10:00am – 12:00pm
Ale w/guests Swami & boRDEL (Sebastien Chenut & Turbotito) – 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.
Swami is the guise of Bel Downie, a New York based Australian DJ who has been playing various venues and events around the city for the last few years. Sitting somewhere between 90s Detroit and Chicago House, 70s Disco/Funk/Soul and UK underground, her sound crosses genre boundaries, creating fun and energetic dance floor sets. In 2016, she cofounded Act Natural, a monthly world club music night rooted in the underground electronic world.
bORDEL is the newborn Los Angeles based record company of Maud Geffray & Sebastien Chenut, more known under the name of SCRATCH MASSIVE, French Electronic music composers based between Paris & Los Angeles
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
David Orlando, AKA Boss Harmony, is a Los Angeles based DJ and Artist. He started spinning records in 1995 after studying at Otis Parsons and has earned a reputation for the breadth and depth of his unique and compelling musical selections. David took the name “Boss Harmony” in 2001 when he joined the Echodelic Sound System, the group responsible for the 12-year-running Roots Reggae night, DUB CLUB. As an avid vinyl collector of many styles of music, Boss Harmony has pushed the limits of party music in Los Angeles. In 2006, he created PUNKY REGGAE PARTY (along with DJ Michael Stock of Part Time Punks), which is now a Los Angeles staple of party madness. A year later, he teamed up with DJ Dina Juntila to create DR. WHO, a night exploding with obscure and psychedelic 60s world music.
Punky Reggae Party features musical selections from the Punk & Post-Punk period between 1977 – 1982 (although the show also features other era’s, sub-genres & Pre-Punk influences), as well as Jamaican music from the Ska, Rock Steady & Roots Reggae era’s, respectively. Reggae music & its recording techniques influenced many of the British Post-Punk bands & it’s recording techniques.
6:00pm – 8:00pm
Heidi Lawden guest hosting – ESP Institute
Welcome to the ESP Institute. Please remove your shoes at the door. Thank you.
8:00pm – 10:00pm
Pacific Beach Vinyl – Pacific Beach Playback
Pacific Beach Playback broadcasts live from Pacific Beach Vinyl in San Diego bringing you a mix of recently released and forthcoming tunes, as well as a palate of offerings going back to the 70’s through present day—mostly dance related but not solely.