• NEWS: DEF JAM AT 25

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    By Amy Linden – The Village Voice

    What is it about hip-hop that, inevitably, almost any conversation revolves around dates—around how far back in the day you can claim to go? Is there a culture as proudly obsessed with its past that still publicly and adamantly refuses to get caught up in a pissing match about nostalgia? Even though those pissing matches are inevitable? [Read More]

  • PlayItLoud@PublicAssem

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    Play It Loud! 
    Brooklyn’s Disco Bash! 

    Join us in Williamsburg, Brooklyn for another edition of our tribute to all things Disco, Boogie, 12″ vinyl, Extended Version, Downtown, Uptown, underground and New York! 

    With Your Gracious Hosts and Resident DJs – 

    Son of Sound (Speak / Tirk) 
    Doug Gomez (Drrtyhaze / Tirk / Redux) 
    Darshan Jesrani (Metro Area) 

    FREE with RSVP to info@playitloudnyc.com 
    $5 Cover without 

    For sites and sounds of prior Play It Loud! parties visit 
    http://www.playitloudnyc.com

  • SESSION 328: HALCYON 10.16.09

    Mixed By Shadi Megallaa (Kalimari / Igloo /Tic Tac Toe – Abu Dhabi)

    01.Canson – Unknown (unreleased)
    02.Smirk – Therapist 
    03.Soulclap – unknown (Miguel Colmenares rmx) 
    04.Franco Cinelli – Sense 
    05.Azuni – Nightshifter 
    06.Brett Johnson – Temptation Shek 
    07.BLM & Pawas – Down Down 
    08.Lief – Designed with that in mind 
    09.Crane AK – Polsterplanet
    10.Peace Division – Gotta Have You (Rozzo Remix)

  • SESSION 327: HALCYON 10.09.09

    Mixed by: Lady DJ Ajdaa

    01.Martin Eyerer & Benno Blome – Hayat (Benno & Ruggiero Rmx) – Sender
    02.2000 & One – Heritage Rmxs pt. 2 – Planet Gong
    03.Mr. De – Full Circle – Electrofunk
    04.Jagged – Langenthal – Quintessentials
    05.CV313 – Sailing Stars – Echospace
    06.KettenKarussell – I Believe You & Me Make Love Forever – Geigling
    07.Ark – Caliente – Perlon
    08.Wighnomy Bros. – Bodyrock  – Freude Am Tanzen
    09.Robag Wruhme Als Themroc – Dash Shopper – Freude Am Tanzen
    10.The Royal We – Party Guilt – Crosstown Rebels

  • MondayNiteVinylClub@Bellhouse

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    MONDAY NIGHT VINYL CLUB #13:

    New release listening party for: Brilliant Colors and Pants Yell! Featuring special guest DJ’s: The Pains of Being Pure at Heart!

    Monday Night Vinyl Club , New York City’s finest “you bring, you spin it” collaborative DJ party, is very pleased to announce its next trip into the cipher will be in the company of the great Slumberland Records (one of our favorite record labels, and yours too!).

    Aside from the usual MNVC mash-up of sight and sound and inspired audience participation, this special edition will celebrate the arrival of two debut SLR LP’s!!:
    — Brilliant Colors (out 11/3)
    — Pants Yell! (out 11/10)

    Come hear those records and more, spin with The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, and maybe even win some sweet prizes:
    — Slumberland vinyl, buttons, posters
    — Tickets to the 11/14 SLR 20th anniversary show at The Bell House!! 

    Hosted by DJ Doppler (Brett, The Mugs) and DJ Okay (Naomi, Snoozer Loser).

  • SundayBest @ Bellhouse

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    SUNDAY BEST

    We’re back at The Bell House for another go round of Sunday Best. This time our special guest is John Daly, an Irishman who’s making music unlike anyone else on the Emerald Isle–super deep, super spacey house that’ll be perfect for this autumn afternoon.

    RSVP to rsvp@sundaybestnyc.com

  • Lee Fields @ Southpaw

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    Friday, 12/18
    the return of…LEE FIELDS & THE EXPRESSIONS!!! with MICHAEL LEONHART & THE AVRAMINA 7

    Fri. 12/18
    LEE FIELDS & THE EXPRESSIONS
    MICHAEL LEONHART & THE AVRAMINA 7
    DJ AKA LEPSE and DJ WAFFLE ROCK

    18+ w/ ID
    admission: $15
    door time: 8PM DOORS / 9PM SHOW

  • Kaleta&ZozoAfrobeat @ SouthPaw

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    Monday, 12/7
    Kaleta & Zozo Afrobeat/ Under The Rasta Influence / Karma / DJ Ari Why
     

    Kaleta & Zozo Afrobeat Under The Rasta Influence Karma DJ Ari Why

     

    18+ w/ ID
    admission: $10 advance / $15 day of show
    door time: 8pm doors / 830 show

  • SESSION 326: ZAKKA 10.27.09

    Mixed by Bun

    01. Dub Police – Chocolate Orange
    02. Detroit Grand Pubahs – Skydive From Venus
    03. Toby Tobias – Dave’s Sex Bits
    04. Beat Pharmacy – Drifter
    05. Code 718 – Equinox (Henrik Schwars Remix)
    06. Omar S – Blown Valvetrane
    07. Two Almadillos – Nostalgia
    08. Dennis Ferrer – Son Of Raw
    09. Holy Ghost! – Hold On
    10. Unknown – “Live” Goes On
    11. Sebastien San – Rising Sun (C2 Edit)
    12. Somi – African Lady
    13. DJ Duke – Tribal Journey
    14. Rick Wade – Angry Pimp
    15. Brooklyn Friends – Philadelphia
    16. C2C4 – Specimen 4

  • Alex Bau @ Rebel

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    Line-up /
    Dr Motte – LOVEPARADE, Praxxiz
    Berlin (Germany)
    Alex Bau CLR, Sino, Credo
    Munich (Germany)
    HOLMAR FILIPSSON
    (NANG, Moodmusic, Thugfucker (Iceland + NYC)

    REDA BRIKI Annaba, DiSORIENT (NYC)
    THE BASS DiSORIENT (NYC)
    PETER MUNCH Bagpak (Denmark + NYC)
    ULRICH HAGEN doojee (Belgium + NYC)
    FRIAR TUCK DiSORIENT (NYC)

    SERA SOLSTICE LIVE Performance choreographer/instructor/artist/shaman/warrior

    LIVE Visuals by NASHA MASHA

    Promoter /
    Doojee
    FULLY DECORATED SPACE
    2x Rooms + Chill Out Area
    2x Bars with Live Visuals
    8x TOP DJ’s
    LIVE BELLYDANCE PERFORMANCE

    Dr Motte – LOVEPARADE, Praxxiz
    Berlin (Germany)
    Alex Bau CLR, Sino, Credo
    Munich (Germany)
    HOLMAR FILIPSSON
    (NANG, Moodmusic,Thugfucker (Iceland + NYC)

    REDA BRIKI Annaba, DiSORIENT (NYC)
    THE BASS DiSORIENT (NYC)
    PETER MUNCH Bagpak (Denmark + NYC)
    ULRICH HAGEN doojee (Belgium + NYC)
    FRIAR TUCK DiSORIENT (NYC)

    SERA SOLSTICE LIVE Performance choreographer/instructor/artist/shaman/warrior

    LIVE Visuals by NASHA MASHA

    Zombies, Fairies, Devils and Ghouls,
    Come out for Mischief – and bring you Fools!
    The scene is set, it’s Hallows Eve,
    A night of music you won’t believe!
    Have some fun, don’t Fear the Reaper
    Dressed up at the door? its 5 bucks cheaper!

    Limited $10/15 presale tickets (click on the link below or goto doojee.com)
    Door tickets: $20 in halloween costume, $25 without. Ages: 21+
    http://www.residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?122664

    Dr Motte (Berlin / Germany)
    Creator of the world’s largest party, the LOVEPARADE

    Dr. Motte is the creator of Love Parade, a very popular rave based event in Berlin, Germany every summer, supporting love for everyone and everything expressed by this dance culture.
    He’s a guru in the techno world.

    Alex Bau (Munich / Germany

    There are not many DJ`s of this type. DJ`s who believed in Techno from the first minute, DJ`s who experienced Techno from the very beginning, DJ`s who made techno their own thing. DJ`s who found their own style, even more, who developped it over the years, Dj`s who`s name is the expression for a specific sound. Alex Bau is one ofthem. But at the same time, there are some slight differences with this guy. Why focussing on just one style of music? Why only minimal sounds? Why only Techno? Why? If you can have both…

  • AntonioOcasio@Bar13

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  • 718Session@ Santos

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  • DubWar @ Love

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  • SESSION 325: FUNKY SLICE 10.26.09

    Mixed by Takaya Nagase 

    01.S.Gouyette – Asteroids and Star Dust

    02.T.Solomon – Can I Do It

    03.Coldcut feat. Lisa Stansfield – People Hold On

    04.Glen Underground – Storm Raiders(Tribute to Larry Heard)

    05Romanthony – The Wanderer (CD Remix #9)

    06.Bing Ji Ling – Home

    07.Sunny Ade – Ja Fun Mi (Instrumental)

    08.Lawrence – Place To Be

    09.Crazy P – Stop Space Return (Roberto Rodriguez Dub Mix)

    10.Cheek – Venus(Sunshine People)(Pepe Bradock Remix)

  • Kabuto & Koji and Bill Patrick @ Stay

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    On Thursday October 29th, join us for the ghoulishly special Halloween edition of ampd! in the haunted dungeon at Stay!!

    We’re going to be raising the dead two days prior to All Hallow’s Eve with super creepy decor and ghastly international talent. Costumes are highly encouraged!

    First on the line-up we have Supernatural artists Kabuto & Koji. K&K have been on a worldly tear lately, having recently burst on Cocoon records and having just opened up for DEPECHE MODE. Those of you who caught their last NYC performance got to hear what these guys are all about, and if you didn’t, you definitely want to check them out this time.

    We also have the honor of hosting Bill Patrick, who just destroyed Love for BLK|Market. This will be Billy’s last set before he morphs into a bat and flies back to Transylvania. So come bid him farewell and perhaps sacrifice some of your fresh blood to provide him with some much needed energy for his upcoming trip. He will be performing a peak time set… it’s bound to be evil!

    along with ampd! resident DJs.. Leks the Imposter and DJ MSG

    Hosted by Elisa
    Produced by PJay, the NYEX crew & ampd!

  • NEWS: SKATE BANKS WILL CLOSE

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    By Julie Shapiro – Downtown Express

    The Brooklyn Banks is a place with no rules except gravity.
    The legendary skateboard spot in the shadow of the Brooklyn Bridge feels like a world unto itself. The graffiti-scrawled brick slopes on the Manhattan side are dotted with broken glass and blowing garbage. Teenagers bound over obstacles, flying through the air after their board, twisting at impossible angles. It all seems very far from the rule of the city.
    That’s about to change, as the city plans to close down the skate park as soon as December to use the space for construction staging. The Banks may not reopen until 2014, when the Brooklyn Bridge rehabilitation project is scheduled to finish. Until then, New York will be without one of the world’s top skating spots, and skateboarders will have to find a new place to go. [Read More]