• NEWS: VOLTI AUDIO VITTORA SPEAKER

    Made in the U.S.A. – Built by Greg Roberts

    The Vittora is a fully horn-loaded, three-way, high-efficiency speaker system that delivers wide dynamic range, high output, and extremely low distortion.

    The Vittora utilizes a 15″ woofer in a folded horn to produce solid, accurate, bass.  Even at high output levels, the distortion from this horn is undetectable, and the result is a quickness and definition that you can only get with a horn design.

    Cabinet construction is all Baltic Birch plywood, 1″ and 3/4″ thick, with no MDF used anywhere, and the bass cabinets are fully braced.  The Vittora is built to be a solid performer for a lifetime of use.

    The cabinets are built in two separate pieces with the top horn section separated from the bass bin, and sitting up on three gold-plated spikes.  The bass bin is supported by three large wooden feet.

    The Vittora uses a large wooden midrange horn with a tractrix flare.   The horn has a 2″ throat and uses a BMS 4592ND-MID, large-format midrange compression driver with a 3-1/2″ voice coil.  This combination of large, solidly built wooden horn with a large throat and huge midrange compression driver results in a midrange sound that is effortless and easy to listen to.  There is no constriction of the sound through a tiny throat, there is no edginess, graininess, or honky sound that so many other horn designs suffer from.  The Vittora midrange is smooth and articulate, dynamic and uncolored.  The midrange is truly the heart of this loudspeaker, and the listener is rewarded with a musicality from this speaker that is very rare in this industry, at any price.[Read More]

     

  • NEWS: GOVERNMENT IN DANGER SAVED SOUTH BRONX

    By Michael Powell – NY Times

    “When the economy grows, it’s not because of a new government program or spending initiative. … It’s time to leave that era behind.”

    — John A. Boehner, House speaker, May 2011

    It might be hard selling that narrative line to the once broken beauty that is the Bronx.

    As a teenager in the 1970s, I offered visiting friends tours of the apocalypse. We piled into an old Buick and drove north from Manhattan, which wasn’t in such great shape either, into the South Bronx. We rolled down ghost canyons of burnt-out buildings, saw mattresses and old sinks and tubs piled atop hills of rubble, and encountered smack dealers who cordoned off blocks for open-air markets. (We could not have been safer; they assumed we were white boys in search of a fix.)

    It was macabre and infuriating, a core of urban America discarded and forgotten. Nothing, I assumed, could breathe life into this corpse.

    I was spectacularly mistaken, a point driven home again on a recent tour in the company of city housing officials. Again I rolled across the Willis Avenue Bridge into the South Bronx, and what is there should (but almost certainly will not) give pause to those who argue that government lies at the source of our ills.

    [Read More]

  • INTERVIEWS: Q+A NORM TALLEY

    By Albert FreemanHalcyon

    While the global view on Detroit within the dance music community retains its emphasis on Techno, Detroit has been one of the most important historical cradles for development of all genres of black urban American music that have enjoyed deep interest and popularity in the city. The city’s influence on Blues, Jazz, Soul, Funk, Disco, House, Hip-Hop, Electro, and Techno stands unchallenged but the global focus on the most avant garde of the city’s electronic artists has always come at some cost to those working in areas that place more emphasis on the continuity of the city’s music culture. House has also been central to the city’s music and been present here almost since its original rise in Chicago, and the transition that led from Disco to House was played out here in nearly equal measure to the nearby Illinois metropolis. Thus figures like Norm Talley and his Beatdown Brotherscrew should be looked upon not as outliers, but as a truly central and essential part of a diverse musical culture. Since the mid 1980s, he and friends Mike “Agent X” Clark and Delano Smith have been pushing a brand of DJing and production that fluidly integrates the Disco, House, and Techno cultures of Motown and has been far too often ignored by the music press at large. In spite of respect earned from people like Eddie Fowlkes, for a long time their profile remained relatively low as the word on Detroit’s unique and diverse House sound was slow to leak out.[Read More]

    Click HERE for the Mix by Norm Talley

  • SESSION 999: NININJA 07.22.11

    Mixed by DJ Monchan

  • SESSION 998: NININJA 07.22.11

    Mixed by DJ Moustachio (Academy Records)

  • PIC:VINYLMANIA JULY 19 11

    Pictures from Vinyl mania session.
    Mixed by Elbin Reyes&ChinoThree JuSoong (Pre Party Radio)

    Please check music. Click here

     

    Photos by Daichi

  • SESSION 997: NININJA 07.22.11

    Mixed by DJ Monchan

  • NEWS: DJ MONCHAN WILL PLAY ON PRE PARTY RADIO

    DJ Monchan will spin with Chino 3 and Elbin Reyes live from New York on their Journeys.

    Mondays: 7pm-12am New York, 4-9pm LA,
    aka Tuesdays:
    midnight-5am London, 1-6am Amsterdam/Paris,
    summer: 2-7am, winter: 1-6am Pretoria,
    summer: 8am-1pm Tokyo, 11am-4pm Sydney,
    winter: 9am-2pm Tokyo/Sydney time,

  • SESSION 996: EVENT SESSION 07.21.11

    Mixed by Neil Nice,Deadly Dragon Sound, MagaChin from MASTERPIECE SOUND

  • SESSION 995: EVENT SESSION 07.21.11

    Mixed by Deadly Dragon Sound, Neil Nice

  • SESSION 994: EVENT SESSION 07.21.11

    Mixed by Mr.K ,Deadly Dragon Sound

  • SESSION 993: FUNKY SLICE 07.20.11

    Mixed by DJ Csick

    01. Neneh Cherry – Buffalo Stance
    02. George Clinton – Loopzolla
    03. Instant Funk – I Got My Mind Made UP
    04. Jimmy Bo Horne – I Wanna Go Home With You
    05. And There Ain’t (Troopa’s Deep Mix)
    06. Young & Company – I like (What You’re Doing To Me)
    07. Gwen Guthrie – It Should Have Been You
    08. Fantasy – Live The Life I Love
    09. Tony Cook & The Party People – On The Floor
    10. Model 500 – Sound of You’re
    11. Bang The Party – Bang Bang You’re Mine
    12. UR Feat.Yolanda – Living For The Nite (For The Feeling)
    13. The Bedroom Scene – Triple XXX
    14. Moodyman – Track 2 Track
    15. Untitled
    16. Untitled (Remix by Paranoid Jack)
    17. Mission Contral – Outta Limits
    18. Kenny Dixon Jr – Black Mahogany
    19. Terrence Parker – Love Got Me High
    20. Wood Brass & Steel – Funknovq
    21. George Kranz – Din Daa Daa
    22. Cybotron – Clear
    23. Eric Martin – Midnight Madness (Let The Bass Ride Mix)
    24. Autotune – Boulderdash
    25. Alex.O.Smith – Ultra Fine One
    26. MC ADE – Da’ Train
    27. The Sound of Silence – Moment In Club
    28. 33 1/3 Queen – Searchin’ (Original)
    29. Double 99 vs Somore – RIP Groove vs I Refuse (What You Want)
    30. CZR – Another Level – Chicago Southside
    31. Kyle Julian Hall – Down!
    32. Unknown
    33. Musix From A Well Known Place – I Got To Get Away
    34. Eruption Feat.Pricious Wilson – Movin’
    35. Technic 1200
    36. Bass The Countdown
    37. Posatronix – Shake It
    38. Dave Clarke – Red2
    39. Sway Feat Pyrelli – Up Your Speed
    40. Aril Brikha – Groove la’ Chord
    41. Sole Tech – JIt 96 Mix

  • SESSION 992: VINYLMANIA 07.19.11

    Mixed by Elbin Reyes&ChinoThree JuSoong (Pre Party Radio)

    01. Nel Oliver – Dream On
    02. Teodo’r – Love Message
    03. Jonny Bristol – I’m Waiting On Love
    04. Sly Slick and Wicked – If This Ain’t Really Love
    05. Freddie Hubbard feat. Jeanie Tracy – You’re Gonna Lose Me
    06. Gwen McCrae – Doin’ it
    07. Brenda Taylor – You Can’t Have Your Cake And Eat It Too
    08. KUNIYUKI – All These Things ( A Cosmic Arts Story For Otto )
    09. Jenifa Mayanja – Woman Walking In The Shadows
    10. Steal Vybe feat. Alexis Simmons – Is it Possible ( Instrumental )

  • SESSION 991: ZAKKA 07.19.11

    Mixed by DJ Mahogany

  • SESSION 990: EVENT SESSION 07.17.11

    Mixed by Stellas&Dutches & King Ryukyu

    [100% of the proceeds collected from this event is sent to Operation Kodomotachi]

  • DAILYSUMMARY: WED, JULY20, 2011


    Photo by Streetsy

    New in the Radio Archive
    SESSION 989: EVENT SESSION – K-Prince, Deadly Dragon Sound, Jasmine Solano & Boogie Blind

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