Video Recap! Dubspot @ Together Fest 2012 – DJ / Producer Education Sessions

We are really excited about Dubspot’s touring workshops that you can catch at music festivals around the U.S. this year.  These opportunities offer a chance for us to connect with our community in real-time and get inspired for the sake of music creation. After a series successful Education Sessions at SXSW, the Dubspot team headed to Boston’s Together Festival to present The Dubspot EDU Sessions – two days of educational workshops featuring the latest DJ, electronic music production and performance technology. In the above video recap of our journey, Dubspot instructors Chris Petti, Evan Sutton, DJ Shiftee demonstrate techniques for production and performance with Ableton Live, Native Instruments’ Komplete, Traktor Pro 2 and more. And the team catches an intimate moment with bass producer Starkey who explains a bit of his DJ performance.

About Together, Boston:

Boston has always been a mecca for creativity. It’s one of the biggest college towns in the world (home to schools like Berklee, M.I.T., Mass Art and Harvard) and has simultaneously been responsible for pushing the music industry on-air, in print and in clubs for decades. For the last 20 years the electronic music scene in Boston/Cambridge has been bubbling beneath the surface of this rock-centric city and producing some incredible talent such as Dana Kelley (aka Krimp, Callisto, DKMA), Fred Gianelli (The Kooky Scientist), Morgan Page, Steve PorterPete Moss, Armand Van Helden, and DJ Rupture – to name just a few.

While many talented artists hail from Boston/Cambridge, there has been a long history of divided dance floors in the city. This is mostly due to a lack of bigger clubs supporting the scene (you don’t need great djs to entertain college kids a lot of the time) in which case the pubs and intimate clubs pick up the music for a thriving scene in smaller spaces. So you have dubstep nights, drum and bass nights, house nights – but not a lot of events that combine the talent and music from across all genres and people. In 2009 the Boston Together Festival was conceived to bring these people and sounds together for a week-long celebration of events and parties that revolve around that one concept – getting together. Together creative director David Day explains more:

September 6th, 2009, I sent an email to 81 different electronic music event promoters and brains of this town. The gist was: Let’s all book something great for one week in February, hold panels and daytime events all over the city, and have ourselves a music festival … and let’s call it “Together.” After a tremendously positive response, we assembled a steering committee to help formulate what would become a city-wide super-event with hundreds of performers, discussions about art, music and collaborations like the city has never seen before. Much of it free.

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