October 7, 2017 – Angel City Jazz and Dublab Present Go:Organic Orchestra featuring Bennie Maupin Live – RedCat

Dexter Story performs drum set with Adam Rudolph’s Go:Organic Orchestra live at RedCat Theatre on October 7, 2017. The evening is billed as Moving Pictures + Go:Organic Orchestra.


Go: Organic Orchestra

Go: Organic Orchestra is a 21st century vision of a “future orchestra”.  Artistic director Adam Rudolph’s prototypical approach to composing and improvisational conducting embraces music forms and cosmologies from around the world.

Using a non-linear score with his unique approach to rhythm as the seed material, Rudolph improvisationally conducts the musicians in concert. This creates spontaneous orchestrations which serve as both context and inspiration for the musicians improvisational dialogue.
Over the past two decades Rudolph has taught and conducted hundreds of musicians in the Go: Organic Orchestra concept in throughout North America and Europe.

The multicultural dynamic of Go: Organic Orchestra itself expresses a creative vision of our shared humanity. It is a realization of creative community in a world without boundaries; of culture as the vessel for understanding, empathy and sharing.


Fawntice Finesse – flutes
Thomas Stones – flutes
Damon Banks– el. bass
Kenny Wessel– el. guitar, banjo
Alexis Marcelo – fender rhodes, piano
Randy Gloss – gongs, frame drums, percussion
Munyungo Jackson – congas, percussion
Hamid Drake – drum set, percussion
Dexter Story – drum set, percussions
Carlos NiÑo –  coloristic percussion

Gustavo Bulgach – B flat clarinet
Pablo Calogero – bass clarinet, Tibetan trumpet
Ralph M. Jones – flutes, bass clarinet, soprano and tenor sax
Charles Sharp – contra bass and B flat clarinets
Michael Birnbryer – clarinet, bass clarinet
Myka Miller – oboe, english horn
Tara Speiser – bassoon
Graham Haynes – cornet, flugelhorn
Ronit Kirchman – el. violin
Emily Hay – flutes
Ellen Burr – flutes


ARTICLE: Feel the Tizita. LA’s Dexter Story finds inspiration in Little Ethiopia – 89.3 KPCC (by Mark McNeil)

Dexter Story discusses his newest release Wondem on Soundway Records and his passion for Ethiopian music and culture with dublab.com’s Mark McNeil for 89.3 KPCC. The article was publishes August 3, 2016.

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February 21, 2016 – Dublab Presents Vibing: Time – Ace Hotel, Downtown LA, CA

Dexter Story spins a few records with DJ friends Carlos Niño, Rani de Leon, West Novena and Vinyl Don upstairs at the Ace Hotel on Sunday, February 21.
Ace-Hotel-Downtown-Los-Angeles-RooftopHoused in the 1927 United Artists building, this hip hotel is a 12-minute walk to The Grammy Museum and 0.7 miles from Pershing Square Station.

Trendy, minimalist rooms have minibars, flat-screen TVs, radios and free WiFi, while some add acoustic guitars. Suites add kitchenettes, additional living spaces and private terraces.

Dining options include a juice bar, a coffee bar and a brasserie. There’s also a 24/7 gym, plus a rooftop pool with a bar. Event spaces include a restored 1920s Spanish Gothic-style theater.

Dublab Presents Vibing: Time
Sunday, February 21, 2016
Ace Hotel
929 S Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Downtown LA


July 19, 2015 – JACCC Presents Twilight In The Garden Little Tokyo Concert Series Featuring Ethio Cali Live – James Irvine Japanese Garden, Little Tokyo, Downtown Los Angeles, CA

Playing with Ethio Cali at Japanese American Culture & Community Center Presents Twilight In The Garden Little Tokyo Concert Series on July 19. Other guests artists include Miguel Atwood-Ferguson’s Quartetto Fantastico on July 5, Buyepongo on July 12 and Shafiq Husayn & Dove Society on July 26.Twilight in the Garden JACCCJapanese American Culture & Community Center Presents
Twilight In The Garden
Little Tokyo Concert Series
Featuring Ethio Cali
July 19, 2015
James Irvine Japanese Garden
244 S. San Pedro Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012



June 12, 2015 – Bring Your Own Dance Moves – Music Center Plaza, Downtown Los Angeles, CA

MC’ing at the Music Center’s Bring Your Own Dance Moves event on the Music Center Plaza on Friday, June 19. Bring Your Own Dance Moves is non-stop music on the Plaza featuring top LA DJs curated in collaboration with ArtDontSleep and Dublab. Late night bar menu and $5 parking starts at 8pm. #BYODM

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June 12, June 26, July 10, July 24, August 7, August 21. Alternates with DANCE DOWNTOWN.

Same night, different vibes, 13 Fridays in a row. The Music Center hosts free, weekly dance parties all summer long – because the world needs more spontaneous dancing.

Peanut Butter Wolf kicks off Bring Your Own Dance Moves on June 12 alongside legendary LA DJ and West Coast Hip Hop leader Egyptian Lover,and sonic slayer Jimi Hey of Dublab.

Producer, DJ and founder of Stones Throw Records, PB Wolf has made a career out of DJing since the 90s and brings his trove of tunes and rare beats to the plaza.

Bring Your Own Dance Moves
Friday, June 19, 2015
The Music Center Plaza
135 N Grand Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90012


September 27, 2014 – DUBLAB ’15TH ANNIVERSARY’ CELEBRATION featuring Carlos Niño & Friends – Bedrock LA, Los Angeles, CA

Playing Farfisa and various synths with Carlos Niño & Friends band at dublab.com’s 15th Anniversary Celebration on Saturday, September 27. The band features Paul Livingstone, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, Farmer Dave Scher, Eugene Owens, Andres Renteria and Carlos Niño.

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Join us in celebrating dublab’s 15th anniversary at Bedrock.LA in Echo Park!

The party, happening exactly 15 years to the date and hour we started broadcasting, will feature live music performances, DJ sets, film projections, custom t-shirt screen-printing, food trucks and art installations

Andres Renteria
Arshia Haq
Austin H.
Carlos Niño & Friends: (featuring Paul Livingstone, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, Farmer Dave Scher, Eugene Owens, Dexter Story, Andres Renteria…)
Contact Field Orchestra
DJ Lengua
Gifted and Blessed
Heidi Lawden
Jake Jenkins
Jenny NONO
Jimi Hey
Katie Byron
Low Limit
Metro Gnome (Butchy Fuego & Angel Deradoorian)
Money Mark
Mor Elian
Mystery Cave
Puro Instinct
Raga Meditation with Partho Sarothy (Sarod) & Paul Livingstone (Sitar)
Sana Shenai (Jimmy Tamborello & Nanny Cantaloupe)
Sarah Zoraya
Secret Circuit
Seven Davis Jr.
SFV Acid
SK Kakraba
Southern Soul Spinners
Suzanne Kraft
The Urxed

Visuals by Alex Pelly, Miko Revereza & Freegums

Live Screenprinting by HIT+RUN

Food by Mandoline Grill

Free before 6pm, $10 after.
Your donation benefits dublab’s non-profit music mission. Purchase tickets:dublab.brownpapertickets.com

* BEDROCKTOBERFEST BONUS: Buy your tickets prior to September 20th and receive one complimentary pass to BEDROCKtoberfest per ticket purchased!

1623 Allesandro Street
Los Angeles, CA 90026

Ace Hotel
Boxed Water
El Condor
L.A. Record
Red Bull Music Academy Radio
Tito’s Vodka

Dublab.com’s 15th Anniversary Celebration
featuring Carlos Niño & Friends


August 7, 2014 – dublab Presents Sound Share LA featuring Dexter Story and Wondem Live – Levitt MacArthur Park, Los Angeles, CA

Showcasing songs from the new album Wondem on Thursday, August 7 at dublab presents…SOUND SHARE LA Summer 2014 Concert Series at Levitt Pavilion MacArthur Park. Wondem band features Todd Simon, Randal Fisher, Patrick Bailey, Te’Amir Sweeney, Evan Greer, Mike McTaggart, Damon Aaron, Alan Lightner and other special guests.
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dublab presents…SOUND SHARE LA Summer 2014 Concert Series at Levitt Pavilion

7:30-8pm = dublab DJ Danny Holloway
8-8:45pm = Wondem Band
9-9:45pm = Myron & E

Free / All Ages
Levitt Pavilion MacArthur Park
2230 W 6th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90057


TRACK FEATURE: Dexter Story’s “Unification” on dublab presents…INTO FOCUS: a dublab meditation compilation

Contributed a meditative track entitled “Unification” to Into Focus, dublab’s meditation music fundraiser compilation.
Into FocusThis dublab curated compilation will guide you into high states of inner focus through sound.  You are invited to float this path to heightened calm, clarity, and concentration by listening to these songs crafted to enhance the meditative mindstate.   Ommmmmmmm.


01. Anna Oxygen – Count Down Meditation
02. Carlos Niño – Awhirl
03. Dexter Story – Unification
04. Mason Lindahl – Moon Over Ideath
05. Suneye – Pyramid Vortex
06. Kim Free – Kiss The Stars
07. Nina Sarnelle – You Can Handle
08. Peter Walker/Sharmagne Leland St. John – Bahia Banderas
09. UFO2012 – Take Me 2 The Moon Part 1
10. Adda Kaleh – Midnight Yoga
11. OK Ikumi – Mtn Shadows
12. Storms – Neixer Morir
13. Quanta – Some Valleys
14. Diva – Shadow of Yialmel
15. Giorgio Magnannesi – Lo Spazio Del Respiro
16. Erock – Psyquest
17. Esgar – Loki
18. Bre’r – Failed Side
19. Aria Rostami – Yellowknife Bay
20. Hanno Leichtmann – Schwindeligkeit II
21. Fake Estates – Amitåhba
22. Fol Chen – Cicada
23. Moonstarr – The Journey
24. Sun An – Rest Easy

This digital fundraiser compilation came to being as a thank you gift for listeners who support dublab’s positive music mission with a donation.

People can get their hands on this compilation by donating here > http://dublab.com/donate/20-proton-donation/

November 14, 2013 – Red Bull Music Academy and Dublab.com Present “This City Belongs To Me” featuring Ethio Cali Ensemble – The Del Monte Speakeasy @ The Townhouse, Venice, CA

Playing with Todd Simon’s Ethio Cali Ensemble at Red Bull Music Academy and Dublab.com’s “This City Belongs To Me” event on Thursday, November 14. Ethio Cali is featured alongside acclaimed acts Daedelus, Moses Sumney and others.


Red Bull Music Academy presents This City Belongs to Me is a new monthly event series in 2013. Every month a different venue in Los Angeles will be taken over by artists comprised of Red Bull Music Academy alumni and lecturers. In collaboration with some of the finest record labels and creatives that Los Angeles has to offer, it will be a unique night of amazing music.

Join dublab and friends as they take over The Del Monte Speakeasy & The Townhouse in Venice on Thursday, November 14th.

Daedelus w/ Ben Wendel
Ethio-Cali Ensemble
Mark de Clive-Lowe
Moses Sumney
Slayron of Peaking Lights
Suzanne Kraft
Danny Holloway
Zach Cowie (Turquoise Wisdom)
dublab DJs

Live screen printing by HIT+RUN.

Doors at 9pm / 21+

Entrance with RSVP to eventbrite link only.
**Please note that RSVP does not guarantee entry, Arrive early**

Red Bull Music Academy and Dublab.com Presents
“The City Belongs To Me”
9pm – 2am
The Del Monte Speakeasy
52 Winward Avenue
Venice, CA 90291

dublab is a community supported, non-profit web radio station celebrating 14 years of elevated vibrations. We rely upon listener contributions to achieve our positive music mission. This installment of This City Belongs to me helps support dublab’s Fall 2013Proton Drive Fundraiser which is happening November 4-25. We are broadcasting live 8am-8pm PST each weekday to inspire your support. Visit dublab.com to listen to the live fundraiser broadcasts and give a generous tax-deductible donation.


#rbma #ThisCityBelongsToMe

August 9, 2013 – Dublab Presents Mia Doi Todd & Dexter Story Live with DJ Sets by dublab – Levitt Pavilion, Pasadena, CA

Playing songs from my new record Seasons + other selections with a live 7 piece band on Friday, August 9 at Pasadena’s Levitt Pavilion. The beautiful Mia Doi Todd plays the opening set and my band follows. Dublab is curating a series of events at Levitt this Summer. Please see the links below for additional information.



The band features:

Mark Cross – Keyboards
Patrick Bailey – Guitar
Jake Najor – Drums
Todd Simon – Trumpet
Tracy Wannomae – Saxophone
Fanny Franklin – Vocals
Jimetta Rose – Vocals
Dexter Story – Vocals, Bass

Mia Doi Todd & Dexter Story with DJ sets by dublab

Songstress Mia Doi Todd will win you over with her warm & delicate vocals and jazz musician, Dexter Story, will perform a collection of his best jazz compositions.

Free / All Ages / 7:30-9:45pm

– DDs Chick and Catshack
– 7ate9
– Hatties
– Lemonade Brigade

– Belongals


October 7, 2012 – Gaby Hernandez and The Light Live @ Abbot Kinney Festival – Venice, CA

Performing bass and vocals with Gaby Hernandez and The Light at Venice’s popular Abbot Kinney Festival on Sunday, October 7. Gaby will perform new and old songs with band members guitarists Emile Poree and Damon Aaron, bassist and music director Dexter Story, percussionists Allakoi Peete and Carlos Nino and new addition drummer Jose-Gurria Cardenas on the dublab.com stage.

Dublab strives to turn you onto the most exciting and inspiring bands from across the greater Los Angeles area. Our combined mission is to show the world why L.A. is the best place for music lovers to live! Every band on this stage has been featured on dublab’s radio transmissions and we are thrilled to share their sounds with you.



Commentary: This band is growing and developing in leaps and bounds. Now with the addition of Jose-Gurri Cardenas on this particular show and Carlos Nino sitting in on percussion, the audience will be treated to a once-in-a-lifetime rendition of The Light. Expect the songs to really come to life and the rhythms to move you.

July 15, 2012 – Dublab Presents Tribe Records 40th Anniversary Celebration featuring Gaby Hernandez Quintet Live – Levitt Pavilion, Pasadena, CA

Performing bass / music directing with Gaby Hernandez Quintet featuring Allakoi Peete, Damon Aaron, Dexter Story, and Emile Porée. Sunday, July 15th DUBLAB PRESENTS Tribe Records 40th Anniversary Celebration with Phil Ranelin Jazz Ensemble with special opening performance by Gaby Hernandez and DJ set by Carlos Niño. Levitt Pavilion Pasadena 30 N Raymond Ave # 212  Pasadena, CA 91103 (626) 683-3230. Free / All Ages / 6:30-8:30pm.

June, 1, 2012 – Dublab and The Goethe Institut Los Angeles Present: A Tribute to Classics of Krautrock and German Cosmic Music – Ford Amphitheatre, Los Angeles, CA

Performing trap drums and music directing a performance of Popol Vuh’s “Steh Auf, Zieh Mich Dir Nach” with special guests GB, Surya Botofasina and visionary Carlos Nino. This is part of Dublab and The Goethe Institut Los Angeles Present: A Tribute to Classics of Krautrock and German Cosmic Music at The Ford Amphitheatre on June 1, 2012 6-11pm. Band line-up: Carlos Niño & Friends featuring Carlos Niño – Conductor / Percussion / Special Effects, Dexter Story – Trap Drums / Drum Solo / Music Director, Diana Booker – Lead Vocalist, Gaby Hernandez – Vocalist, GB – Synthesizers / Drum Machine, Surya Botofasina – Electric Piano / Synthesizer.


Ford Amphitheater
2580 Cahuenga Boulevard East,
Hollywood, California 90068


May 3, 2012 – Creative Cultivation: Dublab’s Fundraiser Dinner featuring Carlos Nino & Friends – JF Chen’s C Project, Los Angeles, CA

Performing drum and percussion efx with Carlos Nino and Miguel Atwood-Ferguson for dublab’s Creative Cultivation Fundraiser Dinner. Other artists include Cut Chemist, Anenon and Julia Holter. Dublab “invites you to come meet fellow diners who are part of dublab’s extended family of highly turned-on minds. This will be a golden opportunity to connect with a community of creative, friendly folks while supporting the organic growth of our grassroots, non-profit organization.” http://dublab.com/events/10897/creative-cultivation-dublabs-2012-fundraiser-dinner/