The Melting Pot playlist for 06/15/2010
TUNE IN TONIGHT for 4 Hours (8-Mid) of THE MELTING POT featuring Funk,
Breaks, Downtempo & Dub from around the globe.....
Hear an exclusive interview with the elusive Featured artist "TAKE"
and new tracks of his as a preview for Thursdays show 6.17.10
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