viernes, 29 de abril de 2016

Carlos Niño & Miguel Atwood-Ferguson – Theme Galaxy #8 “Friends & Collaborations” (04.21.16)

THEME GALAXY is a new monthly show on Dublab brought to you by Los Angeles Radio Veteran and Dublab Founding DJ Carlos Niño with Multi-Instrumentalist, Composer, Arranger, Music Archivist Miguel Atwood-Ferguson. Their concept is simple: Every program will have a Theme. Together they will conceive of and co-host the shows. They’re excited! Please join them!
Carlos Niño & Miguel Atwood-Ferguson - Theme Galaxy #8 (04.21.16) 

1. Bobbi Humphrey – Young Warrior (Produced by The Mizell Brothers, Mixed by Madlib) – Blue Note
2. Herbie Hancock – Hidden Shadows – Sextant – Columbia
3. Bennie Maupin – Ensenada – The Jewel In The Lotus – ECM
4. Madlib – Piano Garden – Beat Konducta in India – Stones Throw
5. Hassan Hakmoun and Adam Rudolph – Saba Atu Rijal – Gift Of The Gnawa – Flying Fish
6. Quincy Jones – Summer In The City – You’ve Got It Bad Girl – A&M Records
7. Kamau Daaood – Sunbathing In My Tears – Leimert Park
8. Stevie Wonder – If It’s Magic – Songs In The Key Of Life – Tamla
9. Pharoah Sanders – Dedication To James W. Clark – A Prayer Before Dawn – Theresa
10. Hiatus Kaiyote – Nakamarra – Tawk Tomahawk
11. Daedelus – Muggle Born – Invention – Plug Research
12. Robert Glasper – Downtime – Double Booked – Blue Note
13. Dexter Story – Merkato Star (Carlos Niño EDIT) – Wondem
14. McCoy Tyner – One Of Another Kind – Together – Milestone
15. Yusef Lateef – The Plum Blossom – Eastern Sounds – Prestige
16. Thundercat – It Really Doesn’t Matter To You – The Golden Age Of Apocalypse – Brainfeeder
17. Iasos – The Royal Court Of The Goddess Vesta – Jeweled Space
18. Azar Lawrence – Bridge Into The New Age – Prestige

La Pandilla - Chico Paco

La Pandilla fue un grupo musical juvenil español de la década de 1970. La Pandilla fue fundada en 1970 por Pepa Aguirre. El grupo se componía de integrantes de ambos sexos, contrario a la mayoría de las bandas de música pop.
La banda estuvo compuesta inicialmente por el hijo, la hija y la sobrina de Aguirre. Dos varones más se unieron más tarde, completando el grupo. Su primer álbum, Villancicos, salió al mercado a finales de 1970. Su canción más popular fue Capitán de Madera.
La Pandilla se hizo popular en España, su país de origen, y en América Latina. Durante los años 70, era muy común encontrar artículos relacionados a La Pandilla tales como libretas, afiches, revistas, reglas, muñecas, entre otros, en lastiendas por departamento de los países de habla hispana. La Pandilla fue, además, muy importante en el posterior desarrollo y éxito de una de las boy bands más legendarias de la historia: Menudo. En 1973, el futuro fundador de Menudo, el puertorriqueño Edgardo Díaz, se unió al equipo de producción del grupo como sonidista. Diaz resultó ser el "puente" entre La Pandilla y Puerto Rico. Gracias a él, Alfred D. Herger y Felix Santiesteban, el grupo se convirtió en uno de los favoritos entre los adolescentes en dicha isla caribeña. Díaz se convirtió en su manejador en 1974. En 1975, el grupo fue recibido por los fanáticos puertorriqueños con una enorme ovación en el terminal de Iberia en el Aeropuerto Internacional Luis Muñoz Marín en San Juan. Sin embargo, luego de que Díaz dejó el grupo para formar y manejar Menudo, La Pandilla pasó a manos de Alfred D. Herger, grabando un LP de música adulta y luego fue perdiendo lentamente su popularidad. Muchos de sus integrantes siguieron adelante con sus vidas, convirtiéndose en profesionales en distintos campos.

jueves, 28 de abril de 2016

Amber Arcades

photo by Nick Helderman
photo by Nick Helderman
Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part of our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJ’s think you should hear. Today’s song, featured on the Morning Show with John Richards, is “Right Now” by Amber Arcades from her forthcoming debut album, Turning Light, due June 3rd on Heavenly Recordings.

Amber Arcades – Right Now (MP3)
Given her day job as a legal aide in The Netherlands, often supporting UN war crime tribunals and cases involving Syrian refugees, you’d think Annelotte de Graaf might have a pretty strong serious streak. Her music, though, by contrast, is such blissfully produced, girl band influenced dream pop that you might be tempted by it to leave all your cares behind. Perhaps that’s the point, but the Dutch singer-songwriter isn’t at all about frivolity or disposability. Her recent single, “Right Now”, can get about as deep as you want it to, as de Graaf says herself:
Even now the precise meaning is hard for me to pin down and can shift over time, but generally I’d say it’s about the billions of different views there are to this life and whatever we’re doing here with our time and how all these differing views are probably equally true and false. I guess that’s kind of everything and nothing. And I think that might be the point.
To record “Right Now”, and the rest of her forthcoming debut – Turning Light, due June 3rd, on Heavenly Recordings – de Graaf hit up producer Ben Greenberg (The Men, Beach Fossils, Destruction Unit), whose work she admired. For a quick session at Williamsburg’s Strange Weather Recording Studio, she recruited guitarist Shane Butler and bassist Keven Lareau (both from Quilt), and drummer Jackson Pollis (from Real Estate), and the result is as dreamy as you’d imagine, and both as fresh and retro feeling as when Cults first hit the scene with “Go Outside”.

martes, 26 de abril de 2016

The Posies

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part of our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJ’s think you should hear. Today’s song, featured on the Afternoon Show with Kevin Cole, is “Unlikely Places” by The Posies from their forthcoming album, Solid States, released on May 20th via MyMusicEmpire.

The Posies – Unlikely Places (MP3)
Over the span of their now 30-year career, Seattle band The Posies have released albums relatively few and far between. Their most recent, and seventh, effort was 2010’s Blood/Candy, and then after the unexpected passing of drummer Darius Minwalla in 2015 and the very recent loss of Joe Skyward (a.k.a. Joe Bass) to cancer this March, most people assumed the band’s storied history had reached its last chapter. But when new singles began circulating along with the mysterious announcement that there would be a national pop-up tour at locations only disclosed to ticket holders, it was clear the ride wasn’t over. This spring, The Posies will release their eighth LP,Solid States, through a digital new music platform called MyMusicEmpire, where fans can participate in the production, release and promotion of bands’ albums, like create album art and so on.
What bits of Solid States that have seen the daylight, like the previously released “Squirrel Vs. Snake” and today’s featured song, “Unlikely Places”, are what we hoped: the same tempered power pop, thoroughly catchy songwriting laying atop a bed of understated instrumentation. “Unlikely Places”, in particular, is a paragon of this style, steadily plucking guitar and buzzy-but-unobtrusive synth. Lyrically, what could easily masquerade as a mid-tempo bubblegum break-up song takes on a resounding melancholy in light of the personal losses of the band. The track is weathered, as frayed at the edges as any band would be after a three decades of work.

lunes, 25 de abril de 2016

Woody Allen "Sleeper" (1973)

Sleeper is a 1973 American futuristic comic science fiction film, written by Woody Allen and Marshall Brickman, and directed by Allen. The plot involves the adventures of the owner of a health food store(played by Woody Allen) who is cryogenically frozen in 1973 and defrosted 200 years later in an ineptly-led police state. The film contains many elements which parody notable works of science fiction and was made as a tribute to comedians Groucho Marx and Bob Hope by Allen.

Awesome Tapes From Africa

Thrilling music from the cassette deck of Brian Shimkovitz

There are worse ways to wile away an afternoon than scrolling through the Awesome Tapes From Africa blog. It was started ten years ago by Brian Shimkovitz, an ethnomusicologist whose obsession with collecting African tapes began after a trip to Ghana. Since then he's been travelling regularly to Africa, hitting up market stalls and secondhand shops to dig up cassette curios. The blog's simple layout makes it easy to admire the cover art—the sleeves are usually beautiful and evocative, like this or this orthis. Every post is a glimpse into a different corner of the vast African musical diaspora, be it South African synth pop, praise music from Northern Ghana or vocal and string music from Ethiopia. 

The Awesome Tapes From Africa record label was launched in 2011, with Shimkovitz often going to great lengths to track down musicians. Importantly, these releases have sparked newfound interest in many artists—the likes of Hailu Mergia, Nahawa Doumbia and SK Kakraba have all toured Europe following ATFA releases. Shimkovitz himself has become a festival regular as a DJ, mixing his cassettes using a tape deck and a mixer. Tape-mixing may just seem like a cute USP in 2016, but you can see it's born from a deep passion. It's a passion that's apparent on Shimkovitz's RA podcast, which showcases the African music that's currently exciting him the most. 

domingo, 24 de abril de 2016

SHUGS & FATS: Girl on Fire

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Movie Trailer - ARCHIVAR BAJO "VERGüENZA AJENA"

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band is a 1978 American jukebox musical film.
Its soundtrack, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, features new versions of songs originally written and performed by The Beatles. The film draws primarily from two of their albums, 1967's Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band and 1969's Abbey Road. The film covers all of the songs from the Sgt. Pepper album with the exceptions of "Within You, Without You" and "Lovely Rita", and also includes nearly all of Abbey Road.
The production is somewhat adapted from Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band on the Road, a 1974 off-Broadway production[3] directed by Tom O'Horgan.[4] It tells the loosely constructed story of a band as they wrangle with the music industry and battle evil forces bent on stealing their instruments and corrupting their home town of Heartland. The film is presented in a form similar to that of a rock opera with the Beatles' songs providing "dialogue" to carry the story, with only George Burns having spoken lines that act to clarify the plot and provide further narration.
- Wikipedia

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sábado, 23 de abril de 2016

Julia Holter: Tiny Desk Concert

 Julia Holter's music exists in tiny universes, colliding in torch songs and bits of cosmic cabaret that are as reverent as they are perverse. The most minute details and the plainest words suddenly form a grandiose spectacle. Last year's Have You In My Wilderness saw Holter playing with subtle songs that unraveled more with each experience; in the NPR Music offices, those songs were given quiet and bombastic arrangements that felt close and distant at once, with a throwback to the bouncy "In The Green Wild" from 2013's Loud City Song.

Holter is joined by Devin Hoff (bass), Corey Fogel (drums, vocals) and Dina Maccabee (viola, vocals), and herself plays upright piano, which is a rare treat live. On tour, her keyboard allows synthetic textures to accentuate her clear voice, but when she hits the chorus in "Sea Calls Me Home" here, Holter floors the sustain pedal and pounds atonal chords with wild abandon as she sings, "I can't swim / It's lucidity / So clear!" The solo highlight "Betsy On The Roof" also benefits from the upright, but is quickly joined by light viola and bass as the song builds to a dramatic climax that has no choice but to fall apart in broken chords and desperate pleas.


Brainstorm (1983) [Trailer]

Brainstorm is a 1983 science fiction film directed by Douglas Trumbull and starring Christopher WalkenNatalie WoodLouise Fletcher and Cliff Robertson. It was Wood's final film appearance, as she died during production, and was also the second and final major motion picture to be directed byTrumbull.
The film follows a research team's efforts to perfect a system that directly records the sensory and emotional feelings of a subject, and the efforts by the company's management to exploit the device for military ends.

jueves, 21 de abril de 2016

Ferris Bueller TV show

Ferris Bueller is an American sitcom based on the 1986 John Hughes film Ferris Bueller's Day Off. The show stars Charlie Schlatter in the title role. The series debuted on August 23, 1990 onNBC and was cancelled within its first season, a few months after its debut. The show was produced by Maysh Ltd Productions in association with Paramount Television.
Hughes was not involved in the show's production and asked that his name not be used by Paramount Television to promote it.
Though based on the film, the series was not a canon continuation, rather it was set up to portray itself as being the "real life" situations upon which the film was loosely based. In the pilot episode, Ferris (Schlatter) refers to the film and expresses his displeasure at Matthew Broderick portraying him, even going as far as destroying a life-size cardboard cutout of Broderick with a chainsaw.[1][2] However no further references to the film within the series' continuity would be made after this. As in the film, the series focused on Ferris Bueller and his high school experiences at Ocean Park High, including dealing with his best friend Cameron (Brandon Douglas), love interest Sloan (Ami Dolenz), and sister Jeannie (Jennifer Aniston).
The show received mostly negative reviews from critics.[1][2][3][4] John J. O'Connor of The New York Times wrote that the version of Bueller portrayed by the "smirking" Schlatter "is likely to leave most viewers reaching instinctively for their wallets."[3] Some critics considered Ferris Bueller one of the worst shows of the year.[5][6][7]

Christopher Paul Stelling: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

After spending time with Christopher Paul Stelling's third album, Labor Against Waste, I expected a certain intensity to his performance. But I didn't expect him to nearly implode behind my desk, as the fierceness of his heartfelt songs was set against deft fingerpicking on his beat-to-hell '64 Gibson gut-string classical guitar. That guitar, bought in Asheville, looks like a well-worn friend, with its dark bruised wood and his initials hand-carved into its body. Stelling marked the instrument a year after he bought it, when he made New York City his home in 2007.

By the time he played "Horse," his third song at the Tiny Desk, Stelling seemed overtaken by the song he wrote. Watch him lean in as if he's about to lunge, his eyes bugged out, sometimes rolled back in his head revealing just the whites, skin blood-red, voice like a preacher on fire. His music feels undeniable: Best witnessed live, it's steeped in tradition yet filled with vitality, immediacy and soul — all the reasons worth discovering someone new.

- Bob Boilen

miércoles, 20 de abril de 2016

The real James Bond

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James Bond (January 4, 1900 – February 14, 1989) was a leading American ornithologist, an expert on the birds of the Caribbean. His name was appropriated by writer Ian Fleming for his fictional spy, James Bond.
Ian Fleming, who was a keen bird watcher living in Jamaica, was familiar with Bond's book, and chose the name of its author for the hero ofCasino Royale in 1953, apparently because he wanted a name that sounded "as ordinary as possible". Fleming wrote to the real Bond's wife, "It struck me that this brief, unromantic, Anglo-Saxon and yet very masculine name was just what I needed, and so a second James Bond was born." He also contacted the real James Bond about using his name in the books, and Bond replied to him, "Fine with it." At some point during one of Fleming's visits to Jamaica he met with the real Bond and his wife as shown in a made-for-DVD documentary about Fleming. A short clip was shown with Fleming, Bond and his wife. Also in his novel Dr. No Fleming referenced Bond's work by basing a large ornithological sanctuary on Dr. No's island in the Bahamas. In 1964, Fleming gave Bond a first edition copy of You Only Live Twice signed, "To the real James Bond, from the thief of his identity". In December 2008 the book was put up for auction, eventually fetching $84,000 (£56,000).[6][7]
In the 2002 Bond film Die Another Day, the fictional Bond, played by Pierce Brosnan, can be seen examining Birds of the West Indies in an early scene that takes place in HavanaCuba. The author's name (James Bond) on the front cover is obscured. In the same film, when Bond first meets Jinx (Halle Berry), he introduces himself as an ornithologist. In the 2015 Bond film Spectre, the same book was seen in a promotional on-set photo, which is supposed to be appearing in an alternate take of a scene taking place in Bond's Chelsea apartment.[8]However, it is nowhere to be found in the finalized film.
In the ITV Miss Marple murder mystery, A Caribbean Mystery, broadcast on 16 June 2013, Miss Marple meets Ian Fleming at a talk on "Birds of the West Indies", given by James Bond. Before the talk begins, Fleming tells Miss Marple that he's working on a new book, but trying to come up with a name for the character. When the speaker introduced himself, Fleming has a moment of inspiration and reaches for his notebook. The talk by the ornithologist James Bond is on guano which figures in the background and plot of the James Bond spy novel Dr. No.

martes, 19 de abril de 2016

Mork & Mindy

Mork & Mindy is an American sitcom broadcast from 1978 to 1982 on ABC. It stars Robin Williams as Mork, an extraterrestrial who comes to Earth from the planet Ork in a small, one-man egg-shaped spaceship. Pam Dawber co-stars as Mindy McConnell, his human friend and roommate.

The series is a spin-off of the sitcom Happy Days. The character of Mork is played by a then-unknown Robin Williams, who impressed producer Garry Marshall with his quirky comedic ability as soon as they met. When Williams was asked to take a seat at the audition, Williams immediately sat on his head on the chair and Marshall cast him on the spot, and later wryly commented that Williams was the only alien who auditioned for the role.[1]

Liner Notes: Lovefingers

Liner Notes is a bi-weekly podcast series by Red Light Radio & Sonos with mixes by our favorite selectors, DJs and music enthousiasts from around the world. We believe musical knowledge should be shared, so all mixes come with a full playlist and background info for all the tracks.

We’re starting our ride with a walking music encyclopedia: Lovefingers. The head honcho of ESP Institute is known for his exquisite taste and unique pick of records that you (most of the time) have never heard before.

Enjoy the music, and the liner notes at

lunes, 18 de abril de 2016

Music for Train Stations feat: Electric Sound Bath & Richard Chartier


The Waiting Room at downtown’s iconic Union Station was transformed into an immersive sensory sound experience this past March when Metro Art Presents partners with dublab for the series “Music For Train Stations”.

The program is inspired by Brian Eno’s 1978 ambient masterpiece, “Music for Airports,” which was designed with the intent of defusing the tense, anxious atmosphere of an airport terminal with loops of subtle sound including piano, voice and other instruments. Our program is both an homage to Eno and a contemporary interpretation of his concept applied within the frenetic energy and architectural splendor of Union Station.

This recording features special performances from Electric Sound Bath and a DJ set by Richard Chartier.

Galactica 1980 Intro

Galactica 1980 is an American science fiction television series and a spin-off from the originalBattlestar Galactica television series. It was first broadcast on the ABC network in the United States from January 27 to May 4, 1980, lasting for 10 episodes.
Set during the year 1980, and a generation after the original series, the Galactica and its fleet of 220 civilian ships have finally discoveredEarth, only to find that its people are not as scientifically advanced and that the planet can neither defend itself against the Cylons nor help theGalactica as originally hoped. Therefore, teams of Colonial warriors are covertly sent to the planet to work incognito with various members of the scientific community, hoping to advance Earth's technology.
The low-rated program, which was poorly received during its run, was canceled after only ten episodes, many of which were multi-part stories. The final episode shown was "The Return of Starbuck", which featured a guest appearance by Dirk Benedict from the original series.

domingo, 17 de abril de 2016

Bad News Bears 2 (1977) - Let Them Play!

The Bad News Bears in Breaking Training is the 1977 sequel to the feature film The Bad News Bears.[1] Chris Barnes returns to his role as the foul-mouthed Tanner Boyle; also starring is Jimmy Baio as pitcher Carmen Ronzonni.
This film picks up the Bears' career a year after their infamous second-place finish in the North Valley League. However, after winning this year, they are left reeling by the departure of Buttermaker as their coach and an injury to goat-turned-hero Timmy Lupus (Quinn Smith). Faced with a chance to play the Houston Toros for a shot at the Japanese champs, they devise a way to get to Houston to play at the famed Astrodome, between games of a Major League Baseball doubleheader. In the process, Kelly Leak (Jackie Earle Haley) reunites with his estranged father (William Devane), who is ultimately recruited to coach them.

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Sankofa Sound System

Sankofa Sound System creative jazz celebration of African roots, social consciousness and spiritual transcendence.

sábado, 16 de abril de 2016

Max Tundra - Lysine

"The structure of Max Tundra's new single 'Lysine' appears to be of the utmost simplicity. Sunny-day synth stabs maintain a syncopated three-note pattern almost constantly throughout the song, while sweet daytime-radio female vocals (courtesy of his sister Becky) deliver a witty tribute to the benefits of the eponymous amino acid. It is testament to the subtlety of Ben Jacobs; composer, producer and instrumentalist behind this apparently straightforward pop song, that only on repeated listens highly complex and unconventional elements emerge."

Directed by Andy Clarke & Eoghan Kidney

viernes, 15 de abril de 2016

Tim “Love” Lee – Live dublab Mix

Tim “Love” Lee – Live dublab Mix (02.20.03)

Producer, keyboardist and label head Tim Lee managed to spin a half-dozen live mixes in the realm of trip-hop/lounge/electronica at dublab between 1999 and 2003, beginning with the acid-house and lounge vibes prevalent at the time among artists like Groove Armada and on his imprint Tummy Touch Records.
But after the release of Lee’s second album Just Call Me Lone Lee, his selections at dublab broadened to feature a wider variety of funk, jazz and electronic sounds from über progressive cuts like Max Tundra’s “Lysine” to stone cold classics like “Country Girl” by Johnny Otis. Interspersed are, naturally, Tim “Love” Lee originals and other loungey Tummy Touch releases like Dolphin Boy’s “Shake It Loose.” It’s an altogether “Love” Lee mix.

miércoles, 13 de abril de 2016

Asadinho does it again!


Just who is Asadinho? After almost two decades of DJing across the globe, running a label, and producing hundreds of releases under various monikers, Asadinho may seem to be a fresh name to the scene, but the man behind it certainly is no novice. His deep, sophisticated, party-savvy sets have been tickling feet and minds alike since the mid-nineties, having DJed in hundreds of clubs over 40 countries across 5 continents to crowds of up to 20,000 people.

Having rebranded his label with slick new artwork and a new shortened name, RvS, it did not take long for labels to prick up their ears to his updated aesthetic, with remixes wrapped up of artists such as Lana del Rey, Doc Martin, Phoenix, Onur Ozman and many more. His remix of Lana del Rey was in the Beatport Top 100 Deep House Chart for over 4 months and has had more than a million listens online. Recent supporters include Seth Troxler, Tensnake, MANDY, Aeroplane, Maceo Plex, Doc Martin, Damian Lazarus, Laura Jones, DJ T, Kate Simko, The Glimmer Twins, Mark Farina, Terry Francis, and Alex Gopher plus many more.

Not forgetting that Asadinho has to date sold well over 100,000 units of his work, his experience in production can be heard in every release, his extensive tour history has taught him a thing or two about the dancefloor, straddling the lines between the contemporary and the old school in his addictive journey sets.

martes, 12 de abril de 2016

Airport 77

Airport '77 is a 1977 air disaster film and the third film of the Airport franchise. The film stars a number of veteran actors, including Jack LemmonJames StewartJoseph Cotten, andOlivia de Havilland as well as the return of George Kennedy from the two previous Airportfilms. It is directed by Jerry Jameson, produced by Jennings Lang and William Frye with a screenplay by Michael Scheff and David Spector. [2]
The plot concerns a private Boeing 747 packed with V.I.Ps and priceless art that is hijacked before crashing into the ocean in the Bermuda Triangle, prompting the survivors to undertake a desperate struggle for survival.[3][4]
Despite mixed critical reviews, Airport '77 was a box office hit with earnings of $30 million; [5]making the film the 19th highest-grossing picture of 1977. It was nominated for two Academy Awards .

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Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times rated it 2/4 stars and wrote, "The movie’s a big, slick entertainment, relentlessly ridiculous and therefore never boring for long."[9] The New York Times wrote, "Airport '77 looks less like the work of a director and writers than like a corporate decision."[10]