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The Melting Pot

Tune in Tuesd​ays from 8-10 pm onlin​e @ ​90.​​7fm in Portland Or, www.KBOO.​​FM/listen. "The Melti​ng Pot fuses​ Eleme​nts of Elect​ronic​a with Samples, Instrument​s and Vocal​s from across the continents.​​ It showc​ases Djs, Produ​cers,​​ and Electronic Artis​ts from aroun​d the globe​ with a featu​red artis​t every​ week."​

 

Nightmares On Wax, Govinda, SubSwara, Pretty Lights, Marc Farina, Nickodemus, SIXIS, Kaminanda, SaQi, Desert Dwellers, Bird of Prey, J-pod, Russ Liquid, Reva Devito, A.G.F.A, Sinjin Hawke, Mustard Tiger, DEFUNK, J-boogie, ESKMO, Empresarios, Filistine, Plumblyne, Thunderball, Amp Live, Govinda, Shen, Beats Antique, Bluetech, Saqui, The Great Mundane, Opiuo,  Mochipet, Dj Vadim, Zap Mama, Wax Tailor, Balkan Beat Box, Vibesquad, David Starfire, Graintable, Signal Path, Danny Corn, Rena Jones, TOR, Random Rab, Nalepa, Eliot Lipp, Russ Liquid, Blockhead, Emancipator & more...
 

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The Melting Pot fuses elements of Electronica with instruments and vocals from various cultures.
 

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The Melting Pot on 06/12/12

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"Based in Portland OR. Boomarm Nation releases experimental sound system musics.

THE MELTING POT featured artist 6/12/12 "GULLS"

Ill be checking in with this Portland producer about the music scene, his new release and his label Boomarm Nation 

 

Here is a copy of: Music For Saharan Cellphones

 

Gulls is the music of Boomarm Nation founder Jesse Munro Johnson.

The Melting Pot on 05/15/12

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MELTING POT Pledge Drive Special 5/15/2012

MELTING POT Pledge Drive Special 5/15/2012

Featuring MELTING POT favorites Bassnectar, Love & Light, Thievery Corporation, Pretty Lights, Kalya Scintilla, Gramatik and more... Tons of Tickets and Music to Thank You for your Pledge!!

Well be Mixing, Blending and Refreaking mini-sets from each of these artists and more, while providing background on the Show, Station and Artist

Bassnectar:

The Melting Pot on 05/08/12

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Tonight on THE MELTING POT Pledge Drive Special Well be getting Funky with Feartured Artsts ALL GOO

Tonight!!! on THE MELTING POT Pledge Drive Special

Well be getting Funky with Feartured Artsts ALL GOOD FUNK ALLIANCE. Ill be touching base with them about the New Album JACK OF ALL TRADES and the evolution of their sound.

The Melting Pot on 05/01/12

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Tue, 05/01/2012 - 8:30pm - 10:00pm
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The Melting Pot w/ featured artist -RARA AVIS of the DESERT DWELLERS

Tuesday Night 8-10pm on The Melting Pot w/ featured artist -RARA AVIS of the DESERT DWELLERS. Well be catching up about the show this Friday, the New Album and Future Plans... It all happens 8-10p tomorrow on 90.7fm KBOO

The Melting Pot on 04/17/12

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Tue, 04/17/2012 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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Interviews with GOVINDA & CONGO SANCHEZ + Tons of Tickets

THE MELTING POT 4.17.2012 Featured Artists Govinda and Congo Sanchez

Govinda is coming to town this Thursday @ Mount Tabor Theatre and Congo Sanchez drops is debut E.P. today. Ill be speaking with them both throughout the night about projects and future plans...

+Win Tickets to GOVINDA 4/19 and ELEVATE 4/20 w/ Ill Gates, Starkey, Gladkill and more...

 

The Melting Pot on 04/03/12

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THE MELTING POT 4/3/2012 8-10pm Featured Artist Filastine

Tune in Tuesday 4/3 from 8-10pm (pst) for THE MELTING POT

Featured Artist - FILASTINE

I will be speaking with FILASTINE about the long awaited "LOOT" which drops today, his upcoming show @RECESS, Future collaborations and his cross-continental inspiration. Win tickets to...Recess w/ Filastine, Heyoka, AfroQBen, and Clætron

Grey Filastine is an audio-visual artist born in Los Angeles, based in Barcelona, and most often nomadic. He composes a dense transnational bass music that collides the lowest frequencies with the highest-level beat science, acoustic strings, voices, and lofi street noises. Performing up to a hundred concerts per year, Filastine uses percussion to control loops and synchronized video from a heap of electronics wired to an amplified shopping cart. You may have seen him at a sweaty Tokyo nightclub, a football stadium in Casablanca, a respected euro-fest like Sónar, in a parking lot in Borneo, or touring the US withlikes of Beats Antique or Bassnectar. LIVE VIDEO BELOW...

The Melting Pot on 03/20/12

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Tune in 8-10 pm for this weeks edition of THE MELTING POT featuring music from The Fungineers, Bluet

Tune in 8-10 pm Tonight for this weeks edition of THE MELTING POT featuring music from The Fungineers, Bluetech, Orchard Lounge and more. Well be speaking with Kirian Bobeerian the manager of the Fun-Gineers and the folks from Orchard Lounge about new releases and summer plans.

Win Tickets to...

UMPHREY'S McGee after party with Orchard Lounge, HOYA and Mr. Wu

BLUETECH, FUNGINEERS (Puppet DJ set), HALO REFUSER, PLUMBLYNE, SYNCHRONIC

The Melting Pot on 02/21/12

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THE MELTING POT 2.21.2012 8-10pm Featured Artist: J-Pod the beat chef

THE MELTING POT 2.21.2012 8-10pm

Featured Artist: J-Pod the beat chef

Ill have J-POD Live in the studio to hear about the new album Half-Steppin, his West Coast Tour, and the true meaning of Fat Tuesday!! He'll be performing LIVE in studio to give you a taste of whats going down Saturday 2.25.12 @Groovesuite Win Tickets to J-POD, Mr. Wu, Dr. J and more...

The Melting Pot on 02/07/12

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Tue, 02/07/2012 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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MARK FARINA - Pledge Drive Special

Donate during THE MELTING POT Pledge Drive Special and receive 50+ free songs in addition to a Thank You Gift.

THE MELTING POT- Pledge Drive Special 2.7.2012  MARK FARINA Ill be interviewing the legendary Mark Farina about his new Mushroom Jazz 7, Deep house, his upcoming performance @Refuge Saturday 2/11/2012. + Win Tickets to...

Recess w/ ill esha, Plumblyne, Cory O, and HOOT 2.10.2012

Mark Farina: Hearts & Roots w/Mark Farina, Dj Sappho, Mr. Wu and Mercedes 2.11.2012

Just People BLACK & WHITE PARTY with Ben Union (CD Release) and ASO 2.18.2012

The Melting Pot on 01/31/12

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On THE MELTING POT Tonight!! 8-10pm Tuesday 1/31/2012 Featured Artist - BIRD OF PREY

 On THE MELTING POT Tonight!! 8-10pm Tuesday 1/31/2012

Featured Artist - BIRD OF PREY

Audio

SIGNAL PATH INTERVIEW

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Tue, 03/16/2010

 

For almost a decade, Signal Path’s mission has been to push the boundaries of electronic music in the performance setting. As one of the pioneers of their genre, Signal Path has influenced countless artists across the country, been downloaded by tens of thousands of loyal fans nationwide, played almost every major US festival, and has gained international recognition for their live shows.

In the next phase of Signal Path, and almost two years since their last major tour, fans find the band producing a sound that has become more mature, authoritative, and immense. While still blending both live instrumentation and computer generated production, Signal Path is creating some of the most progressive music in their history. Originally a duo, Signal Path comes full circle with Ryan Burnett producing and playing guitar and Damon Metzner on the acoustic drums. This configuration allows the sound to become focused, spontaneous, and rich.

With a new record made available to their fans absolutely free through their website www.signalpathmusic.com, The Path is back, updated, and will be coming to a city near you. Check back soon for added tour dates, show info, news, or to just download the free album! Peace! -sp

VIDEO LINKS!!!!!!!

http://vimeo.com/5516181

http://vimeo.com/5513642

  • Title: Signals
  • Length: 22:31 minutes (20.62 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Playlists

The Melting Pot playlist for 01/08/2013

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01/08/2013
ArtistTitle
EROTHYMEMYCOCORTEX
DINNER OF HERB (ZEB REMIX)SEE-I
SECOND SKYSUNDOWNER
LUSCIOUS JACKSONNERVOUS BREAKTHROUGH
DESERT DWELLERSTRAIL OF NOMADS (KAMINANDA REMIX)
SIXISMYCOLINGUIST
STEVEN FELDSEYAK, BUTCHERBIRD
SAUCE + SIMPLETONSLEEPYTIME
SUBSWARARECONSTRUCTING THE ABSCENCE
ARTIFACTBREAKING PANGEA
HALO REFUSERSTARGAZING
GUDARIPERIAN TOADSTOOL
TRAVELERBOOM
KALYA SCINTILLASHIMMER
SUBAQUEOUSMOMENT OF MYTH
PLANTRAEINSURECTIONARY ECOLOGY
THE GROUCH & ELIGHYOU HEAR ABOUT IT
MOLY SOULHARANGU
HOBOTECHTHE FFV
WARP 9SKANKY BRASS
THIEVERY CORPORATIONLIBERATION FRONT
K+LABKILLING TIME
THE POLISH AMBASSADORPORTOL HOPPING
A.R. RAHMANGANGSTA BLUES
DIGITAL FOLKFOLLOW THE SHAMEN
AFROQBEN X STICKYBUDS X SEED X OMEGAMANSKANKIN RIDDIM
BASSNECTARTELEPORT MASSIVE (RJD2 REMIX)

Tonight we feature music from the Mycelium Music Compilation and more...

Mycelium Music is a collective of producers from around the world that have been inspired by the mycelial networks of the Pacific Northwest. This compilation will be donating 100% of our proceeds to a very special non-profit, Amazon Mycorenewal Project. This inspired group of individuals is working to educate volunteers and indigenous people to utilize fungi in an effort to cleanse the pollution caused by the industrial petroleum extraction around the mouth of one of the most breathtaking rivers on our planet, the Amazon. 

More information about our inspiring cause and ways you can plug in to the network can be found below. 

Thank you for listening and we hope you enjoy the ride! 

amazonmycorenewal.org 
www.youtube.com/watch?v=KO1WjFRL_XA 
www.youtube.com/watch?v=T1VfKt4qPiI 
www.facebook.com/pages/Amazon-Mycorenewal-Project/157604070959942?fref=ts

 

The Melting Pot playlist for 06/05/2012

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06/05/2012
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Ott
Govinda
Desert Dwellers
Birds of Paradise

The Melting Pot playlist for 07/05/2011

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ROSKA, JAIME GEORGEWONDERFUL DAY (DAVE NADA REMIX)
SAFARTHIEVERY CORPORATION
EMANCIPATORRATTLESNAKES (SAQI REMIX)
BEATS ANTIQUEWAISTED
LIQUID STRANGERTHE SQUID STRANDER
GOVINDAPLUS LOIN
TIPPERNO DICE
KALYA SCENTILLAEASTERN LIQUID
HIBERNATIONARE YOU SURE?
SLACKBABADRINK MORE TEA
AR RAHMANLIQUID DANCE
SECOND SKYMESSENGER
BING JI LINGSUNSHINE LOVE (RAY MANG REMIX)
PANACUSTICARAT'S POEM (PRINS THOMAS MIKS)
PIONALINTO A TRAP
SMITH & MUDDTHE DELIVERY MAN
BUBBLE CLUBTHE GODDESS
CHILLED BY NATUREOTHERNESS (WINDSURF'S GOLDEN BEAR DUB)

The Melting Pot playlist for 04/26/2011

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DJ DoloresAzougue(Remake)Aparelhagem
DJ DoloresO Medo Do Artilheiro Na Hora Do Penalti, Parte 2The Striker's Anxiety At The Penalty Kick)Aparelhagem
CuruminFumanchuJapanpopshow
CuruminEsperancaJapanpopshow
3 Na MassaMarada Boa3 Na Massa
3 Na MassaO Objeto3 Na Massa
Mama SissokoSafiatouCongo To Cuba
Gnonnas PedroYiri Yiri BoumCongo To Cuba
Los ChicharronsRoots Of LifeRoots Of Life
Jef StottLamaset(Miami Mix)Saracen
SultanaKusu KalkmazThe Rough Guide To Turkish Cafe
HichkasEkhtelafNo One Knows About Persian Cats
Talib KweliCold RainGutter Rainbows
Zion I & The Grouch f/Brother AliInvitationHeroes In The Healing Of The Nation
Zion I & The GrouchDrop It On The 1Heroes In The Healing Of The Nation
Erykah BaduMy PeopleNew Amerykah: Part One(4th World War)
Lupe FiascoTill I Get ThereLasers
Rainbow ArabiaSayerBoys And Diamonds
BassnectarLove HereCozza Frenzy
Thomas Blondet f/Subatomic Sound SystemDub SteppaThe Sound Of Rhythm And Culture
Solillaquists Of SoundLookNo More Heroes
The Whitefield BrothersSafari StrutEarthology
Ancient AstronautsCalvert Street RockInto Bass And Time
Sierra Leone's Refugee All-StarsLiving StoneRise & Shine
I WayneLava GroundSmall Axe - Selectah YT
Bonobo f/BajkaBetween The LinesDays To Come
Zion I & The Grouch f/Los RakasLike A GHeroes In The Healing Of The Nation
Lord Newborn & The Magic SkullsAncient ScrollsLord Newborn & The Magic Skulls

The Melting Pot playlist for 04/12/2011

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The Karminsky ExpirienceASSIGNMENT ISTANBUL
Fedrico AubeleKREUTZBERG
ShpongleDORSET PERCEPTION
LOS CHICHARONESTIMBUKTU
NickodemusSUN CHILDREN (PABLO sANCHEZ rEMIX)
DAVID STARFIREFLYING CARPET
EMPRESARIOSPENSAMIENTO
HUXLEYTHE DISSAPEARED

The Melting Pot playlist for 03/15/2011

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03/15/2011

 THE MELTING POT 

3/15/11

 

 This week.... New music from The Electric (Dj Vadim) Los Chicharones, Sidecar Tommy (Beats Antique) Heyoka, The Polish Ambassador Danny Corn and more...

 

+ Win tickets to...

 

“Sprout 2”, the event will be hosted at SE Portland venue Refuge (116

SE Yamhill), a converted art/music audiovisual center and host some of
the West Coast’s finest including Myka9 ft. Russliquid, Gladkill, Love
and Light, Bounce Brigade, Hopscotch (Anahata Sound), Barisone, and
N.O.X. in a cornucopia of art, music, and creative collaboration between
artists, producers, and patrons.

In keeping with the spirit of the festival scene, creative vendors and artists

will be showing their wares against a backdrop of immersive visuals and

sonic splendor.  Photographer Angela Dawn and her popular “DA BOOTH”

set up will also be on hand to capture the creative spirit and unifying energy

of the event on film.

Founded in 2010, Sprout Productions is an event production company and

booking agency based in Portland, Oregon.  Focusing on creating innovative,
visionary, danceable and  bass-heavy music events,  Sprout Productions
attempts to be a forum for facilitating a fun and creative community
often incorporating craft vendors, visual artists, dancers, performance
artists, and anybody with a vision to manifest.


-Myka9
(of Haiku D'etat) w/Russliquid
-GladKill
(Headtron/NYC)
-Love And Light
-Bounce Brigade
(featuring Lafa Taylor and RussLiqud)
-Hopscotch a.k.a Anahata (AnahataSound/Oakland)
-Barisone
(Surly Camp /PDX)
-N.O.X.
(SproutMusic/Ashland)

SPROUT II
“A Visionary Community Gathering”
@ The Refuge
116 SE Yamhill st.

 

 

The Melting Pot playlist for 01/11/2011

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THE MELTING POT 1/11/11 Featured Artist - HIVES INQUIRY SQUAD

Well be touching base with Hives Inquiry Squad about their show on Friday night and have tickets to multiple events. Tune in 8-10pm(pst) for more of The Best Music youve Never Heard.

Win Tickets to...

Bass Science w/ B. Bravo, The Great Mundayne, Hives Inquiry Squad, Jesta, @Refuge 1.14.11

Xylem w/ Bil Bless, Russ Liquid, Kyrians World & Metazen @The Whiskey Bar 1.15.11

 HIVES INQUIRY SQUAD

Formed in Wisconsin in 2005, Hives Inquiry Squad emerged from a kinship between Gavin Theory and Lucas Dix and their mutual appreciation for funky innovate music and introspective lyricism. The duo progressed quickly by critically challenging each other to perfect and expand themselves as people, as well as hip hop artists. Hives Inquiry Squad began to garner attention with their energetic performances, abstract insight, and unique perspective of their genre. Gavin Theory's gritty electronic infused production, coupled with the pairs lyrical content often dealing with the dichotomy of the natural world in a technological age, has developed them a fanbase extending beyond the traditional hip hop audience.

Recent carpetbaggers to Portland, Hives Inquiry Squad has found a home in the eccentric local music scene, already gaining a diverse following from frequent shows in the area. With the release of Gavin Theory's solo endeavor, Escaping Stasis, due in March, as well as their album Edifice dropping shortly afterwards, Hives Inquiry Squad will undoubtedly continue to impress audiences and stretch the definition of hip hop music.

The Melting Pot playlist for 11/30/2010

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FORT KNOX ALLSTARSXMAS DUB TIME8:00PM
PANTY RAIDWORSHIP THE SUN
MC CONRADDESTINATION
BIONIC LOVE SOUNDSYSTEMOUTERNATIONAL DUB
WARP TECHNIQUEWONDERLAND
TOSCABRIAN AND EMILY
SHENEMBRACE
EMANCIPATOROLD DEVIL
Z-TRIPSOUNDCLASH
BASSNECTARBOOMBOX (VADIM MIX)
AN-TEN-NAEWAR PIGS(REFIX)
FLOWERS OF WRAITHAFTERMATHMATICS
SIRENSUMMERTIME IN OAKLAND
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LIVESETBYSPECT-1www.facebook.com
THE GREAT MUNDAYNESLIDING DOWN RAINBOWS8:40pm
ROBOT KOTCHVERBAL BRUISES
ZION IMANY STYLEZ
TOKIMONSTALUCID WALKING
DAM MANTLETWO WOMEN
GOLD PANDAYOU
TIPPERCUCKOO
REFLECTION ETERNALLIFTING OFF
COCO BRYCEDUTTY GROOVE
BEEMMOUTH EVEREST
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ROOT SELLERSBALKAN SANDWICHES9:10PM
HALO REFUSERLUMBERING (AUDITORY SCULPTURE REMIX)
ZEBMONIA
WARREN GREGULATE (ACCAPELA)
ZION IGO HARD
STS9THE SPECTACLE (OTT REMIX)(BASSGHOST EDIT)
VIBESQUADMEMBERS ONLY
TELEFON TEL AVIVSOUND IN A DARK ROOM
M.I.A.COME AROUND
FORT KNOX 5SHIFT (SUBSWARA REMIX)
MACHINE DRUMLET IT (MACHINE DRUM REMIX)
ANOUSHKA SHANKARBELOVED

Live Performance by Spec-1

The Melting Pot playlist for 10/19/2010

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10/19/2010


The Great Mundane
- grew up in a southeastern Michigan home where TV was made of cardboard boxes, the tree in the backyard was his best friend and the words “I am bored” were household blasphemy.
Aside from occasional piano lessons, he passed time deep in his own imagination and on
spontaneous road trips, a.k.a his mother’s famous mystery van rides, that seem to have
provoked his current state of restlessness.
Itching to hit the road, The Great Mundane left his hip-hop roots in Michigan to delve into
Chicago’s house/techno scene before arriving in the Pacific Northwest. Now based in
Portland, Oregon he takes listeners on a journey exploring the complexities and
intricacies of his minimalist and innovative approach to beatmaking. He invents fractured,
heady instrumentals laced with lush synthesizer work that navigate the terrain of forward
thinking hip-hop and electro/house, all while exhibiting genuine emotion and talented
production skills. Each arrangement is collaged with friends, found sounds,
synthesizers, and samples meticulously programmed to convey what it might feel like to
fall in love with a tree, travel through a wormhole, or to never be bored again.
His debut LP “When Falls Arrive” (psymbolic) was released in 2007 exposing him as one
of the top underground electronic musicians to keep an ear out for. Since, he has
released “The Wires Remixes” EP (self-released, 2008), a remix of Deru’s “Peanut Butter
and Patience” (Mush, 2009) and his second full length entitled
“Humdrum” (RunRiotRecords, 2010). The Great Mundane’s music is featured on a long
list of compilation albums including Portland’s annual “PDX Pop Now” series. Expect
remixes for SPL, Lorn, KiloWatts & Bluetech as well as his next full length in May 2011 on
1320 Records.

this ep is a free DL that will be out oct 19th via 1320records http://digital.1320records.com/
 
this is a music video that was made by the good people at intothewoods.tv

 

http://twitter.com/thegreatmundane
http://www.myspace.com/thegreatmundane
http://thegreatmundane.bandcamp.com/
www.thegreatmundane.com

 

SUB SWARA - Sub Swara is a live electronic crew that represents the best in lo-frequency hi-vibration culture. From dubstep, dancehall, and jungle, to breakbeat, midtempo, and glitch hop, all mixed with a global sensibility in a live soundystem, the Sub Swara sound engages and unites across cultural and musical boundaries.

The crew runs one of the most celebrated monthly club night on the first Fridays of every month at New York's Club Love, home of one of the finest club soundsystems in the country. the crew has played such prestigious events and venues as All Points West, The Clandestino Festival, Shambhala Music Festival, Deep Space NY, Dub War, Wembley Stadium, VH1 New Years in Goa, and Club Cargo (UK), and has appeared as a featured act on Maryanne Hobbs acclaimed BBC Radio 1 show and has played with fellow artists like The Glitch Mob, Bassnectar, FreQ Nasty, Ghislain Poirier, The Bug, Stereotyp, Skream, and more.

About Coup d'Yah, the debut album from Sub Swara

Two years in the making, Coup d'Yah unleashes the devastating bass-weighted sound which has become the recognized trademark of the crew's acclaimed NYC club night and performances around the world. The album spans a broad spectrum, from the dub-wise depths to dancefloor crushing bangers.

SS has carved a unique global footprint, leading with heavy ragga inflection, thick beats, wide basslines, and live organic instrumentation ranging from the drums and wind instruments of India to the marching horns of New Orleans. The album also showcases the signature vocal talents of Zulu (Ghislain Poirier, Kush Arora, DJ C), MC Coppa (Al Haca, Stereotyp), Napoleon Solo (Goonda, Ming & FS), and Sub Swara's own rising star Juakali (Pinch, Badawi, D1 and more). more info @WWW.Subswara.com


ESKMO-Brendan Angelides is a San Francisco based electronic music producer who records and performs live as Eskmo. His multi-genre compositions have been featured on influential labels like Warp Records and Planet Mu (most recently having been signed to the mighty Ninja Tune). While Angelides’ tracks encompass a wide range of electronic styles, he avoids classifications. Bleep.com described his tracks as “Masterfully produced… sophisticated, post-Dilla hip-hop funk“. His last single of 2009 entitled “Let Them Sing” on Mu was met with equal praise and described by sites like Boomkat as “[Putting] Eskmo on his own electronic plateau.”

In the past five years he’s released over a dozen singles and EPs while touring throughout North America and Europe. He’s also remixed works by diverse artists such as Bibio, Spor, STS9, Bear In Heaven and Bar9, to name a few. Angelides also runs the Ancestor label, which issued his “Hypercolor” and “Angus Dei” singles in 2009 to positive reviews from numerous magazines, blogs and tastemakers. Ninja Tune recording artist and film composer Amon Tobin hailed his work as “some of the best production I’ve heard in recent times.”

Angelides’ performance moniker was inspired by San Francisco experimental music icons The Residents’ 1979 album “Eskimo”. Drawn to the album’s character-based stories and shamanistic themes, he dropped the title’s middle “I” and launched his Eskmo project in 1999 in his home state Connecticut. Prior to that, in the mid-90s, he was introduced to renegade funk combo Primus and UK breakbeat techno wizards The Prodigy. The music virus soon took hold. He learned to play bass and formed bands while absorbing ‘90s electronic music from Aphex Twin, Frankie Bones, 187, Dieselboy, The Chemical Brothers and Moby among others.

Angelides initially made music to share with friends using a primitive Miracle instructional keyboard, a four-track recorder and a bass guitar. He used a Roland keyboard to record his first formal work, a CD titled “Machines on Task“, for a school graduation project. After high school, between 1999 and 2005, he wrote two full-length albums that he gave away at small shows. During this time he spent two years working on music in a secluded lakeside house in Connecticut. It was there that he also wrote gentler, melodic material released later under his other production alias, Welder.

Delving into conspiracy theories and moved by the 9/11 attacks, his music took a darker turn. However, by 2005 he grew tired of his remote outpost and emerged to explore new environments and sounds. “The [conspiracies] were separating me from people,” he says of that period. “I wanted [people] to be motivated to come together and make change, but it had the opposite effect. I realized that music could be a tool to bring people together.”

Following a month-long backpacking trip to the UK where he heard emerging electronic sounds at London club Fabric, he began composing and releasing breakbeat tracks on labels like Vertical Sound, Downbeat and Cyberfunk. During this period he began working with other styles, developing his genre-less approach, music that DJ Mag described as “twisted, funky…quite magnificent.”

In early 2006 he was invited to play in San Francisco. He fell in love with the area’s culture, art, music and landscape and relocated to the city soon after. He was immediately embraced by SF’s frenetic electronic producer and label community.

One track that caught on big in 2009 was the self-released “Hypercolor”. “I wanted to write a tune at 140 bpm,” he says of the beaming, colorful song. “I made [the beat] a triplet pattern and added some Tom Waits-y sounds to it. I wanted it to be a really big sounding track without it being an aggro tune.” The track was featured on the Mary Anne Hobbs‘ BBC Radio1 show and was presented by Bleep as one of the top 100 tracks of 2009 in their catalog.

Soon after his remix of Warp’s Bibio was featured in Pitchfork, he was asked by Flying Lotus to perform at the Brainfeeder Sessions in LA alongside Nosaj Thing. Angelides has since joined forces with Amon Tobin in a collaborative music project called “Eskamon” that highlights their love of field recoding and unique take on sound manipulation. His first single on Warp entitled “Lands and Bones” featuring Swan is set for an early 2010 release on a split single with good friend EPROM.

Although club and radio DJs readily spin his music, Angelides always performs his Eskmo and Welder work live. His innovative, emotive on-stage performances utilize Ableton Live software with various MIDI controllers to manipulate keyboard work, effects, warping and cueing.

Eskmo’s music is stimulating without being overbearing. His tracks offer a vibrant rush of sound and quiet nuances often in the same track. XLR8R describes his work as “science-fiction like..spine tingling stuff.” It’s music that is both exciting and transformative. “I want to bring that out for people, and whatever that might activate for them. If someone is in a transitional phase, going through life difficulties or in a raw space, I want to direct [that energy] to a [more] productive space.”

 

 

The Melting Pot playlist for 09/21/2010

Program name: 
The Melting Pot
Air date: 
09/21/2010
ArtistTitle
FARIDKASHMIRE
BASSNECTARWEST COAST LO-FI
BASEMENT FREAKSAND THATS NU FUNK
CARMEN RIZZOINDAGO
BALKAN BEAT BOXBALKUMBIA (THOMAS BLONDET REMIX)
SUBVERTSIZE MATTERS
DAVID STARFIRESHIMLA
KRADDY & BASSNECTARBELLY DANCER
OOH AHHMR ME WHO
MAUXUAMVIAVAI
TOSCACHOCOLATE ELVIS
THE FUNKY LOWLIVESINSIDE
NIGHTMARES ON WAXWHAT IM FEELING
K-OsAVIATOR (DJ WOOD REMIX)
GRINNY GRANNYTHE GOOD GIRL (A'S REMIX)
BASEMENT FREAKSGET OFF
KIETH MANSFIELDPARTY HOUSE POP
THIEVERY CORPORATIONLIBERATION FRONT
JOHN CAMERON4 O'CLOCK RUMOR
J-PODSLAPSTICK
DJ WOODBLOWS TO BLAME FT CHALI TUNA
PIMPSOUL & DJPDUCK SAUCE
GAUDIHOTEL CALEDONIA
NICKODEMUSCLEOPATRA IN NY (KARUAN '07)
TELEPATHJADHI (THOMAS BLONDET REMIX)
TOSCAROSA (RODNEY HUNTER REMIX)
THOMAS BLONDETHAVANA 2AM
BADBOEFUNK IN THE AIR(FK5 REMIX)
PHAELEHSELECTA

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