9:00am – 10:00am
“Reverberation Radio is a music project between friends. A close-knit group of collectors who create weekly mixes of largely forgotten tracks drawing from many expressions of strange pop and instrumentals. The mixes span disparate decades, cultures and countries revealing music that is intertwined, revolving, and relative. Fifty-two mixes a year for five straight years and no end in sight.”
10:00am – 12:00pm
Dirty Dave w/guest Ivan Berko – Things of Life
It’s the simple things isn’t it? The little things of life. Good food, sunshine, no traffic, dark coffee, 72˚ breeze, telephone off the hook and music every Friday morning a la Daddy Differently & Dirty Dave.
12:00pm – 2:00pm
Slayron w/ Mdou Moctar & Christopher Kirkley (Sahel Sounds) – Analogue Players Club
Slayron digs deep in to the abyss of tones, drones, dubs, clubs, riddims and rhythms, smooth grooves and deep moves.
This week Slayron is joined on the bass ship by Niger’s guitar hero Mdou Moctar for a live set and Sahel Sounds spirit guide Christopher Kirkley for a DJ set. This is a not to be missed radio experience!
Mdou Moctar stands apart from his peers in the somewhat crowded scene of Tuareg guitarists. One of the few original singer/songwriters willing to experiment and push the boundaries of the genre, his unconventional styles have won him accolades both in Niger and abroad.
Mdou Moctar hails from Abalak, in the Azawagh desert of Niger. He taught himself the guitar at a young age on a homemade instrument. Inspired by returning Ishumar, Mdou traveled the road to Libya where he traveled and worked odd jobs. As chance had, he would meet some of the now famous guitarists and further his musical studies. He returned home with a guitar and a dream.
Rising to the status as local celebrity, in 2008 he traveled to Nigeria to record his first album “Anar” – a psychedelic electronic album of Tuareg guitar, became an instant success throughout the mp3 networks of West Africa. “Tahoultine,” one of the standout tracks, was later featured on the compilation “Music from Saharan Cellphones.”
In 2013, he released his first international album, “Afelan,” rocking and raw sessions recorded live at his hometown in Niger. This was followed by the 2014 vinyl release of “Anar.” In 2015, he starred in the first ever Tuareg language film, a fictional story of the struggle of a guitarist trying to make it against all odds in Agadez. The film continues to be screened at festivals around the world.
He has toured throughout Europe and North America.
Christopher Kirkley is an ethnographer focused on the Sahelian countries of West Africa. His work both documents and produces cultural artifacts through field recordings, mp3 archiving, cellphone data collection, and experimental filmmaking. Driven by an ethos of collaborative practice, his projects are experiments in cross-cultural experiences. His work spans cultural barriers and borders for multiple audiences, believing that we can reveal ethnographic truths through artistic expression, imagination, and dreams. Under the label Sahel Sounds, he produces records and films that document popular musical phenomena, while working collaboratively with a number of artists across six countries.
2:00pm – 4:00pm
Mike Harding w/guest Franz Kirmann – Long Wave
Long Wave: suspending time and immersing the listener in a widescreen of sound
For the September edition of Long Wave, Mike Harding talks to Franz Kirmann in his studio in south London. Composer, musician, sound designer and editor, he performs in Piano Interrupted, releases solo records and works as a composer for film and TV
4:00pm – 6:00pm
Matthew McDermott w/guests Yu Su and Johnny Mons – En Plein Air
Matt McDermott works his way through a diaspora of musical discoveries, sometimes plaintive, often odd and usually shuffling their way to the outskirts of the dance floor. He’ll often have friends dropping in to tell him what they’ve seen and more importantly, heard.
On this week’s episode, Matt hosts brilliant Vancouver-via-Kaifeng artist Yu Su (PPU, You’re Me) and well-loved LA selector Jonny Mons for a casual listening session.
6:00pm – 8:00pm
DJ Al Jackson & DJ Sacred – Explorations
DJ Al Jackson and DJ Sacred are Los Angeles based deejays/producers and founding members of the Soul Children Collective. Each month on dublab.com they present Explorations, a radio Journey of Past, Present and Future Rhythms.
8:00pm – 10:00pm
Vas Deferens Organization – Mutant Sounds Radio
The former Mutant Sounds blog authors and musical collaborators of Ariel Pink, Brad Laner and Mercury Rev offer a guided and highly selective tour through outrageous audio innovations from the last 50 years of sentient music making. The show’s intention is to be many things:
A Pirate Utopia In A Panopticon
A Magic Carpet Ride On A Pulled Rug
An Auditory Suppository For Dilating Your Third Eye
An Electronic Cattle Prod For Domesticated Primates
An Escape Hatch For Heads And A Head Scratch For Squares
See you on the other side…
10:00pm – 11:00pm
STEFA and mowri – guest session
STEFA* is a vocal artist and performer focused on the intersection of politics, the self and her cultures. born, raised, and currently living in queens,ny, she relishes in taking apart language and classical structures through sonic layering and improvisation. by projecting new narratives, she is taking back her power. as well as performing frequently throughout nyc, her work has taken her to london, ecuador, and most recently vienna, austria where she performed as part of american realness at wiener festwochen’s ‘performeum’. debut EP coming soon. www.stefalives.com
Mauricio Escamilla (mowri) is a sonic artist and percussionist that uses an artistic collage approach to his music and audio pieces. Beginning at a young age as a visual artist and illustrator, mowri translates a specific location and occurrence into his songs. Using personal field recordings, samples from old vinyl records from around the world, synthesized instruments, as well as recorded and sequenced voices, mowri strives to break the barrier between sound design and music, between experimental and groove-based dance music. Currently residing in Queens, New York, Mauricio works as a professional audio engineer, sound designer, and mixer. Debut LP expected Fall 2017. www.mescamilla.com