Playing tracks by
Mongo Santamaría, Menagerie, Andre Espeut Quintet, Ikebe Shakedown, Darkhouse Family and more.
Vol 160 is a milestone edition of Melting Pot celebrating seven years on Shoreditch Radio.
To mark the occasion, I elected to acclaim the various record labels I've passionately championed (and which have in return afforded me abundant support) since the show's inception back in November 2010.
The roll call of the great and the good includes London-based Freestyle Records, First Word Records, Far Out Recordings, Juan Laya and Jorge Montiel's Imagenes Recordings as well as Wah Wah 45s. The music imprints featured from further afield comprise Italy's Schema Records and Colemine Records out of Ohio.
Very few episodes of Melting Pot can be complete without the customary Latin track - cue a classic from Cuban conguero Mongo Santamaria, and a superlative remix from prolific producer slash beatmaster Tall Black Guy.