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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    Björk

    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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    Journalist, Lynell George

    This week on In Conversation we have journalist and author, Lynell George, sharing why certain music and sounds have come to define Los Angeles for her. We hope you can join us and host, Mark "Frosty" McNeill, as we get to know a city far different then the Hollywood version we have have all come to know.

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    Brian Eno

    This week we are bringing you a special episode of Imaginary Landscape: Composer to Composer Talks, a new dublab archival series created by Carl Stone. The conversation between Stone and Brian Eno took place at the Aratani Japan America Theatre in Los Angeles in 1988. We hope you can join us for this jaunt through the wide and wonderful world of Brain Eno!

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    Revisiting Girma Yifrashewa

    This week we are revisiting our episode with pianist and composer, Girma Yifrashewa. While on a North American tour, he stopped by the dublab studio to speak with host, Mark “Frosty” McNeill. Over the course of their conversation, he shared some thoughts about his stunning album, Love and Peace, escaping to the mountains in his native Ethiopia, his deep and abiding passion for the piano, and much, much more. We hope you can join us for this very special episode of In Conversation.

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    Revisiting Elisabeth Waldo

    This week we are revisiting our episode with the groundbreaking composer, conductor, ethnomusicologist, and classical violinist, Elisabeth Waldo. She graciously welcomed dublab to the historic Rancho Cordillera del Norte to discuss her long career in music, which began more then 70 years ago.

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    Revisiting Harold Budd

    This week we are revisiting one of our favorite episodes with composer and musician, Harold Budd! Over the course of his career, Budd has written stunning solo compositions, such as his 1978 harp and choir infused album, The Pavilion of Dreams. He also crafted the groundbreaking ambient records, The Pearl and Ambient 2: The Plateaux of Mirror, with Brian Eno. Other collaborations include projects with the Cocteau Twins, David Sylvian and Daniel Lanois. In our conversation with Budd, he touches upon his days in the army with Albert Ayler, his love for the immediacy of the California Space and Light Movement, the moment he knew he wanted a life in music, and much, much more!

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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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    Prophet

    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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    Alain Mabanckou

    Author, journalist and educator, Alain Mabanckou, took a deep dive into the world of music production after publishing his book, Black Bazar. Inspired to adapt his book into a music project, he created two full length albums for the label, Lusafrica. Along with our host, author and ethnomusicologist, Samuel Lamontagne, Mabanckou traces the origins and wide ranging influence of several of Congo’s most important music genres, including Congolese Rumba, Soukous and Ndombolo. They also touch upon the overlapping nature of music and poetry, reflect on the new generation of Congolese musicians working in France today, and much more!

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    Morgan Rhodes

    This week on In Conversation, Los Angeles based radio presenter and music supervisor, Morgan Rhodes, joins Mark “Frosty” McNeill to highlight music from the year 1979, the moment her sonic world blossomed. Along the way, we are immersed in the unique music of this era and feel its lasting impact on the influential work Rhodes does in Hollywood today.

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    Royal Trux

    From 1988 to 2001, the Royal Trux produced an incredible amount of music and in the process helped to define an era. This week on In Conversation, band co-founder, Jennifer Herrema, takes us through their much storied catalog. Join us as we trace the band’s journey through the 90s and find out how this duo ended up inspiring the generation of bands that followed.

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    The East Side Story Story

    Mike Noriega, invited the elusive Mr. B, the East Side Story creator, onto dublab to discuss the formation of the influential series. The show was co-hosted by Lowrider Oldies radio hosts, Melissa “Lil Smiley” Dueñas and Monica “Moniloca” Robles. “Lowrider oldies” are not the rock n’ roll classics of yesteryear America; they are the underground soul classics of the Chicano community. These sentimental ballads continue to be widely popular amongst numerous Chicano generations, from baby boomers to millennials alike.

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    Juana Molina

    Argentine sound visionary, Juana Molina, joined dublab co-founder Mark "Frosty" McNeill for a reflective radio session. Together, they dove into the creation of her most recent album Halo and the expansive field of resonance surrounding her ever-evolving being.

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    Cambodia's Lost Rock and Roll

    John Pirozzi dropped by dublab to talk about his film, Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten: Cambodia’s Lost Rock and Roll. He spoke with Mark “Frosty” McNeill about the Cambodian rock scene that was blossoming prior to the Khmer Rouge takeover of the country in 1975 and played some of the great music that is featured in the film. The gem-laden soundtrack to the film is available now through Dust to Digital. Visit dtifcambodia.com to get the full scoop on the film.

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    The Art Laboe Connection

    Broadcasting icon, Art Laboe, is our guest this week on In Conversation. Dublab board member, Josh Kun, sits down with Laboe at his Original Sound Studio on Sunset Boulevard to revisit the history of his illustrious 70 year career and explore his intimate nightly connection with listeners cruising the California streets or listening close for the voice of a loved one. We are proud to bring you an in-depth interview with this legendary radio personality!

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    The Ashram Albums of Alice Coltrane

    Created later in life, The Ashram Albums of Alice “Swamini Turiyasangitananda” Coltrane featured synth and vocal laden compositions inextricably linked to in her spiritual practice. Coltrane had always claimed music as an “expression” from within, but with these albums she left the commercial world in her wake, developing a new synthesis between her musical roots and Vedic sonic traditions. Through the voices of those who were closest to her, we are treated to an intimate view into this utterly transfixing and original body of work and the powerful heart and mind behind it. This episode was produced by Mark "Frosty" McNeill.

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    Kuni Murai on Haruomi Hosono

    Light in the Attic Records is reissuing many of Haruomi Hosono’s essential and groundbreaking albums for the first time outside of Japan. To mark the occasion, Kuni Murai, producer, composer and founder of Alfa Records, joins dublab’s Mark McNeill for a chat about his decades-long working relationship with Hosono. Their conversation offers a unique view into Hosono’s career, from his days as a session bass player to his stratospheric success with Yellow Magic Orchestra, and beyond. We hope you enjoy this delightful episode with a true music champion!

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    Morton Subotnick

    On the heels of the 50th anniversary of his album, Silver Apples of the Moon, Morton Subotnick came to LA to perform two celebratory shows at CalArts. He sat down with Katie Gately at the dublab Studio to talk about this legendary electronic album, his current performance practice, and the history behind his groundbreaking compositional approach. Subotnick also touched upon his storied collaborations with the electronic music innovators, Don Buchla, Ramon Sender, and the members of the San Francisco Tape Music Center.

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    Kumi James aka BAE BAE

    Kumi James aka BAE BAE joins us this week on In Conversation. shesaid.so Radio hosts a captivating interview with this dynamic Los Angles based DJ, filmmaker and artist. James likes to focus on music that feels empowering to her, honing in on women of color and femme artists who are claiming their influence in this world, and who also exist within the black diaspora: R&B, Hip Hop, Dancehall, Jersey Club, Bounce, Afrobeat & more. She does a monthly show on NTS with Fuck U Pay Us, a black, mostly queer, female punk group. Kumi is a PhD student at USC in Media Arts and Practice. She’s a multidisciplinary artist and has produced music for dance performances and works on creating safer party spaces for queer, black, indigenous and POC in Los Angeles.

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    Kelan Phil Cohran

    In 2012, multi-instrumentalist, composer, educator, and historian, Kelan Phil Cohran sat down with Carlos Niño at The Last Bookstore in downtown LA. Over the course of the interview, Cohran shares stories and insights from his vast experience not only as a musician but also as a dedicated historian and thinker. We hope you can join us for this unique journey through the life and work of a truly remarkable musician.

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    Mute Records with Daniel Miller

    Mute Records turns 40 this fall and to help celebrate we are bringing you an interview with label founder, Daniel Miller. Along with host, DJ Lady C, Miller discusses the origins of the label, DJing in Mongolia, what lies ahead for Mute and much, much more. We hope you can tune in for this special episode!

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    Gavin Bryars

    Composer and musician, Gavin Bryars joins host, Mark McNeill, this week on In Conversation. Together, they delve into his unique and expansive career in music. From studying with John Cage, to founding the Portsmouth Sinfonia, to being the first artist singed to Brian Eno’s Obscure Records, Bryars can be sighted as one of the most influential composers of the post-minimalist era. Enjoy absorbing some illumination from one of the brightest minds creating today.

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    Suzanne Ciani

    In celebration of Suzanne Ciani‘s historic release, LIVE Quadraphonic, dublab’s Alejandro Cohen hosted a special broadcast of the album followed by an interview with the artist. Joined by producer, KamranV, they explore Buchla's long forgotten Quadraphonic format, the earliest true 360° listening experience of its kind, and how it was finally translated to vinyl. The record features Ciani’s first solo Buchla performance in nearly 40 years!

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    Lydia Lunch

    Legendary no wave artist Lydia Lunch joins Jenny NONO this week on In Conversation. A beacon of non-commercialism and a fiery advocate of individualism within the music world for almost 40 years, Lunch takes us on a raw and raucous trip through her life and work. It’s a ride you won’t want to miss!

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    Brandon Coleman with Kamasi Washington, Techdizzle, Allakoi Pete, Samir Moulay, and Dale Black

    Brandon Coleman sat down with Mark de Clive-Lowe and Los Guapos at the Freehand Hotel to discuss his new record, Resistance, out September 14 on Brainfeeder. They were joined by Kamasi Washington, Techdizzle, Allakoi Pete, Samir Moulay, and Dale Black for a conversation about collaborating, their influences, and much more. Tune in for a glimpse behind the scenes and into the world of an incredible group of musicians!

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    Jace Clayton aka DJ /rupture

    In his book Uproot: Travels in 21st Century Music and Digital Culture, Jace Clayton aka DJ /rupture takes us with him as he traverses the globe. He shares some of these stories and his observations about the nature of music making and sharing in the our times with dublab co-founder, Mark McNeill. We hope you can tune in for this wide ranging and inspiring conversation.

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    Jess Sah Bi & Peter One

    This week Mark McNeill welcomes Jess Sah Bi & Peter One onto the dublab airwaves to share some insights into their album, Our Garden Needs Its Flowers, reissued by Awesome Tapes from Africa. The duo’s 1985 debut album is a soulful country-folk treasure. Created in Côte d’Ivoire, it caused huge ripples throughout Africa upon its release.

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    Linda Perhacs

    Linda Perhacs sat down with DJ Nobody to discuss the reissue of her 1970 album Parallelograms. Over the course of their conversation, we get a feeling for the unique creative process that made this album such a timeless classic. Perhacs explains how Parallelograms was created not from a desire to be a professional artist or musician, but rather as an expression of her experiences with the natural world. She also shares some thoughts on using a combination of synthesizers and acoustic instruments now and where she sees her work going from here.

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    Van Dyke Parks

    Our guest this week is composer, arranger, and musician, Van Dyke Parks. His contributions to popular music help to define the sound of an era. Over his 50 year plus career, he has worked with Harry Nilsson, Bonnie Raitt, Randy Newman, Frank Sinatra, Judy Collins, Haruomi Hosono, just to name a few. He is perhaps best known for his work on the Beach Boys' album, Smile, and his 1967 solo album, Song Cycle. In this interview with Carlos Niño, Parks speaks about creating the first "concept" record, learning clarinet the hard way, his love for arranging, and much, much more.

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    Smith & Mighty

    This week on In Conversation we travel back to 1999 to hear an interview with trip-hop pioneers, Smith & Mighty. During their interview with Mark McNeill, they share stories from Bristol (not the one in Texas), and the 90s music scene that saw the rise of bands like Portishead and Massive Attack. We hope you can tune in for this raw, funny, and energizing episode.

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    NO MAG with Ewa Wojciak

    Our guest this week is Ewa Wojciak, co-creator, publisher and art director of the legendary publication, NO MAG. Melding the music, fashion, art, and politics that were coalescing around the burgeoning LA punk scene of the early 80s, NO MAG offers a unique view into that era. In her conversation with Jenny NONO, Wojciak takes us back to a time charged with rebellion, humor, and innovation, and encourages us to carry that spirit forward as we face the challenges of today.

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    Life and Death on the New York Dance Floor: 1980-1983 with Tim Lawrence

    Love Injections hosts, Paule Raffaele and Barbie Bertisch, welcome author, Tim Lawrence, to Red Bull Studios to talk about his latest book Life and Death on the New York Dance Floor: 1980-1983. The book charts the renewal of the post-disco party scene in the early 1980s and in the process reveals one of the most creative and dynamic periods in the history of the New York City. During the interview, Lawrence shares some of his own experiences from that time and how finding a home within that community profoundly changed the course of his own life.

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    Tom Tom Club

    This week on In Conversation we are joined by Tina Weymouth and Chris Frantz of Tom Tom Club. They sat down with Daiana Feuer to discuss their sonic roots, their other band, Talking Heads, and the creative currents flowing around all of us. This wide ranging interview kicked off with a vivid description of their initial recording sessions in the Bahamas and the dynamic group of artists and producers they met there. We were left with a tangible feeling for that time and for the creative paths blazed by our guests.

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    Juan Atkins

    This week on In Conversation we take a trip back through dublab’s archives to the year 2000 and an interview with techno originator, Juan Atkins. During his talk with Dan “Dex” Caballero, Atkins paints us a compellingly down to earth portrait of his life on the cutting edge of music, at one point likening it to turning the lights of a car off on a country road and traveling in darkness. We hope you can tune in for this notion bending and insightful conversation with a pioneer of electronic music.

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    Harold Budd

    Composer and musician, Harold Budd, stopped by dublab’s studio to share stories from his musical journeys of the past, present, and future. Over the course of his career, he has written stunning solo compositions, such as his 1978 harp and choir infused album, The Pavilion of Dreams. He also crafted the groundbreaking ambient records, The Pearl and Ambient 2: The Plateaux of Mirror, with Brian Eno. Other collaborations include projects with the Cocteau Twins, David Sylvian and Daniel Lanois. In our conversation with Budd, he touches upon his days in the army with Albert Ayler, his love for the immediacy of the California Space and Light Movement, the moment he knew he wanted a life in music, and much, much more.

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    Music in the Asian American Movement: Nobuko Miyamoto, “Atomic” Nancy Sekizawa, and Mia Yamamoto

    This week we bring you Music in the Asian American Movement: Interviews with Nobuko Miyamoto, “Atomic” Nancy Sekizawa, and Mia Yamamoto. Hosted by Zen Sekizawa, the episode takes a deep dive into the intersectionality of music, activism, identity, and culture in the United States. From a family’s return to Los Angeles after being removed to WWII Japanese Internment Camps, to working in the courts as a transgendered civil rights attorney, to fronting punk bands, their collective stories take us on a powerful journey that crisscrosses the country and spans generations.

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    Martin Gore

    This week we are joined by Martin Gore of Depeche Mode. He shares the story behind he first instrumental record, MG, with VSSL Radio host, Mikey Nightchilde. We also get a glimpse into the first heady days of Depeche Mode and his long relationship with Mute Records.

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    Terry Callier

    The legendary Terry Callier was one of the first artists to ever grace dublab’s studio for a live performance. He joined Carlos Niño in 1999 for a chat about the music he loved, the nature of touring, and much more. We hope you can join us for a very special episode of In Conversation.

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    Slowdive

    Channel of Light host, Mark Van Hoen, caught up with Neil Halstead of Slowdive for a mid-tour conversation about the evolution of the band from their start in the late 80s to the present day.

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    Elisabeth Waldo

    Groundbreaking composer and conductor, classical violinist, and ethnomusicologist, Elisabeth Waldo, graciously welcomed dublab’s GB to the historic Rancho Cordillera del Norte to share insights from her 70 years in music. As you’ll discover, Waldo’s trademark multicultural music is a unique expression of her devotion to the world’s diverse cultures.

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    Gil Scott-Heron

    In 2001, our friends at Canongate Books presented a concert with Gil Scott-Heron in Scotland. Jamie Byng from Canongate was a longtime friend and supporter of Scott-Heron. In this recording, Scott-Heron exudes a sense of comfort from performing in the company of friends, including the percussionist Larry McDonald. Canongate passed this recording to dublab for an exclusive broadcast in 2001. We’re happy to be able to share exerts from the performance again for this episode of In Conversation.

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    MJ Lallo

    Mark McNeill welcomed MJ Lallo onto his show Celsius Drop for some conversation and cosmic cruising. Working as a voice over artist for NASA and the Vatican Observatory, Lallo created soundtracks for the swirling stars of the Milky Way. These space fueled explorations were only part of her pioneering experiments into creating compositions with her voice and early effects processors. Diving into the dance music scene of San Francisco in the early 80's, she soon found a home for her multi-layered vocal approach to pop. Lallo went on to pursue work in film, television, and advertising. We hope you can join us for this refreshing conversation with an animated creative spirit.

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    Girma Yifrashewa

    While on a North American tour, pianist and composer Girma Yifrashewa visited dublab's studio to speak with Mark McNeill. Over the course of their conversation, he shared some thoughts about his stunning album, Love and Peace, escaping to the mountains in his native Ethiopia, his deep and abiding passion for the piano, and much more. We hope you can join us for this very special episode of In Conversation.

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    Jean-Michel Jarre

    Before the 2017 Grammy Awards, electronic music legend Jean-Michel Jarre stopped by dublab’s Analogue Players Club Program. The 30-minute chat that ensued spanned the rebellion of his early punk years, his staging of the world’s largest concert, and his ever deepening connection to Los Angeles, a city that has come to represent the life of his father, the composer Maurice Jarre. Join Slayron and Mitchell Brown as they take a revealing and enjoyable look into the life and work of a real trailblazer.

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    Bryan Ferry

    Liz Warner sat down with Bryan Ferry of Roxy Music just after a performance with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra in Los Angeles. This feature takes a deep dive into early Roxy Music and the influences that helped shape Ferry’s unique and singular voice. It marks the release of a new 45th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition of Roxy Music.

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