Mexicans with Guns @ Dubspot: Live Streaming Ableton Workshop!


Friday, June 10, 2011 5:30-7:00pm EDT – Experimental music producer and laptop musician Ernest Gonzales, better known as Mexicans With Guns stopped by Dubspot NYC for an Ableton Live workshop which focused on his production process, developing musical concepts and ideas, and how he put together his debut album Ceremony, live performance and stage presence.   STAY TUNED FOR OUR VIDEO RECAP W/INTERVIEW.

Mexicans with Guns recently unleashed his brilliant debut album Ceremony on Innovative Leisure / Friends of Friends (FoF) with guest appearances from Jahcoozi front-woman, singer-songwriter Sasha Perera, time-travelling multi-instrumentalist-producer and vocalist Chico Mann, and veteran Southern rapper Bun B, mid-west gangsta rapper Freddie Gibbs, west coast battle rapper Nocando, among others! You can read more about the album below, listen to some tracks and get tour info!

The workshop was free: Facebook event.

For those of you that couldn’t attend – stay tuned.

Those familiar with the masked man’s previous efforts won’t be surprised by his gritty, sleep-with-one-eye-open basslines and atmospheric swelter, but they may find themselves entranced as they diffuse over the space of 14 original tracks. Gonzales crafted the distinct sound of Mexicans With Guns as an outlet for exploring traditional Hispanic folk music as an electronic artist in the present; on Ceremony he effortlessly transposes the spiritual tradition of the past onto the rattling dance halls of the present.

Precession by mexicanswithguns

Me Gusto by mexicanswithguns

Check out this live set recorded for Bonafide Magazine last month! Don’t miss Mexicans With Guns summer tour dates! info below -

6/9/11 – Miami, FL – Vagabond
6/10/11 – Brooklyn, NY – Public Assembly
6/11/11 – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
6/12/11 – New York City – Tammany Hall
6/13/11 – Philadelphia – Mad Decent Mondays
6/16/11 – Tuscon, AZ – Club Congress
6/17/11 – Tempe, AZ – Bar Smith
6/18/11 – Los Angeles, CA – Echoplex
6/24/11 – Chicago, IL – Dark Room
6/25/11 – Austin, TX – The Volstead
7/1/11 – Missoula, MT – Lolo Hot Springs
7/2/11 – New Orleans, LA – Yuki
7/16/11 – St Louis, MO – The Red 7
7/22/11 – San Francisco, CA – TBD w/Salva
7/23/11 – Sacramento, CA – TBD
7/30/11 – Springfield, MO – Remingtons

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  • 6/7/2011

[...] as the man behind the moniker Mexicans With Guns stopped by Dubspot NYC in for an Ableton Live workshop. This video is a recap of that workshop which was broadcasted live, as well as an interview in [...]