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 11/13/12

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Tue, 11/13/2012 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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Featured Artist 11.13.2012 - The Polish Ambassador and a chance to win tickets to TPA and TRANSCEND
Featured Artist 11.13.2012 - The Polish Ambassador
Ill be blending and refreaking his cuts with some of my other favorites to give you a feel of what he is all about and may be dropping Saturday night TPA 11.17.12 at Branx. Well also have tickets for Transcend ft/ Rachael Bryce, Zoe Jakes, SOULFIRE Belly Dance Collective, NagaSita and Apsara, ajrasa Temple Dance Ensemble, Danielle Elizabeth, Henna

Polish Ambassador is not about pounding your body into submission.  It’s a passionate love-making affair, with subtle waves and profound emotion.  You will be caressed.  You will be teased.  You will be bounced.  You will be gyrated towards a higher frequency of happiness. Read more and links below...

The Melting Pot on 10/30/12

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Tue, 10/30/2012 - 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 10/30/12

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Tue, 10/30/2012 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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Featured Artist DJ SOL RISING pick up his album for FREE here...

Tune in Tonight to hear from DJ SOL RISING and download his new album I AM SOUL for free just follow the link. Stay in touch with The Melting Pot showsnew releases and free tickets by "liking" THE MELTING POT's Facebook Page

DJ Sol Rising began DJing at the age of 16 out of his parents’ basement, deep in the corn fields of Iowa. Out of his love for hip-hop music and the desire to be involved in the culture, Sol Rising taught himself how to scratch and mix by watching videos of old competitions and emulating DJs such as Craze and A-Trak. Despite the lack of DJ culture in a town of only 10,000 people, Sol Rising’s passion carried him to place in some of the most reputable DJ competitions in the world at the age of twenty-one, only four years into his career. Since then, Sol Rising’s sets have morphed into an eclectic mix of world, electronica, hip-hop, funk, soul, reggae, house, and turntablism.

The Melting Pot on 10/23/12

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Tue, 10/23/2012 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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This Week we will get to know featured artist GRAMATIK

This Week we will get to know featured artist GRAMATIK <(click the link for Free Download) Tune in Tuesday 10/23 for a closer listen as we Refreak the "Street Bangers" and get ready for Friday 10/26 as he opens for BASSNECTAR at the Memorial Collesium. Stay in touch with The Melting Pot showsnew releases and free tickets by "liking" THE MELTING POT's Facebook Page

Watch the Video below...

The Melting Pot on 10/16/12

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Tue, 10/16/2012 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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Fall Membership Special 10.16.2012 BASSNECTAR

THE MELTING POT Fall Membership Special 10.16.2012 BASSNECTAR

 We will be featuring the music of BASSNECTAR this week on THE MELTING POT. Blending and Refreaking Originals, Remixes and Rarities live in the KBOO studios Tuesday 10.16.12 8-10pm. We will have Cds & Tickets as to various shows around town including Bassnectar, EOTO, Polish Ambassador & CONVERGENCE 10.19.2012 at Refuge ft/ Minnesota, Zion I, Vocab Company and more. Peep the video and more info below...

The Melting Pot on 10/09/12

The Melting Pot
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Tue, 10/09/2012 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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Tune in for the THE MELTING POT Pledge Drive Special

Tune in for the THE MELTING POT Pledge Drive Special

10.9.2012 8-10pm Featuring music and interviews from Nominus, Adham Shaikh and a live in studio performance from RITIM EGZOTIK as a preview for their upcoming show 10.12.2012

Mystic Mirage at Dantes  see past videos here:

Ritim Egzotik: A modern Turkish and Arabic music quintet from Portland, Oregon, USA. Like a chef creating their own unique version of classic French dishes, Ritim Egzotik respectfully plays classic and popular Arabic and Turkish compositions and tosses in a bit of

The Melting Pot on 10/02/12

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Tue, 10/02/2012 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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TONIGHT! on The Melting Pot Shpongle a strange hybrid of electronic manipulation and shamanic midget

TONIGHT! on The Melting Pot Shpongle a strange hybrid of electronic manipulation and shamanic midgets with frozen digits squeezing the envelope and crawling through the doors of perception, find a new pair of dice, extra numbers and colours an infinite expanding bubble, filled with a bizzare, strange world of dripping halucinatory wallpaper, a garden of earthly delights. Shpongleland, a place of well being, and reflective surfaces, morphing like an Anacondas skin and shimmering like a million colour changing squid, at fifty fathoms.. truly unfathomable like seperating water from it's wetness, the Ineffable Mysteries unweave

The Melting Pot on 09/25/12

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Tue, 09/25/2012 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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This week: New Music from Govinda, Beats Antique and Minnasota + Matt Bibeau on Mother Earth School

This week we will have New Music from Govinda, Beats Antique and Minnasota + Matt B on the air to inform you about the Benefit Dinner for the Learning Gardens Institute and Mother Earth School.

The Melting Pot on 09/18/12

The Melting Pot
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Tue, 09/18/2012 - 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 09/18/12

The Melting Pot
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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.



Dec 23rd show

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Tue, 12/23/2014
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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
Stay up to date with The Melting Pot Radio Show @ KBOO, SOUNDCLOUD and FACEBOOK

 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 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.
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

The Melting Pot
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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


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

The Melting Pot
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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)

The Melting Pot
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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)

"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.

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

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 @

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The Melting Pot
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Tue, 03/30/2010


The Melting Pot playlist for 07/07/2015

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John Legend ft CommonGlorySelma
DangeloReally Love
Dj ShadowThe Letter Home
Dj ShadowYou Can't Go Home Again
GonjasufiAncestorsCulturite mix
L Betasamosake Simpson“she sang them home (ft. Cris Derksen)”Culturite Mix
The Seamstress of Sound guest Dj's for the Melting Pot

The Melting Pot playlist for 07/07/2015

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John Legend ft CommonGlorySelma
DangeloReally LoveThe Black Messiah
Dj ShadowThe Letter HomePrivate Press
Dj ShadowYou Can't Go Home AgainPrivate Press
GonjasufiAncestorsCulturite mix
Leanne Betasamosake Simpson“she sang them home (ft. Cris Derksen)”Culturite Mix
Fatimah Al ZaaleeahYa Mun Dakhal Bahr Al HawaDust to Digital Qat coffee and qambus
Philippe Cohen Solal Cristoph MuellerVoceBoys from Brazil
Mbongwana Star1 mllion Cest Quoi?From Kinshasa to the moon
Slim HarpoGot Love if you Want ItBest of Slim Harpo
Esther PhillipsInto the MysticYouve Come a Long Way Baby
Rising AppalachiaCAminando Remix
West Bamand more
faref kabroukabTop Singles 2015
Gecko TurnerChicken WireThat place by the thing with the cool name
Taj MahalAristocracyMusic keeps me together
GaeasoulLifeLove Life Laugh
Freddie Cruger and Cee RockWhat You See is What You Get
BoogatCumbia de las Luchas Ft Karim de SynocopEl Dorado Sunset
hakim helowrozmusic 2015
Bonobodont wait
DJ ShadowWhat does your soul look like part 1Endtroducing
Dayme ArocenaMadresNueva Era
Los LadronesPhat HabanosMontana Rusa
Ernest RanglinNanas chak PipeBelow the Bassline
isotope 217Beneath the UndertowThe Unstable Molecule
Dj ShadowThe letter from homePrivate press
TrakademusEnjoy What you DoSingle
Mbongwana StarCoco Blues
The Seamstress of Sound guest Dj's for the Melting Pot

The Melting Pot playlist for 09/02/2014

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ill.GatesOrange Sky
BarisoneBack to Life Players
ColecoOne Sixty
Beats AntiqueSpiderbite
Tiger FreshDaps n Hugz
MinnesotaYoga Pants
MetronomyThe Look
The Human ExperienceOt Du Shui (YuYu Remix)
Druid CloakThe Battlecry
BassnectarAnanda Enchanted
Flowers of WraithAftermathamatics
Temple Step ProjectDistant Temple (Kalya Scintilla Remix)
Nightmares on WaxRise
Chris James & ALIACeremony
EmancipatorDusk to Dawn
SoulacybinThrough Love
Maveric & PoldooreFu-gee-la
Lost CityTing A Ling
World HoodIndio

The Melting Pot playlist for 07/01/2014

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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
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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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
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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AfroQbenHypnotize Me
OpiuoSlappy Cans
Late Night RadioFor Dreamers
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
Tri FunktaRoboSuave3
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
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
WALA & BooleanForeign Ministry
Chase ManhattanTigeraso
Nico LuminousShe's Magic
DVNGLEz x LMCHigh Rise
Chad DubzPrototype
David StarfireElectrify Me
Vinnie the SquidSelektah

The Melting Pot playlist for 04/08/2014

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Wax AudioCareless RebelMashopolos
Party BenBizarre Light TriangleParty Ben
Wax AudioHallowed Be Thy
DJ Bobby MartiniLullaby in Your
FissunixNeed to Be With You TonightBest of Bootie
DJ JohnIt Takes Two To KissBest of Bootie
Go Home ProductionsLuther's Orange SquashSpliced Krispies
Wax AudioBlue JumpMashopolos
Mad Mix MustangTake Me On the Crazy
Wax AudioMaster of Doin' ItMashopolos
Go Home ProductionsVirgin O'
FissunixRainbow in the Superfreak
Mighty MikeImagine A JumpBest of Bootie
Wax AudioThe Final Teen SpiritMashopolos
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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Melting Pot Radio - Featured Artist 12.3.13

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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Pretty LightsDone Wrong
Pretty LightsSOLAMENTE
Pretty LightsUP AND DOWN I GO
Pretty LightsB-ROCK
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.”


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


Man, all I can say is WOW!


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.


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"
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.

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


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


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,

Its called EMRG-N-SEE July

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


Listening in My friend. Loving it!

big up! nice show :D

big up! nice show :D


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. name is kevin.


I want a CD.
I think you know my contact info.

The Melting Pot

I'm still listening. Still loving it!

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!


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


this is the shizz
keep on keepin

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.


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?

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.


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