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 […]


1982’s “Women Are Human”…Still Relevant in the 21st Century

Clay Hammond – Women Are Human 2017 has been a year of many things. One of the major themes was around the place of women in this society, the complicity of many men (and some women, just see the recent election in Alabama) in upholding the sexist system that denies […]


2nd Annual DJ Shadow Storage Sale @ Rappcats!!!

Heard speculation that this was gonna happen again, and much of that speculation was that it would basically just be the same records from the first time, but that was not the case. In terms of overall volume, I think there might have been fewer records this time, but there […]