8:00am – 10:00am
Pinchy Don – In The Shade Of The Palm
In The Shade Of The Palm is a tropical quaalude of a radio show with your able bodied expedition leader: Pinchy Don. Pinchy Don aka Tom Kuntz is a film maker known for his music videos and commercials. He also heads up the mix blog Pinchyandfriends.com.
10:00am – 12:00pm
Melissa Dueñas & COMBAT! guest hosting Celsius Drop
About Melissa Dueñas:
From playing drums in punk bands to curating oldies and funk nights, Melissa Dueñas aka Lil Smiley has had a life-long love affair with music. Her former radio show Lowrider Sundays and transmedia endeavor East Side Story Project are recent examples of her continuing and evolving relationship with music. Now based in Los Angeles she is currently working on creating mixes that weave the sonic connections of her musical journey.
Mark Nieto has tangled with the Los Angeles underground for the better part of the last decade, appearing regularly on local radio and fine-tuning an aesthetic that fits comfortable at the intersection of instrumental guitar music and experimental electronic structures. It’s as COMBAT! that Nieto’s various projects and influences meet. Check out his debut album on FoF.
12:00pm – 2:00pm
Live from Red Bull Music Academy Berlin with indi, Milan W & Soul of Hex
Since 1998, the Red Bull Music Academy is a global music institution committed to fostering creativity in music – More practically, it’s a long-running series in which up-and-coming musicians, producers and artists from around the globe are invited to a particular city to take part in two weeks of lectures, workshops and studio sessions with groundbreaking artists. The Academy (often referred to as RBMA) was founded in 1998 and the first edition took place in Berlin. Since then, the Academy has moved to different cities all around the globe (previous editions include Montreal, Paris, Sao Paulo, Cape Town, Tokyo, New York City and many other cities).
Red Bull Music Academy is celebrating its 20-year milestone in Berlin, the city where it all started. From September 8-October 12th, bright music minds from around the world will converge to shape the way tomorrow will sound. There are 61 total participants in this year’s Academy, representing 37 different countries. The full list can be found here.
dublab is honored to be on hand for this landmark event. Tune-in to catch dublab founder Frosty sharing music and conversation with the international participants who have gathered in Berlin for RBMA. This episode will feature with indi, Milan W. & Soul of Hex.
Between 2013 and 2016, Indira Force was half of Doprah, a neo-trip-hop duo who opened for Lorde and whose debut album, 2016’s Wasting, received international attention. When the band split, Force – who also composes film soundtracks, dance scores and even music for political campaigns – stepped out on her own to become indi. Despite her trepidation at embarking on a project by herself, her first solo album, 2017’s Precipice, was a triumph, performed with saxophonists, trombonists and a violin septet to bring Force’s lush, baroque vision to life. Inspired by the natural world and the dreaming state, there are echoes of Björk and Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith in Force’s music, whether stately and ornate – such as on “Airportal” – or tactile, like the gently drifting “Demeter.”
Milan W. makes music in the tradition of artists like Autechre and Aphex Twin, skirting the edges of dance music while never allowing his listeners to get totally comfortable. Milan W.’s work veers often towards ambient – most of his 2016 release Intact would be perfectly lovely to fall asleep to. His productions are woven through with trills of dissonance, and the soft beats sometimes do make you want to move. His tunes sound like staring up at a brilliantly star-filled sky or walking through a misty city at night. They’re tranquil, but always with an edge of the unknown.
Though he’s only in his mid-20s, Gerardo Cedillo has been intimately involved in dance music for over a decade. He got his start as one half of Kry-Lon, a duo that sat at the forefront of the “new rave” scene in his hometown of Tijuana, Mexico. In the years since, Cedillo has grown enormously as a producer, DJ and multi-instrumentalist, and keeps himself busy running the label Vicario Musique Recordings. As Soul Of Hex, he conjures up astral deep house odysseys, drawing from the raw sensuality and restraint of classic house and techno, while incorporating jazzy flourishes and colorful shifts in tone, rhythm and texture. In 2014, Larry Heard himself stepped in to remix the Soul Of Hex track “Lip Reading,” and his DJ schedule has been hectic ever since, including an appearance at Amsterdam’s Dekmantel Festival in 2017.
Illustrations by Chester Holme.
4:00pm – 6:00pm
Jimi Hey – Rainbow Jail
Jimi Hey doesn’t want to break you out of jail. He wants to put you inside colorful bars. Click play to unlock the secrets within the sonic solitude of this prismatic prison. Rainbow Jail airs every second Thursday from 4-6pm PST on dublab.
6:00pm – 8:00pm
George Jensen & Heavy Hymns – Quietdudes
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
Aura T-09 w/guest Grotessk – Radio T-09
Radio T-09 is a monthly program occurring the 2nd Thursday of every month from 10pm to Midnight. The show is devoted to experimental dance music from a wide variety of electronic sub genres. The focus is on remaining undefined with an interest in exploring the hybrid/transitory spaces between already intrenched genres.
Radio T-09 is run and operated by Aura T-09, who will be djing, hosting guests and collecting mixes from underground artists from around the world.