By Ben Detrick – The Village Voice

    With his pink wardrobe, adoption of retro video-game character Sonic the Hedgehog as a spirit animal, and languid verses, Charles Hamilton was a newcomer built to thrive in a rap environment that has learned to tolerate a splash of DayGlo whimsy. The 21-year-old was cute and contempo and sensitive, but retained enough Harlem arrogance to escape being ostracized as a total pussy. After signing with Interscope Records in the summer of 2008, Hamilton spent the next year exuberantly building a reputation as an underdog smartass: He released several mixtapes, blogged with regularity, Twittered 50-some times a day, and reveled in the real-time furor he was able to create as a hip-hop fameball. [Read More]

  • SESSION 290: A1 AFTRHRS 08.19.09 HR.2

    Mixed by Scian Smooth

    01.Al Johnson (with Jean Carn) – I’m Back For More
    02.Trammps – Rubber Band
    03.Ohio Players – Ecstasy
    04.The O’jays – Give The People What They Want
    05.King Floyd – Groove Me
    06.Gene Chandler – In My Body’s House
    07.The State Dept – Be Yourself(Part 1)
    08.Eddie McGee – What Made You Change
    09.21st Century LTD – What Kind Of World Would This Be
    10.Bettye Swann – Closed For The Season

  • SESSION 290: A1 AFTRHRS 08.19.09 HR.1

    Mixed by Mike

    01.Postive K – Good Combination
    02.EMPD – Let The Funk Flow
    03.X-Clan – Verbal Milk
    04.K-Solo – Fugitive
    05.Greyson & Jasun – Get Bizzy
    06.DJ Chuck Chill Out & Kool Chip – Roll Call
    07.Intelligent Hoodlum – Arrest The President
    08.7L & Esoteric – Daisycutta
    09.Ultra Magnetic MC’s – Poppa Large
    10.Jay Dee – Fuck The Police


    By Julie Shapiro – The Villager

    Bar owners seeking licenses will once again face tougher restrictions under a bill passed by the state Legislature this summer. 

    The bill strengthens the 500-foot rule, which applies to bars and clubs if there are three or more existing liquor licenses nearby. The new legislation was prompted by a court ruling last November, which weakened the 500-foot rule and gave bar owners more leeway in neighborhoods that are densely packed with bars. [Read More]



    By Ben Sisario – NY Times

    A few months ago a peculiar item called “Favorite Recorded Scream” began to trickle into New York City record stores. Pressed on 12-inch vinyl in an edition of 500, it has little on its red cover except a list of 74 songs, each linked to a Manhattan record shop. [Read More]

  • Relax @ reBar


  • I love Vinyl @ LPR


  • DLYSHN: Nu Pschidt

    Every Friday from 7pm @ Halcyon

  • DLYSHN: Bless Up

    Every Thursday from 6pm @ Halcyon

    Mixed by Emch of Subatomic Soundsystem & LionDub live at Halcyon The Shop in Brooklyn during their new Thursday night Bless Up Sessions. Emch’s Set is a Live Pa set while LionDub rinses the vinyl for posterity


    A-1 After Hours Session

    Every Wednesday From 9pm ~ 11pm

  • DLYSHN: Zakka

    Every Monday from 8pm ~ 10pm

    Live broadcast from Cedar Party Room

    08.24 DJ Monchan

    08.31 DJ Raj

    09.07 Takaya nagase

  • Krs-one @ Sob’s


  • SESSION 289: ZAKKA 08.17.09

    Mixed by Earl Broclo Esq

    01.Disney long playing record intro.
    02. Fred Wesley and The JB’s – Blow Your Head
    03. Deodato – Skyscrapers
    04. Bobby Hughes Experience –  Piper Cherokee
    05. David Axelrod – Mental Traveler
    06. Jimmy Castor Bunch – Creation/It’s Just begun
    07. African Music Machine – Black Water Gold
    08. Chambers Brothers – Funky
    09. Nina Simone – Funkier Than a Mosquito’s Tweeter
    10. That Handsome  Devil – Dating Tips



    By Deborah Sontag – NY Times

    AS the peacock-blue Cadillac with the gold trim and fur lining spun on a giant turntable in the Stax Museum of American Soul Music here, Al Bell, the final owner of the late, great record label, chuckled. Decades before 50 Cent with his customized Rolls-Royce and Akon with his tricked-out Lamborghini, there was Isaac Hayeswith this pimped-out ride, an over-the-top gift from Stax to its over-the-top star, who wore slave chains like emancipatory bling across his bare, buff chest. [Read More]



    By Jon Pareles – NY Times

    Les Paul, the virtuoso guitarist and inventor whose solid-body electric guitar and recording studio innovations changed the course of 20th-century popular music, died Thursday in White Plains, N.Y. . He was 94.

    The cause was complications of pneumonia, the Gibson Guitar Corporation and his family announced. [Read More]