Mixed by Free Magic
Photo by MDPNY
Photo by James Maher – New York Photography
Photo by Blue Jake
By Jose Luis Benavides (Gozamos)
Thanks for your time Antonio. If you don’t mind I’d like to start off by getting to know you. Where you from? How old are you? and what’s one of your first memories of music?
I’m Puerto Rican. Born in “El Barrio”, NYC and raised in the South Bronx.
First memories of music were in my home and from neighbors and the community as a whole. There was always music playing in my home. My mother played records while she cooked, cleaned and even when we were just lounging. She mostly played traditional Puerto Rican music, Classic Salsa, Boleros (Daniel Santo, Los Angeles Negro, etc) and what I call ‘Jibaro’ music which is played by a guitar called a Cuatro (4 string guitar – I love the sound of it). In Puerto Rico, back in the day, they’d used these songs to tell stories of events that were happening in other villages. My brother used to also play all of the cool stuff like Osibisa, War, etc and some Rock including Santana when he first came out.
Photo by Joe’s Nyc
EVENTS: RENDEZVOUS MEETS SEED RECORDINGS
EVENTS: WINTER MADNESS MEETS VINYLMANIA RECORDS
EVENTS: CROSSROADS -LOU GORBEA-
EVENTS: THE BURNING HOT SESSION W.DJ SPINNA
EVENTS: RENDEZVOUS MEETS SEED RECORDINGS
EVENTS: MOLDAVITE @ NATIONAL UNDERGROUND
By Allen Starbury (ballerstatus.com)
2012 is finally here, so what happened with album sales in 2001? They actually rose for the first time since 2004, propelled by digital sales, cheaper album prices and special offers, as well as a booming vinyl market.
Nielsen released numbers on Wednesday (January 4), revealing that U.S. music sales rose 6.9% in 2011 with overall sales of albums, single tracks and music videos increased to 1.61 billion units.
Total album sales expanded 1.3 percent to 330.6 million.
Despite a rise in sales, physical CD sales fell 6% last year, but digital album downloads made up for it by a 20% increase to a record 103.1 million.
Digital song sales grew 8.5% in 2011 to a record 1.27 billion downloads, compared with 1.17 billion in 2010.
Another area that boomed was vinyl sales — album sales soared to 3.9 million copies, versus 2.8 million in 2010.
2011’s top-selling album was Adele’s 21, raking in over 5.8 million sales. But, Lil Wayne made his mark at #4 with 1.9 million, with Jay-Z and Kanye West’s Watch The Throne coming in five slots later at #9 with just over 1.2 million sold.
However, The Throne did out-sell Weezy’s Carter IV digitally, landing at #4 on the list behind Adele and Lady Gaga with 608,000 digital album sales.
Check out some of the numbers below, tracked by Nielsen.
[fgm] Feel Good Musique is a collective, a culture, a way of life for the music lovers, club goers, and artistic creators from all walks of life. We are the tunnels beneath your feet, the Ground Breakers on the Streets, the Bassquakes on the Beats. Undermined, Undefined, & Underground, [fgm] is an entity that spawns New Generations of Subculture individuals around the world. Our Mission is to stay away from the main stream music media, airwaves, and industry. To transmit under the radar bringing new vibes and sounds that no one normally listens to on a daily basis. We are the new era of Musique, Vibes and Sounds. We are [fgm]! We live by Vibe Variety!
Plan B Recordings presents “MOLDAVITE”
FRIDAY JANUARY 20th at NATIONAL UNDERGROUND
in the NEWLY RENOVATED and IMPROVED NATIONAL UNDERGROUND…BRAND NEW WOODEN DANCE FLOOR UPGRADED SOUND SYSTEM and DJ BOOTH
HAKIM MURPHY‘S DEBUT NYC APPEARANCE!!!
Sonic Vibrations by:
(Machining Dreams, Uzuri, Chicago)
(Plan B Recordings, Sublevel Sounds)
(Plan B Recordings, Supreme Scyence)
(Beneath the Underground Music)
FRIDAY JANUARY 20th
11pm-6am (NO ADMISSIONS AFTER 4am)
155 E. Houston St. (betw. Allen & Eldridge Sts.) NYC
F TRAIN to 2nd AVENUE
Photo by Joji Shimamoto
Mixed by Earl Broclo Esq
01. Crusaders – That’s How I Feel
02. Gil Scott Heron & Brian Jackson – Home Is Where The Hatred Is
03. Sergio Mendes & The New Brazil ’77 – Mozambique
04. Jerome Sydenham & Kerri Chandler – Aro
05. Fela Soul(Gummy Soul’s Amerigo Gazaway) – Ooh Feat.Redman
06. Lyric Born – I Changed My Mind (Stereo Mc’s Rattlesnake Mix)
07. Blackbyrds – Blackbyrds Theme
08. Candido – I’m On My Way
09. Billy Ball & The Upsetters feat.Roosevelt Matthews – Tighten Up Tighter
10. Johnnie Taylor – I Believe In You(You Believe In Me)