10:00pm – 10:00am
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.
10:00am – 12:00pm
Ale w/guests NRVVS (TEN TRAX) & La Onda Paisa – 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 episode will feature special guests NRVVS (TEN TRAX) at 10am and La Onda Paisa at 11am
TEN TRAX was founded with the goal to highlight the under credited, floor stomping and mind boggling electronic heat generated in the southern sector of the United States. In anticipation of their debut compilation set to release March 16th, head raveboi NRVVS steps in the booth to deliver a bone rattling mix aimed to alert the neighborhood watch and give the public a taste of what’s to come. Memphis Hustla Raveboi Stunna Clique 110%
Inspired by Quinceñera parties in the hills of Mexico during the 90’s. La Onda was started by BananaLeafBoy and XOLO. Playing all spanish all vinyl norteñas, corridos, rancheras, cumbia and banda classics. La Onda’s aim is to bring this music to a new generation. The two DJ’s spinning records will be Bananaleafboy and XOLO.
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 and Tippa Lee – 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 w/guest PBR streetgang – 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)
For this weeks episode Heidi is joined by PBR streetgang:
Bonar Bradberry and Tom Thorpe are lifers. The pair have each been completely submerged in the world of club music their entire adult life: they’ve watched scenes and sounds come and go, and seen how the underground itself keeps on keeping on regardless of the vagaries of outside interest and the names people choose to give to it. They’ve been releasing as PBR Streetgang for very close to a decade, and DJing together for rather longer than that – and yet it’s only now that they’ve come to make an album.
But that’s precisely how it should be. Since they met on the never-ending cavalcade of the party scene in their hometown of Leeds, the duo have been focused on dance music’s core values – which until now has meant a succession of beautiful, genre-agnostic 12” releases on some of the best labels in the world: Crosstown Rebels, Futureboogie, Hot Creations, Throne Of Blood, 20:20 Vision. “It’s all disco, really,” says Tom, but he’s referring not to one specific sound palette, but to the radical anything-goes eclecticism that first went into the birth of disco way back when. From the start their tracks and sets have been about ever-present funk, psychedelic stimulation, body-shaking bass and emotional richness, without ever toeing any genre line.
Their craft was honed as residents at Leed’s notorious Asylum, where the demanding regulars were very serious both about their music and their hedonism. But just as important has been their more recent experiences as touring DJs: as Bonar says “a residency is brilliant for getting to know your crowd really intimately, but there’s a lot to be said to playing to very very different crowds one day to the next… it definitely stops you getting complacent.” Again, the spirit that keeps the duo fresh: after all this time, they’re still interested in the mechanics of the dance and how to keep delivering the musical sensations they believe the crowds deserve.
All of which goes some way to explaining why the album has been a long time coming. It’s not that they didn’t have the music in them, just that they’re so wedded to club life that 12” releases for DJs was their natural form of expression, and allowed their steady evolution and experimentation to continue at its own pace. Even now, they don’t want to see it as a big statement or milestone – “it’s just where we are in terms of our studio work,” says Tom, “it’s not more or less important than other releases.” That said, though, the song structures are evolving. And that shines out on the vocal tracks – whether that’s a guest spot from DFA Records hero Mattie Safer (formerly of The Rapture) on the single “Everything Changes”, or samples of the mighty Loleatta Holloway on the album’s disco-fuelled title track: in both cases familiar tonalities are made fresh again by subtle writing and intense beats.
PBR remain as absolutely committed to the dancefloor as they ever have, but they also want their music to unfold in other ways: as Bonar says, “it’s really interesting to try and make something that gives you a full hour listening experience, again it’s a way of going into making the tracks with a fresh approach.” That’s PBR Streetgang all over. No big manifestos, no grand plan, just reacting to the opportunities that come before them – yet in doing so they have consistently managed to find new ways to express profound and beautiful things. Everything they do, this album included, is a new beginning, with new ideas a constant – and there is clearly much, much more to come.
‘Late Night Party Line’ was released on Skint on January 26th
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.