• 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.)

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  • 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

  • DAILYSUMMARY: FRI, APR 15, 2011


    Photo by James Maher – New York Photography

    New in the Radio Archive
    SESSION 883: BLESS UP 03.24.11
    SESSION 882: THE BANDWAGON – Taimur Agha & Margaret Dygas

    Upcoming Live Radio Shows
    Friday: Aqua booty (Recording) @10pm~
    Friday: Full spectrum (Live) @ 10pm~4am

  • SESSION 882: THE BANDWAGON 03.09.11

    Mixed by Taimur Agha & Margaret Dygas

    Margaret Dygas
    Life as Margaret has experienced it has had more than it’s fair share of unusual twists and turns, she quips about life in a very positive light ‘Never a dull moment!’ With a childhood that began in Poland, at aged 11 she escaped to Germany with her family eventually moving to the States, initially to San Jose, California. In the late eighties the music she was surrounded by and adhered to was old school hip hop; there were house parties every weekend and lots of chillin’ in the backyard. Her discovery of house music started in New York in the early nineties when she moved to study fashion at the renowned Fashion Institute of Technology. Before long her college friends had introduced her to the whirlwind underground club scene; the flamboyant gay clubs where vogueing was all the rage, dressed up club kids, intimate basement techno nights, jungle gatherings and scores of insane house parties.

    Captivated by the British dance scene, she moved to London in the summer of 99. Her first job was on the door of Home, her day job was as a make up artist and she began to play out at parties and warming up in clubs. Then three years ago she decided make this her full-time career. Her wide musical background has made her keen to experiment with new sounds and styles through out the years, now more on the electronic side of things where the choice is endless Margaret has found herself where she is most comfortable, from dub to techno and anything in between.

    Margaret has been a regular feature on London’s electronic scene playing at clubs such as Fabric, The End, The Key and Herbal. She is a resident at label night Underline and has been supporting growing underground parties such as Multi Vitamins , Run, Minimallondon.com events, Stink at the T Bar as well as Technique in Leeds. Her music has been well-received in Berlin where she is fast becoming a friendly face at clubs like The Panorama Bar, The Arena, Club Der Visionare, Watergate, Kino International and House13. Last summer she was part of Cross Town Rebels mini tour around Europe playing at Electrosplash in Valencia, Watergate/Berlin and Space in Ibiza.

    Over the years her DJ travels have taken her to countries such as Holland, France, Finland, Singapore, China and eastern Europe for growing club scene of Romania, Slovenia, Macedonia and Serbia’s vibrant Exit festival. Now making her first moves into production, her DJing style continues to develop and blossom. The electronic-tech vibe of her present sets incorporate the deep and minimal sounds she loves but retains the driving funk of her musical past.

  • DAILYSUMMARY: THU, APR 14, 2011


    Photo by Miwa Hirakuri

    New in the Radio Archive
    SESSION 881: VINYLMANIA – DJMonchan
    SESSION 880 : ZAKKA – Dr.Shazzbots
    SESSION 879 : BLESS UP – Liondub, Taimur & Anthony Avatar


    Upcoming Live Radio Shows
    Thursday: Bless Up @ 6pm~9pm
    Friday: Aqua booty (Recording) @10pm~
    Friday: Full spectrum (Live) @ 10pm~4am

  • SESSION 881: VINYLMANIA 04.12.11

    Mixed by DJ Monchan

    01. Usje Suntama – Waiting For Your Love
    02. The Imperial Wonders – I’m A Hostage
    03. Al Kent – Keep On Doing
    04. Persnickelty All Stars – Caroline Is Strong (Dj Bang Chitown Re- Edit)
    05. Mark & Stevena – Freak Emotion (Sonny Fodera Remix)
    06. Nelue Feat. Russian Red – Deconstructed (Cosmic Remix)
    07. Codebreaker R.I.M.L (Ddr Labs Extended Mix)
    08. The Brothers Johnson – Stomp
    09. Patti Labelle – Music Is My Way Of Life
    10. Patti Labelle – The Spirit’s In It

  • SESSION 880 : ZAKKA 04.12.11

    Mixed by Dr.Shazzbots

    1. David Axezrod – The Little Children
    2. Genius/GZA – Liquid Swords
    3. Freddie Hubbard – Straight Life
    4. People Under The Stairs – The LA Song
    5. Panacea – Work of Art
    6. The Project – Yeah
    7. Big Daddy Kane – Sex According to The Prince of Darkness
    8. Richy Pitch – Phone Bizness(feat. Mr.Complex)
    9. Time Machine – Let’s Go
    10. Jurassic 5 – Day At The Races

  • SESSION 879 : BLESS UP 03.10.11

    Mixed by Liondub, Taimur & Anthony Avatar

  • PICS: ZAKKA: TUE, APR 12, 2011

    Zakka session by Dr. Shazzbots

    Photos by Daichi

  • DAILYSUMMARY: TUE, APR 12, 2011


    Photo by James Maher – New York Photography

    New in the Radio Archive
    SESSION 878: FUNKY SLICE – Sean Bee

    Upcoming Live Radio Shows
    Wednesday: A-1 Record @ 9:30pm~11:30pm
    Thursday: Bless Up @ 6pm~9pm
    Friday: Aqua booty (Recording) @10pm~
    Friday: Full spectrum (Live) @ 10pm~4am

  • SESSION 878: FUNKY SLICE 04.11.11

    Mixed by Sean Bee (Downtown 161&304)

    01. Gray – non
    02. Mark E – Escape ( Roots Unit DUB
    03. John Waynes feat.Disconine – Cut Out ( City Raw )
    04. Robert Owens – Bringing Down The Walls
    05. Soul Renegades – Y’all Wont Let Me ( Faze Action DUB )
    06. Master C & J – Face It
    07. Alessio Mereu – Pandemy ( Uner ” House of Love ” RMX )
    08. Rob Mello – Where Are U ? ( PPF Jack for Daze DUB)
    09. Master H feat. Geoffrey Secco – Stabs Call ( Original )
    10. Theophilus London VS Natural Self – Calypso Blues ( Natural Self’s Deep Blue MIX )