• SESSION 1317: RECORDEX 05.20.12

    Mixed by Donald Lassiter

    01. Yusef Lateef – Mystique
    02. Jorge Ben – Oba La Vem Ela
    03. Chic – Sao Paulo
    04. Steve Marshall – You Are The World
    05. Steve Marshall – Flute Solo
    06. Nina Simone – Baltimore
    07. Tashan – Read My Mind
    08. Keni Burke – Risin’ To The Top
    09. Womack & Womack – Life’s Just A Ballgame
    10. Marvin Gaye – Life Is For Learning


    Lil Louis Brings First Ever House Music Art Gallery and Mobile Museum to Movement Electronic Music Festival

    The House Music Art Gallery and Mobile Museum is derived from a film project directed by Louis entitled “The House that Chicago Built” that’s slated to be released later this year.  The film features 100 of the world’s top and most influential DJ’s and House music pioneers sharing the real story of House music from its birth in Chicago through its rise to becoming the World’s No. 1 genre of music.

    It features photography by Louis exclusive memorabilia and artifacts from various House DJ’s and notables from his film.  In total 60 exclusive pieces will be on display for attendees of the Movement Festival to experience.

    Learn more about the museum or film visit: www.TheHouseThatChicagoBuilt.com

    About Movement Electronic Music Festival

    Movement Electronic Music Festival takes place May 26-28 in Detroit and features: five technologically-rich outdoor stages; more than 100 artists; free Wi-Fi access on the grounds; a posh VIP setting located behind the main stage; dozens of official afterparties; an interactive technology center featuring the hottest gear in the industry; and several art displays to stimulate the senses. Nearly 100,000 people from across the globe attended the 2011 festival.  For more details and to purchase festival tickets visit www.movement.us.  For more details about afterparties and to purchase tickets visit, www.movementafterparties.com

  • SESSION 1316:NININJA 05.19.12

    Mixed by Monchan


    Main Stage
    3pm-5pm: Mark Farina (Mushroom Jazz set)
    5pm-6:30pm: Greg Wilson
    6:30pm-8pm: Todd Terje
    8pm-10pm: Derrick Carter
    10pm-12pm: Lil’ Louis

    Beatport Stage
    12pm-1:30pm: AvA
    1:30-3pm: Filsonik b2b Patrick (NY)
    3pm-5pm: Tale Of Us
    5pm-6pm: Benoit & Sergio
    6pm-7pm: dOP (live)
    7pm-8:30: Damian Lazarus
    8:30pm-10pm: David Squillace
    10pm-12am: Seth Troxler b2b Guy Gerber

    Made in Detroit Stage
    12pm-2pm: Daniel Andres
    2pm -3:30pm: Tony Ollivierra
    3:30pm-5pm: Earl Mixxin McKinney
    5pm-6:30pm: Andres
    6:30pm-8pm: Marcellus Pittman
    8pm-9:30pm: Kyle Hall b2b Jay Daniel
    9:30pm-11pm: Mike Huckaby

    Red Bull Music Academy Stage
    1pm-3pm: Pursuit Grooves
    3pm-4:30pm: Salva
    4:30-5:30pm: Actress
    5:30-6:30: Brenmar
    6:30-7:30pm: Bok Bok
    7:30pm-8:30pm: Two Fresh
    8:30pm-9:30pm: Photek
    9:30-10:30pm: SBTRKT
    10:30-12am: Roni Size

    Underground Stage
    1:30pm-3pm: Mykel Waters
    3pm-4:30pm: Phil Agosta
    4:30pm-6pm: Droog
    6pm-7:30pm: Mr. C
    7:30pm-9pm: Jimmy Edgar
    9pm-10:30pm: Matias Aguayo
    10:30pm-12am: Michael Mayer

    [Read More]


    Four New York City Record Stores

    Besides maintaining New York’s underground legacy alive and providing DJs, vinyl collectors and music lovers with palatable music environments and copacetic shopping experiences, there are four record stores in New York City that delineate the current vinyl musical landscape.

    “Vinyl is the message we are preaching.”

    Formerly located and a staple in the West Village, Vinyl Mania opened its doors in 1978. Beginning with a lean selection of Rock Records, owner Charlie Grappone quickly discovered his heart lay with House Music when, from around the corner, Paradise Garage club-goers and DJ Larry Levan started asking for specific records and began to patronize his store. From serving up Disco and House Classics and preserving the sound of music on vinyl, he went on to found one of the most influential labels that has charted and guided the course of House Music. In its heyday great times were had by all. Charlie would sit up front talking to anyone who wandered in, while DJs took requests and played fresh new vinyl. Unfortunately in 2007 after over thirty years of business and building and supporting dance music community and culture, Vinyl Mania closed its doors. No need for despair though, vinyl junkies can find Vinyl Mania’s stock available for purchase on Ebay, Discogs and at Funky Slice Vinyl Shop.

    “An oasis from your nine-to-five jobs.”

    Since 1996 A-One Record Shop (439 East 6th Street, New York; 212-473-2870) has been a lifeline for record collectors and DJ’s. Focusing on Soul, Jazz, Hip-Hop—and a Disco and House Music selection that has a high turnover—this used record shop is a treasure-ship for anyone who has the inclination to dig for rare and undiscovered gems. Sustained for more than 15 years by loyal customers and managed by local and knowledgeable DJ’s, it features a large collection that calls attention to its variety and an accurate categorization scheme organized by label. While the LP covers adorning all walls and surfaces and eclectic mixes by guest DJ’s and employees are sure to draw your attention, don’t forget to take the time to look through the bargain bins where you might find the slice of wax that could save your life! This independent store is more than a true vinyl shop: it’s a New York institution.

    “Holy Grail type records that crazy-record-freak-collectors drool over.”

    Founded in 2005 by John Sklute, aka Jonny Paycheck, not only a former producer and rapper in various ensembles but a risk management broker turned record dealer, Good Records NYC (218 East 5th Street, New York; 212-529-2081; Good.Records@gmail.com) is a record collector’s haven that carries Soul, Blues, Jazz, Funk, Folk, Rock, Hip- Hop, Disco, House and International music ranging from Africa to Latin America. Offering the most carefully selected, clean and fresh vintage stock found in New York City while also more than reasonably priced makes this record shop a magnet for vinyl connoisseurs. Trading, buying and selling daily, Jonny and his well-informed staff are always ready to help find what you want and point-out recent arrivals and discerning choices that may be hiding in the bins. With a few turntables equipped for your listening and great never-heard-of tunes playing, this warm space is inviting.

    “Keeping vinyl alive…”

    With transmissions from New York’s underground, and completing the trinity that includes DailySession.com, an online media source known for its live streaming radio show and Cedar Room Party, where ninjas gather to dance, Funky Slice Vinyl Shop (17 Cedar Street, Bushwick; 347-699-0940) is a membership record listening joint that provides exclusive vinyl weaponry. Not only a boutique record shop but also a community center for DJ’s and vinyl enthusiasts, in this green room you can catch more than sonic waves to reach that elusive Zen Zone that nature yields. Exclusively making stock available from Vinyl Mania ranging from Disco and House to Soul Funk here you will find an impressive collection of wax notorious for its variety and rare grooves. Only for the initiated.

    By Jez

  • SESSION 1315:NININJA 05.19.12

    Mixed by Robert TheRob Luna

  • SESSION 1314:NININJA 05.19.12

    Mixed by Sky Zee

  • SESSION 1313: FUNKY SLICE 05.19.12

    Mixed by Cecily Pinkerton

    We lost first 4 songs….sorry Cecily.

    05. Actual Proof – The Grlt (Original Mix)
    06. People’s Choice – You Ought To Be Dancin
    07. K&M – Dexterism
    08. Disco Dub
    09. Make Me Whole (Rahaan Edit)
    10. Norman Connors – Stay With Me
    11. Main Thing (Special Edit)
    12. Dinosaur L – Clean On Your Bean
    13. George Benson – The World is A Ghetto
    14. Tornado Wallace – Don’t Hold Back
    15. Tornado Wallace – Paddlin


    By Rolling Stone

    Dim all the lights for Donna Summer, the disco diva who lost her battle with cancer today at 63. She was more than just one of the Seventies’ mightiest voices; she was the artist who exemplified the way disco broke out of the gay club subculture to take over the world. “Bad Girls,” “I Feel Love,” “Hot Stuff,” “On The Radio” – these were bold and innovative records, but they not only became global hits, they defined the beat of pop music ever since.

    Donna Summer would be remembered as a ground-breaking artist today even if she’d retired the day after she recorded “I Feel Love” in 1977. She wrote the song with European producers Giorgio Moroder and Pete Bellotte, who created an electro-dystopian mirror-ball glacier-wave wall of machine rhythm, the musical equivalent of catching a stranger’s dead-eyed stare on the dance floor. Summer’s voice floated over the synthesizers as if feeling love meant zoning out into your own private nightworld of sensory overload. This is what Summer was talking about when she boasted, “I could be a Bette Davis-type actress. Catty, cold, precise and domineering.” It was all there in “I Feel Love.” [Read More]


    Mixed by Liondub @ Miss Lilys



    WASHINGTON — Chuck Brown, who styled a unique mix of funk, soul and Latin party sounds to create go-go music in the nation’s capital, has died after suffering from pneumonia. He was 75.

    Brown died Wednesday at Johns Hopkins University Hospital in Baltimore. Hospital spokesman Gary Stephenson confirmed Brown had died after a hospital stay that began April 18.

    Thanks to Brown and his deep, gravelly voice, go-go music was uniquely identified with Washington. That’s where he continued to play the city’s club circuit late in life. [Read More]

  • SESSION 1311: VOICE OF VOICE 05.15.12

    Mixed by Ali Coleman

    01. Yam Who – Wax The Van (Rework)
    02. Ali Coleman – Ali’s Day Dream
    03. Oscar P (Remixes) –
    04. Max Essa – Tiger Stripes
    05. Artimixx – Mofongo (Reworked)
    06. Terrance Trent Darby -As Yet Untitled (Scott Wozniack Remix)
    07. Cloud 9 (Danny Krivit Edit)
    08. Capital T feat. Taymah – Perfect Love
    09. Dylan Drazen – Ayahuasca
    10. Copyright – Release Yourself

  • SESSION 1310: VINYLMANIA 05.15.12

    Mixed by Eric Lopez aka “BigE”

    01. Zoo Lock – People Let Me Down
    02. Wil Maddams – Stand In For Love
    03. Lil Louis – French Kiss
    04. MIles Maeda – Bell Boogie (Dudley Strangeways & Sam Phillips Mix)
    05. Montana & Stewart feat. Kafele Bandele & Eliki – Love Is The Key
    06. Rocco & C.Robert Walker – I Love The Night (Louie Vega Remixes)
    07. Stay Glued ft. Kevin Knapp (FCL Weemix)
    08. Marco Bailey – Kiev
    09. John Spring – Playing No More Games
    10. Jerk House Connection Feat. Niles Thomas – Velvet Touch
    11. YSE – Gelly
    12. Hodge – The Fall
    13. The Origan Grinder – New Age People
    14. Kerry Chandler – Bar A Thym
    15. Umek – Uto Karem
    16,. Kerri Chandler – So Let The Wind Come