LA MEGAMEZCLA: NYC BOOMBOXXX

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At night, when the big advertisers go away, NYC-area radio gets really good.

The stations that are satured with depressing, attention-grabbing ads for the army, “debt relief” usury, and McDonalds during the daytime… well, at night those ads dont go away, they widen to include Viagra-type ads. But they happen less frequently.

And between them unfolds incredible, alive radio. Some moments are great because of the music they play and others are great because of how live they make it all. The best combine both of these with technically virtuoso hiphop DJing. I’m convinced they edit it in advance because i’ve never once heard a mistake or an off-beat blend, it’s that good. We didn’t get any of that perfectionist Manhattan turntablism tonite, but it was bumpin nonetheless. Here’s what i heard:

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nYc aIrwAves – dUTtY rAdIo RiP (30 min., 28 MB)

This is EXACTLY what New York City sounds like right now. Midnite to 3AMish? I’m skipping around stations, but La Kalle and Hot 97 are well-represented, and the weird stuff at the end is WFMU. Recorded onto a flagging harddrive from one of those cd-cassette units that resemble the head of a praying mantis or ant.

clean music rubs right off – the dutty stuff stains


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2 responses to “LA MEGAMEZCLA: NYC BOOMBOXXX”

  1. theantisuck says:

    I like the idea of this – making a mix old school syle by recording from the radio and getting a kinda pastiche of ny sounds. It might be cool to keep in those ads – they give a sense of where nys at right now prolly as much as the tunes. anyway this is my way of heckling you to either repost/host that track or make a new mix for summer.

  2. raheem says:

    This was awesome — do you have or know of any other mixes recorded off the radio like this??