10:00am – 12:00pm
Ale w/guests Susan Silton & Vicki Ray- Elevation Through Sound: Quartet For the End of Time
In June, 2017 the Los Angeles based interdisciplinary artist, Susan Silton, presented a staging of French composer Olivier Messiaen’s iconic work, Quartet for the End of Time in an empty warehouse in downtown Los Angeles. The work, commissioned by arts organization LAND (Los Angeles Nomadic Division), brought together an all-female cohort of four musicians (Erika Duke-Kirkpatrick, Michiko Ogawa, Vicki Ray, Shalini Vijayan) and four dancers (Deborah Cohen, Norianna Galindo-Ramirez, Kianna Peppers, Flora Wiegmann), along with actor Cristina Frias.
In 1939, at the onset of WWII, Messiaen was drafted into the French Army, and was eventually captured and imprisoned as a POW in Stalag VIII A, at Görlitz, Germany. It was here, on January 15, 1941, in the camp’s theater barrack and amidst bitter cold, that Messiaen’s composition, Quartet for the End of Time (Quatour pour la fin du Temps), first premiered to an audience of prisoners and German prison guards.
This program will feature a conversation with Susan Silton and Vicki Ray followed by a recording of the live performance.
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.
12:00pm – 2:00pm
Jennifer Herrema – The Banana Question
“On the “Banana Question” show I will play whatever I feel like playing and will occasionally be curated by occasional guests…..Bananas? Bananas!!!”
2:00pm – 3:00pm
Greg Belson – The Divine Chord Gospel Show "D-Vine Spirituals Label Focus"
A series of monthly radio shows hosted by Greg Belson on dublab.com, dedicated to gospel soul, funk and spirituals from the 1960’s thru to the 1980’s.
The Divine Chord Gospel Show branches out into gospel influenced cuts and artists that crossed over to performing secular cuts too; so plenty of rarities all played from original vinyl, either on 45 or LP format. The Divine Chord Gospel Show Facebook Page
3:00pm – 4:00pm
Greg Belson – Time Less
An infrequent broadcast hosted by DJ Greg Belson, focusing on the beatscapes of 90’s club culture. Tracks that were forward thinking in production techniques, ground breaking in textures and time signatures but yet often forgotten. With the 2000’s came the advent of more powerful computers, easier accessibility to software and an ease to create at home; beatmakers of the 90’s had to either adapt or fall by the wayside. We’ll be unearthing some of the cream of the crop, that still relied on outboard gear, physical mixing desks and insane wired up patch bays to get the job done. With it came a certain warmth, particularly when it was arguably the last bastion of dance music to promote, press and present their music solely onto vinyl….it’s within these grooves that we’d like to celebrate with you a time in beat making. Join us as we spin the original format of what truly was a ‘Time-Less’ age.
4:00pm – 6:00pm
Boss Harmony – Punky Reggae Party
Punky Reggae Party broadcasts every 2nd & 4th Wednesday of the month and features musical selections from the punk & post-punk period between 1977 – 1982 (although other era’s, sub-genres & pre-punk influences are often represented), as well as Jamaican music from the ska, rock steady & roots reggae era’s, respectively. Many of the British post-punk bands were influenced by reggae music & it’s recording techniques, and that experimental spark is the nucleus of the show.
6:00pm – 8:00pm
Lovefingers – 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.
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.