• 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


    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!



    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]


    Mixed by Yaz Higashiya @ SoleFood NYC 

    01. Ronny Jordan – Keep Your Heads Up
    02. Mondo Grosso – Closer (The Roots Remix)
    03. DJ Beat – Miss Risin’ Sun ft. Bootie Brown of Pharcyde
    04. Jupiter Project ft. Cocoa – Yasashiku Utatte (Killin Me Softly)
    05. SkyScraper – Hi Noon Dub (Pt. 2)
    06. Brown Bag AllStars – Can’t Walk Away
    07. Common – Retrospect For Life
    08. DJ Krush – Candle Chant [A Tribute] ft. Boss The MC
    09. Four Tet – Glue Of The World
    10. Gorillaz – Tomorrow Comes Today
    11. The Fugees – Fu-Gee-La
    12. DJ Seen  – Shin
    13. DJ Krush – Day’s End
    14. DJ Makino – Beat05

  • Michael Rogers @ Keybar


    Michael Rogers will be playing a mix of house techno and acid as well as his own productions. Drink specials will be available.  More info on Michael: http://onthequiet.net/

    KEYBAR 432 E. 13th St New York, NY 10009


    By Andy Beta –The Village Voice

    On my way to interview former Village Voice art director (and current New Yorkerphotography critic) Vince Aletti, I happen to pass a poster proclaiming, “Disco Is Back! Now playing at Bloomingdale’s.” This is strangely appropriate, as I’m meeting Aletti for lunch to discuss the publication of his first book, The Disco Files 1973-78: New York’s Underground Week by Week, which, as its title attests, collects five years’ worth of articles he wrote about the burgeoning disco scene as it happened. [Read More]

  • Sasha @ RSVP


  • SESSION 323: A1 AFTRHRS 10.21.09

    Mixed by Makkotron (Weekend Records[Brooklyn]Hiyoko Records[Tokyo])

    01.Mandolay – Roller Shake
    02.Oxygen – Party Lets Party Part1
    03.Jerry Carr – This Must Be Heaven
    04.Level 42 – World Machine
    05.Redhead Kingpin And The F.B.I – Kilomanjaro Style
    06.Lucky Thompson – Tea Time
    07.Black Sheep – The Choice Is Yours
    08.Beat Demons – Mr. Feelgood
    09.Blue Mitchell – The Message
    10.Charles Earland – Charles III

  • Nininja @ CedarRoom


    Nininja Party is Free.

    DJ Monchan spin from 11pm to 6am.

    Email  muzic@earthlink.net  for location.


    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