• NEWS: ARTIST SPACE TO GOV’S ISLAND

    By Robin Pogrebin – NYTimes

    “The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council has been selected to run an artists’ studio and exhibition space on Governors Island that will include a year-round artist residency and weekend events. The arts programming is expected to begin next spring in 14,000 square feet of space on the ground floor of a building on the island’s north shore.” [Read More]

  • SESSION 179: ZAKKA 10.13.08 HR.1

    Mixed by DJ Monchan

    01.  Pink Floyd – Breathe
    02.  A Mountain of One – Ride
    03.  Yellow Sunshine – Don’t Tell Me Later Girl
    04.  Pucho and His Latin Soul Brothers – Chitterlings Con Carne
    05.  Willie Wood & Willie Wood Crew – Willie Rap
    06.  Miami – Kill That Roach
    07.  Waldek – Memories
    08.  Thievery Corporation – Shadows of Ourselves
    09.  Fila Brazillia – President Chimp Toe
    10.  Thievery Corporation – Pela Janela
    11.  George Benson – You Can Do It (Baby)

  • SESSION 179: ZAKKA 10.13.08 HR.2

    Mixed by DJ UG

    01.  Aphrodisiac – Just Before the Dawn
    02.  The Orb – Little Fluffy Clouds
    03.  Psychotropic – Only For the Headstrong
    04.  Groove Collective – She’s So Heavy
    05.  Donna Summer – The Power of One
    06.  Code 718 – Equinox  
    07.  Luisto Quintero – Tumbao (Louie Vega Remix)

  • SESSION 178: HALCYON 10.10.08

    Mixed by Taimur

    01. Quantec – Meanwhile
    02. Matt Flores – Pretty Lady Remix
    03. Ziggy Kinder – Flipflop Crash
    04. Lil Tony – House (Dub)
    05. Dyed Soundorom – Can You Dance
    06. Paul Frick – Steal My Heart feat. Crawford
    07. Willie Graff and Tuccillo – When the Sun Goes Down
    08. Zombie Zombie – Texas Rangers (Danton Eeprom Remix)
    09. DJ Spider – Sewer Technology
    10. Tim Sheridan vs. Jon Carter feat. Ferank Manseed – Freakshow
    11. Roland Clark – Black in my Soul (Tiger Stripes Dub Vox)
    12. Ryan Crosson – Use Me Up
    13. Nicone – Una Rosa
    14. Levon Vincent – These Games
    15. DJ Koze – Lets Love
    16. Kai – Gakuon (Dandy Jack Remix)

  • DJ Spinna @ APT

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  • Mark Farina @ Studio B

    MARK FARINA (OM Records, Great Lakes Audio)
    Marques Wyatt (Deep LA)
    Joeski (Maya Recordings)
    Sleepy & Boo (Basic NYC)

    Where: Studio B (259 Banker Street, Greenpoint, Brooklyn)
    When: 10/24/08 9pm – late
    Price: $10 on list – email djboo@basicnyc.com to RSVP

    More Info Here.

  • SESSION 177: A1 AFTRHRS 10.08.08

    Mixed by DJ Stewart

    01. Aural Exciter – Spooks in Space
    02. Love Supreme – Pork Chop Express
    03. Nick Cachona – Band Practice
    04. Chilly – For Your Love
    05. Pungtang – Sub Seducer
    06. Floppy Sounds Rmxs – Entertainment
    07. Kevin Yost – Bongo Madness 7
    08. Material – Bustin Out
    09. Cultural Vibe – Ma Foom Bey
    10. KC Flight – Lets Get Jazzy

  • NEWS: SOMETHING STRANGE TO SEE

    By Melena Ryzik – NYTimes

    “The rumors are true: Banksy is — or was, or has been — in town, and he’s doing more than just painting, or hiding.

    For the last few weeks aficionados of street art have been atwitter with sightings of work by this pseudonymous, secretive British artist. Several of his murals, all featuring giant rats, have popped up on walls and billboards in Lower Manhattan, and on Wednesday a Banksy piece was unveiled at 89 Seventh Avenue South (near Bleecker Street) in Greenwich Village.

    This one is not a mural but an installation: a mock pet supply shop, filled with animatronic creatures like a rhesus monkey and would-be creatures like fish sticks swimming in a tank. The Village Pet Store and Charcoal Grill, as the green awning reads, is Banksy’s first official exhibition in New York, his representatives say, and it will be open to the public daily through Oct. 31. [Read More]

  • Matthew Dear @ LPR

  • Moby @ Le Royale

  • NEWS: SHELTER NOW GREENHOUSE

    NYC is losing yet another music focused danceclub. Shelter closed a few months ago for “renovations” but claimed that they were going to reopen. As is the case with most “renovation projects”, they were actually closing for good. A new, “green” bottle service club called “Greenhouse” is taking it’s place. Here is the press release:

    “Greenhouse is located at 150 Varick Street , in SoHo , and is designed to be a unique “green” experience. One of Greenhouse’s most spectacular attributes is the transparent ceiling fixture, compromised of over 5,000 individually hung crystals, which is designed to emulate a rolling landscape. The bars will be clear recycled glass panorama designs, which will display lush natural scenes. With two floors and two separate sound systems, Greenhouse offers multiple VIP sections both upstairs and down, and a raised performance stage and backstage section.”

    Very uninspiring renderings of the new space are available here. So long Shelter.

  • NEWS: NBRHOOD FIXTURE ON STREET

    By Timothy Williams – NYTimes

    “For decades, Sikhulu Shange has embodied 1960s-style Harlem pride. He wears colorful dashikis, holds forth about the importance of Harlem as a black community and, until recently, stood proud and erect behind the counter of his shop, the Record Shack, one of the last black-owned businesses along 125th Street. But Mr. Shange (pronounced shawn-GAY) is now a symbol of something else: the dizzying pace of change in Harlem. In July, Mr. Shange, who turns 67 this month, was evicted from the Record Shack, after operating it for 36 years. He has been a street vendor ever since, trying to sell off some of his inventory.” [Read More]

  • SESSION 176: NISE MUSIC 10.07.08

    01. Sade – King of Sorrow (Guru Remxi)
    02. Fugees – Ready or Not
    03. The Cinematic Orchestra – All Things to All Men
    04. Pantha du Prince – Unknown
    05. Jose James – Desire and Love (Moodymann Remix)
    06. Sound Signature – Dance of the Drunken Drums
    07. XDB – Descap (Live)
    08. Pantha du Prince – Unknown
    09. Biosphere – Kobresia

  • NEWS: QUALITY OF LIFE RECPTN

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  • Quality of Life Reception

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  • NEWS: BIRTHPLACE OF HIP-HOP SOLD

    “The deal is done. The west Bronx apartment complex dubbed the Birthplace of Hip Hop was sold last week to real estate developer Mark Karasick for a reported $7 million. The apartment complex rose to fame in August 1973 after DJ Kool Herc, aka Clive Campbell, and his sister threw a house party that gave rise to the now popular music genre and culture. A bitter fight between the owner and tenants ensued to preserve 1520 Sedgwick Ave. as affordable housing fizzled out after a recent state Supreme Court decision cleared the way for the sale of the 100-unit apartment building.

    Alarmed tenants and housing advocates now fear that either their rents will skyrocket to cover the sale price or that the building conditions will deteriorate. ‘Either [Karasick’s] going to have to get rid of the tenants to raise rent so he can get his investment back or he’ll get into trouble financially and not be able to operate the building,” predicted Dina Levy of UHAB, a nonprofit group working with the tenants.'” [Read More]

    Related: Hip-Hop’s Birthplace WIll Not Be Sold
    Residents Fight to Save Hip-Hop’s Birthplace