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!
9:00am – 10:00am
Mattson 2 – Monthly Residency
The Mattson 2 are a drum and guitar based jazz duo from Southern California. They have toured in 14 countries and have released and appeared on 12 albums. In March 2017, their collaborative record with Toro y Moi, Star Stuff, reached #1 in “Contemporary Jazz” BILLBOARD charts. Mattson 2’s music has been reviewed in GQ, Pitchfork, and NPR.
10:00am – 12:00pm
Daddy Differently & Dirty Dave – 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 – Analogue Players Club
Slayron digs deep in to the abyss of tones, drones, dubs, clubs, riddims and rhythms, smooth grooves and deep moves. Sometimes friends joins sometimes He flys the BassShip solo…
4:00pm – 6:00pm
Alessi's Ark – guest session
Alessi’s Ark returns to the US in April, touring in support of ‘Love Is The Currency’, the fourth studio full-length (out on Yellow Year Records).
“The core theme of Love Is The Currency is our limitless ability to heal one another though music, healthy love, healing frequencies and working through previously unprocessed grief,” explains Alessi. “With ‘Cut The Cord’, I wanted to make a song that could encourage people to save themselves from fear and the grip of toxicity’s many guises.”
Long-time Maccabees engineer Jago Jago produces ‘Love Is The Currency,’ with Will White (brother of Maccabees members Felix and Hugo) helping co-write. Jago Jago’s brother Memby is on drums, with the aforementioned Felix White contributing guitar on “Wives”.