The Melting Pot on 06/15/10

The Melting Pot
Air date: 
Tue, 06/15/2010 - 8:00pm - 11:55pm
Short Description: 
Four Hours of International Funk, Breaks & Dub

 4 HOURS of INTERNATIONAL BANGERS... Featuring Interviews & Beats with "TAKE"

As the electronic music world lifts an interested eyebrow towards the West Coast's burgeoning "Beat Scene," Take aka Sweatson Klank has risen to the top as one of the new generation’s finest producers. In a musical landscape that is quickly becoming overcrowded, Take fuses his own brand of future-flung electronics with elements of avant-garde jazz, subharmonic melodies and a mean hip hop bounce. 

A multi-instrumentalist and frequency fanatic with ten years of releases and live performance experience, Take's formula is ever evolving and his productions clearly sprinkled with his unique sonic vocabulary. Constantly growing, Take uses engaging melodies, non-linear development and a multi-strata slump to communicate a fresh feeling of movement in every track. Embracing his geographic legacy in the thriving LA experimental beat community but still very much his own player, Take makes music that charts its own course through a gurgling fuzz of rich layers and textures. His sound has always been about pushing forward, breaking ground and laying a new path for producers to walk. 

Take’s musical catalog includes releases for labels like All City, Eat Concrete, Circulations, Buttermilk, Poobah, Inner Current, Swedish Brandy and Astro Lab, as well as remixes and compilation tracks for the likes of Warp, Plug Research, Power Shovel Audio, Dublab, Circulations, and many others. 

Take has been championed on various influential radio programs by the likes of Mary Anne Hobbs, Benji B, Giles Peterson, Carlos Nino, and Garth Trinidad. He has performed at the some of the most highly regarded club nights and festivals around the world such as Low End Theory, Sonar Music Festival and The Loud Minority amongst others. Take has also shared the stage with the likes of Flying Lotus, Ras G, Glitch Mob, SamIYam, Nosaj Thing, Kode 9, Busdriver, Mos Def, Prefuse 73, Mike Slott, Hudson Mohawke and more.  

2010 sees the highly anticipated release of Take’s full-length album, “Only Mountain,” on the highly acclaimed label Alpha Pup Records on April 20. High in psychedelic pulp and littered with gritty layers of electronic emotion, the new endeavor has been described as “a roiling pot of old school IDM, ’90s R&B percussive elements, dubstep bass-derived doom, and ethereal melodies” by Chris Martins of the LA Weekly. In addition, Take will drop an EP on Japanese label Circulations, a record for Netherlands-based label Eat Concrete, and a 12" EP on All City Records during 2010- quite the busy year indeed. 

Describing his music as “rooted in hip hop but on a spaceship headed for a new and better place…somewhere out there,” Take may not know exactly where his beats will end up- but he is taking us along for the ride.


help me find a song you played on 6-15-2010

Hi guys,

AMAZING SHOW the Melting pot is!!! I tune in reliously!!

Please help me find a song that was at 10PM exactly west coast time. It was a reggae song with the lyrics:

"Officer, what you talkin bout?"

It wa s areal cool raggae dance hall beat to it i believe.


Please help me with the name of this song.




email me:

Talkin Bout

The selection you seek is "Officer" by Mr. Benn. Thanks for listening...

Nobody Mixes Betta!

Great show so far & I'm glad for the extended "The Melting Pot"! Should be a monthly happenin' - just sayin'!



Dr. J!

Caught the show as I was driving from Portland to Salem, did my best to lay down some rhymes on top of the funky mix. Fantastic stuff! Will listen with my son and the grooves will bring our technique to a new level. Thanks!!


Bring on the funk!

I always enjoy your show, but the funk tonight is definitely fun!  Thanks for the groovy beats to drive home to : )

word...this is off the hizznook!

excellent funk....never caught your show befo'...but i'm definitely gonna be checking out NOFEST...N. Hodge represent!!!! Don't worry as soon as you started talkin about deep funk immediately cued up the minidisc so i'll have this little mix to check out later. Nice transitions in and out of the reggae w/ the herbie hancock sample in the background w/ as well as that Bob sample....t'was ill.  Thanks for the music....on tha real, i'm gonna check out dj take at Report Lounge...sounds like A jam.....




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