dublab was founded in Los Angeles in 1999, and has been broadcasting live eversince to share freeform radio transmissions with an international audience. Over the years dublab’s programming has expanded to include production of art exhibits, films, events and record releases as well as affiliate stations in Germany (dublab.de), Japan (dublab.jp), Spain (dublab.es) and Brazil (dublab.com.br).
dublab DE is the German branch of dublab.com and was launched in 2015 to highlight the variety of quality music coming from Germany and around – past, present and future. We are based in Cologne with a network spanning all over Germany, and a trusted source for exploring exciting music off the beaten path. Our carefully curated radioshows, mixes and interviews are particularly highlighting obscure and overlooked genres while granting everyone who is playing on dublab.de total musical freedom. We take pride in featuring a genre bending music policy, and partner with likeminded record shops, labels and festivals.
Community radio projects have a special place in our heart, and we have been fortunate to realize a few of those (1/2/3/4) over the last years. We are firmly rooted within the Cologne community and are actively fostering local talent, commerce, ideas and actions.
dublab stands in solidarity with black, poc, and indigenous (BIPOC) communities who have been impacted by systemic racism and violence. In this specific moment we want to show our support to the black community and all those fighting for justice on behalf of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, and countless others who have been lost to police violence.
We understand that participating in this initiative is the bare minimum that we can do as an organization and that the moment we’re in requires a lot more than displays of optical allyship. As a non-profit internet radio station with music-focused programming, so much of the music that we love and share on a daily basis is thanks to the contributions and pioneering spirit of black musicians and DJs. We acknowledge our platform and are committed to using it to speak out against systemic oppression and to amplify BIPOC voices.
It is incumbent upon each of us to constantly learn and do better. We encourage our community members to educate themselves and to get involved in whatever way possible. For those who want to educate themselves on the history of systemic racism, how to be a better ally, and where to redistribute your resources, you can find a list of petitions, donation sites, articles, books, and more at the following link: https://linktr.ee/dublab
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