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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    Matt Black of Coldcut

    Matt Black of the pioneering electronic band Coldcut stopped by dublab in 2000 for a far reaching talk with Mark “Frosty” McNeill. He also performed a short set to demonstrated the sampling software they created and used for their live shows. The band integrated this technique along with live video sampling to create a set that was groundbreaking and unique for its time. Along with producing tracks with a storied list of collaborators, including the Eurythmics, Steve Reich, Queen Latifah, and The Fall, touring, and recording, Coldcut also started their own label, Ninja Tune. Join us!

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    Andy Hughes of The Orb

    In 2000, Andy Hughes- DJ, producer, member of The Orb- stopped by dublab for a live set and interview with Mark "Frosty" McNeill. Hughes discussed his recent decision to leave The Orb, various past collaborations with the likes of Robert Fripp and Galliano, coming up through the ranks of the electronic music scene in London during the 1990s, and much more!

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    Ella Jenkins

    The First Lady of Children’s Music, Ella Jenkins, has been infusing growing spirits with a love for rhythm, melody and diversity through her workshops, broadcasts and recordings since the 1950s. Her string of popular albums for Folkways Records have been a staple in homes and schools for decades, helping nurture children’s natural love for movement, song and social connection. Ella Jenkins makes our world a brighter place and we’re thrilled to share her conversation with Mark “Frosty” McNeill.

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    Margo Guryan

    While most of Margo Guryan’s fans know her classic 60s pop hits, Sunday Morning or Take a Picture, few have heard about her days in the jazz world or as a songwriter and lyricist. From behind the scenes or a microphone, she’s been a dynamic force within the music world since the late 1950s. We hope you can join us for this special episode of In Conversation!

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    Big Jay McNeely

    Rhythm and Blues hero, Big Jay McNeely, was famous for whipping audiences into a frenzy. Known as the King of the Honkin’ Sax, his guttural, brassy blasts coupled with an intense onstage presence blew down walls the world over. McNeely’s hits on wax were equally potent. 1949’s “The Deacon’s Hop” is a lasting R&B instrumental and 1959’s “There Is Something on Your Mind” can eternally be found in cars cruising low and slow.

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    White Magic

    Mira Billotte of White Magic joins Mark “Frosty” McNeill this week on In Conversation. They chat about her album, Dat Rosa Mel Apibus, performing, and look ahead to what's next for project. We hope you can join us!

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    Robert Trujillo on Jaco

    German Consul and dublab friend, Stefan Biedermann, interviews Robert Trujillo of Metallica about his role as executive producer on the documentary, Jaco. The film traces the life and long-lasting legacy of the bass player, Jaco Pastorius.

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    This week, special guest Prophet graces the dublab airwaves to talk with Mark “Frosty” McNeill. Until this year, Prophet, an underground funk legend from San Francisco, had only released one record, a 1984 private-press LP called Right on Time. Now, he is making his long-awaited return with his new album, Wanna be your Man. Produced by fellow Stones Throw artist, Mndsng, it sounds simultaneously like retro hits and the music of the future.

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    The Space Lady

    The Space Lady is finally enjoying the acclaim she deserves for her unique form of electronic pop music. After her adventurous musical start on the streets of Vietnam War Era Boston and the decades of performances that followed on various city sidewalks, the folks at Night School Records have given her music a proper release. She joins dublab co-founder, Mark "Frosty" McNeill, for this amiably galactic episode of In Conversation.

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    Yves Tumor

    Yves Tumor joins Maria Minerva to talk about his new music and the inspirations behind it. Tumor’s latest album, Safe in the Hands of Love, released through Warp Records, traverses musical genres, creating a new sonic world in the process. We hope you can tune in!

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