Dubspot is thrilled to announce a partnership with Subatomic Sound System to present an exciting new music festival: Dub Champions! We’re starting this Thursday September 20th and running through Monday September 24th with events happening at multiple venues throughout NYC, featuring live dub performances and education workshops with legendary Jamaican dub pioneers such as Lee “Scratch” Perry, Scientist (together with The Roots Radics), and Clive Chin. Future bass and electronic dance music innovators Kode9, Appleblim, and Dubspot’s very own DJ Kiva will also be on deck to deliver performances connecting the music’s past and present and offering a glimpse of things to come.
A Tribute to Augustus Pablo with Legendary Jamaican Producer Clive Chin featuring Prince Polo
Here at Dubspot, on Saturday September 22nd at 7pm EST, we will be hosting a special afternoon workshop paying tribute to legendary Jamaican reggae and dub producer Augustus Pablo with special live dub performances from Clive Chin will be doing a live dub performance off a traditional analog mixing board setup using his ORIGINAL master tapes of Augustus Pablo’s first song and biggest hit “Java”.
Horace Swaby, a.k.a. Augustus Pablo – “Java” (1971)
Clive Chin produced Augustus Pablo’s first track “Java,” one of the first dub records to come out of Kingston during the early 1970s. Dubspot Instructor DJ Kiva and guests will demonstrate a modern dub session with Ableton Live and Akai APC controller. This workshop is part of a continuation of our series featuring the work of Clive Chin at Jamaica 17 North Parade Studio. Check the Facebook event page and please RSVP@dubchampions.com attend.
Dubspot Instructor, multi-instrumentalist and producer DJ Kiva delivered an exclusive Ableton Live and Akai APC40 performance of a track titled “Guided Dub” in Level 2 of Daniel Wyatt’s Mixing & Mastering class. The song was written in a classic “Steppers” dub style. It showcases mixing techniques developed by dub pioneers such as King Tubby, Mad Professor, and Jah Shaka, and applies these skills in a new context using Ableton Live and the APC40. DJ Kiva developed a new system of mapping the APC for mixing music, using the clip launch buttons as effect sends, providing the ability to have all effect sends in-line for each channel, as well as access multiple effects at the same time per channel.