Still from Ash Koosha's "I Feel That" with a Tree and Human Figure

"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

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.

Playlist

Bonobo - No Reason (ft. Nick Murphy)

Helado Negro - Come Be Me

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Kaleidoscope

“Kaleidoscope” features music videos from Taiwanese singer 9m88, Israeli bands Balkan Beat Box featuring A-WA, American singer Bells Atlas, Mexican artist Caloncho, and British-Argentine producer El Buho, Japanese-American collaboration Tashi Wada with Yoshi Wada and Friends.

Visions

"Visions" features music videos from Spanish garage rockers The Parrots, Cuban jazz singer Daymé Arocena, L.A. singer Nite Jewel, New Zealand-based rapper Raiza Biza, Chilean techno artist Sanfuentes, and Japanese artist Chihei Hatakeyama.

Playlist

Daymé Arocena - Eleggua

NIte Jewel - Kiss the Screen

Oumou Sangaré - Yere Faga

Sanfuentes - Visiones

The Parrots - No Me Gustas Te Quiero

Chihei Hatakeyama - Starlight and Black Echo

Parade

“Parade” features music videos from Togolese group Vaudou Game, Egyptian producer Rozzm, Argentinian singer Corina Lawrence, British-Tanzanian artist 3rdCultureKid, and Indonesian band Jirapah, U.S. artist Sudan Archives.

Synesthetics

"Synesthetics" features music videos from Japanese indie band Mitsume, German group Lali Puna, French artist Magic Island, Cuban rapper el tipo este, Congolese group Konono No. 1, Argentine singer Juana Molina, and US artist Visible Cloaks.

Playlist

Mitsume - Akogare

Lali Puna - The Bucket

Magic Island - Like Water

El Tipo Este - Regla

Konono N°1 - Yambadi Mama

Juana Molina - In the Lassa

Visible Cloaks - Neume

Misfits

“Misfits” features music videos from Indian indie rocker Alluri, Brazilian band Boogarins, Japanese group The fin, Canadian rock band Destroyer, Swedish singer Fatima, Tunisian producer Ammar 808, and U. S. rapper Tobe Nwigwe.

Until Later

"Until Later" features music videos from Mali’s Songhoy Blues, New Zealand artist Nadia Reid, Colombia's Meridian Brothers, Lebanese artist Yasmine Hamda, South Africa's DJ Lag, and Austrian group Radian.

Playlist

Songhoy Blues - Bamako

Nadia Reid - Richard

Meridian Brothers - ¿Dónde Estás María?

Yasmine Hamdan - La Ba'den

DJ Lag - Ice Drop

Radian - Scary Objects

Catharsis

“Catharsis” features music videos from French-Chilean singer Ana Tijoux, South African guitarist Sibusile Xaba, Egyptian artist Nadah El-Shazly, Icelandic singer Kristin Anna, Japanese duo Young Juvenile, and Brazilian-American artist Das Kope.

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.

Playlist

Sudan Archives - Come Meh Way

ÌFÉ - House of Love (Ogbe Yekun)

La ReDaDa  - Abrete Sesamo

Junip - Always

Arto Lindsay - Seu Pai

Doug Hream Blunt - Gentle Persuasion