9:00am – 10:00am
Luxxury – Good Morning, Disco!
Expensive Sounding Music with Luxxury
Mornings are for melodies swimming in dusty beats.
Blake Robin is excited to return to the airwaves for the first time since high school when he ran the 2-6am slot at SF’s legendary KUSF. Expect the same blend of disco and funk with drips and drops of pop that he employs in both his original music as Luxxury as well as his lauded/controversial Luxxury edit series. How can pleasure be guilty when it feels so right?
10:00am – 12:00pm
Ale w/guest Jonas Reinhardt – 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 week in the second hour Ale will be joined by Jonas Reinhardt:
‘Inspired in equal measure by the throbbing urbanity of coastal cities, Teutonic electronic experimentation, and improvised minimalism, Jonas Reinhardt’s music transcends its influences into a wholly unique amalgam. Armed with a battery of synthesizers for this unique Dublab broadcast, Jonas will perform a live variation of an upcoming work, ‘Automatic Fanfare’, to be released in 2017 by Further Records. Jonas describes his technique as ‘a spirited conversation between man and machines reaching towards ecstatic truths’. The effect is a warm, hauntingly familiar sound bounded by unpredictability. He has also released music with Kranky, Not Not Fun, 100% Silk, Kraak, and Great Pop Supplement. His work has been featured in the Tate Modern, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, SF MOMA, and the MUTEK festivals.’
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—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, as well as a resident DJ at the Ace Hotel’s The Times of L.A. every Friday with dublab’s Frosty and more.
2:00pm – 4:00pm
Tunde Adebimpe – The Fantastica
Every third Wednesday of the month I will be playing some of my old favorites and new discoveries music wise. Additionally I’ll be interviewing various visual artists, musicians, writers, cartoonists, animators, film makers, doctors, teachers, the guy at the 7-11, anyone who wants to talk about what they’re up to and what they love (or don’t) about this little stretch of life we’ve been afforded. It’s a total Fantastica up in here. Up in here!
4:00pm – 6:00pm
Tom Chasteen w/guest Yaadcore- 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.
This episode Tom will be joined by https://soundcloud.com/yaadcore
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. Crosseyed and Painless is a biweekly radio show hosted by Daniel T. Every other week, Daniel features guest DJ sets from fellow, local record collectors.
9:00am – 10:00am
Alsarah Guest DJ Set
dublab welcomes Alsarah of Alsarah and the Nubatones for a special guest DJ set, in advance of her album release show on January 19th at the Del Monte Speakeasy in Venice.
Alsarah, whose music she describes as “East African retro-pop,” recently released a new album with her band the Nubatones, titled Manara. The record is a very contemporary exploration of all kinds of classic East African sounds, at the same time melding the earthy sound hand drums and oud with dreamy synthesizers. It’s all lifted by Alsarah’s voice, sweet yet direct, as she surveys the borders — mental and physical — that criss-cross our world.
10:00am – 12:00pm
Frosty w/ guest Kadhja Bonet – Celsius Drop
On his weekly Celsius Drop show, dublab co-founder Frosty guides you through an exploration of the vast Future Roots music spectrum. Tune-in to grasp your destiny.
This week, Frosty welcomes Kadhja Bonet onto Celsius Drop in the 11am hour for a live performance and interview. Her album The Visitor was one of the highlights of 2016. We’re thrilled to have her come share music and insight. Listen to the song below with your speakers faded up high to get a glimpse of the wonder to come.
12:00pm – 2:00pm
Jimmy Tamborello – Dying Songs
“Dying Songs” focuses on melancholic electronic music but isn’t limited to that. Sometimes it gets dark, sometimes I try to mix techno awkwardly, sometimes i get nostalgic… I like stuff that’s dreamy, ghostly, pretty and sad. I’ll try out new productions of my own, as well. I’m keeping it pretty open and we’ll see how it evolves.” – Jimmy Tamborello