9:00am – 10:00am
Lulu Levan – guest session
As well as being a professional DJ, Lulu is also an academic and journalist. She has recently completed a PhD in Sociology at Goldsmiths, and has written for a range of publications, from Jockey Slut and The Face through to TheIndependent and The New Statesman. Music has always been a central passion for Lulu, and a background in the music industry–not just writing about music but managing artists, record labels and promoting events –has helped shape Lulu’s career as a DJ.
Lulu has a playful, credible and creative ear for tunes, and has a natural flair for reading a crowd and filling a dance-floor. Lulu currently has residencies at The NED (Bank), Electric House (Notting Hill), The Groucho and The House of St Barnabas (Soho). She has also worked with brands such as Meantime, Mazda, Häagen-Dazs in association with Matthew Williamson, andCaravan, and was in-store resident DJ for H&M for three years, playing for the exclusive designer launches of Kenzo and Balmain. Lulu also loves festivals and sunshine, having played regularly at Lovebox, Bestival, and Pikes hotel in Ibiza. In addition, Lulu’s wide range of interests matched with her friendly, professional approach and organic industry contacts has also led her to performing at art events such as Ryan Gander’s after-show party in Manchester with broadcaster and journalist Miranda Sawyer, andat awards ceremonies and film premieres. She is currently a firm favorite for private events at The Swan/The Globe theatre on London’s iconic south bank.
Lulu’s musical repertoire is varied and eclectic, boasting disco, nu-disco, classic house, 80s electro, soul, funk, reggae, hip hop and R&B. Her sets are malleable for the client’s requirements.
Check out her mixes on mixcloud!
10:00am – 12:00pm
Ale w/guests Yann Novak (LIVE) followed by Brian Kehew w/Stan Warnow and Deborah Scott Studebaker – 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.
This special program will feature at 10am a live performance by Yann Novak followed at 11am by Brian Kehew in conversation with filmmaker Stan Warnow and producer/educator Deborah Scott Studebaker about their father, Raymond Scott, whose life and work will be celebrated at the upcoming Raymond Scott Festival at The Colony Theatre in Burbank.
Raymond Scott (1908-1994) was a composer, bandleader, engineer and electronic music pioneer whose creative and technical contributions helped shape American culture. Most people have heard his music—but many have never heard his name.
On September 8th, an array of musicians, historians, animators, engineers and filmmakers will tell the story of Scott’s music and machines at ScottWorks | The Raymond Scott Festival.
Yann Novak is a multidisciplinary artist, composer, and curator based in Los Angeles. His work is guided by his interests in perception, context, movement, and the felt presence of direct experience. Through the use of sound and light, Novak explores how these intangible materials can act as catalysts to focus our awareness on our present location in space and time. Novak’s diverse body of works—audiovisual installations, performances, architectural interventions, sound diffusions, recording, and prints—ask participants to reclaim the present moment as a political act.
Novak’s work has been experienced through exhibitions and performance at AB Salon, Brussels; The Broad, Los Angeles; Commonwealth & Council, Los Angeles; Danspace, New York; de Young Museum, San Francisco; Fylkingen, Stockholm; Getty Villa, Pacific Palisades, California; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; The Henry Art Gallery, Seattle; Human Resources, Los Angeles; Iklectik, London; LACMA, Los Angeles; Mutek Festival, Montreal; SFMoMA, San Francisco; Soundfjord, London; Spektrum, Berlin; and The Stone, New York, among others. His recorded sound works have been released by 901 Editions, Berlin; Dragon’s Eye Recordings, Los Angeles; Hibernate, Leeds; LINE Imprint, Los Angeles; and Touch, London, among others.
For his latest work Novak drew inspiration from his upbringing in the midwestern US—minutes from rural farmland—as a queer youth. Performances of Masculinity ruminates on toxic masculinity, its influence on human development, and its broader presence in experimental music communities.
12:00pm – 2:00pm
Cooper Saver – Far Away
Far Away is a monthly party and cassette series in LA revolving around the sounds of cosmic disco, house, italo, left-field techno, and everything in between. For the monthly Dublab broadcast of Far Away, resident DJ and curator Cooper Saver shares music reflecting the many colors of his project while inviting close friends, guests of the party, and collaborators to join in for a mix on occasion. Cooper Saver is a Los Angeles based DJ and producer. Responsible for the Far Away party and mixtape series, Cooper has brought out underrated and unique talent from overseas alongside regular local guests such as Secret Circuit, Peaking Lights, Suzanne Kraft, Lovefingers, and many others. He got his start as a music journalist in high school before spending most of his time collecting records and DJing in the LA area and abroad, but still continues to write today. Apart from music, Cooper enjoys the sunshine, skateboarding, getting lost in the mountains, and taking naps by the lake in echo park.
2:00pm – 4:00pm
Chico Sonido w/guest La Goony Chonga – Monthly dublab Show
We are stoked to have longtime dublab friend Chico back on the airwaves for a monthly show happening every first Wednesday from 2-4pm PST. Lock in!
4:00pm – 6:00pm
Tom Chasteen – Meditation of Sound
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 – Crosseyed and Painless
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.
10:00pm – 11:59pm
Minty Boi – Minty Boi’s Eternity
Minty Boi is a promoter and DJ based in Los Angeles, New York, and Providence. Through a broad lens he presents a series of music and art shows coast to coast. Minty Boi is dedicated to presenting independent, new artists across all genres and all languages.
Minty Boi’s Eternity is a weekly exploration of the universality of music, in all genres and all languages. Each show is a new assortment of music by artists from around the world, super special guests, and fun event promotions.