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After Hours

A Downtown Affair - Finale & After Hours

We finally recovered the after hours portion of our finale from a few weeks ago. Sadly, we’ve lost the recording of a surprise appearance by our good friend Peter Reyes, but I’ll figure out a way to reconcile that at a later date. In the meantime, please enjoy this higher quality download of our shows final hours!

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Opening Mic: DOWNLOAD
A Downtown Affair: DOWNLOAD
Closing Mic: DOWNLOAD
After Hours: DOWNLOAD

A Downtown Affair Finale

A Downtown Affair

Here it is. Our final episode of A Downtown Affair. We’re working on recovering the few hours we played after the FM dial switched off, but I decided to get this posted up sooner rather than later. Big big thanks to all the DJs who stopped by the studio for this one: Stegs, Russell Fraze, Matt Harrison, MX Greens, Boogieman, Dave Osbourne, Slimmy Jimmy, Frantz Barosy, Peter Reyes, Tebbs, Steve, and Richie & Ashley for hanging as well! We also have to send thanks to all the listeners who have called in and emailed over the years. We’ve always been so happy to hear all the positive feedback. Keep an eye on the site as we shift gears in the coming months!

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Part 2: DOWNLOAD

Still Upstairs with NRich

Upstairs with NRich

A little parting gift from our good friend NRich. He sent over a similarly killer modern soul mix at the top of the year. We didn’t get a chance to slot this one in on FM, but I’m pleased to present it to you just before our big finale this evening. Give it a listen before tuning in at 10:30pm on 89.1FM and wnyu.org as we invite back all of our guests for one more play on the air.

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I-20 Connection “Dreamin”
Brief Encounter “Get a Good Feelin”
James Bootie Tuten “This is a Love Affair”
Richard C “It’s Hard to Make It”
Wee “Try Me”
Pictures “I’m Gonna See You Through”
Leggs “Believe in Yourself”
Sun “Just a Minute of Your Time”
Vernon Cheely “Get to the Point”
Players Association “We’re Almost There”
Unit Band “The Groove”
Backyard Construction “I Want Your Lovin”
Dazzle “Play It”
Arnie Love and the Lovettes “We’ve Had Enough”
Curtis “How Can I Tell Her”
Hudson People “Trip to Your Mind”
Arnie Love and the Lovettes “Invisible Wind”

Still Upstairs: DOWNLOAD

DJ Spinna & Sean Rowlands

DJ Spinna & Sean Rowlands on A Downtown Affair

For our second to last episode Sean Rowlands and DJ Spinna were kind enough to join us in the studio. Spinna’s an alumni of WBAI’s Underground Railroad and Rare Radio programs. In addition to his own productions Spinna has compiled a number of soul, disco and boogie comps over the years. Academy’s Sean Rowlands started things off with some boogie selections before trading 45 min sets with Spinna for the rest of the evening. It was a real pleasure to have them on the show and it proved to be a perfect send off for our last full guest sets.

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Sean Rowlands:

Plaza “Midnight Ocean Rendezvous”
Cybil Thomas “Rescue Me”
Wizzard “Through The Eighties”
Flowchart “Ask The Boss (inst.)”
Funk Deluxe “Tender Lovin’”
Civil Attack “On The Phone”
Aleem “Fine Young Tender”
Glenn Jones “Love Intensity”
East Liberty Quarters “Point Of Return”
“Tied Up”
Cutty “Naughty Times”

DJ Spinna:

South Bronx “Big Throwdown”
Bozeman & Roberts “Working Mama”
Natasha King “AM FM”
Leprechaun “Reach Out (And Touch Some One)”
Nancy Martin “Can’t Believe”
Circle City Band “Magic”
Evans Pyramid “Drip Drop”
David Joseph “You Can’t Hide”
Minako “Town”
“Let’s Go Out Tonight”
Mike T “Do It Any Way You Wanna”
Eddie Henderson “Say You Will”

Sean Rowlands:

Prince “I Wanna Be Your Lover (Tim Zawada edit)”
Alpha I “Changes”
Patrice Rushen “Get Off”
Richie Family “I’ll Do My Best For You”
The Players Association “Turn The Music Up”
M’Tume “Give It On Up”
Chocolate Milk “Let’s Go All The Way”
Barbara Mason “Don’t I Ever Cross Your Mind”
Atmosfear “What Do We Do”
C Brand “Wired For Games”
Flight “Flying High”
Zync “This Is Where The Love Is”
Richie Family “Alright On The Night”
Gene Dunlap “Take My Love”
Roshell Anderson “Wild Dreams”
Bohannon “Wake Up”
Carl Smith “Come Back Lover”

DJ Spinna:

Peter Brown “They Only Come Out At Night”
Slyck “Love It Or (Beat The Bush)”
Kleeer “Taste The Music”
Eddie Kendricks “I Never Used To Dance”
The Real Thing “Feel The Force”
George Duke “I Want You For Myself”
Chain Reaction “Dance Freak”

High Fashion “Feeling Lucky Lately”

DJ Spinna & Sean Rowlands: DOWNLOAD
DJ Spinna & Sean Rowlands: DOWNLOAD
Closing Mic: DOWNLOAD

Sharegroove

Sharegroove on A Downtown Affair

Sharegroove came back to the studio one more time last Friday. We spent no time on the mic, letting the set extend for nearly the entire two and a half hours. That gave us a chance to ponder the whereabouts of the winning acts of Budweiser’s mid-eighties battle of the bands competition, all while Duckcomb and Steve Shakewell dished out Calypso disco, island boogie, edits and house. Catch them each month in the back room of Tandem in Bushwick. Next one’s this weekend!

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Wild Fire “Check It Out”
Tamlins “Skin Tight”
Brother Superior “Trini Groove”
Brothers By Choice “She Put’s The Ease Back Into Easy”
Pat Lundy “Party Music”
DC La Rue “Indiscreet”
BT Express “Funky Music (Don’t Laugh At My Funk)”
Skin Flesh & Bones “South African Reggae”
Maestro “Bionic Man”
Panache “Sweet Music”
Benton Baptiste “Looking Good”
Bruce Ivory “Message In Our Music”
George Duke “North Beach”
Feladey “Forest Music (Anambra Na-Imo)”
Toure Kunda “Sharegroove Edit”
Carl & Carol “Jam Without Mercy”
Charlie’s Roots “Sweetie”
The Cool-Notes “I Forgot How To Love You”
Tech Trax Inc. “Feel The Luv”
Induceve “What Night (dub)”
Lord Of The Isles “Ultraviolet”
Spencer Jones “How High (dub)”
Barbara Roy & Ecstasy Passion & Pain “If You Want Me”
L.A.X. “Don’t Stop”
Superior Movement “We’re Jamming”
Ashford & Simpson “One More Try”
Kiki Gyan “Disco Dancing”
Kellee Paterson “So In Tune With You”
Mr. Fingers “Stars”
Michael Broomfield “I’ll Miss Ya”

Sharegroove: DOWNLOAD
Mic Break: DOWNLOAD

Plastic Tales with Dan Selzer

Dan Selzer on Plastic Tales

Dan Selzer came to the studio a few weeks ago to cohost an episode of Plastic Tales. I’d wanted to get him in on the ADA closing action but things didn’t quite line up, so here he played some music from the 70′s and 80′s that bares resemblance to the typical programming on Plastic Tales. Fun to have him drop by and play some records!

Der Plan “Commerce Exterior Mondial” (Warning)
Smersh “Vera Dangerous” (Dead Man’s Curve)
The Residents “The Festival Of Death” (Ralph)

Dan Selzer:

39 Lyon St. “Kites” (RSO)
Matt Johnson “Song Without An Ending” (4AD)
Peter Hammill “Nadir’s Big Chance” (Charisma)
Chrome “You’ve Been Duplicated” (Touch n Go)
The Twinkeyz “Aliens in Our Midst” (Twirp)
Bizzaros “White Screen Movies” (Mercury)
Lou Reed “Waves of Fear” (RCA)
The Method Actors “All Tomorrow’s Parties” (Press)
Abecedarians “Smiling Monarchs”
Tea Set “The Preacher” (Demon)
The Homosexuals “Astral Glamour” (Recommended)
Martin Newell “Late Night” (Fixed Identity)
Dolphins “She Took A Long Cold Look”
Raymilland “No Good Trying” (BDR)
Band Apart “Eve Ryone” (Cammed Disk)
The Lines “White Night” (Illegal)
Anthony Moore “Judy”
The Styrenes “Drano in Your Veins” (Violent Times)
Dave Weckerman “Shore Leave”
Galaxie 500 “Victory Garden”

The Walker Brothers “The Electrician”

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Foreal People

Foreal People on A Downtown Affair

So much fun having the Foreal People crew back in the studio one last time. These guys were some of the first guests to grace the airwaves with us at the tale end of 2008, so it was fitting to slot them in before the finale at the end of the month. Josh Dunn was unable to make it but he put together a great opener for us. Benguin and Love On The Run took over for the rest of the night bringing that trademark Foreal People sound. Keep up with Josh over at 100 Limousines, Ben’s latest Sycorax project on SoundCloud and Love On The Run at Secret Rendezvous.

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Josh Dunn:

playlist pending

Benguin:

The Joneses “Summer Groove”
Rainbow Team “Come To The Rainbow”
J Walter Negro & Loose Jointz “Shoot The Pump”
Bebe Manga “Lokognolo”
Sylvester “My Country Tis Of Thee”
Brainstorm “Lovin Is Really My Game”
Salsoul Orchestra “Magic Bird of Fire (Walter Gibbons mix)”
Billy Frazier “Billy Who?”
Macho “Mucho Macho”
Dunn Pearson Jr. “Groove On Down”
Sammy Gordon “Making Love”

Love On The Run:

Secret Weapon Time “Replay’s Theme”
Lucy Stone “Giving Love Instead of Gold”
True Tranfusion “No Communication”
A Missin’ Linc, Ltd. “My Love”
Taxi “Rock, Don’t Stop”
Estiban “Come To Me”
Little Beaver “Looking For A Girl”
Ramsey & Co. “Love Call”
Aquarian Dream “Phoenix”
Mystic Pleasure (test pressing)
Jamel Chisholm “Jamel’s Freak”
Family Of Eve “Having It So Bad For Your”
Terry Gengis “Gonna Be There”
Lenny Rideout “Something Special”
Last Generation “You’re All Need”
Secret Weapon Time “Weasel Groove”

Josh Dunn: DOWNLOAD
Mic Break: DOWNLOAD
Benguin: DOWNLOAD
Love On The Run: DOWNLOAD
Closing Mic: DOWNLOAD

Wes Posvar & Kamui

A Downtown Affair with Private Panther & Kamui

Catching up here again. Here’s our guest set from Wes Posvar a/k/a Private Panther and Kamui. We broadcasted from a makeshift studio in the station’s production room, but our guests took it in stride, Wes firmly rooted in the golden era and Kamui leaning on current future funk. These two are regulars on the BK circuit, so you can find them regularly at a host of parties at Tandem, Beloved and Macri Park.

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Private Panther:

Barry White “Come On” (Rollerskate Club remix)
Stacy Lattisaw “Attack Of The Name Game” (Cotillion)
Lillo “(You’re A) Good Girl” (Capitol)
Salsoul Orchestra “Runaway” (Salsoul)
Hi-Gloss “I Want Your Love To Last” (Prelude)
Frank Hooker & Positive People “This Feelin’” (Panoramic)
Lee Ritenour “Countdown (Captain Fingers)” (Elektra)
Cherrelle “Afffair (Club Dub)” (Tabu)
Terry Burrus & Transe “Love Rockin’” (Arista)
Nursery School “Sweepstakes Pt 1″ (Epic)
Alex Malheiros “Papaia” (Milestone)
YMO “Behind The Mask” (Alfa)
Michael Jackson “Behind The Mask” (Epic)
Herbie Hancock “You Bet Your Love” (Columbia)
Electra feat. Tara Butler “Feel’s Good” (Emergency)
Katie Kissoon “You’re The One (You’re My Number One)” (Jive)
Giorgio Moroder “I Wanna Rock You” (Casablanca)
Rainbow Brown “I’m The One” (Vanguard)
Les Sins “Grind” (Jiaolong)
Chaz “We Want To Rock” (Promise)
Sylvester “Body Strong” (Fantasy)
La Toya Jackson “Nighttime Lover” (Polydor)
The Limit “Say Yeah” (Portrait)
Smokey Robinson “It’s A Good Night” (Tamla)
Norma Jean “Saturday” (Bearsville)
Esther Williams “Sweet Sweet Lovin’” (Friends & Co.)
Chic “Warm Summer Night” (Atlantic)
Carmen McCrae “Can’t Hide Love” (Blue Note)

Kamui:

Freekwency feat. Molly “Just For Two” (Hot Shot)
Sasac “All Pleasures” (Omega Supreme)
Benjamin “Love’s Gonna Let You Down” (Cherries)
Plaza “Midnite Ocean Rendezvous” (Campari)
East Liberty Quarters “Streetlights” (ELO)
True Desire “The T.D. Theme” (Destiny)
The Pendletons “Coming Down” (Slept On)
Benda Taylor “You Can’t Have Your Cake And Eat It Too” (West End)
Curtis Mayfield “Love Me, Love Me Now” (RSO)
Willie “Beaver” Hale “Groove-On” (Cat)
Mandrill “Too Late” (Arista)
The Together “Too Late” (Soul Po-Tion)
Solaris “You And Me” (Dana)
Brown Sugar “I’m Going Through Changes Now” (Capitol)
Brief Encounter “What About Love” (Capitol)
Jesse Gomez “Baby I’m Comin At Ya” (Mankind)
Brainstorm “We’re On Our Way Home” (Tabu)
Personal Touch “It Ain’t No Big Thing” (pap)

Private Panther: DOWNLOAD
Kamui: DOWNLOAD

Asaf Segal & Javybz

Asaf Segal & Javybz on A Downtown Affair

Sometimes you lose track of CDRs when moving apartments and this happens to be such an occasion. I’m just getting settled after switching up my living situation and finally have a chance to post these guest sets from a couple weeks back. Javybz sent in a mix for their first appearance on the show. They host the All Styles All Smiles radio program on DeepFrequency where they feature guest mixes from around the world. They decided to class up our show with a nice mix of Brazilian records to start off the evening. Asaf followed with a bit of a Latin tinged set himself while focusing in on an uptempo classic disco sound. Definitely excited to see what makes it in the bag for the show’s finale on the 30th!

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Javybz:

Ze Roberto e Conjunto Azimuth “Linha Do Horizonte” (Som Livre)
Joao Donato “Amazonas (Keep Talking)” (Odeon)
Papa & Indiano “Colar De Ouro” (Copacabana)
Reginaldo Bessa “Cade Yaya” (Macduson)
Evinha “Esperar Pra Ver” (Odeon)
Rick Ferreira “Porta Das Maravilhas” (Elenco Promo)
Jorge Ben “Ze Canjica” (Philips)
Tribo “Tapinha” (Arena)
Lo Borges “Toda Essa Agua” (EMI-Odeon)
Marcos Valle “Voo Cego” (Odeon)
Joyce “Joya” (Continental)
Som Imaginario “Mar Azul” (EMI-Odeon)
Azimuth “Tiempos Atras” (Arena)
Marcos Valle “Democustico” (Odeon)
Pedro Santos “Flor De Lotus” (Kno Labels)
Antonio Adolfo E A Brazuca “Transamazonica” (Odeon)
Fafa de Belem “Naturalmente” (Polydor)
SMIFFY “Inner City Blues” (Polydor)
Karma “Depois Do Portao” (RCA Victor)
Milton Nascimento “Os Deuses E Os Morto” (Museu Da Imagem E Do Som)
Milton Nascimento “Clube Da Esquina № 2″ (Odeon)
Celia “Na Boca Do Sol” (Continental)

Asaf Segal:

Express Rising “Worry Your Time”
Minority Band “Spanish Fly” (JSR)
Candido “Thousand Finger Man” (Rams Horn)
Le Cop “Le Roc” (K. Shavonne)
The Willow Band “Willowman” (Epic)
Paulinho Da Costa “Deja Vu” (Pablo)
Sergio Mendes “The Real Thing” (Elektra)
Azymuth “Carnival” (Fantasy)
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Willie Bobo “Always There” (Columbia)
Moodymann “Technologystolemyvinyle”
Kalonji “Latin Dancer”

Javybz: DOWNLOAD
Mic Break: DOWNLOAD
Asaf Segal: DOWNLOAD
Closing Mic: DOWNLOAD

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