Black Taxi

Pre-Party or A.M. Workout

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Whether you're going hard tonight on the dance floor or tomorrow morning in the gym, these free downloads will enhance your performance.  Forget drugs & supplements.  GIVE ME BEATS.    

aaaaand here is the link I promised to download Major Lazer's new jam I've been playing about lately. Click to get 2 free tracks by entering your email.

Playlists: Wed Bands + Soul

It's been a while since I posted a whole playlist- but tonight you earned it with hard work and lots of sweat!  Click the songs for free downloads....

BLACK TAXI: TIGHTROPE * Black Taxi does an incredible live show + they're playing a live show at the Knitting Factory, Brooklyn this Saturday.


THE KNOCKS: Dancing With The DJ (Chiddy Bang Rmx)



Full playlists below.


BANDS 6:15pm


3 Days Left...


One of the best parts of living in NYC is that you get to hear bands play in shitty little venues before they blow up and become full-on rockstars.  You will share drinks at the bar, sign their mailing list, perhaps even date them.  And those are the stories you tell your friends and your kids when band pops up at Madison Square Garden and you knew them when they were fundraising to make that album.

Here is such an opportunity:  Black Taxi.  You've heard them in my playlists.  I've seen their live show from Mercury Lounge to Bowery Ballroom to SXSW.   Suffice it to say I'm a groupie.  And their live shows never disappoint.

Now they have 3 DAYS LEFT on their kickstarter to raise $ for the next album.  This is DIY music-making 2011.   It's neat cuz you can drop some dough (anywhere from $10-$5000) and get stuff in return.  It's like SHOPPING.

$20 gets you an autographed CD

$250 get you a 1hr golf lesson with the Bass player

$1500 Black Taxi will play a private show for you and your friends

there's also guitar lessons, drum lessons, cooking lessons, photoshoots... these guys are PIMPING THEMSELVES OUT.    and you have 3 days left.  and the thing about kickstarter is... if you don't reach your goal- you get nothing.  :-(



Oh, CMJ, you're making me SORE!


Last night we had a CMJ-Themed Spin Class. Preceded by (a tough, hr-long) Bands class- the follow-up 7:30pm class was full of mostly fresh faces (a few riders doubled with me) ready to kick some a$$ for another 45min. Yet, no matter how beat I was after teaching the double, I had a full night ahead of me still. A bunch of my favorite musicians were playing last night and I had a bike and a schedule to keep. It started with a fast ride from Tribeca to LES:

9pm: Black Taxi @ Gallery Bar 10pm: Deadbeat darling @ Rockwood 11pm Chris Bathgate @ Bruar Falls (a nice sprint over the Williamsburg Bridge) 12pm The Howlies (bonus- it was accross the street!)

Now this is where things started to get challenging: consider a drink at every venue… and (the big mistake) NOT ENOUGH WATER.  So now my muscles are sore as hell this morning!  Learn from my mistakes, people.  Keep the drinking post-exercising to a minimum and always always always drink an equal amt of water to alcohol.  As for calorie intake, I think I’m just fine, having had gin&soda’s followed by lots of riding and dancing!

Here’s last night’s playlist and featured artists (from the 7:30pm class!)

1. Teenage Dream= Katy Perry 2. Bang Bang = Mark Ronson w/ MNDR 3. Come Home = CHAPPO *playing Spike Hill Oct 23rd @ 10pm 4. For the Kill= La Roux 5. Do What You Gotta Do= Black Taxi *playing tonight at Rockwood/Saturday @ Webster Hall 6. Without a Trace= Deadbeat Darling * Playing Webster Hall w/ Black Taxi on Saturday 7. Liztomania Rmx= Phoenix  *played Madison Sq Garden last night! 8. Pn De Floor= Major Lazer 9. Serpentine= Chris Bathgate *playing tonight @ Sidewalk BONUS DANCEY JUMP-AROUND TRACK (this one had me still on my feet at 12:30am):  SEA LEVEL by the Howlies