• NEWS: TICKETS FOR ¡WEPA! BANANA BOAT

    718 SESSIONS on SUNDAY, MAY 15TH @ SANTOS PARTY HOUSE
    96 LAFAYETTE STREET, NYC (SEE US IN THE BASEMENT)

    NEW YORK (DOWNTOWN): NYPULL CLOTHING:
    265 LAFAYETTE ST (PRINCE) / 12:30-8:30PM

    NEW YORK (DOWNTOWN, WALL STREET) / STATEN ISLAND:
    MICHELLE RIVERA – (917) 806-0381

    NEW YORK (MIDTOWN): B & G INTERNATIONAL
    164 W. 36th Street (bet 7th Ave. & Broadway)
    Mon-Fri (9a-6p) / Sat & Sun (9a-4p)

    NEW YORK (HARLEM) + BRONX: JAZZ – (212) 882-1211

    NEW YORK (UPPER WEST SIDE): KAT AYALA – OCHUN1011@AIM.COM

    NEW YORK (UPTOWN): JOANN JIMENEZ – MUZIKBUTRFLY@GMAIL.COM

    BRONX & AT PARTIES: RED@THEREDNESS.COM

    BROOKLYN (WILLIAMSBURG): DAWN MICHELLE BETANCOURT
    DAWNMICHELLE@AOL.COM or (212) 470-3951

    NEW JERSEY (JERSEY CITY, NEWARK, EAST ORANGE, UNION CITY): CINDY HARDEN
    MONTALVO@NJIT.EDU or (973) 596-3562

    NEW JERSEY (ESSEX, MORRIS, UNION, MERCER): DEIDRE COVINGTON
    DEIDRECOVINGTON@HOTMAIL.COM or (973) 444-9199

    NORTH JERSEY (BERGEN, HUDSON, PASSAIC): YVONNE HARRIS
    BRAZENMUSE@GMAIL.COM or (201) 362-4422

    NEW JERSEY (UNION CITY): JUANITO MEJIA (201) 982-3207 or JUAN_MEJIA@EMAIL.COM

    SABOR PERU: 8 HIGHLAND CROSS, RUTHERFORD, NJ 07070
    WED, THURS, SUNDAY: 11AM-9PM / FRI & SAT: 11AM-11PM
    201-935-7378

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  • SESSION 913: SLOW DISCO SATURDAYS 03.19.11

    Mixed by Pets for Less & Bruce Tantum

    Pets for Less
    Pets for Less is a new duo on the disco front, consisting of friendsAlex Fish and Mike Fisher. The two only joined forces in January and share a creative spark both in the studio and behind the decks, so we’re very excited to hear what these fresh talents have in store for us (they’ve also promised to give us a rinse of some of their own, unreleased productions). Both seasoned DJs and producers in their own right, the two share a rich palette of musical tastes inspired by a lengthy number of artists and labels. However, of late they nod towards the Hot Natured nu disco sound, noting it captures their “general love for all things funky and trouble-making.” As innocent and sweet as their moniker entails, prepare for some badass-style disco this time around…

    Alex Fish (aka Holosound)
    Holosound (aka Alex Fish) is one of New York’s best-kept secrets. Ever since he emerged on the scene in 2004 as a two-man production, later becoming a one-man powerhouse, Holosound’s reputation for quality and consistency has permeated many corners of the global dance-music community and caught the attention of discerning club-goers and musicians alike. Following the exceptional success of Holosound’s monthly headlining night, “Citric,” at The Vault in New York City—a night which ran unbroken for four years straight—Alex and his former production partner,Noah Becker, launched Citric Recordings in 2008. With appearances from Tokyo to Toronto, Helsinki to London, Phuket to Estonia and all over North America—Alex has been turning heads and earning the respect of his fans and peers the world over. His unique style and knack for energizing dance-floors has also helped land Holosound gigs in support of many of the world’s top DJs—including Luke Fair, Satoshi Tomiie, Josh Wink, SOS, Kaskade, Audiofly, Desyn Masiello and others.

    Mike Fisher
    A recent Brooklyn transplant hailing from Washington DC, Mike Fisher has been a mover and shaker in the scene since 2003. As an established DJ he has played alongside the likes of big name headliners like M.A.N.D.Y., Matt Tolfrey, Lee Foss, to name a few. As one of the founders of the DC-based promotion crew, Mnmllife, he is one of the forces behind our capital’s growing dance music scene. Currently, the team is transitioning their brand into “Life,” steering away from the minimal sounds of the past and moving towards House and Disco’s warmer territory. In addition to being an active figure in the city’s nightlife, he is also boasts an esteemed background in music production having worked with the award winning artist Deep Dish as their studio engineer for 2 years, where he assisted in various labels such as Yoshitoshi and SCI+TEC Digital Audio.

    Bruce Tantum
    Does the name sound familiar? It should. DJ, journalist and all-round music-enthusiast, Tantum has been a fixture within the city’s electronic music scene since the days when clubs Studio 54, Limelight and Centro-Fly were alive and pumping. Today he is the main club editor for Time Out NY and has probably interviewed more DJs than the number of kernels in a bag of rice.

    He is an essential voice and reliable source for the music, artists and trends within this far-reaching electronic music culture, whether he is covering a new album, party or festival. On top of his talent for the written word he DJs too, gigging throughout the city from rooftops to radio shows and is also a frequent guest in the UK, regularly playing alongside the DJ History crew spearheaded by Bill Brewster and Frank Broughton. Although he doesn’t parade his DJ skills don’t underestimate hits modest profile – this guy has plenty of taste and plenty of talent.

  • SESSION 912: VINYLMANIA 05.10.11

    Mixed by DJ Monchan

    01. Sunshower
    02. Curtis Mayfield – Love Me (Right In The Pocket)
    03. Little Beaver – I Can Dig It Baby
    04. Curtis Mayfield – Underground
    05. Mulatu Astatke – Yekatit
    06. Orgone – It’s What You Do
    07. Lee Fields – Let A Man Do What He Wanna Do
    08. Rufus – Street Player
    09. Lillo Thomas – Breakin’ Down (Sugar Samba)
    10. First Choice – The Player

  • SESSION 911: THE BANDWAGON 03.30.11

    Mixed By Frank Olivo, Taimur

    Join the party at 57 Pearl Street in Dumbo, Brooklyn!!

    The Bandwagon

    The Bandwagon is halcyon’s All New Old-Timey Record Review and Talent Show! Each and every Two hour ride on The Bandwagon begins with halcyon the shoppe’s own high-flying Techno honcho in a poncho… the mysterious and often delirious Taimur Agha of BLK|Market Membership! Thrill to Taimur’s death-defying DJ feats as he balances beats live without a net on the www in his round up of the latest and greatest ear-catching, ground-shaking musical marvels from the far corners of the globe. Then, turn your attention to the center ring for The Bandwagon’s main attraction!… Direct from the far off nether regions of Brooklyn we bring you an astonishing cavalcade of talent never before assembled on one program – musical magicians, masterful minstrels and mystifying midi-freaks alike will be unveiled to your shock and awe with in-depth interviews and exclusive featured performances.

    halcyonline.com!

  • SESSION 910: FUNKY SLICE 05.09.11

    Mixed by Sean Bee (Downtown 161&304)

    01. Lonnie Liston Smoth – Expansions
    02. Son House – John The Revelator
    03. WAR – Slippin’ Into Darkness
    04. The Baby Huey Story – Hard Times
    05. George Benson – The World Is A Getto
    06. Tommie Young – Everybody’s Got A Little Devil In Their Soul
    07. Marvin Gaye – Mercy, Mercy, Me ( Classic NYC 12″ Mix )
    08. General Crock – Reality
    09. Earth, Wind & Fire – EVIL
    10. Double Trouble – People Are Changing

  • SESSION 909: NININJA 05.07.11

    Mixed by DJ Alfreako & Monchan

  • EVENTS: GALAKTIK GETS DISTANT: JON CUTLER

    Join the celebration of the birthdays of Distant Music CEO Jon Cutler & Galaktik’s own Tracy Baro!

    This is sure to be a special one as it will be the last loft party at douglas till september! Dont worry we have much more in store to keep you occupied this summer!

    Music By:
    Jon Cutler (Distant Music)
    Victor Casimir (Distant Music)
    Luis Baro (All About)
    Bradford James (Seed Recordings)

    Admission: $10 w/rsvp before midnite $15 After
    RSVP/info: brooklynjam@gmail.com

    Live broadcast on dailysession.com

  • SESSION 908: NININJA 05.07.11

    Mixed by Monchan

  • SESSION 907: SHAKEDOWN 05.05.11

    Mixed by Luis Baro (All About),Bradford James (Seed Recordings),Ali Coleman&Nutritious

  • SESSION 907: A1 AFTRHRS 05.04.11

    Mixed By DJ DJ & Ron Morelli

    01.Unknown
    02. Dr.John – Jet Set
    03. Jee Day – Snake Bite
    04. Unknown
    05. Strabow – Intersidereal Message
    06. Chris & Cosey – Love Cuts
    07. Unknown
    08. Unknown
    09. ORS – Moon Boots
    10. Aurra – It’s You
    11. Unknown
    12. Finger’s Inc – Distant Planet
    13. The Underground Solution – Luv Dancin’
    14. Cage&Aviary -Friday 14th

  • SESSION 906: MO MUSIC MO LIFE 04.31.11

    Mixed by Asahi Suzuki at Studio11 NYC

    01. The Invisible Session – To the Powerful
    02. Dday One – Gradually Dawn
    03. Gary Burton – Las Vegas Tango
    04. Damu The Fudgemunk – Pulse (inst)
    05. Precise Hero – Another Day
    06. Ahmad Jamal – Theme Bahamas
    07. Jack Mcduff – Ain’t no Sunshine
    08. Bill Withers – Ain’t No Sunshine
    09. Milt Jackson – Enchanted Lady
    10. Grant Green and Donald Byrd – House of the Rising Sun

  • SESSION 905: VINYLMANIA 05.03.11

    Mixed by Eric Lopez

    “This mix is dedicated to Charlie from Vinylmania Soundlibrary Crew”

    01. Maynard Ferguson – Pagliacci (Joaquin Joe Claussell Overdub)
    02. Kleeer – Keeep Your Body Workin’
    03. Macho – I ‘m A Man
    04. Lorraine Johnson – Feed The Flame
    05. Diana Ross – The Boss
    06. Fat Larry’s Band – Lookin’ For Love
    07. Me My Fellas Edit – Groove Me Your Dove (Inst)
    08. Roller Boogie Edit – I Don’t Know
    09. The Quick – Zulus
    10. Ramona Brooks – I Don’t Want You Back

  • SESSION 904: ZAKKA 05.03.11

    Mixed by Ole Koretsky (Jetlag)

    01. Quincy Jones – Razzamattaz
    02. Shakatak – Down on the Street (Dance Mix)
    03. Big Audio Dynamite II – The Globe
    04. M|A|R|R|S – Pump Up The Volume
    05. The Human League – Shameless
    06. The Human League – Cruel
    07. Modern Talking – The Night Is Yours
    08. Hot Chip – Over and Over…
    09. Richie Rich – Salsa House
    10. Julee Cruise – Rockin’ Back Inside My Heart

  • INTERVIEWS: ELBIN REYES (PRE PARTY RADIO)


    Photo by Masashi Fujumura

    Interviewee – Elbin Reyes
    Interviewer – Sean Bee

  • EVENTS: BEATS & BBQ

    Beats & BBQ to Celebrate its Fourth Year of Soulful Dance Music, BBQ and You !

    On Monday, May 30, 2011 from 3-10 pm at LP& Harmony (683 Grand Street), Beats & BBQ will kick off its fourth season providing the Williamsburg, Brooklyn community its successful combination of “Soulful Dance Music, BBQ and You”. With each beverage purchase, patrons are entitled to a plate of free bbq, expertly grilled by Dustin Smallheer of Daddy’s Little Grill. Music is provided by DJs Jose G (Pre Party Radio), Ali Coleman (Voice of Voices NYC), Siren (Save the Robots), Kyle McNeil (Art for Progress / WBAI 99.5 FM), Dawn Anesta (Soul Fire), Ruby Red(Velvet Factory Productions), and Go Kiryu (Lion One Music).

    Since 2007, Beats & BBQ has been a grassroots event that takes place on the holidays of the summer season (Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day). It is a co-production by Deepdance Promotions and LP & Harmony bar. We produce this event to promote community and togetherness through good food, good dance music, and good cheer from our patrons. Fusicology is a proud media sponsor of this event. For additional info email acidreg@gmail.com

  • NEW RELEASES: MONOPHONICS – LIKE YESTERDAY

    Monophonics – Like Yesterday 7” Single

    April 19th, 2011

    A. Monophonics – “Like Yesterday”


    B. Destruments – “Freedom”

    A simply killer 45 from the bay area’s finest funk band, Monophonics. “Like Yesterday” is a monster A-side, which was recorded at the legendary Killion Studios in LA. While the B-Side, “Freedom” by Destruments is a beautifully soulful instrumental track.

    ARTIST INFO

    Over the past five years, Monophonics have staked their claim as the San Francisco Bay Area’s premier funk/soul band. Raised amid the city’s rich musical culture, these young musicians proudly carry on the tradition of music native to their hometown.

    Monophonics were formed in 2005; originally an instrumental ensemble comprised of guitarist Ian McDonald, bassist Myles O’Mahony, saxophonist Alex Baky, trumpeter Ryan Scott, and drummer Austin Bohlman, the band has recently added the dynamic soul vocals of keyboardist Kelly Finnigan. The result is psychedelic soul & heavy duty funk, which harks back to the stylings of the late 60’s and early 70’s, all while keeping its feet planted in the present.

    As a mainstay of San Francisco venues such as the Boom Boom Room and the Independent, the Monophonics have created a national buzz and fervent local following, sharing the stage & bill with such names as Soulive, Macy Gray, Budos Band, George Porter, Archie Bell, Blues Traveler, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Dumpstafunk, Idris Muhammad and many more. Their recording credits include tracks with the The New Mastersounds and Karl Denson (Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, Grey Boy All-Stars) who’s also featured on their latest release and second album, Into the Infrasounds. The album also includes musical guests Mic Gillete of Tower of Power & Jonathan Korty of Vinyl. Their touring schedule has brought their signature rowdy, hard-hitting live set to over 400 dates from California to Mississippi, as well as major music festivals including High Sierra, Joshua Tree and Las Tortugas. Additionally, the ensemble has established itself as yearly residents at the legendary New Orleans Jazz Festival. They have been featured in various magazines including Relix’s “On the Rise” section, and in 2007, were awarded best Funk/Soul/R&B band in SF Weekly’s “Best of the Bay Awards.”

    In early 2011, the group will showcase their new sound with the release of a 7” entitled “Like Yesterday,” for Colemine Records. The record will feature members of the Los Angeles based funk group Orgone, and will be distributed across the United States, Europe and Japan. Also in 2011, Monophonics will complete their third album to date, lacing the sounds of early 70’s and late 60’s soul with fuzzy guitars, freaky synthesizers, hard- driving horns and gritty vocals, a sonic testimony to the evolution of this six-piece unit.

    iTunes – Monophonics – Like Yesterday
    YouTube – Monophonics – Like Yesterday 45
    Colemine Records on Facebook
    Monophonics on Facebook

  • SESSION 903: FUNKY SLICE 05.02.11

    Mixed By DJ Alfreako

    01. J-Live – Them That’s Not
    02. EDOT aka Erldotcom – Radio
    03. Massinfluence – Analyze
    04. Dilated Peoples – The Platform
    05. M-Boogie feat. buckshot – The Real
    06.Soulaive – Bridge To Dama ( Dirty )
    07. Sylvia Striplin – Give Me Your Love
    08. Rocket – Come Together
    09. Sinnamon – Thanks To You
    10. Kenix feat. Bobbyyoungblood – There’s Never Been ( No One Like You – Long ver. )