Still from NV's "Kata": A woman with short hair, a white T-shirt and overalls sings in front of a train car.

"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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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.

Playlist

Bombino - Deran Deran Alkheir

El Haru Kuroi - Dia De Los Muertos

DJ Katapila - Monkey

DJ Raff - Impala ft. Andrés Nusser from Astro

Cornelius - The Spell of a Vanishing Loveliness

Kate NV - Kata

Ibon Errazkin - Foto Aérea

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Teenage Angst

This episode highlights 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.

Reverence and Decadence

Reverence and Decadence features music videos from Dutch producer Bokoesam, US band Almas Fronterizas, Swiss group Vendredi sur Mer, Brazilian group francisco, el hombre, Japanese rocker Gotch, and NY musician Frankie Rose.

Playlist

Bokoesam - BBB ft. Jonna Fraser

Almas Fronterizas - Malo

Vendredi sur Mer - La Femme à la Peau Bleue

francisco, el hombre - Triste, Louca ou Má

Gotch (後藤正文) - Humanoid Girl

Frankie Rose - Love in Rockets

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.

City Streets

City Streets features music videos from French producer/director duo The Blaze, NY singer Yaeji, South African artist Petite Noir, Japanese polymath Cornelius, US musician Frank Maston, and Spanish singer Rosalía.

Playlist

The Blaze - Territory

Yaeji - Drink I'm Sippin On

Petite Noir - Best

Cornelius - In a Dream

Maston - "Tulips" pt. 1: Swans

Rosalía - De Plata

Mountain of Light

This episode of Border Blaster includes Chilean artist Alex Anwandter, South African and Norwegian artist Nosizwe, and Chancha Via Circuito from Argentina.

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.

Playlist

Cibo Matto - Deja Vu

Los Blenders - Amor Prohibido II

MADEIRA - Come on Thru

Clap! Clap! - Hope Feat. OY

Tagore - Mudo

Janka Nabay & the Bubu Gang - Sabanoh

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Something's Up

"Something's Up" features music videos from Berlin-based artist Perera Elsewhere, Chilean singer Alex Anwandter, Jamaican project Inna de Yard, Tijuana-born singer-songwriter Ceci Bastida, Israeli trio A-WA, Ugandan group Ennanga Vision, and South African artist Umoja.

Playlist

Perera Elsewhere - Something's Up

Alex Anwandter - Cordillera

Inna de Yard - Let the Water Run Dry Feat. Ken Boothe

Ceci Bastida - Un Sueño Feat. Aloe Blacc

A-WA - Habib Galbi

Ennanga Vision - Otim's War