12:00am – 9:00am
dublab presents – The Sounds of Now
The Sounds of Now is a program featuring a selection of new music and recent re-issues. With weekly updates The Sounds of Now offers listeners the opportunity to stay up to date on what is being released across the wide musical landscape from around the world. You can tune in to The Sounds of Now on dublab radio during the afterhours of our live broadcast, or subscribe to our weekly selections of new music on Spotify, Facebook and our Youtube channel.
9:00am – 11:00am
Barrie – Guest DJ Set
Inclusivity is at the heart of Barrie, the Brooklyn five-piece made of Barrie Lindsay, Dominic Apa, Spurge Carter, Sabine Holler and Noah Prebish. And on their debut LP Happy To Be Here, their multidimensional take on classic pop sounds awake and present, like a group that’s daydreaming but firmly there with one another. Lindsay largely wrote these songs late into the night, alone in her apartment, and her voice feels appropriately full of possibility throughout.
Barrie, the band, is primarily her project; on the record, which she co-produced with Jake Aron (Snail Mail, Solange, Grizzly Bear), Lindsay plays guitar, piano, synth and bass. But still, Barrie is distinctly not a solo project, and Happy To Be Here—out May 3, 2019 via Winspear—is very much a full band record. Dominic’s drums fill the entire album, while Noah added synths and Spurge sang on nearly every track; the three also contributed production. And Sabine, though stuck in Germany with visa issues, remotely recorded vocals.
Engineered and mixed by Aron at his Brooklyn studio in August 2018, the album is a softly explosive document of Barrie’s collective vision: “a well-crafted pop song that’s a little bit fucked up,” they explain. The album’s singles speak to its scope: the analog synths that burst from piano pointillism on “Clovers”, the lush electric guitar grooves on opener “Darjeeling”, the minimal arrangement and modular programmed drums of “Saturated”.
The album’s energetic but unhurried movement is a testament to the wide-ranging backgrounds of Barrie’s membership: Spurge and Noah met at the Lot Radio through a shared love of house and techno, Dom plays and tours with the electronic rock band Is Tropical, Sabine is a performance artist and solo musician. “Part of what makes Barrie greater than the sum of the parts is that it’s actually a bunch of freaks working together to make super accessible, satisfying music,” Noah says. “So there’s a somewhat experimental nature to the approach.”
Happy To Be Here offers snapshots of the band coming together in the city, after having lived all over: Boston, Baltimore, upstate New York, London, São Paulo via Berlin. “The scaffolding of this album is moving to New York and finding these people that make up the band,” Barrie says. “We’re very different, but we cover each other’s gaps personally and creatively, and are eager to learn from each other.”
11:00am – 12:00pm
Daddy Differently & Dirty Dave – Things of Life
It’s the simple things isn’t it? The little things of life. Good food, sunshine, no traffic, dark coffee, 72˚ breeze, telephone off the hook and music every Friday morning a la Daddy Differently & Dirty Dave.
12:00pm – 2:00pm
Slayron – Analogue Players Club
Slayron digs deep in to the abyss of tones, drones, dubs, clubs, riddims and rhythms, smooth grooves and deep moves. Sometimes friends joins sometimes He flys the BassShip solo…
2:00pm – 4:00pm
Sun Araw – Second System Vision Radio
“A project of the NEW VISION INITIATIVE, a monthly stakeout involving a complex filtration system including but not limited to tunes, talks, texts, and video.” – Sun Araw
4:00pm – 6:00pm
Hymnal & Mixmaster Wolf – Psychedelic Stax
Psychedelic Stax is your main source for Psychedelic Soul and Hippie music. Tuned directly into your mind. Sounds of inspiration, elevation, and education flow from the sung and unsung heroes of the peace and love movement. From Curtom to Westbound, lend us your funky mind and we will play with it.
6:00pm – 8:00pm
Tottie w/guest Dave Aju – A Little Moore
Joining Tottie on this month’s “Across The Pond” is Bay Area-born Marc David Barrite aka Dave Aju. Dave Aju has striven to bring fresh and inimitable electronic music to the world, a balancing act of deep knowledge and passion for dance music history of the past and forward-thinking approach to production and performance. A diverse range of influences from his varied musical upbringing can be heard in Aju’s unique sound – from immersive jazz, to hip-hop, techno and even contemporary R&B/neo-soul.
Dave Aju original releases, remixes, DJ sets, and live performances have blessed selective labels, clubs, and festivals across the globe and have been championed by many like-minded peers, including Matthew Herbert who he has worked with on two EP releases, to forward thinking festivals like MUTEK, of which he has played multiple times. Giles Peterson has championed Aju as one to watch, promoting remix collaborations for Peterson’s Brownswood label and multiple guest appearances on Worldwide FM.
Tottie welcomes Aju for his first show on dublab’s airwaves, tune in for the second half of the show from 7-8pm and listen this sonic greatness.
8:00pm – 10:00pm
DJ Greg Belson w/guest DJ SMOOVE- 45 Live Radio Show
Team member Greg Belson, a highly respected LA-based DJ on the rare soul/funk scene, hosts the monthly dublab show 45 Live. It’s about the love of music, the love of vinyl and having an excellent old time with it. Whatever you do, keep it 45.
Smoove is a master of the cut ‘n’ paste technique to get the party started. His selections are always heavy in the boom bap arena, splicing up the 100% all 45’s in the mix. He’s also renowned as part of the acclaimed crew Smoove & Tyrell featuring the mazaing voice of Mr John Tyrell….but he’s here with us, ready to take you on a journey at break neck speed. Your host gets the set rolling with a dip into nu beats territory, before winding things up with a bounce around the soul, funk, gospel and r&b genres. It’s a celebration of the 45 rpm single like no other….joining the dots one lil’ disc at a time.