Wednesday, June 23, 2010


Holy split banana sundae. Today we launched our web video broadcast and it was amazingly fun.

We were wondering... How often should we do this?

Monday, June 21, 2010

East Village Radio: Two for Tennis

Anyone who knows me intimately knows that I am jumping out of of my wingtips excited to be guesting on Two for Tennis with Tim Love Lee and Coach. Tuesday June 22nd between 6 - 8pm. In respect to the theme of his show, I'm going to bringing records that lean towards the "weird" or "unique" side of funky dance music. I'll be sharing rare grooves that are the jewels of my collection. This is how you get involved:

  • COME BY THE STUDIO on 1st on 1st and say 'what up' live!
  • AIM the EVR studio at “eastvillageradio”
  • Phone in on 212 254 7104
  • Log on and listen live from the EVR Home Page for the Show Two for Tennis.
See ya there!

Tim Love Lee

My name is Tim Lee aka Tim “Love” Lee. I am the founder, co-owner and creative director of the Tummy Touch Music Group, a collection of music companies including record labels, a music publisher, an artist management company and a library music company.

I am also a musician, record producer and DJ.

I have made three albums. You can buy my records here.
I have three commercially available mix cds. You can buy them
here, here and here.

I do a radio show every Tuesday evening on East Village Radio.


On Monday nights I spin records for models, millionaires, movie moguls and arms dealers at the Gramercy Park Hotel’s Rose Bar. It is a constant source of amusement and rent money.

I like cycling and synthesizers.

I was born in 1970 in Cambridge, UK and now live in Brooklyn, NY, USA.

Source: Tim Love Lee's Blog, Sounds Good in the Nude

Sunday, June 20, 2010


This week I did a DJ friend's website. The awesome DJ Morsy. I surprised we got any work done considering how we were laughing our heads off. Its a one page "press kit" style site. It came out dope. Even doper than my current site. Damn.

What Really Goes on in TopShop

Yesterday I recorded myself while I Djed at TopShop. I like this gig because its relatively no pressure and I can play whatever. There are even a few natural "mistakes" but no trainwrecks. The progression of this mix is jams, then 70s, then house. Its about 1:45:00 long!

Krunk Pony - What Really goes on in TopShop Live Mix

And because I did this mix in serato only I was able to access the History Review List so here is a complete track listing. I just downloaded MixList and I will try working with that next time. It has an "Intelligent Playlisting" algorithm that lists only the tracks that you've played and not those which you have only previewed. When I play clubs and bars at night I am more picky about what I play than a daytime in-store so I preview more.

M.I.A. - Fire Fire
INXS - Need You Tonight
Blondie - Rapture
Stereo MCs - Connected
White Town - Your Woman
Private - Secret Lover
Oran "Juice" Jones - The Rain
Sharon Redd - Can You Handle It
Slave - Watching You
Central Line - Walking Into Sunshine
VillA - anita (edit)
Holy Ghost - Hold on
Whispers - Rock Steady
Wanda - I Must Be Dreamin'
Whispers - It's A Love Thing
Chaka Khan - Chaka Khan - Fate (tynneterje edit)
Chromeo - Sharon Redd - Beat the street
Gino Soccio - Dancer (LP Version)
Bee Gees - You Should Be Dancing
Gap Band - Party Lights (Morsy Mix)
Klymaxx - Meeting In The Ladies Room
Kraak & Smaak - Boogie No More_Kraak Smaaks Boogie Angst Remix
Bmore - K.C & The Sunshine Band - Thats the way I like it (Morsy Mix)
The Bucketheads - The Bomb (These Sounds Fall In
Dennis Ferrer - Change The World
Santigold - Shove It (Grandthefts Disco Remix)
Gorillaz - Stylo (Alex Metric Remix)
Miike Snow - Animal (Treasure Fingers Remix)
Rick James - Give It To Me Baby (Bardeenz Rejuice)
Telephoned - Million Dollar Bill
Telephoned - Break Up
Treasure Fingers - What Am I Supposed To Do
Estelle - Freak featuring Kardinal Offishall (Album)
Sammy Bananas - Work Me
Round Table Knights - Freak from desire
Krames - Back To Life
Sammy Bananas - Ladies
Larry Tee Feat. Roxy Cottontail - Let's Make Nasty (Afrojack Remix)
DJ Mujava - Township Funk (Original Mix)
Gramophonedzie - Why Dont You
Round Table Nights Calypso

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Design Influencers

Was just asked to be part of a designer's focus group and had to list my design influencers. I was asked to list people who were
"design “gurus” you look to for advice (i.e. who are the equivalents
of a Malcom Gladwell in the design field)"
That was a pretty evocative call to action for me cause I am a big fan of Malcolm Gladwell (fellow Jamaican) (kind of). This also made me realize that I still haven't read, his book The Tipping Point

I never really made note of which people were really influencing me in the design field so I found the task a bit fun.

My design Influencers:

David Blatner is the author of 15 books on topics such as publishing, aviation, Judaism, and pi (π). He is the editorial director of InDesign Magazine and the co-director of The Print and ePublishing Conference, and a contributing editor to Over a half a million copies of his books are in print in 14 languages, winning him awards and praise from readers. He has spoken at conferences and workshops around North America, Europe, Australia, Japan, and South Africa.

Anne-Marie Concepcion |
owns Chicago-based Seneca Design & Training (, a cross-media design studio and certified Adobe training provider. Anne-Marie has taught InDesign and InCopy to hundreds of clients across the country via on-site training and her popular seminars at the InDesign and Creative Suite Conferences. She is the co-author of InDesign CS/CS2 Breakthroughs (with David Blatner, 2005 Peachpit Press) and publishes DesignGeek, a free tips and tricks e-zine for digital designers.

Editor of Ads of the World and creativebits.

Born and raised in Mexico City, Armin is a graphic designer and writer now living in Austin, Texas. He is co-founder of UnderConsideration, a graphic design firm and publishing enterprise all rolled into one. While he has written for most of the well-known trade publications, he is better known for his writing on the blogs that make up the UnderConsideration online network, as well as from the books he has co-authored with his wife and partner, Bryony Gomez-Palacio — their most recent efforts being Graphic Design, Referenced and the self-published Flaunt. Armin spends a modest time on the road lecturing on any number of topics and can be found anywhere from San Diego to Berlin. Through UnderConsideration’s Department of Design he designs corporate identities, books and web sites for a few clients.


Tina Roth Eisenberg |

Tina Roth Eisenberg grew up in mountainous Switzerland, influenced by renowned Swiss design and a lot of fresh air. In 1999 she followed her dream and crossed the Atlantic to design in New York. Since then, Tina has worked at several prominent NYC design firms, including Thinkmap, Inc., where she served as Design Director and designed the award-winning Visual Thesaurus. She now runs her own design studio, swissmiss, with recent clients including the Museum of Modern Art and the Food Network. Tina’s aesthetics reveal her Swiss roots – she is a firm believer in white space-driven, clean, elegant design solutions. Tina is often referred to as swissmiss, her popular design blog.