• SESSION 1518: A1 IN STORE 10.05.13

    Mixed by Malik Abdul-Rahmaan

    01. Alice Coltrane – Andromeda’s Suffering
    02. Pharoah Sanders – Morning Prayer
    03. Dorothy Ashby – Myself When Young
    04. Yusef Latif – Book Home
    05. Phil Ranelin – Vibes From The Tribe
    06. Wendel Harrison – Where Am I
    07. Larry Willis – Walking Backward Down The Road
    08. Mulatu Astatke – Ené Alantchi Alnorem
    09. Doug Carn – Moon Child
    10. Rudolph Johnson – The Highest Pleasure
    11. Heath Bros. – Smilin’ Billy Suite Part.II
    12. Doug Carn – Sweet Season
    13. Rufus Harley – A Tribute To Courage
    14. Pharoah Sanders – Astral Traveling
    15. Alice Coltrane – Journey In Satchidananda
    16. Michael White – John Coltrane Was Here
    17. Sun Ra – Moon Dance
    18. Sun Ra – Enlightenment
    19. Sun Ra – Discipline 33
    20. Sun Ra – Discipline 44
    21. Phlip Cohran and The Artistic Heritage Ensemble – The African Look
    22. Miles Davis – Little Church
    23. Gloria – Horas
    24. Alice Coltrane – Angel Of Air

  • SESSION 1517: A1 IN STORE 10.01.13

    Mixed by Ari Mixo

    01. Larry Bright – Beauty & Grece
    02. The Message – Little Man
    03. Milt Robinson – The Wind
    04. Greg Holloway – Whim
    05. Gabor Szabo – Galateas Guitar
    06. Mi Delito Degarza – Mexico Wfdding
    07. Cay Gotilieb – Abaco Cruise
    08. Cullen Knight – A’keem
    09. Melvin Jackson – Everybody Loves My Baby
    10. Don Cherry – Air Mail
    11. Cerebral Hemorrhage – Wandering
    12. Synthesis LTD – Ships
    13. Section 25 – The Process
    14. Weekend – Together
    15. Lee perry – Kiss My Neck
    16. Observer – Corn Man
    17. Rawking Ann – Moonlight Lover
    18. Michael Campbell – Proud To Be Blank
    19. Utopia – Primo Bongosero
    20. Wild Wind – Drink or Two
    21. Etoile De Dakar – Tolou Badou N’ Diaye

  • SESSION 1516: A1 IN STORE 10.01.13

    Mixed by Seth

    01. Alain Renaud – Introduction Opus 83
    02. Peter Green – Just For You
    03. Budgle – If I Were Brittania I’d Waive The Rules
    04. The Rhinestones – This Devil In Me
    05. Humming Bird – She Is My Lady
    06. Djamel Allam – Cuba
    07. Pino Daniele – Tarumbo
    08. Richie Rome – Dup
    09. Bernie Leadon – Glass off
    10. Marl Almond – The City
    11. The Peddlers – On A Clear Day

  • SESSION 1515: VINYLMANIA 10.01.13

    Mixed by Eric Lopez aka “BigE”

  • SESSION 1514: WORLD GALAXY 09.29.13

    Mixed by Takaya Nagase

    01. John Abercrombie – Timeless
    02. Lonnie Liston Smith – Sais
    03. Francis Bebey – Super Jungle
    04. Bob Chance – Jungle Talk
    05. WAR – Flying Machine
    06. Cassandra Wilson – Traveling Sdrceress
    07. Atmospear  – Too Spaced Out (Francois K. Ambient Mix)
    08. Todd Terje – Snooze4love
    09. Kuniyuki – Earth Beats
    10. From Heaven
    11. Kate Bush – Running Up That Hill
    12. isolée – beau mat plage
    13. Land of Light – Isle of Tears (Tiago Remix)
    14. Bugge Wesseltoft – Yellow Is The Colour
    15. Robert Glasper – Dillalude #2


    Mixed by Luka Bernaskone


  • SESSION 1512: A1 IN STORE 09.13.13

    Mixed by Douglas Sherman (The Loft / Joy)

    “Adventures in Flight”

    01. Space time continuum Flure Sence EP
    02. Hazme Sonar (Ambient Remix by Peter Vriends)
    03. Pacific Horizons
    04. Pablo Bolivar – Reflect
    05. Todd Terje – Rag Ysh
    06. Henrik Schwarz – Headphone Silence
    07. Was (Not was) – Listen Like Thieves (Vandal Dub)
    08. Kevin Yost – Round Bout Midnight
    09. Weekender – Sunday Session
    10. Frankie Kunckles & Adeva – Whadda U Want (From Me) (Frankie’s Deep Dub)
    11. Robert Owens – I’ll Be Your Friend (inxec & Matt Tolfrey’s Falling Down Mix)
    12. Robert Owens – Walk A Mile In My Shoes (Henrik Schwarz Mix)
    13. Herbest Moon – Blow Your Body (FK Atmospherics)


  • SESSION 1511: A1 IN STORE 09.07.13

    Mixed by Elbin Reyes

    01. Vakula – New Romantic
    02. Vakula
    03. Black Rox – Fi Low (Soft Rocks Mix)
    05. Jose Monuel feat.Charlotte LaRouge – Les Regrets (Cosmic Metal Mothre’s)
    06. Enjebeje – Medicine
    07. Suroh – Sentimientos
    08. Auntie Flo – Water of Life
    09. Lonesome Echo Strings (Joe Remix)
    10. Ron Trent – Manifesto
    11. Arno E.Mathieu – The Cycle Project Part II
    12. Vakula – Still Time
    13. For One Hour – Paradis Remix
    14. Mickey Moon Light – Interplanetary Music
    15. Everyday People – I like What I like
    16. Winners – Get Ready Fir The Future
    17. Temptations – Law Of The Land
    18. Round Tree – I Want To Spend A Moment With You
    19. Parlet – Pleasure Principle
    20. High Energy – The Supremes
    21. Trammps – People Of The World, Rise
    22. Kool & The Gang – Get Down With The Genie (JCG ReEdit)
    23. Kevin Yost – It’s Getting Bigga
    24. Karma (JCG Edit)
    25. The ReFlex – Wheel Spin



    Sean Manning – The Awl

    Mark Kamins died of a heart attack at age 57. The legendary DJ and producer—who worked with David Byrne, the Beastie Boys and Sinéad O’Connor—was best known for producing Madonna’s first single, 1982’s “Everybody,” and helping sign her to Seymour Stein’s Sire Records. Around that same time, Kamins produced another popular single, the dance-rap track “Jam Hot” by Johnny Dynell. (The song was featured in the iconic 1983 graffiti documentary Style Wars, and its lyrics—”Tank Fly Boss Walk Jam Nitty Gritty/You’re listening to the boy from the big bad city”—were sampled in the #1 U.K. single “Dub Be Good To Me” by Beats International, the 1990s electronic group led by Norman Cook, a.k.a. Fatboy Slim.)

    Dynell’s recording career was quickly eclipsed by his work as a DJ. For the last three decades, he’s manned the decks at every New York City club of note—Mudd Club, Danceteria, Limelight, Area, Tunnel, Palladium, Roxy, Crobar, Greenhouse, XL, Le Bain. With wife Chi Chi Valenti, he also operated the iconic clubs Jackie 60 and Mother, helping transform the Meatpacking District into a nightlife mecca. These days Dynell is as busy as ever: DJing four nights a week; providing the soundtrack to such gala events as the AMFAR Cinema Against AIDS party at the Cannes Film Festival; and organizing with Valenti for this year’s Stevie Nicks fan fest “Night of A Thousand Stevies.” We spoke over dinner at Café Orlin on St. Marks Place.

    Sean Manning: Is it inappropriate to ask how old you are?

    Johnny Dynell: Yes. Don’t ever tell anyone your age because they’ll treat you that way. [Read More]

  • SESSION 1510: A1 IN STORE 09.07.13

    Mixed by Donald Lassiter

    01. Little Kirk – Man In The Mirror
    02. Little Kirk – I’ll Be There
    03. Donald Byrd – Gold The Moon, White The Sun
    04. Refus & Chaka – Any Love
    05. Marvin Gaye – All The Way Around
    06. Marvin Gaye – You Sure Love To Ball
    07. Brainstorm – loving Just You
    08. Al Green – L.O.V.E
    09. Al Green – – Dream
    10. Young & Company – Mellow Mood
    11. Positive Force – Tell Me What You See
    12. The Impressions – Preacher Man
    13. Mtume – So You Wanna Be A Star
    14. MFSB – Is It Something I Said
    15. T.C James & The Fist-O-Funk – Bumpsie’s Whipping Cream
    16. Instant House – Awade (Joe’s Raw Afrika Dub)
    17. Ethyl Meatplow – Queenie
    18. Mike Sharon – Can You Feel It
    19. Those Guys – Tonite
    20. Power House – My Woman
    21. World Power – I’m Happy
    22. Dance Lessons – U’juswanna
    23. The Neville Brothers – Fly Like An Eagle (MAW Mix)
    24. African Dream – Dream
    25. Logic – Hold Me
    26. Intimacy Feat James Faith – Want You 2 Want Me
    27. Essence – Moments In House
    28. Sade
    29. Soft Illusion
    30. L’Amour – Let’s Make Love Tonight


  • SESSION 1509: FUNKY SLICE 09.02.13

    Mixed by DJ Monchan

    01. Stevie Wonder
    02. Kool and The Gang – Little Children
    03. Minnie Riperton – Every Time He Comes Around
    04. Slave
    05. Barrabas – Wild Safari
    06. Odyssey – Roots Suite Ajomora Going back to My Roots
    07. One Way Feat. Al Hudson – Music
    08. Unlimited Touch – Searching To Find The One
    09. Colors – Am I Gonna Be The One
    10. The Strikers – Body Music
    11. One Way – Shine On Me
    12. Caspe/Nathanson – Fade (feat.Kimblee)
    13. 280 West feat.Diamond Temple – Love’s Masquerade (Rude Awakening Mix)
    14. Carioca Soul – Bossa Nuova Sugggestions
    15. Papa Blue
    16. Sun Sun Sun
    17. MoodyMann
    18. The Untachables
    20. What A Mistry
    22. Richard Payton
    23. Three Generations Feat.Chvell – Super Lover
    24. Chrome – Finger Trip Theme
    25. MAW – Voices in my Mind
    26. Push/Pull



    by Michaelangelo Matos – NPR Music

    On Friday, a documentary ostensibly about the rise and fall of a one time club king named Peter Gatien opened in New York (it opens around the country next month). In the early to mid-1990s – the height of rave culture in the U.S. – Gatien owned the biggest clubs in New York City, including Limelight, which lived in a deconsecrated Episcopal Church in the Chelsea neighborhood. Today Gatien lives in Toronto, where he was deported in 2003 after pleading guilty to tax evasion. And Limelight has . It calls itself a “Festival of Shops.”

    Much of the story told in Limelight will be familiar to readers of , a book chronicling mid-’90s nightlife written by Frank Owen, who covered Limelight at its height and followed its scandalous end in the pages of local alternative weekly the Village Voice. It certainly was to the documentary’s director, Billy Corben, who read the book as he was pursuing another documentary about the man who ran the biggest club in Miami in the mid-’90s. Owen appears frequently as a kind of expert witness in Limelight.

    “I had read Clubland because of our interest in Chris Paciello and Liquid in South Beach, and the Miami angle,” says Corben, best known for 2006’s Cocaine Cowboys. Corben and producing partner Albert Spellman still intend to make a movie about Paciello. But first, they’ve made Limelight, which focuses on Gatien, the eye-patched Canadian nightclub impresario who owned Limelight, Palladium, Tunnel and Club U.S.A., who was brought to trial by the City of New York under mayor Rudolph Giuliani’s mid-’90s crime crackdown, alleging that Gatien was overseeing a massive drug ring in his clubs. [Read More]



    By Greg Wilson

    David Mancuso’s London Loft party, ‘Journey Through The Light’, celebrates its 10th anniversary on June 23rd. Held Upstairs @ The Light in Shoreditch, it’s a party like no other, underpinned by a high-end audiophile sound system that has to be heard to be believed. Although its originator, now approaching his 70’s, hasn’t been able to make it in person during recent times, the party continues in his absence, Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy his chosen stand in (he hopes to return for future dates though).

    Mancuso’s legacy to dance music goes deep. He was there at the very roots of New York Disco culture, dating way way back to ‘Love Saves The Day’, his inaugural party, held at his home, a loft space in NY’s NoHo district, on Valentine’s Day in 1970.

    It’s almost 10 years since I attended my first London Loft. This was in November 2003, a month before my DJ return, and just after I’d reviewed, for Grand Slam magazine, Tim Lawrence’s riveting history of 70’s US dance culture, its title, ‘Love Saves The Day’, of course, taken from that original Loft gathering 43 years ago – Mancuso, the book’s central character, at the very heartbeat of the era (I posted the review earlier this month: http://www.gregwilson.co.uk/2013/05/love-saves-the-day/). Following this I wrote the piece below, ‘David Mancuso And The Art Of Deejaying Without Deejaying’, motivated by my discovery in Lawrence’s book of a direct link between Disco and Psychedelia, something which had only been hinted at in stuff I’d previously read about Mancuso. Although it was clear he’d been inspired by Timothy Leary, particularly the book that the LSD evangelist had co-written, ‘The Psychedelic Experience’, it was only on reading ‘Love Saves The Day’ that I learned there was a personal connection between them, and, in a eureka type realisation, understood the ramifications of this association.
    [Read More]


    Mixed by Luka Bernaskone