Photo by James Maher – New York Photography
Mixed by Seth
01. Terry Riley (Lifespan) – G.Song
02. Alaide Costa – Me Deixa Em Paz
03. Ponteio – Edu – Marilia – Medalha E Momentoquatro
04. Quarteto Em Cy – Quando O Carnaval Chegar
05. Jose Mauro – Obnoxius
06. Edson & Aloisio – 22 Andar
07. Edu Lobo – Viola Fora De Moda
08. Arthur Verocai – Dedicada A Ela
09. Durutti Column – Sketch for Summer
10. The Peddlers – On A Clear Day
11. Leon Ware – What’s Your World
12. Bobby Womack – How Could You Break My Heart
13. Willie Beaver Hale – Groove On
14. Side Effect – Keep That Same Old Feeling
15. Master Force – Hey Girl
16. Gary Bartz – Music is My Sanctuary
17. MCB – I’m The One, You’re The One
18. Coke Escovedo – I Wouldn’t Change A Thing
19. The Brides of Funkenstein – Just Like You
20. Tony Wilson – Hangin’ Out In Space
21. Jah Wobble – Hold On To Your Dreams
22. Terekke – Damm
23. Jodlerklub thumb – Alpufzug (Brass Pins and Match Heads)
Mixed by DJ True
01. Mandrill – Two Sister of Mistery
02. Nkengas – Jungle Funk
03. Can – Vitamin C (Joe Claussell Edits & Overdubs)
04. Lafayette Afro Rock Band – Voodounon
05. King Errisson – Well, Have A Nice Day
06. The Originals – Down To Love Town
07. Lenny Williams – Please Don’t Tempt Me
08. Giorgio Moroder – Evolution
09. Charles Earland – Over And Over
10. Candido – Do You Wanna Dance ?
11. Space – Flying Nightmare
12. Aquarian Dream – Fantasy
13. Kano – It’s A War
14. Stone – Time
15. Birthday – Got To Get A Knutt
16. Mick Jagger – Lucky In Love
17. Slave – Watching You
18. Kid Creole & The Coconuts – I’m A Wonderful Thing, Baby
19. Bootsy – F-Encounter
Mixed by Seth
01. Mark Murphy – They
02. Alan White – Oooh Baby (Going To Pieces)
03. Gino Vannelli – Love Is A Night
04. The John Payne & Louis Levin Band – Before The Dawn
05. Greateful Dead -France
06. Lee Oskar – Haunted House
07. Humming Bird – You Can’t Hide Love
08. Session – Single Again
09. Little Beaver – Get Into The Party
10. Junior Tucker – Take A Magic
11. Los Von Von – Que Palo Es Ese
12. Frliko – Manyoma
13. Tuco – Mr.Magic
14. Vikings Martinique – Gros Poil
15. Galaxy – Disco Funk
16. Shleu- Shleu – Trois Forces
17. Jean -Luc Ponty – Once Upon A Dream
18. Spooky Tooth _ The Mirror
19. Sopwith Camel – Fazon
20. Chris Rea – Tennis
21. John Martin – Please Fall In Love With Me
Mixed by Ali Coleman
01. Love Song
02. Everything Is Gonna Be Alright (Roberto Reyes Remix) – Tier Ra Nichi
04. Change The World – Dennis Ferrer
05. Why I make House Music – Jason Culture Lipsey
06. Never Saw You Comin- Black Coffee
08. LoveEnergy – Ali Coleman
09. Desire (Masters At Work Dub #3) – Nu Colors
10. Din Da Da – Kevin Aviance
11. Love Train – The Ojays
12. Double Dutch Bus – Frankie Smith
13. Greatest Dancer – Sister Sledge
14. Flashlight – Parlament
15. Dueling Bongos – The Incredible Bongo Bang
16. Saturday – Norma Jean Wright
17. Love Can’t Turn Around – Farley Jackmaster Funk
18. Sweet Tears Keep Falling – Roy Ayers
19. Deeper Thoughts – Bradford James
20. Love Song
21. Save Me – Lisa Fischer
22. My Life – Tier Ra Nichi
23. Don’t Worry Be Happy – Bobby McFerrin
The new T-shirt was created by Scott Grooves from the detroit T-shirt company is called “DjWear” which he started in 1999. Many djs wear his T-shirts Theo Parrish, Derrick May, Rick Wilhite and many others. This new shirt is very speacial, as it pays respect to the 1200/1210 turntable in a very unique scott grooves kinda way which is simple yet thought provoking. The new shirt will be available very soon, direct from Scott Grooves himself !!
Photo from Streetsy
New in the Radio Archive
SESSION 1410: GUEST SESSION – Archivers (Cecily Pinkerton & Spencer Levon Snipes)
SESSION 1409: GLOBALSESSION 10.09.12 ITALY – Luka Bernaskone
SESSION 1408: VINYLMANIA 10.05.12 – Monchan
“Lost In The Big Room”
01. 1960 what? – Gregory Porter Opoplo Kick and Bass dub
02. I got Work – MoodyMann
03. Do dat stuff – Mitchiball and Larry Williams
04. Startracks We are VR
05. Umbilical cord – Ooft!
06. Take a look around – Ecb322
07. Grand Central – (MCDE Mix) Dj Sprinkles
08. Tool 1 – YWD
09. Shake your Body – Janette Thomas
10. Untititled 3rd release – Eros
11. Uptight – Dj Raw sugar
12. Light Scent of decay – haunted house of house
Mixed by Monchan
01. WAR – I’m About Somebody
02. Dr. John The Night Tripper – Craney Crow
03. Hugh Masekela – Black Beauty
04. George Freeman – The Bump
05. Patrick Moraz – Primitivisation
06. Stevie Wonder – Maybe Your Baby
07. Fleetwood Mac – The City
08. Wings – Letting Go
09. Max Edwards – Rockers Arena
10. Rita Marley – That’s The Way
11. Nancy Wilson / Cannonball Adderley
12. Oscar Peterson Trio with Milt Jackson
13. Hank Crawford & The Marty Paich Orchestra
14. Cal Tjader
15. Charles Earland
Photo by Joe’s Nyc
NYC’s Plan B Recordings is teaming up with the Algo Rhythm crew to bring you a night of seriously deep dance floor business. Merging Frequencies is an effort to bring together two distinct sensibilities of the local electronic underground for a post-summer celebration.
The uptown label Plan B has slowly materialized over the past 4 years into a purveyor of some of the most dense, heavyweight dance floor sounds on the planet—sounds that have crept into many a record bag as a result. Label head and seasoned house vet DJ Spider has cultivated a sound that pulverizes the past and welds the bits into bass heavy tracks with a jagged industrial edge. His most recent offerings—a pair of collaborations with Chicago’s own Hakim Murphy—show that dark sound refracted into subterranean sci-fi meditations and more upbeat grooving dance floor burners. Spider will be on hand that evening to demonstrate why so many are now paying attention to what he’s spent years building. Plan B label co-head Dakini 9, aka Lola, will also be in attendance to show her side of the Plan B sound—the more meditative and melodic strains. Her discography may be slim, but she brings 15 years of experience behind the decks so expect some deep atmospheric funk delivered via wax—as it should be.
Algo Rhythm organizers JM De Frias of Sequencias and A. Arias will be returning with their bloated cache of black plastic wonderments—and they’re not afraid to use them. You’ve been to their parties, yes? Marcellus Pittman? Sex Tags Mania? DVS1? WT Records? JTC? They have hosted and held their own against them all. So do come early, stay late and get ready for a truly diverse night of some of the finest jams on offer. Also come down to say good bye to Spider as he will be going on tour to Europe right after the party.
Date / Thursday, 11 October 2012
Time / 10:00pm – 6:00am
Venue / National Underground / 159 East Houston St New York, NY 10002
Cost / $10
By Nickj – Lifelounge
Ricky Powell has lived the 20 years we all wish we had. He’s known the people we only get to see in the movies or read about in books. Our imaginations are his reality. From Cindy Crawford in the bathroom to Andy Warhol on the streets of Brooklyn, the born and bred New Yorker captures lives lived and lost.
Quitting his job at the Frozen Lemonade stall back in 1985, the iconic hip-hop/street photographer took his Minolta AF down a path of immeasurable proportions where celebrity and downright debauchery make him wonder today how he made it out alive.
Dubbed the ‘fourth member of the Beastie Boys’, Powell became their unofficial photographer during the late ’80s and early ’90s. He quickly gained notoriety for his uncanny ability to be in the right place at the right time and for the photos that followed shortly thereafter.
His nonchalance shouldn’t be confused with irreverence but with his Jersey drawl, his ‘home-boy’ slouch and his womanising ways, he certainly isn’t a bashful fella.
Jasmine Phull takes a seat on the balcony of The Cullen hotel to talk about the ‘seven hustles’ with Ricky Powell – the self-proclaimed ‘Lazy Hustler’.
Jasmine: What’s that?
Ricky: That’s a transistor radio, baby. It’s my lifeline.
J: Do you listen to a specific radio station?
R: I just flip it around. Wherever I go I have a transistor. I need a soundtrack wherever I go.
J: It’s very ’70s. So this won’t be too much of integration. In fact, I think you may just come out of this alive.
R: You can ask me whatever you want.
J: Ok. Let’s talk about the influence of music. During the late ’80s and ’90s you were really ingrained in the music culture and your photos only highlight that. Describe the impact that the ‘evolution’ of the music industry has had on you and your work over the past 15 years?
R: To me, contemporary music just blows. Culture has just gotten toy. Generally speaking. You gotta look for the good stuff. The shit that’s force-fed from the media is weak. Terrible.
J: So has the focus of your work changed?
R: Yea. I don’t go out to clubs anymore. A lot of cornballs have replaced a lot of cool people. I kinda feel resentful about that. Not just cause they’re new people but cause they got a wack sense of self-entitlement. They have no substance. The neighbourhood that I live in, Greenwich Village, is full of that. A lot of the original people are gone and the people that have replaced them are ‘new jacks’ who think they’re cool because of the clothes they’re wearing. [Read More]
By Janet Morrissey – NY Times
IN 1948, a radio repairman named Leo Fender took a piece of ash, bolted on a length of maple and attached an electronic transducer.
You know the rest, even if you don’t know you know the rest.
You’ve heard it — in the guitar riffs of Buddy Holly, Jimi Hendrix, George Harrison, Keith Richards, Eric Clapton, Pete Townshend, Bruce Springsteen, Mark Knopfler, Kurt Cobain and on and on.
It’s the sound of a Fender electric guitar. Mr. Fender’s company, now known as the Fender Musical Instruments Corporation, is the world’s largest maker of guitars. Its Stratocaster, which made its debut in 1954, is still a top seller. For many, the Strat’s cutting tone and sexy, double-cutaway curves mean rock ’n’ roll.
But this heart of rock isn’t beating quite the way it once did. Like many other American manufacturers, Fender is struggling to hold on to what it’s got in a tight economy. Sales and profits are down this year. A Strat, after all, is what economists call a consumer discretionary item — a nonessential.
More than macroeconomics, however, is at work here. Fender, based in Scottsdale, Ariz., is also being buffeted by powerful forces on Wall Street. [Read More]
With the tragic loss of our friend and colleague Gary Stewart it seemed right to present this interview that I did with him for BPM magazine in 2005. I had the good fortune to play on several systems designed by Gary, and the quality of them was unparalleled. We became friends over the years and although we got together only once in a while, we would check in on the phone regularly. Our chats ranging from the intricacies of sound design, “the business”, and me setting up my own mobile system, to the future of GSA, to life and family. Always engaging, Gary could be supportive, instructive and sardonic in equal measure, bottom line: even when we were both feeling down we laughed a lot . He will be missed .
BPM Interview #14
It’s early in the evenings set at LOVE and I am playing a Balearic classic, a Mike Francis record with emblematic 80’s production, rich vocals, acoustic guitar and lush synthesizer washes. I just can’t believe how good it sounds, the warmth of the record, the fidelity of the mid range, the soft weight of the lows. I’m playing the record on a technics 1210 with a modified SME tone arm; it’s passing through a customized Urei mixer and emerging from an analogue sound system designed by this month’s interviewee Gary Stewart.
GSA (Gary Stewart Audio) has been a premier designer of club sound systems since the early 80’s. He has taken up the mantle of analogue sound design from its principle architect, the late Richard Long. In fact it was the result of an epiphany that occurred to Gary while poring over Richard’s late design notes: The supple and dynamic sonic range he wanted his systems to represent could be found in the modulation of an analogue structure. I recently sat down with Gary to cover his history and see what brought him to that revelatory point.
DK: OK Gary, how did you get to be the “Sound Guy” (laughter)
GS: I actually started as a musician; I had studied with a Gene Dell (a jazz guitarist) and was at the Manis College of music for trumpet, it was time for classical theory and the jump to the piano, and I made the jump to Studio 54. (laughter)
DK: A different kind of schooling…
GS: I would be there six or seven nights a week, the sound was so dramatic, it was a Richard Long system, they had the 3 way “Waldorf” horn loaded boxes, The “Levan” sub-bass horns, “Z” tweeter arrays and the “Ultima” stacks, with Richards 3-way crossover…it was like nothing I had ever experienced before, the records being played sounded so fresh, above and beyond the way I had heard them prior. Eventually I met Richard there one night, I was like “who are you”? The experience of that system changed the way I felt about music, it was really sublime.
DK: How did you transition into setting up systems?
GS: When I was about 19 I had started building Dynaco stereo products from a kit. I did it with my dad as a hobby, we weren’t that good, and invariably would have to take our stuff for repair, but I remember a service guy telling me my soldering work was very tight. I stayed with it, not really projecting a career but just enjoying it. I remember I once tried to test an amplifier with a toaster as a load, (laughter) don’t try that at home. I accrued more and more components over time. [Read More]
Mixed by Robert TheRob Luna
01. Don Satch and HIs Atomic 8 Dance of Aba – Je Nr’okan
02. Cat Stevens – Was Dog A Doughnut?
03. Montana – Warp Factor II
04. The Steve MIller Band – Macho City
05. Chic – My Feet Keep Dancing
06. Grace Jones – Pull Up To The Bumper (Party Version)
07. Mandrill – Don’t Stop
08. The Salsoul Orchestra feat. Loletta Holloway – Seconds
09. T.S. Monk – Bon Bon Vie (Gimme The Good Life)
10. Chazz – Dancing Shoes Part 2
11. Pet Shop Boys – West End Girls
12. Abdul Tariq – Education
13. Sergio Mendes Brasil ’88 – I ‘ll Tell You
14. Gino Soccio – Try It Out
15. Trusme – Nard’s (Stilove4music07)
16. The Crusaders – My Lady
17. The Chi-Lite – My First Mistake (Mr.K Edit)
18. Peach & Herb – Funtime
19. Trusme – Good God (Stilove4music07)
20. Broadway – X-15