural Self’s Deep Blue MIX )

  • SESSION 877: GLOBALSESSION 04.11.11 BERLIN GERMANY

    Mixed by Akirahawks (supported by dnp-music)

    01 Simone Gatto – Rollin
    02 Duijn & Douglas – Klap Voor je Backingvocals (Anton Zap Remix)
    03 Richardo Villalobos / Los Updates / Anthony Collins – I throw water into the lake
    04 Dilo and Egon Oragne – Rote
    05 Reggie Dokes – Sustain
    06 Juergen Junkers – Honey
    07 Scott – Memory Core (The Paul Frick Remix)
    08 Shingo Suwa – Tale of Weasels
    09 Arne Weinberg – Pathway to Syrinx
    10 Pilas – Burros (Kassem Mosse RMX)
    11 House Mannequin – Stop the Rain
    12 Terrence Parker – Slipping Away (Inst mix)
    13 Steffen Baldo – ends meets
    14 Even Tuell – Dramaqueen
    15 Kai – Signal

  • SESSION 875: SHAKEDOWN 04.06.11

    Mixed by Ali Coleman & Nutritious

  • SESSION 874: A1 AFTRHRS 04.06.11

    Mixed by Seth

    01. U-Roy – Say you
    02. U. Brown – Reach out
    03. The Tamlins – Baltimore
    04. Black Harmony – Don’t let it go to your head
    05. Queen Magesty – Jayes & ranking trevor
    06. Chatells – Desperate time
    07. The Roland – Stormy night
    08. Love Joy – Give me back
    09. Barrington Levy – The vibe is right
    10. Ghost – Singing sweat
    11. Horce Andy – Just my imagination

  • SESSION 873: EVENT SESSION 04.05.11

    Mix from Voice of Voice