Welcome To My Crate XL
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Welcome To My Crate XL is a free audio podcast focusing on dance music, studio and DJ tips, cultural and arts topics, science, and general tomfoolery. The long form conversation is hosted by globally active DJ/Producer Chris Manik aka MANIK, alongside friends and special guests.

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    #018 - Pete Moss

    018. Pete Moss is a Philadelphia based DJ and Producer with a prolific discography. Some of his earliest releases were on Ovum Recordings, Siesta, and Dessous. In his 20 plus year career, he's resiliently remained an underground warrior. Pete has consistently flown under the radar while releasing high-quality dance music and is currently also releasing music on Kwench Records, run by the inimitable Cassy.

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    #017 - Cari Golden

    017. Cari Golden is a vocalist, songwriter, and performer extraordinaire. She has a worldwide musical following and has worked with a variety of electronic music producers including Roger Sanchez, DJ T, Pan-Pot and more.

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    #016 - Joseph Pignato

    016. Joseph Pignato is a Professor in the Department of Music at State University of New York, College at Oneonta. He is also a composer and music education-scholar. Joe teaches music industry courses, beat production, and directs ensembles that perform experimental music. He leads Bright Dog Red, an improvising collective recognized for its innovative mesh of jazz, hip-hop, and electronica. Their debut album is out now on influential Philadelphia based Ropeadope Recordings.

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    #015 - Droog/Culprit

    015. Droog is a prolific DJ trio from Los Angeles. They are best known for their house music label Culprit and their special brand of day time rooftop parties. With a plethora of high-quality releases, the label is now in its 10th year.

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    #014 - option4

    014. Denver based DJ/Producer option4, aka Brennen Bryarly, is a budding artist that tours all across the USA. He runs his own label Hotboi Records and works for Live Nation as a booker.

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    #013 - Harvard Bass

    013. Harvard Bass is a San Diego based DJ/Producer who continues to tour globally. He has released music on Turbo Recordings, Cajmere's Relief Records and more.

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    #012 - Kaleena Zanders

    012. Kaleena Zanders is a singer, songwriter, and multi-talented performer; her energy is both captivating and infectious. She's performed at Coachella, EDC, and collaborated with many well-known DJs such as Morgan Page and SNBRN. The rising Los Angeles artist recently had her songs licensed on NBA 2K17, as well as a Toyota commercial for both the Super Bowl and the 2018 Winter Olympics.

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    #011 - Jeff Severinghaus & Carl Yaeckel

    011. Jeff Severinghaus is a Professor of Geosciences at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego. His research raises the question of whether the addition of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere through the burning of fossil fuels could also produce a rapid change in climate, rather than a slow, steady rise in temperatures. He has been published over 100 times and has also performed extensive research in Greenland. Carl Yaeckel is the chapter leader at Citizens Climate Lobby, San Diego. Citizens Climate Lobby has proposed a Carbon fee and dividend plan, a national, revenue-neutral carbon fee-and-dividend system that places a predictable, steadily-rising price on carbon and other greenhouse gases, with fees being returned to households as a monthly energy dividend.

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    #010 - Huxley

    010. Huxley is a prolific DJ and Producer from England, with a plethora of high quality releases on labels like Aus, Hypercolour and Moon Harbour. He runs his own label, No Idea's Original and tours all over the globe. Huxley has been praised by Resident Advisor, Fact Magazine, Mixmag, and more.

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    #009 - Alan Oldham

    009. Alan Oldham aka DJ T-1000 is an American Techno artist, comic book artist and graphic designer. His parallel art and music careers began in 1987, when he was hired as an overnight program host on WDET-FM, Detroit's NPR affiliate, at the same exact time his childhood friend Derrick May asked him for label designs. Alan is also affiliated with the seminal labels Underground Resistance and Generator and is mentioned in such books as "Techno Rebels." He has a plethora of singles and releases dating back to the early 90s and currently resides in Berlin, where he works on music and an upcoming comic book.

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