• NEWS: JANUARY TOP 5 VINYL GOOD RECORDS NYC

    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.

  • SESSION 755 : BLESS UP 12.16.10

    Mixed by Falty DLIncydeJordan Rothlein

    “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.

  • DAILYSUMMARY: FRI, JAN 07, 2011


    Photo by Joji Shimamoto

    New in the Radio Archive
    SESSION 754: A1 AFTRHRS – Seth
    SESSION 753: VINYLMANIA – DJ Monchan
    SESSION 752: ZAKKA – Ole Koretsky & Mike Dextro

    Recent News
    Want a Hit? Keep It Simple – NY Times
    The origins of Good Records NYC – Wax Poetics

    Upcoming Live Radio Shows
    Friday: Goodrecord NYC @ 8pm~10pm
    Monday: Funkyslice @ 8pm~10pm
    Tuesday: Zakka @ 4pm~6pm
    Tuesday: Mo music,Mo Life @ 7pm~8pm
    Tuesday: VinylMania @ 8:30pm~10:30pm
    Wednesday: A-1 Record @ 9pm~11pm
    Thursday: Bless Up @6pm~9pm

  • SESSION 754: A1 AFTRHRS 01.05.11

    Mixed by Seth

    01. Tshetsha Boys – Nwampfundla
    02. BBC – Ngozi
    03. BBC – Ngunyuta Dance
    04. Nkata Mawewe – Khulumani
    05. Zinja Hlungwani – Ntombi Ya Mugaza
    06. Tshetsha Boys – Uya Kwini Ka Rose
    07. Mancingelani – Vana Vasesi
    08. Tiyiselani Vomaseve – Naxaniseka
    09. Tiyiselani Vomaseve – Vanghoma
    10. Tony Wilson – Hangin’ Out In Space
    11. Rick-E-Mix – Gawn yu fe gawn
    12. Ruddy Thomas – People Make The World Go Round

  • SESSION 753: VINYLMANIA 01.04.11

    Played by DJ Monchan

    01. Teena Marie – Portuguese Love
    02. Kool & The Gang – Summer Madness
    03. The New York Community Choir – Express Yourself
    04. Bohannon- Let’s Start The Dance (Edit)
    05. MJ Edit
    06. Escober Edit
    07. Pharaoh Love
    08. Mai Tai – History
    09. If U Love Me
    10. Teena Marie – It Must Be Magic

  • SESSION 752: ZAKKA 01.04.11

    Mixed by Ole Koretsky (Jetlag) & Mike Dextro (Baryshnikov)

    01. M?S?C?RA – krystalMETH_alanWATTS
    02. Night Gallery – Mary Bell
    03. Allez Allez – Valley of the Kings
    04. GR+LL GR+LL – They All
    05. A Certain Ratio – Repercussions
    06. Cabaret Voltaire – Digital Rasta
    07. Soft Cell – Secret Life (George Demure Mix)
    08. These New Puritans – Orion
    09. Screen Vinyl Image – Siberian Eclipse
    10. Dream Affair – Silent Story

  • DAILYSUMMARY: WED, JAN 05, 2011

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    Photo by James Maher – New York Photography

    New in the Radio Archive
    SESSION 751: FUNKY SLICE – DJ Monchan

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

  • INTERVIEWS: THE ORIGIN OF GOOD RECORDS NYC

    By James Wells – Waxpoetics.com

    Is New York still a good place to buy records? Jonny Sklute (alternatively known under the handle Jonny Paycheck), owner, clerk, and CEO of Good Records NYC, would like to think that it remains a great place to sell them. A risk management broker turned record dealer, Sklute launched his storefront venture in 2005, right alongside the storied and busy market of East Village/Lower East Side record stores: A-1, the Sound Library, Gimme Gimme. I caught up with Sklute to see how the market was doing.[Read More]

  • NEWS: WANNA HIT? KEEP IT SIMPLE.

    By Jon Pareles – NY Times

    LATELY I’ve been having a recurring sinking sensation. A hit on the radio gets my attention and doesn’t repay it; it adds up to little more than a dull thumping Eurodisco beat and a robo-tuned voice repeating an inane hook, something like the “Ay-oh, gotta let go,” in Taio Cruz’s “Dynamite,” or Justin Bieber piping, “Baby, baby, baby, oh” or the Black Eyed Peas chanting “Imma Be” more than 100 times (though at least that song goes through some rhythm changes).[Read More]

  • SESSION 751: FUNKY SLICE 01.03.11

    Mixed by DJ Monchan (Vinylmania / Downtown)

    01. Chairman of the board – Life & Death
    02. Doobie Brothers – Long Train Running
    03. Yellow sunshine – The Greetch
    04. Topo – Ba Ba Go , Go
    05. Joe Gibbs & The Professionals – Yard Music
    06. Augustus Pablo – Black Gunn
    07. Ralph Myerz & The Jack Herren Band – Savannah
    08. Duffstep – Close (Electric Minds)
    09. Von D ft. Phephe – Sunlight
    10. Psychemagik – Everywhere (Summer of Love Edit )

  • DAILYSUMMARY: TUE, JAN 04, 2011


    Photo by C. Bay Milin

    New in the Radio Archive
    SESSION 750: EVENT SESSION – DJ Wicz,DJ Distort and Carter Van Pelt

    Upcoming Live Radio Shows
    Tuesday: Zakka @ 4pm~6pm
    Tuesday: Mo music,Mo Life @ 7pm~8pm
    Tuesday: VinylMania @ 8:30pm~10:30pm
    Wednesday: A-1 Record @ 9pm~11pm
    Thursday: Bless Up @6pm~9pm
    Friday: Goodrecord NYC @ 8pm~10pm

  • SESSION 750: EVENT SESSION 12.30.10

    Mixed by DJ Wicz and DJ Distort from Digikiller and Carter Van Pelt

  • DAILYSUMMARY: MON, JAN 03, 2011


    Photo by Joji Shimamoto

    New in the Radio Archive
    SESSION 749: EVENT SESSION – DJ Wicz,DJ Distort and Carter Van Pelt
    SESSION 748: GLOBALSESSION – E-JIMA

    Upcoming Live Radio Shows
    Monday: Funkyslice @ 8pm~10pm
    Tuesday: Zakka @ 4pm~6pm
    Tuesday: Mo music,Mo Life @ 7pm~8pm
    Tuesday: VinylMania @ 8:30pm~10:30pm
    Wednesday: A-1 Record @ 9pm~11pm
    Thursday: Bless Up @6pm~9pm
    Friday: Goodrecord NYC @ 8pm~10pm

  • SESSION 749: EVENT SESSION 12.30.10

    Mixed by DJ Wicz and DJ Distort from Digikiller and Carter Van Pelt

  • SESSION 748: GLOBALSESSION 12.21.10 JAPAN

    Mixed by E-JIMA @ Disc Shop Zero


    01. Bobby Mcferrin – I Feel Good
    02. Praise Space Electric – All My Love
    03. This Is The Kit – Moon
    04. James Blake – Limit To Your Love
    05. Massive Attack – Protection (The Eno Mix)
    06. The Jimi Hendrix Experience – The Wind Cries Mary
    07. Jazmine Sullivan – Need U Bad
    08. Prince Fatty vs Moody Boyz – Milk and Honey
    09. Ramadanman – Good Feelin
    10. Vond Feat. Phephe – Show Me

  • DAILYSUMMARY: FRI, DEC 31, 2010


    Photo by Joe’s Nyc

    New in the Radio Archive
    SESSION 747: GLOBALSESSION – Aota
    SESSION746 : BLESS UP – Liondub
    SESSION 745: ZAKKA – Ali Colemann


    Upcoming Live Radio Shows
    Friday: Goodrecord NYC @ 8pm~10pm
    Monday: Funkyslice @ 8pm~10pm
    Tuesday: Zakka @ 4pm~6pm
    Tuesday: Mo music,Mo Life @ 7pm~8pm
    Tuesday: VinylMania @ 8:30pm~10:30pm
    Wednesday: A-1 Record @ 9pm~11pm
    Thursday: Bless Up @6pm~9pm

  • SESSION 747: GLOBALSESSION 12.21.10 JAPAN

    Mixed by Aota (Chill Monday) @ Disc Shop Zero

    01. The Dust Blows Forward’n  The Dust Blows Back?- Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band
    02. Deep In The Valley – Past Lives
    03. At Last Air – Massive Attack
    04. Maryan – Robert Wyatt
    05. Loe – Omar Rodrigvez Lopez & John Frusciante
    06. Feeling pulled apart by horses – Thom Yorke
    07. Metro – Tim Blake
    08. Only Shallow – my bloody valentine
    09. Spray – Can
    10. On the Corner (Subterranean Channel Mix) – Miles Davis

  • SESSION746 : BLESS UP SPECIAL

    Mixed by Liondub

    01. Kryptic Minds – One Of US – Swamp81
    02. Kryptic Minds & Youngsta – Cold Blooded – Osiris Music
    03. Kryptic Minds – Life Continuum – Osiris Music
    04. Kryptic Minds – Stepping Stone – Swamp 81
    05. Cyrus – Space Cadet – Tectonic
    06. Cyrus – Dark Future – Tectonic
    07. Pinch – Midnite Oil – Tectonic
    08. Jack Sparrow – The Chase – Tectonic
    09. George fitzgerald – The Letdown – Hotflush
    10. Scuba – The Upside (Martyn RMX) – Hotflush

  • DAILYSUMMARY: WED , DEC 29, 2010


    Photo by James Maher – New York Photography

    New in the Radio Archive
    SESSION 743: EVENT SESSION – Full Spectrum PART.2
    SESSION 744: FUNKY SLICE  – Skyscraper

    Recent News
    REVIEWS: DON HILL’S NOW AND THEN
    NEWS: R.I.P. TEENA MARIE

    Upcoming Live Radio Shows
    Thursday: Bless Up! @ 6pm~9pm
    Friday: Goodrecord NYC @ 8pm~10pm
    Monday: Funkyslice @ 8pm~10pm
    Tuesday: Zakka @ 4pm~6pm
    Tuesday: Mo music,Mo Life @ 7pm~8pm
    Tuesday: VinylMania @ 8:30pm~10:30pm