Dubspot LA EDU Sessions – Finger Drumming with Maschine w/ Jeremy Ellis

On Friday January 9th, join us at Dubspot LA for a finger drumming workshop featuring Jeremy Ellis. Also join us for Jeremy’s class in LA which begins Sunday 1/18. Enroll now!

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Dubspot LA EDU Sessions – Finger Drumming with Maschine w/ Jeremy Ellis

Friday 1/9 4 – 6pm PST
Dubspot LA
6515 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

Maschine has been redefining the intersection of hardware and software, as well as performance and production over the past couple of years. With Dubspot’s Maschine program for producers and performers, you’ll go from shaking hands with this cutting-edge music platform to making full tracks and performing your music live.  Maschine’s tactile hardware controls map seamlessly to their software counterparts, unlocking an advanced production environment. We start making music from the beginning. Even if you’re completely new to Maschine, you’ll be making your own beats and grooves within days.

 

RSVP HERE!

Jeremy Ellis will be teaching the Dubspot LA Maschine course starting on Sunday, January 18th from 4:15pm to 7pm. Enroll now!

Maschine consists of a total of 12 weekly sessions broken down into 3 Levels:

  • Maschine Level 1: Production Essentials

  • Maschine Level 2: Sampling, Recording, and Effects

  • Maschine Level 3: Advanced Techniques and DAW Integration

 

ABOUT JEREMY ELLIS

Jeremy Ellis has taken finger-drumming to incredible levels in his stage shows. It’s a fact not missed by the musical greats in his circle of influence, such as Questlove, one half of the legendary Hip-Hop collective The Roots, who has deemed Ellis’ particular style as art, not simply tapping on a 16-pad drum machine. Combining his piano training with his love for technology, finger-drumming became the niche that defines him today. Ellis’ key past performances include Google Zeitgeist, Red Bull MP Embassy, MTV Scratch-Pitch and TED Conferences, and the Brooklyn Academy of Music with Questlove.  He is currently working with a number of artists including DJ Q-bert.

The technologically quirky technique that Jeremy Alexander Ellis has mastered is a testament to what can happen when man meets machine. In fact, the drum machine may never have met another so suited to its intricacies. Ellis has elevated finger-drumming – or “finger-banging” – to stratospheric levels according to the greats in his circle, such as Questlove of The Roots who deemed Ellis’ style as art.

Being reared by a piano-playing family and living just outside the musical mecca of Detroit were critically empowering to Ellis’ development as a funk/jazz keyboard player. At 21, he moved into the city, finding himself in the midst of Detroit’s techno and dance explosion. In the mid-‘90s, he focused on jazz, folk, and soul music, eventually landing in Phoenix and later L.A. In 2003, the label Ellis was signed to went defunct, but he was already well on his way to combine his piano training with his love for technology. Finger-drumming became the niche that defines him today.

At a time when laptop DJ’ing and Techno, House, and Hip-Hop production were the standard, Ellis focused on live sets and performance, mixing as many complex rhythms and harmonies as he could. Then came playing live sets completely with his fingers, in a style that is radically different from his peers. The drum machine brand Maschine he now endorses was the fifth highest selling instrument globally two years ago, and thousands learn from his online videos. Ellis’ key past performances include Google Zeitgeist, Red Bull MP Embassy, MTV Scratch-Pitch and TED Conferences, and the Brooklyn Academy of Music with Questlove. He is currently working with names including DJ Q-bert and learning about innovations such as virtual, 360-degree boards that will soon allow musicians to create breathtaking light and sound shows.

Jeremy Ellis resides in Southern California, is happily married, and raising a busy toddler to be different, too.

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