December 22, 2010

Native Sound - STOMP! (Move, Jump, Jack Your Body) Mix

Brand new 2-hour session from Cortelyou's own Native Sound. Big shout out to our man Toshi from Funky Slice who curates quality listening enjoyment every Monday night from 8-10PM EST.

Download the full mix here.

December 5, 2010

CRR001 - On The Corner Vol. 1 - OUT NOW!!!


Once upon a time in a borough not so far away...

Endlessly walking the streets, on one of those hot-as-hell summer days in Brooklyn. You pause on the corner, to catch your breath, only to have an old box of records catch your eye. Your fingers start to gather dust as you rifle through dozens of 12”s with names like Strictly Rhythm, Nu Groove, Mad House, Henry Street and Loop D'Loop on the labels. As you reach the end of your frenzied search, one unassuming piece of wax, in particular, seems to mysteriously peek your interest...

On The Corner Vol. 1: the debut release for the Brooklyn NYC based Cortelyou Road Recordings. Featuring the works of Red Rack'em (Smugglers Inn, Bergerac), James Duncan (Le Systeme, Real Soon), Alex Agore (4lux, Royal Oak) and Native Sound (Soul People Music, Minuendo).

This the first in a series of compilations forthcoming, in the near future, from Cortelyou Road that will leave no stone unturned in their search for the deepest sonic creations from around the globe...

Now available at a record store near you!

CRR001 - On the Corner Vol. 1 - Cortelyou Road Recordings - COMING SOON by Cortelyou Road Recordings

November 18, 2010

Alex Agore - Pop House with Vocals and Stuff and Bass and Yeah! (Mix)

Stunning mix compiled and skillfully blended by the track genius Alex Agore. The mix is a classy affair, so you might want to think about dusting off that tux and popping that bottle of Dom that's been chillin' that's been in the back of your fridge since last New Years...

Check out this and much, much more dopeness on Mr. Agore's soundcloud...

Alex Agore - Pop House with Vocals and Stuff and Bass and Yeah! (Mix) by Alex_Agore

November 8, 2010

Test Press

Vinyl really is a beautiful thing isn't it? Got a special delivery from Detroit this weekend... test presses for CRR001! more to come very, very soon...

October 29, 2010

DJ Premier's Thunderstorm

D·J Pre·mier - "Christopher Edward Martin (born March 21, 1966 in Houston, Texas), better known by his stage name DJ Premier (also known as Preem, Premo, or Primo for short), is an American record producer and DJ, and was the instrumental half of the hip hop duo Gang Starr, together with the late MC Guru. Born and raised in Houston, he has lived in Brooklyn, New York, for much of his professional career. Rolling Stone magazine identified Premier as arguably Hip Hop's greatest producer of all time." (Source Wikipedia)

What more can you say about this man? A living legend. Not only one of the greatest icons in the history of the Hip Hop movement, but possibly one of the greatest musical minds in the history of modern music.

The Thunderstorm Radio Show aired during one of the true golden ages of hip hop, the mid-90s (some argue the greatest era), on WBLS 107.5FM. A testament to his brilliance, the Thunderstorm, showcases Primo's flawless wizardry on the wheels of steel, as well as, his truly uncanny ear for that dope beat...

Three choice selections below, check out these and much, much more dopeness on DJ Premier's MixCloud. Also keep an eye on Preemo's latest by bookmarking the Official DJ Premier Blog. Word on the street (aka the internet) is that Preem is collaborating on a new album with, the one and only, Pete Rock!!!

October 20, 2010

Estimulo Show: 6 hours of DEEPNESS with Mike Bishop and special guest JAMES DUNCAN

Stumbled upon this stunning MEGA-mix and interview the other day featuring our neighborhood fav James Duncan! Big shout out to Mike Bishop and the rest of the Estimulo Show crew for letting me re-post this epic, archival-worthy encounter.

For more essential past, present and future dopeness; lock your internet-radio dial to

Estimuloshow17thOctMikeBishop&JamesDuncan6hrsOfWikkid by FlyFishin'Jam

October 17, 2010

Set It Off

Seeing as things on here have been idle for more than a minute and also in anticipation of our upcoming first release (oh yes), I figured I'd throw together a quick mix of new and old to get things started off on the right foot. More to come soon though (I promise) updates, reviews all kinds of shit, well anyways welcome to this humble place we call home...

Native Sound - Set It Off - Cortelyou Road Sessions v0.5 by Cortelyou Road Recordings