Big news! After broadcasting weekly from various recordshops, bars and off spaces for the last months we will be moving into a fixed space for the first time from July 7-15 2017 to transmit freeform radio for 9 days in a row.
Our first shirts are in. We printed a limited run of 50 Tees for our Popup Radio project together with Carhartt WIP, only available at our temporary studio location at Jülicher Strasse 14 in Cologne from July 7-15.
Next weekend we’ll be joining the Panama Plus Festival in Munich, transmitting music selected by our trusted friends from Analog Africa, Kalakuta Soul, Radio Love Love and Bumm Clack, amongst others, live from the festival on Friday and Saturday evening from 6-10pm (CET).
Ahead of our collaboration with this years’ Monticule Festival we approached Eric Schönemeier, one of the Monticule founders, to share some information on the idea of the festival, things to bring, do, and more.
Monticule is one of the few festivals doing things differently, putting great emphasis on a collective experience fuelled through the love for music and the arts. Those are key values of what makes dublab what it is, and naturally we are more than happy to collaborate with them for the first time this year.
The Online Radio Festival returns to Muziekgebouw in Amsterdam for the third time on Friday, May 19th for a day full of live broadcasts, talks about the future of web radio and progressive live performances and DJ`s.
The dublab.de show family keeps on growing: Starting today, Mühlheim a.d. Ruhr based vinyl and cassette label Ana Ott will be hosting a bi-monthly show evolving around their cosmos of DIY concert culture, their homebase Makroscope, and the label itself.
Wir freuen uns ausserordentlich über die erste Wortsendung auf dublab.de: Das Institut für Betrachtung wird ab kommendem Donnerstag einmal im Monat vielfältige zeitgenössische Themen aus Kunst und Kultur “jenseits von akademisch, disziplinär, ideologisch oder ökonomisch motivierten Partikularinteressen” vorstellen und diskutieren.
Sonae is a DJ and producer based in Cologne. She released her debut-album in 2015 on Gudrun Gut’s label Monika Enterprise and is frequently playing live, scoring theater soundtracks and organizes concert evenings in her hometown as member of the female:pressure network.
Denis sent over this really beautiful Mix featuring tracks by Roedelius, BBB, Gigi Masin and other dublab favorites. The perfect soundtrack for reading a book in bed, laying on a field watching the clouds go by, or similar… you get the vibe. Thanks Denis for this!
Timeless Horizons by BBB is a 2xLP compilation of songs originally released by Wolfgang Barthel on three private press LPs: Auf Der Suche (1984), Zeitlos (1986) and New Horizons (1988). Original copies are almost impossible to find these days, so Basso from Growing Bin took it in his own hands to re-introduce the world to the German trio and their Timeless Horizons.
In 2015 the CityLeaks Festival takes place in Cologne for the third time, and we’re happy to announce that dublab is curating the musical program taking place at the festival center in Cologne-Mühlheim from September 5th – September 20th. Highlights include radioshows & DJ-Sets by friends and favorites alike such as James Pants, FloFilz, Jan Schulte, A-Musik, Salon des Amateurs and many others.
Mieux means better, and we find that to be very true. Focusing more on the live aspect of things in recent months it comes to no surprise that the Austrian production duo just put out a beautiful, caleidoscopic live-video of one of the standout tracks on “Are You Happy”, the steeldrum laden, bass heavy “Daddy”. Video and exclusive MP3 download after the jump.
Ipek Gorgun walks a refreshing path within the world of electronic experiments and contemporary music. Being a Ph.D. candidate of Sonic Arts at ITU-MIAM inspired her to a research based method of compounding new sound scales. As a bass-player, vocalist, writer and photographer, Gorgun is keeping herself quite busy within the underground-scene of Istanbul. Her electro acoustic solo works are a mix of uncerebral experimental fragments and massive, deep soundwalls.
The new video by Cologne based band COLORIST is a mesmerizing trip for your daily technophilia. The multi-producers and pioneers of improvised deep techno team up with Berlin based filmmaker Ufuk Cam to jump into a mingle of blurry nature, sharp but lasting beats and a peculiar creature fellow.
Chances are pretty good we don’t have to explain who Tangerine Dream are. You already knew they’ve been cemented in the annals of pioneering electronic music for their mastery of transportational soundscapes, crafted from the early 70′s on.