Momentum – March 2nd, 2002 @ The Shadow Lounge

Momentum – May 11th, 2002 @ The Shadow Lounge

Momentum – Aug 3rd, 2002 @ The Quiet Storm – COMING SOON!!!


element 5 local picks:



Soma Mestizo

Middle East

UltraViolet Trio

Nego Gato

The Bridgespotters Collective

Pitt Gamelon Ensemble



Pitt African Ensemble

Strict Flow



Lone Catalysts

Barrett Black

The New Alcindors


Electric Eel Service

Jazz Satellite


element 5 friends from out of town:

Public Transit Recordings (Toronto, Canada)

ele-mental collective (Columbus, OH)

The (Worldwide)

The Sun Ra Arkestra (Philadelphia, PA)

the lofthouse (Detroit, MI)

Project (Toronto, Canada)

Kenbun (Strasbourg, France)

4 Hero (London, UK)


Hot Stepper (Toronto, Canada)

Daniel Wang (NYC, NY)

7th city (Detroit, MI)

The Tabla Guy (Toronto, Canada)

Compost Records (Munich, Germany)

Karsh Kale (NYC, NY)

Funky Teknicianz (Toronto, Canada)

Titonton (Columbus, OH)

Detroit Grand Pubahs (Detroit, MI)

The Round Table (Toronto, Canada)

Groove Merchant Records (San Francisco, CA)

Underground Resistance (Detroit, MI)

Spiritual Life Music (NYC, NY)

Ubiquity Records (Newport Beach, CA)

Moonraker (Boston, MA)

Famzine (Detroit, MI)

Six Degrees Records (San Francisco, CA)


Local Music Shops:

             720 Records

                Hypervinyl Records

                Milk Records


element 5 music history picks:

Sun Ra

The Art Ensemble of Chicago

All about the “Theremin”

The David Axelrod Informational Society

An introduction to Hindustani Indian Classical Music

Eddie Palmieri

The Red Hot Jazz Archive

Duke Ellington on Jazz (requires Real Audio player)

Fela Kuti

The Influence of Country Rock on Hip-hop



element 5 hands-on music tutorial:

Infinite Wheel – If you’ve ever been to 720 Records in East Liberty [big up Selecta], you will have likely learned the significance of the number 720.  This website demonstrates the infinite possibilities of 720 in the most addictive hands-on audio tutorial & demonstration [requires Flash Player].


Some Music Resources:

Music Awareness Pittsburgh – Get involved in the Local music community. Put your scene on the MAP.

Beta Lounge – Premier DJ showcase, broadcasting from San Francisco, CA,  worldwide on the internet.

Acid-Jazz Server – The grassroots internet community that nucleated a worldwide musical movement defining the new sound of underground soul & electronic music. Excellent informational resource for the urban music enthusiast.

Detroit Electronic Music Festival – Woodstock for the 21st century. The annual Memorial weekend music festival in Detroit, MI that attracted 3 million people from all over the world under a spirit of community and soulful vibrations.

Techno Rebels – An often under appreciated fact is Techno music’s true origins in the working-class American Midwest. Read this book to learn the real history behind the music.

The African Music Encyclopedia – Taking it back to the roots.

iReggae – A website livicated to change through the word, sound, and power of reggae music.

Temple of Hip Hop – The preservation society for promoting and protecting Hip Hop culture as a social strategy toward health, love, awareness and prosperity. 

So You Wanna be a DJ, huh?


Some Listens [browse the links above as well for other mp3/real audio feeds]:

Momentum – March 2nd, 2002 @ The Shadow Lounge

Momentum – May 11th, 2002 @ The Shadow Lounge

Moonstarr – Live at the Beta Lounge w/ Rosina on vocals, Jugular on Beatbox.

Clear Radio – the best in soulful underground music from your most trusted DJ, Dave Cooper.

Titonton Duvante – DJ set at the Beta Lounge

Shawn Rudiman

·         Blu-12

·         Live @ HyperVinyl w/ Akil Harris

·         Detroit Vibes

Ed Luna – DJ set at the Beta Lounge.

Pablo Valentino – Weekly radio show broadcasting from Strasbourg, France. – Real audio archives containing over 100 hours of reggae kulcha.


Beta Lounge - Weekly live and archived sets featuring DJs from around the world. Broadcasting from San Francisco, CA , worldwide on the internet.


Broken Beat Radio – Weekly radio show broadcasting from Philadelphia, PA w/ your hosts Argo and 99.


Radio Tunisia – Live from Tunisia.


Jazzanova Radio – ‘nuff said.


Acid-Jazz List – Wide selection of internet radio listens on the soulful groove tip.


All India Radio – Numerous real audio selections including Indian Classical and Hindi Film music courtesy of the Government of India Ministry of Information & Broadcasting.

Solar Radio – Broadcasting from the UK, soul music in all shades of blue [Windows Media Player required].


Jazz – mp3 or real audio

Poetics – mp3 or real audio

Movement – mp3 or real audio

Soul Train – mp3 or real audio

Technoir – mp3 or real audio 

Some breaks and beats