In Conversation
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dublab Radio presents In Conversation, a weekly podcast featuring interviews from its nearly 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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    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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    Kevin Haskins and Daniel Ash of Bauhaus with Diva Dompé

    Kevin Haskins and Daniel Ash recently formed Poptone, a retrospective project revisiting the music of Bauhaus, Tones on Tail, and Love and Rockets. Joined by Bassist, Diva Dompé, they hit the road and have been thrilling audiences ever since. They stopped by dublab to talk with Alejandro Cohen about the origins of Poptone, rediscovering a love for performing, and offer some gems from the Bauhaus vaults. Hope you can tune in for this delightful conversation!

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    Oliver Coates

    London-based cellist and producer, Oliver Coates, recently stopped by dublab, while on tour with Thom Yorke. Along with host, Mark McNeil, he shared his thoughts on seeing and experiencing most of the the US for the first time and his singular reflections on a life in sound and music. We hope you can join us for an interview that promises to inspire and encourage fresh perspectives on the sounds and spaces we inhabit everyday!

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    Dais Records

    Tune in for a special broadcast celebrating the 10th anniversary of one of dublab’s favorite record labels, Dais Records. Founders, Gibby Miller and Ryan Martin joined Jenny NONO to discuss the beginnings of Dais, the artists they work with, and future plans.

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    Tangerine Dream

    Tangerine Dream firmly cemented their place in the annals of pioneering electronic music starting in the early 1970s. Their masterful and transportive soundscapes graced records and soundtracks alike, and quickly took up permanent residence in the imaginations of millions of listeners. In 2012, before a sold out show at Club Nokia, band founder, Edgar Froese, sat down with Nanny Cantaloupe to discuss the storied career of this band and what it was like to return to the road 40 years after it began.

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