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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.

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Emergence

“Emergence” features music videos from Bahraini/UK psychedelic band Flamingods, Italian electronic producer Clap! Clap!, Los Angeles R&B songstress Jimetta Rose, British DJ Mark Barrott, Japanese musician Shintaro Sakamoto, and Spanish rapero El Guincho.

Burn, Burn, Burn

"Burn, Burn, Burn" features music videos from Congolese band Mbongwana Star, L.A. producer The Egyptian Lover, Peruvian band Kanaku y El Tigre, Canadian indie rock band The Luyas, Danish electronic trio Lust for Youth, and US/Venezuelan musician Devendra Banhart.

Parties and Parables

"Parties and Parables" features music videos from French disco group L'Impératrice L'Impératrice, New York based ensemble Okonkolo, Dutch-Iranian artist Sevdaliza,  U.S. rapper/indie treasure Cuco, British R&B artist Tirzah and Spanish singer Rosalía.

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Elevation

Elevation features music videos from UK pop band Landshapes, Spanish duo Storms, French composer Chassol, French-Canadian producer Tiga, Austrailian “heat beat” band NO ZU, Nigerien keyboardist and electronic music composer Hama, and Los Angeles-based musician Thundercat.

Dreams

Dreams features music videos from U.S. pop artist Japanese Breakfast, French group Bleu Toucan, L.A. producer Frankie Reyes, U.S. musician Kevin Morby, N.Y. psychedelic cumbia band C.A.M.P.O.S., Russian artist Philipp​ Gorbachev, and Spanish shoegaze band Linda Guilala.

Connectivity

"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.

Night Moves

Night Moves features music videos from Bulgarian rapper DENA, L.A. producer Valentino Khan, U.S. artists Kneebody and Daedelus, British band Vanishing Twin, Saharan group Tinariwen, German producer Roosevelt and Nigerian one-man band Eli Fola.

Resolution

Resolution features music videos from Sudanese-American songstress Alsarah and the Nubatones, Swedish "antinational cabaret" group Europa Europa and the Knife, Los Angeles producer The Gaslamp Killer, U.K. beatmaker Commodo, Nigerian band Tal National, and Polish chamber musical duo Sza/Za.

Illuminate

Illuminate features music videos from British-Sudanese artist Sinkane, Japanese artist Shugo Tokumaru, Brazilian psychedelic rock band Boogarins, U.S. latin band Buyepongo, Noregian singer Farao, Seattle hip-hop group Shabazz Palaces and Dutch band Shaking Godspeed.

Refraction

Refraction features music videos from South African producer Nozinja, New York City musician Ziemba, Los Angeles multi-instrumentalist Dexter Story, U.S. band Bitchin' Bajas & Bonnie Prince Billy, Belgian producer debruit, Los Angeles musician Def Sound, and German/Japanese duo Masayoshi Fujita & Jan Jelinek.

Tableau

"Tableau" features music videos from Japanese-born duo Cibo Matto, Mexico City punks Los Blenders, New Zealand artist MADEIRA, Italian producer Clap! Clap!, Brazilian psych band Tagore, Sierra Leonian band Janka Nabay & the Bubu Gang, and American guitarist Dustin Wong and Japanese musician Takako Minekawa.