Dublab Saturday Night: Tenth Anniversary Photos at Edgar Varela Fine Art
On Saturday night, the Dublab collective celebrated a decade of throwing the best DJ-based music events in the city by ... throwing a party with a lot of DJs. Dublab closed a ten-day run of shows with a party downtown on Saturday at Edgar Varela Fine Arts.
What started first as an Internet radio station in 1999, those heady days when financiers with fat checkbooks were throwing money at little start-ups, gradually became something sturdy and solid as the collective learned to survive without relying on venture capital. You can see the community in Tim Norris' photographs. (tragic disclosure: we were fighting the flu on Saturday night, and opted against infecting revelers with our germs; this is a second-hand account.)
Dublab has always been about electronic music, but never at the expense of history. The line-up at Dublab's closing night party embraced producers, DJs and MCs who jumped across genres and sounds: Flying Lotus, Turquoise Wisdom, Ale, Frosty, Gaslamp Killer, J. Rocc and a dozen-odd others.