Announcement! As of tomorrow, Friday March 13th 2020, we will close down our studio in K-Nippes for all regular live broadcasts due to the ongoing spread of COVID-19. Here’s why.
Announcement! As of tomorrow, Friday March 13th 2020, we will close down our studio in K-Nippes for all regular live broadcasts due to the ongoing spread of COVID-19. Here’s why.
Unsere Eisdisko ist zurück! 2x in dieser Saison auf der Eisfläche am Ebertplatz: Schlittschuhlaufen mit musikalischer Untermalung von DJs aus dem dublab Umfeld.
It’s been 2 years already since we did the very first (and last) Plattenflohmarkt in our HQ in Nippes, time to open our office again for an afternoon hangout on Saturday December 7, 2019. Once again: Big bunch of 2nd hand records for sale, self-made waffles & cake, delicious coffee and other drinks.
We’re teaming up with Carhartt WIP for the Cologne launch of the new Motown Capsule Collection on November 14, 2019. Records for sale by our friends from the Groove Attack Recordstore, music by Twit One, live broadcast by us.
Next dublab Word + Sound edition incoming, and we’re beyond happy to welcome esteemed music journalist and punk professor Vivien Goldman as our first international guest.
Just a few days and the Week-End Fest will go down in Cologne for the 9th time, and what a stellar line-up to look forward to: Sun Ra Arkestra, Arthur Verocai & Orchestra (his only show in Europe), Scientist, Tirzah, Lafawndah, Fred Frith Trio, Emerson Kitamura & MMM, Eiko Ishibashi… Say no more.
Second edition of our reading session series at the dublab HQ in Cologne, following a highly succesful first one with Hendrik Otremba & Vomit Heat in September.
dublab worldwide! To commemorate dublab’s first day of broadcasting that took place on September 27 1999, the whole family will be hosting a round-the-clock simulcast in cooperation with TuneIn from the Los Angeles station and its affiliate stations in Japan, Spain, Germany and Brazil.
Good news. We’re starting a monthly series of reading sessions in our HQ in Cologne-Nippes, something we’ve been wanting to do on a regular basis for a while. First guests will be Hendrik Otremba, who’ll be reading bits from his new novel “Kachelbads Erbe”, and Vomit Heat who will accompany the words with an improvised live score.
Back at Ebertplatz on September 19th 2019 for the last Sound Journey episode of this season, Waltraud Blischke is bringing records from Africa to shine light on the many shades of music from the Motherland – recommended!
In September 2019 the CityLeaks Festival will take place in Cologne for the fifth time. As usual the place of action is the public urban space, with art being the medium of communication. dublab has been in charge of the musical program for every edition of the biennial festival since 2015, and we’re happy to join forces again this year to beam a musically diverse program to dedicated listeners nearby and around the globe.
Fall is approaching in giant steps, which means it’s time to get all excited about the 2019 edition of the Meakusma Festival in Eupen, Belgium. For the 4th time we’ll be setting up shop at the Heuboden of “Alter Schlachthof”, once again commited to create a cozy safe haven for all visitors from far and near, driven by respect for each other and a mutual love for the arts.
We’re excited to announce that dublab is teaming up with Song Cycle show host Jan Lankisch for a series of concerts at Stadtgarten in Cologne this fall, bringing over a selection of dublab favorites incl. Harald Grosskopf, Angel Bat Dawid and Vivien Goldman.
Live debut by longtime friend, Montel Palmer synthman and Planet Rescue member Peter Graf York incoming, August 17th at Acephale in Cologne. Oh yes. DJ support from dublab DJs Joscha Creutzfeldt, Oswin and Moritz M.
Via Brasil! In the third edition of our monthly public listening series dublab show host Twit One will shine light on the history and development of Brazilian music, from original Samba to its fusion with European styles and its move to the mainstream with the birth of Bossa Nova and Musica Popular Brasileiro (MPB).
After a great opening in June we’ll be back at Ebertplatz in Cologne for the second edition of our monthly public listening series on July 18th, this time we’ll be travelling to India with dublab show host Keshavara.
From June 20th on we’re hosting a monthly 2hrs listening session entitled “dublab Sound Journey” at Ebertplatz in Cologne. Selected DJ’s will outline the history, influences and amalgation of sounds, certain genres and musical styles dear to our hearts. All episodes will be broadcasted live and direct from Ebertplatz via dublab.de, make sure to drop…
“I first met Ronald when he was dancing, on his own, on an empty dance floor, playing air percussion…” This is how the story started, and what a wonderful one it is. dublab is more than happy to welcome Ronald Langestraat and his newly formed band at Acephale for his first ever Cologne concert on…
Back to the hill with a crew of dublab residents and friends! From June 19th – 23rd Monticule Festival is taking place for the fifth time in the beautiful location of Domaine de Gayfié, a small hill in the Midi-Pyrenees of southern France surrounded by green woods, deep cave structures and one of the clearest…
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.