News from 2010

New Year's Eve in San Francisco!December 27 2010


For those in or nearby San Francisco and looking for something to do this NYE, please come out to this Honey Soundsystem meets Sunset party with guest DJ sets from Kim Ann Foxman and Tim Sweeney. It's all happening at Public Works

Get tickets here (

I'll be giving away a pair of tickets to the party on this weeks radio show... so make sure to tune in. Tuesday at 10:30pm on WNYU 89.1FM in New York or listen online here: (7:30pm for those on the west coast!). And the number in the studio to call when we do the giveaway is 212.998.1818

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This Tuesday: the return of Superpitcher!December 13 2010

It's been over 5 years since we had him on the show, so it's about time to have him back on again... the myth, the legend: Superpitcher

Listen live this Tuesday night at 10:30pm on 89.1FM in New York or listen to the live stream here:


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This week:December 6 2010


Dimitri From Paris and DJ Koze playing music and Isolée stopping by to talk about his new album!!! really looking forward to this one. Listen live this Tuesday night at 10:30pm on 89.1FM in New York or listen to the live stream here:

Don't miss this one!!

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Interview with Sweeney for the Robert Johnson club blogNovember 29 2010

... Tim Sweeney playing at Robert Johnson (Offenbach/Frankfurt, Germany) on 18 December:

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Pictures from the showNovember 22 2010

click on the image for some more recent pictures from the radio show (links to facebook fanpage photo album):

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BIS is coming to Radio Campus FranceSeptember 17 2010

Every Saturday night Radio Campus France will be broadcasting one hour of the radio show across their stations in France. You can check the start times below for each city. This Saturday will be the first broadcast with the KZA mix from this weeks show. I will also be doing some exclusive mixes for the Radio Campus station, so if you're in France, please tune in!

ANGERS - 103.0 > 11 pm
BORDEAUX - 88.1 > 10 pm
BREST - 101.1 > 10 pm
CAEN - 92.7 > midnight
CLERMONT-FERRAND - 93.3 > 11 pm
DIJON - 92.2 (monthly)
GRENOBLE - 90.8 > midnight
LILLE - 106.6 (monthly)
LYON - 90.7 > 11 p.m.
MARSEILLE 88.8 (radio Grenouille) > midnight
MONTPELLIER 102.2 > 11 pm
ORLEANS - 88.3 > 10 p.m.
PARIS - 93.9 > midnight
TOULOUSE - 94.0 > midnight
TOURS - 99.5 > 11 p.m.

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Tonight: Foolish Felix and Mark E... This Weekend: Plastic People in London and Outro Athens in GreeceAugust 24 2010

Foolish Felix Dickinson will be joining us in the studio tonight and we've also got a guest mix from Mark E on the show. Should be fun.

And this weekend I'll be heading out to Europe to play with Tim Goldsworthy on Friday night at Plastic People in London and then heading over to Athens on Saturday to play a new party there called Outro Athens.

See you soon!

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Rory Phillips and Juan Maclean on the radio show this tuesday!August 6 2010


150 minutes of pure pleasure with Rory Phillips and Juan Maclean.

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a little July top 10 for you...July 23 2010

1. The Backwoods - The Backwoods - Ene Records
2. Murphy Jax ft Mike Dunn - It's The Music (Legowelt Remix)) - Clone Jack For Daze
3. Rocha - Feel The Love (Welcome Stranger's Invention Dub) - International Feel
4. Ideal - Schöne Frau mit Geld (Losoul Vocal Remix) - Live At Robert Johnson
5. V/A - Concentration - Volume I - ESP Institute
6. Mark E - Christo - MERC
7. Dr Dunks - Keep It Cheap - Keep It Cheap
8. OOFT - Ride In To The Red Zone - Foto
9. Mim Suleiman - Mingi - Running Back
10. Butler Kendig - And I'm (So In Love) - Mr Intl

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Audio server is down...July 20 2010

unfortunately, the audio server has been down today which is why all the download and stream links are missing. no word yet from the server company on when things will be back up and running. fingers crossed it will all be back to normal by tomorrow.

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Ivan Smagghe on this weeks radio show!June 27 2010

Really excited to get Ivan on the show this week. He just played at the Mr Saturday Night party in Brooklyn this weekend.

for more on Ivan Smagghe, check his new blog: A Few Things From Ivan Smagghe


It's A Fine Line
Kill The DJ

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Live mix at Wolf + Lamb's Marcy Hotel in Brooklyn:June 27 2010

here's the first hour from my set on June 20th... such a fun and sweaty night! thanks to the wolf + lamb crew for having me out there to DJ!!


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and finally Sapporo!June 19 2010

we arrived in Sapporo and they've got aquariums at the airport! nice!

that weekend it was the annual Yosakoi Festival happening in Sapporo. Crazy outfits and dancing going on

afterwards, it was time for the sound check at Precious Hall

banner at precious hall with their logo

modified turntables!

one set of speakers... this sound system was incredible!! please try and make a pilgrimage to this club. it's worth it! I think it's my favorite club in the world now!

keep it McIntosh! (kim ann/silvia photo credit)

sound check (kim ann/silvia photo credit)

then it was off to dinner. tofu up first

a little spinach salad, please





sushi rolls

japanese crab! (kim ann/silvia photo credit)

ferris wheel in sapporo

huge japan on the ceiling of the hotel entrance!

back to the club... kim ann performing live! nice shades!

at about 7am they brought out the free coffee for everyone! I needed it. we didn't stop until 10:15am!

kim ann at about 8am

gotta' find the perfect record! (thanks to kim ann/silvia for the photo)

the next day, kim ann and silvia took off for tokyo and I hung around in sapporo for a couple more days. the river in sapporo:

sapporo style road works

japan loves giant mechanical crabs!

Odori Park

then I went for a quick sushi dinner

that one on the left looked crazy

and of course, have to keep things classic with a Sapporo Beer!

my last day in Japan and Satoru-san was nice enough to take me fishing in Sapporo!

there were lots of people fishing where we were

we caught a crab and a flounder. haha

after we finished fishing, Satoru-san took me to check out his other club: Fillmore North. This is where David Mancuso comes to do his Loft party in Japan. It was another amazing place! It's only open once a week and the same crew that works at Precious Hall works at the Fillmore North. I really want to see The Loft there one day. The sound system is exactly like The Loft in New York. All Klipsch Horn speakers:

special needles, turntables and mixer:

view from the dj booth

view of the dj booth

then it was time for a japanese homestyle dinner and off to get some rest before my long flight home!

pick up a special rice ball for the airplane ride

made it to narita airport, now time to fly home! thanks Sapporo!!!

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Time for Tokyo...June 19 2010

after Fukuoka I took a quick flight up to Tokyo to meet up with Kim Ann Foxman (of Hercules And Love Affair), Silvia, Halima and Koji... and it was off to dinner:

octopus and squid

clams (sorry, forgot to take a picture before we ate them all!)






after dinner we headed to Grandfather's Bar

and met these characters

they really liked Kim Ann and Silvia!

we requested some songs from Grandfather's huge record collection... but they didn't have them!

lunch the next day in shibuya. perfect for the sake hangover.

then it was time for more record shopping... Lighthouse Records

crew at Lighthouse that day... Yo Chida, nice Ene Records!

Music Land Key... my key to Japan too: Tokyo, Osaka, Sapporo, Fukuoka!

Next up... Kim Ann doing sound check at Eleven

Silvia and Kim Ann getting ready to eat!

Chef Tim cooking up a storm! (thanks to Kim Ann/Silvia for the photo)

asparagus and salt

raw meat and egg! yeah!


Grilling some meat

more meat and a nice flower!

korean style okonomiyaki

rice number 1

rice number 2


we were stuffed... but time to go to the club. good crowd! (thanks to Kim Ann/Silvia for these last couple photo's)

happy dj

end of the night... no one wants to go home!

next day at the airport... treated myself to a hokkaido melon ice cream to get ready for sapporo! haha.

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more Japan pictures: FukuokaJune 19 2010

After Osaka I headed down to Fukuoka for 3 nights...

first up, lunch at the train station in Osaka

then time for the shinkansen bullet train!

inside the train (I wish Amtrak could be this nice/fast!!):

arriving at Hakata station (Fukuoka's central train station)

then straight to the record store! digro market

ticro market!

view number 2 of ticro market

always have to hit up a Lawson when you're thirsty!

famous Ramen noodle place on the street in front of my hotel

bento lunch

fukuoka style road works

Onsen time! My first experience at a Japanese onsen. We drove about 45 minutes out of the city to this place in the mountains:

entering the onsen

price list

view inside the onsen (sorry, couldn't take any more than that! haha)

after we finished at the onsen, we had dinner at the restaurant there. first up, tofu

then it was a chicken nabe... fukuoka is famous for its chicken

view of the hot pot

after you finish all the chicken and vegetables you add rice and eggs to the soup!

then it was back to Fukuoka... I don't know what it's about, but I like this duck!

the next day I checked out Ohori Park and the ruins of the Fukuoka castle

view on top of the ruins

another view of the city

one side of the castle where they still had a building

shinto shrine on the way to Ohori park

Ohori Park

a small bridge in the park

another view

also inside the park

longer bridge to the other end of the park

then it was time for dinner before the party... we went to this spot that specialized in maguro (tuna)!

dinner... all kinds of tuna!

afterwards, it was time to go to the club... Kieth Flack

thanks for the great party, Sati!

nice shirt!

the next day... quick soba and rice ball before my flight to tokyo

Thanks to Sati and the crew at Kieth Flack for everything in Fukuoka!

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Osaka Photo'sJune 6 2010

Okay, here's a run down of my Osaka trip... yes, it's all about the food!

flight from Narita airport to Osaka:

Dinner in Osaka.

First up: Tofu


Chicken dish



Okonomiyaki 2

Okonomiyaki 3

Final version of Okonomiyaki


Drinks (Red Eye and Makkuri)

Osaka Record Stores

Crazy Looking Building

Another building

Cafe With Many Cats!

Crazy looking hotel


Rare Groove Records


Nabe dinner

Nabe cooked

Front Door for Cauliflower

Inside of Cauliflower

Special Sake


Mmmmm. Eel!

Lunch... more Okonomiyaki

Final version of Kimchi Okonomiyaki

Live Art show

Newtone Records

Mr Tan Ikeda DJing at Contort


now onto Fukuoka.

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Japan Tour!June 2 2010

I'm doing a little Japan tour starting this week... see you there!

June 4th at Cauliflower in Osaka
June 9th at Kieth Flack in Fukuoka
June 11th at Eleven in Tokyo with Kim Ann Foxman (of Hercules and Love Affair)
June 12 at Precious Hall in Sapporo with Kim Ann Foxman

check the BIS Twitter for photo's from the road. I'll try to put a bunch up here on thie BIS site as well.

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Monday, May 3rd - Deep Space at Cielo with DJ Spun, Tim Sweeney and Sal P!April 27 2010


Really excited to be taking over Francois K's Deep Space party for the night. If you're in New York, please try and make it out! (click on the image above to go to the Facebook event page)

It's free entry before 11pm if you print out the flyer and there's an open vodka bar before 11pm as well... so get there early!

Cielo, 18 Little W. 12th Street, NYC
between Washington St. and 9th Ave
A C E 1 9 2 or 3 at 14th St; L at 8th Ave
21+ with photo ID :: $12 cash at the door

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The best party in the world is ending this Sunday!April 21 2010


The final Optimo (Espacio) is this Sunday in Glasgow. If you're anywhere near, please go! These guys are amazing. The music is amazing. And the people who go are amazing. There's no better party in the world. Long live Optimo!!


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For the Italian speakers:April 7 2010

here's an article in Rolling Stone Italy about disco in New York... with pictures of the old clubs and some of the new DJ's (like Rub N Tug, Holy Ghost, Justin V, Still Going and myself): Speciale Clubland

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BIS Party in New York this Thursday!April 5 2010

We're finally going to do a Beats In Space party in New York. It's happening this Thursday (April 8th) down in the basement at subMercer. There's no cover and we'll have some kind of drink special for the night. Just tell the door guy you're there for the beats in space party! 10pm to 4am.


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This weeks radio show guests:March 22 2010

Crazy P from 20:20 Vision in the UK and returning to the show after many years is Prins Thomas from Full Pupp Records in Norway!

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San Francisco and Los Angeles this weekendMarch 11 2010

The monthly San Francisco BIS party is happening this Friday night at Triple Crown (1760 Market Street) with myself, Mike Simonetti (Italians Do It Better) and Linger & Quiet from Portland! I can't wait. We're bringing in extra sound to the club for this night as well.

And on Saturday night, Simonetti and I will be going down to Los Angeles to play at A Club Called Rhonda at El Cid (4212 W. Sunset Blvd). Work!!

PS... we'll be celebrating my birthday at both of these events, so come have a drink!

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The last Optimo (Espacio) party in Glasgow!March 11 2010

My favorite party in the world is ending April 25th (after 12 and a half years!!).... get your tickets out there now:

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Beats In Space at the Miami Winter Music Conference - March 27thFebruary 11 2010


This is going to be crazy! I can't wait. Mark your calendars and come down.

Aquabooty x Beats In Space! March 27 at the Shore Club with:
DJ Harvey
Dubtribe Soundsystem (live)
Crazy P (live)
The Revenge
Darshan Jesrani (Metro Area) x Citizen Kane
Alex From Tokyo
Rich Medina
Tim Sweeney
and more... Yes!!

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The Canyons on the radio show tonight...February 9 2010

they'll be calling in from Sydney later on in the show tonight for a little to go along with their mix too.

also, just posted some pictures of my super short tokyo trip this weekend: - such a good time!

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Pictures from this weeks show with Nick Chacona and Holy Ghost!February 4 2010





all photo's by Shelton James

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Polaroids from BIS Paris Party:February 1 2010


Superpitcher, Optimo and Tim Sweeney - 16 Jan 2010 at The Social Club in Paris for BIS 10th Anniversary party.

Polaroid's courtesy of Marco Dos Santos

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DJ Harvey returning to the show this week!January 19 2010

really excited to have Harvey coming back on the show this week. Look out for his new Locussolus project coming out on International Feel.

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Top 89 for 2009!January 14 2010

Okay, I'm sure I forgot some... but here's my top 89 for 2009 (in alphabetical order) :

1. 6th Borough Project - Do It To The Max - Instruments Of Rapture
2. The Aliens - The Sunlamp Show (Disco Bloodbath Remix) – Channel 83
3. Animal Collective - My Girls - Domino
4. Azari & III - Reckless With Your Love – Permanent Vacation
5. Azari & III - Hungry For The Power - I'm a Cliche
6. Basic Soul Unit - Things Pass - Ostgut Ton
7. Black Disco Vol 3 - Chains (Nitedog's Anonstop Edit) - Blackdisco
8. Black Meteoric Star - Dreamcatcher - DFA
9. Blackjoy - Monilola - Deeply Rooted
10. Boris - Buzz-In (An Optimo (Espacio) mix) – Scion/AV
11. Bottin - No Static - Italians Do It Better
12. Burial & Four Tet - Moth - Text
13. Chamboche - Ipso Facto - Under The Shade
14. Club Silencio - Painted Boxes (The Heels Of Love Acidisco Version) - Mad On The Moon
15. Code 718 - Equinox (Henrik Schwarz Dub) - Strictly Rhythm
16. Curses! - The Deep End (Holy Ghost! Day School Dub) - Institubes
17. Discodeine - Invert (Parce Que Edit) – D.I.R.T.Y
18. DJ Hell - U Can Dance (Tim Goldsowrthy RMX) - Gigolo
19. DJ Sprinkles - Grand Central Pt.1 (Deep Into The Bowel Of House) MCDE Raw Mix - Endless Flight
20. Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show - Penny (Galleon Trade's Hooked On Penicillin Version) - Golf Channel
21. Etienne Jaumet - For Falling Asleep (Christian Vance Slow Burning Saxless Remix) - Versatile Records
22. The Faint - Battlehymn For The Children (Tensnake Dub RMX) - Boys Noize
23. Faze Action - Good Lovin' - Faze Action
24. Fever Ray - Triangle Walks (Rex The Dog Remix) - Rabid
25. Fever Ray - When I Grow Up - Rabid
26. Fjord Funk - Bells Are Ringing For You (Syntax Erik Remix) - Luna Flicks
27. Floating Points - Vacuum - Eglo Records
28. Friendly Fires - On Board (Joakim Remix) - XL
29. Gotye - Heart's A Mess (Supermayer Mix) - Kompakt
30. Grackle - Desert Acid (Musiccargo RMX) - Supersoul Recordings
31. Gus Gus - Add This Song - Kompakt
32. Hannulelauri - Sally 2000 (Jori Hulkkonen Version) - Flexx
33. The Hasbeens - You And Me - Clone West Coast Series
34. Headman - Gimme (Kango's Autostrada Dei Kaghi Mix) - Relish Recordings
35. Hot Toddy Feat. Ron Basejam - I Need Love (Morgan Geist's Love Dub) - Eskimo Recordings
36. Idioma - Landscapes Tim Paris Remix - Marketing
37. Jacob Korn - I Like The Sun (But Not On LED's) - Running Back
38. Jessica 6 - Fun Girl (Liv Spencer Remix - bis dub)
39. Joakim – Spiders (Extended Version) - Versatile
40. John Selway - Shake The Snow - Throne Of Blood
41. The Juan Maclean - Accusations (Gavin Russom Remix) - DFA
42. Krikor And The Dead Hillbillies - Break It All - Tigersushi
43. Lemonade - Bliss Out (Frisvold & Lindbæk Remix) - Sunday Best Records
44. Lil Tony - Employee Only – Running Back
45. Lindstrom & Christabelle - Baby Can't Stop - Smalltown Supersound
46. LoSoul - Bitshit02 – For Disco Only
47. Marek Hemmann - Inessa - Freude Am Tanzen
48. Matias Agauyo - Ay Ay Ay LP - Kompakt
49. Midnight Magic - Drop Me A Line -
50. Motor City Drum Ensemble - Raw Cuts # 5 / Raw Cuts # 6 - MCDE
51. A Mountain Of One - Bones (Thomas Way Of The Ancients Remix) - AMR
52. Mungolian Jet Set - We Gave It All Away… And Now We're Taking It Back LP - Smalltown Supersound
53. Musiccargo - Cargo Rock - Amontillado Music
54. Mutant Beat Dance - Ina Daze Feat. Eric D Clark - Discos Capablanca
55. Nakion - Deux Ex Machina (Joakim Remix) - Tigersushi
56. Nacho Patrol - Futuristic Abeba EP - Kindred Spirits
57. Naum Gabo - Pictur (Joakim Remix) - This Is Not An Exit
58. Naum Gabo - Black Lab (Discosession Remix) - Endless Flight
59. Neurotic Drum Band - Neurotic Erotic Adventure - Wurst
60. Oni Ayhun - OAR 003-b - OAR
61. Palms - Boundary Waters (Gavin Russom Remix) - Rare Book Room Records
62. Patrick Cowley & Jorge Socarras - Robot Children - Macro
63. Permanent Vacation - Zuckerhut (TBD Remix) – Permanent Vacation
64. The Phenomenal Handclap Band - You'll Disappear (Horse Meat Disco Remix) - Gomma
65. Pixeltan - Yamerarena-i - DFA
66. Precious System - The Voice From Planet Love (Marcus Worgull Remix) - Running Back
67. Prosumer & Murat Tepeli - U & I - Ostgut Ton
68. Redshape - Globe - Delsin
69. Revolver - Birds in Dm (Joakim Remix) - EMI
70. Rune Lindbæk - Odessa – Luna Flicks
71. San Serac - Music Never Ends (M's Music Mix By Morgan Geist) - Environ
72. Scott Hardkiss - Come On, Come On (Morgan Geist RMX) - God Within
73. Seth Troxler & Mathew Dear - Hurt - Spectral Sound
74. Shit Robot - Simple Things (Original and Todd Terje Remix) - DFA
75. SidWho? - Run Violet (Jamie Paton Edit) - The Walls Have Ears
76. Skwerl - Liron - Gigolo
77. Sly Mongoose - Noite (C's Long Edit) - Ene
78. Soft Rocks - Light Bulb - Mule Musiq
79. Still Going - Spaghetti Circus - DFA
80. Stoned Green Apples - Sugar K (Yura Yura Teikoku Remix) - Crue-L
81. Syntax Erik - The Pimp (Dark Dub Version) -
82. TBD - LB (Justin Vandervolgen Edit) -
83. Tensnake - In The End EP - Running Back
84. Thee Mutant Beat Dance - In A Daze Feat. Eric D. Clark - Discos Capablanca
85. Tiga - BeepBeepBeep (Loco Dice RMX) - Different
86. The Time & Space Machine - Time & Space Taxi - 5D
87. Tony Lionni - Found A Place - Ostgut Ton
88. Visti & Meyland - Yes Maam (All Nite Long) (Henrik Schwarz Remix) – Eskimo Records
89. Who Made Who - The Plot - Gomma

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BIS Party in Paris This Saturday with Superpitcher, Optimo and Tim SweeneyJanuary 12 2010


Can't wait for this! It's going to be an amazing night. Hope you can make it.

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