• SESSION 1758: A1 IN STORE 03.23.17

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    Mixed by Douglas Sherman (The Loft / Joy)

    01. Nitin Sawhney – Moonrise
    02. Chico Hamilton – Mysterious Maiden
    03. Gregory Porter – Nowhere To Run
    04. Bassomatic – Fascinating Rhythm (Soul Odessey Mix)
    05. San Laurentino – Space Tourism
    06. Duffstep – Close (Yam Who Remix)
    07. Mushroom Project & Almunia – Arena Raindrops (Daniele Bldelli & Dionigi Remix)
    08. Flight facilities – Clair De Lune Feat. Christine Hoberg (Prince Thomas Diskomix)
    09. Crazy P and Jori Hulkkonen – Lady
    10. Solomonic Sound – Children of Israel (Blakdoktor Version)
    11. Cerrone – Funk Makossa (fet. Manu Dibango)
    12. Carlos Sanchez Movement – Flying High
    13. Naked Music – Le Champagne
    14. M to M (Monchan Wet Guitar Mix)
    15. Tc James and The Fist O funk Orchestra – Bumpsies Whipping Cream
    16. Bozoo Bajou – Fuersattel
    17. Mr. Marvin – Entity (Fitzcarraldo….Extasy of Love)

  • SESSION 1722: A1 IN STORE 02.26.16


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    Mixed by Douglas Sherman (The Loft / Joy)

    01. Todd Terje – Alfonso Muskedunder (Mungolian Vs Tangoterje Dub)
    02. Todd Terje – Preben Goes To Acapulco (Prins Thomas Remix)
    03. Deodato – Also Sprach Zarathustra (2001)
    04. Mongo Santamaria – Mambomongo
    05. Jazz Warriors – Chameleon
    06. Mick – Macho Brother
    07. Mungolian Jetset – Mush In The Bush
    08. Onkelfunken (Downtown304 Test Press)
    09. Bohannon – The Groove I Feel
    10. Wolfram – Can’t Remember
    11. Fuminori Nagajo – Squeeze
    12. Hanna Haïs – Parfum Chic (Matty’s II Deep Dub)
    13. Spook – Feel Up (Spooks Original Grope Mix)
    14. Elliott Thomas – Sirius
    15. Discognosis – Discognosis
    16. Ronny Jordan – London Lowdown
    17. Alucidnation – 16 Below
    18. Mick – Shimouma Mondo Club
    19. Marvin Gaye – Trouble Man

  • SESSION 1690: A1 IN STORE 07.11.15


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    Mixed by Douglas Sherman (The Loft / Joy)

    01. Bison – Familiar Stranger (Edit)
    02. Jagwar Ma – The Throw
    03. Darko Kustura – Peninsula
    04. Switch – Get On Downz (Henrik Schwarz Remix)
    05. Four Walls + Funkyjaws – One Night In Grodno
    06. Deep Vibes – Brand New Day
    07. Claes Rosen – Daydreaming
    08. Ame – Rej (Pasta Boys Club Mix)
    09. Dodi Palese – 735K
    10. Joe Claussell – Sayaji
    11. Beat Pharmacy ft. Paul St. Hilaire – Don’t Bodda Me
    12. Matthias “Matty” Heilbronn – Riddim (Matty’s Riddim Dub)
    13. Raoul K & Doungous Degospa – Le Tchadien (Arno E. Mathieu New Versions)
    14. Hope For Generation
    15. Joey Negro – Shield & Corrado
    16. Lindstorm – The Magnificent
    17. Marvin Gaye – What’s Going On (Edit)

  • SESSION 1666: A1 IN STORE 02.27.15


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    Mixed by Douglas Sherman (The Loft / Joy)

    01. Psychemagik – Valley Of Paradise (The Time and Space Machine Remix)
    02. Timmy Regisford – African Jazz
    03. Kay Suzuki – AfroBuddha
    04. Andrew Allsgood – (Disco) Pigs In Space
    05. Zaro 7 – Red Blue And Green (Dub Copy)
    06. Klar & PF – Circles
    07. Mark Seven – My Caesar
    08. DJ Nature & Kuniyuki – Groove Chase (DJ Nature Ver)
    09. A guy Called Gerald – VoodooRay
    10. Sofa Talk – Beyond The Stars
    11. Kuniyuki – Earth beats (Roman Flugel Remix)
    12. Four wall st Funky Jaws – Another Night In Grodno
    13. Dorisburg – Under Vatten
    14. Still Going – Spaghetti Circus
    15. Stand On The World (7 Samurai Electro Dub Mix)
    16. Todd Terje – Snooze 4 Love
    17. Lighthouse Family – Quesrtion Of Faith (Idjet Boys Remix)
    18. Fleetwood Mac – Hypnotized

  • SESSION 1539: A1 IN STORE 12.07.13

    Mixed by Douglas Sherman (The Loft / Joy)

    “Adventures in Flight” Pt.2

    01. One Time – Almunia
    02. Doctor Rock It – Cafe De Flore
    03. Sade (Naked Music Mix)
    04. Pablo Bolivar – The Other Vision
    05. Pablo Bolivar – Anjanas
    06. Quintin Harris – Maunted
    07. Diephuis Feat.Ursula Rucker – Listen To This Drum
    08. Milk & Honey – Touch
    09. Pirahnahead – Fragments
    10. Mateo & Matos – Mixed Moods (Extended Version)
    11. Still Going – On And On
    12. Crazy P – Caught Up (Still Going Dub Mix)
    13. Henry Saiz – Lupine
    14. Apologist – The World As We Knoe it
    15. Kevin Yost – Like A Dream to Me
    16. Kotu Rete – Mental Remedy
    17. Fleetwood Mac – Dreams (Psychemagik Remix)
    18. Ten City – All Loved Out

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  • SESSION 1512: A1 IN STORE 09.13.13

    Mixed by Douglas Sherman (The Loft / Joy)

    “Adventures in Flight”

    01. Space time continuum Flure Sence EP
    02. Hazme Sonar (Ambient Remix by Peter Vriends)
    03. Pacific Horizons
    04. Pablo Bolivar – Reflect
    05. Todd Terje – Rag Ysh
    06. Henrik Schwarz – Headphone Silence
    07. Was (Not was) – Listen Like Thieves (Vandal Dub)
    08. Kevin Yost – Round Bout Midnight
    09. Weekender – Sunday Session
    10. Frankie Kunckles & Adeva – Whadda U Want (From Me) (Frankie’s Deep Dub)
    11. Robert Owens – I’ll Be Your Friend (inxec & Matt Tolfrey’s Falling Down Mix)
    12. Robert Owens – Walk A Mile In My Shoes (Henrik Schwarz Mix)
    13. Herbest Moon – Blow Your Body (FK Atmospherics)

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  • DAVID MANCUSO ART OF DJ WITHOUT MIXING

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    By Greg Wilson

    David Mancuso’s London Loft party, ‘Journey Through The Light’, celebrates its 10th anniversary on June 23rd. Held Upstairs @ The Light in Shoreditch, it’s a party like no other, underpinned by a high-end audiophile sound system that has to be heard to be believed. Although its originator, now approaching his 70’s, hasn’t been able to make it in person during recent times, the party continues in his absence, Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy his chosen stand in (he hopes to return for future dates though).

    Mancuso’s legacy to dance music goes deep. He was there at the very roots of New York Disco culture, dating way way back to ‘Love Saves The Day’, his inaugural party, held at his home, a loft space in NY’s NoHo district, on Valentine’s Day in 1970.

    It’s almost 10 years since I attended my first London Loft. This was in November 2003, a month before my DJ return, and just after I’d reviewed, for Grand Slam magazine, Tim Lawrence’s riveting history of 70’s US dance culture, its title, ‘Love Saves The Day’, of course, taken from that original Loft gathering 43 years ago – Mancuso, the book’s central character, at the very heartbeat of the era (I posted the review earlier this month: http://www.gregwilson.co.uk/2013/05/love-saves-the-day/). Following this I wrote the piece below, ‘David Mancuso And The Art Of Deejaying Without Deejaying’, motivated by my discovery in Lawrence’s book of a direct link between Disco and Psychedelia, something which had only been hinted at in stuff I’d previously read about Mancuso. Although it was clear he’d been inspired by Timothy Leary, particularly the book that the LSD evangelist had co-written, ‘The Psychedelic Experience’, it was only on reading ‘Love Saves The Day’ that I learned there was a personal connection between them, and, in a eureka type realisation, understood the ramifications of this association.
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  • SESSION 1279: WORLD GALAXY 04.09.12

    Mixed by Takaya Nagase

    Sorry, We lost some parts of the mix.

    01. Raymond Castoldi – Biosphrer 2
    02. Jenifa Mayanja – Woman Walking In The Shadows (Filtered light Mix)
    03. Monodeluxe feat. Jaidene Veda – Change
    04. 60 Herz Project – Capricorn
    05. Cerrone vs Louie Vega – Dance Ritual 12″ Mix
    06. Scott J – It’s Better
    07. Glenn Underground – Mental Black Resurrection
    08. Henrik Schwarz & Amamp Ondo – I Exist Because Of You (Henrik Schwarz Live Version)
    09. Geoffrey Oryema Kei Kweyo (Joaquin Joe Claussell Remix)
    10. Rydims – Deep & Nice

  • INTERVIEWS: NICKY SIANO

    by Alex R. Mayer – EDGE 

    “I never thought of myself as just playing records, but creating atmosphere.” – Nicky Siano

    Think of today’s biggest DJs, the ones that everyone watches and listens to; the DJs of DJing if you will. Think about their tricks and techniques, the way they select and mix their records, and the energy and atmosphere they create on their dancefloors. Now, think about the DJs who came before them, such as Frankie Knuckles and Larry Levan. Those DJs who influenced today’s
    spinners, were guided musically and philosophically by a man who pioneered the art of mixing on three turntables, who first got audiences to sing records back to the DJ and who made everyone stop dancing and look up at the DJ booth of Studio 54.

    Nicky Siano heard and saw something in the music and nightlife of the early 1970s that transcended the accepted norms of that time. The dance music community had come together out of a need for expression, and a declaration of their rights. The music reflected the many intense social and political issues of the time, including the Vietnam War and the Stonewall uprising. When people came together to dance, it was a safe haven, if only for the night. It was also a way to communicate collectively, something which DJs such as Siano and David Mancuso realized early on. [Read More]

  • DAVID MANCUSO, THE LOFT BY TIM LAWRENCE

    By Tim Lawrence

    Like a soup or a bicycle or Wikipedia, the Loft is an amalgamation of parts that are weak in isolation, but joyful, revelatory and powerful when joined together. The first ingredient is the desire of a group of friends to want to get together and have some fun. The second element is the discovery of a room that has good acoustics and is comfortable for dancing, which means it should have rectangular dimensions, a reasonably high ceiling, a nice wooden floor and the possibility of privacy. The next building block is the sound system, which is most effective when it is simple, clean and warm, and when it isn’t pushed more than a fraction above 100 decibels (so that people’s ears don’t become tired or even damaged). After that, the room should be decorated, with balloons and a mirror ball offering a cheap and timeless solution, and because the party might last a long time, and because some friends might be hungry, a healthy spread of food and drink should also be prepared. Finally ? and this really is the last thing to get right, and can only follow once everything else is in place ? the friends will need someone to bring along some dance records. After that, it’s party time. [Read More]