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New book celebrates the history of independent radio station Dublab

The online LA-based station has been running since 1999

  • Becky Buckle
  • 15 November 2022
New book celebrates the history of independent radio station Dublab

Independent radio station Dublab has announced a forthcoming book which will look back at over 20 years of broadcasting.

The 260-page book titled Dublab: From the Archives of Future Roots Radio follows the of the station growth from grassroots to world-known.

Dublab was around for the "dawn of internet radio" working as, "an early platform for emerging artists" including Flying Lotus, Animal Collective and Julia Holter.

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As a collective, Dublab is completely non-profit and have also expanded to work with art exhibitions, film projects, event production, and record releases.

Edited by Alejandro Cohen, J.C. Gabel, and Mark “Frosty” McNeill, Dublab says: "Travel back to the dawn of internet radio - a pre-podcast/smartphone/social-media era with infinite potential and flash forward for premonitions of other worlds, other sounds."

It continues: "Wise elders, optimistic youth, and receptive listeners share their sonic worldviews. By offering an alternative to mainstream music, Dublab aims to encourage rich life experiences through deeper listening. This book is a door to your destiny. Crack it open and ride these waves."

The book is due for release on February 1.

In the meantime, Mixmag have published its own book Destination Dancefloor which celebrates dance music and club culture around the globe.

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Edited by former Mixmag editor Duncan Dick, Destination Dancefloor seeks out some of the best tips and tricks from industry insiders and long-running dance music veterans through club guides, recommendations and personal expertise.

The dance music atlas also features stunning photography and expert recommendations across 240 pages, as well as a special foreword from the legendary Carl Cox.

Pre-order Dublab: From the Archives of Future Roots Radio here for $50.00.

Becky Buckle is Mixmag's Video and Editorial Assistant, follow her on Twitter

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