Dubspot @ Movement 2012, Detroit: Youthville Ableton Workshop w/ Huckaby + Nalepa

Movement 2012

On May 26, 2012, music fans from around the world will head to Detroit for a pilgrimage of sorts – a journey to the heart of techno that happens every year on Memorial Day weekend in the city’s Hart Plaza. Detroit tastemakers Paxahau are responsible for the production of Movement 2012 which takes place on May 26 – 28 in the heart of American industrialization and the birthplace of techno. It’s a spectacular event to take in -the sensation of dancing to pounding beats in a (large and very cool) public park on the water makes for a great setting and the lineup of artists is always well-curated for fans of house and techno. The 2012 Movement lineup is looking like a serious scorcher, with artists such as  Mathew Jonson, Maya Jane Coles, Hot Natured, Maceo Plex, Kyle Hall, Bok Bok, Brenmar, Major Lazer, Mike Huckaby, Photek, Roni Size, Salva, SBTRKT, and Stacey Pullen gracing the extensive listing. This year also sees the festival moving into new musical territory with Public Enemy appearing as one of the headliners alongside festival favorites such as Carl Craig, Juan Atkins, and Kevin Saunderson.

Dubspot Education Sessions @ Youthville, Detroit

This year the Dubspot team is very excited to be a part of this amazing event and representing throughout the weekend. First and foremost, we’ve joined forces with the talented Mike Huckaby and YouthVille Detroit to present a special Movement Education Sessions experience. On Saturday, May 26th, Mike will be joined by Dubspot’s Professor Nalepa and Michael Walsh for a three hour session on producing music using Ableton Live. This event starts at 10AM and runs until 1PM, allowing you to catch the early festival acts afterwards. This workshop will happen at YouthVille Detroit (about 1 mile from Hart Plaza). Space for this event is limited, so please RSVP on our Facebook event page if you’d like to attend!

Detroit’s Mike Huckaby is a living legend and part of Motor City’s techno and house heritage. With over two decades of work as a creator, remixer and dj, he’s become one of the most sought-after producers in the world. Mike’s love for music is shadowed only by his love for sharing knowledge about music and we are especially honored to be a part of this workshop.

Professor Steve Nalepa is an LA-based producer, professor, Dubspot Instructor and Ableton expert who has been teaching Live for over seven years. He’s produced tracks and collaborated with everyone from legends like Bill Laswell and Pharoah Sanders to rising electronic music artists Nosaj Thing and The Glitch Mob. He designed Dubspot’s online Ableton Live curriculum and is currently producing a weekly series of Ableton tutorial videos for our blog. At this special Decibel workshop Professor Nalepa will share production tips, performance techniques, and compositional strategies using Live. In the above video you can get a taste of Nalepa’s sought-after skills. If you enjoy the session you’ll be pleased to know that he will be teaching our next online Ableton Live course!

Michael Walsh is a writer/editor for Dubspot’s blog and a journalist specializing in electronic music production. He’s also an instructor at Dubspot who helped develop the school’s Music Foundations program. As a DJ Michael has toured the world, most recently working as a resident DJ for HSPTL club in Khabarovsk, Russia. He was also co-owner of Ritual Recordings, a house label out of Boston, MA.

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Movement Technology Area + Joy Ride Event w/ NextAid

In addition to the workshop, Dubspot will also be representing at the festival, with an interactive presentation in the Movement Technology Area at Hart Plaza. Dubspot staff will be on-hand to answer questions and show a bit about what we do. Then on Sunday night, Dubspot is co-sponsoring Joy Ride, a party with NextAid that happens at Motor City Wine on Sunday May 27th. DJ’s Mr. V, Nickodemus, and Professor Nalepa will be joined by Marissa Guzman who will perform a live set. This event happens at 9PM, check out the Joy Ride Facebook event page for more information.

Movement 2012 Lineup

ActressAdam JayAdventure ClubAndres
araabMUZIKAvABenoit & SergioBok Bok
BrenmarBrian Gillespie Busy PCalico
CameaCarl CraigCarlo LioCassy
Chris LiebingClark WarnerClaude VonStroke
Damian Lazarus Daniel Andres Danny Daze
Davide SquillaceDerek PlaslaikoDerrick Carter
Dillon FrancisDJ GodfatherDJ Psycho
DJ SneakdOPDopplereffekt Droog
Dwayne JensenDru RuizEarl Mixxin’ McKinney
Eddie FowlkesErno The InfernoFaltyDL
Filsonik b2b Patrick (NY)Greg WilsonGRiZHeidi
Hot Natured (Jamie Jones & Lee Foss)Ian Pooley
Jay HazeJesse RoseJimmy EdgarJohn Arnold
Josh WinkJoshua Harrison Juan Atkins
Keef BoxxKevin SaundersonKeys N Krates
Kyle Hall b2b Jay DanielLil’ Louis Lindstrøm
Loco DiceMaceo Plex Major LazerMalik Alston
Marcellus PittmanMarco Carola
Mark Farina (Mushroom Jazz set)Mathew Jonson
Matias AguayoMatthew HawtinMaya Jane Coles
Michael MayerMichal MenertMike Huckaby
MinnesotaMonty LukeMKMr. CMykel Waters
NadastromNic Fanciulli b2b Joris Voorn
Nina KravizNo Regular PlayOktoRed
Phil AgostaPhotekPirahnaheadProject 313
Public EnemyPursuit GroovesRadio Slave
Rick WilhiteRoni SizeRyan RichardsSalva
SBTRKTSeth Troxler b2b Guy GerberSlow Hands
Stacey Pullen Steve BugSubb-anTale of Us
The Martinez BrothersThe Wizard aka Jeff Mills
Tiger and WoodsTodd TerjeTony Ollivierra.
Two FreshWolf + LambZeds Dead

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