TFC Podcast: EP13 – Casually Spinning (feat DJ Spiñorita)

by Sonny   ·  1 year ago  

From the hoods of SGV, to the streets of Japan, our guest – DJ Spiñorita – always holds it down for her music craving peeps. She joins us to talk about her DJ upbringing, early struggles, and how it all came together for a DJ who now spins across the globe. We talk about her recent trip to Japan and her own vinyl-digging club, Club Diggies. We also speak to her passion for pushing new artists – via the decks and her NTS radio show, Casual Play. She stresses the importance of paying it forward in this DJ hustle and what it means to represent the culture as she moves forward. Lastly, it’s show-and-tell with some of her favorite records, as she puts together her dream set list.


Beastie Boys, The Roots, Steve Loria, A Tribe Called Quest, Biz Markie, Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Jaydee, Sharon Redd, Sergio Mendes, Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam, Bobby Oroza, Ethereal, XL Middleton, Zackey Force Funk, La Sonora Ponceña, Mark De Clive Lowe, Steven Julien, Dego & Kaidi, Gary Gritness, Loose Ends, Snoop Dogg

TFC Podcast: EP12 – Common, Keaton, and the Digger’s Evolution

by Sonny   ·  1 year ago  

We get into the evolution of the digger, and how our own taste in music has evolved – reminding us that we’re getting old AF in this music discovery game. We debate and review the work of one of our Hip Hop superheroes, Common – and highlight his most slept-on record, Electric Circus (7:30). There’s a breakthrough in figuring out where Rick made a left turn on Rock music (19:50). Plus, we discover why Sonny started collecting Reggae on wax (31:10). Lastly, Sonny re-collects his Hip Hop encounter with Michael Keaton (34:28).


Ras G, JonnyGo Figure, Apollo Brown, Blink 182, A Tribe Called Quest, Common, Milo, Kings of Leon, Mars Volta, At The Drive-In. Alien Ant Farm, Franz Ferdinand, Lila Downs, Mano Negra, Mana, Bush, De La Soul, Kanye West, Eric B. & Rakim, Third World, J Balvin, King Tubby.

TFC Podcast: EP11 – Mental Health & The Psychology of Digging (feat The Vinyl Doctor)

by Sonny   ·  1 year ago  

The Fox Crate Podcast goes back on the road as we meet up with one of our favorite fellow vinyl-community diggers, The Vinyl Doctor. She’s a psychologist by day, and a wax collector by night – and she can relate to the struggles of irrational digging and vinyl trauma. In this episode, Jannae speaks to mental health awareness, the potential therapy that can be found in music, and the chasm between vinyl obsession and vinyl addiction. We also get into some of her favorite records, record shops, and ultimate DJ setlist. Without trying, The Vinyl Doctor also gets Sonny and Rick to cop to some of their own social anxiety disorders.

JonnyGo Figure, Sam Cooke, The Clash, Papa Roach, Cri Cri, Trio Los Panchos, Lee Morgan, Nu Shooz, Nirvana, Danny Elfman, Pantera, Alvin & The Chipmunks, Kendrick Lamar, Jose Jose, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Queen, Green Day, The Beatles, Incubus, Los Tres Caballeros, Kanye West, Kid Cudi, Mary Jane Girls, Connie, Selena

TFC Podcast: EP10 – Mos Def & Talib Kweli are Black Star

by Sonny   ·  1 year ago  
1998 Rawkus Pressing

After a brief hiatus/retreat, Sonny and Rick are back and ready to rock with a new podcast intro song.

This episode is a very Brooklyn-themed one, as they take a deep look back at the iconic Hip Hop album, and duo – Mos Def & Talib Kweli are Black Star. They reflect on the bars and careers of Yasiin Bey and Talib Kweli, 21 years later, and speak on the creative evolution of all artists.

Sonny goes as far as using a Kobe analogy for Mos Def/Yasiin Bey – which gets Rick to admit his true feelings for the Mamba Mentality.

JonnyGo Figure, Black Star, Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Reflection Eternal, Common, Andre 3000, 2Pac, Slick Rick, De La Soul, Mike Zoot, Gregory Isaacs, Dec. 99th, Connie Price & The Keystones, Jewel, No Doubt, Flying Lotus

TFC Podcast: EP09 – Digging Adventures 1.0

by Sonny   ·  1 year ago  

Sonny and Rick return home from their recent podcast tour, and talk about their recent digging adventures up in Oakland and the ATL. Rick swoons over his finds at Criminal Records in Atlanta, while Sonny proves he’ll go to great lengths to get a quick dig in – no matter who he’s with. They also get into their respective wax organization methods, and take a moment to acknowledge the set’s newly installed Fox Crate Wall.


The Heptones, Amerigo Gazaway, Nina Simone, Lauryn Hill, Junior Brammer, Lighter Shade of Brown, Counting Crows, Living Legends, Flying Lotus, Dr. Dre, Craig Mack, High Fidelity, Gregory Isaacs, Raphael Saadiq, Ozomatli, Mos Def, Incubus, Bag Raiders, Billy Stewart, Gil Scot Heron, Brian Jackson

TFC Podcast: EP08 – Mxxnshine Records (feat Manny Mxxnshine)

by Sonny   ·  1 year ago  

Sonny and Rick sit down with the owner of Mxxnshine Records, Mr. Manny Mxxnshine, to talk about his shop (in Whittier CA), his hustle, and his humble beginnings as an entrepreneur. They discuss what it’s like to own a brick-and-mortar record shop in 2019 and how to compete – and get real about what it takes to thrive and survive. Lastly, they jump into Manny’s DJ upbringing and get into all the jams that helped shape and influence his life and his shop.

TFC Podcast: EP07 – Rude Boy, Rebel, and Punk Rock (feat Primo Tury)

by Sonny   ·  1 year ago  

We’re back and live from East Los! And damn do we have an episode for you – we bring on our often mentioned, but never duplicated, Primo Tury on the podcast to talk some music, talk some shit, and re-live some childhood memories. We dive into Tury’s wild history of music-going experiences – including some of the wax he owns, his holy trinity of artists, and his undying love for The Wu. We had a blast with this one – 🤣😂

#punkrock #rebelwithoutacause #rudeboy

TFC Podcast: EP06 – Decks in the City & Fight Night

by Sonny   ·  1 year ago  

Rick & Sonny take a moment to go into reflection mode – as they take a deeper look within to find out where all the vinyl/music fandom and snobbery comes from and when they went “underground.” They take a stroll down memory lane to recall some early childfood memories and some of the tonterias they would get into.


Amy Winehouse vs Sharon Jones, and the Dap Kings curse. 

Rick’s soundtrack to his life

The moment we went “underground” and dug deeper in the crates.

Sonny’s fight night battle with Primo Johnny

Sonny’s secret weapons

Rick’s HipHop origin story

BBQ Throwdown