By Brad Stone – NY Times

    Several reports Wednesday indicate that Google is set to roll-out a music service at an event at the iconic Capitol Records building in Hollywood next Wednesday. The service, we’ve confirmed from three people briefed on the details, will offer searchers a better way to find and sample music on Google – much in the same way people can get detailed financial information about a company from Google Finance. [Read More]



    By Omar Kholeif – MOG       

    In 1999, on the eve of PopMatters’ inception, I was an angst-ridden teenager, who had a tendency for ditching classes only to sit in the toilet reading back issues of Rolling Stone. By the end of the decade, my love for grunge music had sent me searching through expanses that spanned Punk & New Wave to classic rock, gospel, and soul. [Read More]

  • SESSION 322: ZAKKA 10.20.09

    Mixed by Ali Coleman (Voice of Voice)

    01.Chinese Instrument Track
    02.Luv City – Dream Come True
    03.Martin Solveig & Strephy Haik
    04.Luv City – Dance
    05.Ta Reine Tamie lewis – Je Ne Veux Plus Etre
    06.Dennis Ferrer – Church Lady
    07.Fumibella(S.O.W) – Take A Chance
    09.Life is Special (Acapella)
    10.Dennis Ferrer – Transitions

  • SESSION 321: FUNKY SLICE 10.19.09

    Mixed by DJ Monchan

    01.Toure Kunda – Amadou Tilo
    02.Lamont Dozier – Going Back To My Roots (African Drum Outro)
    03.Haki R Madhubuti – Rise Vision Comin’
    04.Ursula Rucker – Release
    05.Deetron – Papas A La Huancaina
    06.Futuristica Music – Find A Way
    07.Tony Lionni – Aurara
    08.Aura – Song For Sophie
    09.Maxwell –  If I 
    10.TJ Kong – The Pearl


    Mixed by Yaz Higashiya @ SoleFood NYC 

    01. John Robinson – There She Goes
    02. Ohmega Watts – Your Love
    03. Tribe Called Quest – Like It Like That (DJ Hasebe Remix)
    04. Da Bush Babees – The Love Song ft. Mos Def
    05. Jungle Brothers – Sexy Baby
    06. Zeebra & Kenbo – Parteechecka
    07. Jurassic 5 – Great Expectation
    08. J-Live – The Upgrade
    09. Jay Dee – Rico Suave Bossa Nova
    10. Ego-Wrappin’ – Ashinaga No Salvador

  • AfroPunk@IrvingPza


  • Frank @ SouthPaw


  • SESSION 319: A1 AFTRHRS 10.14.09

    Mixed by Scian Smooth

    01.Brief Encounter – Human
    02.F.C.C – Baby I Want You
    03.The Memphis Horns – Keep On Smilin’
    04.Greg Perry – Come On Down (Get Your Head Out Of The Clouds)
    05.George Benson – My Woman’s Good To Me
    06.The Intruder – Favorite Candidate
    07.Kenya Collins & Mac Simmons – Looking For The Same Thing
    08.The Emotions – Shouting Out Love
    09.Rhetta Hughes – You’re Doing With Her When It Should Be Me
    10.Jimmy Mack – Love Junkie



    By Brad Stone – NY Times

    SAN FRANCISCO — The idea of selling monthly subscriptions to a vast catalog of online music has met with only limited success. That isn’t stopping a new batch of entrepreneurs from trying to make it work.

    The latest and perhaps most surprising entrants to the field are the European entrepreneurs Niklas Zennstrom and Janus Friis. In 2001, they created and financed Kazaa, one of the original peer-to-peer file-sharing services that hurt the music industry. The two have created and financed a secretive start-up called Rdio, with offices in Los Angeles and San Francisco. [Read More]

  • SESSION 318: ZAKKA 10.13.09

    Mixed by Eugene Tambourine

    01.Loose Ends – Choose Me (Dub)
    02.King Sunny Ade – Ire
    03.Dorothy – Reflections
    04.Dreamhouse – I Can Feel It (Fun Mix)
    05.Will Downing – In My Dreams (Rapid Eye Mix)
    06.Black Ginger – My Track Is Free
    07.Jovonn – Be Free (Instrumental)
    08.Donna Summer – Dinner With Gershwin (12″ Mix)
    09.Stardust – Love Will Find A Way
    10.Brothers & Systems – Dub Mania & Philth (Version 2)


    Mixed by Yaz Higashiya @ SoleFood NYC 

    01. Amanda Diva – Heart Strings
    02. Bssa Nostra – The Message From A Soul Sister
    03. Elo Da Corrente – Sementes De Luz
    04. Madlib – Montara
    05. Crown City Rockers – Something pt. 3
    06. Long Beach Dub Allstars – Sunny Hours (Reprise)
    07. Common – Funky For You
    08. RJD2 – Clean Living
    09. Soulstance – Zeith
    10. Lyrics Born – I Changed My Mind (Stereo MC’s Rattlesake mix)

  • SESSION 316: FUNKY SLICE 10.12.09

    Mixed by Sean Bee (Downtown)

    01.Lindstorm – Disturbing The Perfect Symmetry
    02.DJ Kaos – Love The Nite Away (Tiedyemix)
    03.Risco Connection – Park Version
    04.Horace Andy & Ashley Beedle – When The Rain Falls
    05.Scotty Coats & Wes The Mes – Double Fisted
    06.Jakob Korn – Lubiche
    07.Jazztronic – Real Clothes (Unreleased Instrumental Mix)
    09.Escort – Starlight (Darshan Jesrani Parks Dept Dub)
    10.Ghost Town – Contact

  • SESSION 315: HALCYON 10.02.09

    Mixed by Gesine Pertenbreiter:

  • Bill Patrick @ Love


  • OneStepBeyond@NaturalHistory

    Launch your weekend with drinks and dancing at the most explosive party this side of the Milky Way. See and be seen under the stars as live bands, DJs, and VJs present the hottest music and project dynamic visuals at the Rose Center for Earth and Space. Cocktails keep the party going.
    Amanda Blank
    Devlin & Darko
    Friday, October 9, 2009 Buy Tickets 
    9pm – 1am
    You must be 21 or older to attend this event, and present a valid I.D.
    For tickets, call (212) 769-5200 (9am – 5pm, Monday – Friday). 
  • FreedomParty@LPR


    The Freedom Party
    w/ DJ Cosi, DJ Herbert Holler, DJ Marc Smooth
    11pm doors & show
    Ladies: Free till midnight, $10 after
    Fellas: $10 till midnight, $15 after
    Strictly 21+
    This is a General Admission, Standing event.

    The Freedom Party NYC, NYC’s #1 Dance Party Every Friday 6 Years and Counting!!! Featuring Resident DJs every week – DJ Cosi, DJ Herbert Holler, DJ Marc Smooth.