10:00am – 12:00pm
Ale w/guest Jerod Rivera – 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 will feature special guest Jerod Rivera.
Jerod Rivera is a musician born and raised in Southern California. Using various analog equipment and a modular synth, inspired by sci-fi, comics and video games, his compositions are built on repetition, rhythm, and texture. His work today lies somewhere between techno, industrial, and experimental music, and he releases various projects on his imprint, Rank Limited. His previous projects include Italic Indian that was active in Los Angeles from 2008-2011. He currently lives in Oakland.
12:00pm – 1:00pm
schwarzmodul – guest session
An agent provocateur of sonics, with a crepuscular norwegian background heavy on classic synthesizers and vintage tape recorders, schwarzmodul has spent years connecting wires, sounds and ideas in subversive ways. a project by now la-based recording artist, remixer and film composer ‘cato’, schwarzmodul produces sunless, glitchy dark ambient techno, as well as experimental video and art photography, reacting to big city machinery, sonorities and dilapidated architecture, inspired inversely by the glitz of hollywood and the grimy trenches of downtown la and beyond.
schwarzmodul’s first s/t release for track number records was forged inside an industrial bunker and accompanied by an xlr8r video premiere. schwarzmodul is featured on robot koch’s “tsuki” and “hypermoment” releases on monkeytown records, and as one of the invited artists for native instruments ‘komplete sketches’.
as cato he has written scores and music for feature films like “stone” (robert de niro), remixed t.rex and the who and has had his work featured in over 600 major movie trailers and commercials. cato also releases music under the monikers “onecarreratwo” and “circadian delays”.
2:00pm – 4:00pm
KYN – live session
Inspired by Berlin techno and the environments from which those sounds emanate, KYN is an electronic duo that explores experimental dance music with a dark, minimal and atmospheric aesthetic. With influences from films like Blade Runner, Alien and Ex Machina to the sounds of Northern Electronics, Stephan Bodzin, Ital Tek and Andy Stott, KYN weaves an odyssey of electronic sound through live performance. Using music as catharsis from the often dark world we live in, KYN invites deep contemplation allowing space for escape and movement while finding comfort in things that some find frightening.
4:00pm – 6:00pm
INTL BLK – guest session
INTL BLK (International Black)’s is a platform for Pan-Afro Anarchist Pop. What does that mean? Well this program will be the perfect introduction. Hosted by founder Chief Boima, he along with special guests, will run through a range of music selections from various countries and languages in order to highlight the beautiful diversity of the Black Atlantic world.
10:00pm – 11:59pm
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.