10:00am – 12:00pm
Bluestaeb (Jakarta Records / Menace) and Jake Donahue guest hosting – 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.
Midori (Menace) is a 24-year-old french producer and DJ who divides his time between France and Japan.
The brain behind the MENACE label, ‘Mido’ moved from Paris to Tokyo in 2013, at the age of 18. It was a big creative shock that have since defined both his music,
his personality and the way he runs the label.
In 2017, he released his first installment « Green EP » on Cascade Records and Jazzy Sport and is now releasing his second EP « Kumo » on the same labels,
which includes the single « Over » featuring french rising-star-singer Clara Cappagli from the pop-band « Agar Agar ». The single has been remixed by Daisuke
Tanabe and Repeat Pattern.
On the 23rd of February, 2018, he premiered his new live supported by an orchestra conducted by Berkely-graduate Uèle Lamore.
Midori also completed several tours in Asia, US and Europe, playing all over France and Japan, in Hong-Kong, Los Angeles, New York, Denver, London, Zurich,
Bangkok, Singapore, Seoul, Canada and performing alongside artists including Kutmah, Kidkanevil, Illa J, Toshio Matsuura, Joyce Wrice, WONK… He also opened
twice for MNDSGN in Paris.
Host of a weekly 2-hour slot on Rinse France since 2014, he also appeared on NTS, Rinse FM, Dublab US and JP, KGNU, Worldwide FM, Radio Nova, Kasheme,
Radio Prun’, The Lot Radio, KDVS and his work has been played by Gilles Peterson, Hugo LX, Aaron L and many more.
Midori ‘officially’ launched MENACE in 2014 in Tokyo, with two releases: «Outs » by Jeremy Talon and « Urban Maze » by Ill Sugi. Thanks to the early support from
the legendary Japanese local label Jazzy Sport and HHV.de in Europe, quickly followed by the support from Fatbeats in America, MENACE gained an important
worldwide reputation thanks to international distribution and successful tours overseas.
12:00pm – 2:00pm
Chris Ziegler – 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.
2:00pm – 4:00pm
Koreatown Oddity – Odd Hours Of Sound
Photo by Theo Jemison
4:00pm – 6:00pm
Tom Chasteen – Meditation of Sound
This show brings you the word sound of power of the many manifestations of Reggae music from the 1960s up to the heaviest bass vibrations of today and tomorrow.
Tom Chasteen has been a fixture in the LA underground music scene for over two decades. He started the seminal electronic dance music label Exist Dance in 1991 and produced over 50 releases in that genre. Since 2000 he has been running and DJIng at the Dub Club, which has become known worldwide as a respected venue for Reggae music. He has worked with many legendary Jamaican musicians both in the studio and promoting live shows.In 2010 he produced a documentary film about the Dub Club entitled “Return Of The Rub A Dub Style”. In 2013 he released 3 albums on the Stones Throw label, 2 Dub albums and a double LP “Foundation Come Again” featuring 20 veteran performers from the classic 70s era of Reggae. His work has been written up in The Wire, Rolling Stone, LA Times, and many other places.
6:00pm – 8:00pm
Heidi Lawden – Magic Roundabout
Magic Roundabout was a French/English children’s TV show that appealed to adults. It was stop motion and every character had a particular personality or state of being, shall we say. In it’s height in the 80’s the show was broadcast daily and was one of the first to break ‘the fourth wall,’ defining fantasy and reality. Heidi’s Magic Roundabout will reflect every aspect of her musical personality as she invites listeners into her world every Wednesday 6pm to 8pm (PST)
8:00pm – 10:00pm
Daniel T w/guests Babes on Legs, YES Creative studio, and others – Crosseyed and Painless "Fundraiser Special"
Daniel T, one half of the production duo Cosmic Kids, is a Los Angeles based producer and DJ. Daniel runs Distant Works Records along side Cooper Saver. He is an active contributor to the labels Young Adults and Chit Chat Records. With Cosmic Kids he has released original productions and remixes for Let’s Play House, Throne of Blood, and DFA Records. He hosts Crosseyed and Painless which is a biweekly radio show hosted by Daniel T. Every other week, Daniel features guest DJ sets from fellow, local record collectors.