Julian Alexander (Slang Inc./NYC) In The Studio for Episode #63 (July 27, 2010)

A photo from Slang Inc. design studio founder and Grammy Award winning designer Julian Alexander’s guest appearance on last night’sThe Main Ingredient.

My Set
mitsu the beats – free your mind feat. black spade (planetgroove)
slum village – don’t fight the feeling (part 2) (barak)
miles bonny / hudson mohawke – the trap (innate sounds)
dimlite – can’t get used to those (afterlude) (now again)
pretty lights – summer’s gone
arp 101 – warriors galactic (eglo)
black milk – how dare you (blackmilk.bandcamp.com)
houseshoes – newports (all city)
the roots – oh! o! (unofficial)
peter brown – for your love (t.k.)

Tracks Selected Julian Alexander (Slang Inc.)
billy brooks – forty days (crossover)
diamond district – i mean business (mello music group)
the stuyvesants – oooh baby (sd)
raekwon – flawless crowns (mixtape)
love unlimited – move me no mountain (20th century)
nas – escobar 97 (columbia)
group home – supa star (payday, ffrr)
black milk – don cornelius (blackmilk.bandcamp.com)
lee fields – love comes and goes (truth & soul)
torae – click feat. skyzoo & dj premier (soulspazm/fat beats)
leon haywood – i wanna do something freaky to you (20th century)
jay electronica – renaissance man feat. tone (unofficial)
aloe blacc – i need a dollar (stones throw)
blu featuring donel smokes, co$$ & jontel – maintain (mixtape)
jean jacques perrey – e.v.a. (vanguard)
statik selektah – the thrill is gone ft. styles p & talib kweli (showoff records)
jay-z – in my lifetime (big jazz radio remix) (payday / ultra)
the roots – radio daze feat blu, porn & dice raw (def jam)
redman – can’t wait (def jam)

Julian Alexander (Slang Inc./NYC) on the Main Ingredient 7/27!

Slang Inc. design studio founder, Grammy Award winning designer, and all-around-dope visual artist Julian Alexander will join me in the East Village Radio studio monday night at midnight to share some of what he’s been listening to recently as well as some conversation on the state of the music business and the future relationship of music and album art.

The Main Ingredient Episode #62 (July 20, 2010)

The Main Ingredient Episode #62 (July 20, 2010)
b. lewis – back on track
dukehugh – don’t they know (dukehugh.com)
paul white – ancient treasure feat. guilty simpson (now-again)
bullion – long promised (one-handed)
the stuyvesants – panty dropper (sd)
pretty lights – double love ((none))
melo-x – cali4neonlights (self-released)
blu & exile – below the heavens pt. 2 (sound in color)
pharoahe monch – shine feat. mela machinko (war/duck down)
dwele – unknown (unknown)
seu jorge and almaz – cala boca, menino (now again)
shafiq husayn – cheeba feat. bilal (nottz remix) (plug research)
snoop dogg – gangsta luv (mayer hawthorne g-mix) (capitol)
jazzanova – soon (instrumental) (jcr)
soul village – funkin’ for jamaica (feat. tiffany page) (raw fusion)
dj center – center’s groove (captain planet remix) (bastard jazz)
onra – the one feat. t3 from slum village (all city)
benny tones – on my way feat. maratk (flako remix)
jamie lidell – music will not last (warp)
radiohead – packt like sardines in a crushd tin box (emi)
bugz in the attic – once twice (v2)
carl hancock rux – intro to (r)evolution (underground soldiers mix by roy davis jr.) (550/epic)
dam funk – galactic fun (stones throw)
amp fiddler – eye to eye to eye (house mix reprise) (genuine)
hudson mohawke – snapdragon (none)
fat freddy’s drop – the raft (stepper’s dub) (the drop)
trilogy – brother don’t cry (brownswood)
earth, wind & fire – departure (columbia)
badio – kiss the sky whatsbadio.tumblr.com
tokimonsta – jackin4beats pt. 4 feat. andreya triana & oddisee (red bull music academy)
onra – oper8tor (all city)
spacek – eve feat. mos def (island)

Great Weekend (NYC) In The Studio for Episode #61 (July 13, 2010)

A photo from Great Weekend founder Master Khan (aka The Twilite Tone)’s guest set on last night’s The Main Ingredient.

My Set
gil scott-heron – the klan (re-edit) (moonstew)
mos def – pretty dancer (downtown)
lorn – cherry moon (brainfeeder)
roy ayers – our time is coming (polydor)
goapele – closer (higher remix) (abb)
ben westbeech – so good today (yoruba suite remix) (brownswood)
dj day – gone bad (alternate version) (like a throttle)
plantlife – luv 4 the world (instrumental) (counterflow)
homemade – one (bacardi visita)

Great Weekend’s Set
allspice – slipped away (fantasy)
phreek – may my love be with you (atlantic)
parlet – help from my… (casablanca)
white label – white label
great weekend – khandoit (wurst)
barretto – here we go again (atlantic)
great weekend – taxicab confessions
great weekend – help me lord (mastakhan edit)
laurin rinder and w. michael lewis – gluttony (avi)
mystic merlins – just can’t give you up (capitol)
fantasy – you’re too late (pavillion)
arthur russel – the light of the miracle (soul jazz)
ozone – jump on it (motown)
great weekend – it’s now (wurst)

Belinda Becker + Bonnie Thornton (NYC) In The Studio for Episode #60 (July 6, 2010)

Photos from Belinda & Bonnie’s guest sets on last night’s The Main Ingredient.

My Set
the avalanches – since i left (cornelius remix) (elektra)
the stuyvesants – keep dreamin’ (thestuyvesants.com)
bobby bland – i wouldn’t treat a dog (the way you treated me) (abc/dunhill)
asha puthi – space talk (cbs)
INI – what you say (rapster)
res – ice king featuring nas (mca)

Bonnie Thornton’s Set
donny hathaway – what’s going on (live) (atco)
four tops – still water (love) (motown)
johnny osbourne – we need love (studio one)
bill withers – i don’t know (sussex)
lee fields – honey dove (truth&soul)
marvin gaye – yesterday (motown/universal)
prince – how come u don’t call me anymore (warner brothers)
billy paul – don’t think twice it’s alright
ann peebles – tear your playhouse down (hi/london)
gladys knight & the pips – if i were your woman (motown)
k-os – the rain (emi)
that’s my desire – james brown (king)
who knows – marion black (capsoul)
do your thing – the chosen few (trojan)

Belinda Becker’s Set
nina simone – baltimore (cti)
dave brubeck – take five (columbia)
umalali – merua (cumbancha)
aaron neville – hercules (mercury)
oghene kologbo – fortunate (mk zwo-records)
james brown – like it is like it was (polydor)
marvin gaye – time to get together (motown)
steve miller band – the joker (capitol)
brand new heavies – sometimes ummah/dilla remix (delicious vinyl)
jimi hendrix – little wing (reprise)
st. germain – sure thing (blue note)