By Freshness Magazine

    Along with artist Todd “REAS” James‘ immediate family, hundreds of well-wishers, included fellow artistsSteve “ESPO” PowersKAWSTomokazu “Matsu” MatsuyamaJose ParlaEric ElmsSuckadelic, and more packed Gering & Lopez Gallery last evening congratulate Jame’s debut solo exhibition in the U.S. Self-taught, Todd James’ extensive art works crossed across genres and mediums. Best known by his graffiti tag REAS, the New York City-base artist was instrumental at the height of the graffiti culture during the 1980s, which gave raise to other artists like FUTURA, Keith Haring, Kenny Scharf, and more… Later, James’ cartoonish design was translated onto other genres, from The Source magazine’s original logo, cover art for the Beastie Boys, to more recently, a collaboration collection with Stussy. In this, his solo exhibition, titled Make My Burden Lighter, James explored further the fallacy of the so-called “American Life”.  [Read More]


    By Adam Rath – NY Press

    Before it doled out a fiveshots-for-$10 special designed to lure in passing college kids, Continental hosted some of New York’s most infamous punk shows. From 1991 when the club opened until 2006 when the plug was pulled on live music,The Ramones, Agnostic Front and The Cro- Mags were just some of the seminal local bands to take the dive bar’s stage. Fifteen years after opening the club, though, owner Trigger stopped hosting live shows in favor of pulling in a crowd that would pay for its drinks and enable him to keep the doors open. After more than three years of silence—save the sound that one too many Jaeger shots brings out of a New School freshman—Trigger is bringing music back to Continental for a onenight-only show featuring some of the club’s best-loved alumnus. [Read More]


    By Jon Pareles – NY Times

    Teddy Pendergrass, the Philadelphia soul singer whose husky, potent baritone was one definition of R&B seduction in the 1970s but whose career was transformed in 1982 when he was severely paralyzed in an auto accident, died on Wednesday night in Bryn Mawr, Pa. He was 59. [Read More]

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  • SESSION 369: FUNKY SLICE 01.15.10

    MIxed by Snack & Cmish (Turntable Lab)

    01. Junei – Let’s Ride
    02. Bamboo – Hustlers Of Life
    03. Gulf Channel – Make Dance
    04. Ca$h – Giving My Love
    05. Dr. York – Don’t Stop
    06. So You Wanna Be a Star
    07. Direct Current – Everybody Here Must Party
    08. Rah Band – Winter Love
    09. Gong’s Gang – Gimme Your Love
    10. Rose Royce – Do Your Dance


    Photo by Josh Derr

    Recent News
    A World of Megabeats and Megabytes – NY Times
    David Mancuso and the Loft (Placed, 2007) – Tim Lawrence

    Upcoming Radio Shows
     Monday: Funky Slice @ 8PM 
    Tuesday: Zakka Show @ 5PM 
    Wednesday: Halcyon Presents The BandWagon @ 7PM  New Show!
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    Thursday: Mo Music Mo Life@8PM
    Thursday: Bless Up @ 6PM

    New in the Radio Archive
    Mo Music Mo Life 01.07.10: Yaz Higasiya
    Zakka 01.12.10:  DJ BC
    FunkySlice  01.11.10: DJMonchan
    Zakka 01.05.10:  Cash
    FunkySlice  01.04.10: Sean Bee (Downtown)


    Mixed by Yaz Higashiya @ SoleFood NYC 

    01. Nomak – Geisha In The Days ft. Pismo
    02. Raashan Ahmad – If I
    03. Madlib – Distant Land
    04. The Sound Providers – Jazz at the Cove
    05. Mondo Grosso – Invisible Man (Liquid Black remix)
    06. Hi-Tek – The Sun God ft. Common & Vinia Mojica
    07. DJ Hasebe – Tae Me In
    08. Dwele – My Lova
    09. Lauryn Hill – Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You
    10. Marc Mac – Tell Me Now ft. Marvin Gay


    By Tim Lawrence

    Like a soup or a bicycle or Wikipedia, the Loft is an amalgamation of parts that are weak in isolation, but joyful, revelatory and powerful when joined together. The first ingredient is the desire of a group of friends to want to get together and have some fun. The second element is the discovery of a room that has good acoustics and is comfortable for dancing, which means it should have rectangular dimensions, a reasonably high ceiling, a nice wooden floor and the possibility of privacy. The next building block is the sound system, which is most effective when it is simple, clean and warm, and when it isn’t pushed more than a fraction above 100 decibels (so that people’s ears don’t become tired or even damaged). After that, the room should be decorated, with balloons and a mirror ball offering a cheap and timeless solution, and because the party might last a long time, and because some friends might be hungry, a healthy spread of food and drink should also be prepared. Finally ? and this really is the last thing to get right, and can only follow once everything else is in place ? the friends will need someone to bring along some dance records. After that, it’s party time. [Read More]

  • SESSION 367: ZAKKA 01.12.10

    Mixed by BC (Guerrilla Sound System)

    01. Zapp – Computer Love
    02. Isley Jasper Isley – Caravan of Love
    03. Steely Dan – Black Cow
    04. Debarge – Stay With Me
    05. Grace Jones – My Jamaican Girl
    06. Carly Simon – Why
    07. Juicy – Sugar Free
    08. Curtis Mayfield – You’re So Good To Me
    09. Commodores – Girl, I Think The World About You
    10. Keni Burke – ONe Minute More

  • SESSION 366: FUNKY SLICE 01.11.10

    Mixed by DJMonchan

    01. Osunlade – Moonlight
    02. The House Builder – Life, Life, Life
    03. Ssion Clown – Asleazetone Disco Single (Original Mix)
    04. Fannypack – Cameltoe
    05. MC Shy D – Shake it (Remix)
    06. N.W.A – Dope Man
    07. World Class Wreckin’ Cru. – The Fly
    08. Spandau Ballet – Communication
    09. Space – Carry On, Turn Me On( The Time & Space Machine Remix)
    10. Space – Magic Fly

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    Sean Bee Mix 1 2

  • SESSION 365: ZAKKA 01.05.10

    Mixed by Cash

    01. Tranquility Bass – Cantamilla
    02. John Abercrombie – Parable
    03. Emerson, Lake & Palmer – From The Beginning
    04. Nemo – Darkest Day
    05. The Mighty Bop – Feeling Good
    06. Air – Modular Mix
    07. Smoke City – Underwater Love
    08. Uptight – Love From The Sun
    09. Eberhard Wever – Moana 1
    10. E-Z Roller – Tough At The Top