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147: Rickly Regretti

9/18/2017
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Ricky Regretti is a member of the San Diego-based music collective known as Drumetrics, as well as a record collector, music junkie and basketball fan. This episode, Keith talks to Ricky about records, recording music, his favorite type of library music, the NBA and a lot more.

Duration: 00:56:33


146: Maam Sir Jim Jom - DJ Mix

9/13/2017
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Chicago-based musician/producer Maam Sir Jim Jom supplies The Vinyl Exam with an exclusive dub mix. — Patreon Supporters: Official Vinyl Examiners - Bryan Seybold and Yan Wang Executive Producers - Ben Lack (Brass Animals), Austel Grey (Zerosystem), and Jeannine Cuevas Join our Patreon group and get awesome awards: www.patreon.com/thevinylexam Instagram/twitter: @TheVinylExam facebook.com/thevinylexam

Duration: 00:30:45


145: Eclectic Mixtape

8/21/2017
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This episode, Keith revisits the Eclectic Mixtape - this time around he discusses a heavy metal track which the band who wrote it never wants to play live, a breakbeat track that eluded him a few times, an alternative rock / dance hybrid that blew a band up in popularity two years after its release, and a breakbeat monster lurking at the end of a prog/soul album.

Duration: 00:17:09


144: The Vase and the Dynasty

8/7/2017
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In recent years, the Wu Tang Clan have released two albums: the ubiquitous A Better Tomorrow and the unheard Once Upon a Time in Shaolin. A Recent Book, Once Upon a Time in Shaolin – the Untold story of Wu Tang Clan’s Million Dollar Secret Album, the Devaluation of music and America’s new public enemy Number One by Cyrus Bozorgmehr tells the story of the latter record from creation to sale. The book is one of my favorites and a worthwhile purchase, and in thinking about the record again it...

Duration: 00:24:58


143: Where the Muscle Cars Roam w/ Adam Dietz

7/24/2017
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This episode, Sama sits down with songwriter Adam Dietz to discuss his new record "Where the Muscle Cars Roam" and a host of other topics, including philosophy, songwriting, San Francisco, social work and of course records.

Duration: 01:11:02


142: 21st Century Blaxploitation mix (from Paris DJs)

7/10/2017
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Six years ago, Keith was asked (and happily accepted) to put together a mix of blaxploitation-vibe songs made in the 21st century, as Volume 3 of a mix series on Paris DJs. This is that mix, released six years ago to coincide with Big Pimp Jones' second freestyle album 'Jimmy Ruckus and the Five Fingers of Death'. Keith took a liberty or two and grabbed a song or two from the 90s but in general stayed true to the promise. The mix was specifically done with songs that were readily available...

Duration: 00:46:26


141: Stanton Moore

6/26/2017
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Inspired by Sama's harmonica series, Keith begins a series of his own focusing on music from New Orleans (of varying levels of obscurity). First up, Keith takes a look at the discography of drummer Stanton Moore, a founding member of the funk band Galactic who has become a prolific recording artist, New Orleans ambassdor and respected drummer.

Duration: 00:14:54


140: The Harp of Sonny Boy Williamson II

6/13/2017
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This is our third installment in the “Harp Series”, as Sama briefly covers the life history of the legendary Sonny Boy Williams II. -- Patreon Supporters: Official Vinyl Examiners - Bryan Seybold and Yan Wang Executive Producer - Ben Lack Join our Patreon group and get awesome awards: www.patreon.com/thevinylexam Instagram/twitter: @TheVinylExam facebook.com/thevinylexam www.thevinylexam.com

Duration: 00:12:07


139: Hand Drawn Records

5/29/2017
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Hand Drawn Records is a name that may be familiar to people from Season One of the Vinyl Exam; a member of their team named Gabe was instrumental in getting Sama up to pro-level in terms of gluing records. This episode, Keith talks with Gabe on music, technology (and yes, a few record maintenance tips) and also discusses Hand Drawn Records itself, a company that not only serves as a record label but also a record pressing plant. Thanks to Amber, Dustin and of course Gabe for taking some...

Duration: 00:55:39


138: Eclectic City - Portland

5/8/2017
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This episode, Keith discusses a trip he took last fall where he set a day aside to hit up five record stores in Portland, each of which has a unique spirit and personality. At the time it didn't really strike him how different the stores were, but fusing the idea of eclectic mixtapes and better know a record shop gives us the Eclectic City.

Duration: 00:16:13


137: Fizzey Chocolate (Afrobeat Mix by Columbo)

5/1/2017
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Our host Sama gives you a teaser of the sound he is going for in his upcoming afrobeat compilation. Tracklist: ---------- Jo Tongo - Piani Ebo Taylor - Come Along Basa Basa - Homowo Mad Man Jaga - Hankuri The Apostles - Never Too Late Fela Kuti - Water No Get No Enemy Mulato Astatke - Yekermo Sew The Funkees - Slipping into Darkness Cover Art by Ed Noncent -- Patreon Supporters: Official Vinyl Examiners - Bryan Seybold and Yan Wang Executive Producer - Ben Lack Join our Patreon group and...

Duration: 00:38:24


136: San Diego Metal Swap Meet

4/3/2017
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In this episode Keith sits down (in a loud Microbrewery Tap room) with Brian Parker from San Diego Metal Swap Meet, a once-a-year event with records, t-shirts, live band performances and more. Brian talks with Keith about the evolution of the Swap Meet, where it may going and of course metal. If you're interested in attending it's Saturday April 29 at The Quartyard in San Diego - more details at http://www.sdmetal.org/msm/

Duration: 00:35:27


135: On Inclusion and Northern Soul with Wam Bam Ashleyanne

3/20/2017
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We welcome back long-time friend of the podcast, Wam Bam Ashleyanne! Our host Sama and Wam Bam discuss how she got into spinning records, diversity in the DJ scene, and exploring the meaning of Northern Soul. Make sure to go back to Episode 25 in Season 1 to check out Wam Bam’s 45 Review! It’s one of our favorite episodes. Wam Bam is part of the Heart of Gold DJ crew and also produces the podcast Phonographic Memory. http://www.thevinylexam.com/season-one/episode-25 photo credit: Lily Chou...

Duration: 00:33:14


134: Junior (Recordbreakin) Part Two

3/13/2017
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In this episode, Keith sits down with Junior from Recordbreakin Music (who is familiar to long-time listeners as the first-ever Vinyl Exam guest) to discuss music, making records and the upcoming projects to celebrate the label's 10-year anniversary. The interview went long and we spoke on a number of subjects, so this is part one of the conversation. Check out the RBM webisodes here: http://www.recordbreakin.com/videos/ And of course check out the main Recordbreakin site here:...

Duration: 00:31:15


133: Junior (Recordbreakin) Part One

3/6/2017
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In this episode, Keith sits down with Junior from Recordbreakin Music (who is familiar to long-time listeners as the first-ever Vinyl Exam guest) to discuss music, making records and the upcoming projects to celebrate the label's 10-year anniversary. The interview went long and we spoke on a number of subjects, so this is part one of the conversation. Check out the RBM webisodes here: http://www.recordbreakin.com/videos/ And of course check out the main Recordbreakin site here:...

Duration: 00:54:25


132: Only in Finland? All vinyl mix by DJ IJJ

2/20/2017
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This week we have an all vinyl mix brought to you deep from the crates of Ilari aka DJ IJJ. I have not heard a single song in this mix before and I absolutely love it. Here’s a note from DJ IJJ and the track list with his notes on each song (with slight edits by our host Sama): "I started to go through my records and ended up with this. It’s a short weirdish mix of music and specially records that I like and that for whatever reason popped up at this moment in time. Old Soul, jazz, funk,...

Duration: 00:25:16


131: Kwasi Boyd-Bouldin

2/6/2017
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Keith is currently writing articles for the website LA Taco (www.lataco.com) highlighting some record stores that stand out for their excellence among the already-great LA record store landscape. In the process of writing the articles his editor put him in touch with Kwasi Boyd-Bouldin, a photographer whose work you see in three of the four articles to date (Mono Records, Vacation Vinyl and Freakbeat Records). Kwasi sits down with Keith this episode to talk music, records, photography and...

Duration: 00:32:45


130: RIP Fantastic Man

1/24/2017
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Sama discusses the Fantastic William Onyeabor. Episode photo from Luaka Bop. -- www.thevinylexam.com www.patreon.com/thevinylexam

Duration: 00:12:44


129: The New Direction

1/9/2017
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Sama and Keith sit down to catch up and discuss the new direction of the show - moving from a weekly podcast to bi-weekly episodes going more in-depth; and the upcoming launch of a new crowdfunding page.

Duration: 00:27:08


128: Calamity Jade (Rebroadcast)

1/2/2017
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Calamity Jade stays busy in a lot of ways: her WillWorkForFunk promo agency, Club DJ gigs and a Radio DJ gig as well. Keith sits down with Calamity Jade and talks about record collecting before she had a record player, modern funk music and a library album worth discussing.

Duration: 00:37:02

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