Featuring music from freeform outlet The Departure Lounge, where ambient, back-room club music goes center stage and in your face. Cacophonous? Sometimes. Danceable? Sometimes. Boring or predictable? Not in a million years.
François K. (famed guest DJ at Paradise Garage, the Loft, Studio 54, Buttermilk Bottom, AM-PM, Les Mouches...) recorded these dance sets during his weekly dub-centric parties at the Cielo Club in NYC, where he created his Deep Space nights in 2003.
Take an Almodovar movie, mix it with a Woody Allen film and The Godfather while listening to Cesaria Evora and Bugz in the Attic and what have you got? None other than DJ Sunshine, one of Oslo, Norway's leading radio personalities, relaxing at home.
For our 2005 Venice Biennale broadcast, Yes Yes Y'all's ARTonAIR.org program producer and filmmaker Charlie Ahearn invited recording artist Balozi Dola to assemble a compilation of African Hip Hop. He presented us a wonder of musical hipness.
Ben Cook (Deep Fuzz, Thick As Thieves, Triangle Orchestra), along with DJ Spun, formed the New York based Rong label featuring accelerated boogiefied rhythms with postmodern disco aesthetics. Recorded live at P.S.1 on August 20, 2005.
Tired of that pumping, hammering sound of mainstream dance beats? This 30-year veteran of the club scene has a hypnotic & inviting style, & with Francois K & Joe Clausell, was one of the deejays behind New York's legendary Body & Soul parties.
This session, performed live at the Clocktower on October 15, 2004, begins with mid-tempo tracks by Nickodemus and Osiris, Quantic, Farid, Levon Vincent & Jessica Elle, among others, then ventures into some very funky house territory.
This eclectic mix from the DJ, producer, activist and founder of Basement Bhangra features a South Asian flare with songs from the well known to the more obscure, including M.I.A., Prince, songs from Bollywood, and Bhangra.