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SDR acknowledges the passing of bluesman great, Carolina Slim

In addition to being a New York City cultural icon, Carolina Slim ((aka Elijah Staley) was the musical mentor of new SDR artist  Jeremiah Lockwood.

Today!! WKCR will be airing a memorial broadcast, featuring Jeremiah Lockwood (amongst others), spinning bootlegs and performing Carolina’s music live on the air.

Tune in from 2-4pm EST to WKCR 89.9FM in New York City, or listen any where in the world by streaming audio: CLICK HERE TO STREAM THE LIVE TRANSMISSION

Also of note, there was an obituary for Carolina Slim in the NY Times yesterday that included a beautiful tribute video by the film maker Jenny Schweitzer that we highly recommend. CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE TRIBUTE VIDEO

Check back soon for the official release date of Lockwood’s debut solo album on System Dialing Records!!



Calibrate your ears with System Dialing’s newest releases!

SDR opens the Vaults of Time with our first reissue and a recording previously available only in Japan: Droid’s iconic 1999 release NYC D’n’B & KOTKOT’s Alive At Tonic 

Both of these sizzling recordings are available on CD and as downloads

New for November: Sounds, Swag & Snapshots

Super High-Res 192/24 Studio Masters for DROID‘s The Latest In Roman Fashion and PIANO MUSIC & SONG TRIO‘s Despite and Still albums! New tees in popping colors and handy tote bags in our Merch Store! Have a look through SDR’s View-Master in the Gallery for pics of our first ever Back Deck Music Fest held a couple of weeks back. Don’t forget to put in your calenders Dec 6 DROID @ The Gershwin Hotel with Adam Holzman, Jordan McLean, Mikey Coltun, Amir Ziv and Dec 10 BEAT MASTERS @ Shapeshifter Lab with Billy Martin, Amir Ziv, Cyro Baptista. Drop us a line or a voice message on our community Bulletin Board. We Hope to see you soon!

SDR’s Back Deck Music Fest goes exactly according to plan!

40 friends and family settled into the lawn, by the comfort of three fires (and all of the food and drink we could need!) for the newest System Dialing Records festival production. The rain never really came and the musicians delivered triumphant performances: Jeremiah Lockwood’s timeless voice and guitar, Pop It!’s complex web of rhythms and textures, and Fete Logic’s ever-evolving development of new forms of sonic energy!

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