ezine for tha vibratory  tings..
_Back from The Winter Music Conference 2002 in Miami Beach, Fl. -articles coming soon, new updates too!"
Some numbers canned at WMC this year(more to come as I remember-help me out please!):
Shaun Escoffrey_"Days Like This(Spinna remix)"
X-Press 2 feat. David Byrne_"Lazy"
E-Man_"I Am The Road"
India_"Backfired(Joey Negro remix)"
Erro_"Don't Change"
Brett Johnson_"Jiffy Pop"
Jamie Lewis feat. Michelle Weeks_"The Light"
Blaze_"Do You Remember House"
Richard Earnshaw_"People Are People"
Common quotes from the heads this year at WMC 2002:
(not exactly in these words, and don't get mad I'm only writing what I heard from various people. More to come as my memory comes back to me-help me out if you can!)
"Slow compared to last year."
"Where are all the European labels at?"
"Panels were a big waste of time!"
"Man, Ben Watt & Jay Hannon(Lazy Dog) rocked it at The Naked Music party!"
"The Magic Sessions turned into the Tragic Sessions!"
"The All World party with Sneak & Derrick Carter was one of the better parties I've been to!"
"Harvey is on fire!"
"Kruder & Dorfmiester are amazing!"
"Tenaglia could'nt stop talkin!"
"Did you see the kid dj at the MAW day party?"
"Man it's too loud in here!"
"Are you gonna pay $35.00, I heard they raised it to $75.00!"
"I'm losing my voice."
Favorite DJ sets:
Francois K at the Wave Party, Little Louie Vega at The MAW party, Derrick Carter & Sneak at The All World Party, Kruder & Dorfmiester during the day at Rain, Tony Humphries at The Yellorange Party, Ben Watt & Lazy Dog at The Naked Music party, Jask at The Soulfuric Records party, Mark Farina at The Deep party, King Britt & Doc Martin at The Ovum Party, Harvey at The Wax party, jojo flores at The Bluenote Party, and many more..(feel free to add any of your own);

COMING SOON!!! Bumpin Records, Mazi, & Rob Paine.  Plus more charts, reviews(with sound clips), and added links to mixes.

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_Delahouse founder
Cisco Frisco..(April 14, 2002)
_One of France's hottest Soulful House parties at the moment, headed up by DJs Cisco, Felipe, and Ferreol. Taking place every second Friday of the month on the Concorde Atlantique Boat with some of France's hottest guests. Here we interview one of the founders DJ Cisco on what Delahouse is?
What they want you to leave with at their parties: "A BIG smile and some Music in the head!!!"

"Water originally
contains no sound
Touching a stone
makes it murmur."
Zen saying

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_Tribal Winds Records founder
antonio ocasio..(March 15, 2002)
_Founder, DJ, and musician behind NYC's Tribal Winds Records, a label with a mission to "provoke your soul and spirit to dance from within."
On the healing power of music: "Yeah of course - it's kinda like the one common denominator that we all share. No matter where you go in the world there are people that LOOOOOVE Music with passion."

New Label Focus!!!_Hallucination Limited
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_with label director
DJ Three..(March 5, 2002)
On the label:: "HALLUCINATION LIMITED" is a dj oriented label geared towards anything I find to be exceptional regardless of specialized genre, or just straight-for-the-dj type tracks.  An outlet for one-off's, little known talent with an emphasis on Florida; and global friends with tracks that need a home or better U.S. exposure.  An excuse to get up in the morning."

March 7_2002<<<Bottom Heavy section with new info on labels such as Yellorange, Giant Step, Westbound Music, Brique Rouge, Bombay, Bumpin City, F Communications, & many more to come soon!>>>click here to go to Bottom Heavy!

_Stories From The Sanctuaries  featuring_

1. 3 Degrees_Chicago(March 9)
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Back in 99 a celebration was forged in Chicago, a Wednesday night get together of friends, families, and house music lovers.  The basis of this idea was to provide a space where intimate lovers & friends could come together without the flashiness & trendiness that was invading the club scene.  Based on their idea that like-minded people are only separated by 3 degrees, a new phase in Chicago nightlife was born.
On the message behind 3 Degrees: "The message behind 3 degrees is that we are all connected closer than we tend to think.  We as humans need to realize this first, before we can take any positive steps forward."

2. A weekend in NYC at the Shelter and Body & Soul.
(Feb. 25)
"To me, very earth-based, reaching the deepest fibers of my very existence, to a place indescribable with words." by Chuck Crider

3. Hoochie Production's(Orlando, Fl.) 'Stolen Hearts' Valentines party with guest dj Jask.(Feb. 28)
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"An unmistakable highlight of the night was when he dropped "I Know" by Tim Deluxe, which set the dance floor on fire.  Dancing until it hurts never felt so good!"

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_time for Therapy with
jojoflores..(March 13_2002)
_Known for his deep soulful sets at his night in Montreal called Therapy, this DJ has been a true supporter of the vibe for over 17 years in Canada.  In the past he has brought in guests like Kenny Bobien, Osunlade,
E-man, & Jask for the faithful at Therapy.
On the vibe at Therapy:
"No frontin'...just come as you are and be yourself."

"No better love than love with no object,
no more satisfying work than work with no purpose.

If you could give up tricks and cleverness,
that would be the cleverest trick!"
Rumi(translated by Coleman Barks)

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_feeling it with
DJ Pope..(March 2_2002)
_"Home of the Underground Family" the slogan behind Poji Records, put together back in 92 by Baltimore's own DJs Pope & Oji.  Dedicated to quality Soulful/Gospel House vocals and tracks, which showcases some of Baltimore's/DC's brightest producers/artists.  Here we feature DJ Pope one half of the production team "Brothers In The Struggle."
On favorite residencies: "My favorite residency right now is Club Red in Washington, DC. The reason why I say that is there is no discrimination on the type of house music I play.."

"Do not condemn your neighbor: you do not know what you would have done in his place."
Saying Of The Fathers

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_analog trickster
Daniel Wang..(Feb.23_2002)
_Disco darling hailing out of NYC with a bouquet of analog flowers for your soul.  Early Balihu disco loops to 21st Century analog driven no sample based masterpieces on Environ.  Need I say more?
On music when he first got his boogie shoes on: "Diana Ross "Upside Down" and Patrice Rushen "Forget Me Nots" were my favorite songs, and the other boys in the school figured I was a total fruit, which I was(they listened to Led Zeppelin -- how un-groovy)."

"A good explanation: never explain anything."
Zen saying

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_get your scuba gear out for Philly's..
King Britt..(Feb. 26_2002)
_Where is the Philly sound today?  Well if there's one that defines it today especially on the dancefloor it's King Britt, with his slew of productions(OvumRecords/Scuba/Firefly/
Ursula Rucker/Vikter Duplaix/etc.) and remixes(4 Hero/Tori Amos/Jazzanova/Donna Lewis/Sise/Ananda Project/etc.) that have broken the barrriers of trendy promoter driven club music.
On artists he's been feeling lately: "I love Kaidi Tatem, he is the new Quincy Jones.......loving Glenn Lewis Lp.......Bjork live dvds.......Ivana Santilli of Toronto
....she has the magic!!!"

"Come to see victory in a land called Fantasy, loving life, for you and me, to behold, to your soul is ecstacy."
Earth, Wind, & Fire

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_get slapped
with Miss Spank..(Feb26_2002)
_San Francisco based deep house label Loveslap Records has released the likes of Gemini, K-Hand, Miguel Migs, Nick Santillan, Yshara, Charles Spencer, Miss Spank, & Julius Papp just to name a few.  We get the 411 from co owner/remixer/dancer/dj, Miss Spank!
On djing: "I injured my hearing two years ago, so DJing is on hold until further notice. When I go to a club now, I wear ear plugs and shooting muffs, and dodge drunk boys who try to knock on my muffs. Ear drums are a precious commodity."

"Those who are known As Real People Are united in essence With the Way, So they have endowments yet Appear to have none; They are full yet Appear to be empty. They govern the inside, Not the outside. Clear and pure, utterly plain, They do not contrive Artificialities but return To simplicity."
Lao Tzu

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_step into the light con
DJ Sammy Rock..(Feb.26_2002)
_NYC native making waves in Florida with his Soulful Latin House style in the mix, known for his uplifting sets at places such as The Om Lounge, Hyde Park Cafe, The Hydeaway and the slammin radio "Our House" mix show in Tampa hosted by Jask & David Reyero on 88.5 F.M. WMNF.  Be warned this Kat is not new to the vibe, he's been at it since the 70's in NYC, a well respected veteran in NYC.
On favorite djs: "I must say Ted Currier because when he spinned at WBLS/NYC I used to copy his mixes and therefore I got into mixing, and Afrika Bambaatta for the introduction of hip-hop and rare funk music, also my favorite right now has to be Larry Heard(the deepness is what I love about this dj), and finally my student SETH COYOTE, my 10yr. old son for proving to me that housemusic can be loved and enjoyed still at this age."

"Jesus said:
I am the light that is above them all,
I am the all,
and the all came from me
and the all attained to me.

Cleave a piece of wood
and I am there;
lift up the stone
and you will find me there."
The Gospel of Thomas_The Fifteenth saying
_table of contents
_bottom heavy[label updates]March 6
_feedback[dance music reviews]March 6
_koolin[chillout/world beat reviews]March 5
_sonidos[charts]March 10

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_editor's note..
*E909St. has become like a mythical place in the Urban landscape, a place that makes you forget about time, so then really is it a place?  Like an Eden/Nirvana in the middle of all the madness we call time(mind), you don't have to go to the mountains to find it or the deep jungles it is right here, here in the middle of a loud street with buses and cars honking their horns trying to meet the demands of time, can't you see the space?  I see Zen in the trickling of water as it makes it's way down the sewer on a crack infested corner, the enlightened one is your neighborhood mechanic you talk to in those dark moments, God carries a "pink umbrella and wears second hand shoes," I see freedom as the seagull flys next to the AT&T skyscraper, I see hope in the smile of the children as they play in the sandbox, I see that God cannot be limited to our ideas as a bird leaves it's droppings on the statue of Christ at the Cathedral, & I hear the return of the Goddess(Sophia) as the waves crash at a full moon party on the beach.  The drumming continues, shall we join the dance or remain spectators?  Remember You are the Dance!
(*UPDATE_I'm now based out of San Francisco, Ca.; coming soon new articles on new local Bay Area labels to look out for.  Once I settle in, I will have more time to write.  Peace!)
Tosho(dj Chang)

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(Feb. 26_2002)Livedjs.com..
_Internet radio where is it today in the age of the .gones, well here's one station that's been holdin it down through the storm of financial crisis in the San Francisco Bay Area.  Christian Clark one of the people/djs involved with the station at the moment gives us a lil scoop on the happenings as of late.
On amount of listeners per day: "Not sure...about 200-400, mostly people with computer jobs, sitting at work listening.  I try not to pay too much attention to the numbers...like I said, we're here to put the best music out to the internet, not to make money and be the next biggest site.  But I know that the people that hit us up stay for a while, and always come back."

If you are a promoter or partee saint/sinner & would like to post up some info on some happening soulful shindigs, email

"We will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends." Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

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_spiritual waters run deep in
Thaisoul aka Jask..(March 12_2002)
_Out of Tampa, Fl. comes the Thaisoul brotha serving up the spicy soulful jackin grooves every Tuesday at "Jack's House."  Since 95 Jask has been building this well respected night that features world reknown guests.
On most memorable nights: "There have been so many memorable moments for me, and the funny thing, most of them have happened here locally @ 'Jack's House'..."

"In the West we have a couple of names for the Goddess besides the Goddess. One is the Cosmic Christ, which I think is a euphemism for the Goddess because it is about cosmic wisdom, and wisdom is Sophia. The first name given to Jesus in the New Testament is Sophia - lady wisdom. This shook up the male establishment so much that the second generation came along and brought in Logos to put the brakes on all this woman stuff."
Matthew Fox

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_Jazz n Groove's
Brian Tappert..(6/2001)
_Soulfuric Records founder and
Jazz N Groove/Cleptomaniac legend!
On Soulfuric Records: "Our goal for the Soulfuric Label has always been to only release records with substance that don't have a stamp on them that says this was made in this year...I think we have achieved that in some cases."

"Say haven't you heard, haven't you heard.  You got to know the Word, know the Word!"
Third World

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_deep down with
(June 2001)
_Out of the crevices of Jacksonville, Fl. comes Dj Catharsis and Phil Green better known as PC Synergy.  Influenced early on by jazz with a spiritual basis, these kats are turning the tide when it comes to music in the deep south.
On jazz: "Jazz is freedom and is as necessary as oxygen in our opinion."

"But we're never gonna survive, unless we get a lil crazy."