• SESSION 1412: A1 AFTRHRS 10.17.12

    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

  • SESSION 1411: VOICE OF VOICE 10.16.12

    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 !!

  • SESSION 1410: GUEST SESSION 10.10.12

    Mixed by Achievers (Cecily Pinkerton & Spencer Levon Snipes)

    “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 Luka Bernaskone

  • SESSION 1408: VINYLMANIA 10.05.12

    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


    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]



    By Dennis “Citizen” Kane (Disques Sinthomme, Ghost Town)

    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

    Gary Stewart ( GSA )

    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]

  • SESSION 1407: FUNKY SLICE 09.29.12

    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


    Mixed by SoulCraft (Soulove) & Bradford James (Seed Recordings)


  • SESSION 1404: SHAREGROOVE 09.22.12

    Mixed by Sharegroove & Sean Rowlands