Dubspot Student Spotlight! LN, Robzilla, Tomeeo, Bearings Jammed, Party Foul

Our February installment of Dubspot Students to Watch features an exciting lineup of artists and DJs producing and releasing some top-notch new music. Our goal with this series is to shine some light on a few of the outstanding emerging electronic music artists, DJs, and producers who regularly come through our doors. Our roundup this month features a diverse group of rising young DJ/producers including LN, Robzilla, Tomeeo, Bearings Jammed, and Party Foul Records.

LN // Cork, Ireland

Sixteen-year-old Ireland-based electronic music producer and singer Ellen Murphy a.k.a. LN is the youngest student so far to complete our Ableton Live Producer Certificate Program (which she completed while she was only 15!) Ellen has studied music theory and she is a classically trained violinist. During her time at Dubspot, she went through a radical transformation and a change in musical direction, adopting and infusing fresh, happening electronic dance music styles such as house, electro, trap, dubstep, and other strands of electronic music into her sound. Preview some of her exciting, club-ready bangers below:

“Being at Dubspot flipped me 180 degrees, from being a singer who wanted to produce her own songs to becoming a producer who happens to sing on her own tracks. Dubspot gave me a crazy love for genres I’d never been exposed to before. Everyone there is so passionate about music; I felt part of a family where everyone shares the same interests.

 

Dubspot is literally the most amazing place on earth. It’s a colorful world full of totally different, unique people, who share a passion for music, a determination to succeed, and a commitment to helping each other. Bigger than life, it’s just where I needed to be.” – Ellen Murphy a.k.a. LN

Robzilla // New York City

New York City-based DJ/producer Rob Kelley a.k.a. Robzilla began producing rap and dancehall tracks after DJing for ten years. Originally from Hawaii, Rob relocated to NYC to pursue a career in music. He took our Music Production with Logic Pro course with Matt Shadetek and started releasing his dancehall edits and remixes on SoundCloud. His tracks were picked up and played on BBC Radio 1Xtra and Radio Lily, as well as by DJs including Machinedrum, LionDub, and Matt Shadetek. Below you can check out his first single, “World Keeps Spinning,” which features Jahdan Blakkamoore on vocals. It’s out now on Brooklyn’s Dutty Artz.

“Dubspot was the spark that really got me producing, and the reason that I’m releasing records today. The Logic class pushed me like crazy and helped me kick bad habits like not completely finishing off my tracks. If you are serious about making a career of out producing in Logic, this is a necessary step.” – Rob Kelley a.k.a. Robzilla

Tomeeo // Chicago via Brooklyn

Chicago via Brooklyn DJ/producer Tom Chung a.k.a. Tomeeo has been very busy the last couple of years. He’s had the opportunity to play at the biggest clubs and shared stages with prominent electronic music figures including Sharam, Tocadisco, Arno Cost, Norman Doray, Dabruck & Klein, and Mauro Picotto. In 2011 he performed at some of Seoul, Korea’s major hot spots including Club Volume, Answer, Junkie, and LUV.  Within one year of launching his weekly EDM podcast called Earslap, in collaboration with A.move, Tomeeo has been working with some of the biggest international EDM stars through guest mixes including Moguai, Ferry Corsten, Steve Aoki, Swanky Tunes, Tritonal, The Crystal Method, Digitalism, Porter Robinson, Zedd and many more.  Earslap is now the #1 EDM podcast in South Korea! Listen to Earslap Podcast below:

“Dubspot is a great school to professionally develop your skills in music production.  After completing the Ableton, Sound Design, and Mixing & Mastering courses I have newfound abilities that I am applying into my workflow every day in the studio.  I finished the Ableton course with the capacity to smoothly translate the ideas in my head onto the DAW.  Sound Design with Evan Sutton was an intensive look into synthesis, you really get to develop your own palette of sounds, and his track critiques are spot on due to his objective approach and wide knowledge of music.  Danny Wyatt helps you acquire the technical knowledge and abilities to take your track pro.  Before Dubspot I was an aspiring producer without any finished work, now I have a single out on Beatport, a remix to be released on March 13th, and multiple tracks underway.  Finally, the friendships I made during class led to interesting collaboration projects that I’m really excited about, and that in itself is priceless!” – Tom Chung a.k.a. Tomeeo

Bearings Jammed // Bristol, UK

Bearings Jammed is a Bristol-based DJ/producer whose principal musical influences derive from a lifetime spent dancing in fields to underground electronic music. He’s been producing his unique brand of bassline-driven, wonky techno for over 15 years. Growing up in the southwest of England in the early 1990s, 50 minutes from Bristol and two hours from London, there were plenty of opportunities to immerse himself in the exciting early days of the growing UK rave scene.

“Inspiration for my own productions has come largely from these experiences, of feeling the music in a free and open setting (physically and emotionally) and from an eclectic mix of styles…”

Bearings Jammed is a true music enthusiast with a broad range of influences that are reflected in his work, from Dave Clark, Photek and DJ Die to Magda, Hobo, Claude VonStroke and labels such as Items and Things, Minus and Dirtybird Records. His productions are dynamic and range from slow and swanky techno grooves to uptempo jams. Listen to tracks off his latest EP Wonky below–out soon on Agatone Records.

“I picked up more technique and understanding of music production in the first few levels of the course than I did spending over ten years previously guessing and saying oops, with little to no success. Now I have a two-track EP called Wonky coming out soon on Agatone Records which I’m very proud of and have a much better understanding of how to make tracks and more importantly, finish them, and have a few projects on the go with more releases announced this year.” – Bearings Jammed

Party Foul Records // New York City

New York City’s Party Foul Records is an exciting new label/collective focusing on fresh and innovative electronic dance music with forward-thinking and genre-defying artists, producers, and performers such as Aladot and New Planet. Party Foul is determined to set itself apart as a boundary-pushing force in contemporary music.

Alodot is a producer who believes in music–music with no restrictions and no genre specifications. He finds influence from every style of music both past and present, and believes that the future lies within the recreation of past musical standards, trends and sounds. The only difference is that now you don’t need two guitarists, a bassist, drummer and lead vocalist to make music work.

Coming out of New York City, the production duo New Planet has been perfecting their production technique in order to give you a new experience in glitch hop and electronic music. New Planet combines hip hop melodies with crushing basses, ethereal samples, gritty layers and electronic synths to create another world with their sound design.  They have shared the stage with artists such as Archnemesis, Heyoka, The Polish Ambassador, Arpetrio, The New Deal, DNAE Beats, OTT, Eliot Lipp, and Mindelixer.

“Dubspot has given us every tool available to realize our collective dream of launching a record label.  It provided us with a solid understanding of the production industry, the ultimate finesse to our long-standing projects and the capability to grow as artists and develop our talents as competitive musicians.  Most importantly, it gave us the confidence to move forward with our business goals knowing we had a unique foundation of experience on which to build.  Dubspot made our dreams real for us and we couldn’t be prouder of our education.” – Stefany Reese

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