• 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


  • SESSION 1507: A1 IN STORE 08.18.13

    Mixed by Elbin Reyes

    01. VaKula
    02. Kuniyuki Feat. Henrick Schwarz – The Session 2 Remixed
    03. Vakula
    04. Alex Agorr – Prise
    05. Romanthony – Ministry of Love
    06. Session Victim – Glow In The Dark
    07. DJ Duke Presents Freedom – Closer
    08. Just Be Feat Jesse Monroe – Don’t Make Me Wait For You
    09. Kuniyuki Feat. Henrick Schwarz – The Session 2
    10. Kai Alce – On It
    11. Mind Fair – Downtown Nubian
    12. Sicania Soul – Starlite (Danny Krivit ReEdit)
    13. Gianluca Pighi – Trumpeetha
    14. Kenny Chandler – Trionisphere IV
    15. Frankie Knuckles – Whistle Song
    16. Alma Horton – Lies
    17. Tito Puente
    18. Revivra Alias Estephe & Vulzor – Mercy
    19. Justice – Easy To Love
    20. Shadow – I Can’t Keep Holding Back (My Love)
    21. Caroline Crawford – I ‘ll Be Here for You
    22. George Duke – I Want You For Myself
    23. Montana Sextet – Who Needs Enemies (Inst)
    24. Pleasure – Take A Chance
    25. Quasimode – Los Conquistadores Chocolates
    26. The Writers – Share Your Love
    27. Michael Boothman – What You Won’t Do For Love

  • SESSION 1506: A1 IN STORE 08.18.13

    Mixed by Donald Lassiter

    01. Al Green – Gotta Find New World
    02. Eddie Kendricks – Someday We’ll Have A Better World
    03. Donny Hathaway – Someday We’ll All Be Free
    04. The Temptations – Mother Nature
    05. Charles Earland – Leaving This Planet
    06. Kool & The Gang – Love And Understanding
    07. Philadelphia International All Stars – Let’s Clean Up The Getto
    08. Leroy Hutson – Lucky Fellow
    09. Marvin Gaye – I Wanna Be Where You Are
    10. George Benson – Summertime
    11. Kool & The Gang – Summer Madness
    12. Trammps – Stop and Think!
    13. Sex O’clock U.S.A –  Baby Come On
    14. Sly Cabell – Feelin’ Fine
    15. The Strangers – Step Out Of My Dream
    16. Aurra – Such A Feeling
    17. The Salsoul Orchestra – Take Sometime Out
    18. Transtive Elements
    19. Meli’sa Morgan – Still In Love With You
    20. Transtive Elements
    21. Classic Man – Fifth Street Orchestra
    22. Classic Man – Mellow
    23. Classic Man – Rapid Winds
    24. Classic Man – A Passing Thought
    25. Little Kirk – Getto People Broke
    26. Peter Tosh – Get Up, Stand Up


    Mixed by Luka Bernaskone


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    SESSION 1504: GUEST SESSION 08.12.13

    Mixed by Dez Andres


  • SESSION 1503: FUNKY SLICE 08.05.13

    Mixed by DJ Monchan

  • SESSION 1502: A1 IN STORE 07.30.13

    Mixed by Seth

    01. Bajy – Comme Ca
    02. Thimothey Herelle – Grand N’hom La
    03. Farah Juste – Pitt-Mouin
    04. Seigneur Ley Rochereau – En Amour Pas De Calcul
    05. J.K. Mandengue – Fire Will Go
    06. Farah Juste – Man Battey
    07. Analog Players Society – Coule’ba (Discovery)
    08. Manolin Gonzales – Canta Mundo
    09. Ocho – Oriza
    10. Orquesta Ilusion – El Perico
    11. Joe Bataan – Coco-e
    12. Jerry Gonzalez – Evidence
    13. Louisa Mark The In Crowd – Six Street
    14. Joe Bataan – I Wish You Love (Pt.1)
    15. The Jones Girls – who Can I Run To
    16. D.J. Rogers – Love Brought Me Back
    17. Lo Borges – Todo Prazer
    18. The Beach Boys – Angel Come Home