L.A. Heartbreak, is a must-listen for anyone who still obsesses over early Ministry and Italo disco records.
Dub Club and the Echo flash back to the global mashup underground of aughts L.A. with local favorites Future Pigeon and Rainbow Arabia. Back in the early years of the 21st century, Future Pigeon brought their hybrid sound to L.A. stages frequently. Check out “Dubbing at the Gates of Dawn,” with its nod to “Lucifer Sam,” and you’ll get an idea of how the group fuses rhythmic, Jamaican influences with ’60s psychedelia and a whole lot more. Rainbow Arabia got their start by drawing from world-music sounds, but the duo has since veered toward more straightforward synth-pop. Their latest album,