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Melting Pot’s Best of 2012

January 7th, 2013

As is our tradition since the switch over to KPFK, we begin the new year by taking a look back at the past year in music. Here’s our Best of 2012 show, featuring a web only mix of “honorable mentions” that I would have loved to have played, but simply just didn’t have the time with less than 2 hours on the air. So here you go, here’s my “Best of 2012,” I’d love to hear what you were digging on from 2012, drop some comments my way here or on our facebook page. All this week I’ll be looking back at the best music I heard in 2012, beginning tomorrow with my top 5 vinyl finds and moving to best reissues, new releases and songs later in the week!

Melting Pot's Best of 2012: Honorable Mentions
Melting Pot's Best of 2012: First Hour
Melting Pot's Best of 2012: Second Hour

Melting Pot’s Best of 2012: Honorable Mentions (Web Only Mix)
{opening theme} Booker T & the MGs – Melting Pot – Melting Pot (Stax)

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Dennis The Fox – Piledriver – Country Funk: 1969-1975 (Light In The Attic)
Tame Impala – Endors Toi – Lonerism (Modular)
Killer Mike – Reagan – R.A.P. Music (Williams Street)
Naytronix – Baby Don’t Walk Away – Dirty Glow (Plug Research)
Tindersticks – A Night So Still – The Something Rain (Constellation)
Echo Lake – Swimmers – Wild Peace (Slumberland)
Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra – The Ratcatcher – Antibalas (Daptone)

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The Gaslamp Killer – Nissim – Breakthrough (Brainfeeder)
Anthony Valadez feat. Joya Mooi – Looking Backwards – Just Visiting (Plug Research)
Alpha feat. Hannah Collins – Covers Been Blown – Eleventh Trip (Don’t Touch)
Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti feat. Dam Funk – Baby – Mature Themes (4ad)
Lianne La Havas – Don’t Wake Me Up – Is Your Love Big Enough (Nonesuch)
Barry Adamson – The Sun and the Sea – Recorded Live At KPFK (KPFK Archives)
Dizzy Gillespie – Matrix – Best of Perceptions & Today Records (BBE)

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Wendy Rene – Deep In My Heart – After Laughter Comes Tears: Complete Stax & Volt Singles + Rarities 1964-1965 (Light In The Attic)
Nick Waterhouse – Raina – Time’s All Gone (Innovative Leisure)
Pure Essence – Wake Up – Soul Cal (Now-Again)
Chicano Batman – Joven Navegante – Recorded Live At KPFK (KPFK Archives)
Mount Eerie – Ocean Roar – Ocean Roar (P.W. Elverum & Sun)
Melody’s Echo Chamber – Some Time Alone, Alone – Melody’s Echo Chamber (Fat Possum)

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Can – Dead Pigeon Suite – The Lost Tapes (Mute)

Melting Pot’s Best of 2012 on KPFK Playlist:

Sureshot Symphony Solution feat. Coultrain – Chair On The Ceiling – Elegant Aggression (Nature Sounds)
Kid Koala – 8 Bit Blues (Chicago to NY to LA) – 12 Bit Blues (Ninja Tune)
Ondatropica feat. Ana Tijoux – Suena – Ondatropica (Soundway)
Ohio Players – Ecstasy (Matthew Africa Extended Edit) – Via http://blog.matthewafrica.com (Westbound)
Thom Janusz – Mirtha Plane – Ronn Forella…Moves! (Ubiquity / Luv’n’Haight)

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The Coup – The Magic Clap – Sorry To Bother You (Anti)
Quantic & Alice Russell with the Combo Barbaro – Magdalena – Look Around The Corner (Tru Thoughts)
Shintaro Sakamoto – You Just Decided – In A Phantom Mood (Other Music)
The Darling Dears & Funky Heavy Prod. – I Don’t Think I’ll Ever Love Another – 7” (Orivious)

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Thomas East – Slipping Around – Love On The Flip Side (Now-Again)
Big K.R.I.T. – Rich Dad, Poor Dad – Live From The Underground (Island Def Jam)
Sun Kil Moon – Black Kite – Among The Leaves (Caldo Verde)
Spain – I Love You – The Soul Of Spain (Diamond Soul)
Chicano Batman – La Tigresa – Recorded Live At KPFK (KPFK Archives)

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Michael Kiwanuka – Tell Me A Tale – Home Again (Cherrytree / Interscope)
Blu & Exile feat. Jimetta Rose – The Only One – Give Me Flowers While I Can Still Smell Them (Fat Beats)
Can – A Swan Is Born – The Lost Tapes (Mute)
Francoiz Breut – L’Eclat Du Jour – La Chirurgie Des Sentiments (Pias)
Bob Dylan – George Jackson (Acoustic Version) – Listen Whitey: The Sounds of Black Power 1967-1975 (Light In The Attic)
Menahan Street Band – The Crossing – The Crossing (Dunham / Daptone)

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Ana Tijoux – Sacar La Voz – La Bala (Nacional)
Menahan Street Band – Keep Coming Back – The Crossing (Dunham / Daptone)
Tim Maia – Nobody Can Live Forever – Nobody Can Live Forever: Existential Soul of Tim Maia (Lauka Bop)
Georgia Anne Muldrow – Seeds – Seeds (SomeOthaShip)
Kelan Phil Cohran & the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble – Spin – Kelan Phil Cohran & the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble (Honest Jon’s)

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Flying Lotus feat. Niki Randa – Getting There – Until The Quiet Comes (Warp)
Donnie & Joe Emerson – Baby – Dreamin’ Wild (Light In The Attic)
Allo Darlin – Tallulah – Europe (Slumberland)
Dirty Three – Ashen Snow – Toward The Low Sun (Drag City)
Adrian Younge & Venice Dawn – It’s Me – Something about April (Wax Poetics)

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{closing theme} Dirty Three – Rain Song – Toward The Low Sun (Drag City)

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