Sunday, October 17, 2021

Saturday, June 12, 2021

Record Store Day Release! No I.D. Holy Grail 45 (7 inch)


Artist:             No I.D.

Producer:         No I.D.

Title:              Throw Your Hands Up 

Cat: BPSS02

Label:  Black Pegasus/Seven Sense

Vinyl:                7inch, Yellow LTD EP

Ex Producers:    Marc Davis 

Art Work:           Pritt Kalsi 

Video:                 Jay Nice & Pritt Kalsi

Release:              Record Store Day

                             Saturday June 12th, 20201

Before No I.D. became vice president of Def Jam Records, producer of Jay Z’s 4:44 album, creator of hits for Common, Nas, Ghost face Killer, DMX, and Sade and a musical mentor to Kanye West, he was just Dion creating funky beats in the basement. Let’s flash back 30 years ago in Dion’s basement in the Pill Hill area on the south east side of Chicago.  During this time his production gear was minimal and consisted of 1 technic turntable, a gemini mixer, a tape deck, and the legendary SP1200 sampler.   Digging for disco, breaks, funk, Soul, Jazz, House, and rap records was a norm for him, along with childhood friends Frank Washington, Marc Davis and Leron Carson (RIP).

This tight circle of friends enabled No I.D. to create, and test out new beats.  He would put them on cassette tapes and oftentimes give them to Marc to get feedback.   As Time went on, these tapes accumulated and ended up in Marc’s shoeboxes, which throughout the years became damaged or lost.  Luckily a few years ago Marc was able to retrieve some old shoe boxes with some of these lost tapes containing pure funky treasures!!

The unreleased yellow 7 inch Holy Grail is a 3 track E.P. on the SP1200 in No I.D.’s early years developing his signature chop sample style of sweet jazz over hard drums.  The lead off track “Throw Your Hands Up” is pure hard-core jazz funk with a magnetic chorus.  The B-side song “Invisible Theme” is a classic 12 bit gritty sound dressed with slick sequenced horn stabs.  “Invisible Jazz” showcases a groovy baseline with an ear bopping clarinet that filters in and out super smoothly.  This is the second follow up to the Black Pegasus’ Seven Sense Series that’s bound to be a record store day hit!

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Brothers Davis Billy Mac Attack

Marc Davis returns with his label's latest project Brothers Davis. This is a brass band project spearheaded by Marc and his musical colleague Shedrick Davis. Shed and Marc met years ago while Shed who is an electric guitar player was playing in a dive bar on the Northside of Chicago. They linked up and started recording demos. Shed introduced Marc to trumbone player
Bill McFarland and super producer and engineer Jim "Tools" Tullio and they whip up "Billy Mac Attack" along with Chris Cameron on synth and Clavinet and Travis Travis Bernard on drums. This is a big organic dance floor monster distributed by Rush Hour Music in Amsterdam.

Monday, May 14, 2018

Melanin Music 7 inch

Melanin Music 
PT 1 & PT 2
Melanin Music, a polar opposite sided, limited edition 7 inch scorcher is the latest Black Pegasus Records release. This is not only the official 10th Black Pegasus' release but a collaboration between soul and rare groove collector Quinn Cunningham's Funk Trunk Records. 
Part 1  Marc Davis and Ves 120 show out by tapping into ultra obscure gospel funk that praises the divine and rocks dance floors as well as J.B. style skaters!! Sadar Bahar & Tone. B. Nimble have been pounding this exclusively on early test press throughout the European club circuit.

Part 2 Marc & Ves stretch out with a big festival rocking, unknown Egyptian Disco stomper that's injected with funk and bolly.  This is being beat heavily by Rush Hour's legendary Antal Heitlager!!

The pre orders are moving swiftly so get it before it's gone!

In Stock!!

Marc Davis Melanin Music Tour

               Marc Davis Melanin Music Tour

  World renound DJ, producer, rare vinyl collector, and owner of Black Pegasus Record label from Chicago is set to embark on his latest European tour.

   Coming off the heels of dropping culture shaping vinyl hip hop releases by legendary artists Common, Tim Dog, UltraMagnetic MC'S and mega Disco stompers played by taste maker elite DJ's Sadar Bahar, Lee Collins, Mark Grusane, Tone B. Nimble, and Red Gregg.

Marc will be spinning 100% vinyl of rare disco, boogie, break beats, jazz fusion, and Chicago house. Come and check out why he is your favorite DJ's favorite DJ!!

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Common Charms Alarm 7 inch Holy Grail

Let's take it back 25 years ago on Chicago's south east side on 87th street where you have up and coming M.C. Common Sense recording his debut album with future hip hop music production legends Twilight Tone and No I.D.

Can I Borrow A Dollar the debut album heralded a new hardcore jazz sound with non orthodox lyrical imagery and officially putting Chicago on the rap music map! But just like most albums some songs make the final cut while others disappear into obscurity never to be heard.

Luckily Marc Davis, child hood friend of Common Sense now known as Common preserved one of the only recordings of the original Charms Alarm and the U.A.C. Free Style.

Now for the first time these holy Grail songs are debuting on Black Pegasus Records on a super limited edition colored 7inch and part of the newly formed Seven Sense Series.  The new series will be unreleased demos from Common and his original music family and spear headed by Marc Davis and original U.A.C. member David "Moe" Grant. 

Monday, October 16, 2017


200 Copies Limited Edition Green 

In 2009 while Marc Davis was over in Snickars Record shop in Stockholm, Sweden digging for tunes he ran across a great spirit in the name of Julian Wareing.  Marc was impressed by Julian's knowledge of Chicago's DJ's, specifically Ron Hardy and the legendary Music Box club.

"I was thinking how does a young cat from Sweden know about Ron Hardy"? says Marc. This first impression led Marc to invite Julian to come down to the Bern's Hotel later that night to hear his DJ set of rare disco, boogie, jazz fusion, and Afro rhythms.

Not only did Julian come hear Marc's set In front of a packed venue. He managed to video footage of the set which has sense gone viral on YouTube. "Nobody had ever played tunes like Marc did at the Bern's before".. says Julian. 

This connection created a friendship that bonded despite the transatlantic distance.  Julian experienced "Bangin' In The Park" which is the legendary outside music event in the heart of Chicago's south east side. Here he was able to meet the creme de le creme of Chicago's taste makers of DJ's, promoters, dancers, and lovers of the "party". He met everyone from Sadar Bahar, Lee Collins, Gene Hunt, Jamal Anderson, Trent Odineal, to Hans Cherry, and Teddy Mapp.

While in Chicago Julian also spun tunes at Brian Reave's (Unified Records) night at Lava Lounge along side of Russell Dixon (RIP).
This welcomed him into the family amongst the real heads.

In 2015 Julian spliced up a very rare groovy baseline and presented it to Mika. They both agreed the joint needed to be on wax and on Black Pegasus. They took a trip to Helsinki, Finland and pressed up three acetates that created a slow buzz that bubbled for two years!! 

In 2017 Marc pressed up a limited test presses and passed them on exclusively to Sadar Bahar.  Sadar did his thing and started running the tune to death while on his European and Japanese tour dates!  Every festival from Chicago's Chosen Few, Amsterdam's Dek Mantel, to Croatia's Dimensions Festival heard the monster LightHouse Theme!! 
LightHouse Theme is an instrumental that is pure sweet potato pie on the dance floor!! While the B side track A Good Time is rare groove party heaven!!
Julian Wareing's LightHouse EP is 200 limited, numbered green copies!! 

Wednesday, March 22, 2017


    Since 2006 Marc Davis and his record label Black Pegasus has released a string of limited edition vinyl smashes. The catalogue ranges from previously unreleased golden era hip hop 7 inches, to rare and funky well sought-after disco 12 inches.  From EP's to LP's Black Pegasus’ boutique style distribution arm reaches a world wide demographic of rare vinyl collectors, enthusiasts and die hard vinyl only DJ's.  The records sound warm and phat and look distinct with it's black winged horse logo, often colored vinyl and numbered based on the amount of copies  pressed for it's release.  Black Pegasus' dropped hot joints
 by Tim Dog, UltraMagnetic MC'S, MF 911, Stedy Serv, Fully G, Mika Snickars, Sadar Bahar, East Of The Rock, Tone B. Nimble just to name a few.   It is  rumored the first Black Pegasus' Ultra 7 Series release Ultra Magnetic MC'S  Ain’t IT Good To You (Unreleased Paul C. Edit) Test Press sold for over $3000 Dollars!
    The labels face, sound and direction is spearheaded by Marc Davis.  His passion for tracking down music off old 2 inch reel to reels, rare Acetates, and old demo tapes is what fuels the Black Pegasus movement.  As well as being an all star record collector of jazz fusion, disco Boogie, Brazilian and African grooves Marc is a renowned international DJ.  He is  the first DJ from Chicago to spin eclectic sets of downtempo and up tempo eclectic rare grooves in some of the most under the radar and taste maker European clubs and festivals during the late 90’s until present.
     This opened the door for other Chicago heavy weight DJ's as Sadar Bahar (Soul In The Hole), Mark Grusane (Mr. Peabody Records), Rahaan (Street Edits), Zernel (Grimey Records).

      Marc's DJ history can be traced back to the early 80's growing up in Chicago's south east side hearing and watching pioneers Ron Hardy, Frankie Knuckles, Steve Hurley as well as practicing his skills with child hood friend and legendary producer No ID (Jay Z, Common, Kanye West game).

  In 2017 be on the look out for a Marc Davis European DJ tour as well as a few surprise Black Pegasus' holy grail releases in both hip hop and disco jazz fusion as well as some previously unreleased House Music bangers!


Friday, November 25, 2016

Chi Talo EP & Soul In The Hole DVD


                                                                                                                                                                Black Pegasus' double release for Black Friday taps into the rare groove chamber this go around.The 1st joynt is a 200 copy limited edition, red colored and numbered Marc Davis' Chi Talo EP.  This is a rare and well sought after Disco Boogie Monster 12 inch re edit of both Chicago and Italy obscure 7 inches that will satisfy any hardcore vinyl collector!

                                                                                                                                                                   The 2nd release is the Soul In The Hole In The Park DVD, featuring Sadar Bahar and Marc Davis spinning funky vinyl pieces!  For over 10 years the Soul In The Hole family has been hosting legendary Chicago summer park jam functions with two turntables, a mixer and underground Disco, Jazz fusion, Afro rhythms, and obscure Funk.  This limited release of 100 copies is a journey inside this world with interviews, rare footage and incredible music! DOING PREORDERS ONLY !!! SHIPPING WILL BEGIN DEC 17 FOR RECORDS AND DVDS !!