Dig Deep: Alfa-Gungadin – Un Hiperconcierto! – Opic (1968)

Alfa-Gungadin – Carcara Alfa-Gungadin – Aprender A Ser So Alfa-Gungadin – Purple Haze Alfa-Gungadin – Para Decir Adios Today is Alejandro Jodorowsky’s 89th birthday. Jodo is one of my favorite artists, and I use that word very deliberately, because while he’s best known as a director, Jodorowsky has produced exceptional […]


KPFK’s One Track Mind With Guest DJ Glenn Red

Stars recently aligned perfectly and last night we had a Mardi Gras/Carnaval inspired show, with me putting together a long set of New Orleans Funk and Soul, and, after a short conversation at the end of the first hour, a full hour guest DJ set of Brasilian music from LA’s […]


KPFK’s One Track Mind…Mizell Bros. Edition

As school has started, and so has my long commute to work in Long Beach, I’ve been listening to more music, and to longer mixes, during my commute. For whatever reason, this mix from Matthew popped in my head and in the process it gave me an idea. As I […]


Dig Deep: The Cats – 45 Lives – Rare Earth (1970)

The Cats – Marian The Cats – Magical Mystery Morning The Cats – I Walk Through The Fields If you looked through the pictures for the Groove Merchant pop-up, you know this was one of the many records I ran into. The cover of this album is one of the […]


Groove Merchant X Rappcats 2018 Pop-Up!!!

Bit delinquent on posting this, but I’m gonna be catching up (promise!) here in the coming weeks. In January we got blessed with the 2nd Groove Merchant pop-up record shop here in LA, and it was just as amazing as the first time around. Circumstances aligned against me, so even […]


Melting Pot Radio Hour #11: Top Digs of 2017!

I’d planned on getting this show together before the end of the year, trying to maintain the tradition of doing these shows on the last Sunday of the month. But the end of 2017 was so crazy, with so much grading, and so many mocos when I got sick, that […]


Best of 2017: Top 5 LPs

I’m still more of an LP dude than a 45 dude, and generally end up buying twice or three times as many LPs as 45s, which makes it more difficult just to pick out 5 favorites from the past year, but here they are…my five favorite LP digs from 2017! […]


Best of 2017: Top 5 45s

No matter what’s going on in the world, and 2017 was an insane year for so many reasons, there are always good records to find and be celebrated at year’s end. Here are 5 of my favorites that I added to the collection from 2017. Clay Hammond – Women Are […]


Best Of 2017: Favorite Artwork From The Past Year’s Digs

Over the next couple of days I’m going to highlight some of my favorite records that I tracked down in 2017. Today I just wanted to highlight some of the beautiful, outrageous, outrageously beautiful and beautifully outrageous artwork that was featured on records that I picked up over the year […]


Dig Deep: Mongo Santamaria – Afro-Indio – Vaya (1975)

Mongo Santamaria – Los Indios Mongo Santamaria – Funk Up Mongo Santamaria – The Promised Land It’s long been a tradition of mine to share the last record that I buy in a calendar year. This particular end of the year was busier than others, particularly with a much needed […]