• NEWS: R.I.P. MALCOLM MCLAREN

    By William Grims – NewYork Times

    Malcolm McLaren, an impresario, recording artist and fashion designer who as manager of the Sex Pistols played a decisive role in creating the British punk movement, died on Thursday in Switzerland. He was 64.

    The cause was mesothelioma, a cancer of the linings around organs, said Young Kim, his companion of many years. She said he had been under treatment at a Swiss hospital. He lived in Paris and New York. [Read More]

  • SESSION 424: FUNKY SLICE 04.07.10

    Mixed by DJMonchan

    01. Eddie Kendricks – Date With The Rain
    02. George McCrae – Rock Your Baby
    03. Doe Severinsen – I Wanna Be With You
    04. Jerry Butler – I’m Your Mechanical Man
    05. Quincy Jones Feat.Patti Austin – Betcha’ Wouldn’t Hurt Me
    06. Sister Sledge – Lost In Music
    07. Dan Hartman – Relight My Fire (Victor Rosado)
    08. Stil Love 4 Music 20
    09. Tony Adderly – I Ain’t Mad At You
    10. Woolfy The Warehouse (Rong 016)

  • Sakaki&Yuko@KeyBar

    Sunday features Yuko and DJ Sakaki. Yuko warms up the evening from 8:30 pm until 10 pm with downtempo/vocal deep house followed by DJ Sakaki who delicately serves House music classics and anthems. Sunday also features, at 11 pm, the violin diva, Sarina Suno who plays her original compositions on her electric violin, a true international superstar. (www.sarinasuno.com)

  • SESSION 423: MOMUSICMOLIFE 04.01.10

    Mixed by DJ Asahi @ Studio 11

    01. Uyama Hiroto – One Dream
    02. Nujabes & Fat Jon – Kujaku
    03. Jemapur – Reaching Higer Ground
    04. Nujabes – Next View (Featuring Uyama Hiroto on Sax)
    05. Nujabes – Moon Strut
    06. Jemapur – Off The Wall
    08. Nujabes – Summer Gypsy
    09. Jemapur – Light To Light
    10. Nujabes – WindSpeaks

  • LittleRicky’sRibShack@Love

    Wednesday, April 7th

    *“Props” – a new weekly with Rich Medina and DJ Akalepse*

    Rich Medina and DJ Akalepse (the kings of “I never heard ANYONE play this
    record out ! “) brought their legendary “Little Ricky’s Rib Shack” party
    from APT to LOVE. After 9 internationally acclaimed years, they left the
    lounge and headed for the dancefloor, with a brand new Wednesday night party
    called “PROPS”… a party powered by you, two of New York’s most trusted
    DJs, and New York’s finest sound system, designed by the one and only Mr.
    Gary Stewart.

    “PROPS” features monthly guests, such as Lord Finesse and other ballers.
    It’s a party that is as much “what is this song?”, as it is “I love this
    song”, a party that is simultaneously classic, and brand new. Medina and
    Akalepse are staples of the New York DJ community — known worldwide for
    consistently bringing you a full spectrum of soul music. Come find out for
    yourself why these guys have had one of the most highly consistent and
    successful weeknight parties New York City has ever seen.
    Every Wednesday
    LOVE // 179 MacDougal
    10:00 pm – 04:00 am
    21+
    Cover Notes: Cover $5 before midnight, $10 after
    Music: Hip Hop, rock, house and pretty much anything else that’s dope

  • Sabit @ Sappire

  • 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]