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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 09/18/12

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Tue, 09/18/2012 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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Tonight, Interviews with Random Rab, Govinda on their show in Portland and Beats Antique

Tonight on THE MELTING POT 9.18.2012 Interviews with Random Rab, Govinda on their show in Portland this Fri 9.21.2012 @ Refuge. Il also touch base with  Beats Antique about the Contraption 2 EP which drops today as well as an in studio performance by MPS (Melting Pot Soundsystem) Featuring Dr. J refreaking beats, Adrianna Locke on violin, Jessica Mardis on flute, and Calebula on percussion. Win Tickets to SHIFT Featuring Random Rab, Govinda, Nicoluminus, Afro Q Ben & Melting Pot Soundsystem.

 

The Melting Pot on 09/11/12

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This week we have a Cheb I Sabbah interview + Doc Riz and Halo Refuser Live in the KBOO Studios

This week we have CHEB I SABBAH on the show for an interview + DOC RIZ and HALO REFUSER live in the KBOO Studios to kick some beats and knowledge. Halo Refuser plays Weds 9.12 @The Doug Fir Doc Riz Plays Recess 9.14 @Whiskey Bar. We will also be hearing about the new Portland Monthly Art Event Humpday. The second Hump Day is right around the corner. This Weds, they are shutting down 4 blocks on SE 9th Ave between Belmont and Taylor.

The Melting Pot on 09/04/12

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Tonight well hear a live set and speak with JACARANDA about the annual event FREE event Playground

The Melting Pot 9.4.2012

PLAYGROUND PREVIEW 2012

Tonight well hear a live set and speak with JACARANDA about the annual FREE Portland event he produces called "Playground" in Cathedral Park coming up this Sunday 9.9.2012

The Melting Pot on 08/28/12

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Tue, 08/28/2012 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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The Melting Pot fuses elements of Electronica with instruments and vocals from various cultures.

The Melting Pot on 08/21/12

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Tue, 08/21/2012 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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The Melting Pot fuses elements of Electronica with instruments and vocals from various cultures.

The Melting Pot on 08/14/12

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Tue, 08/14/2012 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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The Melting Pot fuses elements of Electronica with instruments and vocals from various cultures.

The Melting Pot on 08/07/12

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The Melting Pot 8.7.12 Beloved Festival Preview

The Melting Pot 8.7.12 Beloved Festival Preview

We believe that the presentation of diverse expressions of sacred music at a single venue demonstrates their common Origin and our shared relationship as a global community of contemporary devotees.

Through spiritual practices, we listen to the Divine communicate in the language of the Divine; through art and music, we express to humanity in the language of humanity. Each tradition communicates the Mystery and Love of the Divine in the language of a people, place and time. The current emergence of electronic dance music is for millions the language of their people, place and time.

The Melting Pot on 07/31/12

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TONIGHT!!! Featured Artist "AFRO-Q-BEN" Live in the studio on THE MELTING POT

TONIGHT!!! Featured Artist "AFRO-Q-BEN" Live in the studio on THE MELTING POT

The Melting Pot on 07/10/12

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Bringing the drums to bellydancers, yogis, and the global dancefloor, Drumspyder weaves the rhythm

Tuesday 7/10/2012

THE MELTING POT - Featured Artist - DRUMSPYDER

Bringing the drums to bellydancers, yogis, and the global dancefloor, Drumspyder weaves the rhythms and tonalities of the Mediterranean and the rhythmic energy of live Arabic percussion into a distinctively sleek and funky style of dance fusion.

The Melting Pot on 06/19/12

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Melting Pot Radio- Featured Artist 6.19.12 "SSI" Sonic Soulutions Incorporated

Melting Pot Radio- Featured Artist 6.19.12 "SSI" Sonic Soulutions Incorporated

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Interview and Beats from Featured Artist - ALIGNING MINDS

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Tue, 02/05/2013

 

Tune in for an Interview and Beats from Featured Artist - ALIGNING MINDS and hear all about their new album My Heart Is Love. Tune in 8-10pm(pst) every Tuesday for a fresh mix @www.KBOO.fm/listen
 
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 ALIGNING MINDS sound is melodic and bass heavy. It’s emotionally charged future music that rides on hypnotic breakbeats, infectious basslines, dubby soundscapes, and idm experimentation for one to dance or lounge to. Focused on unifying electronic music through diverse inuence, the Aligning Minds sound fuses elements of many genres like dubstep, breakbeat, idm/glitch, garage, downtempo and techno but without the need for formulaic restrictions.

 

C&B 10

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Mon, 01/28/2013

 

This week on The Melting Pot we touch base with a Benefit that has been going on for a decade called "COVERS and BLANKETS 10" Well hear from the founder Christian Parkinson about its inception, evolution and what you can do now and throughout the year. Stay up to date with free downloads new releases and interviews at TheMeltingPot or KBOO.fm/themeltingpot and tune in every Tuesday 8-10pm for a fesh mix.

 
 
COVERS and BLANKETS is a FamILY friendly "sign up and sing" musical adventure donation drive. Benefiting the Janus Youth Program of Portland, this is our Tenth year of coming together with the sprit of musical community service.
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COVERS and BLANKETS is Something like a talent show and a blanket drive all rolled up into to WON. You are welcome to perform a Cover song, spectate or volunteer,
just check us out on FaceBook... search COVERS and BLANKETS.

*We will gladly be accepting your donations of gently used Blankets, clothing, hats, scarves, gloves, sleeping bags, rain gear and baby stuff
and new toiletries to be donated to local homeless and at risk youth, (think teenage moms and run away kids)

The doors will open at 7pm and its is an all ages until 9pm. We encourage kids and family groups to get up on stage
and participate up until 9pm after that... its gonna be a grown ups party with a full bar. i.d required, Come early if you have kids. Its only $5 bucks with a donation a $10 without.

 

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SIXIS Interview 1.15.2013

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Mon, 01/28/2013

SIXIS is Ben Wyss, an up-and-coming artist in the electronic psychedelic music scene. Ben hails from Berkeley, CA and is a current resident of Olympia, WA. Ben is constantly on tour from Black Rock City, to Berkeley, and beyond. Combining a dub and breaks feel with psychedelic textures, this music is intended to take the listener to spaces of deep atmospheres, rhythmic intensity, and throbbing bass. Inspired by the ever changing world around us, this is merely a reflection of what has been and will be experienced.             SIXIS - Facebook Bandcamp

Stay up to date with "THE MELTING POT" Featured Artists, Free Downloads and Interviews at        KBOO, SOUNDCLOUD and FACEBOOKand tune in every Tuesday 8-10pm for a fesh mix.

 

Nickodemus Interview 1.15.2013

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Tue, 01/15/2013

Stay up to date with "THE MELTING POT" Featured Artists, Free Downloads,New Releases and Interviews @ KBOO, SOUNDCLOUD and FACEBOOK and tune in every Tuesday 8-10pm for a fesh mix.

From the early days of Giant Step, to today's Turntables on the Hudson parties, Nickodemus has been a key element in the NYC dance music scene for over 10 years. As a DJ & a producer, he explores the intersection of Urban & World Music with sounds of Funk, Folk, Jazz, Hip Hop, House & Dub- all with a message of peace, awareness & love for the dance.

Nickodemus been touring as a DJ & collaborating with musicians all over the World since 1996! He has three albums & remix albums called "Engangered Species" "Sun People" & "Moon People" as well as eight Turntables on the Hudson compilations to date. His songs can also be found on 100's of compilations. With over 30 original songs & 40 or more remixes in the past 10 years, Nickodemus has carved a niche for himself in World Music & Dance Music by intersecting World & Urban sounds to make a unique dancefloor fusion of his own. Remixes for artists such as: Billy Holiday, Nina Simone, Thievery Corporation, Sultan Khan, Astor Piazzolla, Gilfeme, Dublex Inc, Boozoo Bajou, Karuan, Madrid de los Austrias, Truby Trio & more... Along with songs selected for Sex & the City & various feature films, the first song, "Mi Swing es Tropical," on his debut album,

 

Interview with DRUMSPYDER from The Melting Pot - Tuesday 7/10/2012

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Mon, 07/16/2012

Interview with DRUMSPYDER from The Melting Pot - Tuesday 7/10/2012

THE MELTING POT - Featured Artist - DRUMSPYDER

Bringing the drums to bellydancers, yogis, and the global dancefloor, Drumspyder weaves the rhythms and tonalities of the Mediterranean and the rhythmic energy of live Arabic percussion into a distinctively sleek and funky style of dance fusion.

Upcoming live appearances include "Awakenings" with the Desert Dwellers in Portland 7/19. Tracks slated for release in 2012 include 3 remixes of the Desert Dwellers on White Swan and Desert Trax, and 2 new bellydance-oriented tracks on the Caravan label.

 

His debut album "Kytheria" was released on Dakini Records in 2010, and his tracks and remixes have appeared on labels such as Six Degrees, Wonderwheel, Desert Trax, and Caravan, in addition to numerous bellydance DVDs. As percussionist and remixer he has collaborated with some of the most notable figures in global dance fusion, including the Nickodemus, the Spy from Cairo, Makyo, and Jef Stott.

 

Love & Light Interview on THE MELTING POT 3/15/2011

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Tue, 03/15/2011

Comprised of the musical talents of Matt Madonna and Ryan Anderson, Love and Light hails from the high desert region of the Reno/Tahoe Basin. Creating music that touches their hearts and elevates their souls, the duo's goal is the uplifting of people across the world through melodic synth lines, complex chord structure, intricate rhythms, and funky, chunky bass lines. Though having a strong focus on midtempo bass music, their span of producing talents are limitless, crossing into the realms of melodic dubstep as well as half-time drum and bass and four-on-the-floor bangers. Whether it is sweaty club, a beautiful outdoor festival setting or enjoying a night at home in the lab, Love and Light music moves humans in a vibrant and deeply conscious way.

Hives Inquiry Squad 1.11.11 on THE MELTING POT Radio show -Tuesdays 8-10pm(pst) @www.KBOO.fm/listen

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Tue, 01/11/2011

"The lyrical style is acrobatic and joyfully disjointed—think Aesop Rock meets Busta Rhymes—while the subject matter owes far more to the post-apocalyptic claustrophobia found on Funcrusher Plus than to the more ubiquitous ride-or-die ethos of The Chronic. In cinematic terms, it eschews the tragic braggadocio of Scarface for a universe that is decidedly Blade Runner in its subterranean futurism." - Ryan Feigh (Portland Mercury) http://www.portlandmercury.com/portland/hive-mind/Content?oid=3300085

"It’s psychedelic rap, and in tandem with a pair of earbuds and Gavin Theory’s woozy, drum-’n’-bass-inspired beats, there’s enough here to trip you the fuck out." - Casey Jarman (Willamette Week)

Lucas Dix and Gavin Theory began their lives taught to be wary of each other's village's clan. Lucas Dix was born to the Claud Six people, green thumbed ground tillers of the sunny Eastern Valley, while Gavin Theory was born to the Mysterioso people, sky travelers of the shadowy Northern Slopes. The two villages had long been at odds because of their conflicting ideologies. The Mysteriosos were nocturnal beings who spent their time either tracking the movement of the stars or exploring space in meticulousy designed crafts of glass and metal, always eager to learn new things about the Universe and themselves. The little attention they paid to Earth was merely to hunt for sustenance or to collect materials to fuel further exploration. This directly clashed with the very pleasant and simple lifestyle of the Claud Six people, who woke early to reap, sew, and create from their numerous cultivated plants. Once their work was done, they would relax with each other and sip their fine ales, eat extravagant feasts, smoke their herbs and sing songs into the evening. The only real similarities between the neighboring cultures was that they shared a small lake as their only source of fresh water and both had a love for language and the spoken word. The Mysteriosos were renouned engaging storytellers and had become great at conversing with many different types of people on their adventures, while the Claud Six people were extremely open and understanding people who communicated all day to one another, and had gotten to know each other intimately. They were also well liked and trusted by all who talked to them.

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SUB SWARA Interview 10-19-2010 on THE MELTING POT

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Tue, 10/19/2010

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.

More info and free Downloads @http://subswara.com/blog/

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GRAINTABLE PERFORMS LIVE ON KBOO's MELTING POT

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Tue, 03/30/2010

VIBESQUAD INTERVIEW

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Tue, 03/30/2010

Playlists

The Melting Pot playlist for 07/01/2014

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07/01/2014
ArtistTitle
kLL sMTHMake It Last
Lykke LiI Follow Rivers
DrumspyderPranayamystic - Shaman's Dream
SlackbabaThe Divine Unity
GovindaUniversal On Switch
MumukshuDiscovery Of The Whole
Russel BrandAwakened Man
Birds of PreyPresenting Infinity
Birds of ParadiseSoulgasm
Thievery CorporationBario Alto
Nightmares on WaxTapestry
EmancipatorAFterglow
Second SkySundowner
BiotoneRaag to Ragga
The Cat's PajamasRumble In The Jungle
The Human ExperienceRitual (Kalya Scintilla Remix)
The FugeesReady Or Not (Jerry Folk Remix)
Dr. FreschYou're My Obsession
Rick JamesMaryJane (Jean Tonique Remix)
Timothy WisdomDance With You (Chrispop Remix)
Clayton & FulcrumBlock Party
All Good Funk AllianceSound Plus Matter
GudaRiparian Toadstool
Kaleidoscope JukeboxThe Unpossible
Daft PunkGet Lucky (Mystress Remix)
Alice Jemima/BondaxNo Diggity (AA 'All Inside' Remix)
Buena Vista Social ClubChan Chan (DJ Yamin Remix)
The ClerkEnur Calabria
TropkillazSi Voce Pensa

The Melting Pot playlist for 06/24/2014

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06/24/2014
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GramatikFiesta
Yoshinori SunaharaClipper's Discoteque Break
Late Night WorkshopWord Flow
L.T.D.Getaway (All Good Funk Alliance Remix)
Justin TimberlakeRock Your Body (Dilemmachine Remix)
StaunchMy Name Is..
Soul II Soul x UGK x eSenTRIKBack to Life Players (Barisone Edit)
Boozoo BajouTake it Slow
Asia CruiseBoyfriend (Falcons Remix)
Liberty KlaudFarewell
Symbiosis EventsLazertooth, Dubzilla & Spoken Bird
Zion I & MinnesotaFloat
BeatfarmerPath to Peace
Random RabThe Riddle
ZEBUELCruizin Thru Memphis
GramatikVirtual Insight
GramatikStreet Soul 101
RapscallionBoomster
DJ BuzzwordUnderstand
Desert DwellersEnigmatic
FlavoursSuede Shaker
Sneha KhanwalkerTung Tung
AfroQBenStickyBuds x Noiseshaper x Seeed
TropkillazListen To the Bass
Nico LuminousNate Dogg - Music & Me

The Melting Pot playlist for 06/17/2014

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06/17/2014
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OttRoflcopter
AfroQbenHypnotize Me
OpiuoSlappy Cans
Late Night RadioFor Dreamers
EmancipatorValhalla
Marvin GayeSexual Healing (Kygo Remix)
Tiger FreshSweet Dreams
Nightmares on WaxTapestry
Nightmares on WaxEye (Can't See)
Julio BashmoreAu Seve
Fort Knox FiveThe Spirit of 75'
Claude VonStrokeChop Nek
J PhlipWurk
SPEKt1No Place Without Color
Beyonce Ft. Jay Z (Diamond Saints Remix)Drunk In Love
Chase ManhattanTigeraso
An-Ten-NaeFeat SZA
Cali Swag DistrictDougie Police (Barisone Blend)
Howie Lee vs Dr Ring DingHangbird Sound is Done (PRSN Edit)
G JonesEyes
LowRIDERzCrush
VNDMGMOANBEAMS
Tri FunktaRoboSuave3
DrumspyderIngwaz
Kousk & Deep OneSigns of Truth
WTF Preview

The Melting Pot playlist for 04/22/2014

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Nico LuminousNate Dogg - Music & Me
David StarfireWaffler-re-up-mix
Doc RizHung Up
WALAChaiya
La Roux - Broadway SliimIn For The Kill
Late Night RadioDreams of Love
Daktyl (The Geek x Vrv Remix)Do Without
Expedizion & SixisAwakening World
BedRockEclipse Philosophy
Cali Swag DistrictDougie Police
TweetOops (Falcons Remix)
Living LightEclypic Mystic
Birds of ParadiseSoulgasm
WALA & Devin KroesAsha
WALA & Devin KroesOther Centered
WALAIk Onkar
WALA & Devin KroesMala
WALALakar
WALA & BooleanForeign Ministry
Chase ManhattanTigeraso
OccultKuru
Nico LuminousShe's Magic
DVNGLEz x LMCHigh Rise
AkedaShadows
AkedaSerious
Chad DubzPrototype
David StarfireElectrify Me
Vinnie the SquidSelektah

The Melting Pot playlist for 04/08/2014

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Wax AudioCareless RebelMashopolos IIIwww.waxaudio.com.au
Party BenBizarre Light TriangleParty Ben Experiencewww.partyben.com
Wax AudioHallowed Be Thy EnemyMashopoloswww.waxaudio.com.au
DJ Bobby MartiniLullaby in Your Eyeswww.soundcloud.com
FissunixNeed to Be With You TonightBest of Bootie 2011www.bootiemashup.com
DJ JohnIt Takes Two To KissBest of Bootie 2006www.bootiemashup.com
Go Home ProductionsLuther's Orange SquashSpliced Krispies EPwww.gohomeproductions.co.uk
Wax AudioBlue JumpMashopolos IIIwww.waxaudio.com.au
Mad Mix MustangTake Me On the Crazy Trainwww.madmixmustang.nl
Wax AudioMaster of Doin' ItMashopolos IIIwww.waxaudio.com.au
Go Home ProductionsVirgin O'Reillywww.gohomeproductions.co.uk
FissunixRainbow in the Superfreak Darkwww.mashuptown.com
Mighty MikeImagine A JumpBest of Bootie 2010www.bootiemashup.com
Wax AudioThe Final Teen SpiritMashopolos IIIwww.waxaudio.com.au
Post-Bounce, Roll, Skate '80s Mashup special edition, featuring DJ Sam-I-Am in the chair.

The Melting Pot playlist for 12/03/2013

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12/03/2013
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LIVING LIGHTECLIPTIC MYSTIC
LORDE X AN-TEN-NAEROYALS
TEMPLE STEP PROJECTDISTANT TEMPLE
G JONESALL CAPS
LIVING LIGHTFIRST LIGHT
LIVING LIGHTLAST MORNING
LIVING LIGHTSPACE TIME INDENTITY
LIVING LIGHTHIDDEN MISSION
RANDOM RABCROSSING OVER
GHOSTSOULA MILLION BROKEN IDEAS
ZEBUELCRUIZIN THROUGH MEMPHIS (VOCAL V.I.P.)
ZEBUELCRUIZIN THROUGH MEMPHIS
NANDAEARTHGARDEN
KAMINANDACONSCIOUS DROPLETS
TRIBAL SPECTRUMSOON IT WILL BE COLD ENOUGH MY FRIEND
BEATS ANTIQUEEGYPTIC
VNDMGMOONBEAMS
NADIS WARRIORSRE:BIRTH (HEART)
FINKPRETTY LITTLE THING
LES LOOPSELEPHANT & IVORY
DJ KRUSH & ESTHEROFINAL HOME
BUENA VISTA SOCIAL CLUBCHAN CHAN
BAHAMADIASPONTENEITY
LATE NIGHT RADIOHOLE IN THE WALL
NATASHA ATLASMAKAAN
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Melting Pot Radio - Featured Artist 12.3.13
LIVING LIGHT

Brainchild of Psylab keyboardist Eartha Harris, Living Light blends downtempo beats with world percussion, psychedelic glitches, middle eastern melodies, soothing electronic harmonies and deep pulsing dub baselines. The name has a triple meaning and refers to "living lightly" upon the planet, maintaining a positive outlook on life, and gives nod to the human body's cells emitting photons.

Life-long musician, Eartha produced for solo project "Project Sphere" from 1998-2006, and has been touring and performing live with Psylab for the past 6 years. Living Light was birthed spring 2013, and is rocking festivals all summer including PEX, Return to Roots, Blissfest, Flux Boston, Figment, and multiple soundcamps at Burning Man.

Living Light's first full length album "Ecliptic Visions" is being released on Desert Trax this fall with a follow up remix EP already in the works with remixes from Bluetech, Kaminanda, and more...

The Melting Pot playlist for 11/19/2013

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11/19/2013
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Pretty LightsDone Wrong
Pretty LightsI CAN SEE IT IN YOUR FACE
Pretty LightsIF I GAVE YOU MY LOVE
Pretty LightsWORLD OF ILLUSION
Pretty LightsSOLAMENTE
Pretty LightsLET EM KNOW WHEN ITS TIME TO GO
Pretty LightsFILL YOUR EYES
Pretty LightsFINALLY MOVING REMIX
Pretty LightsUP AND DOWN I GO
Pretty LightsB-ROCK
Super VisionSUPERLIKE VISION
PoldooreSTARBURST
Pretty LightsFUTURE BLIND
ArtifaktsALWAYS HERE
GramatikDREAM BIG
GramatikFATA MORGANA (GRAMATIK REMIX)
Pretty LightsAIMIN AT YOUR HEAD
Marvel YearsREMINICENCE
Pretty LightsTOTAL FASCINATION
Pretty LightsSHORTCUT/DETOUR
Pretty LightsPL INTERVIEW
Pretty LightsLETS GET BUSY
Pretty Lights is the musical vision of the ultra-versatile Colorado based producer Derek Vincent Smith. At a time when music lovers from almost all subcultures and genres are finding common ground in the basic form of bangin' beats, Pretty Lights is giving the people what they want: electro organic cutting-edge party rocking beats that fill venues with energy and emotion and send dance floors into frenzies. And the people are responding. Pretty Lights has given away more than three million free album downloads to date.

“The Illumination Tour,” Pretty Lights’ 2012 U.S. run, kicked off with a sold-out, two-night stand at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, CO. Reviews for the 55-date tour were stellar: “Smith wowed the crowd with his Crayola-colored set of lasers and his ever-present grin of pure joy as he danced along to his own tunes,” said SPIN while Rolling Stone called him “wildly unique and talented.” In addition to the headline dates, Pretty Lights played the Electric Zoo, North Coast and CounterPoint festivals and partnered with Skrillex to spearhead the two-day “With Your Friends Festival” in downtown Nashville.

In another innovative partnership, Pretty Lights teamed up with Bassnectar to put on a two-day “BassLights” event in December 2012, marking the first-ever electronic music shows at historic Hampton Coliseum in Hampton, VA. Pretty Lights closed out 2012 with two intimate shows at New York City’s Roseland Ballroom.

A brand new Pretty Lights album is due out in 2013. “I've completely switched up my process of producing and composing. It is being created from all originally composed samples off of self made vinyl and all analog modular synthesis,” says Smith. “It’s prolific, conceptual, consistent, yet extremely diverse, and a real substantial piece of music you can sink your teeth into.”
 

On July 2, 2013, not one but two new Pretty Lights albums were released: A Color Map of the Sun and its essential companion, Live Studio Sessions From A Color Map of the Sun. The first PL efforts to be sold commercially after a series of acclaimed free-download albums and EPs, the Color Map project represents a turning point in Pretty Lights mastermind Derek Vincent Smith’s artistic growth. A self-professed “sample collage” artist, Smith decided it was time to create his own. “Before, I’d combine 25 samples into one song,” he explains. “This time, I was going to create my own original sources, retaining the timbre that spans the great musical era of the last century – from modern classical and jazz, to ‘60s soul and beyond.”

This idea sent Smith into an intensely laborious, obsessive, ambitious creative process. Where so much of today’s music is created entirely “in the box” using digital plug-ins, Smith went totally analog – recording musicians direct to tape (including himself on bass, keys, and modular synths), using authentic vintage instruments, pressing the results onto vinyl. He then fashioned those sounds into two visionary works. A Color Map… finds Smith taking Pretty Lights’ trademark combo of gritty, crate-digging hip-hop, speaker-shredding digital thump, and instrumentally-based psychedelia to new heights over 13 songs – from the dancefloor-ready yet kaleidoscopically abstract “Prophet” to the syncopated funk of the Talib Kweli-driven single “Around The Block.” Live Studio Sessions…, meanwhile, boils down the raw material used to create the tracks on A Color Map…, reducing 30 minute jams into 4 minute breaks. It’s all part of the multifaceted creativity that the albums’ titles suggest – a reference to a 1670s-era essay by Isaac Newton describing the experiments that led to his discovery of visible light’s color spectrum. “What Newton evoked I found especially poetic and beautiful,” Smith explains. “It fit what the name ‘Pretty Lights’ is supposed to embody – the idea of an artistic eye always looking at the world, searching for beauty and new inspiration.”

The Melting Pot playlist for 11/12/2013

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11/12/2013
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GRAMATIKVIRTUAL INSIGHT (LIVE)
GRAMATIKNO SHORTCUTS
GRAMATIKETERNAL LOVE YET SO EVASIVE
GRAMATIKORIENTAL JOB
GRAMATIKTHE NOVEL
GRAMATIKADRIATIC SUMMER NIGHTS
GRAMATIKTEARIN IT UP
GRAMATIKNEW NAUTILUS
GRAMATIKNEVER THAT EASY
GRAMATIKDONT GET WEARY
GRAMATIKLOUNGIN'
GRAMATIKSITAR CHOP
80's CASUALFIESTA (GRAMATIK REMIX)
GRAMATIKFUNK IT DOWN
GRAMATIKGUITAR SHOP
GRAMATIKOBVIOUSLY
GRAMATIKPARTY OR SOMETHING
GRAMATIKHOLD ON
GRAMATIKSUMTHIN
GRAMATIKCANT DENY IT
GRAMATIKSPOILER ALERT
GRAMATIKTURN IT LOOSE
GRAMATIKTHE PROPHET (2.0)
POLDOORESOLSTICE
MELTING POTVIRTUAL DIGGITY
THE POLISH AMBASSADORSWING CONNECTION
GRAMATIKON THE RUN
THE POLISH AMBASSADORQUANTUM PEEPS
GRAMATIKTHE CULTURE
THE POLISH AMBASSADORKIDS MUSIC FOR ADULTS
Gramatik has always been an early adopter. It began at the age of 3, when his mother would catch him glued to the radio in his older sister’s room, checking out the cassette tapes with American funk, jazz, soul and blues. He started making his first beats on an early PC by the time he was 13, and soon the kid from Portoroz, Slovenia figured out how to harvest the power of free file sharing to build a following throughout the US & Europe. Tracks spread, hype grew, tours followed, and before long his digital persona forged the initial inroads into the US market, landing him both a label and an agency. Gramatik landed on US soil as a fully formed artist who knows how to do things his way. He signed to a label, Pretty Lights Music, that gives all of its music away for free, which went hand in hand with his own philosophy about ''freeing music by making music free''. Soon after, he scooped up his hometown crew and moved to Brooklyn, NY. Alongside Gramatik, the multimedia collective known as Dream Big features guitarist and producer F.A.Q, video director and filmmaker Anze Koron and graphic and web designer Martin Kenjic, with whom he has been friends since they were kids, sitting in a small town on the Adriatic coast, dreaming of breaking out into the wide world beyond. Now’s the time.Of his new record #digitalfreedom Gramatik says, "My new EP bares the title #digitalfreedom. As an artist that based his entire career on the platform of free file sharing, I'm dedicating it to the fight against severe internet censorship bills we've been hearing about so much in the past months. Bastards have been trying to cripple the internet on a global scale with bills like ACTA/SOPA/PIPA and I'm sure there's more of them coming, so this one goes out for spreading awareness! Reject them all, they will never stop the sharing, the Internet is our realm, DIGITAL FREEDOM!"With over 100,000 tracks sold on Beatport.com, topping all kinds of genre charts, Gramatik has clearly matured into a world-class producer. He earned nominations for “Best Chill Out Artist” and “Best Chill Out Track” at the 2010 and 2012 Beatport Music Awards. More recently, after posting a clever remix of Zeppelin's “Stairway to Heaven”, he shot to number 1 on HypeMachine in a matter of hours, and has been since appearing in the site's 'popular' top 10 chart with every new release. Within the US, it’s been a huge year of growth for Gramatik, performing at festivals across the US and alongside labelmate Pretty Lights, including epic sold out shows at Red Rocks. This summer promises even more high-profile appearances, including gigs at Lightning in a Bottle, Wakarusa, Electric Forest, Camp Bisco, Wanderlust and many more.#digitalfreedom will be released April 3 on Pretty Lights Music.
www.gramatik.net
http://www.facebook.com

The Melting Pot playlist for 11/05/2013

Program name: 
The Melting Pot
Air date: 
11/05/2013
ArtistTitle
MONKAY BARSMummy Fried
ALIGNING MINDSFolk Lore (Push/Pull Remix)
BIRDS OF PARADISEMirage
KALYA SCINTILLAFlamencos on Fire
KALYA SCINTILLASwaggered
SAQIJarro ft/ The Polish Ambassador
PLANTRAEResistance is Fretile
BIRD OF PREYWalkabout
KALYA SCINTILLABreak Belief Bounce (Desert Dwellers Remix)
MONKEY BARSHypnotherapy Mastered
STAUNCHMy Name Is...
BUDDAH BASSBass Inception (Quade Remix)
BIRDS OF PARADISEBird Song
PLANTRAEBristle Cone
PLANTRAEAnarcho Arachnid
PLANTRAEInsurectionary Ecology
AKASHABlowpipe
GEOFECTVisionarium
KALYA SCINTILLAThe Hathors
NASTY NASTYAcid Hangover
NASTY NASTYEnemy Dub
Program: 
The Melting Pot
Air date: 
Tue, 11/05/2013 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Short Description: 
Live interview with PLANTRAE and "Convergence" preview
Episode recording: 
Record for two-week archive (5 hour block)

Tonight we preview CONVERGENCE happening at Refuge in Portland this Sat 11/9/13. We will be featuring music from all of the artists and interviewing the one and only PLANTRAE who will be playing along side Kalya Scintilla, Bird Of Prey, Nasty Nasty and more... Win Tickets tonight

Portland based musician Zak has been immersed in musical culture and the performing arts since the young age of 5 when he started playing the viola. After years of dedicated hard work, Zak became quite the accomplished musician, accumulating a long list of orchestras, performances, and even commercial work in the film industry. In the early 2000’s Zak discovered electronic music and immersed himself wholeheartedly. For the last 10 years he has been experimenting with various forms of recording, production, arraignment, numerous electronic and acoustic band projects, as well as playing DJ sets.

Plantrae entered the world in the summer of 2012, performing at a number of highly re- garded events and has since shared stages/lineups with Desert Dwellers, Knowa Knowone, Heyoka, Emancipator, Tipper, Bonobo, Ott, Vibesquad, Random Rab, Ill Gates, Jamie Janover, Ill-Esha, Govinda, Stephan Jacobs, Phutureprimi- tive, Kaminanda, Gladkill, Filastine, Russ Liquid,Love and Light, Kalya Scintilla, Thriftworks, The Human Experience, and many more.

The Melting Pot playlist for 01/08/2013

Program name: 
The Melting Pot
Air date: 
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

 

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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