• SESSION 99: FAT BEATS 05.15.08

    This weeks crew:
    Host: Lady J
    Reviewers: Kung Fu Panda, Koncept
    Beats By: Audible Doctor

    Tracks Reviewed:
    01. Almost September feat KRS One – Love
    02. Buff 1 – Beat the Speakers Up
    03. Idle Warship (Talib Kweli and Res) – Fall Back
    04. Raekwon feat. Ghostface – Necro
    05. NYG’z feat. Lady of Rage – Ya Dayz R #’d Rmx
    06. Royce Da 5’9″ – The Best to do it

  • NEWS: NEW MURAL IN DUMBO

    The wall on Water and Pearl Streets next to Halcyon in Dumbo got a makeover last night. The previous mural sponsored by Boost Mobile featuring Revok, Retna, Saber and Ewok was redone by a few currently unidentified artists from LA. Anyone know who they are? Here are the pics:

    Update: Our friends at dumbonyc.com just informed us that the mural is by a group of 15 artists called Concrete Alchemy. You can read more about them here and check out their pics of the mural coming together here. Thanks for the info dumbonyc!

    Old Piece (photo by Atomic LLC):

    New Piece:

  • REVIEW: GALAPAGOS DUMBO

    The new Galapagos in Dumbo had a private party last night, showing off the new space. We snuck in for a quick look around and found it to be…interesting. Unfortunately, we weren’t able to take any pictures on the grounds that we weren’t supposed to be there but we can say that it doesn’t seem to maximize the square footage and isn’t very conducive to dancing or even mingling. The reflecting pool concept was carried over from the Williamsburg space but this time its a bit more integrated with the rest of the venue. Circular platforms (lily pads?) hover over the water and provide space for seating while a mezzanine wraps around the perimeter of the building and provides a birds eye view of the action below. Acoustically it was hard to tell how things will turn out since it is still a work in progress however, last night things were pretty echoey and reverberant. Despite all this, it is a unique design in a great location that will probably make a good performance and art space – just as they planned. The NYSun has a small but recent construction photo and a story to go along with it HERE.

  • DB, Dara @ Love

  • Pool Party @ HotelQT

    Inspired by a new way of living and being, love @ hotel QT brings consciousness and a healthy way of living to life.

    it is the ultimate destination in this current era of spiritual acceleration.

    please visit with our wellness experts from 7-10 on the upper level to get your complimentary consultation….

    this month we also have a few special surprises.

    DJ TODD SINES(peacefrog, planet e)

    will be guest djing with residents aaron james and sabo…..

    clothing company BANOODLES will have a special live presentation at 1030 that will include bikinis made by vin-t-bikini…

    also, this month, WE<3ART continues, our forum for upcoming photographers, digital artists and short film showcase

    This month our feature artist is Rose Levy with her piece entitled “WHIPPED!”.

    WHIPPED! is an exploration of what ordinary people will do with a can of whipped cream and a camera.

    Levy is a Bronx-based video artist interested in the hilarious interaction of life and whipped cream – it’s practical applications and underlying subtexts.

    She has created this piece specifically to premiere at LOVE@Hotel QT from 700 – 830.

    2 for one drink specials on 42 below vodka drinks…..till it runs out…so get there early.

    please rsvp.

    More Info Here.

  • NEWS: 100 LAFAYETTE FINALLY OPEN

    100 Lafayette (aka Santos’ Party House) had a soft opening a few days ago with Alex From Tokyo, Lee Douglas and DJ Spun. While not many details have leaked about the new venue, it is clear that LCD Soundsystem will be hosting a regular DFA party there called Special Disco Version and Danny Krivit is throwing June’s 718 Session there as well! NYMag checked out the venue and had this to say: “Though the downstairs isn’t quite as spacious as we had imagined it after three years of construction (décor equals disco balls), it’s a long overdue throwback to the days of bare-bones box clubs (think Shelter at Hubert Street), and a godsend for anyone who has ever danced in the basement of 205 thinking the experience could benefit from a little more space and a much sicker sound system. Drinks at the basic bar were $8.” We’ll keep an eye on things and let you know how it all comes together…

  • SESSION 98: A1 RECORDS 05.14.08

    Mixed by Mike

    01. Sesso Matto – Sessomatto
    02. T Connection – Groove to get down
    03. Gaz – Sing Sing
    04. Orange Crush – Action
    05. Cameo – Rigor Mortis
    06. Chuck Brown – Bustin’ Loose P1
    07. Malcolm McLaren – World Famous
    08. Biz Markie – Something For The Radio
    09. Marley Marl – Droppin’ Science
    10. Zhigge – Raking In the Dough
    11. Gang Star – Speak Ya Clout
    12. Gang Star – The ? Remainz
    13. Q Tip – Breathe and Stop
    14. Tribe Called Quest – Award Tour
    15. Grand Puba – 360
    16. The Beatnuts – Watch Out Now
    17. Black Sheep – Strobelight Honey
    18. Chubb Rock – Treat ‘em Right
    19. Pete Rock and CL Smooth – Creator
    20. Big Daddy Kane – Warm it up Kane
    21. MC Search – Here it Comes
    22. Public Enemy – Welcome to the Terrordome
    23. Black Moon – How Many Emcees
    24. Heltah Skeltah and OGC – Leflaur Leflah…
    25. Heltah Skeltah – Understand
    26. Nas – Life’s a Bitch
    27. Notorious BIG – Unbelievable
    28. James Mason – Sweet Power Your Embrace
    29. Leroy Hutson – Lucky Fellow

  • Dieselboy Boat Prty

  • 9th Wonder @ Love

    9th Wonder became a hip-hop icon while creating beats for the likes of Jay-Z, Nas, and Mary J. Blige, and secured his legendary status with collaborations with the likes of Erykah Badu and Jean Grae. He’s got the production chops to make knees go weak, and he’s got the turntable skills to put the heads on bobble. Beat aficionados, dance floor wreckers and hip hop lovers can rejoice — 9th Wonder is bringing it monthly with his residency at LOVE. So catch him behind the decks on May 29th. And then come June, catch him all over again. brought to you by MeanRed

    More Info Here.

  • Metro Area @ Love

    Primetime, a new night time adventure from Eamon Harkin (FUN/Sunday Best), James Friedman(Throne of Blood) & Lisa Hsu (Phono) aims to bring a more austere cutting edge dance sound to NYC’s superior soundsystem. Things kick of on Saturday May 24th with hometown heroes Morgan Geist & Darshan Jersani, also known as the infamous Metro Area.

    More Info Here.

  • Onionz @ Slvn Rm

  • Less @ Bar13

  • NEWS: MARTY VS. FAIREY

    Things are pretty slow right now in NYC’s music world so we’ve been reporting on semi-related topics like this one. We promise, this is the last “graffiti-gossip” story we’ll subject you to for a little while (hopefully)…

    From RazorApple: “Street artist Shepard Fairey was in New York last week and hit the streets, pasting up an Obama poster on the corner of Houston and Bowery, among other spots. Unfortunately, he sacrilegiously pasted right over the work of graffiti writer MARTY, who has been holding down that corner for years. We expected he would take it back, but were surprised he’d do it in broad daylight.” [Read More]

  • SESSION 97: NISE MUSIC 05.13.08

    01. Carlito Verde – Francis, Bread and Jam
    02. Morcheeba – The Ledge Beyond the Edge
    03. Majestic 12 – Superstar
    04. Robert Hood – The Game
    05. Morcheeba – Thumbnails
    06. Robert Hood – Upon A Millenial Moment
    07. Estimate
    08. Portishead – Machine Gun
    09. Mos Def and Massive Attack – I Against I
    10. NIN – Closer Remix
    11. Terre Thaemlitz – A-Muzak
    12. Depeche Mode – Clean
    13. Pink Floyd – Time