hmm… well this is great. i’ve been raving about the delancey music service lately, you know, eli escobar and stretch armstrong playing good tunes and interviewing cool people and being generally interesting and hilarious. the show is on mondays at 10pm ny time, which is generally 3am here. like i can stay up till 5am listening to ny radio, even if it is broadcast online. well in the spirit of honesty, i did stay up last week, as our clocks had gone back but theirs hadn’t, so it was only staying up till 4. but i can’t do that every week…
anyway, thankfully, eli’s been good enough to put up a link to the show on his blog the past few weeks, so i (and the rest of the world) can listen to it on my ipod on buses and when walking through town and whatnot. till now.
So the people over at EVR have asked me not to post up the shows. If you guys wanna hear old shows you’ll have to stream them off the EVR website. If someone calls you on the phone or your Chinese takeout comes, don’t pause the stream because it’ll start from the beginning again when you press play.
thanks evr. whatever about anything else, i definitely don’t have the time to listen to the same stream for two hours straight on my internet. i barely even watch films anymore. this is adding to what has so far been a crap monday. eugh.
you know i’m always you going on about eli. along with the awesome tracks, killer remixes and flawless mixes, he can also be a funny dude, as evidenced whenever he stands in for mark ronson’s authentic shit on east village radio. so it’s with great pleasure that i read of his new venture, a weekly show on evr with one stretch armstrong. wow. this is so good. eli played on the station t’other day, peep this sweet tracklist – among some other gems there’s a preview of eli’s remix of phoenix. i just can’t wait to hear the bant between him an stretch!
So I’m pretty excited to announce that starting next Tuesday night, Stretch Armstrong and I will have our own show on EVR every week. Details are still being sorted out but what I can tell you is it will be a mixed format show with plenty of new and, of course, old music, guests and perhaps some sardonic New York City banter thrown in for good measure. In any event, yesterday I played a set on the station’s show “On The Fly” . You can stream it here. Unfortunately EVR has changed its website a bit and downloading shows is no longer an option. Once Stretch and I get started with our show I will put up the podcast address which is the ideal way to archive EVR shows. Stay tuned!
Phenomenal Handclap Band – 15 To 20 (Bim Marx Remix)
Da Hardy Boyz – I Want To Be There
Wide Awake Boy – Slang Teacher
Phoenix – Fences (Eli Remix Rough)
Downtown Party Network – Heartbreak Dancing
Crazy P – Love On The Line (Unabombers Version)
Five Special – Why Leave Us Alone (Eli Escobar Edit)
Plastic Mode – Baja Imperial
Supersonic Lovers – Motor City Blues
Jaun Maclean – Human Disaster (House of House Remix)
Soft Cell – Memorabilia
Thompson Twins – Lies
Still Going – Spaghetti Circus
Supermen Lovers – The Howling Session Pt 1
Japan – Life In Tokyo
Midnight Passion – I need Your Love
Shit Robot – Simple Things (Serge Santiago Mix)
stretch armstrong just threw together a two hour mix/radio show for east village radio, stream it here. it kicks off with about 20 minutes of quality 80s hip-hop before slamming into the 21st century with some rye rye, an awesome track by blaq starr and pase rock, and even diplo‘s marc houle/ward 21 mashup. apparently you’re not hip-hop if you don’t know all the words to braggin’ and boastin’… get learning.
last month i posted an awesome ttl interview with eli escobar, haido’s hero du jour. earlier this evening pasey pase tweeted about eli interviewing stretch armstrong, a new york dj who’s been around forever, and was responsible for breaking records like live at the barbecue and halftime. he’s so sage, i guess it comes with having grey stubble or something… seriously though, it’s a long read, but well worth it.
Sadly, most djs who use [serato], and that’s most djs, don’t know the first thing about sound fidelity, and they will play files that sound like ass. I won’t keep anything in my computer that is less than 192kbps. It’s not fun hearing a 128kbps mp3 blasting through a sound system. So I’d say that it’s a great convenience for real djs but at the same time has cheapened djing.
armand, a-trak, stretch and dj am