• 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

  • SESSION 872: EVENT SESSION 04.05.11

    Mix from Voice of Voice

  • SESSION 871: ZAKKA 04.05.11

    Mixed by Ole Koretsky (Jetlag)

    01. Tom Tom Club – Genius of Love (X Mix)
    02. EMF – Unbelievable (Afrika Bambaataa Hip Hop Mix)
    03. Grace Jones – William’s Blood (Aeroplane Remix)
    04. David Bowie – Sound + Vision (808 State Giftmix)
    05. Afrika Bambaataa & Soulsonic Force – Go Go Pop (Koretsky Edit)
    06. Whodini – We Are Whodini
    07. World Class Wrecking Crew – Horney Computer
    08. Klein & MBO – The M.B.O. Theme
    09. 808 State – Ski Family
    10. Cabaret Voltaire – Hypnotized (A Guy Called Gerald’s Music Mix)

  • SESSION 870: THE BANDWAGON 03.02.11

    Mixed by Taimur Agha & Leks

    Wed 3.2 | The Bandwagon 036: LEKS (Ampd! | NYC)

    Leks
    Helming the decks of local clubs and underground venues, AMPD! resident Leks has long been a pillar of New York’s dance music scene. This year, Leks takes his passion for music that he’s so often showcased in the DJ booth and brings it into the studio, releasing his debut production on Half Seas Over with two remixes to Ray Okpara and Mobius Strum’s ‘It’s Down the Block.’ Stay tuned for more from this talented New York artist, as he teams up with Inxec to form the Man vs. Groove production project. Their first release together is coming out on Culprit Records later this year.

    Leks has also shared the decks with Lee Burridge, Reboot, Paco Osuna, Clive Henry, Melon, Nick Curly, Hugo, Audiofly, DJ T, Behrouz, Evil Eddie Richards, Simon Baker, Radio Slave and is also responsible for throwing New York’s underground party destination called AMPD!. AMPD! has been held at speakeasys and lofts around NYC. Guests so far have been Soul Clap, Lauhaus, Masomenos, Soul Minority, Inxec, Brothers’ Vibe, Kabuto & Koji, Bill Patrick, Crazy Larry, Neil Aline and Alexi Delano.

    DJ Taimur Agha hosts The Bandwagon at halcyon the shop

    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 869 : BLESS UP 03.02.11

    Mixed by LifelineHuman & Winter


    Winter

  • SESSION 867: SHAKEDOWN 03.30.11

    Mixed by Nutritious, Ali Coleman & Monchan

  • SESSION 866: A1 AFTRHRS 03.30.11

    Mixed By Ron Morelli & Donald Lassiter

    01. Ross 154 – C. Abrighterday
    02. Maxmillion Dunbar – Polo
    03. At Jazz – For Real (version remix)
    04. Another World – Marcos Cabral Bay City mix
    05. Unknown
    06. NIght Move – Trancedance
    07.Virgo Four – Take Me Higher
    08.Virgo – Go Wild Rythm Trax
    09. Fingers – Path (unreleased)
    10.Unknown
    11. D’marc Cantu – Set Free
    12. D’marc Cantu – Black tears
    13. Virgo Four – Unknown
    14. House Of Jezebel – Unknown

  • SESSION 865: VINYLMANIA 03.29.11

    Mixed by Eric Lopez

    01. Panoptikum Feat. “Blue Eyez” – Black Land Of The Nile
    02. Ben Watt Feat. Sananda Maitreya – A Stronger Man
    03. Hott 22 – Don’t Look Back
    04. Rune and Sydenham – Elephant
    05. Rune and Sydenham – Peter Pan
    06. DJ Chus & David Penn Feat. Caterina – Baila
    07. Justin Martin & Sammy D Feat. Fernando Rivera – Papachongo
    08. Catalan Fc & Sven Love – Another Man
    09. Joel Harrison – High Voltage
    10. John “Julius” Knight – The Groove

  • SESSION 864: DOWNTOWN304 04.01.11

    Mixed by Pat King

    01. Deenos – Exigatis
    02. Subb – An – The Lovers Night (Dub)
    03. Ruede Hagelstein – Friday
    04. Accatone – Tell Me (Jay Tripwire Mix)
    05. Tom Ellis – Printhaus Stew
    06. Rainer – Fuhreliner
    07. Bearweasel – Down Down
    08. Freaky Disco – Mustard Plant
    09. Ahmet Sisman – Hi-Tech Booty (Maetrik Mix)
    10. Uner – Bass Boost

  • SESSION 863: ZAKKA 03.29.11

    Mixed by Ali Coleman (Voice of Voice)

    01. M-flow feat Krystal K – Somewhere over the rainbow
    02. Velvet & Dust – Summertime
    03. Kent AL (Paj disco mix) – Flip
    04. Animal house – Dirty mind (Unreleased)
    05. Ananda project feat Heather Johnson – Kiss kiss kiss
    06. Sandy Rivera – & And Daniell
    07. Toni Braxton – Make my heat
    08. Monique Bingham – You & me against the world
    09. Cesar Dominici feat Toby El Mesias – Aqua
    10. Phil Asher & The mighty zaf feat zanisika

  • SESSION 862: THE BANDWAGON 02.16.11

    Mixed by Shadi Megall & Taimur Agha


    Shadi Megallaa
    The newest Techno guru on team halcyon, Shadi was raised in Abu Dhabi where there wasn’t much electronic music culture to be had. He caught the DJ bug while studying Architecture in Lawrence, Kansas circa ’97 and was producing his own music by 2000. His first release came out on respected Danish imprint Tic Tac Toe and was followed by tunes forKalimari, Produkt Schallplatten, and Dilek amongst others. Along the way Shadi made a major contribution to the fledgling underground scene in his home town with the Boogie Box party, founded in co-horts with buddy Hassan Alwan of the Buy You Sell Me label. A full length for Igloo Pop recorded while living in Zurich stands as Shadi’s proudest musical achievement thus far, but a slew of new productions completed since he relocated to Brooklyn earlier this year are set for 2011 release, making Shadi a hot producer to watch.

    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 861: FUNKY SLICE 03.28.11

    Mixed by DJ Monchan

    01. Exodus – Together Forever
    02. Greyship Davis – This Groove Is on The Loose ( Nick Chacona RMX )
    03. Halo Varga – Future RMX ( HIPP-E RMX )
    04. Nick Agha – Climates
    05. Black Coffee & Thiwe – Crazy ( Culoe De Song Winter RMX )
    06.Womack & Womack – My Dear ( The Letter )
    07. El Coco – Cocomotion ( RMX )
    08. Little Big Bee – City, Counry, City ( Frank Roger RMX )
    09. Los Charly’s Orchestra – Black Boy Lane
    10. – Still Love 4 Music –
    11. Easter Bay ( vol. 3 ) – Lucky Ones
    12. – Still Love 4 Music –
    13. Black Science Orchestra – Sunshine