Photo by Clayton Patterson – The Villager

    Tompkins Square Park’s “Tent City,” partly seen above in the late 1980’s or early 1990’s, was a highly polarizing issue in the East Village. At times, the homeless settlement occupied as much as one-third of the entire park. [Read More]


    By Bille Jam – NewYork Post

    It was only 31 years ago that Gary Weis filmed his movie on South Bronx gang culture, 80 Blocks From Tiffany’s, but it seems like an eternity. “It was a whole different time and place. It was kind of like Dresden when I filmed there,” the director now says of the rubble-strewn, bombed-outlooking borough where he shot his gripping, gritty documentary in the summer of 1979.

    It was Koch-era New York when the South Bronx, one of the poorest areas in the nation, was such a rundown destitute place that both Presidents Carter and Reagan traveled there for photo ops to exemplify the most striking symbol they could find of urban decay in America. It was also the time and place when the subways were covered in graffiti and when a new music and culture called hip-hop was taking root in the “Boogie Down” Bronx. [Read More]

  • SESSION 683: DISCOVERY 11.13.10

    Mixed by Free Magic & VDRK (Discovery)

  • SESSION 682: DISCOVERY 11.13.10

    Mixed by Asher Diamonds (The Glamour Milwaukee)

  • SESSION 681: VINYLMANIA 11.16.10

    Played by Martin PayneEric Lopez

    01. Billy Ocean – Night (Feel Like Getting Down)
    02. Luther Vandross – Never Too Much
    03. Steve Arrington – Feel So Real
    04. John Davis & The Monster Orchestra – A Bite of The Apple
    05. Ten City – Right Back to You
    06. Level 42 – StarChild
    07. Robin S – Show Me Love
    08. Universal Robot Band – Barely Breaking Even
    09. Betty Wright – One Step Up, Two Steps Back
    10. DJ Wild vs the Gathering – In My System




    by Paul Cashmere at Undercover – Vintage Vinyl News

    Paul McCartney is thrilled (and Ringo’s relieved) that the Beatles have finally come to iTunes.

    “We’re really excited to bring the Beatles’ music to iTunes,” said Sir Paul. “It’s fantastic to see the songs we originally released on vinyl receive as much love in the digital world as they did the first time around.” [Read More]

  • SESSION 680: ZAKKA 11.16.10

    Mixed by Skyscraper

    01. The Rainbow Children – The Rainbow Children
    02. Bjork – Isabel
    03. Brazirian Girls – Jique
    04. Fishbone – Fight The Youth
    05. Beck – E-Pro
    06. Pink Floyd – Shine on You Crazy Diamond Part III
    07. Bjork – Army of Me
    08. Dubblestandart – Wadada Feat.Prince Far I & Truman Chewstick
    09. Nirvana – Serve The Servants
    10. Sonic Youth – Kool Thing

  • SESSION 679: FUNKY SLICE 11.15.10

    Mixed by Earl Broclo ESQ

    01. Ramsey Lewis – Slipping Into Darkness
    02. Lonnie Liston Smith and The Cosmic Echoes – Devika (Goddess)
    03. Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson – A Lovely Day
    04. Grover Washington Jr. – Mister Magic
    05. The Bobby Hughes Experience – Theme From Skidoo (G.A.’S 9 Bar Remix)
    06. Street Corner Sympony – Symphomaniac (Jazz Mix)
    07. Freddie Hubbard – Lost Dreams
    08. Blow Fly – Prick Ryder
    09. Paul Humphrey & The Cool Aid Chemists – Funky L.A
    10. EPMD – Big Payback


    Mixed by Asahi Suzuki @ Studio 11 NYC

    01. Dday One – Distant Memory (2Tall Remix)
    02. Nujabes & Fat Jon How You Feel
    03. Pete Rock – Fairground
    04. Dday One – Sea Change
    05. Take – Looking For Life
    06. Five Deez – Black Rushmore
    07. Pete Rock – Smoking Room only
    08. Take – A Light At the End
    09. Pete Rock – Flying
    10. Take – The Start Of Our Ending

    By Ben Sesario – NY Times

    For the next generation of Beatles fans, the wait could soon be over.
    Apple is expected on Tuesday to announce that it has finally struck a deal with the Beatles, the best-selling music group of all time, and the band’s record company, EMI, to sell the band’s music on iTunes, according to a person with knowledge of the private deal who requested anonymity because the agreement was still confidential. [Read More]

  • SESSION 677: SLUMDAYS 11.14.10

    Mixed by Jim Kempkes

    01. aretha franklin- rocksteady
    02. jackson sisters- i believe in miracles
    03. barry white- let the music play
    04. new birth- deeper
    05. floaters- whatever your sign
    06. brass construction- we are brass
    07. slave- son of slide
    08. bar-kays- whitehouseorgy
    09. dinosaur- kiss me again
    10. taana gardner- heartbeat

  • SESSION 676: GUEST SESSION 11.16.10

    Mixed by Pat King (Downtown 304)

    01. Youandme – I Like (Accapella)
    02. Commix – Emily’s Smile (Sigha She’s Still Smiling Remix)
    03. Terry Lee Brown – Ego Expedition (Feat. Greg Parker)
    04. Santorini – Super Soul (Bearweasel Lazy Dub)
    05. Jay Tripwire, 8 Channels – I Of The Pyramid
    06. John Tejada, Josh Humphrey – Night Flight To Crater Island
    07. Maya Jane Coles – Steal The Sauce
    08. Terry Lee Brown – Tribe
    09. Ben Klock – Wolf
    10. Roman Lindau – Sonnerie
    11. Ben Klock – Under Pressure
    12. Cally – Wake Oops (Skudge Remix)
    13. Quenum – Nude Black Runner (Original Mix)


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    Sound Liberation Front (SLF), an arts and music organization based in Brooklyn, presents Afro-Dub Sessions: a monthly party at Rose Live Music in Williamsburg that combines live music and DJs to celebrate the best in Dub and African-influenced sounds. For the November edition of Afro-Dub Sessions, SLF is pleased to welcome Sal P from the legendary early 80?s “No Wave” band Liquid Liquid for a featured DJ set. Best known as the lead singer and percussionist of the highly influential New York group, Sal P has been active in the NYC music scene for three decades. Liquid Liquid?s three groundbreaking EP?s from 1981-84 on 99 Records forged a template of minimalist funk, dub and world music mixed with punk energy that has been followed by countless bands. Famously, their song “Cavern” was used as the basis for Melle Mel and Grandmaster Flash?s hit “White Lines” in 1983. Liquid Liquid broke up in1984 but reformed in 2008 and continues to perform. Since 1999, Sal P has hosted “Universal Sundays,” a regular party at various NYC nightspots featuring the African and Caribbean music. As it does every month, Afro-Dub Sessions will also feature a pair of live performances by resident band Super Hi- Fi, which has been packing the house with their creative melding of Afrobeat, Dub, live remixing and special guest appearances. The five-piece collective features members of Aphrodesia, Slavic Soul Party, People?s Champs, and the Blue Man Group. SLF resident DJs Linh and Lil Tiger will bring their diverse musical selections to the turntables to round out the night. Afro-Dub Sessions is dedicated to the idea that dub, born in Jamaica, and African musical styles like Afrobeat, Afropop and Afrofunk are natural partners in the origins of global dance music. Each month SLF explores these connections by hosting a different guest DJ specializing in Dub or African-influenced styles. SOUND LIBERATION FRONT is a Brooklyn-based non-profit organization devoted to the power of music as a socially liberating and unifying cultural force. Last summer, the group organized the Sound Liberation Festival in Brooklyn. The event featured hip-hop legends Brand Nubian; electro-Afrobeat pioneers Chico Mann; Ticklah; DJs Kenny Parker, Cosmo Baker, and Ian Friday; and, workshops by Afro Mosaic Soul and DubSpot. SLF also hosts SoundLib Wednesdays at Moe?s Bar in Fort Greene.



    A monthly nyc event of true party bangers from some of the best underground and above-ground talent in New York City and abroad. Focusing on DJ’s mixing across diverse musical genres and styles, FULL SPECTRUM has everyone’s favorite music covered. From old school rave to new school dancehall, retro to future-classic, booty-shaking jams and bass-weight, this Friday affair will have you dancing from start to finish.

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