Off to Brussels for a day full of broadcasts together with Kiosk Radio on April 18th, bim!
Eisdisko! Ab jetzt jeden Samstagabend auf der Eisfläche am Ebertplatz: Schlittschuhlaufen mit musikalischer Untermalung von DJs aus dem dublab Umfeld.
On December 7th our trusted comrade Robert Winter will be releasing his second photo magazine in conjunction with Carhartt WIP at their store in Cologne. Cologne based producers Twit One and Flo Filz will be playing records they hunted down on their trips to Japan, and dublab will be transmitting live what’s played inside the shop. Excited!
We’re teaming up with our Spanish friends from dublab.es to visit a few cities in September including stops at Meakusma Festival 2018, The Word Radio, Kiosk Radio, Les Ateliers Claus, Extrapool & Stranded FM, Operator, Wunderbar / WORM, Red Light Radio and Acephale.
dublab Plattenflohmarkt on September 1st because why not. (Circa) 2000+ Second Hand records for sale by dublab friends & family, strictly no crap (certified). Plus coffee, cake and music – all day at the Büdchen!
Back to FFM, if only for a day… On August 18th we’re teaming up with Urban Art archive “Transurban” and renowned gallery and art association “Familie Montez” for an extended daytime session full of music, art, coffee & cake. Great stuff.
#platznehmen – Workshop zum gemeinschaftlichen Möbelbau rund ums dublab Büdchenradio. Was macht urbanes Leben aus und welche Gestaltung benötigt ein lebenswerter öffentlicher Raum? Wie steht es um DIY und Bürgerbeteiligung in der Kölner Stadtraumgestaltung? Gemeinsam mit dem CityLeaks Urban Art Festival laden laden wir zur offenen Werkstatt im Rahmen des#tagdesgutenlebens am 01.07.2018 ein.
Excellent news: our Büdchenradio is back! From June until October 2018 we’re moving all broadcast operations into the empty Büdchen at Sudermanstrasse, a stones throw away from live venue and bar King Georg. Expect 4-5 hours of daily live broadcasts including regular shows, talks & interviews, specials and themed selections by guests and dublab DJs alike.
For the third year in a row we’ll be hosting a dublab Sleepless Floor at the critically acclaimed Meakusma Festival taking place this September. We’re looking forward to music by Marc Hollander, Coby Sey, Lindsay Todd, Nosedrip, Al Chem, Koki Emura and many more…
Ahoi. Find us on a boat in Frankfurt next Saturday, when the first edition of the Very Good Plus Vinyl & Labelmarkt is happening at Yachtklub in FFM.
Time to celebrate 3 years of freeform radio transmissions with you and an the dublab family at our second home Acephale on April 26, 2018.
Contemporary Art Fair Far-Off has started today and we’ll be joining in on Saturday, April 21st! From 4-10pm we’re opening the dublab Büdchenradio again, broadcasting music and a short Q&A about the Status Quo at Ebertplatz with city officials Johannes Geyer & Nadine Müseler, live from Sudermanplatz in Cologne.
RAMZi (Mood Hut / RVNG Intl) playing live, supported by dublab DJ’s Fizzy Veins, Joscha Creutzfeldt, Moritz M. & Jah Beers. Join us for a night full of otherworldly musical meditation. UFO synths, tribal drums, hot fire dub, bird calls, polyrythmic shuffle, intense incense. Doors open at 10pm, open end.
We just moved into our very first office location in Cologne and will open our doors this Saturday for everyone interested, come visit us! We’ll have selfmade waffles & cake, freshly brewed coffee and other drinks for you. To top things off a few of us trimmed down their record collections and shelved out 500+ second hand records, all for sale this Saturday – first come first serve.
Parklife x dublab this sunday! Drinks, food, and music by our own Rearview Radio & Joscha Creutzfeldt, joined by Nosedrip from firm favourite Stroom in Belgium. Expect 6 hours of excellent music transmitted live from Alter Bilker Friedhof in Düsseldorf from noon until 6pm – tune in via dublab.de/radio or drop by if you are in the area.
This looks like it could easily be one of the most fun things we have done in a while! On Saturday Aug.19 we’ll be playing music from the King Georg Büdchen at Sudermannplatz in Cologne, with musics provided by Towlie, Jan Schulte, Aki Aki, Rasputin, Joscha Creutzfeldt, Oswin, Dima Oboukhov and Lo-Will.
Themes For Great Cities & Suffon are back for their annual Sommerfest on Saturday July 29, 2017, and dublab is streaming the whole day via dublab.de/radio, including the live performances by Mekine U Teksi and Wolf Müller & Niklas Wandt.
Just as last year we’ll be hosting a dublab Sleepless Floor at the upcoming edition of Meakusma Festival from September 8-10. We’re looking forward to broadcast more than 40 hours of music and speech presented by Nosedrip, Rearview Radio, Kobe van Cauwenberghe, DJ/Rupture, Matt Werth, Captain Starlight, Vladimir Ivkovich & ML and many more.
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.
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.
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.
Coming out of age with Diet CV. “Teenage Dreams” gives you an infantile perspective on the diversity of DIY sounds from fuzzy scum to creamy haze.
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.
Every record has a smaller or bigger story attached to it, and we are keen to hear and share those personal recollections and memories.
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.
Exclusive video premiere of “Temple” by Pappen Im Nebel. An abstract journey through light and movement shot by Meryem Erkus. Out now on baumusik.
In September 2016 the Meakusma festival is taking place in Eupen, Belgium for the first time, and dublab is happy to be part of this extraordinary operation.
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.
Aloa Input are no longer circling the globe but escaping the earth’s atmosphere altogether. The three-piece band sets off into outer-space, aiming for the fourth planet from the sun.
Düsseldorf based DJ and producer Tolouse Low Trax takes us for a ride on this psychedelic Kenneth Anger loaded track.
Kenneth James Gibson (Reverse Commuter, [a]pendics.shuffle) & Dilo are back with a new song ‘Look At Me’ and video on Los Angeles label Adjunct.
BAR is the project of Lucas Croon (Stabil Elite) and Christina Irrgang. Both create this parallel reality where all is cool and cool is all.
Lucas and Christina created the BAR universe. A project of pop songs, sinister textures, and androgynous realms, all driven by dance beats.
Internet radio station dublab and the German Consulate General Los Angeles have partnered to highlight rare and previously unheard songs from Germany’s most progressive musicians.
AG. Geige were definitely ahead of its time, or maybe not, just in a parallel reality where time and place doesn’t matter.
An exploration of the psychedelic, progressive and cosmic music from Germany in the 1960′s & 1970′s.
This remix by Odd Nosdam of the Sequoia track by Saroos is ambient in its most intense state. A wall of sound that is unstoppable and keep advancing towards you.
It was about time this gem by Will Samson finds its way on vinyl, including two new reworks by Ritornell (Austria) & Benoit Pioulard (France)
Living Tapes makes another stop in its downward spiral to a higher place with Lebanon Hanover’s release “Tomb For Two”.
This recently unearthed gem features early Kraftwerk (Ralf Hütter and Florian Schneider, along with drummer Klaus Dinger) performing live on the German TV show WDR Rockpalast in 1970.
Jan Jelinek and Dennis Busch aka James DINA4 made this record that is not really a collaboration in the traditional way.
“Opening” couldn’t be a more appropriate title for this song by Andromeda Mega Express Orchestra. This is a “begin the day” type of song, even if you’ve been up all night.
Irmin Schmidt‘s “Villa Wunderbar” is a compilation of the work by one of the founders of Can. This release includes solo and soundtrack work, including two unreleased Can remixes.
Fishing Buddies is the B side to Masha Qrella‘s single “Boys Don’t Cry” – a great companion to those days where all we do is wait for the one we need.
This collaboration between Joasihno & JEL represents that magic that connects California and Bavaria. Both members from different parts of the world, yet they share one single vision.
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.