Recommended Listening / DJ Mix
Turntable Lab Radio’s most recent show is now available for download featuring Brainfeeder’s Tokimonsta. Yours truly opens the episode up with the Lab’s Current Rotation, then Toki takes over, and we wrap up the episode with an interview.
Here is the latest episode of Turntable Lab Radio. The show features edit / remix champions Psychemagik fresh off their first American tour. You can expect grooving slow mo & UK bass.
Beach Frontin’ Stay Coastin
Ken from The Lab warehouse was visiting Sunny Southern California last week and we managed to sneak away for one day to the beach, bikes and all. My first time EVER at a West Coast beach and I have to say, shit is radical. We couldn’t figure out which beach to hit up, so in honor of both of us having New York in our blood what better than Manhattan Beach?
Everytime I am near the water I know I am close to home. I just need to find a poor country that will allow me to live on the coast.
Turntable Lab X Now-Again Records presents Soul Cal: Funky Disco & Modern Soul 1971-1982
The definitive survey of America’s best, independent 70s soul-ensembles. 15 rare and unreleased tracks; 80-page book/CD and 80-page book/2LP with rare photos and each band’s story.
A decade in the making, Soul Cal is the definitive survey of America’s best, independent, 70s soul-ensembles. Profiled within this album and book are the bands that transitioned from funk to disco; the bands that kept up the backbeat as rhythm moved to the backseat. Against the odds, they left recorded artifacts for we at Now-Again to dig out, dust off and restore. Collected here for the first time are the musical dreams of dozens, dreams that were deferred but were never discarded.
Egon & Henoch spinning 12s + 45s + free drinks.
SATURDAY MAY 19th 3-6PM
Turntable Lab LA
424 1/2 Fairfax Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
We have the awesome curator Brian of Awesome Tapes From Africa heading up our next Turntable Lab Radio. He will be in the house tonight from 7:30 on playing the freshest tapes (Yes, real tapes) pon his dual boomboxes live. So come hang with us in the East Village.
Turntable Lab posted my favorites, amongst others, for the year. Go check them out!
You must learn.
It’s official, Japadog is now in New York. I didn’t even know this was going to happen, but it’s true… banger. I did a small review of our shipset outing last night over at Turntable Lab’s blog. To see what we ate and live through our stomachs, you must learn.
Turntable Lab is taking over every Wednesday this month at Ace Hotel and yours truly will be kicking off the fun with fellow lab mate, The Voice!
Come by and kick it on some glamorous life. I don’t drink and I think I get a tab, so I might get you some drinks if you don’t ask immediately for my drink tickets.
Invite your friends! FB invite and tings.
Last month I was fortunate enough to photograph and interview Otomo Yoshihide in conjunction with Japan Society. Otomo was in New York performing with Christian Marclay for Japan Society’s live music series final performance of the year.
Thanks to Lara and John at Japan Society for helping make this happen. Thanks to Otomo for taking time to answer my questions.
To read the interview, you must learn.
Finally had the honor to meet DJ Soulscape (@slscp) from Korea a couple of weeks ago. I helped curate some shows for him in the city. Super glad to have had him do a very special guest spot on Lab Radio. I have to say this has been my favorite episode yet!
Soulscape reps 360 Sounds Crew and definitely brings Korean Funk, Disco, and Soul to the tables. So much music I have never heard before done properly.
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DJ Soulscape (@slscp) makes a special appearance on TTL Radio, coming all the way from Korea with an all vinyl set of rare Korean funk, soul, and psych gems that is not to be missed!
The Lab has got a new weekly thang thang going on in the city. Snack N Cmish kick things off tonight. Rumor has it that their dj booth is set up on the hood of a ‘Lac.
For the sixth installment of TTL Radio, Krystal Klear comes through (all the way from Dublin-by-way-of-Manchester) and heats it up with a supreme set of boogie, modern funk, house, and much more, mixed all the way live at the TTL NY!
I am going to spill some beans here. I booked Krystal Klear for the next episode of Turntable Lab Radio. You didn’t hear it from me.