Fresh from Dubspot

Dubspot @ The Anderson School

Events

The Anderson School is hosting its Fall Welcome Back Festival on Saturday October 3rd (Columbus Ave bt 76 & 77), and Dubspot will be there to provide an interactive opportunity for the school’s students to learn about electronic music and

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Pioneer’s New CDJ 2000 & 900

Music Technology

Sure is pretty, isnt it?As the talk has been, and the market has demanded, Pioneer recently released their first piece of hardware attuned with the steady proliferation of digital DJing software such as Serato, Traktor and Ableton.  This is quite

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Traktor 1.2 Review – Whats New…

DJ Tips & Tricks

By: Mike Henderson For those of you who don’t know me I am the East Coast DJ Product Specialist for Native Instruments and my job is to train artists how to use Traktor Pro – to take their artform to

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Shakey’s Record Fair

Events

Saturdays and Sundays are not DJ friendly times for record shopping.  Fully aware of this fact given her years of experience in the electronic music scene, DJ Shakey has planned hers for a Tuesday night, to accommodate the actual hours

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Dubspot is looking for interns

News

**We are now accepting applications for intership positions at the school. We are seeking applicants who can assist our growing organization with variety of tasks, including, but not limited to, research, online marketing, writing, organizing special events, data entry, information

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DJ AM – A story and perspective

Artists & Labels

By: JP SOLIS I was 23.  Up until that point, I’d been a straight up house dude.  Sasha and Digweed, Mark Farina, Sander Kleinenberg, and Deep Dish meant more to me than a Mark Ronson, DJ Cassidy, Stretch Armstrong, DJ

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Baaba Maal Remix Contest

Giveaways & Contests

Baaba Maal is a widely admired mainstay of the world music scene, whose compositions are roundly respected by a vast array of musicians due to his ingenuity, creativity and pure musical ability.  Dubspot is proud to announce our support of

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DJ Shiftee Wins the DMC World DJ Championship!

News

Scratching, teaching, turntablism, advanced mathematics, sweet Salsa success and tragedy, 2007 DMC World Supremacy Champion, Dubspot’s DJ Shiftee has seen many things in his young career, but nothing can quite compare to his latest achievement: DMC World DJ Champion. Over

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MMIX Festival in NYC Oct. 8 – 11

Events

The MMiX festival of Interactive Music Technology, produced by Theaterlab and curated by Patrick Grant, and is “dedicated to the interplay of creativity and technology in the development of live performance.”  Basically, these guys are going to collect a bunch

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DJ Video Tutorial: The Shiftee Salsa School of Scratch – Orbit Scratch

DJ Tips & Tricks

In this video, Dubspot DJ instructor and DMC World Champion DJ Shiftee shares his expertise in turntablism by demonstrating the Orbit scratch.

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Richie Hawtin & Ambivalent Talk Production @ Dubspot’s Ableton Tour NYC

Artists & Labels

The next video release from the NYC stop of the Live 8 U.S. Sessions Tour is now available.  This time, Richie Hawtin and Kevin McHugh (aka Ambivalent) are discussing studio set ups and production strategy.  Enjoy, and remember to keep

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Dubspot at The Electric Zoo Festival

Events

Dubspot was at the Electric Zoo Festival over Labor Day weekend on Randall Island.  They certainly came out of the woodwork for this one, and we had a great time meeting a wide variety of people, characters all.  The whole

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Halcyon 10 Year Anniversary Party

Events

Halcyon Records has long been more than a record store; it is an institution for New York DJs and electronic musicians in general.  They will be celebrating their 10th Anniversary this Saturday at Water Taxi Beach and DubSpot encourages any

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Ableton User Group 09.09.09 w/ Michael Hatsis

Workshops

Dubspot will be hosting an Ableton User Group meeting on Wednesday, September 9th from 7 to 9pm.  Presenting will be Michael Hatsis, DubSpot instructor and Track Team Audio founder. Michael is a longtime producer, programmer and Ableton user who was

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DJ Video Tutorial: The Shiftee Salsa School of Scratch – Crab Scratch

DJ Tips & Tricks

In this video, Dubspot DJ instructor and DMC World Champion DJ Shiftee shares his expertise in turntablism by demonstrating various Crab scratches.

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Dubspot & Electric Zoo Festival Contest

Events

This will be one for the books.  Anyone who misses out will be left as the joker for weeks to come.  2 days, 4 stages, 50+ world-class DJs… Its the Electric Zoo Festival, happening on Randall Island September 5th &

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Dubspot Tour NYC Recap Video & L.A./Austin Dates Announced

Events

After great success on the first two tour stops in San Francisco and New York City, and a well deserved rest, the Dubspot Live 8 U.S. Sessions Tour will continue in Los Angeles the weekend of November 7th & 8th,

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Dubspot Kids & UCreate Music – Free Classes

Production

Dubspot & Radica (a subdivision of Mattel) have teamed up to introduce a new product which we feel is a valuable tool for exposing young people to the basics of beat construction and rhythm-making. UCreate Music is a wonderful new

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Metrosonics @ Nublu

Events

Paul “Metrosonics” Josephs is a multi-talented musician who Dubspot is proud to call a friend.  As the leader and MC of the band Metrosonics, he brings to the stage a host of influences and an epic imagination and creativity, molded

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Ableton Live Video Tutorial: Creating Half-Time Beat Variations

Ableton Live

Dubspot Instructor Michael Hatsis aka Banginclude demonstrates how to create half-time style drum variations in Ableton Live.

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