10:00am – 12:00pm
Ale w/guest Joey from High Fidelity – 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.
Joey is a musician and visual artist based in Los Angeles, California. Known for combining hands on artwork with music, he designs his own hard copies with spray paint and graffiti markers, releasing music primarily on cassettes and CDs. A young producer with experience in the classical music world, his music spans all genres – ranging from techno and electronica to strictly acoustic guitar.
After releasing his self produced EP Love Is the Cure in 2017, several tracks received radio airplay on KXLU Los Angeles 88.9 FM.
12:00pm – 2:00pm
Pinchy Don – Noon Pacific
Pinchy Don created a mix for the latest installment of Sleepless, produced by dublab in partnership with The Music Center at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. The event took place on April 6 & 7 2018 and it focused on Disco music and its cultural impact.
This mix played in the Light Lock Corridor that connects the Oval Bar and the Founders Rooms. The idea for this mix was to provide a non-dance experience that still connected to the idea of Disco.
2:00pm – 4:00pm
Danny Holloway – Heads Up
I spin at clubs, lounges, parties + on radio. From ’97 to ’05, I spent up to twelve hours a day pursuing obscure funk music, traveling to Brasil, Jamaica, Nigeria, Ghana, France, the UK, Mexico and Canada digging for records. I’m from the LBC, but professionally began in London in the ’70s: first as a staff writer on the NME music weekly, followed by a few years at Island Records. I worked with BOB MARLEY, BURNING SPEAR, TOOTS & THE MAYTALS, JIMMY CLIFF and produced the HEPTONES album “Night Food.” I moved back to L.A. after five years in London and went back with Island, eventually lasting 23 years. I produced THE PLIMSOULS, signed SUBLIME, put together 22 soundtrack albums, etc. I recently returned to music journalism and I’m the music supervisor on a Marley feature film, doing consulting work for iTunes and still producing music. I’m also still digging and share the wax by spinning out or creating mixes for DUBLAB.COM.
4:00pm – 6:00pm
Boss Harmony – Punky Reggae Party
David Orlando, AKA Boss Harmony, is a Los Angeles based DJ and Artist. He started spinning records in 1995 after studying at Otis Parsons and has earned a reputation for the breadth and depth of his unique and compelling musical selections. David took the name “Boss Harmony” in 2001 when he joined the Echodelic Sound System, the group responsible for the 12-year-running Roots Reggae night, DUB CLUB. As an avid vinyl collector of many styles of music, Boss Harmony has pushed the limits of party music in Los Angeles. In 2006, he created PUNKY REGGAE PARTY (along with DJ Michael Stock of Part Time Punks), which is now a Los Angeles staple of party madness. A year later, he teamed up with DJ Dina Juntila to create DR. WHO, a night exploding with obscure and psychedelic 60s world music.
Punky Reggae Party features musical selections from the Punk & Post-Punk period between 1977 – 1982 (although the show also features other era’s, sub-genres & Pre-Punk influences), as well as Jamaican music from the Ska, Rock Steady & Roots Reggae era’s, respectively. Reggae music & its recording techniques influenced many of the British Post-Punk bands & it’s recording techniques.
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 – 11:00pm
Che + Pulgas – Live Session
Che’s Shuco EP captures that yearning, broken-but-building vibe we all hide sometimes in order to get things together and act this age or that. All the good news and bad news of youth are experienced in the space of Che’s avant psych compositions.
Hanging out with the spirit of adolescence, Che (real name Sanche Ramirez) offers a nostalgic and futuristic way of playing with play. Maturely childlike, wholly half grown, Che’s multilayered songs explore the liminal intersections of remembering and dreaming complexly. On ’Shuco’s Theme,’ day-dim harpsichord melodies and tape-twisted electric guitar arpeggios interplay in a sombre drama of becoming. Single ‘Bath’ bounces to a CR-78 pattern, floating a virally infectious electronic pop melody over zones of digital noise and distress, conjuring the image of a smelly middle schooler first traversing the tumultuous halls of love.
There are spaces of abandon and out gazing. An adventure in transparency to self, ’My Last Gut’ overflows with sensations of green ferns, grey sky, warm home, and profound quiet. A distractionless, directionless time out of time emerges, the perfect condition for the the warped psych pop odyssey of ‘Pickle Eyes’ and its relentlessly subtle theatrics. In the expanse of this openness, Che is bringing his roots at the experimental periphery of Cork, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Philadelphia music scenes into cross-pollination, locating extraordinary levels of intimacy in pop songcraft.
With their second effort “Open to Most Things”, Pulgas showcases an extraordinary ability to evolve. In layman’s terms, their first album might be viewed as a dirty hobo whistling an enchanting tune. You come along, and you’re intrigued by his sheer talent and potential, so you take him home, give him a bath and a shave, dress him up in new clothes and (as is tradition) fuse him with cyborg technology. A gold pocket-watch and a stovetop hat later, you’ve got the same energy and inventiveness of that original strain, but now it’s a sleek machine. THESE BOYS CLEAN UP NICE. There are hints of menace and motorik among the experiments on this record. The sonic palette is vastly expanded from their debut. It’s a little raunchy, a little cold and a little bit wiggly. All in all, it’s a banger, and hints at bigger and better things to come for these two young garbage wizards