• SoundNoir @ Loft Space


    Start Time:
    Saturday, August 15, 2009 at 9:00pm
    End Time:
    Sunday, August 16, 2009 at 8:00am
    Industrial loft space
    TBA via email (register at http://soundnoir.net/ for reduced price and loca
    Brooklyn, NY
    Dave Aju (Circus Company | San Francisco)
    Kris Wadsworth (Morris/Audio, NRK, Poker Flat | Detroit)
    Mossa (Complot, Thema, Mo’s Ferry | Montreal)
    Anton Esteban (No Ordinary Monkey | New York)
    Lenny de la Posso (Thema, Sound Noir)
    Helping Hands (Sound Noir)

    2 of the most unique US producers/DJs out there will be playing with us day and night.

    For the past few years Dave Aju from San Francisco has been walking the line between weird and wonderful by the way of jazzy with his productions – which has rightfully landed him on the mischievous Parisian label Circus Company and led to the very famous Luciano remix of “Crazy Place” – a single taken from Aju’s conceptual album pieced together entirely of vocal samples. Take that acapella-haters! Fear not though his set will include much more than vocalizing:)http://www.myspace.com/daveaju

    Kris Wadsworth on his part churns out some of the most distinct and powerful tracks coming from Detroit these days. At just 24 years of age he has mastered his native town’s gritty sound and infused it with a dose of subdued beauty that made them so popular with just about every deep DJ and quality labels like Swiss Morris/Audio, French Adults Only and German Poker Flat. Unlike many of the newly converted pseudo-D producers Kris forgoes all the dross and instead concentrates on extra-tough beats supplemented by melodic depth charges to make for tracks that seem to hit you in the sub-conscious. I could go on and on as Kris really made some of my favorite tracks of this and last years but let the music do the talking, hit the link.http://www.myspace.com/thedepthsof

    Montreal resident Mossa, will be showing us his take on sonic funk this evening as well. Both his classical/jazz music training and his early obsession with hard-core is showing in his daring electronic compositions that have been released on such influential labels as Cynosure, Mo’s Ferry and Circus Company. First and foremost a DJ, his sets are bursting with energy and sounds that are anything but predictable. http://mossamusic.free.fr/

    Our own NYC-town will be represented by Anton Esteban – resident DJ of the 5-year-strong disco/leftfield party No Ordinary Monkey. After experiencing their amazing dance-out last Sunday in WBurg’s Grand Ferry Park we are looking forward to hearing more of that magical psychodelic goodness from Anton’s crate. You’d better be prepared to traverse the outer space!http://www.noordinarymonkey.com/

    Residents Lenny de la Posso of Thema ( http://www.neoday.net ) and Helping Hands will be present in high spirits to further define the Sound of Noir. 

    $10 on the list; $20 at the door
    For reduced RSVP and more info go to http://soundnoir.net/

    We would like to see you there, dancing;)

  • SESSION 288: ZAKKA 08.10.09

    Mixed by DJ Monchan

    01.Johnny Clarke – Come Back To Me
    02.Young Generation – Bongo Pat
    03.Bob Marley And The Wailers – Rebel Music (3 O’clock Roadblock)
    04.The Tamlins – Skin Tight
    05.The Ethiopians – Life Is A Funny Things
    06.Observer Band – Run Bald Head Dub
    07.Massive Attack&Mad Professor – Radiation Ruling The Nation
    08.Flying Lotus – Parisian Goldfish
    09.Frontera – Charity
    10.Truby Trio – A Go Go (Boozoo Bajou Remix)


    Photo by C. Bay Milin

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    Monday: Zakka Show @ 8PM
    Tuesday: Nise Music @ 6PM
    Wednesday: A1 Afterhours @ 9PM
    Thursday: Mo Music Mo Life@8PM
    Thursday: Bless Up @ 6PM!
    Friday: Halcyon Presents Nu Pschidt @ 7PM

    New in the Radio Archive
    A-1 AfterHours 08.05.09 Hr.1: Daniel Auster
    A-1 AfterHours 08.05.09 Hr.2: Theo Cote
    Halcyon Presents Nu Pschidt 07.31.09:  Taimur+Fahad 
    Halcyon Presents Nu Pschidt 07.31.09:  Henry Maldonado 
    Zakka 08.03.09: DJ Monchan



    By Roberta Smith – NY Times

    With their first public artwork in Manhattan, which went up at the northwest corner of Houston Street and the Bowery on July 17, the Brazilian brothers Otavio and Gustavo Pandolfo, who call themselves Os Gêmeos, bring graffiti art to its Rococo phase. Which is to say that their fantastic, epic mural, on a concrete wall about 17 feet high and about 51 feet long, is light and frothy, a dream of happiness with an underlying chord of melancholy. And everything in it is exquisitely fine-tuned and detailed, a dazzlement of effortless technique that sustains long bouts of close looking. It will remain up until March. [Read More]

  • SESSION 287: A1 AFTRHRS 08.05.09 HR.2

    Mixed by Daniel Auster

    01.T Kolai – Sought At Tabla
    02.Schmoov – Playground
    03.Moody Manc – Coleman
    04.Sandy Of KOT & Jose Of Soul Creation – The Path Tribute
    05.DJ Cutz – Jaques Da Booty
    06.Cover Ups Vol.1
    07.Rick Wade – Fade Away
    08.Ian Pooley – Higgledy Piggledy
    09.DJ Gilb’r Guitare rico – Venus
    10. Aran Braxe & Fred Falke – Running

  • SESSION 287: A1 AFTRHRS 08.05.09 HR.1

    Mixed by  Theo Cote

    01.The Sunburst Band – Garden Of Love
    02.The Bucketheads – I Wanna Know
    03.C’mon Get Up!
    05.Key Notes – I-94
    06.Master At Work – Odyssey
    07.Basement Jaxx – Fly Life Extra
    08.I:Cube – Disco Cubizm (Daft Punk Mix)
    09.DJ.Q – We Are One
    10.DJ.Q – Delicious

  • SESSION 286: HALCYON 07.31.09

    Mixed by Taimur+Fahad (Blkmarket Membership – NY) 

    1. Andomatt 3000 – Discofl – unreleased
    2. Minilogue – Almost live but definetly plugged (Move D mix) – Mule
    3. Baaz – Clouds 2 – unknown
    4. Oliver Deutschmann – For those about to dub tool – Konsequenz
    5. Jacksonville – Trix – Doppler 
    6. Shaun Reeves – Patience – Wolf+Lamb (forthcoming)
    7. 2 Lone Swordsmen – Glyde by shooting – Emissions Audio Output
    w/ Accapella Little Mike & Wyatt Earp – Android – Hochokai Records
    8. Patrick Specke – Bictchual linestepper – Desolat
    9. Make some break some – RRR – Plank
    10. Sascha Dive – Jay Clayton – Deep Vibes

  • SESSION 285: HALCYON 07.24.09

    Mixed by: Henry Maldonado (Speak Recordings / Play it Loud! – NY)

  • ExCaminos @ SouthPaw

    Fri. 9/11

    8 pm doors/9 pm show

    Southpaw is located at 125 Fifth Ave. in Park Slope, Brooklyn. It’s close to several subway stations and is about a $12 cab ride from Lower Manhattan.

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  • DJ Spinna @ SPH


  • SESSION 284: ZAKKA 08.03.09

    Mixed by DJ Monchan

    01.A Mountain Of One – Bonnie & Clyde
    02.Orlando Julius – Disco Hi Life
    04.Kokolo Meets Malema – Nueya York
    05.Get On The Floor
    06.Depeche Mode – Wrong (Frankie’s Bromantic Club Mix)
    07.Alton Miller – Clouds Are Gone
    08.Larry Heard – Feathers Floating
    09.Fist Of Facts – Fugitive Vesco
    10.Filipsson & Lindblad – Daniel Wang Is My Neighbor


    Photo by Joe’s NYC

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    Monday: Zakka Show @ 8PM
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    Wednesday: A1 Afterhours @ 9PM
    Thursday: Mo Music Mo Life@8PM
    Thursday: Bless Up @ 6PM!
    Friday: Halcyon Presents Nu Pschidt @ 7PM

    New in the Radio Archive
    Nu Pschidt 07.14.09: Jeff Brown & Doc Link
    Bless Up 07.23.09: Subatomic Sound System & Lion Dub
    Zakka 07.27.09: Radioo
    Mo Music Mo Life  07.16.09: Selector Arts

  • Nicky Siano @ WTB




    By Josh Chamberlain Village Voice

    In 2001, longtime hardcore reggae fan Hidetsugo Haji faced a dilemma. He wanted to be a part of the “real thing,” but he lived in Japan, which lacked some basic pieces: a ghetto, for example, and the everyday struggles that come with such blatant economic disparity, not to mention the extraordinary opportunity to look such inequality in the face and overcome it. But thanks to dancehall reggae’s vibrant cassette-tape circuit, buoyed by live dancehall sessions and soundclashes between famous sound systems like Stone Love, Bass Odyssey, and Killamanjaro, he knew where to go. [Read More]


    By Leo Standora – Daily News

    ABoston Universitygrad student was ordered to pay four record labels $675,000 Friday for illegally downloading and sharing songs on the Internet – but he’s not singing the blues.

    “I’m disappointed, but I’m thankful it wasn’t millions,” saidJoel Tenenbaum, a 25-year-old doctoral student in physics. “To me it sends a message of ‘We considered your side with some legitimacy.'”

    If the verdict stands after a planned appeal, Tenenbaum said he’ll file for bankruptcy to cut his losses.
    [Read More]

  • SESSION 283: HALCYON 07.14.09

    Liberate Records Showcase – New York

    HR 1 mixed by: Jeff Brown | HR 2 mixed by: Doc Link


    blessup @ halcyon the shop in brooklyn




    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.



    1. Disrupt – Selassie I Continualy (Jahtari)
    2. Clouds – Too Young Soundboy Rootah RMX (Dub)
    3. Luciano & Beenie Man – Crazy Baldhead (Taxi)
    4. Rusko – Soundboy Is My Target 
    5. Dubblestandart & Lee Perry – Iron Devil (Subatomic Sound)
    6. Buraka Som Sistema – Wawaba (Mad Decent)
    7. Jamie Vex’d – Saturn’s Return (Planet Mu)
    8. Dubblestandart & Lee Perry Meet Subatomic Sound & Jahdan – Respect The Foundation (Subatomic Sound)
    9. Dancing Shoes – Nick Argon (Argon)
    10. Barrington Levy & Beenie Man – Murderation Dubstep Mix (White)
    11. Subatomic Soundsystem – Emergency Dubcast Signal (Dub)
    12. Dubterror – Unknown 
    13. Dubterror – Unknown
    14. Damian Marley – Road To Zion Dubstep Remix (White)
    15. Jamie Vex’d – In System Travel (Planet Mu)
    16. Bullion – Unknown (Brownwood)
    17. Dubblestandart & lee Perry Meet Subatomic & Jahdan – Respect My Shit RMX (Subatomic Sound)
    18. Dubblestandart & Prince Far I – Wadada Tom Watson RMX (Subatomic Sound)
    19. Dubblestandart – Dub Si (Dubblestandart)


    20. Satori & Marcus Visionary – Black Panther (Liondub International) – Halcyon Product #97063
    21. Jahdan Blakkamoore – The General Marcus Visionary RMX (Liondub International) – Halcyon Product #96053
    22. Noble Society – Mama So Divine Marcus Visionary RMX (Liondub International) – Halcyon Product #97063
    23. Kid Cudi vs. Crooker – Day And Night RMX (UK Funkee) – Halcyon Product #96227
    24. Joker – Untitle RSN (Tectonic) – Halcyon Product #96341
    25. Jack Sparrow – Predator (Contagious) – Halcyon Product #95499
    26. Martyn – All I Have Is Memories (Apple Pips) – Halcyon Product #91989
    27. Zomby – The Lie LV RMX (Ramp) – Halcyon Product #97184
    28. Subscape – Nothing’s Wrong (Dub Police) – Halcyon Product #97172
    29. Panty Raid – Get The Money (Marine Parade) – Halcyon Product #97014
    30. Flying Lotus – Spicy Samwich (Warp) – Halcyon Product #96705
    31. Prefuse 73 – Relief Choir (Warp) – Halcyon Product #96792
    32. Tom & Jerry – Part I Vapour RMX (Tom & Jerry) – Halcyon Product #97178
    33. DJ Madd – Dancer’s Riddim (36 HTZ) – Halcyon Product #97176
    34. Tom & Jerry – Part II Crystal Clear RMX (Tom & Jerry) – Halcyon Product #97170
    35. Break – Is This What You Want (Symmetry) – Halcyon Product #96433
    36. Break – B Traits RMX (Symmetry) – Halcyon Product #96590
    37. Zero T – Busytime Break RMX (CIA Ltd.) – Halcyon Product #96949
    38. Alix Perez – Down The Line Break RMX (Shogun Audio)  – Halcyon Product #97011