• ReadeTruth @ Stay

  • Traxx @ MarketHotel

  • SESSION 364: FUNKY SLICE 01.04.10

    Mixed by  Sean Bee (Downtown)

    01. Ghost Town Edit – Love (Arrangement By The Citizen
    02. Lowrell – Mellow mellow (Right On)
    03. Ghost Town Edit – Hyperbolic
    04. Bob James – Nautilus
    05. Le Pamplemousse – Gimme What You Got
    06. Earth Wind & Fire – Fantasy
    07. Messengers Edit – Creative Love
    08. Tangoterje Edit – Give Me Your Love
    09. Barrabas – Wild Safari
    10. The Great Disco Bouzouki Band – Ouzo & Retsina


    By Jon Pareles – NY Times

    MY 21st century started in 1998, when I got a new toy. It was the Diamond Rio PMP300, a flimsy plastic gadget the size of a cigarette pack. PMP stood for Portable Music Player. It had a headphone jack, and it played a recently invented digital file format: MPEG-1 Audio Layer Three, or MP3.

    The Rio’s 32 megabytes of storage held a dozen songs at passable fidelity. Its sound was clearly inferior to a portable CD player; its capacity was comparable to a cassette or two. But the beauty of it was that it didn’t need any CD or cassette inserted, just digital files — copies of songs — loaded from a computer, to be changed at whim. They might come from albums people owned or borrowed; they might come, even back then, from strangers online. The Recording Industry Association of America sued to have the PMP300 taken off the market and failed — the prelude to a decade of lawsuits trying to corral online music. [Read More]


    Happy New Year!!

    Photo by C. Bay Milin

    Recent News
    Soon You Can Hail an Artist as You Hail a Cab – NY Times
    With Ads, Music Downloads Sing a New Tune – NY Times
    Changing the Face (and Sound) of Rap – NY Times
    The Decade in Music Genre Hype – The Village Voice
    Yoko Ono (The Perennial One) – NY Press

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     Monday: Funky Slice @ 8PM 
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    Thursday: Mo Music Mo Life@8PM
    Thursday: Bless Up @ 6PM

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    Mo Music Mo Life 12.23.09: Yaz Higasiya

  • Body&Soul @ WebsterHall

    Sunday, January 17, 2010 (6pm – Late)
    Martin Luther King Weekend
    John Davis Presents…
    Body & SOUL
    with residents
    Joaquin “Joe” Claussell, Danny Krivit + François K.
    warm up: Andy Hanley / lights by: Ariel / hostess: Evelyn Santos

    Webster Hall
    125 East 11th Street, NYC

    $20 in advance, $30 at the door
    Advance Tickets: http://www.wantickets.com/EventDetail.aspx?e_id=86933

    Tickets also available at the following locations:

    125 East 11th Street, NYC

    580 Myrtle Avenue, Brooklyn, NY


    By Carol Vogel – NY Times

    Those moving advertisements atop taxis generally deliver not-so-subtle messages, like which airlines to fly or movies to see, who makes the sexiest blue jeans or the coolest sunglasses.

    High art they most certainly are not.

    But for the month of January, Show Media, a Las Vegas company that owns about half the cones adorning New York City’s taxis, has decided to give commerce a rest. Instead, roughly 500 cabs will display a different kind of message: artworks by Shirin Neshat, Alex Katz and Yoko Ono. [Read More]


    By Andrew Adam Newman – NY Times

    ON Hulu, the popular Web site that streams free television shows and other video, users have proved to be perfectly willing to watch short commercials, and a new site is betting that the same willingness will apply to downloading music.

    FreeAllMusic.com, which began a test version for invited users on Dec. 22 and plans to open to the public in January, will allow users to download songs, which may be copied and shared — unencumbered, in other words, by digital rights management restrictions.

    In return, instead of paying 99 cents a song as on iTunes, users must first watch a 15- to 30-second advertisement. [Read More]


    Mixed by Yaz Higashiya @ SoleFood NYC 

    01. Pismo – Fitting in
    02. Mos Def – Another World ft. Talib Kweli (Ambivalence Remix) 
    03. Aota With Skyscraper – Rythmysticism
    04. Q-Tip – Higher
    05. Jurassic 5 – One Two
    06. Lyrics Born – Hello (remix)
    07. Gorillaz – 19-2000
    08. Speech – Yeah Yeah
    09. Q-Ill – Tokion Jazz
    10. Jamiroquai – Alright


    By Jon Caramanica – NY Times

    “TIK TOK,” a zippy and salacious celebration of late nights and mornings-after by a new artist named Ke$ha, has spent the last few weeks zooming toward the top of the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart. Along with “Rapture,” the 1981 hit by Blondie, it’s one of the most successful white-girl rap songs of all time.

    Actually, that depends on who you ask.

    “TiK ToK” is sung in the chorus and rapped in the verses, enhanced by Auto-Tune in a few places, in keeping with its electro-pop production. There are even a couple of ad-libs by Diddy, and a line that appears to be borrowed from Jermaine Dupri. [Read More]


    By Christopher R. Weingarten – The Village Voice

    If Spin was right to name “Your Hard Drive” the best album of 2000, we’d like to formally nominate “The Internet” as Most Unforgiving Asshole of the 2000s. As of ’09, bands have an official life span of about nine months dating from the launch of their MySpace pages, thanks to the comically accelerated, DSL-enhanced hype cycle. Faster than you can tweet “Serena Maneesh,” entire genres of music are “discovered” by attention-starved writers; bloggers engage in hilarious slap-fights about who was there first; magazines feel pressured into writing clueless, hackazoid, late-pass trend pieces; bands get elevated to a critical mass of attention they can’t possibly handle; and the phenomenon is promptly abandoned once we find a newer, shinier toy to play with. [Read More]

  • NEWS: YOKO ONO’S 2009

    By Alex Littlefield – Newyork Press

    This fall, the 76-year-old artist released Between My Head and the Sky, her first album since 1973, with the Plastic Ono Band, and a release that marked her first time sharing the studio with her son, Sean Lennon. Additionally, 2009 saw Ono drag a pile of awards back to The Dakota, including a Golden Lion Award for Lifetime Achievement from the Venice Biennale, and the release of the Don’t Stop Me EP. If that wasn’t enough, in recent years, Ono has racked up five number-one dance singles. What were you doing all decade?

    Alex Littlefield recently got Ono on the phone to see how she managed to make it through 2009 intact. [Read More]


    Photo by Joe’s NYC

    Recent News
    Carl Craig to soundtrack Warhol movie at Unsound NYC – Fact Magazine
    The Men In The Glass Booth [1976] – Djhistory.com

    Upcoming Radio Shows
    Monday: Funky Slice @ 8PM 
    Tuesday: Zakka Show @ 5PM 
    Wednesday: A1 Afterhours @ 9PM
    Thursday: Mo Music Mo Life@8PM
    Thursday: Bless Up @ 6PM
    Friday: Halcyon Presents Nu Pschidt @ 7PM

    New in the Radio Archive
    FunkySlice  12.28.09: DJMonchan
    A-1 AfterHours 12.23.09: Daniel Auster
    Mo Music Mo Life 12.17.09: Yaz Higasiya
    Zakka 12.22.09: Eugene Tambourine
    FunkySlice  12.21.09: DJMonchan

  • SESSION 362: FUNKY SLICE 12.28.09

    Mixed by DJMonchan

    01. King Sunny Ade – Ja Fumi
    02. Massak – B.L.A
    03. Aphrodesia – Say What
    04. Akoya Afrobeat Feat.Cedric I’m Brooks – Jeje L’aiye
    05. Aphrodesia – Make Up Your Mind
    06. Groove Collective – Buddha Head
    07. Repercussions – Find Your Way
    08. Shazz – Carry On
    09. Jazzanova – Take You Back
    10. Sk Radicals – Troubled Times?

  • SESSION 361: A1 AFTRHRS 12.23.09

    Mixed by Daniel Auster

    01. Troy Brown – Streetwalker
    02. Todd Edwards – Can’t Live Without You
    03. Johnny D & Nicky P – Open Up Your Eyes
    04. Marcus & C.L. McSpadden – The Message
    05. Fast Eddie & DJ Sneak – Booty Call (Miami Booty Bass Mix)
    06. EPI Project – Come On And Do It (TC Mix)
    07. Semi Real – People Livin’ Today
    08. Sunscreen – Perfect Motion (Leftfield Vocal Mix)
    09. Bassheads
    10. Journey Into Sound Feat. MC.X – Pump It Up (yeah Baby!)