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I’m happy to welcome Alex Biedermann as my new co-host on A Downtown Affair. A longtime friend and collaborator, Alex B has a discerning taste in funk, soul, and boogie. He’s introduced me to a lot of records that I’ve played on the program, and I’m excited for him to sift through his collection and bring a fresh vibe to the show. He’ll be hosting tonight’s show, and will continue to rotate alongside myself. Tune in tonight! 89.1 FM in NYC, and worldwide.

Keep on the lookout for a soon-to-be-released promo mix that we have been working on for the past few months. Next week look out for a guest DJ set by Melodious Thunk!

Here is last Friday’s show, which includes a bunch of gems found digging within the past week. One of my favorites of the year (hence about 2 hours before breaking for mic!). If you’re in NY this weekend, be sure to check out the night of Serious Bu$iness happening at Savalas on Saturday!

Part 1 (Friday May 30, 2008):
Barbara Mason – Another Man (West End)
The Jones Girls – You Gonna Make Me Love Somebody Else (Philly International)
Convertion – Let’s Do It (SAM)
Salsoul Orchestra – Take Some Time Out For Love (Salsoul)
Skyy – Let Love Shine (Salsoul)
The Fantastic Aleems – Hooked on Your Love (Nia)
The Whatnauts – Help Is On The Way (Harlem International Records)
Archie Bell & The Drells – Let’s Groove (TSOP)
The Fantastic Four – B.Y.O.F. (Westbound)
Deborah Washington – Rock It (Ariola)
Karen Young – Dynamite (Sunshine Recordings)
Front Line Orchestra – Don’t Turn Your Back On Me (RFC)
Instant Funk – Got My Mind Made Up (Salsoul)
Terry Callier – Sign Of The Times (Elektra) LP
The Strikers – Body Music (Prelude Records)
Goldie Alexander – Show You My Love (Chaz Ro)
Kashif – I Just Got To Have You (Lover Turn Me On) (Arista) System – It’s Passion (Mirage)
Slyck – Love It (Or Beat The Bush) (Solid Platinum Records)
Suzy Q – Get Up and Do It Again (Atlantic)
The Bobettes 1981 – Love Rhythm (Radio Records)

Part 2 (Friday May 30, 2008):
The Bobettes 1981 – Love Rhythm (Radio Records)
Barbara Mason – Let Me Give You Love (WMOT)
David Morris – Saturday Night (Becket)
Mantus – (Dance It) Freestyle Rhythm (SMI Records)
The Bombers – Dance, Dance, Dance (West End)
Candido – Jingo (Rams Horn)
Front Page – You Got My Love (Panorama)
Bumblebee Unlimited – Lady Bug (Rca) LP
Loose Joints – Tell You (In Dub) (Better Days Inc.)
Erotic Drum Band – Action ’78 (Prism) LP

Big up to Will Scott for coming on the program this past week. The archived recording is up at WNYU for now. Bennett4$enate will be joining me in the studio this upcoming Friday for a tag team effort at early electro, synth boogie, and street beat. Not to be missed. For a taste, check out the Jump Off Street Beat Mixtape we released on FFFFFAT Stacks Vol. 1 earlier this year.

Part 1:
w/ Will Scott
Le Pamplemousse – Do You Have Any?
Stanley Clarke – We Supply
Taana Gardneer – Heartbeat (Club version) (West End)
Aleem – Confusion (dub) (Nia)
Kleer – Tonight
NYC Peech Boys – Dance Sister (Biofeedback) (Island)
Chill – 911 (Street Records)
The Evasions – All Wrapped Up (SAM Records)
Nick Straker Band – A Little Bit of Jazz (Prelude)
Hamilton Bohannon – Let’s Start The Dance
Midnight Star – Freak-A-Zoid (Solar)
El Coco – Cocomotion (remix)
A Taste Of Honey – Boogie Oogie Oogie
Kano – I’m Ready (Emergency)
Poussezz – You’re All I Have (Vanguard)

w/ Will Scott & Mike McGill
Debbie Peters – Baby It’s Alright (Free Flight)
J.R. Funk and The Love Machine – Feel Good, Party Time (Brass Records)
Lamont Dozier – Going Back To My Roots (WB Records)
D-Train – Your The One For Me (Prelude)
Gino Soccio – Dancer (WB Records)

Part 2:
Discotheque – Disco Special (Environ)
Hall & Oates – I Can’t Go For That (No can do) (Rca Victor)
Rick James – Cold Blooded
Raw Silk – Do It To The Music
Super Jay – Super Jay Love Theme Hit Makers Of America
Sesso Motto – Sesso Motto (Disco mix)
Martin Circus – Disco Circus (Prelude)
First Choice – Doctor Love
Shina Williams & His African Percussionists – Agboju Logun (Supersound)
Lenny Williams – Running (R& S Records)
Extensions from Area Code (212) – Gaz-O-Lean (Friends & Co.)
Wayne Ford – Dance to the Beat Freakout (Queen Constance)
Mantus – Dance It (Freestyle) (SMI Records) 12
Brooklyn Express – Sixty-Nine (One Way Records)

After a few months of intermittent hosting, I’ve decided to move back to WP, as the site has been constantly down. I’ll begin to repost older shows, which are all available on WNYU’s server here.

Here’s a mix that has yet to be posted, including a bunch of my favorite boogie records that have aired on the program.

A Downtown Affair Boogie mix

Also, Serious Bu$iness this Thursday! See them details below:

Serious Bu$iness is back in session this Thursday for another night of original dance music selections.

Be sure to arrive early for the mellow jams. Later, all things boogie, disco, electro and R&B for what promises to be ‘peak hour’.

This time we’re welcoming Mr. AOK to come and play some records alongside the usual SB crew.


285 Bedford Avenue (at South 1st)
Williamsburg, BK
No Admission charge

L train to Bedford Avenue

Check out the audio from previous nights~~~>

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Episode 12 (January 18th, 2008)

Part 1:
Bonzaii – Chinese Kung Fu (Scepter)
Wardell – Piper Super Sweet (Midsong International)
Deborah Washington – Rock It (Ariola)
Jimmy Bo Horne – Spank (Sunshine Sound)
Logg – I Know You Will (Larry Levan mix) (Salsoul)
Gary Byrd and the G.B. Experience – The Crown (Instrumental) (Wondirection)
Kongas – Tatoo Woman (Polydor)
Morris Jefferson – Spanking Good Time (Parachute)
Instant Funk – Got My Mind Made Up (Salsoul)
Peter Tosh – Buckingham Palace (Extended version) (Capitol)
Morgan Geist – 24K (Environ)
Cloud One – Disco Juice (re-edit) (P& P)
Ahzz – New York Moving (P& P)
Roy Ayers – Running Away ( version) (Polydor)
The Strikers – Body Music (Instrumental) (Polydor)
David Morris – Saturday Night (Instrumental) (Beckett)
Sylvester – I Need Somebody to Love Tonight (Fantasy)
Man Friday – Love Honey, Love Heartache (Instrumental) (Vinylmania)

Episode 12 (January 18th, 2008)

Part 2:
Man Friday – Love Honey, Love Heartache (Instrumental) (Vinylmania)
NYC Peech Boys – On A Journey (Island)
The Funkacise Gang – Funkacise (instrumental) (GRP Records)
Herley Johnson Jr. – Do It (Instrumental) (RFC)
K.I.D. – Don’t Stop (SAM)
Midnight Blue – Enjoy With Me (Instrumental) (Enjoy Records)
Intrigue – I Like It (Disco Strut)
Curtis Hairston – I Want You (All Tonight) (Instrumental) (Pretty Pearl)
Jimmy Ross – Fall Into A Trance (RFC)
David Joseph – You can’t hide your love (Island)
Midnight Star – Midas Touch (Solar)
The Whispers – This Kind of Lovin’ (Solar)
I Level – Give Me (Epic)
Gary’s Gang – Knock Me Out (Instrumental) (Ariola)
Hipnotic – Are You Lonely (Disco Strut)


Big up to Spankie Hazard for his guest mix on this past week’s show! I’ve linked it up for download below:

Part 1: Guest DJ mix by Spankie Hazard (Kawasaki, JP) – ‘Feel It’

You Are In My System (Bilingual Dub Version) – The System (Mirage, ’83)
Feel It (Long Version Edit) – Leonard Seeley’s Heritage (Zoo York, ’81)
Word Up (Edit) – Legacy (Brunswick, ’82) 4)
If You’re Looking For Fun (Master Dub Shep Pettibone Mix Edit) – Weeks & Co. (Salsoul, ’83)
Yum Yum (Instrumental Edit) – Nile Rodgers(Mirage,’83)
Thanks To You – Sinnamon (Becket, ’82)
Let’s Live It Up (Nite People) (Instrumental) – David Joseph (Mango, ’83)
Make Me Hot (Dub) – Goody Goody (P.S.W.,’84)
You Move Me (Long Version) – Gino Soccio (Atlantic, ’82)
Got To Have Your Lovin’ (Long Vocal Edit) – Feel (Posse, ’83)
Excitation (Instrumental Edit) –Brutus (Philly World, ‘??)
Nice and Soft (Uptown John Morales Version) – Wish feat. La Rita Gaskin (Perspective, ’81)
I Got The Hots For You (Timmy Regisford & Boyd Jarvis Vocal Mix) – TZ (Street Sounds, ’83)
Jive 129 – The Willesden Dodgers (Jive Rhythm Trax) (Jive, ’82)
Get In The Mix – Magnum Force (Paula, ’84)
Bring Your Love Back – Michael McCray (Top Flight, ‘??)
Let Me Feel Your Heartbeat (Nick Martinelli & David Todd Mix) – Glass (West End, ’82)

Part 2: w/ Mike McGill

George Duke – We Give Our Love (CBS)
J.R. Funk & The Love Machine – Feel Good Party Time (Instrumental) (Brass)
Brass Construction – Movin’ (United Artists)
War – Galaxy (MCA)
Pacific Blue You Gotta Dance (Prelude)
Trinita – High Feelings (Carrere)
You Can Change The World (Moxie)
The Osmonds – I,I,I (Phoreski edit) (Barefist Recordings)
Melba Moore – You Stepped Into My Life (Epic)
Sammy Gordon – Making Love (Greg Records Inc)
ORS – Moonboots (Salsoul)
Erotic Drum Band – Pop Pop Shoo Wah (PRISM records)
Tangoterje – Diamonds Dub (Supreme Records)
The beginning of the end – Funky Nassau (Paul Winley)
Tulio de Piscopo – Primavera (instrumental) (ZYX records)

Exciting things happening this weekend!

Tomorrow night, I’ll be playing alongside some seriously respectable DJs at Royal Oak, covering the boogie & R&B tip somewhere around midnight.

Here’s the details:

$$$ @ Royal Oak
594 Union Ave., Williamsburg


On Friday’s episode of A Downtown Affair, I reached out to Spankie Hazard, a longtime DJ & collector who hops from Asia to Australia with a serious knowledge of late 70’s early 80’s dance music. He’s hooked up a beautiful soulful boogie mix. Be sure to check it! 89.1FM/ 10:30pm-1:00am Friday night.


Episode 9 (December 28th, 2007)

Here’s Episode 9, touching on the soulful disco tip, including the Running Away 12″ version I had been tracking down for a month or so! Part 2 moves from boogie to soul, with a quick LGS shout out along the way!

Part 1:

Frontline Orchestra – Don’t Turn Your Back On Me (long version) (RFC)
Crown Heights Affair – Say a Prayer For Two (DeLite)
Roy Ayers – Running Away (Polydor)
Lenny Williams – Running (R&S)
The Players Association – Love Hangover (Vanguard)
Mantus – (Dance it) Freestyle Rhythm (SMI Records)
Foster Jackson Group – Feel the Spirit (Lonnie Records)
Creative Source – Who is He and What is He To You? (Paul Winley Records)
Big Foot – I Apologize (Sue Records International)
Shina Williams – Agboju Logun (Supersound)
Fela Kuti and Africa 70′ with Ginger Baker – Ye Ye De Smell (Celluloid)
The Strikers – Body Music (inst.) (Prelude)
Midnight Blue – Enjoy With Me (Enjoy Records)
Gary’s Gang – Makin Music (Dub mix) (Radar)
Stevie Wonder – Go Home (12” instrumental version) (Motown)
Evelyn King – Love Come Down (inst.) (RCA Victor)
Body Work – Hot Streak (inst.) (Easy Street)

Part 2:

Body Work – Hot Streak (inst.) (Easy Street)
Warp 9 – No Man Is An Island (Dub) (Prism)
Discotheque – Disco Special (Environ)
Take Three – Tonight’s the Night (Disco Strut)
Jimmy Ross – First True Love Affair (Quality Records)
The Whispers – This Kind of Lovin’ (Solar)
Yvonne Gage – Lover of my Dreams (BMC Records)
Jermaine Jackson – Lets Get Serious (Motown)
Jackie Jackson – Is it him or me? (Motown)
Creative Source – You Can’t Hide Love (Sussex)
John Tropea – Livin in the Jungle (Marlin)
Curtis Mayfield – Super Fly (Buddah)
Brick – Aint Gonna Hurt Nobody (Bang)
Johnny Nash – Why did you do it? (CBS)
The Main Ingredient – Work to Do (Rca Victor)

A couple things of note for this weekend:

This Friday, $erious $ound $ystem will be taking over A Downtown Affair for the entire program:

A crew of former WNYU deejays showcase their taste in early electro boogie and synth soul records. Tune in to hear classic New York cuts selected and mixed by the $$$.

Not to be missed! 89.1FM/ at 10:30pm

serious business

On Saturday, it’s SERIOUS BUSINESS!

“Come join us for the first night of SERIOUS BUSINESS. We’re kicking off our new monthly party this Saturday in Williamsburg! It takes place over at Savalas, a hawt joint with great sound.

We’ll be breaking records that make you ooh and ahh while introducing you to new synthesizer friends, and most importantly making you DANCE! So come out and expect choice cuts of boogie, disco, funk, electro & more!

Music will be eclectic, and tasteful, all geared toward the dance fl00r. Things kick off at 10pm. There’s no cover, and a damn fine sound system.”


Alex B
Jamie Dubs
Mike McGill

Catch tha audio:


L train to Bedford Ave. Walk down Bedford to South 1st.