9:00am – 10:00am
Luxxury – Good Morning, Disco!
As LUXXURY, Blake Robin worships at the altar of dusty, imperfect disco and funk with big basslines, psyched-out synths and drips and drops of rock and pop. How can pleasure be guilty when it feels so right?
10:00am – 12:00pm
Ale w/guest Joanna Wallfisch – 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.
Acclaimed singer-songwriter Joanna Wallfisch is proud to announce the release of her highly-anticipated fourth album Blood & Bone, out February 1st, 2018. Her most adventurous and transparent album to date, Wallfisch shares an intimate journey from heartbreak to healing over the course of fourteen original compositions that tell an inspiring and affecting story of love and adventure. The stage is set for this voyage in the opening track “The Ship” as she sings: “…out of the splinter’s of my broken heart I built this ship to sail into a bright new start, with lessons learned, some bridges burned, and a tail wind in my heart.” “Blood & Bone” presents Wallfisch at home in her genre-blending jazz, classical and folk influences giving way to a lush new sound that is uniquely her own. Wallfisch’s vocals and ukulele are complemented by a stellar band featuring pianist Jesse Elder, bassist Pablo Menares, guitarist Elias Meister, drummer Kenneth Salters, banjoist Jared Engel and also The Solar String Quartet.
MORE ABOUT JOANNA WALLFISCH
London born, LA/NYC based vocalist, composer and multi-instrumentalist Joanna Wallfisch has emerged as a unique voice in the singer-songwriter world. With a classical and jazz infused background, her music combines post-folk and art-song with a poetic lyricism which The New York Times described as “sensitive and deep”. She is a master in the art of live vocal looping and creates beguiling vocal soundscapes to accompany her songs. The Telegraph called her virtuosic performance as “sublime and unique”.
Since 2011 Wallfisch has released three critically acclaimed albums. Gardens In My Mind, (Sunnyside, 2016), features pianist Dan Tepfer and the award-winning Sacconi Quartet, showcasing Joanna’s “crystalline delivery” (Downbeat) and lush string quartet writing. Downbeat gave this album four stars, calling it “an exquisite singer-songwriter album”, while PopMatters called it “a truly beautiful listen from start to finish”.
She has worked with a litany of musical greats such as Wynton Marsalis, Fred Hersch, Lee Konitz, Joe Martin, Sam Newsome, and Dan Tepfer, with whom she’s recorded two critically acclaimed projects including 2015’s The Origin of Adjustable Things.
Joanna is endorsed by Kala Brand ukulele, and plays their cedar top baritone, long neck soprano and -Bass. She also uses an RCBoss 30 loop pedal.
12:00pm – 2:00pm
Cooper Saver – Far Away
Far Away is a monthly party and cassette series in LA revolving around the sounds of cosmic disco, house, italo, left-field techno, and everything in between. For the monthly Dublab broadcast of Far Away, resident DJ and curator Cooper Saver shares music reflecting the many colors of his project while inviting close friends, guests of the party, and collaborators to join in for a mix on occasion. Cooper Saver is a Los Angeles based DJ and producer. Responsible for the Far Away party and mixtape series, Cooper has brought out underrated and unique talent from overseas alongside regular local guests such as Secret Circuit, Peaking Lights, Suzanne Kraft, Lovefingers, and many others. He got his start as a music journalist in high school before spending most of his time collecting records and DJing in the LA area and abroad, but still continues to write today. Apart from music, Cooper enjoys the sunshine, skateboarding, getting lost in the mountains, and taking naps by the lake in echo park.
12:00pm – 2:00pm
Cooper Saver w/guest Cromie – Far Away
Far Away is a monthly party and cassette series in LA revolving around the sounds of cosmic disco, house, italo, left-field techno, and everything in between. For the monthly Dublab broadcast of Far Away, resident DJ and curator <a href=”http://dublab.com/labrat/labrat-cooper-saver/”>Cooper Saver</a> shares music reflecting the many colors of his project while inviting close friends, guests of the party, and collaborators to join in for a mix on occasion. Cooper Saver is a Los Angeles based DJ and producer. Responsible for the Far Away party and mixtape series, Cooper has brought out underrated and unique talent from overseas alongside regular local guests such as Secret Circuit, Peaking Lights, Suzanne Kraft, Lovefingers, and many others. He got his start as a music journalist in high school before spending most of his time collecting records and DJing in the LA area and abroad, but still continues to write today. Apart from music, Cooper enjoys the sunshine, skateboarding, getting lost in the mountains, and taking naps by the lake in echo park.
2:00pm – 4:00pm
Remy Marc w/guest Josh Beck – VSSL Radio
Welcome to VSSL RADIO, our air- & wire-borne extension of the VSSL warehouse series. VSSL Radio is helmed by Remy Marc, with regular guests, each fourth Thursday.
4:00pm – 6:00pm
Tom Chasteen – Meditation of Sound
Tom Chasteen has been a fixture in the LA underground music scene for over two decades. He started the seminal electronic dance music label Exist Dance in 1991 and produced over 50 releases in that genre. Since 2000 he has been running and DJIng at the Dub Club, which has become known worldwide as a respected venue for Reggae music. He has worked with many legendary Jamaican musicians both in the studio and promoting live shows.In 2010 he produced a documentary film about the Dub Club entitled “Return Of The Rub A Dub Style”. In 2013 he released 3 albums on the Stones Throw label, 2 Dub albums and a double LP “Foundation Come Again” featuring 20 veteran performers from the classic 70s era of Reggae. His work has been written up in The Wire, Rolling Stone, LA Times, and many other places.
6:00pm – 8:00pm
Heidi Lawden – Magic Roundabout
Magic Roundabout was a French/English children’s TV show that appealed to adults. It was stop motion and every character had a particular personality or state of being, shall we say. In it’s height in the 80’s the show was broadcast daily and was one of the first to break ‘the fourth wall,’ defining fantasy and reality. Heidi’s Magic Roundabout will reflect every aspect of her musical personality as she invites listeners into her world every Wednesday 6pm to 8pm (PST)
8:00pm – 10:00pm
Daniel T – Crosseyed and Painless
Daniel T, one half of the production duo Cosmic Kids, is a Los Angeles based producer and DJ. Daniel runs Distant Works Records along side Cooper Saver. He is an active contributor to the labels Young Adults and Chit Chat Records. With Cosmic Kids he has released original productions and remixes for Let’s Play House, Throne of Blood, and DFA Records. He hosts Crosseyed and Painless which is a biweekly radio show hosted by Daniel T. Every other week, Daniel features guest DJ sets from fellow, local record collectors.
8:00pm – 1:00am
Eremite Records Presents: Joshua Abrams Natural Information Society & Jeff Parker (Solo)
EREMITE RECORDS PRESENTS
JOSHUA ABRAMS NATURAL INFORMATION SOCIETY & JEFF PARKER (SOLO)
WED · FEBRUARY 7, 2018
8:00 pm (event ends at 1:00 am)
Joshua Abrams Natural Information Society
In 2010, Joshua Abrams formed the project Natural Information Society around his interests in the guimbri, a three-string animal hide instrument played in “healing ceremonies” by the Gnawa of North Africa. Natural Information Society uses traditional & conventional instrumentation to create long-form psychedelic environments that join the hypnotic qualities of the guimbri to a wide range of contemporary musics & methodologies including jazz, minimalism & krautrock. The band’s fourth album for eremite records, Magnetoception, was selected by The Wire magazine as the #3 recording of 2015, & by Pitchfork as the #2 Experimental record of 2015. In 2017 the band released its fifth eremite album, Simultonality, to continued great critical acclaim. In 2015, Natural Information Society & Bitchin Bajas released the collaborative album Automaginary for Drag City Records.
Joshua Abrams developed his voice in the rich ferment of the 1990’s Chicago music world, participating heavily across the city’s jazz, experimental & rock scenes. He co-founded the ‘back-porch minimalist’ band Town & Country, & with Matana Roberts & Chad Taylor, the jazz trio Sticks & Stones. In a very busy two decades Abrams recorded & toured with a remarkable range of artists that included extended engagements with Fred Anderson, Bonnie “Prince” Billy, Hamid Drake, Jeff Parker, Theaster Gates, Nicole Mitchell, Matana Roberts & The Roots. Abrams appears on over one hundred recordings. A film composer, Abrams has scored the music for five feature length films including the award-winning Life Itself & The Trials of Muhammad Ali.
For this concert, Natural Information Society is Abrams, guimbri & double bass; Lisa Alvarado, harmonium & percussion; Mikel Avery, drums & percussion; Ben Boye, electric auto-harp, Rhodes & Wurlitzer keyboards; Emmett Kelly, electric guitar. This is the band’s first Los Angeles concert since 2012.
Jeff Parker (Solo)
Jeff Parker (b. Bridgeport, Connecticut USA, 4/4/67) is recognized as one of contemporary music’s most versatile and innovative electric guitarists and composers. With a prolific output characterized by musical ideas of angularity and logic, he works in a wide variety of mediums – from pop, rock and jazz to new music – using ideas informed by innovations and trends in both popular and experimental forms. He creates works that explore and exploit the contrary relationships between tradition and technology, improvisation and composition, and the familiar and the abstract. His sonic palette may employ techniques from sample-based technologies, analog and digital synthesis, and conventional and extended techniques from over 40 years of playing the guitar.
He is a longtime member of the influential indie band Tortoise, and also a founding member of the critically acclaimed and innovative groups Isotope 217˚ and Chicago Underground, and has been an associate member of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM) since 1995. As a sideman and collaborator, he has appeared on over 140 commercial recordings. Currently, he has been focusing on music production, small ensembles and solo performance – to cultivate and establish an idiosyncratic relationship between electronic and acoustic compositional properties in music.