10:00am – 12:00pm
Frosty w/guest Idris Ackamoor – Celsius Drop
Here it is, highly honed and happening for YOU. On his weekly Celsius Drop show, dublab co-founder Frosty guides you through an exploration of the vast Future Roots music spectrum. Tune-in to grasp your destiny.
In the 11am hour this week Frosty welcomes special guest Idris Ackamoor onto the show to share music and talk about the new Idris Ackamoor☥The Pyramids album An Angel Fell. Tune-in to catch a snapshot of an artist on an infinite journey through the universe of sound.
More about Idris Ackamoor☥The Pyramids:
Idris Ackamoor (born Bruce Baker circa 1950, hometown Chicago) is a multi-instrumentalist (saxophone), composer, actor, tap dancer, director, and producer. He is the Founder and Executive/Co-Artistic Director of the San Francisco performance company, Cultural Odyssey.
THE PYRAMIDS was founded close to FIFTY YEARS AGO in 1972! Alto saxophonist Ackamoor had originally left his hometown of Chicago to study music at Antioch College, Yellow Springs, Ohio, where his teachers numbered legendary pianist Cecil Taylor. Via the Antioch Abroad Program, Ackamoor landed a year’s study overseas in 1972, which allowed him, and two Antioch students, to travel to Europe and Africa where he co — founded THE PYRAMIDS. The trip took in a musical spiritual journey up into Northern Ghana, the land of the Fra Fra of Bolgatanga and the Islam-influenced Dagomba in Tamale, where Ackamoor taped some field recordings. “We played with the King’s musicians in Tamale. I also undertook a healing ceremony in the bush of Bolgatanga with a Fra Fra traditional healer (a Juju Man).”
Back in Yellow Springs, THE PYRAMIDS brought together all of the knowledge from their journey and released 2 independently produced albums including “Lalibela” (1973), and “King of Kings” (1974). After graduating, Idris and the band headed to Oakland, California and quickly met other musicians in the thriving San Francisco Bay Area music scene where they recorded their third album, “Birth / Speed / Merging” in 1976. The Pyramids played their last concert at the 1977 UC Berkeley Jazz Festival sharing the stage with vocalist Al Jarreau, and jazz legends Woody Shaw and Dexter Gordon. Due to different paths it was time for the individual members to move on. Out of the blue, The Pyramids announced their return in 2007. “Around 2006 there was an increased interest in the 1970s music the band recorded with many requests from record labels to re-issue the early albums,” Ackamoor explains. “The Pyramids’ three LPs were showing up on eBay for high prices.” Chicago label Ikef reissued the three 1970s albums on vinyl. At the same time ‘EM’ Records in Japan released ‘The Music of Idris Ackamoor 1971-2004’. The Berlin agency, Planet Rock (http://www.planetrock-booking.de), began organizing European dates for the band and The Pyramids were fully back in business. The momentum has continued for the group. Ackamoor landed a Lifetime Achievement Award from Gilles Peterson at his Worldwide Awards in London.
“AN ANGEL FELL” completes a trilogy of albums since the reformation of the band including the lauded “WE BE ALL AFRICANS” and the bands critically acclaimed 2012 release “OTHERWORLDLY” on Disko B Records of Munich, Germany.
Don’t miss Idris Ackamoor performing live at Zebulon on May 24 and 25th. More info and tickets here.
12:00pm – 2:00pm
Jimmy Tamborello – Dying Songs
“Dying Songs” focuses on melancholic electronic music but isn’t limited to that. Sometimes it gets dark, sometimes I try to mix techno awkwardly, sometimes i get nostalgic… I like stuff that’s dreamy, ghostly, pretty and sad. I’ll try out new productions of my own, as well. I’m keeping it pretty open and we’ll see how it evolves.” – Jimmy
2:00pm – 4:00pm
r.r barbadas – Crushing With…
On their monthly Dublab show “Crushing”, Rona & Robbee deliver their own brand of monthly musical crushes, old and new, as well as sharing their zone with guest crushes, live or in the mix.
4:00pm – 6:00pm
Nanny Cantaloupe – Perplexagon
Nanny Cantaloupe is known for turning unsuspecting sounds on their sides and tickling them until they’re on the verge of explosion.
6:00pm – 8:00pm
Heavy Hymns & George Jensen – Quietudes
Out of the mutual appreciation for the gentle sounds from 1980’s ECM records, yacht rock, marimbas, fourth world music but also the easy folk-rock music you hear while taking a drive after partying till the morning and wanting to watch the sun come up, the Quietdudes want to soundtrack those moments for you.
8:00pm – 10:00pm
Induce – Dancing, Thinking, Loving, Listening
It all started with these words from Induce, “Bout to get on and play some weird stuff @dublab till about 4. Tune in!” Then the lightning split the sky and all the sounds from the dublab studio on this oblate spheroid called Planet Earth were pulled into the cosmos in a single beam of high lumen energy. From this newly elevated point they hit the universal prism of memory reflection and were split throughout the wide universe. We’re happy you got your radio attuned to Induce’s transmission. Whether you’re hearing this 2 billion years from now or simply right now we know you’ll enjoy the “weird stuff” being offered.
10:00pm – 11:59pm
Remy Marc and Travis Castle w/guest Tamara (Lil Death)- 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.