9:00am – 12:00pm
Ale w/guest Hobey Echlin – Elevation Through Sound
Alejandro Cohen is a musician and composer from Los Angeles, California. He has written and performed music as part of numerous projects and groups, including Languis, Pharaohs and Psychic Powers. He is also a composer of music for TV shows, documentaries and educational materials. Ale works at dublab as part of the full time office team along with frosty and Lavenders.
This program of Elevation Through Sound will feature special guest Hobey Echlin
Hobey Echlin is a career music lover from Detroit whose contributions to music include playing in kinda noteworthy post-punk bands, working as a pioneering music journalist, and, since moving to Los Angeles in 2003, spanning time and genres as a DJ-for-people-who-don’t-necessarily-like-DJs at the Standard Hotels, The Chestnut Club, Wurstkuche restaurants (as a member of ExxxplosivoDJs), The Falls Lounge and Hotel Erwin. After covering his first band as a freshman for the University of Michigan’s Michigan Daily newspaper in 1984 (the Replacements, drunk and glorious), Hobey went on to join Spahn Ranch (“new age music for people with black leather jackets,” as Mike Rubin wrote in 80s fanzine Motorbooty), a seminal if overlooked Detroit band most recently recognized with the “Back to the Wood” reissue/best-of on the Dias label), followed by Majesty Crush (bass-heavy ’90s shoegaze included in Cherry Red’s comprehensive 2016 “Still in A Dream” compilation), and even Final Cut (techno icon Jeff Mills’ industrial side project, post-Mills finding a grunge-industrial groove). As a journalist growing up in ’80s Detroit listening to the techno-inspiring overnight urban radio DJ Electrifyin’ Mojo (whom Prince would call just to chat on air) and classic rock WRIF (Baby!), he went on to chronicle the progressions of techno and hip-hop, penning the first cover story for Detroit’s Metro Times on J Dilla (then Jay Dee), who showed up at his day-job office at a suburban advertising agency extolling his love for Nirvana’s “Unplugged” album. Hobey also wrote the first national cover story on Eminem (for Raygun magazine), as well as the autobiography of Insane Clown Posse, Behind the Paint, in 2001. He moved to Los Angeles post 9/11 to pursue his passions for yoga and music, sharing his experience, strength and dope-ness as a selector, party-rocker and deep-crates anthologist ever since.
12:00pm – 2:00pm
Matthewdavid – Mindflight Meditations
Matthewdavid hosts his monthly, live show on dublab for the Aquarians, featuring lost tapes and live improvisations.
2:00pm – 4:00pm
Danny Holloway – Heads Up
I spin at clubs, lounges, parties + on radio. From ’97 to ’05, I spent up to twelve hours a day pursuing obscure funk music, traveling to Brasil, Jamaica, Nigeria, Ghana, France, the UK, Mexico and Canada digging for records. I’m from the LBC, but professionally began in London in the ’70s: first as a staff writer on the NME music weekly, followed by a few years at Island Records. I worked with BOB MARLEY, BURNING SPEAR, TOOTS & THE MAYTALS, JIMMY CLIFF and produced the HEPTONES album “Night Food.” I moved back to L.A. after five years in London and went back with Island, eventually lasting 23 years. I produced THE PLIMSOULS, signed SUBLIME, put together 22 soundtrack albums, etc. I recently returned to music journalism and I’m the music supervisor on a Marley feature film, doing consulting work for iTunes and still producing music. I’m also still digging and share the wax by spinning out or creating mixes for DUBLAB.COM.
4:00pm – 6:00pm
Boss Harmony – Punky Reggae Party
Punky Reggae Party broadcasts every 2nd & 4th Wednesday of the month and features musical selections from the punk & post-punk period between 1977 – 1982 (although other era’s, sub-genres & pre-punk influences are often represented), as well as Jamaican music from the ska, rock steady & roots reggae era’s, respectively. Many of the British post-punk bands were influenced by reggae music & it’s recording techniques, and that experimental spark is the nucleus of the show.
Punky Reggae Party started when David Orlando (Boss Harmony) and Jason Mason of Dub Club, teamed up with Michael Stock And Ben White of Part Time Punks in 2006. Existing & developing at various venues in Downtown, Los Angeles, it ultimately found a home at La Cita Bar (now promoted & DJ’d solely by David & Michael). Many bands (both punk and reggae) have performed throughout the years, and a few have cited it (PRP) as their favorite place to play. The DJ’s are avid vinyl lovers, so new records are got & played every week. There ARE some staples, however, which include recordings by bands like, PIL, The Wailers, The Clash, Culture, The Specials, Black Uhuru, The Slits, The Skatalites, The Ramones, The Pop Group, and many, many others.
6:00pm – 8:00pm
Lovefingers – ESP Institute
Welcome to the ESP Institute. Please remove your shoes at the door. Thank you.
8:00pm – 10:00pm
House Shoes – Magic
House Shoes, a resident DJ at the hip-hop staple venue St. Andrews Hall in Detroit, MI from 1994-2004 has had personal influence over a full generation of well respected emcees, producers, and then-future DJ’s. ‘Shoes was a 4x time winner of the hard earned title “Best Hip Hop DJ” in Detroit and used his platform to expose some of the best and brightest talent his city has had to offer to not only Detroit but the world as well.
As a DJ, ‘Shoes has toured extensively throughout the U.S., Europe, and Australia with artists Guilty Simpson, Illa J, Exile, Aloe Blacc, Percee P, Phat Kat, Slum Village and Elzhi, to name a few, as well as on his own, gaining the respect of acts far outside the scope of Detroit hip-hop. House Shoes also performed as opening DJ on Mayer Hawthorne & The County’s Spring 2010 16-city headlining U.S. tour.
As a producer, ‘Shoes has worked with the late and revered J Dilla and Big Proof, Black Milk, Danny Brown, Guilty Simpson, Roc Marciano, Chino XL, Invincible, Finale, MED, Nottz, Alchemist, Big Tone, Oh No, Elzhi, Black Spade, and many more. ‘Shoes has also helped to advise and mentor several more emcees, groups, DJ’s and producers during his time in both Detroit and California.
As far as his musical output is concerned, he self-produced 10” limited vinyl issues have also been released on Do-Over Records, backed by Flying Lotus, and All-City Records out of Dublin, Ireland. Those 10” limited vinyl releases are already considered rare & highly sought after pieces. He’s produced tracks on Danny Brown’s “XXX” (Fool’s Gold) and Quelle Chris’ “Shotgun and Sleek Rifle” (Mello Music Group) albums. His debut album “Let It Go” was released in 2012 by Tres Records.
He now spends the majority of his free time building new releases and strategy for Street Corner Music, his self-ran label, distributed through Fat Beats since 2013.