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

by Sonny   ·  2 years 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.

Incubus – Morning View (2xLP)

by Sonny   ·  2 years ago  
2013 Epic Re-Issue Pressing

Here’s a “beach” record for ya’ll to spin this summer. This album marked a subtle shift in songwriting for @incubusofficial, as the follow-up to the commercially successful Make Yourself LP In 1999. It features the now classic “Wish You Were Here,” “Nice To Know You,” and “Warning” tracks – but as we discussed with @thevinyldoctoron our recent podcast episode (link in bio) – it’s tunes like “Echo” and “Aqueous Transmission” that really make Morning View a complete, top to bottom, classic. #nowspinning#morningview#beachvibes⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

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

by Sonny   ·  2 years 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 Intro Song

by Sonny   ·  2 years ago  

“Crrruuucial!” – We’re honored to present to you our new The Fox Crate Podcast intro tune, “Vinyl Lover,” by JonnyGo Figure.
To hear why it means so much to us to have this track as THE intro song for our podcast, be sure to peep our latest episode (link in bio). It’s a universal anthem for all vinyl collectors alike, and one that speaks to the essence of music discovery and collecting. Not to mention that it’s a crucial Reggae tune!
Go peep (stream if you must) JonnyGo Figure’s new 🔥debut EP, Crucial Showcase, and you’ll see why we consider it to be one of the best releases of the year.

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

by Sonny   ·  2 years 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

Diggers Ave: Record City (Brooklyn)

by Sonny   ·  2 years ago  

The Fox Crate continues to travel the globe in search of some of the dopest record shops around. Now we’re highlighting some of those shops in a little series we’ll call Diggers Ave


RECORD CITY – 65 Fenimore St. Flatbush, Brooklyn. The shop is located in a cool part of town – off the tourist path – right by Prospect Park


Mostly all used LPs, 12” Singles, 45s and Cassettes

The Vibe:

The shop is super clean, well-lit, and well-organized. It’s small, but has a shit ton of charm and the staff is awesome and welcoming. There’s also a nice listening set-up (a Technics table) right by the window.

The Fruit:

Reggae and Soul/Funk are the heavy hitters here, but you’ll also find a nice amount of quality Jazz, Hip-Hop, Latin, and Rock/Alternative wax.

The Gold:

This spot is a Roots Reggae/Dancehall digger’s dream – Plenty of bins to dig through, and plenty of choice riddims and versions to be had. Most all the records were in VG+ or NM condition and very reasonably priced. The 45 bins are just as impressive and there were new arrival bins designated for different genres – which is nice. 


web –  

instagram – @recordcitybk

Also be sure to check out their discogs page