This episode of Dubspot Radio bridges the divide between the warmth of house music and the structural precision of techno to bring a driving tech-house selection mixed up by Dubspot alumni, Space Toast.
“Dubspot is the sole reason I’m at where I am. Coming from more of a tech background than an instrumental one, I knew I could figure out Ableton Live but as every producer knows it can be very daunting when you first open the DAW. Dubspot gave me that push I needed to get my production career started. Being involved in the music scene for 10+ years prior I couldn’t wait to finally get my own productions going. I started with the Ableton Live Masterclass and learned the in’s and out’s of everything Live had to offer. All of my teachers were absolutely amazing, and I really learned everything I needed to give me that jump start. During my Ableton Live class, I also took a DJ class on the side just to brush up on my techniques and really to enjoy learning with like minded people. After I finished up my six-month music production class I was hungry to learn more and decided to take the Sound Design Program. In only the year and a half I have been producing, I have accomplished more than what some producers do in 10+ years. None of this could have been done without Dubspot, and I appreciate everything they did for myself and my music career.” – Mike Mattia
1. Pearce – In The Club (Original Mix)
2. Paul C, Paolo Martini – Rotation (Riva Starr Raw Edit)
3. DoRush – Power (Original Mix)
4. Latmun – Steez (Original Mix)
5. Mr. Jefferson – Shuffle Anthem (Original Mix)
6. Michael Bibi – Be Mine (Original Mix)
7. Sidney Charles – Galactic Underground (Original Mix)
8. Space Toast – Do It Right (Original Mix)
9. Max Chapman – Body Jack (Original Mix)
10. Paul C, Paolo Martini – Gran Guardia (Original Mix)
11. Space Toast – Body (Original Mix)
12. 86Deep – Hot Night (Original Mix)
13. Art Of Tones – The Rainbow Song (Original Mix)
About Space Toast
Mike Mattia started off growing his passion of djing and producing at Dubspot in March of 2015 and Space Toast was born. Mike has always been an active member of the dance music community, but with no formal music training, was grateful to find Dubspot and take his first classes in Ableton Live, DJing, and Sound Design. House music and techno are his genres of choice, and he’s invested in expanding his knowledge base by continually creating and collecting music, but also traveling around the world to various music festivals to spark his creative inspiration. Now he’s taking that inspiration to the studio, working hard to cultivate his unique sound full of groovy tech house beats. Since his career began only a short year and a bit ago, he’s played at renowned venues such as Space Miami, Output, Slake, Le Poisson Rouge, The Black Rose, Terra Firma, as well as many rooftops and after hours spots. His original tracks have been picked up by well-known music collectives such as Bodhi and OKNF. His latest unreleased track is in the works with a notable record label. All in all, things are on a constant upward climb with Space Toast and his musical journey.
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