Thursday, October 24, 2013

Markus Rice and Adam Cruz Live at Mixtape Sessions! (2 PARTS) 04/20/2002



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Joey Aponte and Markus Rice are two friends who shared an amazing bond over good music. The used to throw these incredible parties in Brookklyn. I remember first partying to Markus and Joey's DJ sets in Dumbo for their Destiny party and losing myself on the dance floor. I even re-connected with an old college friend one random night and we're closer than ever to this day, thanks to Markus and Joey. Once the Destiny parties ended, Markus started throwing his Expansions parties at 667 Lounge, also in Brooklyn. At 667 Lounge, I had some of the more legendary nights out ever. Markus always supported what I was doing as a DJ and radio personality. When I began producing music, Markus was one of the first and sometimes only DJ to play my stuff.

On April 20, 2002, I invited Markus to come down to Mixtape Sessions and do a tag-team set with me. Here is the set in 2 parts. We had so much fun. Some time later, Markus reminded me that I was the first internet radio show in our area that showcased house music producers and artists and interviewed them too. I don't know if I was the first, but I remember that there weren't many other shows on the internet, at the time.

I'm still not quite over Markus's passing on August 29, 2011. He seemed to be a person who would be around forever. In my mind, he will forever be out debuting a new party, DJing at another or the like. I miss his creative spirit and the amazing good times. Thank you Markus for it all.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Frankie Feliciano and Adam Cruz Live at Mixtape Sessions! (2 PARTS) 04/02/2002




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This set features New York house music master, DJ/Producer Frankie Feliciano, and Mixtape Sessions' own Adam Cruz, recorded live at Halcyon in Brooklyn NYC on Tuesday, April 2, 2002. Frankie was nice enough to come back one other time. I'll post that set at a later date. This 2002 set is his first appearance at Mixtape Sessions.

Check out Frankie Feliciano's Ricanstruction Label on the web at: ricanstructionlabel.com

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Louie Vega and Adam Cruz Live at Mixtape Sessions featuring the Elements of Life Band (3 PARTS)



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Recorded live at Halcyon, Brooklyn NYC on Tuesday, May 20, 2003 for Mixtape Sessions, Adam Cruz hosted Grammy-award winning producer Louie Vega and his amazing Elements of Life band. We had so many people come out for this very special event and I couldn't be more appreciative of Louie and this incredible show! Funniest parts of the evening happened after several cocktails (read: many many drinks) and at the end of the night, Louie says, "thank you so much for coming out. I will never remember this night, because of Mr. Adam Cruz!" lol I still laugh at that slip up. Enjoy this amazing set in 3 parts. Parts 1 and 2 feature Mixtape Sessions' own Adam Cruz and Part 3 features Louie's set and live performances - enjoy!