Showing posts from July, 2012

Life On Mars (venue change)

GE-OLOGY's signature monthly event, four years running, LIFE ON MARS is back, tonight, but with a CHANGE OF VENUE. It would seem, sadly, that New York City has lost another musically important nightlife destination, The subMercer. In GE-OLOGY's own words, favorite home for playing & sharing music the past 4 years, The subMercer.  Trust me, this wasn't any ordinary venue... The subMercer was REALLY SPECIAL, an endangered species, especially for us folks who truly & deeply care about music and the survival of quality nightlife venues in NYC... subMercer was also a very tight knit family of like-minded, creative, fashionable, respectful, beautiful individuals (inside and out) who care about providing a quality experience for it's patrons and each other...


Scribe at Blue Note Jazz

Check out our own DJ Scribe's all vinyl opening dj set for Meshell Ndegeocello at the Blue Note Jazz Festival, played live at Highline Ballroom, NYC on 6/28/12. A little something different from what you would hear at I Love Vinyl. Tracklist below.

I Love Vinyl djs will be opening for Meshell and Jason Moran's Fats Waller Dance Party, and others, at Harlem Stage's free Summer Concert this Saturday afternoon. more info

(Journey In Satchindananda - Alice Coltrane) not on recording
Mmmhmm - Flying Lotus Ft. Thundercat
Trouble - Flying Lizards
It's All In Sound - Bullion
Don't Come Around Here No More - Tom Petty And The Heart Breakers
Excellent Birds - Laurie Anderson Ft. Peter Gabriel
Btstu(Edit) - Jai Paul
The Bed's Too Big Without You - The Police
Birthday - The Sugarcubes
Let's Go Forward With Our Love - Terrence Trent D'arby
If I Was Your Girlfriend - Prince
High And Dry - Pete Kuzma Ft. Bilal
Walk On The Wild Side - Lou Reed
Isobel (Rmx) - Björk

Free Harlem Stage Summer Concert

I Love Vinyl is very pleased to be a part of this star-studded free event up in Harlem this Saturday afternoon. We will all be nice and warmed up (in more ways than one) for the I Love Vinyl party later that night at the Gallery at LPR. See you Saturday one way or the other (or both)! more info

Tony, Twilite, Tone

Our very own resident virtuoso dj and host extraordinaire The Twilite Tone hails from the Windy City. If you've been to an I Love Vinyl party, or listened to one of the mixes, you already know this because he always shouts out his hometown. Turns out he's a part of that city's early house music history too, as this rare track, dug up by Gene Hunt for a new compilation on Rush Hour, proves. If you dig it, there's a lot more Twilite music out there, from production on albums by Hip-Hop artist Common (or Common Sense, as he was known when Tone, himself known as Ynot?, first worked with him), to recent releases as Great Weekend and The Twilite Tone. And lots more to come...

Unreleased gem

Here's a snippet of the beautiful track "Lost My Love" from the unreleased Kenny Cox LP "Clap Clap (The Joyful Noise)", which will be the first release on our own DJ Amir's exciting new label, 180 Proof, which will be releasing and reissuing the entire Strata catalog, heard and unheard!

To hear the whole thing, check out Gilles Peterson's show from last Saturday. He plays it around 59 minutes into the show.

And keep an eye on the 180 Proof SoundCloud page for further snippets and sneak peaks ahead of the first releases, dropping this Winter!

FELA! Contest

FELA!, the acclaimed musical about the father of Afrobeat music, Fela Anikulapo Kuti, is back on Broadway this summer for a limited run, and I Love Vinyl has 3 pairs of tickets, PLUS 3 copies of a super limited edition 10" Fela Kuti vinyl (a Record Store Day 2010 exclusive, not available anywhere!) courtesy of Knitting Factory Records, to give away!

For the full contest rules and all other details, click on "FELA! Contest" in the menu bar, above. Given that we are I Love Vinyl, and not NPR, Brooklyn Vegan, or the Daily News, you have a pretty good chance of winning if you enter! So don't let contest cynicism get the better of you! We want you, our community, to win!

Tone at Church

Our very own The Twilite Tone (in the mix and on the microphone) will be joining N'Dea Davenport (of Brand New Heavies fame, of course) and soulful keyboard wizard Mark De Clive-Lowe at his monthly residency, Church, at DROM this Friday.