• NEWS: WAXPOETICS IN JAPAN

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    By Andre Torres-Waxpoetics

    Wax Poetics has just debuted Issue 01 of Wax Poetics Japan. Read Editor-in-Chief Andre Torres’s Letter from the Editor:

    Though I have written many of these letters over the course of the last seven years, this one is special because it marks the beginning of a new journey for Wax Poetics. We set out hoping to bring our message to the world, knowing there were people all over the planet who were passionate about their music just like us. We attracted a devoted international following very early on, though not all of them have been able to fully enjoy the magazine. We knew our fellow Japanese heads enjoyed our visual stylings, and we felt Japan would be the best place to start if we were able to reach an even wider international audience. [Read More]

  • NEWS: FOCUSING IN ON STREET ART

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    By Camille Dodero-The Village Voice

    Let’s assume you’ve plucked this fine publication, at least once, from one of its many red news boxes on New York City sidewalks. You might not have noticed that the container had been mischievously assaulted with a frantic array of crudely drawn stickers. Maybe it was a postal label hand-cut into a graffiti tag, a cockeyed teddy bear, or an anthropomorphic toilet. Could have been a United States Postal Service marker that asserted, in the unsettling third person of a prehistoric Facebook status update, “KOSBE FEELS LIKE SHIT TODAY.” Or a slogan meant much more sardonically, like the tech-ennui dictum “SEND ME TO VOICEMAIL,” scrawled on a rare Japanese mailer and signed by well-known graffiti marauder Neckface. Whatever the piece was, photojournalist Martha Cooper probably owns it now. “Sorry, everybody,” she says impishly. “I stole them.” [Read More]

  • SESSION 205: ZAKKA 02.09.09

    Mixed by DJ Monchan

    01.Margo Michaels – The Good Stuff
    02.Firefly – Love is gonna be on your side
    03.Montana Sextet – Who Needs Enemies With Friends Like You
    04.Mickey Moonlight – Interplanetary Music
    05.Le Tigre – Deceptacon
    06.Kylie – Can’t Get You Out Of  My Head
    07.Black Magic(Lil Louis) – Freedom
    08.Swing 52 – Color of my skin
    09.Tangent Beats – Trumpet Jam dub
    10.Yabby You – Conquering Lion (Smith&Mighty rmx)
    11.Estelle – Come Over
    12.Susan Cadogan – Do It Baby

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  • dlyshn 2.0: Relaunch Friday at Alphabeta!

    After a short break in content production for some behind the scenes restructuring, we are pleased to announce that dailysession.com is officially relaunching on Friday, February 13th! 

    Join us to celebrate the occasion at “Street Crush” a Brooklyn Street Art show featuring new work by 42 street artists, burlesque and music by dailysession.com regular, DJ Jesse Mann. Hosted by Brooklyn Street Art, dailysession.com and Alphabeta. Press Release Here

    Show from 7-12 @ Alphabeta: 70 Greenpoint Ave. Bklyn.
    (For guestlist, email us at admin[at]dailysession.com)

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    AFTERPARTY:

    After the show, head next door to Coco66 for more fine selections from Jesse Mann, plus a live electronic drumming performance by Kamoni with visuals by SeeJ and SuperDraw.
    Coco66: 66 Greenpoint Ave. Brooklyn, NY.

    All performances will be broadcast live on dailysession.com!

    Then, beginning next week we’ll be back to our regular production schedule with new shows being added soon so check back often. dailysession.com: Transmissions from New York’s Underground 2.0!

  • NEWS: LABELS AND SUBSCRIPTIONS

    By Greg Sandoval-Cnet News

    LOS ANGELES–For anybody wondering why Microsoft and the top record labels continue to promote subscription music services, the answer was revealed Thursday.

    David Ring, executive vice president of business development for Universal Music Group’s digital arm, said at the EconMusic Conference that the recording industry simply can’t sustain itself with download sales alone. [Read More]

  • NEWS: JAZZLABEL ASKS ‘NOWWHAT?’

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    By Nate Chinen-The Newyork Times

    At a recent 70th-anniversary reception for Blue Note Records at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, the alto saxophonist Lou Donaldson played his trademark hit, “Alligator Boogaloo,” from 1967. Norah Jones, who made her multiplatinum debut in 2002, mingled at the bar. And presiding over the evening was Bruce Lundvall, who has run the label for the last 25 years. [Read More]

  • SESSION 204: HALCYON 02.06.09

    Mixed by The Almagest

    01. Cajmere – Brighter Days
    02. Manou – Kodjo
    03. Eddie Nicholas – Ghumbah
    04. Eddie Grant – Time Warp
    05. Eddie Grant – Nobody’s Got Time
    06. Hector Lavoe – Mi Gente (Louie Vega Dub)
    07. Soul Central – Time After Time
    08. The Dining Rooms – Free To Grow (Quarion Rmx)
    09. Kem – The Problem
    10. Stephanie Cooke – Love Will

  • NEWS: LABEL PUTS SINGER IN CHAGE

    By BBC News

    Epic Records, the home of stars like Michael Jackson and George Michael, has named British singer and songwriter Amanda Ghost as its new president. [Read More]

  • Halcyon Pres. Nü Pschidt

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    After a brief January hiatus, halcyon’s weekly nu pschidt podcast returns for 2009 with a very special soulful house DJ set by old school halcyon alum Adam Cruz aka The Almagest of Mixtape Sessions fame. Adam will be joined on the mic by his sister, vocalist Flora Cruz, whose debut album, “Dulce Melodia” he produced for his Mixtape Sessions label. The latest single from the project, “Raise It Up,” is out with new remixes this Friday on halcyondigi.com

    Join us at halcyon the shop, Friday 7-9pm
    57 Pearl Street Dumbo, Brooklyn
    or tune in live at dailysession.com
    Or, if you miss the live session, check our new blog at halcyonline.com for nu pschidt mix downloads.

    About the Flora Cruz album:
    “Dulce Melodia” is the solo debut album by New Jersey based singer, Flora Cruz (released on indie label, Mixtape Sessions.) This full-length LP is a sweet composition of words and songs written by Flora Cruz and her brother and the album’s producer, Adam Cruz. The Spanish words “Dulce Melodia” translate to ‘Sweet Melody’ – a perfect definition. Each song describes Flora’s journey as she examines her relationship with love and God in an attempt to reach her full potential. Her LP has its own unique style, influenced by several genres including Dance/Electronic, Funk, Soul, Latin, Pop and Jazz. “Producer Adam Cruz and singer Flora Cruz deliver a stellar solo debut album”, says Bouncefm.com. Major DJs supporting this album include Tony Humphries, Mr. V, Jerome Sydenham, Bob Jones & others.

    Dig the tracks you hear on nü pschidt? Shop where the DJs dug them!
    halcyondigi.com mp3 & wav downloads
    halcyontheshop.com vinyl/cd mail order

    nü pschidt airs live from halcyon the shop Fridays from 7-9pm on dailysession.com and features halcyon resident DJs and special guests showcasing the latest vinyl and digital releases in the mix. Archives from a diverse range of selectors including Adultnapper, Clever, Jay-J, Taimur Agha, DJ Vadim, Herballiser, JT Donaldson, DJ Spinna, DB, Dara, and many more are available for download complete with track listings; or, to never miss a beat, sign up for the nü pschidt podcast – all at dailysession.com. To purchase the tracks you hear, visit halcyontheshop.com (vinyl mail order) or halcyondigi.com(mp3/wav).

    Mixtape Sessions OUT NOW on digital formats from halcyondigi

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  • Lil Louis@Santos

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