2:00pm – 4:00pm
Thomas Klepper – Library of Sounds Past Present and Future Directions
Thomas is part founder and resident of Music For Dancers, a Los Angeles staple in the underground dance community. His other projects include, but are not limited to, Open Spaces (live electronic music for listening), Association of Masks (cassette/vinyl label with limited releases), New Age Heroes (a blog of interviews that expose local unknown electronic music talent), Music by Romeo, Rinpoche Boys.
12:00pm – 2:00pm
Chris Ziegler w/guest Tropa Magica – One Reporter's Opinion
One Reporter’s Opinion—named after Chris Ziegler’s L.A. RECORD review column—is part lesson in lost history and part celebration of the new and the now in the city of Los Angeles, California, where everything happened at least once and anything could happen tomorrow. From demos to dead stock to new releases and the never-released—all genres and generations of musicians from the greater L.A. area are welcome.
Chris Ziegler is the co-founder and editor-in-chief of L.A. RECORD, Los Angeles’ only dedicated music magazine. L.A. RECORD was founded in 2005 on Ziegler’s bedroom floor and has grown into a colossal bimonthly print magazine dedicated to documenting music—in any form—across the greater Los Angeles area. Each issue is a smash-cut collection of famously in-depth interviews with music-makers of all kinds — from Kendrick Lamar to Cherry Glazerr, or Flying Lotus to Foxygen to Les McCann. It is put together by a team of local writers, illustrators, and photographers, with guest contributors like Ty Segall, Kutmah, Tim Presley of White Fence and Nick Waterhouse. Ziegler is also a contributor to MOJO magazine and the local OC and LA Weeklys. He DJs regularly at events around Los Angeles.
The monthly dublab program, One Reporter’s Opinion—named after Chris Ziegler’s L.A. RECORD review column—is one part lesson in lost history and one part celebration of the new and the now in the city of Los Angeles, California, where everything happened at least once, and anything could happen tomorrow. From demos to dead stock to new releases and the never-released—all genres and generations of musicians from the greater L.A. area are welcome.
This program will feature special guest Tropa Magica
Tropa Magica is the new band by brothers David and Rene Pacheco of thee (mighty) Commons, whose psychedelic punk-cumbia magically and cosmically connected at least three continents and as many generations. Now with thee Commons discography triumphantly concluded, Tropa Magica is set to take flight, and we’ll be premiering their extremely potent new single “LSD Roma” today after a special acoustic live set for One Reporter’s Opinion here on dublab!
10:00am – 12:00pm
Bianca Lexis – Happy Hour
Bianca Lexis is an LA-based vinyl DJ. She currently holds a residency at Tenants of the Trees in Silverlake every Saturday night and regularly guest DJs around Los Angeles. Growing up listening to both her dad’s new wave records and LA’s old school R&B station Hot92.3, she naturally grew an appreciation for soulful chords, ’80s production and synth sounds. She got her start in radio at KXSC before seriously collecting records and landing an internship at dublab.
On her monthly dublab program, Happy Hour, she shares her favorite feel-good grooves – cheap or expensive, well-known or obscure, as long as it’s rich in soul and moves you physically and emotionally. Expect to hear some boogie, disco, and ’80s funk, but anything goes.
12:00pm – 2:00pm
Andres Renteria – Shining Spirit Sound
Andres Renteria is a percussionist/drummer and DJ from Los Angeles. Since 2004 he’s been recording and touring with a wide range of artists including Jose Gonzalez, Flying Lotus, Nick Waterhouse, Mia Doi Todd, Beachwood Sparks, Father John Misty and many more. He DJs regularly around L.A. and always keeps it fun, inclusive and uplifting!
His monthly dublab show, Shining Spirit Sound reflects his wide range of tastes from 60s-80s soul and R&B, international shakers, rollerskatin’ jams to jazz, meditative music and esoteric sounds!
2:00pm – 4:00pm
Butchy Fuego – Hollergram
Butchy Fuego is the sole human behind the futuristic-tropical-electronic act known as San Gabriel. An accomplished drummer, he has toured the world with Japanoise legends, The Boredoms since 2007, as well as Nite Jewel, Rainbow Arabia, M.I.A., Pit Er Pat, in addition to performing in countless improv settings with other luminary musicians. When not on the road, you can find him in the studio as a producer and recording engineer. Recently he has taken to the mountains with an underground open-air party series called The San Gabriel Peak Performance Series, which takes place in various remote locations providing food, camping accommodations, and legendary music for an intimate audience.
Listen with caution. Butchy Fuego’s dublab program, Hollergram alters the space-time fabric on a monthly basis with each dissemination. Massive vibrations, likely to ramify the cosmic flux, will be in operation. Also, be prepared for trail reports, weather conditions, interviews with notable rangers and aural skullduggery.
4:00pm – 6:00pm
Hoseh – Version Sounds
“Version Sounds is my interpretation of radio communication, my version. At its roots, the show credits reggae dub for adding so much to the music we listen to today. From there the branches continue to sprout via a myriad of genres and time spans. Colombian cumbias meet Germanic techno dub meets British twee pop. Stereolab and Sun Ra lounge around as Stars of the Lid jam with Prince Jammy. You never know what to expect but you are guaranteed that the now sounds of 2013 will have a toast with the happening sonics of 1968 and beyond!” love, Hoseh
6:00pm – 8:00pm
Low Limit – Thank You
Low Limit’s THANK YOU show focuses primarily on the more left-leaning mutations of house and techno, but as often is the case, there are no set rules at hand here. Expect surprises.
8:00pm – 10:00pm
Echo Park Film Center – Optical Track
Optical Track is a weekly show presented by members of the Echo Park Film Center Co-op, a group of artists who collectively staff EPFC as volunteers for the cinematic revolution. Each week we will bring you a sonic slideshow as we turn off the projector bulbs and turn up the sound. Tuesdays 8 – 10pm pacific time on KFEP.
Find Echo Park Film Center online at echoparkfilmcenter.org.