Internet radio/art collective expands archives and makes ambient, headphone-masterpiece available digitally.
Approaching their Proton Drive goal and celebrating their 8th anniversary, pioneering internet radio station DUBLAB is plenty pumped heading into 2008 with a new, more-functional website and a shift into nonprofit status. In appreciation of their 300,000+ listeners worldwide, DUBLAB will be steadily expanding their ever-growing archive of sonic gems in the upcoming weeks premiering an arsenal of live sessions from the disparate likes of Fog, MV & EE, Money Mark, Nosajthing, Adventure Time feat. Busdriver, Smegma, Hopewell, interviews with luminaries such as David Axelrod, and many more exciting podcasts sure to satisfy ears seeking the left-of-center.
More than simply podcasts and livestreams, the collective has extended their creative action to art exhibits, film projects, event production, record releases, and now re-releases. Six years after its initial release on Emperor Norton Records, DUBLAB is proud to announce the digital re-release of its first compilation album, “dublab presents: freeways.” This visionary collection, produced by frosty & Carlos NiÃ±o, gave the world an early taste of many, now-familiar artists and defined DUBLAB’s future roots aesthetic. “freeways” is an inspired view into Los Angeles’ vibrant musical landscape. It is a living time capsule that remains light years ahead.
The landscape presented on “freeways” is expansive. Glowing pockets of beauty from the wide sprawl of Los Angeles are merged into a unified spectrum. These diverse, progressive songs reflect every shade of creative California soul and provide a roadmap to infinite adventure. “dublab presents: freeways” continues to speed sweetly into the future.
MP3s (feel free to post)
Languis & Fer Chloca “The Sky Below”
Ammoncontact “Chord (Parts 1-2)”
1. Languis & Fer Chloca – the sky below
2. Daedelus- a mashnote
3. Mia Doi Todd – digital, version 2.1
4. Dntel – if i don’t return
5. John Tejada – i’ll see you in a place with lights
6. Mannequin Lung – is it live?
7. Yesterday’s New Quintet – soul searchin’
8. Divine Styler – shen
9. Damon Aaron – don’t get up again
10. Nowhereman (aka Nobody) – seathrough dolphin smile
11. Ammoncontact – chord (parts 1-2)
12. Skull Valley – death zone reflection
13. Adam Rudolph – nawa
14. Daedelus – lover’s dub (digital bonus track)
“Essential and soon-to-be-recognized-as-seminal compilation.”
– PITCHFORK (RATING 8.6)
“This record proves you can use machines to extend the sounds of the body, instead of using them to build up an ever-mightier electronic fortress.”
– LA WEEKLY
“A blissed out compilation of sun drenched music from the city of angels.”