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History of independent online radio station dublab explored in new book

"This book is a door to your destiny. Crack it open and ride these waves"


A new book delves into the history of the Los Angeles independent online radio station dublab.

Across 260 pages, Dublab: From the Archives of Future Roots Radio tells the story of the station and collective over the last 20 years, tracing its evolution from a grassroots, experimental platform to becoming an internationally-renown station.

Edited by Alejandro Cohen, J.C. Gabel, and Mark “Frosty” McNeill, the soft cover book will, according to dublab, "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."

They continued: "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."

Originally planned for release in 2019, but delayed to the pandemic, the book will be published on 1st February 2023. Pre-order here.

In September, Berlin-based online radio station HÖR launched a new website and subscription service.

Featuring dublab and other stations, revisit DJ Mag's recent long read on the fight to keep independent radio on the air.