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 on 10/18/11

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The Melting Pot -BEATS ANTIQUE- Pledge Drive Special 10/18/2011 8-10pm

THE MELTING POT - Pledge Drive Special

  -BEATS ANTIQUE- 

Tuesday 10/18/2011 from 8-10pm

 

On this weeks edition of THE MELTING POT We will be focusing on the music of BEATS ANTIQUE featuring Interviews & Music blended and remixed live in the studio for 2 hours. Focusing on the new release ELEKTRAFONE, as well as rarities, remixes, classics and covers... Refreaked!! Like youve never heard them before.

Since the group’s inception from the eclectic underground of San Francisco’s performance art scene, Beats Antique has been notorious for making it nearly impossible to sit still. They meld their mediums as attentively as they fuse the cultures that inspire their sound. All self produced and composed, the trio creates a unique collage: an animalistic, raw musical event that blurs the lines between the provocative, the spiritual, and the artistic, while still maintaining an allegiance to the muses of class and beauty.

Well be offering tickets to Vagabond Operas Transylvanian Voodoo Ball Oct 29th, Ott w/ Pututure Primitive Nov21, & Blackaliscious w/ Lyrics Born & Freestyle Fellowship Oct 21st , Blockhead w/ Dj Cam Nov1. As Thank You Gifts for your Pledge...

More info and video below...

The Melting Pot on 10/11/11

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3 Hour THIEVERY CORPORATION SPECIAL 10/11/2011

Don't miss the 3 Hour THIEVERY CORPORATION Pledge Drive Special

Tuesday 10/11/2011 from 7-10pm

 

Dr. J will be Blending and Remixing the music of Thievery Corporation live in the studio for 3 hours focusing on the new album Culture of Fear as well as past Collaborations, Classics and Rarities. We will be offering offering a variety of Thank You Gifts including the new album "Culture of Fear", the Thievery Corporation DVD "Live @ Club 9:30" and the "Babylon Central" DVD directed by Eric Hilton of Thievery Corporation, where they provide the soundtrack and give you a view into the music scene of their DC home.

The Melting Pot on 09/20/11

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EARTHDANCE NW 2011 Preview and Ticket Giveaway

EARTHDANCE NW 2011- Preview and Ticket Giveaway

Earthdance at it's core is a Prayer for Peace and has been held as a world-wide conference in over 500 cities for the past 14 years. Each year hosts it's own theme, with this year focusing on the forests of the world.

This years Earthdance Northwest is an intention conference of arts music and entertainment in benefit of Tryon Life Community Farm's Mother Earth School. Mother Earth School is a waldorf outdoor educational pre-school and kindergarten program. TLC Farm is a Land Acquisition Act to save Tryon Creek's native forest from land developers building High end homes to help create space for the children of the future. They need $800,000.00 to make their mark .

The Melting Pot on 08/02/11

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Beloved Festival 2011 Preview & Ticket Giveaway

THE MELTING POT 8/2/2011

   BELOVED Sacred Music & Art Festival

This week we will be focusing on the artists and events happening at this years BELOVED FESTIVAL. We'll be speaking with the Producers about their vision for the weekend and the evolution of the festival. We will also be giving away a 3 day pass to those with the right answers to their questions. For a better chance to win, stop by and familiarize yourself with BelovedFestival.com for more info and the answers. Thats Tuesday 8.2.2011 8-10pm @90.7fm in Portland Or, www.KBOO.fm/listen

The Melting Pot on 07/26/11

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Tue, 07/26/2011 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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JELLYFISH BRIGADE 8-10p 7/26/2011 on THE MELTING POT

THE MELTING POT 

Featured Artist 7.26.2011

JELLYFISH BRIGADE

 

Jellyfish Brigade’s debut EP Gills And A Helmet is available at www.jellyfishbrigade.com. The album is poised to give listeners a taste of the duo’s inventive, heart-felt love songs that blur the lines between hip-hop, folk, electronica, and R&B.  
JELLYFISH BRIGADE VIDEO: Dance In The Dungeon

The Melting Pot on 07/12/11

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THE MELTING POT Featured Artist 7.12.11 DJ CAM

THE MELTING POT Featured Artist 7.12.2011

DJ CAM

We will be featuring the music of DJ CAM and touching base with him about Releases, Collaborations, Remixes and his upcoming performance @PHOTOSYNTHESIS 4.0. We will also be giving away a pass to the 3day event taking place July 23-25th

Take a listen to DJ CAM @http://soundcloud.com/djcam-official

The Melting Pot on 07/05/11

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Tue, 07/05/2011 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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Jacaranda will be performing Live and talk about PLAYGROUND

 THE MELTING POT - Featured Artist 7.5.2011

JACARANDA

Jacaranda will be performing live in the studio and we will have a chance to touch base with the mind that helped create "PLAYGROUND" the finest FREE Anual Outdoor Electronic Parties in the NorthWest. Come by Sunday the 7.10.2011 CATHEDRAL PARK in ST. JOHNS & to see what its all about and tune in 8-10pm for the show. Listen in for JACARANDA around 9pm on 90.7fm in Portland Or, www.kboo.fm/listen

The Melting Pot on 06/28/11

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Tue, 06/28/2011 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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Featured Artist SPL

The Melting Pot

Featured Artist 6/28/2011

SPL

 

We will have SPL Live in studio fresh from Sonic Bloom to kick a set and drop some knowledge 8:30-9:00p

SPL aka Sam Pool has spent the last decade taking risks and breaking the mold in electronic music. Received internationally, SPL feeds the ears and souls of bassheads worldwide. From thousands of screaming fans in St. Petersburg and Kiev arenas, to massive club nights in Holland and New Zealand, to stateside venues such as the legendary Fox Theater in

The Melting Pot on 06/07/11

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Tue, 06/07/2011 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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We will be featuring the music of "RE GENERATION" an Electronic Music Festival.

MELTING POT UPDATE 

May 31st & June 7th

We will be featuring the music of "RE GENERATION" an Electronic Music Festival. 

June 23rd-26th 2011 at Hornings Hideout in North Plains Oregon

 We will be Giving away 4 day Passes and Featuring some of the 20+ artists that will be performing over the weekend with Bios, Music, and Interviews all blended seemlessly over the 2 hour program to allow you a taste of each of the artists providing the full spectrum of the festivals flavors...

How to Win?

The Melting Pot on 05/24/11

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THE MELTING POT 5/24/2011 8-10pm Featured Artist - SECOND SKY

THE MELTING POT 5/24/2011 8-10pm Featured Artist - SECOND SKY

We will be checking in with SECOND SKY about their new release "Art of Influence" which drops Tuesday 5/24/2011 on Rhythm & Culture. We will be spending time with the minds that designed this sonic tapestry and talk about remixes, collaborations, and future endeavors. They are offering a Free Download of "Under The Line"  and here is a Video for "Too Far" so you can see what they are all about.

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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 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

 

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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

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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

The Melting Pot playlist for 09/14/2010

Categories:
Program name: 
The Melting Pot
Air date: 
09/14/2010
ArtistTitleAlbumLabel
SIGNAL PATHFEEL WHAT YOU ARE
SIGNAL PATHMYSTERY OF THE YHETI
FREELANDDO YOU (AN-TEN-NAE REMIX)
M.I.A.ALL THAT I SEE (DAVID STARFIRE REMIX)
SIGNAL PATHBOYS AND GIRLS
SHAKATURAGALACTIVATION (MIMOSA REMIX)
SHENCAUSATION
OUTKASTAQUEMINI (INST)
BASSNECTARSKIN
SIGNAL PATHVERBAL YES
SIGNAL PATHPET HORSE
INTERVIEWWITHRYAN BURNETTESIGNAL PATH
SIGNAL PATHCREE
SIGNAL PATHROOM OF MONSTERS
SIGNAL PATHMATH MACHINE
SIGNALPATHDEEP FIELD
BASEMENT FREAKSSOMETHING FREAKY
JAY-Z VS VIBESQUADRUN THIS PORCUPINE
DON PEYOTERAINFOREST BAMBOOLA
CHROMEOYOU SO GANGSTA
FARIDSOUND CHAMPION
SEE - ITHE KING
J-PODPARTICLE PATH
DAVID STARFIRESHENAI WOBBLER
MR BENNPOLICE
GOVINDAPLUS LOIN
KRAYZFINGERSSEA THE WAY (GD VS MAGNUS)

Comments

September 22nd

 Any chance we could get the playlist for September 22nd? I've been trying to track down this one song, I'm a Warrior or something, and I'd love to know who its by!

Keep it up. 

Warrior Princess???

Its a track called Indago by Carmen Rizzo featuring Ladybug Mecca (digable planets) from The Lost Art of the Idle Moment. Thanks for listening. Tune in Tues 8-10 for Wax Tailor special.

 mmm dr. j...glad to hear you

 mmm dr. j...glad to hear you still playing the love. I've been a fan for years. A Touch of Portland, huh?

Love Your Show

Your show is the highlight of my week!   I Love It!!    Magic made live! 

I would love to get ahold of any of your past cd's

                                                              Leif  the  Laughing

8/18/2009

Man, all I can say is WOW!

Sweeeeeeeet......

Thanks for the grooves, it reminds me of the desert and dancing under the moon. My daughter and her mom and I danced tonight and ate cherry pie, dig it.

Peace

Nice mix tonight

Hey Dr. J, its Doug E fresh here. Lovin the mix tonight, helps time FLY by in the shop. keep it up!

to show our support, "thank you DJ"

lenalingard@excite.com
Dearest Dr. J,
Thank you so much for this show every week. I make it a point to be somewhere that I can dance on tuesday evenings just for this show. I absolutely love it. I look forward to it each week. It is food for the dancer's soul.
L.A.

Chill Beats

Man, love the show. I would like some more downtempo like K&D Sessions. Peace. Jerry

message for you 5-19

really enjoy your show, glad its every week. i like to dance around on a weekday before bed. the sade/k+d mix was beautiful. have a wonderful evening!

melting pot..

melting pot is one of the reasons i love kboo.. long live community radio.

Amma begins her Summer Tour 2009 in Seattle May 28

Aum Namah Sivaya Dr. J,

I have some beautiful world music written for Mata Amritanandamayi Devi (Amma) which I could copy and send for you to play on your show. I would also like to attach information about her NW Tour free public programs and spiritual retreat. Just give me an email address and I'll send it your way.

Peace and Love,
~ Amar

Please get a hold of me

Please get a hold of me @myspace/djtaotones I am very interested

Dr. J ROCKS K-BOO!!!

You are the best thing about the musical boo for us! So consistently amazing! Thank you! We will pledge when you are drivin' it!

I'm the belly dancer who knows lots of other belly dancers. Let me know what you are looking for for "Touch of Portland."

Keep up the amazing work. And THANK YOU!!!!!!

Derya & Eric

A TOUCH OF PORTLAND

Thanks so much for your interest in the show and event. Heres how you can get involved:

Myspace/atouchofportland .

KBOO SUMMER SOSTICE CELEBRATION 09 FEaturing the healing energy of organic nourishment, Sonic soundscapes, and Theraputic touch.

Outdoor gathering in Salem

Hey J,
I'm hoping to get more info on the gathering outside of Salem. I've been before, but didn't know it was still going on. Where can I get more info? Thanks,
-A

Its called EMRG-N-SEE July

Its called EMRG-N-SEE July 17, 18, 19, 20. Just outside of Salem

listening

Listening in My friend. Loving it!

big up! nice show :D

big up! nice show :D

tiu's-day

thanks for being there dr j. you are the best thing to happen to portland radio in many moons. this is the stuff from which my dreams are made. thanks for making tuesdays so anticipated and enjoyable. i never did get the music you left for me. if the cd(s) are still hanging round, let me know. i will make a time to find a way to drop by the studio when you are there.

Whats up?

Dr. J,
Hey, met you at the home on the hill where Leo stays. We had a great time and played your mixes for our brunch party on Sunday. Thanks again.
Blow up my facebook if you want to.
"Sean Hankins" in Eugene

Craig Burk

It's Craig. I used to host a Sunday evening show and we met one time at the studio.I am interested in how you layer the sounds. I found some of the CDs on your 2/10 playlist on Amazon but now have to assume you were layering tracks. Curious about your playlist. On 2/10, I tuned in at about 9:30 and was very impressed despite my hither-to strong reservations about much electronica. You created a really a nice mix that was not dragged down by a too-obvious 4/4 beat. (I can't handle too much 4/4 on floor.) Will send my email address to you via your name since KBOO may not be OK with my posting it here.

Where is the playlist for 2/10/09

Where is your playlist for tonight. The last 30 minutes or so were pretty good and countered my belief that the beat stuff can be pretty much "you get the point after about two minutes."

GSAF Music

You have been *totally* killing it for the last twenty minutes. Thank you for the music.

Kick ass Beats J

Lovin your show!!!! Thanks for being a voice for our community!!! Peace, Tluv

Melting Pot

Big ups from Nor Cal Tomato
Keep it bumpin'

Dynamic beats

I wanted to say I think you've got some pretty stellar jams being mixed and dropped on your show. I really enjoy when you blend different ethnic genre's, especially when the sitar is involved. Great stuff! Keep it coming.

killin it!

HEY MANG! this is caller 1. just got home and was hopin to snag a cd. kevron@gmail.com name is kevin.

Cd

I want a CD.
I think you know my contact info.
peace,
Mandolin

The Melting Pot

I'm still listening. Still loving it!
Namaste,
Mandolin

Great Show!

Hey Dr. J~
Great show, great flow! So good to hear fresh sounds coming from this station.
Your show is a very welcome change. Keep up the good work!
~cb

amazing

That music you were playing just before 8 pm was amazing! I'd like to know more about this artist.

Lovin the vibes

Hola. Hope your night is going beautifully. I sat down to watch Reefer Madness for the first time tonight, but I couldn't turn off your show! So....I watched the movie to your show rather con diálogo. Now it will keep me company as I further explore the odd sounds of an unidentified critter behind the dryer.

The Melting Pot

Thanx for the kind words. If you leave me contact info i can leave a cd in my box. Tune in next week 7-9pm 90.7 fm KBOO. Namaste ................ Dr. J

yea

this is the shizz
keep on keepin
-peace

The Melting Pot

Thanx for the kind words. If you leave me contact info i can leave a cd in my box. Tune in next week 7-9pm 90.7 fm KBOO. Namaste ................ Dr. J

Rock it...

This is some seriously good musique. Thank you for this new addition to KBOO!

The Melting Pot

Thanx for the kind words. If you leave me contact info i can leave a cd in my box. Tune in next week 7-9pm 90.7 fm KBOO. Namaste ................ Dr. J

loving the show!

full moon and the melting pot. very nice vibe. thank you.

terresa

The Melting Pot

Thanx for the kind words. If you leave me contact info i can leave a cd in my box. Tune in next week 7-9pm 90.7 fm KBOO. Namaste ................ Dr. J

This show is kickin bro keep

This show is kickin bro keep it up. I'm diggin the vibes

The Melting Pot

Thanx for the kind words. If you leave me contact info i can leave a cd in my box. Tune in next week 7-9pm 90.7 fm KBOO. Namaste ................ Dr. J

Epic beats on this show!!!

yo keep it cranking!!! this show is the bee's knees

is this a weekly show?
when is the next show?

respect,
squirrle master

The Melting Pot

Yes its a brand new show kicking off right now. Well be doing this every week fro 7-9pm. Thanx for your support. Dr.J

The Melting Pot

Love it!!! Do your thing. I'll be listening.
You know me,
Mandolin Wind

tonight's show

Thank you for an excellent show.  Would love a copy of tonight's experience.  Sangreal_Brewing@hotmail.com

 

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