“Digital distribution, closing stores, a weak dollar, a poor economy and the rising cost of every aspect of distributing vinyl have brought us to an end.
We’re all very sad here as this has been our passion and livelihood for as long as we’ve been “adults”, but the time has come to move on.
It has been a pleasure to deal with you (almost all of you!)
This Friday, January 11th will be our last day. Our phones are no longer working so if you need to contact anyone here please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Best of luck with all your endeavors.
The Syntax Crew”
Please join us at a Memorial Service honoring and celebrating the life and achievements of Mel Cheren. The Service will be held on the evening of Thursday, January 17th at Saint Peters Church in New York City between 7pm and 9pm; doors will open at 6:30pm. To help remember Mel, there will be a blessing by Rabbi Cohen, performances by West End recording artist Marty Thomas who will perform “I Was Born this Way,” Taana Gardner and Dawn Tallman who will perform “Save a Place on the Dance Floor,” as well as testimonials by friends, family members, and leaders in the music industry.
Saint Peters Church is located at 619 Lexington Avenue between 53rd and 54th Streets, entrance on 54th between Lexington and Third.
A reception will be held immediately following the Service at Mel’s place, the Colonial House Inn located at 318 West 22nd Street between 8th and 9th Avenues (website: www.colonialhouseinn.com). Colonial House Inn was not only Mel’s residence but is also an award winning bed and breakfast operating for over 20 years. The reception will be held in the lobby which houses some of Mel’s original artwork as well as The 24 Hours for Life Gallery. A gallery Mel dedicated to the late artist, Keith Haring, who designed the logo for 24 Hours for Life, an AIDS charity Mel founded and fiscal sponsor for LIFEbeat.
Donations in Mel’s honor can be made to GMHC, 119 West 24th Street , New York, New York 10011; The LGBT Community Center at 208 West 13th Street, New York, New York 10011; or LIFEbeat, 630 9th Avenue Suite 1010 New York, New York 10036.
Mel’s book, “My Life and the Paradise Garage” and other West-End and Paradise garage memorabilia will be available for purchase, the proceeds to go to the three named organizations.
Please pass this announcement along to your friends, colleagues and organization’s members who might wish to attend.
For more information please contact Lisa M. Rivera or Karen Blaine at Reiss Eisenpress LLP at (212) 753-2424.
Photo By Blue Jake
01. Substance and Vainqueur – Reverberation
02. Echospace – Spatial Dimension
03. I:Cube – Deep End
04. Sven Weisemann – Mojuba
05. Chico Hamilton – Mysterious Maiden
06. Juzu Presents Lugar Precioso Remixes (The Sacred Rhythm Version)
07. DJ Qu – Repozitioned Souls
08. Nagano Kitchen – Destination Nagano
09. Quince – So Far
Photo By Joe’s NYC
Welcome to dailysession.com! Thanks for dropping by. We’ve been stocking up on content for a couple of months and now we’re ready to share it with all of you. Take a moment to explore the different sections, check out some of the archived radio shows, subscribe to the podcast and don’t forget to sign up for our e-mail newsletter (top of the right column). After that, stop by and say hello during our live dailysessions that are broadcast from different venues throughout New York City. While you’re out, check out some of the nightlife options listed in the left column. When you get tired, come back for more local radio content and stay connected to everything that New York’s underground music scene has to offer. Welcome to dailysession.com: Transmissions from New York’s underground!
New York’s Soul Survives: dailysession.com, a new online media source for New York’s underground music culture, helps reestablish the city’s collective soul.
In recent years, New York City has undergone a physical change, losing many of the cultural institutions that helped provide its creative edge to high priced condos, velvet ropes and block after block of national corporate chains. Most of the enduring independents have fled Manhattan, leaving behind a heavily fragmented community. Not surprisingly, the artistic ethos that these places helped sustain has suffered a similar fate; drowned out by banks and bottle service, it has been forced into a disjointed existence. As a result, for the first time in its colorful history, New York City is without a cohesive underground culture. As the city concedes its remaining character to corporate America one question can be heard echoing throughout its streets, “Has New York Lost its Soul?”
Listen carefully and you’ll hear a filtered 4/4 kick drum emanating from a storefront in the East Village. Look in the right place and you’ll find four manned 1200s spinning Nü Pschidt down under the Manhattan Bridge. Guys in baggy jeans are still writing lyrics in a stairwell on 6th Avenue, just like they did a decade ago at the apex of New York City’s hip hop culture. And fresh paint is still drying at the 18th street ghost station on the 4/5 line. On the surface, Starbucks may be in control but, deep down – where it really matters – New York’s soul survives!
Dailysession.com is bridging this gap in New York City, making it easy to stay connected despite the city’s changed landscape. Weekly radio, video and event transmissions from dailysession and partners Breakbeat Science, Halcyon, Fat Beats, Nise Music and Zakka collectively create an online representation of New York’s underground music culture and reestablish the cohesive voice quieted by Manhattan’s recent boom. Be a part of this voice at the live daily sessions, online at dailysession.com and at local events listed in the calendar. The Big Apple may have changed but, at its core, New York’s soul remains the same. Stay involved with dailysession.com: transmissions from New York’s underground.
Mixed By DJ Monchan
01. Herb Alpert and Hugh Masekela – Foreign Natives
02. Salif Kieta – Tolon Willie (The Sacred Rhythm Live Version)
03. Natalie Cole – Tell Me All About It
04. Mo Horizons – An Y Nâ€™Ama (DJ Day Remix)
05. The Soul of 81 Winkles – Look My Way (Extended and Stripped Dub Edit)
06. Gerardo Frisina Meets Frank Hernandez – Barloventeno Blues
07. Mazacote – A.C. Especial
08. Bossa Tres Jazz Presents Limbo Experience – Rollercone Main Remix
09. Nekta – What Nature Brings (Native Rmx)
Mixed By Monsieur Leroc
01. King Coleman – The Boo Boo Song
02. Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings – How Long Do I Have to Wait For You?
03. Marva Whitney – Its My Thing
04. Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings – Give Me a Chance
05. Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings – Youâ€™re Gonna Get It
06. The Pointer Sisters – How Long
07. The Quickets Way Out – Tick Tock Baby
08. Piney Brown – Bring It On Home
09. King Coleman – Hang It Up
10. Andre Williams – Humpin, Bumpin and Thumpin
11. Brekestra – Cramp Your Style
12. Eddie Kendricks – Let Me Run Into Your Lonely Heart
13. The Meters – Look-Ka Py Py
14. The Poets of Rhythm – Strokin The Grits
15. The Explosions – Hip Drop
16. Monsieur Leroc – Maccaroni Cheese Sandwich
17. Wild Magnolias – Handa Wanda