• SESSION 892: A1 AFTRHRS 04.20.11

    Mixed By Donald Lassiter & Ron Morelli

    01. Gray – Unknown
    02. Fil Sonik – Slavery
    03. Roland Clark – Shelter Anthem Vox
    04. Sole Kitchen – From Your Soul
    05. Black Coffee Feat. Thiwe – Crazy (Quentin Harris remix)
    06. Black Coffee Feat. Thiwe – Crazy
    07. Electric Minds – Go Bang
    08. Nine Clowd – Unknown
    09. Master C&J – Face It
    10. Kurt Harmon Project – Comin Back
    11. Jephte Guillaume – Tet Kale Beats
    12. Justin Harris – Moon ( Justin Harris 125 Mix)
    13. Lady Blacktronika – Good Dick
    14. Solomun – Love Recycled
    15. Wrap 9 – Light Years Away

  • SESSION 891: BLESS UP 04.07.11


    Mixed by Human, Rock-N-Ruin, Lifeline, Winter


    Rack-N-Ruin (Black Butter | UK)

    Considered by iDJ magazine as “One of the most exciting producers working in the London bass scene…” Rack-N-Ruin is a formidable force in  underground dance music. Working at various tempos with a heady grip of established artists and remix producers, Rack-N-Ruin is a dj/producer on the move. Known for carving his way neatly through haunting electro-organs and dramatic synth-stabs, his production seems to demand ‘hands in the air’ moments at every turn, while his genre-crossing DJ sets call for all out dance floor warfare. With clean, super solid productions,  hard hitting breaks ranging in tempo from 100-140, serious sub-bass weight and the intertwined, unmistakable raw elements of Reggae and Dubstep that have permeated electronic music of late, Rack-N-Ruin comes correct. With a relentless release schedule, Rack-N-Ruin’s remix credits include Nas & Damien Marley, I Blame Coco, Aggro Santos, The Nextmen feat. Groove Armada & Ms. Dynamite, Zero 7, and The Freestylers. His recent releases have harnessed the support of BBC’s Annie Mac, Nick Grimshaw, Kissy Sell-Out, Toddla T, Dj Zinc, Fake Blood, Shy FX, Jack Beats, Boy 8-Bit, and many more. With future projects line up including collaborations with Island Records, Ministry Of Sound, Southern Fried Records,  Fat! Records, MC Navigator, Slarta John (Basement Jaxx) , new vocalist Jessie Ware, and many more established vocalists and artists, Rack-N-Ruin is on the fast track. Armed with an arsenal of exclusive dubs, Rack-N-Ruin is setting out on US and EU tours, hitting hard in the streets, the clubs and on air.

  • SESSION 890: VINYLMANIA 04.21.11

    Mixed by DJ Monchan

    01. Friends From Rio – Vera Cruz (4 Hero Mix)
    02. Jazznova – MWELA,MWELA (Here I Am)
    03. Aedena Cycle – Weep For Me
    04. The Carlos Sanchez Movement – Flying High (Got To Keep On – Joe And Boyd’s Heart & Mind Mix)
    05. Andre Zimma – Hope Is On The Way Feat. Terry Lonque
    06. Don’t Stop Dance
    07. Rinder & Lewis – Lover Potion
    08. Murcus Antonius – On The Run
    09. Space Bass
    10. Ajello – Windy Disco

  • DAILYSUMMARY: WED, APR 20, 2011


    Photo by James Maher – New York Photography

    New in the Radio Archive
    SESSION 889: ZAKKA – DJ Palo Mayombe

    Recent News
    NEWS: LIFE’S MASTERPIECE BY ANTONIO OCASIO
    NEWS: TODAY IS 420 SMOKER’S DAY

    New in the Photo Gallery
    PICS: ZAKKA: TUE, APR 19, 2011

    Upcoming Live Radio Shows
    Wednesday: The Bandwagon @ 7pm~9pm
    Wednesday: A-1 Record @ 9:30pm~11:30pm
    Wednesday: Shakedown @ 11:30pm~4am
    Thursday: Bless Up @ 6pm~9pm
    Friday: Goodrecord NYC @ 8pm~10pm

  • NEWS: TODAY IS 420 SMOKER’S DAY

    By ELLEN TUMPOSKY – abc News

    At 4:20 p.m. today—in whatever time zone they happen to be in—pot-smokers will be lighting up to celebrate an unofficial holiday whose origins are debated by stoners with time on their hands.

    Does 420 refer to a police code for illegal marijuana use? Is it a veiled allusion to the number of chemicals in cannabis? Or maybe it’s teatime in Amsterdam, the global spiritual home of marijuana smokers. Don’t forget that April 20 is Hitler’s birthday, so that must have something to do with it.

    And how do you spell this holiday anyway—420, 4-20, or 4/20? [Read More]

  • SESSION 889: ZAKKA 04.19.11

    Mixed by DJ Palo Mayombe

  • PICS: ZAKKA: TUE, APR 19, 2011

    Zakka session by Ulise

    Photos by Daichi

  • DAILYSUMMARY: TUE, APR 19, 2011


    Photo by Miwa Hirakuri

    New in the Radio Archive
    SESSION 888: FUNKY SLICE BY Mixed  by Mr.Deba

    Recent News
    NEWS: A CD-ONLY MUSIC STORE
    NEWS: VINYL GETS SECOND LIFE IN A BROOKLYN FACTORY
    PICS: ZAKKA: TUE, APR 12, 2011 – Dr. Shazzbots

    Upcoming Live Radio Shows
    Wednesday: The Bandwagon @ 7pm~9pm
    Wednesday: A-1 Record @ 9:30pm~11:30pm
    Wednesday: Shakedown @ 11:30pm~4am
    Thursday: Bless Up @ 6pm~9pm
    Friday: Goodrecord NYC @ 8pm~10pm

  • NEWS: VINYL GETS SECOND LIFE IN A BROOKLYN FACTORY

    By KRISTOFER RÍOS from NY times

    In an industrial and uninviting stretch of Brooklyn, near several strip clubs and a factory that makes electrical tubing, Thomas Bernich’s small plant recycles vinyl and preserves a fading piece of history. In fact, Mr. Bernich’s workplace in Sunset Park is one of the few of its kind in New York City and in the country.

    Inside the one-story, red-brick factory on 42nd Street, boxes of discarded albums from used-record stores are piled high on wooden pallets, awaiting their end and a new beginning.

    [Read More]

  • NEWS: A CD-ONLY MUSIC STORE

    By MERIBAH KNIGHT from NY times

    One of these days, Chris Miller is going to run out of space for compact discs at his CD-only music shop, Chicago Digital, in Oak Park. Last week he had to put a second shelf in the restroom. It extends from the top of the toilet’s water tank to the ceiling and accommodates classical composers from Liszt, Franz, through Mozart, W. A.

    “I have pretty much packed out where I can go,” Mr. Miller said.

    He said he believed that Chicago Digital, which opened in 1985, was the first compact-disc store in Illinois. The shop now holds around 40,000 discs, Mr. Miller estimates with a tape measure allotting three discs per inch. (His only vinyl is a box of LPs someone abandoned three years ago, and it still sits on the shop’s floor.)

    [Read More]

  • SESSION 888: FUNKY SLICE 04.18.11

    Mixed by Mr.Deba

    01. Jimmy Smith – The Organ Grinder’s Swing
    02. Earl Moseley – Fly In The Soup
    03. Lonnie Liston Smith – Mardi Gras
    04. Eumir Deodado – Super Strut
    05. Dennis Coffey Band – Get Back
    06. James Brown – There
    07. Booker T. & The MGs – In The Midnight Hour
    08. The Staple Singers – The Challenge
    09. The Temptations – I Need You
    10. Asha Puthli – Space Talk

  • DAILYSUMMARY: MON, APR 18, 2011


    Photo by Streetsy

    New in the Radio Archive
    SESSION 887: AQUA-BOOTY 04.15.11
    SESSION 886: AQUA-BOOTY 04.15.11

    Recent News
    NEWS: LIFE’S MASTERPIECE BY ANTONIO OCASIO

    New in the Photo Gallery
    NEWS: RECORD STORE DAY
    PICS: ZAKKA: TUE, APR 12, 2011

    Upcoming Live Radio Shows
    Tuesday: Zakka @ 4pm~6pm
    Tuesday: Vinylmania @ 8:30pm~10:30pm
    Wednesday: The Bandwagon @ 7pm~9pm
    Wednesday: A-1 Record @ 9:30pm~11:30pm
    Wednesday: Shakedown @ 11:30pm~4am
    Thursday: Bless Up @ 6pm~9pm
    Friday: Goodrecord NYC @ 8pm~10pm

  • NEWS: LIFE’S MASTERPIECE BY ANTONIO OCASIO

    ¡WEPA! presents…
    Antonio Ocasio – LIFE’S MASTERPIECE Record Release Party


    Music by: Antonio Ocasio (Tribal Winds)

    The musical vibrations of Antonio Ocasio’s Tribal Winds thrives off of an infectious breed of raw Afro-Latin Jazz and deep house music. The heavy percussion and conga rhythms naturally speak to Antonio’s ancestral roots.

    His years of experience as a Producer and DJ have led to a lethal combination of ingenious musicianship and aspiring productions. As a prominent storyteller, Antonio pays homage to his upbringing by spinning tales of musical tradition and experience, taking the dancer through peaks and valleys, building anticipation with every turn of the record.

    This box set leads you to the core of Tribal Winds and provides evidence of Antonio’s devotion to his culture and love for music.Life’s Masterpiece is years in the making and a lifetime in its inception.

    Antonio Ocasio – LIFE’S MASTERPIECE (Release Date: April 2011)

    CD Album (19 songs)
    Box Set Contents (Limited Amount):
    Double CD Album (19 Songs)
    12” Single
    A: Quimbara ft. Pablo Fierro
    B: Been So Long ft. Mustafa Akbar
    10” Single
    A: I Know Who I Am! ft. James Medina Jr.
    B: Do You Know Who You Are? ft. Quentin Harris
    12” Single
    Live ft. Jannae Jordan
    12” Single
    The Dream Lives On ft. Annette Taylor
    12” Single
    Azande
    Bonus 12” Single

    Antonio Ocasio: LIFE’S MASTERPIECE (WATER :: FIRE) CD One
    Antonio Ocasio: LIFE’S MASTERPIECE (WATER :: FIRE) CD One by Antonio Ocasio

    Antonio Ocasio: LIFE’S MASTERPIECE (EARTH :: AIR) CD Two
    Antonio Ocasio: LIFE’S MASTERPIECE (EARTH :: AIR) CD Two by Antonio Ocasio

    ———————AFTERWARDS———————
    Joann Jimenez presents…
    ¡WEPA! Welcome to “El Barrio” – Afro House + Latin Soul

    Resident DJs / Producers: Antonio Ocasio (Tribal Winds) & Lou Gorbea (Omi Tutu Productions)
    Randy Montalvo (Congas)   /  Coquito, Cigars, Dominoes, Visuals, Roof Deck

    @ Bar 13 (3RD Floor)
    121 University Place (between 13TH & 14th Street)
    10pm – 4am $10 After 10pm with a Flyer / $15 at the Door
    Print or RSVP to muzikbutrfly@gmail.com

  • SESSION 887: AQUA-BOOTY 04.15.11

  • NEWS: RECORD STORE DAY

    Dailysesion crew were cruising some record shop and party.


    Halcyon 3pm


    Fat Beatz 4pm


    Dope Jam 5pm


    Meme-Antenna 6pm


    Friend’s Party 7pm


    Wepabation 10pm

  • SESSION 886: AQUA-BOOTY 04.15.11

  • SESSION 885: FULL SPECTRUM 04.16.11

  • SESSION 884: FULL SPECTRUM 04.16.11

  • DAILYSUMMARY: SAT, APR 16, 2011


    Photo by James Maher – New York Photography

    New in the Radio Archive
    SESSION 885: FULL SPECTRUM 04.16.11
    SESSION 884: FULL SPECTRUM 04.16.11

    Upcoming Live Radio Shows
    Monday: Funkyslice @ 8pm~10pm
    Tuesday: Zakka @ 4pm~6pm
    Wednesday: The Bandwagon @ 7pm~9pm
    Wednesday: A-1 Record @ 9:30pm~11:30pm
    Wednesday: Shakedown @ 11:30pm~4am
    Thursday: Bless Up @ 6pm~9pm
    Friday: Goodrecord NYC @ 8pm~10pm

  • SESSION 883: BLESS UP 03.24.11

    Mixed by Lifeline, Shigeto, Nooka Jones


    Shigeto (Ghostly International | NYC)
    Artists take on pseudonyms for a multitude of reasons, but in Zach Saginaw’s case, those reasons run deeper than most. Zach records under the name Shigeto. It’s his middle name; it’s also his grandfather’s name, a tribute to the Japanese branch of Zach’s family tree. Shigeto also means “to grow bigger”—appropriate, given Zach’s premature birth-weight of less than a pound. Today, Shigeto stands for Zach’s vividly beautiful electronic music. Beat- driven but given to richly textured sound design, rhythmically fractured but melodically sumptuous, Shigeto’s music is a bridge between the past and present, bringing the artist face to face with a creative legacy that spans decades. Zach was brought up on a steady diet of Michigan-bred music, as his father spoon-fed him old Motown and jazz records by the crateload. Zach picked up the drums at an early age, spending much of his childhood playing in the Detroit/Ann Arbor music scene. After nearly flunking out of high school—save for his music studies—Zach spent three years studying jazz at the New School in NYC and three more in London, where he began woodshedding, obsessed with learning electronic production. Soon enough, beats materialized, Zach moved to Brooklyn and took up the name Shigeto, and Zach’s peers began to take notice.Zach’s body of work has grown over the last few years to the tune of several EPs on Moodgadget as Shigeto and with A Setting Sun, a pair of EPs under the alias Frank Omura (another family-name reference), and remixes for Worst Friends, Praveen & Benoit, Tycho, Mux Mool, Charles Trees, A Setting Sun, Beautiful Bells, Shlohmo, and more. The Semi-Circle EP will be his first release with Ghostly International; the full-length Full Circle is on the horizon. Semi-Circle is a fiercely independent work of art, nominally indebted to instrumental hip-hop but, like Zach, straddling many worlds at once. Cool shades of ambient music, stuttering early IDM, dubstep sub-bass, and jazz melodicism color Shigeto’s palette, which he wields with a painterly attention to detail. As Ghostly International hits its 10th anniversary, Shigeto is one of the first of a wave of young artists who grew up influenced by the label’s early output. And again, names come into play. “Putting out this record on Ghostly isn’t just ‘getting signed,’ for me,” says Zach, “it’s becoming part of a family, an influence that I’ve respected forever. That’s Full Circle.” Let’s just say the feeling’s mutual.

    Shigeto tracks are available for download in mp3 and wav format on halcyondigi.com


    Praveen Sharma (Casette / Percussion Lab | NYC)
    Praveen Sharma has been making music for most of his life, and has contributed releases to AI, Neo Ouija, and Expanding Records. He also runs Percussion Lab, a hub for underground electronic music and exclusive DJ sets, in addition to being an avid live performer and event organizer in New York City. Praveen released his debut Backed by Spirits on the now-defunct Neo Ouija imprint in early 2005. Not long after, Praveen returned from a   profound journey through his family’s native India with a minidisk full of field recordings and voices, forming the basis of Song Spun Simla, his second album released with Benoit Pioulard. His most recent work with Machinedrum under the alias Sepalcurehas garnered international acclaim and a solid string of releases thru the infamous Hotflush label headed byScuba. Their mix of Tribal Dub, House and Two-Step beats works equally well for both late nights in the club and rainy, introspective nights at home. Detroit Techno chords cut through wooden beats, neon synths and dubbed out atmospherics, leading the always looking for the next thing music press to coin the term “Love Step” to describe Sepalcure’s effect. www.percussionlab.com