• SESSION 422 : BLESSUP : 03.25.10

    This week halcyon’s own o1o1 takes us on a ride through some deep and heavy drum and bass sounds!

    About Bless Up:  On the fifth day he created bass, then he took an Amen break. And so it was, that on Thursdays the high priests of low frequency would gather at the record store in Brooklyn to perform the ancient rites of the turntable… It is in this solemn spirit of praise to all that rumbles the jungle that the cult we call halcyon presents our latest, soon to be habitual ritual, Bless Up! – Thursdays from 6-9pm at halcyon the shop and archived on dailysession.com and halcyonline.com.  Funky monks take note, Bless Up! is three hours of anything-but-silent devotion to the woofer ripping trinity of Drum and Bass, Dubstep and Dub Reggae. Our own pied pontiff, Liondub administers the wax sacraments alongside a rotating cast of cardinals representing NYC’s holiest DJ diocese. Visiting saints make miraculous appearances and as always, there’s no tithe at the door and plenty of alms for the poor, so you can save while being saved.

    Tracklist:
    1 – June Miller – Nine – Inside
    2 – Instra:mental – From the Start – Nonplus (dub)
    3 – dBridge – 5th Floor – Exit
    4 – Survival – Walk on By – Exit
    5 – Survival – Stasis – PM
    6 – Icicle – Strange Fruit – Soul:r
    7 – June Miller – Converge – Horizons
    8 – ASC – Phobos – Nonplus (dub)
    9 – S.T. Files – Crack Den – Soul:r
    10 – Spectrasoul – Insignia – Exit
    11 – Alix Perez – Melanie – Shogun
    12 – Raw Q – Summer Rain – Influence 
    13 – Luca – Speakeasy – Redseal

  • SESSION 421: FUNKY SLICE 04.05.10

    Mixed by DJMonchan

    01. Chick Corea – Stride Time II
    02. Bobby Hutcherson – People Make The World Go Around
    03. Pharoah Sanders – Love is Everywhere
    04. John Santos and The Machete Ensemble
    05. Patrice Rushen – Shortie’s Portion
    06. Pharoah Sanders – High Life
    07. Stevie Wonder – Don’t You Worry ‘Bout A Thing
    08. Jill Scott & William of BlackEyedPeas – Let Me
    09. Chris Montez – The More I See You
    10. Osunlade – Crazy You (Prince Nelson)
    11. Bobby Hutcherson – La Malanga (Kenny Dope Remix)
    12. Machito – Tanga
    13. Pharoah Sanders – Village Of The Pharoahs
    14. Delbre Wilson Tabac – I Can’t Keep From Cryin’ sometimes
    15. Undisputed Truth – Smiling Faces Sometimes
    16. Clutchy Hopkins – 3rd Element
    17. Burning Spear – Jah No Dead
    18. Jamiroquai – Love Foolosophy (Mondo Grosso Love Acoustic Mix)
    19. Massive Attack – Be Thankful For What You’ve Got
    20. Golden Flamingo Orch Feat.Margo Williams – The Guatdian Angel Is Watching Over Us
    21. Sly & The Family Stone – Runnin’ Away
    22. Vinia Mojica Feat.Geology – Sands Of Time
    23. Estelle Feat. Sean Paul – Come Over
    24. Bob Marley and The Wailers – Stir It Up
    25. Bob Marley and The Wailers – Is This Love

  • DJ Milo @ Sappire

  • SESSION 420: THE BANDWAGON 008 NICK CHACONA | TAIMUR AGHA

    RECORDED LIVE ON MARCH 31st 2010
    A NEW RADIO SHOW FEATURING MASTER OF CEREMONIES, TAIMUR AGHA (BLKMARKET MEMBERSHIP / HALCYON |NY) 

    THIS WEEK’S SPECIAL GUEST IS MY FRIEND NICK CHACONA (HECTOR WORKS | MOOD MUSIC | NY). 

    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. Efdemin – Time – Dial
    2. Mikkel Metal – Image – Echocord
    3. At Jazz – For Real (version remix) – Innvervisions
    4. Shed – Well Done My Son – Soloelection Records
    5. Pantha Du Prince – Stick To My Side (Lawrence version) – Rough Trade
    6. Bermuda Triangle – Mooger Fooger – Bedrock
    7. Pete Moss – Sometimes – Dessous
    8. Ricardo Villalobos – Vegetable Orchestra (Atavismus mix) – Karmarouge
    9. SCB –  – SCB
    10. Crosstown Traffic – Open Sesame (Roots Jam) – Grayhound Records

    HR 2 – NICK CHACONA

    1. Nick Chacona – Turning & Tossing – Mood Music
    2. save Haveliechik – Pleasure Storm – forthcoming on Tirk
    3. Son of Sound – Ride Tonight – unreleased
    4. Putsch ’79 – Samasavel – Clone
    5. Halo Varga – Future (Anthony Mansfield & DJ Garth Mix) – Siesta
    6. Nikos Tsakonas – Strange Fruit – unreleased
    7. Hungry ghost – illuminations – International Feel
    8. James Flavour – Yew Zork – unreleased
    9. Neurotic Drum Band – Robot Hypnotic Adventure – Wurst Music Co.
    10. Nick Chacona – unknown (Harkin Rainey Mix) – unknown
    11. Anthony Mansfield – Tase the Wizard – Hector Works Ltd
    12. Nick Chacona – Slice of Life – The Wurst Music Co.

  • KingBritt&FK@Cielo

  • Delux @ BellHouse

  • Bobitto @ Camaradas

  • REVIEWS: DANCE REVOLUTION

    By James Gavin – NewYork Times

    Most of the lingering images of the disco era aren’t pretty: strobe-lit suburbanites doing the hustle, John Travolta’s white polyester suit and campy preening in “Saturday Night Fever,” mobs pushing and screaming to get into Studio 54. The music itself is easy to snicker at. Set to a clockwork thump, it ordered you to boogie-oogie-oogie or to shake, shake, shake your booty. Disco stormed the charts from 1973 through 1979, but many critics see it as the soundtrack of a vapid decade — a time in which self-indulgence replaced the lofty striving of the ’60s. [Read More]

  • SESSION 419: MOMUSICMOLIFE 03.25.10

    Mixed by DJ Asahi @ Studio 11

    01. Imaginary Forklore
    02. Horizon
    03. Highs 2 Lows
    04. Fly by Night
    05. Ole
    06. With Rainy Eyes
    07. A Day by Atmosphere Supreme
    08. Counting Stars
    09. Reflection Eternal
    10. Horizon

  • NEWS: A SOUL SURVIVOR

    By David Browne – NY Magazine

    When Sharon Jones arrives at a midtown studio to record a song for a new album by soul legend Booker T., she gets a big hug from Questlove of the Roots, who will be playing drums. The 53-year-old Jones, packed tightly into jeans and a denim jacket, is singing a duet with Matt Berninger, of indie-rockers the National. She steps behind the mike, and after three tries, it’s plain to see who’s the veteran. While Berninger keeps tweaking the phrasing and redoing lines, Jones—her voice half-gospel shout, half–Soul Train silkiness—nails her part every time. “Wow—you sing three octaves,” Berninger tells her deferentially. After the last take, Booker T. and the engineers applaud. [Read More]

  • REVIEWS: SHOW CURATE JEFFKOON

    By Jerry Saltz – NY Magazine

    If I were the New Museum, I’d have whiplash by now. Since opening its spiffy new Bowery building in 2007, the place has gone from being champion of the underdog and advocate of the experimental to starstruck promoter of A-list artists and international cool hunter. With “Skin Fruit: Selections From the Dakis Joannou Collection,” curated by the artist Jeff Koons, this much beloved yet deeply frustrating institution has crossed some invisible line, its already-thin credibility stretched to the breaking point. [Read More]

  • RubinToro@Pier83