Photo by Streetsy
Adam Yauch, a rapper and founder of the pioneering and multimillion-selling hip-hop group the Beastie Boys, died on Friday in Manhattan. He was 47.
His mother, Frances Yauch, confirmed his death. He had been treated for cancer of the salivary gland for the last three years.
With a scratchy voice that grew scratchier through the years, Mr. Yauch rapped as MCA in the Beastie Boys, who were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this year. They offered many listeners in the 1980s their first exposure to hip-hop. They were vanguard white rappers who helped extend the art of sampling and gained the respect of their African-American peers.
While many hip-hop careers are brief, the Beastie Boys appealed not only to the fans they reached in the 1980s but to successive generations, making million-selling albums into the 2000s. They grew up without losing their sense of humor or their ear for a party beat. [Read More]
Mixed by Martin Payne
70′ ~ 80′ Dance Classics
01. Skyy – High
02. Loleatta Holloway – Love Sensation
03. Black Ivory – Mainline
04. The Salsoul Orchestra Feat. Loleatta Holloway – Seconds
05. Skyy – Call Me
06. Instant Funk – Whay Don’t You Think About Me
07. Aurra – Checking You Out
08. Skyy -Let’s Celebrate
09. Loose Joints – Is It All Over My Face
10. Forrrce – Keep on Dancin’
11. Peech Boys – Don’t Make Me Wait
12. B.T. (Brenda Taylor) – You Can’t Have Your Cake And Eat It Too
13. Raw Silk – Do It To The Music
14. Taana Gardner – HeartBeat
There might not be a tidier under-five-minute overview of two decades of underground New York dance crazes than the 12-inch single “Disco-Tech (Studio 54 Mix).” KATO, a nom de production ofRonald Burrell, recorded it, and New York’s Nu Groove Records released it in 1990. Aside from name checking the glitzy club, Burrell suspends gauzy synth chords, alights upon “The Hustle,” “The Bus Stop,” “The Fox-Trot,” and “The Patty Duke,” and purrs a line from the Spinners’ Philly soul classic “I’ll Be Around” in a way that never feels overcrowded.
That it’s the least compelling moment on The Burrell Brothers Present: The Nu Groove Years 1988–1992, a visceral two-disc set compiling the work of Ronald and his twin brother, Reginald Burrell (the two were born three minutes apart), released in the years between the closing of the Paradise Garage and the rise of Masters at Work, speaks volumes to the dizzying amount of music the Queens-born twins put to wax in those five years. Primitive and tough, with jazz underpinnings and seductive r&b hooks, it paved the way forward for a scene that had been lagging behind the techno coming out of Detroit and acid house blowing in from Chicago. [Read More]
Mixe by William J Quinones
01. John Bonham – No Quarter
02. The Who – Eminence Front
03. Beastie Boys (Rub N Tug’s Macho Mix)
04. Sunshine Anderson – Heard All Before
05. Adultnapper – Monitor (MKL Vs BGSS Rework)
06. Phil Asher – Piano EP
07. Manzel – It’s Over Now
08. Ray Lugo – Love Me Good (yoga Edit)
09. Going For It (Edited by Jacques Renault)
10. Cabin Fever – Dove
Mixed by DJ True
01. M.J. aka Bayaka – Viageiro (Inst)
02. Soul Drummers – Now or Never
03. The Law – IllegalAfterHours
04. Phil Parnell – Barcelona
05. Nebraska – Off Ramp
06. SNK – Samurai Remix
07. Reese – Just Want Another Chance
08. Lil Louis & The World – I Called U
09. Manoo – Oh Yes
10. Kyoto Jazz Massive – Deep In your Mind
Mixed by Donald Lassiter
01. The Edwin Hawkins Singers – I Surrender
02. Paster T.L. Barrett & The Youth For Christ Choir – Like A Ship
03. Johnny Hammond – Fantasy
04. Sun Palace _ Rude Moments
05. Yambu – Sunny
06. Kamuran Akkor – Ikimiz Bir Fidaniz
07. Omar S presents Aaron”fit”Siegel Feat. L’Renee – Tonite
08. The Burrell Brothers Tech Trax Inc. – State Of The Art
09. China Clark – Brown Sugar
10. Boyd Jarvis – Boyd Piano
The two will become one station and broadcast with WBLS call letters at 107.5
After 30 years as spirited and often ferocious rivals, WBLS (107.5 FM) and WRKS (98.7 FM, Kiss-FM) will become one.
In a turn as sudden and stunning as the Yankees merging with the Mets, the city’s two adult urban radio stations announced in a joint press release Thursday that they will become “One Family, One Station.”
Kiss and WBLS began simulcasting at 10 a.m. Thursday, starting with a tribute to the 30-year legacy of Kiss.
As of 12 a.m. Monday they will become a single station at 107.5 FM, under the WBLS call letters.
It is likely this news will not please all listeners, many of whom feel there are already too few black media voices in the city.
The merger is part of a major reshuffling triggered when Disney agreed to acquire 98.7 FM from Emmis.
The complicated $96 million deal essentially lets Disney lease 98.7 FM as of Monday morning, when it will start simulcasting ESPN radio there. ESPN radio is now heard on the weaker 1050 AM signal.
Disney had been thirsting for an FM signal so it can better challenge CBS Radio’s all-sports WFAN (660 AM).
A key factor in this new deal is that WRKS and WBLS have both had financial problems, at the stations themselves and with their parent companies.
Emmis last year also sold its 101.9 FM frequency in New York.
Mixed by Ron Morelli
01. Journey Towards Harmony / Luc MARIANNI
02. The Electronic Record for Children
03. Porter Ricks/
05. ANDY STOTT/*
06. ANTINOTE/ IUKE
07. OMAR S / The White Castle Song
09. Jim and Tammy and Their Friends / THE HOUSE ON ROCK
Eager to open its doors for the first time to the public and participate in The Bushwick Open Studios & Arts Festival, on June 1, 2 and 3rd; Cedar Room, home of Funky Slice Vinyl Shop and The Daily Session will be serving up wax for your consumption, providing and broadcasting live mixes and finishing the weekend with the most exclusive Dance Party in Bushwick.
A community center for vinyl enthusiasts, connoisseurs and junkies, Funky Slice Vinyl Shop invites you to dig our extensive selection, take advantage of our listening booth and have a listen to our hard-to-find and rare grooves and take home with you a slice of New York’s underground. Making available stock from Vinylmania, offering House, Disco and Soul Funk and other unclassifiable and undiscovered gems, from Friday until Sunday, here is your chance to gain entrance to this membership record listening joint.
All while local DJs deliver The Daily Session—Transmissions from New York’s Underground that keep vinyl alive—enjoy and take part in the green environment that is Cedar Room. Throughout the weekend before your eyes, local, talented artists will be having live art sessions, producing calligraphy, graffiti and cover art.
On Saturday night Cedar Room will be hosting some of the best known and yet-to-be discovered DJs who will grace us with their favorite tunes in an unparalleled sound system. Sure to be a magnet of positive energy this party is open to all participants of Bushwick Open Studios & Arts Festival. Not to be missed!
details coming soon!