Discogs is a proud sponsor of dublab celebrating 19 years of radio programming at its annual anniversary fundraiser! The Los Angeles based non-profit radio station will be hosting an all-evening, and into the late night party featuring live performances, DJs, video artists and not-to-be-missed surprise guests on Saturday, September 29, 2018. Dublab’s takeover of Zebulon LA for the second year in a row will be taking place in the main room, cafe and patio. Performances and DJ sets will come from Linafornia, The Pantones, Prophet (Stones Throw), Devendra Banhart, Geotic (Baths), DJ Mamabear, and many more, along with live visuals and screen printing by Hit+Run!
In anticipation, the host of dublab’s Oh No It’s Monday! and Los Angeles Viva Presents concert promotor Rene Contreras gave us a list of his Top 10 records.
Here are my top ten records that I feel have shaped me as a person. They are very all over the place.
I remember going to the outdoor swap meet with my parents every other weekend. They would buy my brother and I the most random things. I remember being really into Illegales, a Dominican Merengue-House group that sang many party songs that would make me want to dance. My mom purchased this record for me at the time I was 6-7 years, it made me want to start a dance party every time.
This band speaks to me. It depicts and talks about the corruption that this world has. It’s all fast Hardcore Punk in Spanish. It talks about struggle and on how cruel the system can be. It’s empowering for the Latinx community, it’s great that it was released in 1993.
I bought this record while on a trip to New York, I didn’t have much money and ran into this Merengue record from the Dominican Republic. I was drawn to it by it’s Merengue sound, the record is played fast it also gave me a lot of Punk Rock feels. It’s a gem.