The real deal finally arrives! Marcus Visionary’s latest album, released on his own Liondub International imprint, serves as a rich tapestry weaving together the Toronto native’s musical influences, which range from jungle and drum and bass to reggae and dub. Featuring guest appearance from the likes of  the legendary Sugar Minott, Johnny Osbourne, Kandiman, Bunny General, Jahdan and Messenger Selah, there is plenty of old school, dub heavy jungle fire brought to the table here, all mixed down impeccably and presented in an original groundbreaking style.



    Born and raised in the city of Toronto, Marcus Visionary has helped shape the city’s scene and sound since the early 90s. His first love is jungle / drum & bass but he has deep roots in reggae, dub and bass music in general. With a new album out combining all his musical loves, we got in touch to find out all about it.

    Tell us about Liondub International, the NYC based ragga label, and the Humble album you’re releasing on it?

    I co-run Liondub International with Eric Wise, aka DJ Liondub, out of Brooklyn NYC. We feature all styles of bass culture music but focus mainly on jungle and dubstep. We also have Liondub 45 which is a reggae / dub label.

    I met Liondub a few years back when he came to Toronto to DJ. He told me about his links to Jamaican artists and we set a plan in order to create a label that works directly with Jamaican artists.

    Humble is the first reggae / dub / dancehall influenced jungle LP we’ll be putting out. We decided to put out two EPs spread over five or six months in order to promote the LP which will be dropping January 3rd 2011.

    The music on this album project as very dancefloor friendly and heavily influenced by Jamaican dancehall and soundsystem vibes, but how do you describe your own tracks, and what kind of “genres” would you say they belong to?

    The Humble LP is a tribute to reggae / dancehall and dub influenced jungle. When I first heard jungle in 91/92 I was drawn to the reggae and dub influences in the music.  I had always hoped to one day work with original Jamaican singers and deejays without having to sample them illegally.  This LP is the first step in that direction. [Read More]


    Mixed by Takaya Nagase @ Club Shaft (Sendai Japan)


    Photo by Blue Jake

    New in the Radio Archive
    SESSION 766: EVENT SESSION – Takaya Nagase
    SESSION 765: GOOD RECORDS – Doc Delay

    Upcoming Live Radio Shows
    Tuesday: Zakka @ 5pm~7pm
    Wednesday: The Bandwagon @ 7pm~9pm
    Wednesday: A-1 Record @ 9pm~11pm
    Thursday: Bless Up @6pm~9pm
    Friday: Goodrecord NYC @ 8pm~10pm

  • SESSION 765: GOOD RECORDS 01.14.11

    Mixed by Doc Delay

    01. Azymuth – Zombie
    02. Phoenix – Nunta
    03. Louise Forrestier – California
    04. Vanusa
    05. Vox Dei – Libros Sapienciales
    06. Toni Tornado – Me Libertei
    07. Skorpio – The King With Shred-Legs
    08. Erkin Koray – Cumbur Cemaat
    09. Idteeporn Bumrungoun – Happy Music
    10. Mops – Goiken-Muyou (Bousou-Syudan 71′)


    Photo by Joji Shimamoto

    New in the Radio Archive
    SESSION 764: GOOD RECORDS – Mike B aka Tad Suspect
    SESSION 763: GOOD RECORDS – Jonny Paycheck

    Recent News
    Tron Franchise’s Cyberpresent Looks a Lot Like the Past – NY Times

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


    By Seth Schiesel – NY Times

    You’ve Googled yourself, right?

    Like it or not, there’s a digital you out there. In fact almost every aspect of your life is probably reflected in some computer somewhere. You could say that information, that data, has a life of its own. If you have anything to do with modern society, you are no longer a purely biological, analog being.

    The idea that a person could be represented inside a computer both thrilled and frightened me when I first saw “Tron” in the summer of 1982, when I was 9 and just starting to get into computers. As incredible as it may seem now, my friends and I would buy magazines that published short programs in Basic code. The ones we cared about were games, and I would enter them by hand into my Commodore VIC-20. Unlike kids today, we had no ability to create films or Web sites. But we could make little games, and we did. [Read More]

  • SESSION 764: GOOD RECORDS 01.14.11

    Mixed by Mike B aka Tad Suspect

    01. Das Racist – Roc Marciano Joint (featuring roc marciano) (produced by mike finito)
    02. Busta Rhymes – Look At Me Now ft. Lil Wayne (Joe Sef’s Fuck Chris Brown Edit x drums]
    03. Adele – Rolling in the Deep (Jamie XX Remix)
    04. Paul McCartney – Check My Machine
    05. Jorge Ben  – Errare Humanum Est
    06. Minnie Riperton  – Only When I’m Dreaming
    07. James Blake  – Wilhelms Scream
    08. Mel Tormé  – Comin Home Baby
    09. De La Soul  – Supa Emcees

  • SESSION 763: GOOD RECORDS 01.14.11

    Mixed by Jonny Paycheck

    01. E-40 – Mustard & Mayonnaise ( Intro )
    02. The Jungle Brothers – Comin’ Through Bonus Beats
    03. The Jungle Brothers – Comin’ Through Bonus Beats
    04. The Jungle Brothers – Comin’ Through Bonus Beats
    05. The Trinikas – Remember Me
    06. J Valentine – Go Dumb (Scotty Fox Rmx) ft. Bailey
    07. Mac Dre – I Need An Eighth
    08. The Clipse – When The Last Time
    09. T-More And Schwinn – Whut Iff
    10. Common – Communism


    Photo by Blue Jake

    New in the Radio Archive
    SESSION 762: ZAKKA – Nutritious
    SESSION 761 : BLESS UP – Liondub, Human, Lifeline, 0101, Hector
    SESSION 760: FUNKY SLICE – DJ Monchan

    Recent News
    Rocking a Cradle of Experimental Theater – NY Times

    Recent Video
    Full Spectrum vol.3 December 2010

    Upcoming Live Radio Shows
    Saturday: Aqua-Booty @ 10pm~4am
    Monday: Funkyslice@ 8pm~10pm
    Tuesday: Zakka @ 5pm~7pm
    Wednesday: The Bandwagon @ 7pm~9pm
    Wednesday: A-1 Record @ 9pm~11pm
    Thursday: Bless Up @ 6pm~9pm
    Friday: Goodrecord NYC @ 8pm~10pm

  • SESSION 762: ZAKKA 01.11.11

    Mixed by Nutritious


    By Ben Brantley – NY Times

    It was almost exactly 16 years ago that I made my first visit to La MaMa in a professional capacity, as a new theater critic for The New York Times. I’d been there before as a civilian, usually under the influence. (I believe it was where I first saw a foghorn-throated drag queen named Harvey Fierstein.) But even then La MaMa had for me the whiff of another time, the patchouli scent of the 1960s, when downtown theater was longhaired, renegade and rude.

    I wasn’t around for that heady heyday of La MaMa, the willful, playful brainchild of Ellen Stewart, who died on Thursday. Yet what I saw in the East Village theater that January night in 1994 turned out to be not only absolutely of the moment but also of the future. It was a rough-hewn, rowdy, dirty little play called“Stitches,” put on by a brother-and-sister team that presumptuously called itself the Talent Family. Their real names? David and Amy Sedaris. [Read More]

  • SESSION 761 : BLESS UP 12.23.10

    Mixed by Liondub, Human, Lifeline, 0101, Hector

    “Bless Up!”

    On the fifth day he created bass, then he took an Amen break. And so it was, that on Thursdays the high priests of low frequency would gather at the record store in Brooklyn to perform the ancient rites of the turntable… It is in this solemn spirit of praise to all that rumbles the jungle that the cult we call halcyon presents our latest, soon to be habitual ritual, Bless Up! – Thursdays from 6-9pm at halcyon the shop and archived on percussionlab.com Funky monks take note, Bless Up! is three hours of anything-but-silent devotion to the woofer ripping trinity of Drum and Bass, Dubstep and Dub Reggae. Our own pied pontiff, Liondub administers the wax sacraments alongside a rotating cast of cardinals representing NYC’s holiest DJ diocese. Visiting saints make miraculous appearances and as always, there’s no tithe at the door and plenty of alms for the poor, so you can save while being saved.

  • SESSION 760: FUNKY SLICE 01.10.11

    Mixed by DJ Monchan

    01. Jim Hall & Bill Evans
    02. Gerardo Frisina – Descarga
    03. Mo’HOrizons – Green day
    04. Coati Mundi – I love my dog(Doggie song)
    05. Mark & Stevena- Freak Emotion
    06. Lean Cusine
    07. Lula Circus – Once Upon A Time
    08. S.Briganti, R.Morelli – Comeback Dust (L.I.E.S)
    09. The Bionics- I Care
    10. Sera+Parabox- last Goodbye


    By Andy Beta – The Village Voice

    William T. Burnett, a bespectacled thirtysomething with parted blond hair and a shoulder slouch befitting a drummer, pushes a handcart stacked four boxes high with vinyl records toward the back of the Thing, the monstrous Manhattan Avenue thrift store where he works part-time, dumping them in a corner already overloaded with such stacks and heading out to grab another load. Burnett is a busy man: He releases idiosyncratic analog dance music under names like Grackle, Speculator, and Galaxy Toobin’; DJs on Internet station Newtown Radio; and runs the Pentatonic Guitars shop in Greenpoint. He also operates his own record label, appropriately titled WT. Not all of these activities are making him money right now.

    “Right now, I think I am a couple thousand in debt,” Burnett estimates of his label endeavor, in a drawl reflecting his South Texas upbringing. “But one day I will get back to even.” Lucrative business plan or not, like many local DJs and dance-music producers in New York City, he opted to release the music of friends and acquaintances, and in turn get them to release his own productions, rather than waiting for someone else to do it all for them. [Read More]


    By Roberta Smith – NY Times

    WHEN I walk through the Museum of Modern Art these days, it sometimes feels as if the place has come back from the dead — even if I’m not always so crazy about the life it happens to be leading. There’s often a confusing, disjunctive quality to it, especially where contemporary art is concerned, as the museum’s programming lurches from crowd-drawing, performance-art spectacles in the atrium to relatively dry and didactic exhibitions in its galleries. But at least there’s a pulse.

    The museum feels much, much more animated than it did back in 2005 and ’06, when it — and we — were first adjusting to its slick new home on West 53rd Street. That structure, designed by Yoshio Taniguchi and built at a cost of $425 million, opened in November 2004, and over the next two years it appeared to many depressed MoMA watchers that we were witnessing nothing less than a major museum’s suicide by architecture. [Read More]


    By Larry Pohter – NY Times

    The Library of Congress has begun taking possession of a huge donation of recordings, some 200,000 metal, glass and lacquer master discs from the period 1926 to 1948 that have been languishing in the subterranean vaults of Universal Music Group, the largest music conglomerate in the United States.

    The bequest, which is to be formally announced on Monday, contains music representing every major genre of American popular song of that era — jazz, blues, country and the smooth pop of the pre-rock-’n’-roll period — as well as some light classical and spoken-word selections. One historic highlight is the master recording of Bing Crosby’s 1947 version of “White Christmas,” which according to Guinness World Records is the best-selling single of all time. [Read More]


    Mixed by PeteSoundsNice aka PSN-ONE

    1. Jay Haze Who Edit(Not sure of the proper title)
    2. Culture Club – Time(Clock of the Heart) DJ Sagi Serious Beats
    3. Mr. V. – Let Me Love You
    4. Dennis Ferrer – Touched
    5. Frisvold & Lanbaek – Spak&Spenning(Prins Thomas Rmx)
    6. ? – Disco In The Morning(Zack Hill Edit)
    7. V/A – Think Twice Before Going To The Salon(JMJ Mash)
    8. Aero Manyelo f/Ernest Masiku – ????
    9. Manoo vs. Sean Grant – Hear (Joe) Calling(Dipardova&JoJo Flores One Edit)
    10. Frank Roger – See The Light

  • SESSION 757: EVENT SESSION 11.25.10

    Mixed by Liondub, Eksman & Navigator @ Centerforce Sessions (London)

    The mighty LIONDUB out of Brooklyn, NYC  embarked on his massive Autumn European tour with the legendary veteran jungle mc NAVIGATOR & hit-making ragga jungle vocalist DAVID BOOMAH for a series of undeniably heavy and memorable, 3 hour performances.


    1. Jim Sullivan – U.F.O. – Light In The Attic

    Long-anticipated reissue of this very rare and obscure rural rock LP. Words fail to describe it accurately – it’s a little bit psychedelic, there’s a folk influence, country vibes, and Sullivan’s yearning voice and mystical songwriting is backed by Earl Palmer and crew, the same band that played sessions for David Axelrod and others at Capitol Records. The result is a sound that’s as professional as it is unorthodox. Sullivan sings of mysterious cities and UFO kidnappings. Fittingly, he drove off to seek his fortunes and disappeared into the ether, leaving his car in the desert and his guitar in a hotel room.

    2. Rahni Harris & The Family Love – A Different Drummer – Emprise

    Independent label gospel-soul LP out of New Jersey. Shimmering, mellow keyboard-, vibes- and marimba-led ballads and midtempo grooves that recall groups like the Stylistics, or the Sylvers. The messages are spiritual but not so explicit as to turn anyone off. Just a beautiful record, and tough to find.

    3. Raw Dope Posse – Listen To My Turbo – Show Jazz

    Doc Delay said, “this is everything you like about rap, in one record”. He’s right – a perfect example of hardcore hip-hop. The beat is manic: Mantronix-inspired rapidfire snare programming, some bells, a spliced telephone busy signal, a scratched horn break, and the vocal science is delivered with utmost swagger and precision. If this came out yesterday, it would still sound ahead of its time. Known and sought-after for years, but still a tough pull.

    4. George Braith – Musart – Prestige

    One of my favorite jazz LPs. Braith started out on the Blue Note label, leading several modal sessions that are all great and worth seeking out. He developed an expertise in playing two horns at the same time, much like Rahsaan Roland Kirk, although he tended to use the technique more melodically than Kirk did. He cut one mediocre record on Prestige, “Laughing Soul”, a somewhat cheesy soul jazz outing, before recording this. But something must have clicked, because this 1966 release takes the beautiful modal horn work of his Blue Note recordings and marries it to a lush, tropical, latin-flavored sound that – though it’s mellow – never crosses into chintzy lounge territory. It sounds like a dream, somewhere between Harlem’s 125th Street and Disney’s The Jungle Book.

    5. William Onyeabor – Tomorrow – Wilfilms

    A perfect piece of wigged out afro funk. Onyeabor was a successful businessman in Nigeria and built himself his own recording studio, seemingly outfitted with every synth, drum machine, and cutting edge recording device available. He pressed his own records, and allegedly made his own movies. On vinyl, he was extremely prolific – and this LP finds him in my favorite style of his, a spaced out disco vibe that doesn’t quit. Quite desirable and never turns up except in Nigeria – a unique Good Records NYC exclusive.