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“The news about Syntax, yesterday afternoon, left us shocked & confused. By no means are we happy about the loss. In many ways they helped our business, as they were a leader in the industry. We wish everyone at Syntax the best in new endeavors. They’re a great bunch of people that were truly passionate about the industry. They will be sorely missed by many.
Our biggest worry is where this leaves the US vinyl market. We realize how many shops are dependent on Syntax for weekly product. Without that option there, shops will be without stock & forced to close down. This leaves us without an industry to cater to.
As some of you may or may not know, Sector Media is a newer distribution company. We’re comprised of people that have worked for Watts & Syntax. Up until now, our primary focus has been DnB, Dubstep, & Breaks. Because of our concern for the industry’s supply & demand, yesterday evening we decided on an immediate expansion! We hope to be a new one stop alternative to the vinyl industry. Honestly, we don’t think these closings are because vinyl is dead, it’s because the business model has changed! We’ve merely downsized & now need to have real expectations. Vinyl will never be was it was, but it’s definitely not dead. The fact that we and several other companies are alive & doing well are proof of this.
We’ll begin our multi genre release lists in the next couple of weeks. Please let us know labels & artists that are essential to your business. Feel free to contact us with any questions you may have.”
“When Steve Trimboli opened his performance venue Goodbye Blue Monday — the first of its kind in Bushwick — he enticed young people far and wide to make the trip out to perform and fraternize in the unique space.
“Steve is the pied piper of Bushwick,” said Drew Grant, who bartends at Goodbye Blue Monday. “He provides the music, and they come. He’s shaped the area by helping the community develop without exclusivity in clientele.” [Read More]
“Above the Sofa, Sour Notes” [NYTimes]
By Saki Knafo
“Last month, musicians of all stripes were dismayed to learn that the Apartment may soon be making its curtain call. On Dec. 5, Mr. Leviton alarmed his friends and fans with a panicky e-mail message: Due to emergency/tragedy crazy/horrible problems with our landlord, Leah and I have decided it would be best for us if we could move somewhere else immediately.
Those problems appear to have nothing to do with, you know, the racket.
According to Mr. Levitons account of what happened, Luz Rodriguez, the landlord, told them in person on Nov. 30 that she planned to raise the rent to $1,500 from $1,350, adding that the increase would take effect the next day.” [Read More]
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01. Mutt – Kushtalk
02. A Sides – White Label
03. Mutt – Draw on Me
04. Atlantic Connection
05. John B – Half Now, Half Later
06. Electrosoul System – Fun
07. Mathematics – Get Up
08. Heist – Semi Skimmed
09. Mos Def – Pantys Remix
10. Zero Tolerance – White Label
11. Survival – Stasis
12. K – Still Moving
13. Instra:mental – Pacific Heights
14. Marlowe – Scum
15. Geenus – Darkboy
16. Juju – Punks Remix
01. Chow Daddy – Bad Little Kitten on Moxie
02. Street Choir – Workinâ€™
03. Problem Kids – Let It Go on Paper Recordings
04. Force of Nature – Strait Ahead on Libyus
05. Various – Smooth Edits Vol. 3
06. Helena Brown – Cancao Dourada on Peppermint Jam
07. Dennis Ferrer – The Cube on Objektivity
08. Thievery Corporation Feat. David Byrne – The Heart is a Lonley Hunter
09. MKL Vs. Soy SOS – 7 Times on Lion1Music
10. Seun Kuti – Think Africa on Still Music
11. Stevie Wonder – Pastime Paradise
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By Al Baker – NYTimes
A 32-year-old Queens man was fatally shot early Thursday outside a West Side nightclub, the police said. The man, Brione Schneider, was shot once in the back about 3:45 a.m. after a dispute with another man that began inside the club, Stereo, and spilled into the street, the police said. He was taken to St. Vincents Hospital Manhattan and pronounced dead about 4:40 a.m., the police said. Detectives are investigating reports that the dispute was over a woman and say they believe that the assailant, who was still being sought Thursday, left the club first and may have retrieved a 9-millimeter gun from a car, the police said. Brad Zeifman, a spokesman for the club, on West 29th Street, said in a statement that the club was not aware of any prior altercation inside. The police said they brought nuisance abatement proceedings against the club last year because of drug activity, assaults and under-age drinking.
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