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"Border Blaster" is an original world music video series curated by renowned internet radio station dublab. The 30-minute episodes are comprised of music videos from groundbreaking musicians from around the world. Exploring a variety of genres ranging from experimental electronica, Afrobeat, cosmic jazz and funk to indie, ambient hip-hop and more, "Border Blaster" traces the transnational flows of music culture across every continent. Hosted by dublab DJ Liz Warner, "Border Blaster" promises to expose viewers to the cross-fertilization of musical styles and genres defining contemporary music.

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Co-produced by KCETLink Media Group and dublab, a non-profit, online radio station dedicated to the growth of music, arts and culture. Broadcasting from Los Angeles since 1999, dublab's mission is to share freeform radio transmissions with an international audience.

Full Episodes

Upcoming Airdates

Rhythmic Rituals

Rhythmic Rituals features music videos from L.A. violinist and vocalist Sudan Archives, Puerto Rico-based artist ÌFÉ, Mexico City sextet La ReDaDa, Swedish band Junip, visionary Brazilian musician Arto Lindsay and U.S.-based soul man Doug Hream Blunt.

Wild Communion

Music in this episode includes El Haru Kuroi, Spanish artist Ibon Errazkin, Japanese musician Cornelius, DJ Raff from Chile, Niger’s Bombino and Kata from Russia.

Open Scope

Open Scope features music videos from Norwegian/Brazilian singer Charlotte Dos Santos, Australian outsider artist Kirin J Callinan, Peruvian pop singer ANIA, L.A.-based musician Ariel Pink, Russian artist Anton Kubikov, and Japanese producer Sugai Ken.

Teenage Angst

This episode highlights Little Jesus, Norwegian artist Sassy 009, French-Israeli group Acid Arab, Los Punsetes from Spain, New Zealand's Lord Echo, Kemialliset Ystävät from Finland and Tune-Yards.

Reframing

Reframing features music videos from Australian group Liars, French band Aquaserge, New Zealand-by-way-of-Thailand artist Phum Viphurit, Tunisian group Ifriqiyya Electrique, L.A. musician Waju, English poet Kate Tempest, and Japanese polymath Cornelius.

Liberation

Music includes Turbotito, Italian artist Cesare Basile, Prophet from the U.S., Sidi Touré from Mali, as well as Emmanuel Jal and Nyaruach from South Sudan, Argentina's Juana Molina and British artist Max Cooper.

Intergalactic Visions

Intergalactic Visions features music videos from Icelandic treasure Bjork, Canadian singer-songwriter Lou Canon, French musician Colleen, UK producer Bullion, and German/Ghanaian group OY.

Playlist
Bjork - The Gate
Lou Canon - Fever
Colleen - Winter Dawn
Bullion - Blue Pedro
OY - Made of Love

Mountain of Light

"Mountain of Light" features music videos from Israeli singer Liraz, Argentinian artists Chancha via Circuito, U.S. artist Kohinoorgasm, Australian singer Ry X, Norway born South African singer Nosizwe, and Spanish pop duo Desert, Brazilian Rock band O Terno.

Tapestries

Tapestries features music videos from Texas band Khruangbin, South African producer Jumping Back Slash, Israeli group Tigris, Mexican artists Shiro Schwarz, Catalan veterans Hidrogenesse, and UK band The Comet is Coming.

Affirmations

"Affirmations" features music videos from British producer Bonobo, Latinx artist Helado Negro, Irish singer Róisín Murphy, Costa Rican rapper Macha Kiddo, Iranian-British producer Ash Koosha, and Malian singer Fatoumata Diawara.