The dublab radio collective and the Goethe-Institut Los Angeles are thrilled to offer a wide-spectrum survey of German sounds that will enlighten your ears. This web radio theme-stream showcases creative wave of German music from the past, present and future. Culled from dublab’s deep audio archives come exclusive DJ sets, live performances, and interviews featuring some of the most influential and talented figures in progressive German music. Alongside these incredible archives enjoy freshly recorded profiles of influential German record labels and revolutionary music movements as well as a wealth of information and web-links to spark your continued exploration of Germany’s rich, modern musical heritage. Tune into “A German Sound Exploration” theme-stream anytime between March 19th and May 1st, 2011 and enjoy this offering of archived sessions anytime after. Happy explorations!
Lucrecia Dalt‘s new record Syzygy, out on Human Ear Music, begins with a simple provocation enough: »Are you in a hurry?« But if Lucrecia Dalt intends to provoke, then her invitation leads to a radically unexpected denouement. “Levedad” is a song that slows down time and space, a composition reminiscent of the days when Pole composed with the sounds from a broken audio unit, yet also moves towards another area, not yet defined.
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This track is part of the Dunkelziffer retrospective that one of our favorite labels in the universe released recently. Emotional Rescue put out an exquisite 3xLP release that compiles the works of this “phantom” band. Dunkelziffer consists of members from Can and Unknown Cases, and to say their music is as cosmic, and rhythmic, as they are mysterious is not enough, simply press play.
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Magic Island is an enchanting seduction. Vocal delays and unicorn melodies will take you out of the dirty city and into an exotic paradise. Debut EP ‘Intoxicated Sunset’ features collaborations by Normal Echo, Better Person and Karolini to bring you back down to earth. Magic Island is a fantasy creature originally from the sparkle forest based in Berlin, Germany.
After the infectious “Yama-Ha” was caught deeply in my mind courtesy of a mixtape by dublab’s Derelict, I decided to search the infinite YouTube universe for Humpe & Humpe videos. The duo was formed by sisters Inga and Annette Humpe who half a decade earlier formed the band Neonbabies and had each individually been vital forces in the Neue Deutsche Welle. The Memories / Yama-Ha EP featured production and recording touches of the dreamy team: Conny Plank, Gareth Jones and Thomas Fehlmann. Enjoy these incredible vivid visions and continue digging into the world of these pioneering sisters. Here’s another wildly styled one for you!
The Orb is a legend that grows ever greater as it expands within the boundless universe. Pulsating with a trillion voices chattering in the cosmic cloud, the accumulated energy is filtered and rebroadcast as a big bang shout out to distant galaxies. Cosmonauts Dr. Alex Paterson and Thomas Fehlmann gracefully materialized in the dublab studio for an early morning session showcasing their master mix duo dynamics. We were honored to host these gentleman, who we count amongst our highest heroes in sound. Long live universal expansion! Long live The Orb!!!