• SESSION 486: GOOD RECORDS 06.11.10

    Mixed by Jonny Paycheck

    01.Idris Muhammad – Loran’s Dance
    02. The Upsetters – Bird In Hand
    03. Muddy Waters – Tom Cat
    04. Carol Jones – Don’t Destroy Me
    05. Ohio Players – Funky Worm
    06. The Congoes – Fisherman
    07. Inner Circle – Jah Music
    08. K. Fimpong & His Cubano Fiestas – Kyenkyen Bi Adi Mawu
    09. Keith Rowe – Groovy Situation
    10. The Upsetters – Bush Weed Corn Trash

  • ORR x Serato@ SOS

  • Props @ LPR

  • SESSION 485: THE BANDWAGON 013 CRAIG RICHARDS | TAIMUR AGHA

    RECORDED LIVE ON JUNE 9TH 2010
    A NEW RADIO SHOW FEATURING MASTER OF CEREMONIES, TAIMUR AGHA (BLKMARKET MEMBERSHIP / HALCYON | NY) 

    THIS WEEK’S SPECIAL GUEST WAS MY GOOD FRIEND CRAIG RICHARDS (FABRIC / TYRANT WITH LEE BURRIDGE – UK) 

    THE BANDWAGON PODCASTS INCLUDES LIVE DJ MIXES (NO PRE-RECORDINGS), INTERVIEWS, TRACK COMMENTARIES AND MUCH MORE. EVERY ALTERNATING WEDNESDAYS AT HALCYON THE SHOP IN DUMBO BROOKLYN FROM 7-9PM.

    HR 1 – TAIMUR AGHA 
    1. Sepulcure – The Warning – Hotflush
    2. Maxi & Zeus – The Cell – International Feel
    3. Mikkel Metal – Image – Echocord
    4. Pheek – Aye Aya Ashawa – Archipel
    5. DJ Ali – It’s Alright – Visitor
    6. Second Hand Satellites – Orbit 1.4 – Hallucination Ltd
    7. TT Ensemble – Mirror Light – Yojikconcon
    8. Maus Und Stolle – Extra Vergine – Klang Elektronik
    9. Bruchstuecke – B8 (Supermayer Mix) – Ascii Edition
    10. DJ Joey Anderson – Thee Analysis – Strength Music
    11. Claro Intellecto – Signifier – AI
    12. Maxxi & Zeus – The Struggle – International Feel

    HR 2 – CRAIG RICHARDS
    1. Sarass – Lust – Third Ear
    2. DJ Qu – Secret Place – Strength Music
    3. DJ Joey Anderson – Dive Deep – Strength Music 
    4. Conforce – Rare Education – Meanwhile
    5. Bredon Moeller – Mainline (Robag Wruhme Mix) – Echochord Color
    6. John Daly – Unknown – One Track
    7. Auralex – Dream – Interpretation
    8. The Freeze – The Freeze – White Label
    9. MRI – Schnellbalm – Force Inc.
    10. Arne Weinberg – Persistence – Keynote

  • SESSION 484 : BLESSUP 02.04.10 : ROAD WARRIOR & I-TESTAMENT : REGGAE

    Funky monks take note, BlessUp! is three hours of anything-but-silent devotion to the woofer ripping trinity of Drum and Bass, Dubstep and Reggae. Hosted by Liondub and recorded live at halcyon in Brooklyn.

  • SESSION 483: VINYLMANIA 06.08.10

    Played by Charlie Grappone & DJ Monchan

    01. Ray Parker Jr. & Raydio – For Those Who Like To Groove
    02. Fred Wesley – House Party
    03. Funkadelic – (not Just) Knee Deep Part1
    04. David Williams – Come Down Boogie People
    05. Jimmy Bo Horne – Is It In
    06. Ish – Don’t Stop
    07. Sharon Ridley – Changin’
    08. Melba Moore – Standing Right Here
    09. Ramona Brooks- I Don’t Want You Back
    10. Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe- Check Out Your Mind

  • SESSION 482: ZAKKA 06.08.10

    Mixed by Dr.Shazzbots

    01. Tom Waits – Opening Intro
    02. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – Stagger Lee
    03. Songs Ohia – Captain Badass
    04. Nick Drake – Hazey Jane II
    05. Lou Reed – Andy’s Chest
    06. Canned Heat – Going Up The Country
    07. Broken Social Scene – Kc Accidental
    08. The Sea And Cake – For Minor Sky
    09. Built To Spill – Made Up Dreams
    10. Dan Cray – Unknown

  • NEWS: MARVIN ISLEY DIES AT 56

    BY JIM FARBER – Daily News

    Marvin Isley, whose muscular bass lines propelled the hits of his classic sibling band The Isley Brothers, died Monday in Chicago at age 56.

    The cause of death has not yet been announced, though Isley suffered from diabetes severe enough to have caused him to leave the band in 1997. Later, his condition led to the amputation of both legs.

    Isley will be remembered for the resilience and power of his bass work, which, for one thing, formed a crucial hook in the undulating ’70s hit “Fight The Power.” The bassist also played on the smash “Who’s That Lady,” as well as on prominent songs like “For The Love Of You” and “Harvest For The World.” [Read More]

  • SESSION 481: FUNKY SLICE 06.07.10

    Mixed by Takaya Nagase 

    01. Environments Disc 10
    02. Alice Coltrane – Journey In Satchidananda
    03. Leon Thomas – Pharoah’s Tune (The Journey)
    04. Chico Hamilton – Nomad
    05. Santana – Aqua Marine
    06. Ashra – Shuttle Cock
    07. Brian Briggs – Aeo (Part1)&(Part II)
    08. Donso – Waati
    09. Sylvester – I need somebody To Love Tonight
    10. Edgar Winter – Above And Beyond

  • NEWS: SKATE PARK IN QUEENS

    By MATT HIGGINS – NY Times

    The inspiration for the newest skate park in New York City came from obstacles found on the streets. There is a replica of a ledge and a grate setup found by the Unisphere fountain in Queens, and a curved railing modeled after one in Manhattan’s Union Square, both popular with street skaters.

    The 16,000-square-foot skate plaza in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, which hosted the Maloof Money Cupcompetition over the weekend, includes bits borrowed from the five boroughs, making it unique in its setup. [Read More]

  • Sabit @ Sapphire

  • SESSION 480: GOOD RECORDS 06.04.10

    Mixed by Doc Delay

    Tracklist coming soon.

  • Nininja@CedarPartyRm

    MR. Deba(Lex Records,Dailysession)

    DJ Monchan(Dailysession,Nininja,Skyscraper)

    17 cedar st, Brooklyn 11221

    info: muzic@earthlink.net

  • PublicEnemy@CentlPark

    The most influential and controversial rap group of the’80’s performs on the 20th anniversary of their seminal album Fear of a Black Planet, with two rising and equally political new comers.

    Public Enemy rewrote the rules of hip-hop, becoming the most influential and controversial rap groups of all time. Public Enemy pioneered a variation of rap that was revolutionary. With his powerful, authoritative baritone, co-founder Chuck D rhymed about all kinds of social problems, particularly those plaguing the Black community, often condoning revolutionary tactics and social activism. In the process, he directed hip-hop toward an explicitly self-aware, Pro-Black consciousness. Musically, Public Enemy were just as revolutionary, creating dense soundscapes that relied on avant-garde cut-and-paste techniques, unrecognizable samples, piercing sirens, relentless beats, and deep funk. It was chaotic and invigorating music, made all the more intoxicating by Chuck D’s forceful vocals and the absurdist raps of his comic foil Flavor Flav. Today, PE celebrates the twentieth anniversary of their classic, influential album Fear of A Black Planet.

    Ghanaian hip-hop artist Blitz the Ambassador uses rousing horns and clever beats that make him impossible to take lightly. Alongside his band, The Embassy Ensemble, Blitz tests the limits of hip-hop with live instruments and heavily complex, cross-cultural musical exploration.

    In an age of disposable, cookie cutter acts, The 7th Octave offers up a different musical and lyrical perspective, combining metal riffs and blistering instrumentation with fiery, socially aware lyrics to provoke the minds of the new millennium generation.

  • HotChip@SummerStage

  • ForceMD’s@SumerStage

    orce M.D.’s versatile mix of credible urban savvy with smooth showbiz pleases both b-boys and traditional soul fans.

    New York born and bred, The Force M.D.’s began their climb to fame by singing and dancing on Greenwich Village street corners and the Staten Island ferry. Among the first R&B vocal groups to intermix catchy doo wop-affected consonances with hip-hop beats, the Force M.D.’s versatile mix of credible urban savvy with smooth showbiz pleases both b-boys and traditional soul fans.

  • JimmyCliff@CentlPark

    he king of Jamaican reggae plays alongside roots newcomers from South Carolina and Burkina Faso.

    Dr. Jimmy Cliff is the world’s the best-known living Jamaican reggae musician and songwriter. He is generally credited for helping popularize the genre internationally with his soundtrack to the movie The Harder They Come, in which he also starred. His many hits include “Sitting In Limbo,” “You Can Get It If You Really Want” and “Many Rivers to Cross” and the now classic covers of “Wild World” and “I Can See Clearly Now.” He was recently inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and holds The Order of Merit, the highest honor granted by the Jamaican government for achievements in the arts.

    Trevor Hall, a native of South Carolina, has been writing and performing since he was fourteen years old. His unconventional mix of acoustic rock and reggae serves as a vibrant backdrop for thought-provoking, inspiring lyrics, which he delivers in a uniquely soulful voice. Of his self-titled 2009 album, Rolling Stone says, “Trevor Hall fills his third album with spiritually inclined roots jams.”

    For more than thirty years, Victor Démé has performed his soulful blend of rootsy African blues in bars and clubs of his home town of Ouagadougou, the capital of the landlocked West African nation of Burkina Faso. His heartful vocals evoke the struggle of a hard lived life, but also the confidence and wisdom of a man who comes from the griot tradition and spends his life honing his craft. Having already won acclaim throughout Europe, this is his US debut. But it wasn’t until the intervention of a French journalist and local hip-hop club promoter that he was able to record his first album of all original material. In 2009, his self-titled debut of rootsy blues gems was finally released internationally.