DUBLAB and KCETLink Media Group Partner For Launch of Global Music Series
KCETLink Media Group, a leading national independent nonprofit public broadcast and digital network, announced today a new partnership with Los Angeles’ longstanding public broadcasting internet radio station DUBLAB who will curate 13 new episodes of KCETLink Media Group’s original series BORDER BLASTER. KCETLink Media Group created the music video series in 2014 to showcase national and international musicians. The series will be telecast weekly, premiering nationwide on Link TV (DirecTV 375, DISH Network 9410) on Tues., Nov. 1 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT and late night on KCET in Southern California at 12 a.m.
DUBLAB will continue the mission of BORDER BLASTER of tracing musical currents across continents and exploring world genres through this weekly television series and editorial contributions online. From Syrian electronic music to Caribbean psych rock, regular content will be generated to highlight vastly diverse international cultures and their voices through music. The new season is dedicated to exposing viewers to the cross-fertilization of musical styles and genres defining contemporary music.
Upcoming episode descriptions are as follows: (Schedule subject to change)
Tues., Nov. 1 “Emergency” features music videos from Bahraini/UK-based psychedelic band Flamingods, Italian electronic producer Clap! Clap!, Los Angeles-based R&B songstress Jimetta Rose, British DJ Mark Barrott, Japanese musician Shintaro Sakamoto,and Spanish rapero El Guincho and Spanish rapero El Guincho.
Tues., Nov. 8** “Elevation” features music videos from UK pop band Landshapes, Spanish duo Storms, French composer Chassol, French-Canadian producer Tiga, Australian “heat beat” band NO ZU, Nigerien keyboardist and electronic music composer Hama, and Los Angeles-based musician Thundercat. ·
(**Note that due to the Presidential election on this date, the 10:30 p.m. ET telecast on Link TV will be pre-empted).
Tues., Nov. 15 “Connectivity” features music videos from folk musicians Steve Gunn & Mike Cooper, NYC audiovisual duo Georgia, UK producer Quantic, Los Angeles-based blues rocker Hanni El Khatib, and British producer Lapalux.
To kick off season four, DUBLAB has partnered with “Upstairs” at the Ace Hotel in downtown Los Angeles to host a launch party on the evening of Sat., Nov. 12. The event will feature videos from upcoming episodes and live appearances by some of the outstanding international musicians featured in the fourth[Marker] season.
More information on the event can be found by going to [ http://www.dublab.com/events ]Dublab.com/events.
All music videos will be available online at [ http://www.kcet.org/borderblaster ]KCET.org/borderblaster and [ http://www.linktv.borderblaster ]LinkTV.org/borderblaster.
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ABOUT KCETLINK MEDIA GROUP
KCETLink Media Group, formed by the merger between KCET and Link Media, is a national independent, nonprofit, digital and broadcast network that provides high-quality, culturally diverse programming designed to engage the public in innovative, entertaining and transformative ways. With a commitment to independent perspectives, smart global entertainment, local communities, and opportunities for engagement and social action, KCETLink depicts people and the world through a lens unavailable elsewhere in U.S. media. A viewer-supported 501(c)(3) organization, KCETLink content is distributed nationally via satellite on Link TV (DIRECTV channel 375 and DISH Network channel 9410) and on KCET in Southern and Central California via broadcast and cable, as well as through various digital delivery systems. For additional information about KCET and Link TV productions, web-exclusive content, programming schedules and community events, please visit kcet.org or linktv.org. Select original programming from KCET and Link TV is also available for streaming on Hulu and Roku platforms.
Established in 1999, DUBLAB is non-profit, online radio station dedicated to the growth of music, arts, and culture. Our mission is to share freeform radio transmissions with an international audience. DUBLAB’s programming has expanded to include
production of art exhibits, films, events and record releases as well affiliate stations in Germany (dublab.de), Japan (dublab.jp) and Spain (dublab.es). [ http://www.dublab.com]http://www.dublab.com