In Conversation
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dublab Radio presents In Conversation, a weekly podcast featuring interviews from its 20 years of broadcasting. Highlighting some of the most compelling interviews from dublab's archives, In Conversation offers an in-depth view into the lives and creative processes of its guests.

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    Lee "Scratch" Perry

    Mark “Frosty” McNeill recently interviewed dub pioneer and all around mystic Lee "Scratch" Perry in Los Angeles. Flowing along with Perry’s stream of consciousness, the recording captures an astonishing mix of inventive poetry, animal impersonations, words of wisdom, and even some singing. Today, you will hear this interview in full.

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    Laetitia Sadier

    Alejandro Cohen and Hoseh are joined by Laetitia Sadier of Stereolab for an interview on this episode of In Conversation!

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    Saul Williams

    Saul Williams joined our host, Mark "Frosty" McNeill, to share thoughts and music from his new album, Encrypted & Vulnerable. The album, an incendiary call to action, fits within his ongoing MartyrLoserKing project. We hope you can join us!

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    Mark McNeill recently had the opportunity to interview Björk, one of our all-time creative music heroes. In this intimate audio portrait, the visionary artist brings us back to her adventurous, music-filled childhood to share the evocative sounds that influenced her. She sheds light on how natural environments manifest themselves in her sonic landscapes, discusses the potent role of humor in her work, reflects on the energetic balance between each of her albums, and the epiphany that led her to embrace her eternal music maker role.

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    Azar Lawrence

    Legendary saxophonist, Azar Lawrence, stopped by the dublab studio to talk with Mark “Frosty” McNeill. Lawrence’s visionary work, Bridge into the New Age, was recently reissued to the delight of cosmic minded music lovers everywhere. Hope you can join us for this special episode of In Conversation!

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    K. Leimer

    Palace of Lights founder, K. Leimer, joins host, Mark “Frosty” McNeill, to talk about the experimental recording and composing techniques that he began exploring in the mid 70s with multi-track tape machines and instruments like the Micromoog. Leimer’s catalog includes 20 solo albums plus collaborative albums with Savant and Marc Barreca. In 2014, RVNG Intl. released A Period of Review (Original Recordings: 1975 - 1983), featuring unheard portions of Leimer’s archives. Irrational Overcast, his newest solo LP, is out now through First Terrace Records.

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    Akiko Yano

    This week we bring you an interview with legendary musician, Akiko Yano. LA duo, SunEye, travel with Yano through her 40 year career, from her break out hit “Japanese Girl” in 1976, to her work with Yellow Magic Orchestra, to her recent collaboration with Rei Harakami. We hope you can join us for this very special episode of In Conversation.

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    Tashi Wada

    Tashi Wada joins Mark "Frosty" McNeill to talk about his latest collaborative album, Nue, released by RVNG Intl. Nue furthers the familial and creative bond between Tashi Wada and his father, Fluxus artist Yoshi Wada, alongside a supporting ensemble, including Julia Holter, Simone Forti, Cole MGN, and Corey Fogel. Combining synthesis with a spectrum of acoustic instruments and non-equal tempered tuning techniques, Nue is a uniquely personal statement from Tashi Wada compelled by collaboration and the ensuing spaces shared and explored.

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    Cate Le Bon and Tim Presley of Drinks

    Cate Le Bon and Tim Presley of Drinks joined Mark "Frosty" McNeill to talk about their recent album, Hippo Lite. We hope you can joins us for this delightful trip in and behind their music!

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    William Basinski

    Composer and musician, William Basinski, joins Mark "Frosty" McNeill this week on In Conversation. He shares several lovely anecdotes about growing up in close proximity to the US space program in Texas and Florida, his current projects, and offers a behind the scenes glimpse of his latest release, On Time Out of Time.

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