• NEWS: NEW RELEASE FROM L.I.E.S. STEVE MOORE

    New release from L.I.E.S.(LONG ISLAND ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS)

    Steve Moore
    A1. Zero-Point Field
    B1. Frigia

    Here is the  2nd release.

    Two Dogs in a House-Next to You (L.I.E.S. 002) by L.I.E.S.

    Two Dogs in a House-5th Floor (L.I.E.S. 002) by L.I.E.S.

  • SESSION 896: SLOW DISCO SATURDAYS 01.08.11

    Mixed by Beg To Differ (aka My Cousin Roy and Nick Chacona), Matthew Moffe

    My Cousin Roy (The Wurst Music Co.)
    Roy Dank (aka My Cousin Roy) is the mind behind the “Wurst Edits,” imprint. The New York label, which launched in 2006 boasted radical reworkings of yesteryear’s clandestine disco by the likes of label head Roy Dank aka My Cousin Roy and his talented friends, including Runaway, who went on to produced acclaimed releases for DFA and Rekids; the multi-talented producer, DJ and illustrator Doug Lee aka Lee Douglas, Douglas Sound and one-half of TBD (with Justin Vandervolgen) and Stallions (with Lovefingers); and Eamon Harkin, part of the NYC party juggernaut that is Sunday Best and Mister Saturday Night. The edits received support from esteemed DJs as far as wide as 2ManyDJs, Carl Craig, Harvey, Erol Alkan, James Murphy, Simian Mobile Disco, and Tim Sweeney, amongst many others. In early 2009, Roy teamed up with designers Josh Clancy and Travis Stearns to take the label’s visual aeshetic to the proverbial next level. Come July of that year, the label evolved into The Wurst Music Co with the release of Brennan Green’s My First House, quite possibly the cult producer’s most dance floor savvy work to date. Wurst has gone from strength to strength since with releases from Neurotic Drum Band, Reade Truth, Great Weekend, and Ulysses. The Wurst Has Yet To Come…

    Nick Chacona (Hector Works)
    Nick Chacona is one of New York’s disco-house mainstays and over the course of his 15-year career as a DJ and producer has become one of the city’s most respected underground talents within its vibrant dance music scene. In a DJ capacity, Nick is as versatile as you will find. He began spinning over 15 years ago, strictly playing reggae but shortly thereafter fell in love with House & Disco. Never one to let the crowd down, Nick’s sets are filled with energy, finesse, and diversity flowing from Nu Disco, House, Techno, Italo and classics—whatever is required in the moment. He has played across the US from NY to San Francisco, as well as Brazil, Germany, Spain, Poland, Romania, Belgium, Sweden, Serbia, Holland, and the UK. His production skills are just as dynamic as his style behind the decks and over the course of his career has spread his skills far and wide and garnered a lengthy discography under his belt. Over the years his productions have grown to encompass elements of sound from across the world of dance music, melding the arpeggiated sounds of Rimini, the trackiness of Chicago, minimalism of Berlin, and dubbed out vibes of Kingston, Jamaica sometimes in the same track. He began producing in 1999 under the Version Eternal moniker for NY label Homestyle Cooking. Since that time Nick has gone on to release tracks on renowned labels Mood Music, 2020 Vision, Ben Watt’s Buzzin Fly, Saw, Dogtown, Bearfunk, and the inaugural release for Prins Thomas’s Internasjonal.

    Matthew Moffre (Drrtyhaze)
    Matthew Moffre, a former (and self-acclaimed) “Shelter head” has been a staple on the scene as a DJ for roughly 18 years. Best known as one-half of the Drrtyhaze duo, Moffre, alongside his production partner have been actively producing since 2006, currently boasting a lengthy discography of original productions and remixes. At the turn of the New Year the team has a slew of exciting new releases on respected international labels such as UK’s Redux and Under the Shade as well as Germany’s Tirk and Redux imprints. In addition to their avid music making the two are frequent guests at parties such as the legendary classic school house-based Play It Loud series. When running solo Moffre goes under the Love Tempo moniker, which he also dubs his monthly party now nearing its one-year mark. His tracks and mixes can be found onwww.beatsandwords.com.

  • DAILYSUMMARY: MON, APR 25, 2011


    Photo by Joe’s Nyc

    New in the Radio Archive
    SESSION 895: THE BANDWAGON – Taimur Agha,Anthony Parasole & Joey Anderson
    SESSION 894: GLOBALSESSION – DJ Marihito

    Upcoming Live Radio Shows
    Monday: Funkyslice @ 8pm~10pm
    Tuesday: Zakka @ 4pm~6pm
    Wednesday: A-1 Record @ 9:30pm~11:30pm
    Thursday: Bless Up @ 6pm~9pm

  • SESSION 895: THE BANDWAGON 03.16.11

    Mixed by Taimur Agha,Anthony Parasole(Deconstruct/halcyon) & Joey Anderson (Inmeg)

    Anthony Parasole
    Born and raised in Brooklyn, Anthony Parasole has had a lifelong love affair with electronic music. Listening to radio shows playing the early dance tracks from New York, Chicago, and Detroit that really perked up his ears. His earliest experiences at the New York clubs and Storm Raves really blew his mind wide open. Not content to just be another party kid, Anthony began scouring the record stores for all of his favorite tracks. From the late-80?s to the mid- 90?s, Parasole was also huge into hip-hop. His engulfment in this gritty New York street-music is an influence on his style to this day.

    From 2003 to 2007, Anthony was a buyer at the Halcyon record store. Through Halcyon, a real pillar of the scene in NYC, Parasole made many contacts, and of course, multiplied the size of his record collection by carefully selecting all the best records from the store. He threw the “New Jack City” party at APT with his co-workers at Halcyon, bringing in The Martinez Brothers for the first NYC gig, Slam Mode, MkL, Adultnapper, Nick Chacona, Todd Sines, Brennan Green, and many more. This party really increased Anthony’s exposure in New York, and led to many gigs at bigger clubs, including opening slots for Derrick May, Cajmere, and Layo and Bushwacka. 2008 was a great year for Anthony. He launched the Deconstruct record label with his partner Levon Vincent. DEC-001 “Invisible Bitchslap” by Levon Vincent sold out in one week, and immediately put the label on the map, being charted by Marcel Dettmann, Shed, and Jan Krueger. Hardwax and other influential stores are clamoring for more! Parasole also founded the House-N-Home loft-party series with partner Bryan Kasenic. They’ve already thrown successful parties with Jus-Ed, Brothers’ Vibe, DJ Qu, Fred P, and Adultnapper, and will play host to Move D and other artists from the cutting edge of house and techno music in 2009. Anthony is currently working his own original productions due to come out later this year!

    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.

  • SESSION 894: GLOBALSESSION 04.24.11

    Mixed by DJ Marihito (Concent Producton/ Meme Antenna)

    1. Burial – Night Bus
    2. Amon Tobin – Easy Muffin
    3. Boards of Canada – Kid For Today
    4. Kruder & Dorfmeister – High Noon
    5. Autechre – Cichll
    6. Burial – Southern Comfort
    7. Mr Oizo – Inside
    8. Mortinez Brothers – My Rendition
    9. Morphosis – Yaam
    10. Massive Attack – Protection Mad Professor Remix

  • DAILYSUMMARY: SAT, APR 23, 2011


    Photo by Blue Jake

    New in the Radio Archive
    SESSION 893: SHAKEDOWN – Rob Paine & Ali Coleman
    SESSION 882: A1 AFTRHRS – Donald Lassiter & Ron Morelli
    SESSION 891: BLESS UP – Human, Rock-N-Ruin, Lifeline, Winter
    SESSION 890: VINYLMANIA – DJ Monchan

    Recent News
    NEWS: LIFE’S MASTERPIECE BY ANTONIO OCASIO

    Upcoming Live Radio Shows
    Monday: Funkyslice @ 8pm~10pm
    Tuesday: Zakka @ 4pm~6pm
    Wednesday: A-1 Record @ 9:30pm~11:30pm
    Wednesday: Shakedown @ 12:00am~4am
    Thursday: Bless Up @ 6pm~9pm
    Friday: Goodrecord NYC @ 8pm~10pm

  • SESSION 893: SHAKEDOWN 04.20.11

    Mixed by Rob Paine & Ali Coleman

    Removed by Request.

  • 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